CPA Pledges Support of Senate Currency Manipulation Bill to Create Jobs

Washington ~ The Coalition for a Prosperous America (CPA) is pleased to support the “Currency Exchange Rate Oversight Reform Act of 2013″ which was introduced today by Senators Brown, Sessions, Schumer, Burr, Stabenow, Collins, Casey and Graham.  (Bill Summary, PDF download). The bill will allow U.S. producers to neutralize foreign currency manipulation by categorizing the practice…

NFU to USDA: Stand Strong on COOL

Reposted from the National Farmers Union’s website FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMay 2, 2013 Contact: Melisa Augusto, 202-314-3191[email protected]Dan McEvily, 202-314-3104[email protected] WASHINGTON (May 2, 2013) – With the May 23 deadline looming for the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to issue a final rule on COOL, in order to comply with a WTO ruling, National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger…

Currency Bill has 80 co-sponsors already!

(Click here to tell your Representative to sponsor the currency bill.  Its really working). The Currency Reform for Fair Trade Act (HR 1276) is gaining co-sponsors at a rapid clip, from both parties. This is the same bill that passed the House in 2010 by a wide bi-partisan margin. As of last Friday, there were…

ENFORCE Act materials

Here are some materials on trade law enforcement issues that are crucial to understanding what’s going on in the 113th Congress. The main flyer CPA has been using to educate policy makers is here.  It describes the problem of “duty evasion” and the need for the ENFORCE Act (HR 1440, 113th Cong.).  CPA members and others…

ENFORCE Act introduced in U.S. House

CPA is a strong supporter of trade law enforcement. There is an entire industry built around duty evasion.  “Duty evasion” is any means used by manufacturers, exporters, and importers of goods subject to antidumping and countervailing duty orders to illegally or fraudulently evade the duties that have been imposed by the US government. One of…

2013 VAT Rates in EU States

Here is a good resource on EU Value Added Taxes issued by the European Commission in 2013 called “VAT Rates Applied in the Member States of the European Union.”  It has a comprehensive list of EU member state VAT rates, both general and reduced rates. Update:  Here is a 2012 KPMG report on VAT rates across the…

CPA Commends Introduction of Currency Cheating Bill

News Release Contact: Sara Haimowitz, [email protected], 202.688.5145 ~ One week after CPA’s annual legislative fly in, in which members visited 105 Congressional offices, a bill to address persistent foreign currency undervaluation is being filed.  Representatives Sander Levin (D-MI), Tim Murphy (R-PA), Tim Ryan (D-OH), and Mo Brooks (R-AL) introduced the bipartisan “Currency Reform for Fair Trade…

CPA Members Visit 105 Congressional Offices

News Release Contact: Sara Haimowitz, [email protected] March 15, 2013 Washington, DC ~ Coalition for a Prosperous America (CPA) members from across the country converged on Capitol Hill on March 13th and 14th to advocate fixing the trade deficit as the number one economic priority for the nation.  Company owners and executives, service sector businesses, trade association…