Section 301 Tariffs Reduced U.S. Dependence on China, Decoupling Has Begun

Key Points The Section 301 tariffs imposed in 2018 on Chinese imports reduced U.S. dependence on China. While U.S. imports surged by 39% between 2017 and 2022, China imports were up very slightly, and still below their 2018 peak. As a result, China fell from 21.6% of U.S. imports in 2017 to just 16.5% in…

Taiwan Agreement Risks Treasury Rewriting Customs Law Globally

On June 1, 2023, the United States and Taiwan signed “the first agreement under the U.S.-Taiwan Initiative on 21st Century Trade.” “Initiative”? “21st Century Trade”? Sleepy terms that convey a classic “nothing-burger”. But that’s never been the case with trade agreements. This agreement, ostensibly for Taiwan, sets out expectations for how the U.S. and Taiwan…

Written Testimony Before the House Ways & Means Subcommittee on Trade: Modernizing Customs Policies to Protect American Workers and Secure Supply Chains

The following written testimony was submitted by Michael Stumo, CEO of CPA, to the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Trade for a hearing titled, “Modernizing Customs Policies to Protect American Workers and Secure Supply Chains,” that was held on May 25, 2023. Read Stumo’s oral testimony here.           Written Testimony…

CPA Statement on House Vote to Override President Biden’s Veto of the Solar CRA

WASHINGTON — The Coalition for a Prosperous America (CPA) today applauded the U.S. House of Representatives for holding a vote to override President Joe Biden’s veto of the bipartisan resolution of disapproval (H.J. Res. 39) under the Congressional Review Act (CRA) that would repeal the Biden administration’s Solar Emergency Declaration. This harmful Declaration, in effect…

American Quartz Industry Prevails Against Illegal Dumping by India, China, and Turkey

Quartz Importers Abandon Challenges to Lawfully Imposed AD/CVD Duties WASHINGTON — In a win for the U.S. domestic quartz manufacturing industry, MS International (MSI), one of the largest U.S. importers of quartz surface products (QSP), is abandoning its challenges to the antidumping duty and countervailing duty (AD/CVD) orders on QSP from China and Turkey, and…