U.S. lawmakers advised to bar Chinese state-owned companies from buying U.S. firms

[Michelle Kim| November 11, 2016 |Market Watch] WASHINGTON — The United States should bar Chinese state-owned enterprises from acquiring U.S. companies – takeovers that give China an unfair advantage in trade relations, according to a report released Wednesday by a congressional advisory panel. While Chinese companies face less restricted access in the U.S., China has…

What CPA is Doing for You in DC This Week

By Michael Stumo Building upon, and solidifying, our bipartisan gains on trade is crucial right now.  The TPP is dead. Trump and the House Democrats agree on a surprisingly long list of trade issues. The working class voters decided the election, in large part on the trade issue, and Trump won. Dems are reeling from…

WHAT’S AHEAD FOR AGRICULTURE UNDER TRUMP?

[DANIEL LOOKER| November 09, 2016 |Agriculture] For the past eight years, many farmers have chafed under what’s seen as regulatory overreach under the Obama Administration. Farm groups and Trump supporters expect that to be pulled back after the New York real estate mogul and reality TV star was elected the 45th U.S. president on November…

Trump Can Get Us the China Deal We Deserve

[Peter Morici | November 12, 2016 |New York Post] To win the presidency, Donald Trump promised to cut taxes, boost energy production, roll back excessive business regulations and much more, but nothing would deliver more punch for growth and jobs than his promise to fix America’s broken trade policy. The economic reasoning behind free trade…

Trump’s First Adversary: Institutional Free Trade Bias

[Kevin Kearns | November 11, 2016 |PoliZette] When Donald Trump embarks on his new trade agenda in January, he will face sustained resistance from those who opposed his primary and presidential campaigns — i.e., those whose views working Americans repudiated in the recent election. Essentially, Trump’s agenda has been criticized from the moment the Establishment realized…

In China-U.S. Trade War, Trump Would Have Weapons

[KEITH BRADSHER | November 11, 2016 |The New York Times] SHANGHAI — As a candidate, Donald J. Trump aimed some of his most blistering words at China, declaring that “we already have a trade war” and suggesting ominously that “we have the power over China, economic power.” As president of the United States, Mr. Trump can use trade — a…