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 Applauds Provisions in Reconciliation Bill to Boost U.S. Domestic Solar Manufacturing

WASHINGTON — The Coalition for a Prosperous America (CPA) today released a statement applauding a provision in the Inflation Reduction Act that would provide tax credits for domestic production of multiple stages of the solar supply chain, including modules, photovoltaic cells, and solar-grade polysilicon. The provision resembles legislation introduced last year by U.S. Senator Jon…

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…

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…

CPA to Biden: Gutting Tariffs won’t Lower Inflation. It’s Just a Gift to China.

“A move by President Joe Biden to remove tariffs on Chinese consumer goods will do little to dent inflation, economists say, and risks further hamstringing Democratic candidates in political battlegrounds.” — Bloomberg (July 5, 2022)   WASHINGTON — The Coalition for a Prosperous America (CPA) today released a statement urging President Biden to not implement…

New CPA Index Shows U.S. Manufacturers Lost 10% of Domestic Market Share

WASHINGTON — The Coalition for a Prosperous America (CPA) today released its Domestic Market Share Index (DMSI), a new indicator that measures the success of U.S. manufacturing producers in the U.S. home market. The U.S. market for manufactured goods, worth over $7 trillion last year, is the world’s largest. Since 2002, when current government data…