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.

The Negative Impact of GSP and Trade Liberalization on Developing Countries: A Review of the Economic Literature

The United States government has pursued trade liberalization for several decades. A substantial driver of this liberalization has been the assumption that more global trade would help developing countries become wealthier. However, there is considerable research that shows how trade liberalization policies have not always been the best tool to help support economic growth and…