China Started the Trade War, Not Trump

If there’s a trade war between the U.S. and China, don’t blame Donald Trump : China started it long before he became president. [Greg Ip | March 23, 2018 | WSJ] Even free traders and internationalists agree China’s predatory trade practices—which include forcing U.S. business to transfer valuable technology to Chinese firms and restricting access…

White House Press Release: What They Are Saying in Support of the President’s 301 Trade Actions

THE WHITE HOUSEOffice of the Press SecretaryFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMarch 23, 2018 WHAT THEY ARE SAYING: SUPPORT FOR PRESIDENT DONALD J. TRUMP’S SECTION 301 TRADE ACTIONS Members of Congress Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY): “President Trump is exactly right this afternoon to propose a plan designed to punish China for its most flagrant trade abuses. I’ve…

Coalition for a Prosperous America (CPA) Praises President Trump’s Efforts to Tackle China’s Economic Aggression

Washington. The Coalition for a Prosperous America (CPA) strongly supports President Trump’s announcement of new efforts to defend the US economy against economic aggression from China. Specifically, President Trump will take three key steps that CPA views as crucial toward revitalizing America’s industrial strength: Impose tariffs on $50 billion of Chinese products manufactured through stolen technology…

CPA Statement in Support of President’s Tariffs Against China IP Theft

Statement by Daniel DiMicco (Chairman, Coalition for a Prosperous America) and Michael Stumo (CEO, Coalition for a Prosperous America):  Our bipartisan coalition of manufacturing, agricultural and labor members strongly supports the president’s bold actions. Beijing has engaged in ‘economic aggression’ for more than 20 years and the largest IP theft in the history of the world economy. Government-owned firms have repeatedly hacked America’s leading…

Tackling China’s Protectionism

Editorial note: WSJ editorial board finally, finally admits to China’s predatory trade. But tariff freak out still takes precedence. Proposes slow, ineffective, international bureaucrat action. The Trump Administration is expected to announce more tariffs as early as this week in an attempt to reduce China’s trade surplus with the U.S. While these taxes are a…

Study: Trump Tariffs May Add 19k Steel and Aluminum Jobs

A study conducted by the Coalition for Prosperous America found that President Donald Trump’s tariffs on aluminum and steel will add roughly 19,000 jobs. [SEAN MORAN | March 20, 2018 | Breitbart] The group found that Trump’s 25 percent tariff on steel imports and 10 percent tariff on aluminum will add roughly 19,000 jobs, offsetting potential jobs losses from…

CPA Study Shows Steel, Aluminum Tariffs Have Minimal Effect on US Economy

Research finds slight decline in GDP, no job loss   Washington. A new study from the Coalition for a Prosperous America (CPA) finds that the effects on the US economy of the recently announced Section 232 steel and aluminum tariffs would be nearly undetectable, with the net job impact approaching zero. Gross domestic product would decline by only eight one-thousandths of one…