The Chinese Communist Party is now one of three members of the board of directors at ByteDance, owners of the TikTok app. Why do we keep allowing this company to operate here, when Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter cannot operate there.
Another positive in the Senate’s recently passed $550 billion infrastructure bill: finding, and producing, more of the minerals that will power a post-fossil fuel economy. If not done fast, the U.S. will be wholly dependent on foreign sources of energy materials.
Senate Infrastructure: The ‘Build America, Buy America Act’ Stresses “Commonsense” Preference for US Products, Companies and Workers
We looked closer at the new Senate infrastructure bill. Title IX Build America, Buy America would be a big win for President Biden. And, potentially, for U.S. manufacturing and reshoring.
The Senate’s huge infrastructure bill includes provisions that turn the focus on domestic producers of everything from steel to personal protection equipment. The bill also calls for a review of trade agreements, including our relationship with the WTO. Here’s what we like so far.
An insurance company in Minnesota is suing Amazon to recover the money it’s paid out to clients whose home caught on fire due to a made-in-China solar generator sold on the website.
Tony Blinken Says National Security is Economic Security, But Biden Administration Faces Major Obstacles
Secretary of State Blinken says national security and economic security go hand in hand. But the U.S. Chamber of Commerce believes that outsourcing economic might to Asia is just as important.
Wellborn Cabinets is investing in the future thanks to an anti-dumping charge against Chinese cabinetry. Now they’re thriving. Their latest factory upgrade focused on American-made parts to support local supply chains, not just foreign ones.
Goods Deficit Also Sets Monthly Record at $93.2 Billion Department of Commerce figures published this morning show that in June the U.S. reported a trade deficit of $75.7 billion, a new record for U.S. and world history. The deficit was 6.7 percent higher than the May figure, and 49.4 percent worse than the year-ago June…
The US International Trade Commission (ITC) recently released a comprehensive analysis of the economic impact of all trade agreements the United States has entered into since 1985. Trade agreement negotiation, passage and implementation has been controversial throughout this time period. The ITC report is significant as the first recognition by a federal government trade agency…
The Federal Trade Commission gave itself the power this month to start fining companies that claim their products are Made in the US, but are not. CPA welcomes the final rule. The Biden administration is also touting Buy America policies, but will he let the WTO get in his way?