Inflation Reduction Act Knifes The Multilateral Trading System. Here’s what USTR Needs To Do.

The multilateral trading system, birthed on October 30, 1947, was unceremoniously knifed and left for dead by President Biden’s signing of the Inflation Reduction Act. This is an unprecedented move by the United States in our seventy-five year history as part of that system. Retaliation will come from much of the world. Here is what…

CPA Applauds Provisions in Inflation Reduction Act that Boost U.S. Domestic Solar Manufacturing, Reduce Tax Benefits for Offshoring Profits and Production

WASHINGTON — The Coalition for a Prosperous America (CPA) today released a statement applauding two provisions in the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), which was signed into law by President Joe Biden today. Specifically, CPA is supportive of the provision that reduces our reliance on China by providing tax credits for the domestic solar manufacturing supply…

NEW: CPA’s Trade Model Shows Broad Tariff Increases would Create 10 Million Jobs

CPA’s Model Tariff Schedule Shows Industrial Policy can Boost U.S. Economy, Domestic Manufacturing, and Wages WASHINGTON — The Coalition for a Prosperous America (CPA) today released the results of a new economic model, the CPA Model Tariff Project, that shows substantial benefits in growth and jobs from a broad-based implementation of additional tariffs on all…

New CPA Trade Model Shows Broad Tariffs Would Create 7.5M Jobs

  By Jeff Ferry and Amanda Mayoral Broad-based tariffs including tariffs on manufactured imports would boost U.S. economy by 6% and create 7.5 million jobs. Real household incomes rise by 8%. Tariffs reduce imports and stimulate domestic manufacturing output by 18%. Tariffs would generate $556 billion in new revenue, enabling cuts in income tax or…

Pro-Growth Tariffs: Estimates from CPA’s New Trade Model

  By Jeff Ferry and Amanda Mayoral   Can tariffs can be effective at raising domestic output and income? We introduce real-world factor supply elasticities to the standard Global Trade and Analysis Project (GTAP) and find that real GDP can grow by nearly 6% and domestic manufacturing by 18%. The increase in GDP leads to…

CPA Urges U.S. Customs Agency to Add Chinese Solar Companies to Forced Labor List

ICYMI: SEIA’s Chinese Members’ Shipments Detained by CBP  WASHINGTON — The Coalition for a Prosperous America (CPA) requested that U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) add additional Chinese companies to the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA) Entity List, subjecting them to the presumption that their goods are made with forced labor. Earlier this week,…

CPA Letter to CBP and DHS Regarding Adding Chinese Companies to the UFLPA Entity List

CPA sent the following letter to U.S. Customs and Border Protection and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security requesting that several additional Chinese companies engaged in forced labor be added to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP’s) Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA) Entity List, subjecting them to the presumption that their products are…

Job Quality Index Slips As Economy Adds Jobs

WASHINGTON — The Coalition for a Prosperous America (CPA) today announced that the U.S. Private Sector Job Quality Index (JQI) edged down by 0.03% to 81.27 in June, as low-quality job growth slightly exceeded high-quality. Low-quality jobs increased in the healthcare, accommodation, and food service industries. High-quality jobs increased in professional and business services. The average weekly wage…