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Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Featured Headlines

CalChamber Quarterly Economic Report:
Record Economic Expansion Near;
Housing Costs Dampen State’s Dynamism

CalChamber, May 31, 2019


U.S.-Mexico Joint Declaration
U.S. Department of State, June 7, 2019

Business Community Opposes Tariffs
on Mexico (CalChamber Signed On)

US Chamber, June 7, 2019

Brady Statement on Trump’s Announcement Suspending Scheduled Tariffs on Mexico
House Ways and Means Committee, June 7, 2019

Mexico’s Position on Migration
June 3, 2019

Letter to President Trump from Mexican
President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador

May 30, 2019


African Continental Free Trade Area:
A New Horizon For Trade in Africa

Council on Foreign Relations, June 10, 2019

Africa’s Industrialization Under the
Continental Free Trade Area: Local
Strategies for Global Competitiveness

Brookings Institute, June 4, 2019

CalChamber Companies in the News

BMW Opens Mexico Plant Without Flinching
Automotive News, June 10, 2019

Amazon Unveils Futuristic Helicopter-Plane Hybrid Drone for Deliveries
Bloomberg, June 5, 2019

Boeing is In Talks for a Megadeal That the Trade War Could Derail
AJoT, June 5, 2019

UPS Teams Up with ShopRunner Connecting Retailers with 58 Million UPS My Choice Members
AJoT, June 3, 2019

Trade Policy

From the White House

President Donald J. Trump Secures a Historic Deal with Mexico to Combat the Crisis at the Border
June 10, 2019

New Government Data Shows the Broad Strength of the United States Job Market
June 10, 2019

President Donald J. Trump Is Working with the United Kingdom To Secure A Stronger and More Prosperous International Partnership
June 3, 2019

Proclamation to Modify the List of Beneficiary Developing Countries Under the Trade Act of 1974
May 31, 2019

From the U.S. Department of Commerce

Opening Remarks by U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at the 2019 SelectUSA Investment Summit
June 11, 2019

Implementation of New Commerce Section 232 Exclusions Portal – Effective June 13, 2019
Federal Register, June 10, 2019

The 2019 SelectUSA Investment Summit: Ivanka Trump, Larry Kudlow, Tech Startups & More
June 6, 2019

Department of Commerce Releases Report on Critical Minerals
June 4, 2019

Commerce and Treasury Departments Implement Changes to Cuba Sanctions Rules
June 4, 2019

Secretary Wilbur Ross Statement on Meeting with Mexico’s Secretary of Economy
June 3, 2019

Secretary of Commerce Leads U.S. Delegation to El Salvador
June 1, 2019

From the U.S. Trade Representative

Statement on the United States-CARICOM Trade and Investment Council
June 7, 2019

U.S. Trade Representative and the U.S. Department of Treasury Respond to the “White Paper” Issued by China on June 2, 2019
June 3, 2019

Notice Regarding Application of Section 301 Action
May 31, 2019

From the U.S. Department of State

Joint Statement on U.S.-Bangladesh Partnership Dialogue
June 11, 2019

Joint Statement on the Inaugural U.S.-Iceland Economic Dialogue
June 7, 2019

Secretary Pompeo Travels to The Netherlands To Address the Global Entrepreneurship Summit and Reinforce U.S.-Dutch Ties
June 3, 2019

U.S.-Australia-India-Japan Consultations (“The Quad”)
May 31, 2019

Secretary Pompeo Travels to Switzerland To Strengthen Economic Security and Bilateral Ties
May 31, 2019

From the World Trade Organization

WTO Issues 2019 Annual Report
June 4, 2019

G20 Trade Ministers Renew Commitment to WTO Reform with “Sense of Urgency”
June 9, 2019

Local Content Measures Scrutinized by WTO Members in Investment Committee
June 6, 2019

