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Section 232 Tariffs on Steel & Aluminum: Economic Impact

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Key Findings The Section 232 tariffs on imports of steel and aluminum raised the cost of production for manufacturers, reducing employment in those industries, raising prices for consumers, and hurting exports. The jobs “saved” in the steel-producing industries from the tariffs came at a high cost to consumers, at roughly $650,000 per job

Tariffs & Trade War Impact on U.S. Agriculture

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares With inflation continuing to skyrocket, especially for food, which reached 10.4 percent in June, it is worth examining how the ongoing U.S. trade war with China and U.S. tariff policy overall has impacted U.S. agriculture and food prices. The economic literature shows that the U.S. import tariffs and subsequent retaliatory tariffs imposed by

OECD Pillar One: Questions Remain | Global Tax Deal

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares The global tax deal that was struck last year continues to move along in slow and uncertain ways. While the global minimum tax gets much attention in the media (and in my own writings, to be honest), there is another significant piece to the deal. The global minimum tax (also known as OECD Pillar

Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM): Carbon Price & Tariffs

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares After an unpredictable legislative journey, the European Union has entered the final stage of negotiations on the world’s first carbon border adjustment mechanism (CBAM). It would appear that some in the United States Congress are paying attention. On June 8th, the European Parliament rejected a proposal to reform the EU’s Emissions Trading System

US-China Trade War Hurt American Industries, Workers

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares In light of high inflation and rising prices, the Biden administration announced it’s considering dropping its current tariffs on Chinese imports to ease inflationary pressures. The tariffs have indeed hurt both U.S. industry and workers. Another consequence of the U.S. imposed tariffs is that they invited retaliatory tariffs, primarily from China, on U.S.

Senator Orrin Hatch’s Historic Tax Legacy

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Among the many achievements in the illustrious career of former Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT), who passed away Saturday at 88, was his commitment to tax reform. The longest-serving Republican senator in history helped shepherd passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, when he was chairman of the Senate Finance Committee.

Tariffs and the Trade War: Tax Foundation Analysis

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Key Findings The Trump administration imposed nearly $80 billion worth of new taxes on Americans by levying tariffs on thousands of products, which is equivalent to one of the largest tax increases in decades. Based on 2021 import levels and country exemptions, the tariffs amounted to a $52.6 billion tax increase in 2021.

Biden Tariffs & Trade Agenda Should End Trade War, Promote Free Trade

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares After the failed approach of the Trump administration’s tariffs and trade war along with the current need to reduce inflation and increase productive capacity, we hoped the administration would reevaluate the tariffs. But under the Biden administration’s new trade policy agenda, most U.S. businesses will continue facing tariffs on billions of dollars’ worth

Made in America? US Manufacturing Tax & Industrial Policy

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Key Findings Policymakers on both the left and right have brought industrial policy back into focus after slow growth over the past few decades and growing concern over the state of America’s manufacturing sector. In the context of the tax code, industrial policy usually comes in the form of non-neutral subsidies for specific

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