Michael Stumo \ January 3, 2022 \ The Washington Times In addition to the health crisis spawned by the COVID-19 pandemic, the United States is now experiencing significant shortages of consumer goods. These troubles extend across a wide range of products, including everything from bicycles and cars to prescription medicines. But the problems run even…
Michael Stumo \ December 23, 2021 \ Inside Sources Much has been made in the news lately regarding America’s shortage of consumer goods. Increased consumer demand in the wake of the COVID pandemic has led to global shortages of many industrial products. And with cargo ships backed up and waiting to enter America’s congested west coast ports, there’s…
Auto industry specialist Sandy Munro says China will come to dominate the EV market in the U.S. Here’s how it happens not just here at home, but throughout the entire Americas. If Section 301 tariffs go, it happens even faster.
Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act Puts Onus on Corporations. Here Are Their Xinjiang Forced Labor Suppliers.
A look at the Uyghur Forced Labor Act, a recent report by a UK university on “laundering cotton” out of Xinjiang, and whether or not global retailers will really put an end to this once Biden signs the Act into law.
Biden added more Chinese companies to its blacklist. Why is BlackRock, Vanguard, State Street and others still allowed to invest in some of them?
Recent supply chain bottlenecks of hospital gear shows why continued dependence on Asia is bad for pandemic preparedness. The Make PPE in America Act in the infrastructure law should remedy this in the years ahead, if Congress doesn’t open the doors to duty-free PPE and undercut the law’s intent.
Commerce banned more Chinese defense contractors from buying American computer hardware, other high-tech goods. Why can Vanguard and State Street still invest in them?
A look at the three largest bills recently circulating in Washington, including the recently passed infrastructure law, and how they’ve gone soft on forced labor. The opportunity presented itself to take the issue more seriously than just another round of studies in each bill mentioned here.
At this week’s Trade Subcommittee hearing at House Ways & Means, talk of changing de minimis rules for goods bought on line; forced labor; and a few diehards bring up TPP.
U.S. Trade Policy: Over Half a Century of Unreciprocated Tariff Cuts By Amanda Mayoral, CPA Economist Summary Points: The US held high tariff rates from 1816 until the middle of the 20th century The US then cut tariffs more than most countries, often unilaterally, without also requiring tariff reductions by others Today, the US has…