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The CPA is Washington’s leading organization fighting for a new trade policy to deliver balanced trade, restored health for American industries, broadly-shared economic growth, and more jobs for American workers.  Learn about the key trade issues impacting the US economy that must be solved. Research by CPA staff takes a deeper look at these issues and which policy changes can lead to dramatic improvement.

CPA Research

SunPower Buys SolarWorld Americas to Produce in Oregon

April 24, 2018

By Jeff Ferry, CPA Research Director

After opposing tariffs on imported solar cells and modules for years, and claiming the US manufacture of solar cells would never be profitable, San Jose, California-based SunPower Corporation announced last week plans…to become a leading US manufacturer of solar cells and modules.

China Retaliatory Tariffs: The Age of Appeasement Must End

April 03, 2018

By Michael Stumo, CEO of CPA

The Coalition for a Prosperous America (CPA) strongly supports the Trump administration’s shift from naive “free trade” to the realpolitik “strategic trade” practiced by most industrial nations. Strategic trade will lead to industrial recovery, better jobs and prosperity in the US.

The China Endgame: Let’s Build USA 2025

March 29, 2018

By Jeff Ferry, CPA Research Director

President Trump has just made what could be the biggest gamble of his presidency: he’s betting that he can make a significant difference in the US economy by taking action against Chinese mercantilism.

Steel & Aluminum Tariffs Produce Minimal Impact on Jobs, GDP

March 20, 2018

By Jeff Ferry, CPA Research Director

CPA Economic Model Refutes Alarmist Trade Partnership Study A Coalition for a Prosperous America (CPA) modeling study of the impact of the Section 232 tariffs on the U.S. economy shows minimal national macroeconomic impact of the tariffs. The study shows that U.S. GDP would...

CPA's Issue Flyers

March 16, 2018

Members of the Coalition for a Prosperous America (CPA) visited more than 100 House and Senate offices in the nation’s capital this week to sound an alarm: America’s massive, growing trade deficit is killing jobs, harming communities, and stifling economic growth. In a two-day blitz, CPA members left their mark...

SolarWorld Plans Solar Cell Production Ramp-Up, Hiring 300

March 11, 2018

By Jeff Ferry, CPA Research Director

SolarWorld Americas is ramping production of solar cells at its Hillsboro, Oregon facility.

US Notches Dismal Productivity Performance in 2017

March 06, 2018

By Jeff Ferry, CPA Research Director

The productivity figures for the US economy in 2017, published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) last month, show the US economy continuing to underperform on productivity growth, one of the most important metrics for the long-term health of the economy.

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World Steel Market By The Numbers

February 28, 2018

By Jeff Ferry, CPA Research Director

The pundits who declare ominously that we are on the brink of a trade war have it wrong. In fact, we are in the midst of a war for domination of the world steel market. And as a quick look at the numbers makes...

Why We Need Tariffs on Steel

February 28, 2018

By Jeff Ferry, CPA Research Director

The Department of Commerce report on steel imports and national security asks Americans a fundamental question:

How Facebook Can Help Rebuild US Manufacturing

February 21, 2018

By Jeff Ferry, CPA Research Director

In a highly polarized nation, Facebook has accomplished the amazing achievement of getting itself intensely disliked by both right and left.

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