CPA Supports White House Proposal for Further Tariffs on China

Washington. The Trump administration has announced a potential round of further tariff measures against another $200 billion of Chinese imports in response to Beijing’s intransigence on hacking and intellectual property theft. The Coalition for a Prosperous America (CPA) supports the administration’s decision in light of China’s decision to retaliate and double down rather than change its…

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What Trump Gets Right About Europe

Editor’s note: Excellent piece on the imbalances caused by Germany.  Michael Stumo, CEO of CPA, met with German officials last week and they privately admit this problem. But why end the party? HAMBURG, Germany — Most people can agree that international affairs should not be conducted by tweet — especially when the tweeter in question is Donald…

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Trump directs USTR to recommend tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods

Editor’s note. CPA believes this is a reasonable decision to protect the US economy from China’s tech theft and predatory economic strategy.  It can also address downstream dumping.  President Trump on Monday night upped the ante in his administration’s trade feud with China by ordering U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer to identify $200 billion worth of Chinese…

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The Ominous New Politics of Trade

“War is the continuation of politics by other means,” wrote famed Prussian military theorist Carl von Clausewitz. In our time, international trade is becoming the continuation of war and politics by other means. This goes far beyond simple, old-fashioned “trade wars” intended to protect jobs or provide government revenue. [Lowell Ponte | June 17, 2018…

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