New Anti-Tariff Study Again Cries “Wolf”

Erroneous 2018 Predictions Repeated  By Steven Byers, CPA Senior Economist Nearly a year after predicting 470,000 jobs would be lost due to President Trump’s tariffs on imported steel and aluminum, Trade Partnership Worldwide has published an updated study titled “Estimated Impacts of Tariffs on the US Economy and Workers.” The new report examines potential future impacts from different tariff scenarios. The previous…

Trump’s Tariffs Help the U.S. Steel Industry

Editors note: this letter to the editor is a good rebuttal to a wrongheaded anti tariff piece by the Wall Street Journal editorial board. The Trump administration’s policies are also benefiting the broader manufacturing sector. Your editorial “Steel Tariff Profiteers” (Feb. 4) ignores the facts of the global steel-overcapacity crisis and the long-term damage imports have…

Press Release: CPA Finds Tariffs Continuing to Help US Manufacturers

Tariffs are working, boosting job growth Washington. One year after the Trump administration first imposed tariffs on a host of subsidized imports from China, the Coalition for a Prosperous America (CPA) reports that the tariffs have been extremely successful. The United States added 261,000 manufacturing jobs in 2018, and CPA members are experiencing increased sales. Dan DiMicco, chairman…

CPA reaction to State of the Union Speech

“Many of our members have been directly impacted by China’s ongoing economic aggression…. “Many of our members have been directly impacted by China’s ongoing economic aggression. In tonight’s State of the Union, we were gratified to hear President Trump reaffirm his commitment to confronting predatory trade. We look forward to working with his administration on…

Steel Group Wants Tariffs on Building Products

Editor’s note: Steel fabrication products were left out of the Section 232 tariffs on steel. The best method of implementing tariffs is to cover the supply chain, so foreign cheating companies are unable to circumvent the tariffs by simply selling downstream products. This petition by the American Institute of Steel Construction seeks to remedy the omission…

Why China is Losing the Trade War

By Jeff Ferry, CPA Chief Economist Three things happened last week that made me feel more confident than ever that US tariffs are working and China is losing the so-called “trade war,” which is not a war at all but simply a battle to enable the US economy to stand once again on its own…