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Tuesday, July 9, 2019

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Featured Headlines

Foreign Direct Investment in the U.S. Rises in 2018
U.S. Department of Commerce, July 3, 2019

CalChamber Companies in the News

IBM Closes $34 Billion Deal to Buy Red Hat
Reuters, July 9, 2019

CalChamber Board Member Stone Brewing ftd. in ‘Craft Beer is an Effective if Unexpected Ambassador in the U.S. Foreign Service’
Vine Pair, June 26, 2019

Trade Policy

From the White House

U.S. Economy Adds Another 224,000 New Jobs in June
as Wage Increases Remain Strong

July 5, 2019

Remarks by President Trump and President Moon of the Republic of Korea in Joint Press Conference
June 30, 2019

From the U.S. Department of Commerce

Remarks by U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at the Bureau of Industry and Security Annual Conference on Export Controls and Security
July 9, 2019

U.S. Department of Commerce Issues Preliminary Determinations in the Countervailing Duty Investigations of Imports of Fabricated Structural Steel from China, Canada, and Mexico
July 8, 2019

From the U.S. Trade Representative

USTR Pursues Competition-Related Concerns
Under the U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement

July 9, 2019

USTR Proposes Additional Products for Tariff Countermeasures
in Response to Harm Caused by EU Aircraft Subsidies

July 1, 2019

From the U.S. Department of State

The U.S. and Israel: A Friendship for Freedom
July 8, 2019

President Donald J. Trump and President Moon Jae-in Reaffirm
the United States’ and Republic of Korea’s Ironclad Alliance

July 2, 2019

The United States Welcomes the “ASEAN Outlook
on the Indo-Pacific”

July 2, 2019

Calling all U.S. College Students!
Apply to the Virtual Student Federal Service July 1-31

July 1, 2019

Participation in the 49th Organization of American States General Assembly
July 1, 2019

Canada Day
June 30, 2019

100,000 Strong in the Americas Innovation Fund Announces New Grant Winning Institutions Between Mexico and the United States
June 26, 2019

America and India: Embracing an Age of Ambition
June 26, 2019

From the World Trade Organization

Russia Initiates WTO Dispute Against US Dumping Duties on Steel
July 9, 2019

Experts Say Urgent Reform Needed at WTO
XinhuaNet, July 9, 2019

Azevêdo: Let’s Ensure Aid for Trade Initiative Continues to Go From Strength to Strength
July 5, 2019

United States Initiates WTO Dispute Against Indian Duties
on US Imports

July 4, 2019

DG Azevêdo: E-Commerce Needs to Be a Force for Inclusion
July 3, 2019

WTO-IFC Publication Launch: “Trade Finance and the Compliance Challenge: A Showcase of International Cooperation”
July 3, 2019

Aid for Trade Global Review 2019:
Supporting Economic Diversification and Empowerment

July 3, 2019

WTO Issues New Edition of World Tariff Profiles
July 2, 2019

Trade Agreements


We Can’t Afford To Delay
Passage of USMCA Trade Deal

The Hill, July 8, 2019

Hopes Dim for Passage of Trump Trade Deal
The Hill, July 5, 2019

Mexico and U.S. Try New Trade
Fix to Win Over Democrats

Yahoo Finance, July 5, 2019

Lax Enforcement of Colombia
Trade Deal Bodes Ill for ‘USMCA’: Democrats

Reuters, June 27, 2019

Canada and Mexico May Be
Open to Tweaking USMCA

Reuters, June 26, 2019

House Democrats, Lighthizer
Launch Talks on USMCA

Politico, June 25, 2019

How a ‘Digital TPP’ Can Help the World Avoid a Technology Cold War
BusinessDay, July 9, 2019

Towards a Free Trade Agreement: On India-U.S. Ties
The Hindu, July 9, 2019

Latin America and Free Trade Score a Win
Bloomberg, July 8, 2019

Economic ‘Game Changer’? African Leaders Launch Free-Trade Zone
Reuters, July 7, 2019

U.S. Slaps Import Duties of More Than 400% on Vietnam Steel
Bloomberg, July 2, 2019

EU-Mercosur Deal Signals ‘Big Brazil’ Era, More Accords to Come
Reuters, July 2, 2019

New EU-Mercosur Trade Agreement: The Agreement in Principle
European Trade Commission, July 1, 2019

Mercosur in Talks with Canada, South Korea About Trade Deals
Reuters, July 1, 2019

EU Signs Trade Deal with Vietnam
The New York Times, June 30, 2019

Japan, U.S. Agree to Accelerate Trade Talks From July
Reuters, June 28, 2019

Japan’s Foreign Minister Kono Says TPP Has No Geographic Boundaries, Japan Would Be Happy to Negotiate New Trade Deal with UK After Brexit
Yahoo, June 27, 2019

Singapore to Focus on Regional Deals as Trade War Thwarts Growth
Bloomberg, June 27, 2019

Trump Demands Withdrawal of India’s ‘Unacceptable’ Tariff Hike
Reuters, June 26, 2019


U.S. Says Its Producers Harmed By Some Structural Steel Imports
Reuters, July 8, 2019

The Trump Tariff Twist that Has Cost U.S. Steel $5.6 Billion
Bloomberg, July 7, 2019

As Trump Lashes Out at Trade Partners,
Globalization Goes on Without the United States

Miami Herald, July 5, 2019

Waters Backs Down in Ex-Im Fight After Internal Struggle
Politico, June 26, 2019


Port of Oakland Hails Fourth of July with Flag-Waving Ship
AJoT, July 5, 2019

India Tariffs Threaten California Almond Industry
Associated Press, June 27, 2019

The Robots are Coming, L.A. Port Shipping Giant Tells Union and Politicians
Los Angeles Times, June 26, 2019

More International Articles


U.S., China to Relaunch Talks
with Little Changed Since Deal Fell Apart

Reuters, July 8, 2019

Trump’s Trade War Might Drive Tech
Giants Apple, Microsoft, Amazon Out of China

USA Today, July 8, 2019

Locked Out of China, U.S. Pork
Producers Sniff Out New Buyers

Reuters, July 1, 2019

What Extra U.S. Farm Products Could China Buy?
Reuters, July 1, 2019

Casualty of Trade War: Chinese Investments
in U.S. Grind to a Halt, Blocking New Jobs

Los Angeles Times, July 1, 2019

G20 Summit: Trump and Xi Agree
to Restart US-China Trade Talks

BBC, June 29, 2019

Private Exporters Report Sales Activity for China
U.S. Department of Agriculture, June 28, 2019

Reading the Logic Behind the Tariffs and
Trade War by Consul General of
China in San Francisco Wang Donghua

The San Francisco Examiner, June 27, 2019


Help Wanted for Europe’s Packed Trade Agenda
Bloomberg, July 9, 2019

Japan Says It Won’t Discuss or Retract SKorea Export Rules
Associated Press, July 9, 2019

SKorea’s Moon Calls for Diplomatic Solution to Trade Spat
The Sacramento Bee, July 8, 2019

The High-Tech Dispute Rooted in Japan’s Wartime History
Reuters, July 8, 2019

Can Africa Reinvent Itself Through the Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AFCTA)?
Trade Ready, March 7, 2019

Beijing’s New Airport is Completed, Opening in September
AJoT, July 1, 2019

Ecommerce Continues Strong Gains Amid Global Economic Uncertainty
eMarketer, June 30, 2019

Mexico Seeks Closer China Business Ties During Testing Time on Trade
Reuters, June 29, 2019




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