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Beef and Cattle Imports Set Record under Ag Secretary Vilsack

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASESeptember 12, 2016 Contact: Paola Masman, Media Director 202-688-5145 ext 2, paola@prosperousamerica.org

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How the US could have avoided the Apple tax fight with Europe

Apple’s Ireland subsidiary paid an Irish tax rate of five one hundredths of one percent in 2014, slightly above zero. The U.S. statutory corporate tax rate is 35% while the effective rate (what corporations pay on average) is 27.1%. Ireland is widely regarded as a tax haven country. It sells itself as a haven for major US corporations on the basis of very, very low taxes.

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Former USTR official shows how trade negotiators are out of touch

Former Deputy US Trade Representative Wendy Cutler recently published a Forbes commentary criticizing the national backlash against trade agreements and supporting the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade and global governance deal. The article troublingly displays how the Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR) has failed to adjust trade strategy to correct for past mistakes. Snarky straw man arguments are crafted and knocked down to give the impression of rebutting them.

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Government Report: June Trade Deficit Jumps 8.5% Despite Trade Deals

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEAugust 9, 2016 Contact: Paola Masman, Media Director 202-688-5145 ext 2, paola@prosperousamerica.org Government Report: June Trade Deficit Jumps 8.5% Despite Trade Deals Washington~ The US trade deficit in June grew by 8.5% according to a government report released on August 4th. Now at its 10-month high, the trade deficit reached a whopping $44.5 billion. The increase far exceeded the predictions of economists, who estimated that the deficit would rise to $43.2 billion from $41 billion in May.  

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Grassroots battling establishment on trade at conventions

These are interesting times. Sen. Ted Cruz refused to endorse Donald Trump in the GOP convention. Sen. Bernie Sanders did endorse Hillary Clinton but his supporters tanked Debbie Wasserman Schultz and protested speakers at the Democratic convention. 

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Goods and Services Trade Balance Worsened in May

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJuly 13, 2016 Contact: Paola Masman, Media Director 202-688-5145 ext 2, paola@prosperousamerica.org

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Ag Trade Balance Drastically Worsens Despite More Trade Deals

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJune 15, 2016 Contact: Paola Masman, Media Director 202-688-5145 ext 2, paola@prosperousamerica.org

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Government Announces Worsened April Trade Deficit Despite Trade Deals

June 3, 2016 Contact: Paola Masman, Media Director 202-688-5145 ext 2, paola@prosperousamerica.org

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CPA Statement re US ITC Report on Trans-Pacific Partnership

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Paola Masman, Media Director 202-688-5145 ext 2, paola@prosperousamerica.org

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Trade Deficit With Korea Increased Due To Advanced Technology Products

Data released this month by the U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis shows that the trade in goods deficit with South Korea continued to expand in the first quarter of this year, which marks the first four years of the U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement (KORUS).

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