Trump’s trade warrior prowls the West Wing

Peter Navarro, one of the White House’s top trade advisers, is widely viewed throughout the West Wing and Capitol Hill as a prickly personality with extreme policy ideas. [NANCY COOK and ANDREW RESTUCCIA | July 11, 2017 |Politico] Peter Navarro, one of the White House’s top trade advisers, is widely viewed throughout the West Wing and Capitol Hill as…

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The Threat of U.S. Dollar Overvaluation: How to Calculate True Exchange Rate Misalignment & How to Fix It

This memo explains (1) the dollar overvaluation problem, (2) how to accurately calculate the dollar’s misalignment against trading partner currencies, and (3) how the Market Access Charge (MAC) that CPA and others favor would fix this serious threat to America’s future. by Michael Stumo (CEO)Jeff Ferry (Research Director)and John R. Hansen (Advisory Board) The foreign exchange…

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ITC Report: U.S. has Lost Aluminum Production and Jobs Because of China

Subsidized Chinese aluminum production has soared in recent years. The Trump administration has its eyes firmly on the prize when it comes to the U.S. Commerce Department’s Section 232 investigation into the national security implications of America’s steel import levels. [MATTHEW MCMULLAN| July 11, 2017 |Alliance for American Manufacturing] Yeah man. Their eyes are trained squarely on the…

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