CPA Op-ed: USDA program a helpful start for U.S. farmers

In response to years of China’s predatory economic behavior, President Donald Trump’s administration recently imposed tariffs on $50 billion worth of high-tech Chinese goods. Beijing has now retaliated against America’s agricultural sector, prompting a $12 billion program from the U.S. Department of Agriculture for affected farmers and ranchers. Some in Washington are criticizing the USDA…

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The U.S. Trade Deficit Isn’t Caused by Low American Savings

Editor’s note: Professor Pettis rebuts the recent, disappointingly bad, article by Joe Stiglitz. Also, on the core of trade deficit causation, Pettis again clarifies how our deficits originate in trade surplus countries – through their practices – and are transmitted here.Economist Joseph Stiglitz recently published an interesting piece in Project Syndicate called “The US is at Risk of Losing…

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China’s Challenge Is America’s Opportunity

Editor’s note: Interesting article by President of MIT. His strategy of more university R&D, however, is silent on location of production. Otherwise its “invent it here, make it there”. Which later becomes “invent it there, too”. American tensions with China over international trade spring partly from concerns that China gives tax breaks to its companies…

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USTR Finalizes Second Tranche of Tariffs on Chinese Products in Response to China’s Unfair Trade Practices

Washington, DC – The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) today released a list of approximately $16 billion worth of imports from China that will be subject to a 25 percent additional tariff as part of the U.S. response to China’s unfair trade practices related to the forced transfer of American technology and intellectual…

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Press Release: CPA Urges USTR to Revise Country-of-Origin Labeling for Food Imports

Renegotiation of NAFTA Should Address Beef, Cattle Issues Washington. The Coalition for a Prosperous America (CPA) today urged US Trade Representative (USTR) Robert Lighthizer to pursue country-of-origin labeling (COOL) issues in the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). CPA believes that reinstatement of COOL labeling will help US consumers to find safer food…

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