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They are critical going forward, no matter who wins the presidency. In 2019, something impressive happened in U.S. manufacturing. For the first time in six years, the share of U.S. manufacturing demand met by American-made goods increased. And according to the Reshoring Indexwe’ve produced at the Coalition for a Prosperous...
Tariffs and eliminating loopholes have helped--let's keep up the pressure on China. The United States is in the midst of a contentious election cycle. However, President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden have demonstrated agreement on some key issues. The Trump administration, for example, has shown that tariffs...
CPA sent the following letter to Trade Ambassador Robert Lighthizer supporting efforts to reform the WTO because it has not helped farm and ranch income. WTO rules also wrongly prevent the US from creating an effective agro-industrial strategy for rural America.
RE: Five Suggested Reforms for the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) Dear Chairman Grassley and Chairman Neal,
The rising dollar--35% in the past nine years--makes U.S. exports more expensive overseas. In March, the Federal Reserve was forced to act in order to avert an international financial crisis. With corporations around the world closing down at the start of the COVID-19 crisis, payments from customers stopped. Foreign companies...
Editor's Note: Fox News features CPA Member, Xenex Disinfection Services CEO Morris Miller on using UV light to destroy coronavirus. Their UV LightStrike robot is a key component to reopening the economy.
Editor's Note: CPA’s study on reshoring pharma could add 800,000 jobs and $200B could be added to economy was mentioned on the Lou Dobbs show on Fox Business
CPA member Rosemary Gibson testified March 12, 2020 before the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, 90 percent of America’s generic drug needs are currently imported, particularly from China.
This includes many well-known antibiotics and other medications used to treat coronavirus infections. However, the coronavirus outbreak has severely disrupted China’s production of drug exports for the U.S. market. Gibson explained that, with Washington’s help, U.S. firms stand ready to produce these essential generic drugs and other needed supplies.
The process of meat labeling in the United States might be in need of a serious government intervention, according to former rancher Bill Bullard.
Editor’s note: CPA member Greg Owens says the overvalued dollar hurts his Made in USA tableware business and makes the trade deficit worse.
Brian Duncan, Vice President of the Illinois Farm Bureau, Zach Mottl, Chief Alignment Officer of Atlas Tool Works, and Peter Roskam, former U.S. Congressman and current IOP Pritzker Fellow, had a panel discussion on the short - and long-term dynamics of the Trump administration's trade policies, particularly as they affect Illinois. They discussed the current tensions of farmers and factories, the two aid packages announced by the White House, how these policies impact politicians in areas heavily populated by these industries. This conversation was moderated by PJ Huffstutter, agriculture reporter for Reuters News.
October 26, 2020
CPA's Take: China is planning to spend over $1 trillion on catching up to the US in technology, especially chipmaking. The US must make spending and investing in a US-based chip industry a high priority, starting now.
October 06, 2020
CPA’s Take: Today USTR Robert Lighthizer took the unusual step of issuing a statement on today’s monthly trade figures. Washington, DC – Ambassador Robert Lighthizer issued the following statement today concerning the August 2020 trade data rele...
October 05, 2020
CPA’s Take: CivicaRX CEO Martin VanTrieste explains why it is essential, and achievable to reshore pharmaceutical production to the US. Two years ago, a group of U.S. hospitals launched Civica Rx, a nonprofit generic drug company that I have th...
September 30, 2020
CPA's Take: James Stuber is the co-chair of CPA's Buy American Committee. “When I had my ‘lightbulb moment,’ the realization that America which invented the lightbulb no longer made one, I also realized that the societal costs of offshoring manufa...
September 16, 2020
CPA's Take: The WTO just pounded more nails into its own coffin. CPA is quoted in this article. U.S. disputes finding, has long called World Trade Organization provisions inadequate