CPA Slams Ruling by USMCA Panel on Auto Content

USMCA Tribunal’s Final Ruling Will Benefit China Manufacturing WASHINGTON — The Coalition for a Prosperous America (CPA) today urged the Biden administration to reject, and refuse to honor, the final decision from the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) Panel that weakens USMCA’s automotive rules of origin. The regional content rules were a major change from NAFTA intended…

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Repealing China’s Most Favored Nation Status: A Guide

By Charles Benoit, CPA Trade Counsel In December, the U.S.-China Commission, a group created by Congress to advise on managing the bilateral relationship, formally recommended that China lose its Most-Favored Nation (MFN) tariff status. Referencing the decision to grant China permanent MFN status in 2001, Speaker McCarthy said in remarks on the House floor yesterday…

CPA Applauds Hanwha Q CELLS $2.5 Billion Domestic Solar Manufacturing Expansion

WASHINGTON — The Coalition for a Prosperous America (CPA) today applauded an announcement by Hanwha Q CELLS, a global leader in complete clean energy solutions, that it will invest more than $2.5 billion—the largest solar investment ever in the U.S.—to build a complete solar supply chain in the United States. The company’s commitment to the…

CPA Applauds Creation of House Select Committee on China

WASHINGTON — The Coalition for a Prosperous America (CPA) today released a statement after the U.S. House of Representatives voted in an overwhelming bipartisan fashion—365 to 65—to form the House Select Committee on China. The new committee will be chaired by Representative Mike Gallagher (R-WI). In December, Chairman Gallagher outlined his vision for the committee’s…

CPA: Rep. Jason Smith is Exceptional Choice for Ways & Means Chairman

WASHINGTON — The Coalition for a Prosperous America (CPA) today applauded the selection of U.S. Representative Jason Smith (R-MO) to serve as the Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee for the 118th Congress. The powerful committee has jurisdiction over tax and trade issues. As Bloomberg reported, “Smith, who advocates positioning the GOP as…

Job Quality Index Rises as High-Quality Employment Grows

WASHINGTON — The Coalition for a Prosperous America (CPA) today announced that the U.S. Private Sector Job Quality Index (JQI) rose 1.03% to 81.34 in November as employment in high-quality sectors including transportation equipment manufacturing and health care rose. Low quality jobs, i.e. jobs that pay weekly wages below the national average for all production and nonsupervisory (P&NS)…