CPA's Take: Roger Simmermaker has written multiple books on buying American and trade policy since 1996, and has been a CPA member since 2017. Both presidential...Read more
CPA is working hard to advance Buy American policies throughout federal and state governments, going up against powerful import lobby groups who want us to voluntarily do-away with buy local policies.
Government procurement gets an exemption from the WTO's National Treatment obligation, which requires that our laws, taxes, and regulations treat imports no less favorably than 'like' domestic products. For this reason, Buy American policies are one of the most important levers we have for advancing domestic manufacturing. . In addition to government procurement, CPA is focused on the promotion and marketing of consumer-orientated Made in the USA programs.