Signing of 1935 US-Brazil FTA

Americas Act Addresses Key Failure of Past Trade Deals

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy (R-LA) has released a discussion draft of a sweeping, ambitious bill titled the “Americas Act”. The bill states its aim to “establish a regional trade, investment, and people-to-people partnership of countries in the Western Hemisphere”. But unlike every other U.S. trade agreement in the last century, the Americas Act actually undertakes…

CPA Submits Comments to USTR in Support of Section 301 China Tariffs

WASHINGTON — The Coalition for a Prosperous America (CPA) submitted comments to Ambassador Katherine Tai in support of continuing the Section 301 China Tariffs. The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) requested comments for its four-year review of its actions regarding its Section 301 Investigation of China. CPA’s submission to USTR documents the benefits…

Duty-Free Steel Imports from Mexico Surge Beyond Agreed Upon Levels

Key Points Steel imports from Mexico have surged over the past several years. U.S. steel imports from Mexico have risen by 141% over historic levels, with some subcategories of imports tripling and quadrupling, despite a 2019 U.S.-Mexico agreement to maintain steel imports at past levels. The surge in steel imports in Mexican steel conduit, used…

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: 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…

Ambassador Bob Lighthizer Tells Laura Ingraham Why the GOP Must Embrace Tariffs and Balanced Trade

Ambassador Bob Lighthizer, the former U.S. Trade Representative in the Trump administration, joined Laura Ingraham on Fox News Channel to discuss trade, the TPP, and how the Republican Party must embrace a pro-worker trade agenda. Watch the full interview below.     LAURA INGRAHAM: Now looking forward to 2024, we see the globalists scrambling to…