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Op-eds & Press Releases


Tariffs Are Benefiting US Manufacturing

October 30, 2020

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...


US Solar Manufacturers Need Washington's Continued Support

October 22, 2020

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...

Letter to Congress

CPA Letter on Rethinking Agriculture and the WTO

October 19, 2020

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.

Letter to Congress

CPA Letter on Renewal of Generalized System of Preferences

October 15, 2020

RE: Five Suggested Reforms for the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) Dear Chairman Grassley and Chairman Neal,


A More Competitive Dollar Would Boost US Manufacturing

October 14, 2020

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...

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CPA Videos

CPA's Take on the News

  • US chokehold pushes China chip self-sufficiency up the agenda

    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. 

  • Ambassador Robert Lighthizer issues Statement on Release of August 2020 Trade Data

    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...

  • The U.S. needs to support American-made medicines

    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...

  • What If Things Were Made in America Again: One Man’s Plan

    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...

  • WTO Finds Some U.S. Tariffs on China Violate Trade Rules

    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

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