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U.S. Chamber Coalition Letter Sent to Senate
and House Appropriations Committees in
Support of CBP Supplemental Funding

(CalChamber Signed On)
U.S. Chamber, June 17, 2019


The Consulate General of Canada and
Assembly Speaker Co-host The Future of Work:
A Panel on Technology and Economic Security

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 11:00am – 1:00pm
at the California State Capitol

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CalChamber Companies in the News

Brazil Planemaker Agrees $1.9 Billion Deal with United Airlines for Up to 39 Jets
Reuters, June 17, 2019

Almond Market Update: May Shipments Up 13% From Last Year
Blue Diamond Growers, June 12, 2019

Trade Policy

From the White House

Statement from the Press Secretary on the Visit of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada
June 14, 2019

President Donald J. Trump is Furthering America’s Enduring Partnership with Poland
June 12, 2019

Executive Order on Modernizing the Regulatory Framework for Agricultural Biotechnology Products
June 11, 2019

Interagency Task Force on Agriculture and Rural Prosperity
June 2019

From the U.S. Department of Commerce

Remarks by U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at the U.S.-India Business Council Ideas Summit and 44th Annual Meeting
June 13, 2019

Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross Concludes SelectUSA Investment Summit, Celebrating New Business Projects and Workforce Development
June 12, 2019

From the U.S. Trade Representative

USTR Lighthizer Testifies Before Senate Finance Committee Hearing on Trade Policy
June 18, 2019

Public Hearings on Proposed Section 301 Tariff List
June 14, 2019

Joint Statement on the U.S.-Iraq Trade and Investment Framework Agreement Council Meeting
June 14, 2019

Joint Statement of the United States — Uruguay Trade and Investment Council
June 13, 2019

Members Named to Seven Agricultural Trade Advisory Committees
June 11, 2019

From the U.S. Department of State

The United States To Explore Rejoining the United Nations World Tourism Organization
June 17, 2019

The Second Session of the United States-Tunisia Joint Economic Commission
June 14, 2019

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo at the India Ideas Summit and 44th Annual Meeting of the U.S.-India Business Council
June 12, 2019

Secretary Pompeo’s Travel to India, Sri Lanka, Japan, and the Republic of Korea
June 11, 2019

10th Anniversary Joint Declaration on the U.S. – Georgia Strategic Partnership
June 11, 2019

From the House Ways and Means Committee

Chairman Neal Announces a Hearing on the 2019 Trade Policy Agenda: Negotiate with China, Japan, the EU, and UK; New NAFTA/USMCA; U.S. Participation in the WTO; and Other Matters
June 12, 2019

From the World Trade Organization

WTO Welcomes Close to 3,000 Visitors to Its Open Day
June 18, 2019

Registration Opens for Public Hearing in “Canada – Measures Governing the Sale of Wine”
June 18, 2019

China Pulls WTO Suit Over Claim to Be a Market Economy
Reuters, June 17, 2019

Fisheries Subsidies Negotiations Pick Up Pace With More Proposals Tabled
June 15, 2019

United States Suspends WTO Intellectual Property Litigation Against China
Reuters, June 14, 2019

DDG Wolff: Trading System Must Reflect the Needs of Those Engaged in International Commerce
June 12, 2019

Trade Agreements


Trudeau Plans USMCA Meetings
with Pelosi, McConnell this Week

Politico, June 17, 2019

Mexicans Have a Special Route to the US
Job Market. Trade Wars Could Close it Off

San Francisco Chronicle, June 16, 2019

Mexican Senate Commissions
Pass Draft Law to Ratify Trade Deal

Reuters, June 14, 2019

Pelosi Names Democrats to Lead
USMCA Talks as Trump Urges Speed

AJoT, June 13, 2019

It’s ‘Complicated to Negotiate with European Union,’ Wilbur Ross Says
CNBC, June 17, 2019

Japan Eyes Cutting U.S. Farm Tariffs Immediately to TPP Levels
Japan Today, June 17, 2019

India Slaps US with Retaliatory Tariffs on 28 Products, Including Almonds and Apples
Business Insider, June 17, 2019

Unlocking the Potential of Africa’s Historic Trade Agreement
Forbes, June 17, 2019

ASEAN-Hong Kong, China Free Trade Agreement Enters Into Force
Thailand Business News, June 14, 2019

Trade Deal with Mercosur is No. 1 Priority: EU Trade Chief
Reuters, June 13, 2019

The UK Wants a US Trade Deal – But It’s not So Sure About ‘Chlorinated Chicken’
CNBC, June 13, 2019

Pelosi Vows to Review Hong Kong Trade ties Over Extradition Bill
AJoT, June 12, 2019


The Trade War with China Has an Upside for Consumers, Too
The New York Times, June 17, 2019

U.S. To Begin Tariff Hearings on $300 Billion of Chinese Goods
Nikkei Asian Review, June 15, 2019

Republican Sen. Grassley Challenges Trump on Trade Policies
The Wall Street Journal, June 14, 2019

Over 600 U.S. Companies Urge Trump to Resolve Trade Dispute with China
Reuters, June 13, 2019

Businesses Showing Discontent with Trump’s Trade Policies
AP, June 12, 2019


CalChamber Issues Statement
on Approval of State Budget

CalChamber, June 14, 2019

How the Trade War with China Could Crush California’s $2.7 Trillion Economy and Hurt Other States
CNBC, June 18, 2019

In California, a Blue Wave and Progressive Governor: So Why Are So Many Leftist Plans Going Under?
CalMatters, June 13, 2019

State Department Announces 25th Experience America Visit to San Diego, California
U.S. Department of State, June 12, 2019

Busiest US Port Hit By 7th Straight Month of Export Declines Amid Escalating Trade War
CNBC, June 11, 2019

More International Articles


Trump and Xi to Meet at G-20
Amid Stalled Trade Talks

The New York Times, June 18, 2019

Chinese Tourists’ U.S. Spending Has Plunged.
The Trade War May Be to Blame

The New York Times, June 12, 2019

Tour of China Shows a Nation
Girding for Protracted Trade War

Bloomberg, June 11, 2019

Navigating the Belt and Road Initiative
Asia Society, June 2019

The New Moon Race: Is China Winning
This Time: With the Trump Administration
Pushing to Go Back to the Moon, NASA
Finds Itself with a Motivated New Competitor

Politico, June 2019

Chance of Disorderly Brexit Jumps; Eventual Trade Deal Still Likely
Euro News, June 14, 2019

Trump Threats Drive Historic Brazil, Mexico Currency Divergence
Reuters, June 14, 2019

World’s Fastest-Growing Economy May Not Be So Fast After All
Bloomberg, June 11, 2019




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