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Currency · February 20, 2020

US Capital Flow Management in the 1960s: The Interest Equalization Tax

By Steven L. Byers, PhD and Jeff Ferry

With the introduction of the Baldwin-Hawley bill (S 2359) into the US Senate, capital flow management tools are once again an important issue.

February 14, 2020

Steel Tariffs Deliver Higher Growth, Lower Imports and Lower Prices

By Jeff Ferry, CPA Chief Economist

The Section 232 steel tariffs are reducing the volume of steel imported into the US, providing breathing space for the US industry, which is expanding.

February 05, 2020

Tariffs Help US 2019 Trade Deficit Fall To $617B

By Steven L. Byers, PhD and Jeff Ferry

The US trade deficit in goods and services fell for the first time in six years in 2019. That’s according to US Commerce Department figures which showed our trade deficit dropped 1.7 percent to $616.8 billion in 2019.

February 03, 2020

We Need a 5G Wireless Technology Made in the USA

By Jeff Ferry, CPA Chief Economist

You are probably hearing a lot about 5G wireless, which is the next big thing in cellular telephone networks.

January 23, 2020

Harvard and Tampa Cancer Center Tarnished By Chinese IP Theft Scandals

By Jeff Ferry, CPA Chief Economist

On December 9th, Harvard cancer researcher Zaosong Zheng was boarding a Hainan Airlines flight to Beijing at Boston’s Logan Airport when US Customs officials pulled him aside to question him about his luggage.

January 08, 2020

US Trade Deficit Shrinks to Smallest in Three Years

By Steven L. Byers, PhD and Jeff Ferry

The US scored the smallest trade deficit since October 2016 as tariffs slowed the flow of imports into the country.

January 03, 2020

Tariffs Are Working, to the Consternation of the Economics Profession

By Jeff Ferry, CPA Chief Economist

The New Year dawns on an America where many manufacturing sectors are in a state of aggressive growth.

December 23, 2019

Blog: US-China Deal Must Be Watched Closely

By David Lynn, Ph.D.

President Trump is doing what no other president has ever done on trade—actually making progress as opposed to uttering empty rhetoric and finger-wagging.

December 13, 2019

Report to CPA members on the US China Phase 1 trade deal

from Michael Stumo, CEO

After a call with the White House and Office of US Trade Representative regarding the US-China Phase 1 trade deal today, I would like to share what I have learned with our CPA members. 

December 13, 2019

How To Steal an Airplane

The Story of Turbine Panda

By Jeff Ferry, CPA Chief Economist

In April 2018, a Chinese intelligence agent named Xu Yanjun got off a plane in Brussels, Belgium and headed for St. Catherine Square, a bustling area of shops and quaint cobblestone streets.