CPA Statement on 301 tariffs

The following statements are in reaction to the White House announcement that final Section 301 tariffs will be announced on June 15 and that investment restrictions will be announced on June 30, both to be implemented shortly after announcement. Dan DiMicco, CPA Chairman: “The President’s team has spent the last 60 days, as committed to, to allow for public comments and they…

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CPA Statement re 232 Investigation on Autos

Statement of Dan DiMicco, CPA Chairman: “The Coalition for a Prosperous America supports the decision of Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross to initiate an investigation into auto and automotive parts imports under Section 232 of the 1962 Trade Act and whether they put at risk United States’ national security. America’s national security is built upon…

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CDJP Act: Minimal Impact on Interest Rates

CDJPA Research Note #2 By John Hansen (CPA Advisory Board) and Jeff Ferry (Research Director) The aim of the Competitive Dollar for Jobs and Prosperity Act is to make the dollar exchange rate competitive by discouraging foreign investment in dollar-denominated financial assets. The CDJPA does this by establishing a Market Access Charge or MAC, a…

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China Is Winning the Trade War So Far

President Donald Trump famously said, “Trade wars are good, and easy to win.” The early results of the last few weeks of negotiations with China suggest that may have been overly optimistic. [John Carney | May 22, 2018 | Breitbart] The early results of the last few weeks of negotiations with China suggest that may have…

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Even $200 Billion Isn’t Enough

Questions remain about just how many more U.S. exports China’s promised to buy to avert a trade war: U.S. officials have floated the figure of $200 billion annually, which would cut the bilateral trade deficit in half. Even if that were true, however — and Chinese officials have denied it — that massive buying spree wouldn’t bring down the overall U.S. trade…

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