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The CPA is Washington’s leading organization fighting for a new trade policy to deliver balanced trade, restored health for American industries, broadly-shared economic growth, and more jobs for American workers.  Learn about the key trade issues impacting the US economy that must be solved. Research by CPA staff takes a deeper look at these issues and which policy changes can lead to dramatic improvement.

CPA Research

White House Documents Tools and Strategies Behind Chinese “Economic Aggression”

June 21, 2018

By Jeff Ferry, CPA Research Director

The White House published on Tuesday a document detailing the wide range of tools and strategies used by the Chinese government to steal, extort, and otherwise gain access to American intellectual property (IP) to support their drive to become a leading global economy with...

Trade Enforcement

Aluminum Tariffs Must Be Extended To Cover Aluminum Cables

June 05, 2018

By Jeff Ferry, CPA Research Director

On March 8th, the president announced tariffs of 25% on steel imports and 10% on aluminum tariffs.

Currency Misalignment

CDJP Act Webinar

May 30, 2018

CPA held a webinar discussing how to fix the dollar and balance trade with the Competitive Dollar for Jobs and Prosperity Act. In case you missed it, the slides for the webinar are below.  They are a good resource to become educated on the economics and the proposed bill itself...

Capital Flow Management Lessons from Other Countries

May 30, 2018

CDJPA Research Note #3

By John Hansen (CPA Advisory Board) and Jeff Ferry (Research Director)

Passage of the Competitive Dollar for Jobs and Prosperity (CDJP) Act by Congress will establish the Market Access Charge as America’s first permanent tool to drive the US dollar to a competitive value and keep...

Currency Misalignment

CDJP Act: Minimal Impact on Interest Rates

May 24, 2018

CDJPA Research Note #2

By John Hansen (CPA Advisory Board) and Jeff Ferry (Research Director)

The aim of the Competitive Dollar for Jobs and Prosperity Act is to make the dollar exchange rate competitive by discouraging foreign investment in dollar-denominated financial assets. The CDJPA does this by establishing a Market...

Currency Misalignment

How Much Will the CDJP Act Devalue the Dollar Value to Achieve its Goals?

May 23, 2018

CDJPA Research Note #1


By John R. Hansen (CPA Advisory Board) and Jeff Ferry (CPA Research Director)

Implementation of the Competitive Dollar for Jobs and Prosperity Act (CDJP Act) will gently lower the dollar’s value to a competitive exchange rate and keep it competitive over time. The Act provides the...

Address by Michael Stumo to the John William Pope and Jesse Helms Center Foundations

May 21, 2018

Address by Michael Stumo, CEO, the Coalition for a Prosperous America (CPA), to the John William Pope and Jesse Helms Center Foundations.

May 11, 2018, Raleigh, NC.

Foreign Policy, Trade, and Energy Challenges in the Age of Trump.

Free-Trade Economists Begin To See the Light on Trade and Globalization

May 08, 2018

By Jeff Ferry, CPA Research Director

For decades, economists have taught David Ricardo’s Law of Comparative Advantage as if it is an absolute law.  But the tide is turning, as some highly respected economists are now moving away from the doctrinaire position that all free trade is always good everywhere,...

Trade Enforcement

Top Ten Cases of Chinese IP Theft

May 01, 2018

By Jeff Ferry, CPA Research Director

Industrial espionage has been going on for centuries, but experts agree China’s espionage campaign is on a different scale from anything we’ve seen in history.

Trade Enforcement

SunPower Buys SolarWorld Americas to Produce in Oregon

April 24, 2018

By Jeff Ferry, CPA Research Director

After opposing tariffs on imported solar cells and modules for years, and claiming the US manufacture of solar cells would never be profitable, San Jose, California-based SunPower Corporation announced last week plans…to become a leading US manufacturer of solar cells and modules.

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