Canada Supports Democrats’ Call for Effective Tariff Protection of North American Automobile Industry

In a surprise development last night, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D, N.Y.) and Senator Joe Manchin (D, W.Va.), with support from President Biden, announced a deal on a massive tax, energy and healthcare legislative package. Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.), as of the time of this writing, has not indicated her support, and she’s a…

What the CHIPS Act Really Means for U.S. Semiconductor Manufacturers

CPA chief economist Jeff Ferry says the CHIPS Act is needed to counter China’s rise in the semiconductor space, and that the R&D component of the bill needs to include guardrails so American academia isn’t beta-testing and researching new chips in partnership with Chinese universities and companies.

The Importance of Tariffs on the U.S. Solar Market

  By Amanda Mayoral   This article is an expanded version of testimony delivered by Ms. Mayoral to the U.S. International Trade Commission on July 22, 2022.   In his first State of the Union address, President Biden said “When I think about climate change, I think jobs”. I believe the president is correct about…

How Steel Tariffs Are Helping US Workers

This article is an expanded version of testimony delivered by Mr. Ferry to the U.S. International Trade Commission on July 22, 2022.   The Section 232 steel tariffs have benefited the U.S. steel industry and its workforce American steelworkers earned an average of $117,200 last year, making steel one of the best-paying industrial sectors in…

Senator Grassley Chooses Foreign Kingdom’s Subsidized Fertilizer Over Florida and Illinois Producers, Abandons Claimed Principles

By Charles Benoit, CPA Trade Counsel Last month, President Biden stunned the trade community around the world when he announced a two-year legal immunity from our anti-dumping and countervailing duty (AD/CVD) laws for solar panels imported from Cambodia, Malaysia, Thailand or Vietnam (including Chinese ones that illegally circumvent duties through those countries). International cartels and…