EU to Propose Workaround to Avoid U.S. Block on WTO Judges
Reuters, June 6, 2019

WTO Chief Hopeful of Progress on E-Commerce Rules at G-20
Nikkei Asian Review, June 5, 2019

Canada Appeals Panel Report Regarding US Dumping Duties on Canadian Lumber
June 4, 2019

DG Azev√™do Pledges Support for Africa’s Continued Economic Integration
June 3, 2019

DDG Wolff: Companies Depend On the Health of a Liberal International Trading System
May 30, 2019

Trade Agreements


Mexico Senate Should Ratify USMCA
Trade Deal Next Week: President

U.S. News, June 10, 2019

Democrats Hold Out on USMCA
as Trump Walks Back Mexico Tariffs

AJoT, June 10, 2019

Remarks by Vice President Pence at USMCA Event Hosted by National Association of Manufacturers
White House, June 6, 2019

Japan’s Motegi Says to Meet USTR Lighthizer on June 13 for Trade Talk
Reuters, June 11, 2019

Hong Kong Seeks New Markets Through Asean Free-Trade Deal as US-China Trade War Rages On
South China Morning Post, June 10, 2019

UK and South Korea Agree to Sign Post-Brexit Trade Deal
The Guardian, June 10, 2019

Trump to Make China Tariffs Decision ‘Right After G20’
Reuters, June 6, 2019

This is What the U.S. Wants from the U.K. Before it Will Sign a Trade Deal
NBC News, June 3, 2019

Trump Administration Strips India of Special Trade Status
The New York Times, May 31, 2019


Trump Vows to ‘Do Something’ About EU Wine Duties
France 24, June 10, 2019

Trump’s Method ot the Madness on Trade
Politico, June 6, 2019

Exports, Imports Both Plummet as U.S. Trade Deficit Narrows
Bloomberg, June 6, 2019

Trade War is Hurting U.S. Wineries
Wine Spectator, June 5, 2019

Trump’s Mexico Tariff Threat Trips Up Manufacturers Shifting Out of China
The Wall Street Journal, June 2, 2019

Trump Administration Considered Tariffs on Australia
The New York Times, June 2, 2019


In Trump’s Trade War with China, L.A. Ports are Ground Zero
The Los Angeles Times, June 9, 2019

‘Disaster’: How Trump’s Mexico Tariff Plan Would Jolt California
The San Francisco Chronicle, June 3, 2019

This Week in the Pacific Northwest
Consulate General of Israel to the Pacific Northwest, June 2019

More International Articles


Chinese Exporters Dodge Tariffs
With Fake Made-in-Vietnam Labels

AJoT, June 10, 2019

Chinese State Media Calls New Tech Export
Controls a Shield ‘Against Certain Countries’

South China Morning Post, June 9, 2019

China is Letting Value of Yuan Slide to Offset Trade War Tariffs, US Treasury Secretary Mnuchin Says
South China Morning Post, June 8, 2019

U.S.-China Trade War Sparks
Worries About Rare Minerals

AP, June 8, 2019

China Plans to Create a
Technology Security Management System

Bloomberg, June 8, 2019

Govt Mulls Mandatory Barcoding of All Medicines Sold Within India
LiveMint, June 9, 2019

G20 Ministerial Statement on Trade and Digital Economy
G20, June 9, 2019

Japan’s First-Quarter GDP Grows at Faster Pace, But Trade War Blunts Outlook
Reuters, June 9, 2019

Vietnam Tops List of Biggest Winners from U.S.-China Trade War
Bloomberg, June 3, 2019

Trump’s Trade Attack Pushes India to Negotiating Table
AJoT, June 3, 2019

Welcoming Triton, the Largest Ship to Ever Pass Through the Panama Canal
AJoT, June 3, 2019

Global Manufacturing Shrinks Amid Wall Street Recession Warning
Bloomberg, June 2, 2019

Withdrawal of India’s GSP Benefits By USA
Press Information Bureau Government of India, June 1, 2019





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