Leading Customs Authorities Make The Case Against De Minimis Commerce

Leading customs authorities make the case against de minimis commerce By Charles Benoit, CPA Trade Counsel “De minimis” treatment for imports, which is available if the shipper declares the value under $800, cannot be effectively policed, and undermines fundamental fairness. That was the message from top authorities in the customs field at a Washington International…

Despite Bipartisan Opposition, Federal Retirement Board Moves Ahead with Controversial Plan to Invest Federal Retirement Savings in China

WASHINGTON — Despite bipartisan opposition from lawmakers in the House and Senate, the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (FRTIB) yesterday proceeded to begin investing federal retirement savings from the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) — the largest defined contribution plan in the world — in bad-actor Chinese companies. The FRTIB’s new Mutual Fund Window will add…

Xinjiang Police Files Expose Shocking, Unprecedented Evidence of China’s Use of Forced Labor

SEIA & It’s Chinese Members Lobbying Against Vigorous Implementation of Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act Senator Sherrod Brown on SEIA: “They’ve enabled the Chinese government and Chinese manufacturers to undercut American trade law… If we continue the way [SEIA] wants to go, we’ll never have solar manufacturing in this country.” [National Journal, 5/26/22]   WASHINGTON…

Stopping Taxpayer Dollars & Federal Retirement Investment Going to China

SUMMARY The U.S. Government is poised to invest billions of taxpayer dollars in Chinese Communist Party (CCP) controlled companies via the U.S. Government retirement system, the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) which is managed by the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (FRTIB). The TSP’s Mutual Fund Window initiative is scheduled to begin June 1 barring White…

CPA Applauds Brown, Casey, Kaptur Bicameral Letter in Support of Commerce Investigation into Illegal Chinese Circumvention

Senators, Members Call out SEIA as Agent of China WASHINGTON — The Coalition for a Prosperous America (CPA) today applauded U.S. Senators Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Bob Casey (D-PA), along with U.S. Representative Marcy Kaptur (D-OH-9), led a bicameral letter to President Biden to express their support for the Department of Commerce’s (DOC) investigation into…

CPA Urges Senate, House Leaders to Include National Critical Capabilities Defense Act in Final China Competition Bill

WASHINGTON — The Coalition for a Prosperous America, along with Main Street Alliance and the National Council of Textile Organizations, sent a letter to the leaders of the House and Senate in support of the bipartisan, bicameral National Critical Capabilities Defense Act (NCCDA) being included in the final conference report of the China competition bill.…