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Press Release | CPA Offers Cautious Support for ‘Phase One’ China Agreement

January 15, 2020

Continues to seek tariff increases, exchange rate fix Washington. The Coalition for a Prosperous America (CPA) offered its initial support for the ‘Phase One’ China deal concluded today by the Trump administration. CPA’s members are cautiously supportive and believe the president’s use of tariffs and other leverage remains necessary to address...

Jeff Ferry | Steel tariffs are reviving forgotten communities

January 02, 2020

Editor's Note: Jeff Ferry is the chief economist for CPA. Media commentators often criticize the Trump administration’s steel tariffs. 

CPA Statement on Trump Phase One Deal with China

December 13, 2019

CPA members see tariffs working, want them made permanent Washington. The Coalition for a Prosperous America (CPA), which represents producers throughout the nation’s heartland, is pleased that President Trump's Phase One deal with China appears to be keeping the current tariffs in place and adding some tariffs to additional imports on...

Op-ed: Steel Tariffs Are Reviving Forgotten U.S. Communities

December 12, 2019

Excerpt:The tariffs are speeding the evolution of U.S. steelmaking into a world-class, state-of-the-art industry. Steelmakers, like U.S. Steel and AK Steel, have eliminated some jobs. But the cuts are being made to older, less-efficient plants. Media commentators often criticize the Trump Administration’s steel tariffs. But the evidence from around the...

Press Release | Manufacturers' Petition Shows Support for December 15 Tariff Increase

December 10, 2019

Over 260 Industrial Companies Thank Trump for China Tariffs Washington. Hundreds of US manufacturers have jointly signed a petition to President Trump reiterating their support for Section 301 tariffs on subsidized imports from China. In a letter to the president, sent ahead of a planned December 15 tariff increase, more than 260 domestic...

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  • China Surrenders to Reality in the Trade Dispute

    January 17, 2020

    Editor’s note: The key sentence is this "It turns out China depends more on exports to the U.S. than America does on Chinese imports.”  Trump’s tariffs were an effective weapon, and Beijing had to bend as its economic growth slowed.

  • How China Obtains American Trade Secrets

    January 15, 2020

    Editor’s note: Keith Bradsher does a good job laying out the mechanisms of China’s state sponsored technology theft and forced transfer. Its the tip of the iceberg. Companies have long accused Chinese rivals of swiping or seizing valuable technolo...

  • Senators Urge $1 Billion Plan to Loosen China’s Grip on 5G

    January 15, 2020

    Editor’s note: This is an interesting legislative initiative for industrial strategy in the US, focused upon 5G. The US needs a combination of tariffs, industrial strategy and exchange rate realignment to win the global competition for good jobs a...

  • Give Trump’s Tariffs a Fair Test

    January 14, 2020

    Editor’s note: This is an excellent article by Peter Navarro. Paragraph three and four capture CPA’s analysis and why we differ from conventional economists. Tariffs to preserve or build industries are an investment in future jobs, innovation and ...

  • Eastern Promises: Our German Problem

    January 13, 2020

    Editors note: Germany talks multilateralism while acting unilaterally for its own Germany First interests. This article explains why we cannot expect to Germany to help us in the US China conflict. It’s comforting to believe that frequently rocky ...

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