CPA Statement on Framework Trade Deal with China

Dan DiMicco, Chairman of CPA: “The Trump administration framework deal with China, as reported this weekend, is on the wrong track. China has agreed to buy commodities that it would buy anyway. The deal does nothing to reduce the US trade deficit, grow American jobs, or boost domestic manufacturing. The Section 301 tariffs are designed…

There Won’t Be A Trade War With China

In the wake of President Donald J. Trump’s decision to impose modest tariffs on Chinese steel imports, a deluge of ostensibly “conservative,” Reagan-era think tanks began zealously parroting an archaic and repeatedly disproven boogeyman of the Eastern intellectual establishment: that tariffs are inherently evil and caused the Great Depression. [John Griffing | May 7, 2018 | WND]…

China hits back at U.S. ‘Orwellian nonsense’ jab over its Taiwan rule for airlines

“This is Orwellian nonsense and part of a growing trend by the Chinese Communist Party to impose its political views on American citizens and private companies,” Sanders said. She said the Trump administration is calling on China “to stop threatening and coercing American carriers and citizens.” Japan Times News Beijing has dismissed the White House’s criticism of China’s…

How China has targeted U.S. industries

China has long prosecuted a trade war against American industries and workers. Finally, we have a president willing to take up arms but he is widely disparaged by academic economists — who are generally sympathetic to the resist Trump movement and prescribe more Obama-era appeasement. [Peter Morici | May 3, 2018 | Washington Times] Supported, for…

China has surprisingly little leverage with ag tariff threat

President Donald Trump’s recently implemented trade strategy — including tariffs on subsidized imports from China — is drawing fire from multinational agribusinesses and their trade associations. They favor a borderless world, and they support the free trade agreements of the past 20 years. Op-ed Originally Appeared on LifeZette on May 5, 2018 Family farmers and…