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The CPA is Washington’s leading organization fighting for a new trade policy to deliver balanced trade, restored health for American industries, broadly-shared economic growth, and more jobs for American workers.  Learn about the key trade issues impacting the US economy that must be solved. Research by CPA staff takes a deeper look at these issues and which policy changes can lead to dramatic improvement.

CPA Research

August Trade Deficit Hits $53.2 billion; China Trade Deficit Sets Another Monthly Record

October 05, 2018

New trade data from the Department of Commerce shows that America’s trade deficit continues to rise, with the August seasonally-adjusted deficit of $53.2 billion rising 6 percent above the July figure and a staggering 20 percent worse than the August 2017 figure of $44.2 billion. On a year-to-date basis,...

What Trade War? CPA Members See Business Gains in Recent Months

October 03, 2018

Free traders predicted economic armageddon from new tariffs on steel, aluminum and Chinese products. But, with the significant exception of agriculture, CPA members’ businesses are booming. They are raising wages, investing in new equipment, reopening production lines and seeing production move back from China.

US-Mexico-Canada Deal is a Conceptual Breakthrough But Details Will Be Critical

October 03, 2018

By Jeff Ferry, CPA Research Director

The three magic numbers for understanding the new US-Mexico-Canada trade agreement (USMCA) negotiated by the Trump administration are 16, 16, and 6.

China Tries To Whitewash Aggressive Trade Practices

October 02, 2018

“White Paper” Offers Cliches and Feelgood Rhetoric, Not Substance

By Jeff Ferry, CPA Research Director

Last week, China’s State Council, effectively the Cabinet of the Chinese government, issued a “White Paper” on trade, to argue its case in front of the world that China is playing by the rules of...

Up To $100 Billion Annual Revenue Potential From the MAC

September 19, 2018

CDJPA Research Note #4

By Jeff Ferry, CPA Research Director

CPA advocates the Market Access Charge (MAC) as an innovative tool to address systemic dollar overvaluation due to excessive demand from the international capital markets for dollar-denominated assets.

US Bilateral Deficit with China Hits All-Time High of $36.8B

September 07, 2018

July Trade Deficit Up 9.5% to $50.1B 


By Jeff Ferry, CPA Research Director

Wednesday’s trade report from the US Commerce Department for July reported that the US bilateral deficit with China hit a new all-time high of $36.8 billion in July, 9.5% worse than the July 2017 figure....

CPA Says John Oliver is Wrong On Trade: A New Light on Trade

September 06, 2018

Did you happen to catch John Oliver's trade piece on Last Week Tonight? It was funny but outrageously wrong in every single aspect. What's worse is that his video has over 4.4 million views in which he is spreading his trade lies. CPA put a rebuttal video together...

Turkey’s Problems Not Due to Trump’s Trade Policies

August 20, 2018

By Jeff Ferry, CPA Research Director

Turkey’s currency crisis is threatening the Turkish economy and there is a genuine risk that this could spill over into other emerging market economies with excessive foreign indebtedness.

Update: Tariff Job Gains Exceed Losses by 20:1

August 17, 2018

11,100 Job Gains vs. 514 Job Losses So Far

By Jeff Ferry, CPA Research Director

We’ve had a very positive response to our CPA Tariff Job Creation Tracker, published earlier this week showing gains of 11,100 jobs in four major sectors affected by tariffs.

The Untold Story: Tariffs Are Driving Job Creation

August 13, 2018

By Jeff Ferry, CPA Research Director

It’s just six months since the first of the Trump administration’s tariffs went into effect and the job gains are already visible.

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