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Dr. Pinar Cebi Wilber
WASHINGTON, DC – The American Council for Capital Formation (ACCF) praised lawmakers today for their bipartisanship in including the Setting Every Community Up for...
There is no question about the importance of the North American trade pact to the economies of the three parties, as outlined by a recent ACCF report. Unfortunately, the pact’s economic merits have not been enough to motivate a speedy ratification by the U.S. This short report looks at the issues raised by the Democrats as a stumbling block for ratification and other concerns about the future of USMCA emerging due to the uncertainty created by Chinese trade war.
American taxpayers should understandably be able to rely on the tax code to make sound business decisions to be successful now and in the future and not wonder if their elected officials are going to pull the rug out from under them and possibly even claw back money that is rightfully theirs.
People are concerned about climate change but have other more pressing issues on their mind as the election heats up. When climate change is the focus, they do not want to pay more, nor do they trust politicians to tackle the issue.
It is critical that government leaders put aside petty squabbles and come together to push the USMCA over the finish line. Doing so will give a massive boost to Florida’s economy, increasing revenues and expanding markets for manufacturers and farmers alike. Florida’s lawmakers must pass the USMCA this year so that the state’s businesses can continue to compete and thrive in the global market.
Ohio’s experience with NAFTA exemplifies how deeper and stronger ties with its neighbors have been a win-win proposition. The adjustments included in the USMCA will bring more balance to North American trade and create a variety of long-term benefits to communities across Ohio.
Dr. Pinar Cebi Wilber addresses the U.S. Trade Representative’s planned Section 301 tariffs on China’s imports to the United States.
The USMCA does not repudiate the gains of NAFTA but instead aims to build on them, leveling the playing field, correcting imbalances, and bringing new opportunities to people in all three countries, specifically in Pennsylvania. The state’s lawmakers need to prioritize ratifying the deal this year.
Who would have guessed as short as three years ago that trade policy would dominate American and world politics? The champion for global trade...
A new ACCF report outlines the case for USMCA ratification while cautioning against NAFTA termination
As a job creator, the GND has already created a boom - in economic modeling. Since its introduction, economists from every corner have produced figures on the cost of the GND, such as the $7 trillion price tag cited by many.
ACCF Senior Vice President and Chief Economist Pinar Cebi Wilber says retro trade policies aren’t a good look
The U.S. could decrease its attack on free trade and concentrate on things that will improve the bottom-line for the U.S. economy in the long run. These issues could be few, given the divided government, but no less impactful.
After lengthy negotiations and a lot of hand-wringing by American economists and business leaders, the United States, Mexico and Canada have struck an amenable...
Only 62% of private-sector workers had access to some sort of private retirement accounts in March 2017. While Tom Giovanetti’s description of the current state...
Tariffs could pose real danger to the American energy renaissance that the president has worked hard to help nurture. If we really want “energy dominance” and if we really want to build the kind of energy security that will make America great for generations, we can’t afford setbacks to our energy future from a dangerous game of trade brinksmanship. Now is the time to reevaluate our approach to trade to ensure that retaliatory tariffs don’t undermine much needed economic momentum.