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.
April 06, 2020
This is an update on the Paycheck Protection Program which is part of the Small Business Interruption Loan Program within the recently passed CARES Act. CPA members with 500 or less employees can start applying as of last Friday, April 3. You can start applying through your local bank.
April 02, 2020
By Steven L. Byers, PhD and Jeff Ferry US trade with China was drastically disrupted in February in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
March 30, 2020
By David Morse, Tax Policy Director The president just signed the CARES Act after a week of negotiations in the Senate, and a Congressional kerfuffle that required an emergency recall of House members to the Capitol. Newspapers have spent much ink on individual check expectations and considerable corporate loan restrictions....
“We Need More Equipment & We Need It Now” Reshoring Medical Supplies Could Create 302,000 New US Jobs
March 27, 2020
By Steven L. Byers, PhD and Jeff Ferry The US is in the midst of a public health crisis and the country is struggling with shortages of essential health care supplies.
March 26, 2020
Editor's Note: David Morse is the tax policy director at the Coalition for a Prosperous America Education Fund. The President and Congress are currently finalizing the CARES Act to address the major economic disruptions caused by the coronavirus. However, small employers around the country are wondering what the earlier new “Families...
March 17, 2020
Health, Security, Economic Benefits from Reshoring By Steven L. Byers, PhD and Jeff Ferry With the spreading coronavirus pandemic, Americans are becoming increasingly aware of our dependence on foreign sources for important pharmaceuticals and other health care products.
March 06, 2020
By Steven L. Byers, PhD and Jeff Ferry The US trade deficit in goods and services for January 2020 fell 6.7 percent from December, to $45.3 billion, as January’s monthly imports decreased more than exports.
March 05, 2020
How safe are the items you are purchasing online? By Greg Owens On January 24, 2020 there was a press conference in Washington given by the Department of Homeland Security, which is responsible for US Customs, and Dr. Peter Navarro, Assistant to the President for Trade and Manufacturing Policy.
March 04, 2020
In 2019, the US trade deficit, our total imports and our goods imports all declined. These are all positive developments for the US economy and especially so because key indicators of the overall US economy, including GDP and personal consumption expenditure, grew at healthy rates last year.
February 20, 2020
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
December 05, 2019
Trade deficit with China continues to decline By Steven L. Byers, PhD, CPA Senior Economist The US international trade deficit in goods and services fell 7.6 percent in October, to $47.2 billion, as imports declined more than exports.