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…

CPA Response to G20 Statement on Currency Undervaluations

Contact: Sara Haimowitz, 202.688.5145, [email protected] An Enforcement Regime is Needed On February 19, 2013, the Group of Twenty Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors (G20) issued a communique which addressed global currency misalignments.  In it, they pledged to: “move more rapidly toward more market-determined exchange rate systems and exchange rate flexibility to reflect underlying fundamentals,…

CPA Response to G20 Statement on Currency Undervaluation

An Enforcement Regime is Needed On February 19, 2013, the Group of Twenty Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors (G20) issued a communique which addressed global currency misalignments.  In it, they pledged to: “move more rapidly toward more market-determined exchange rate systems and exchange rate flexibility to reflect underlying fundamentals, and avoid persistent exchange rate…

“Manufacturing in the Golden State” Event a Success

News Release Contact:  Sara Haimowitz, 202.688.5145, [email protected] CPA and Legislators Host Trade Summit The Coalition for a Prosperous America hosted a one-day trade and economic summit, “Manufacturing in the Golden State: Making California Thrive,” in conjunction with state Senator Mark Wyland and Assembly Majority Leader Toni Atkins on February 14, 2013.  More than 150 participants explored changes…