CPA stands for a national trade strategy to eliminate the trade deficit, create good-paying jobs, and achieve broadly shared prosperity without surrendering our sovereignty, the environment, or food safety. We advocate for trade & tax strategies that promote manufacturing and agricultural growth, produce jobs, and increase incomes.
Our coalition is stronger than any single industry alone. One voice is helpful but millions of voices are powerful. Thank you for your support!
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On the third Thursday of every month, CPA members from across the country join together to discuss the latest projects, news, policy, issues, and more. It's a great opportunity to meet CPA staff and CPA members!
CPA hosts in-person conferences and virtual summits, policy briefings, educational events, industry-specific member chaired committees all of which bring many networking opportunities. We encourage you to be as active as you can.
Annual CPA Trade Conference
Every March CPA members gather in Washington DC. We network, learn, unite our voices and visit our Congressional leaders together. We host several private briefings with administration officials, representatives and senators.
Check your Representative and Senators Voting History
Our software has documented every trade vote by every member of the House and Senate since 2005.
Track House and Senate Bills
Each year the United States Congress considers about 5,000 bills and resolutions, but of those only about 4% will become law. Our software can see how bills CPA supports are progressing.
Research by CPA staff takes a deeper look at these issues
Sometimes it is hard to know who to believe. As CPA works for effective trade and economic policies and educates lawmakers, we sort through the conflicting economic data and reports surrounding the U.S. trade issue.
National trade policies are too often being influenced by inaccurate and incomplete understanding of the relationship between trade, jobs and growth. CPA focuses upon clarifying the baseline of accurate information on our Research Page and through publishing articles and infographics for multiple audiences including the media, policymakers and the general public.
Our economics team was nationally recognized with a NABE award in 2019, for their research on showing that a permanent tariff on China would benefit the US economy. This paper sparks a useful dialogue among business economists about the efficacy of alternative trade policies to address the nation’s economic challenges.
What Members Are Saying
CPA is helping to change the winds in Washington and across this nation. By promoting a strong trade and tax agenda that grows America – CPA is advocating for the betterment of all Americans. That is why both Democrats and Republicans support CPA and its policies.
Greg Owens, Liberty TableTop
In 2019 the U.S. trade deficit with China hit its lowest point in three years. This was in due to the trade policies enacted by the U.S. government that have been championed by CPA for years. CPA understands what policies are necessary to balance our trade deficit with foreign nations and grow our manufacturing base. I am proud to be a member of this strategic and tactical coalition.
Paul Wellborn, Wellborn Cabinets