United States Wins WTO Dispute Finding China Provides Excessive Government Support to its Grain Producers

Editor’s note: Farmers and ranchers face subsidized global oversupply in commodities just as manufacturers do. China is a culprit but so is Brazil and other countries. The factories of Rural America are its fields. We need an agro-industrial strategy because we are mostly defenseless in the face of other countries’ agro-industrial strategy.  Washington, DC – U.S.…

USTR suggests exclusion process for 10 percent 301 tariffs is not imminent

Editor’s note: CPA has previously informed USTR of the impact of China’s devaluation since the tariffs were put in place. Ambassador Lighthizer’s decision against an exclusion process is based, in part, on that devaluation.  [February 27, 2019 | InsideTrade.com] Despite instructions from the House Appropriations Committee in a government funding package signed by the president…

US trade demands could take China years to achieve, says Beijing’s ambassador to Washington

Editors note: Beware slow walking. Trade Ambassador Lighthizer knows this risk.  Cui Tiankai says aspects requiring legislation could take ‘five to 10 years’, although some requested measures tally with Beijing’s own plans. Ambassador sees US action against Huawei as separate issue to trade talks but calls pursuit of the Chinese company ‘stupid’ and ‘absurd’ [Owen…

China Shifts, and Detroit’s Big Bet Goes Sour

Editors note: While this article portrays overcapacity in China’s automotive manufacturing plants as a problem, it may also be the beginning of driving American companies out of local and global markets with subsidized, state supported competitors. Chrysler, Ford and General Motors saw a booming Chinese driving culture and cheap labor. Now the market is slowing,…

Press Mention: Fiat Chrysler to Reopen Idled Plant in Detroit, 6,500 jobs

Excerpt: “President Trump’s threat of auto tariffs likely supported this major investment decision,” Stumo continued. “If the tariffs on imported autos are imposed, it will help FCA’s Jeep and Ram further increase sales and market share, benefitting the Michigan economy and creating even more good paying jobs.” Fiat Chrysler to Reopen Idled Detroit Plant, Bring 6.5K U.S.…