Commerce Department Targets SEIA’s Chinese Members Linked to Forced Labor in Solar Investigation

United Steelworkers Concerned about SEIA’s Misinformation Campaign WASHINGTON — The Coalition for a Prosperous America (CPA) today released a statement after the Department of Commerce identified three Chinese solar manufacturers linked to forced labor that are members of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) in the Department’s anticircumvention investigation. The Department of Commerce is requiring…

Tariffs Could Have Helped Us Avoid the Current Inflation Spike

  By Amanda Mayoral   Summary Global supply-chain crises, over-dependence on foreign production and government stimulus best explain the current inflation problem. Policy makers should learn from current crises and enact policies to reduce our strong dependence on unreliable foreign suppliers. Tariffs can cause a one-time rise in prices, but they don’t cause persistent month-after-month…

Secretary Raimondo Exposes SEIA’s Big Lie on Solar Tariff Rates

SEIA Exposed as Front for Chinese Solar Companies WASHINGTON — The Coalition for a Prosperous America (CPA) today applauded Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo for exposing the Solar Energy Industries Association’s (SEIA) big lie that triple digit tariffs would result from the anti-circumvention petition filed by Auxin Solar, Inc., against four Southeast Asian countries, calling such…

Myths & Facts: the Commerce Department’s Investigation into Illegal Activity by Chinese Solar Manufacturers

Background In March of 2022, the U.S. Department of Commerce initiated an investigation into Chinese companies operating in Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, and Cambodia that are illegally circumventing existing antidumping and countervailing (AD/CVD) duty orders on solar cells and modules from China. In December of 2022, Commerce issued a preliminary determination that found that Chinese companies…

CPA Joins USTR, Pro-Worker Groups in Opposing Toomey “Poison Pill” to Gut Sec. 301 China Tariffs

WASHINGTON — The Coalition for a Prosperous America (CPA) today released a statement opposing Senator Pat Toomey’s (R-PA) poison pill effort to gut Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974 and undermine efforts to address unfair foreign trade practices by China. Specifically, CPA is urging Senators to oppose the Toomey motion to instruct (MTI)…

Legislative Alert: Sec. 301 Poison Pill in Senate China Bill

Download CPA’s Legislative Alert here. OPPOSE TOOMEY MOTION TO INSTRUCT What’s happening: USICA’s trade provisions are a gift to China. It is far more than reinstating tariff exclusions. It attacks USTR and CBP’s ability to enforce our laws. In this alert, CPA is drawing attention to a particularly catastrophic provision, Sec. 73001 of the China…