Biden Administration’s Gutting of 201 Solar Tariffs is a Gift to Beijing

WASHINGTON — The Coalition for a Prosperous America (CPA) heavily criticized the Biden administration’s decision to exclude bifacial solar panels in its extension of the Section 201 solar safeguard tariffs — a move that Bank of America bluntly called out as rendering the tariffs “largely toothless.” This decision is an outright rejection of the U.S.…

We Need to be Better at Industrial Policy

We Need to be Better at Industrial Policy By Amanda Mayoral, CPA Economist   Industrial policy is critical to competing in a global economy and maintaining our national security. In the world of U.S. economic policymaking, we need to stop wasting time debating whether to “do” industrial policy and rather debate how to improve it.…

Coalition Letter Regarding the COMPETES Act’s Inclusion of Legislation to Address De Minimis Loophool

CPA joined the following coalition letter in support of the inclusion of Representative Earl Blumenauer’s (D-OR) Import Security and Fairness Act in the America COMPETES Act, House Democrats China competition bill. CPA strongly supports the Import Security and Fairness Act, which will narrow an import loophole, known as de minimis, that is used by non-market…

CPA: Reported White House Decision on Section 201 Solar Safeguards would Decimate U.S. Solar Manufacturers

Decision would go against 90% of voters who want to manufacture solar panels in the U.S. WASHINGTON — The Coalition for a Prosperous America (CPA) released a statement after reports that the White House is considering extending the Section 201 solar safeguard tariffs on Chinese imports, but excluding imported bifacial solar products. If the White…

CPA: Biden Administration Should Ignore WTO Ruling in Favor of CCP

WASHINGTON — The Coalition for a Prosperous America (CPA) released the following statement after a World Trade Organization (WTO) arbitration panel authorized China to impose retaliatory tariffs worth $645 million on imports from the U.S. in a case from 2012 regarding Chinese subsidies to promote exports of products such as solar panels and steel pipes:…

Alternative Pillar 1 Formulas for International Fairness

by Jeff Ferry and David Morse Jeff Ferry is chief economist and David Morse is tax policy director at the Coalition for a Prosperous America. They thank Mary Hollenbeck for her data collection and additional research for this article.In this article, Ferry and Morse examine the advantages and disadvantages of pillar 1 of the OECD…