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Senate Republicans wants to give Geneva a leash to heel the U.S. Presidency

By Charles Benoit, CPA Trade Counsel Senior Senate Republicans continue to sell out GOP voters and the American people who overwhelmingly want tariffs on China. But if Republican-led efforts to gut tariffs on China weren’t bad enough, it appears that Republican leaders in the Senate, including Mitch McConnell, Mike Crapo, Pat Toomey and others, are…

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Congress Must Undo its Permanent Normal Trade Relations Votes for Russia, and China

Cuba and North Korea don’t receive our Normal Trade Relations; Russian exports should face the same tariffs as they do. By Charles Benoit, CPA Trade Counsel Less than 10 years ago, by votes of 92-4 in the U.S. Senate and 365-43 in the House, Congress voted to grant Russia ‘Permanent Normal Trade Relations’ (PNTR). We…

Senior Republicans Pushing Trade Bill to Disarm America, Serve CCP and Multinationals

By Charles Benoit, CPA Trade Counsel The American people don’t want to be dependent on China for things we need. But some senior Republicans in Congress continue to choose multinational corporations over Americans. By extension, they’re also choosing multinationals’ fealties to the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). The current GOP troubles started last summer, when Senator…

Restarting Tariff Exclusions Undermines Build Back Better, Rewards CCP Recalcitrance

By Charles Benoit, CPA Trade Counsel Regrettably, the Biden Administration announced last week that they’re open to tariff cuts to imports of Made-in-China merchandise. First up are 549 different products, mostly machinery and technology products. But more may be coming. Ambassador Tai stated in her recent speech at the Center for Strategic and International Studies…