WASHINGTON — The Coalition for a Prosperous America (CPA) today announced its support for Katherine Tai’s nomination to serve as U.S. Trade Representative (USTR). CPA is the only national, bipartisan organization representing exclusively domestic producers across many sectors of the U.S. economy. CPA believes in working towards a new and positive U.S. trade policy that delivers prosperity and security to America, its citizens, farms, factories, and working people.
“It is vital that any USTR nominee understands the scope and scale of China’s unfair trade practices and the devastation it has had on our domestic industrial capacity and jobs,” said CPA Chair Zach Mottl. “I appreciate Ms. Tai’s public commitment to address the Chinese Communist Party’s unfair trade practices and to ensure that U.S. trade policy accounts for the interests of American businesses and workers.”
During her confirmation hearing, Tai did not signal that the Biden administration would ease tariffs on China. Instead, she pledged to “work with Congress to ensure that those tariffs are appropriately responsive to China’s practices; account for their impact on US businesses, workers and consumers; and support the US response to the COVID-19 pandemic.”
“CPA and our members understand firsthand the importance of reshoring our supply chains and implementing trade policies that create, rather than destroy, good-paying jobs for American workers,” Michael Stumo, CEO of the CPA, said. “Ms. Tai has demonstrated a commitment to making sure international trade rules do not impede the development and implementation of a pro-America industrial strategy. If confirmed, we look forward to working with her to advance trade policies that increase our national strength and deliver inclusive prosperity instead of enriching stateless multinationals and global financial traders.”
CPA Industry Analyst, Kenneth Rapoza, recently wrote about Katherine Tai’s confirmation hearing and the issues that senators raised, including Section 301 China tariffs, solar, and President Biden’s Made in America Executive Order. Read the analysis here.
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