President Hoffa statement on China 301 Tariffs

“Earlier this month, I sent a letter to the White House describing the Teamsters’ support for the recent analysis and action under Section 232 to protect our national security through strategic tariffs on steel and aluminum.  Today, I commend the United States Trade Representative for the bold enforcement action against unfair Chinese trade practices under Section 301.…

Fears over steel and aluminum tariffs are overblown

Listening to the media elite or to Wall Street’s free-trade cheerleaders, one gets the impression that the sky must be falling. Pundits have wasted little time in deriding President Trump’s recent decision to protect national security by imposing tariffs on imports of steel and aluminum. Op-ed originally appears on The Hill March 22, 2018 They warn…

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…

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…

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…