U.S. Challenges in EV Battery Production

By Amanda Mayoral   The U.S. is lagging behind China and the European Union in production of lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles. Forecasts show the U.S. will fall further behind China by 2025 and remain dependent on imports for more than half of its EV battery needs. This CPA Policy Paper by CPA Economist Amanda…

DOE Confirms: Biden’s DPA Plan for American Solar is Fake

NBC News Confirms: Biden Sabotaged Commerce Investigation, “nobody will be punished.” WASHINGTON — The Coalition for a Prosperous America (CPA) today issued a statement after the Department of Energy (DOE) confirmed to multiple U.S. domestic solar manufacturers that President Biden’s authorization to use the Defense Production Act (DPA) to accelerate domestic production of solar panels…

Biden Gives Green Light to China to Continue Illegal Trade Activity

White House Fails to Consult a Single American Solar Manufacturer   WASHINGTON — The Coalition for a Prosperous America (CPA) released a statement in response to the Biden administration’s Solar Declaration of Emergency that effectively neutralizes the Department of Commerce’s investigation into whether Chinese solar manufacturers are illegally circumventing antidumping and countervailing duty (AD/CVD) orders.…

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…