FedEx Corp.’s founder and CEO has once again taken a vocal stance on global trade.

Fred Smith was a spotlight guest at a Fortune Global Forum dinner held March 13 in New York. As part of that, Smith discussed the importance of globalization with Alan Murray, president of Fortune and chief content officer of Time Inc.

“I disagree with the proposition that global markets and free trade has been bad for the United States,” Smith said at the event. “I think, quite the contrary, it has been…