EU Trade Chief Defends Medical Export Restrictions

Editors note: This is why we need self reliance on critical products, not just moving away from china. We can’t even rely upon allies. European Union Trade Commissioner Phil Hogan on Monday defended his government’s decision to restrict exports of masks, gloves and other protective equipment in response to the novel coronavirus outbreak, calling the…

FORCED LABOR, TARIFFS, AND BUYBACKS

Editor’s note: Beth Baltzan explains how the law currently prevents importation of products made in whole or in part by forced labor.  We remember the Tariff Act of 1930 because it included the infamous Smoot-Hawley tariffs. But we should remember it for something much more important: it prohibited imports made with forced labor.  Back in the day,…

Press Release | CPA Supports Trump Administration for Invoking Defense Production Act

And praises appointment of Peter Navarro as Nat’l Defense Production Act coordinator Washington. The Coalition for a Prosperous America (CPA) is praising the Trump Administration for invoking the Defense Production Act (DPA) to boost domestic production of medical ventilators. Earlier this week, CPA had urged the administration to take such an important step in light…

Opinion | Beijing’s permanent bailout machine: Why China’s industries never fail

Editor’s Note: Michael Stumo is CEO of the Coalition for a Prosperous America (CPA). Follow him at @michael_stumo Western economists often believe that China’s economy follows a rough approximation of America’s. But it doesn’t. How, for example, can China build massive overproduction in industry after industry — when there’s already too much being produced? And how can…

Op-ed | Washington Must Reclassify Copper to Help Limit Coronavirus Transmission in Hospitals

Editor’s Note: Michael Stumo is CEO of the Coalition for a Prosperous America (CPA). Follow him at @michael_stumo The coronavirus has transformed America’s landscape, putting a renewed emphasis on hygiene measures in public places and medical facilities. In response, the Trump administration is calling on U.S. companies to ramp up production of needed medical supplies like face masks.…