Senate China Bill’s “Division G” Was a Gift to the CCP; House Dems Provide Hope

By Charles Benoit, CPA Trade Counsel There is high drama in Congress this summer as the U.S. House and Senate offer differing takes on the direction of U.S. trade policy. The Senate’s bill would disarm America’s trade defenses and ensure a relentless flood of imports from China if passed. Fortunately, the House Ways and Means…

Opinion\ Growing evidence shows that GSP trade liberalization programs hurt, not help

Jeff Ferry \ July 2021 \ Foreign Policy News Early in June, the Senate passed its signature “China bill,” a wide-ranging piece of legislation intended to counter Beijing’s industrial rise and spur U.S. technological competitiveness. Included in the bill was a reauthorization of the longstanding Generalized System of Preferences (GSP), a tariff program designed to…

CPA Submits Letter on African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) Country Eligibility

Jeremy Streatfeild, Director, Office of African Affairs Office of the United States Trade Representative Edward Gresser, Chair of the Trade Policy Staff Committee, Office of the United States Trade Representative June 23, 2021 Re: Annual Review of Country Eligibility for Benefits under the African Growth and Opportunity Act, Docket USTR-2021-0009 Dear Messrs. Streatfeild and Gresser,…

Katy Perry Shills for Shein as China’s Direct-to-US Consumer Model Takes Hold

China’s fast-fashion company Shein is the epitome of the new direct-to-China retail model. Unless de minimis trade rules are changed to match China’s the merger of the U.S. and China virtual economies will have a devastating impact on retail, manufacturing, and commercial real estate nationwide.