Join The Coalition!

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.

We are a powerful coalition of manufacturers, workers, farmers and ranchers. We represent the interests of 4.1 million households. Our board and membership includes Republicans, Democrats, Independents, Conservatives and Progressives. Join CPA members that are working together in order to make real change happen in our nation’s trade and tax policies.


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Our CEO, Michael Stumo


CPA members with Rep. Danny Davis (D-IL)

CPA Member Calls

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 Events

We hold manufacturing summits, policy briefings, educational events, and plenty of networking opportunities!

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.

Online Resources

CPA has a variety of online resources including:

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.

Economic Research

Research by CPA staff takes a deeper look at these issues

Sometimes it is hard to know who to believeAs 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.

2019 NABE Award Winner

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Jeff Ferry, Chief Economist & Steven Byers, Senior Economist

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. 


“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