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Tuesday, October 15, 2019

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12th Anniversary Edition – Trade Update

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Twelve years ago, on October 1, 2007, the
California Council for International Trade (CCIT) merged with the California Chamber of Commerce International Trade Committee to create the
CalChamber Council for International Trade,
which expands California’s voice on trade.

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CalChamber Status Update Report
on Major Legislation for Business

CalChamber, September 20, 2019

CalChamber Companies in the News

Caltech Gets a Windfall for Climate Research: $750 Million (From CalChamber Member The Wonderful Company)
The New York Times September 26, 2019

UPS To Add More Than 6,000 Vehicles to Its Natural Gas Fleet
Global Newswire, October 9, 2019

2018 Final Crop Return
Blue Diamond Growers, October 8, 2019

Trade Policy

From the White House

President Donald J. Trump Announces Intent to Nominate and Appoint Individuals to Key Administration Posts (Including Ambassador to Russia)
October 11, 2019

Remarks by President Trump and Vice Premier Liu He of the People’s Republic of China in a Meeting
October 11, 2019

President Donald J. Trump is Celebrating 100 Years of Successful Diplomatic Relations with Finland
October 2, 2019

From the U.S. Department of Commerce

USPTO Meets Critical Goals to Reduce Patent Examination Pendency
October 15, 2019

Remarks By Secretary Wilbur Ross at the AMCHAM Business Lunch in Sydney, Australia
October 10, 2019

Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross Reaffirms Excellent Bilateral Ties
October 8, 2019

U.S. Department of Commerce Adds 28 Chinese Organizations to its Entity List
October 7, 2019

The Intersection of Manufacturing & FDI: Job Creation
October 4, 2019

Op-Ed by Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross: The Trump Administration is Delivering U.S. Wins on Trade
October 4, 2019

Manufacturing Day: Recognizing Manufacturing’s Impact on the U.S. Economy
October 2, 2019

From the U.S. Trade Representative

U.S. Wins $7.5 Billion Award in Airbus Subsidies Case
October 2, 2019

Statement on the United States Deputy-Level Trade Talks with China
September 20, 2019

USTR to Request First-Ever Environment Consultations Under the U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement (KORUS) in Effort to Combat Illegal Fishing
September 19, 2019

From the U.S. Department of State

U.S.-Colombia High Level Dialogue
October 11, 2019

Joint Statement on the 10th U.S.-Japan Policy Cooperation Dialogue on the Internet Economy
October 11, 2019

Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Women and the Economy Forum, September 30 – October 5 in La Serena, Chile
October 11, 2019

U.S. Fully Supports Brazil’s Steps Towards OECD Membership
October 10, 2019

Joint Statement on U.S.-Estonia Cooperation
October 8, 2019

Joint Statement Regarding the Second United States-Greece Strategic Dialogue 2019
October 7, 2019

The United States and Greece: Showing the Way Forward
October 5, 2019

First Meeting of the U.S.-Canada Critical Minerals Working Group
October 4, 2019

United States and India Launch Flexible Resources Initiative—Growth through Clean Energy
October 4, 2019

From the World Trade Organization

Members Give US Green Light to Impose Countermeasures on EU in Aircraft Subsidy Dispute
October 14, 2019

DDG Wolff: The Multilateral Trading System Will Endure and Will Adapt
October 14, 2019

World Trade Report Launch Sees Increasing Role for Services Trade, Need for Global Cooperation
October 9, 2019

Panel hearings in “US-Steel and Aluminum Products” Disputes Opened to the Public
October 2, 2019

Chancellor Merkel, DG Azevêdo and Other Agency Heads Discuss Challenges of Multilateralism
October 1, 2019

WTO Lowers Trade Forecast as Tensions Unsettle Global Economy
October 1, 2019

Trade Agreements

U.S. – Japan Trade Deal

Remarks by President Trump at Signing
of the U.S.-Japan Trade Agreement
and U.S.-Japan Digital Trade Agreement

White House, October 7, 2019

President Donald J. Trump Has Secured a Tremendous Victory For American Farmers and Businesses With New Japan Trade Agreements
White House, October 7, 2019

Japan’s Foreign Minister Says
U.S. Trade Pact to Start in January

Reuters, October 3, 2019

Joint Statement of the United States and Japan
White House, September 26, 2019

President Donald J. Trump Has
Reached Agreements with Japan to
Improve Trade Between Our Nations

White House, September 25, 2019

Sacramento-Area Crops Could Come
Out on Top in US-Japan Trade Deal

Sacramento Business Journal, September 25, 2019

FACT SHEET on U.S.-Japan Trade Agreement
U.S. Trade Representative, September 2019



CalChamber Once Again Urges
Congressional Support for USMCA

CalChamber, October 8, 2019

USA Today: Brady & Grassley: It’s Time for Congress to Pass the U.S.-Mexico Canada Agreement
GOP House Ways and Means Committee, October 8, 2019

USMCA is Good for California’s
Economy and Good For Trucking

Los Angeles Daily News, October 8, 2019

U.S. Democrats Say Mexico Must Do More
On Labor After Trip to Speed Up Trade Deal

Reuters, October 8, 2019

We Need The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement For Trade
White House, October 7, 2019

Putin Says Russia Seeking Free Trade Area with Egypt and Israel
Times of Israel, October 13, 2019

S. Korea, Japan End 1st Round of WTO Talks on Trade Row With No Deal
Yonhap News, October 12, 2019


Mixed Bag – Governor Finished Signing/Vetoing All Bills Yesterday
CalChamber, October 14, 2019

AmCham Shanghai Launches California Office with Conference in SF
AmCham Shanghai, September 22, 2019

Record Year for Tourism Industry
Visit California, September 2019

September 2019 Edition Featuring Paulson Manufacturing
IBNewsmag, September 2019

More International Articles


U.S.- China Tariffs Drag Global
Growth to Lowest in a Decade: IMF

Reuters, October 15, 2019

China Wants More Talks Before
Signing Trade Deal with Trump

Bloomberg, October 14, 2019

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin Sees Tariffs Being Imposed Dec. 15 If No China Trade Deal
Reuters, October 14, 2019

The China Trade Truce
The Wall Street Journal, October 13, 2019

China’s Imports and Exports Fell
More Than Expected in September

CNBC, October 13, 2019

U.S.-China Trade Deal: What It Is,
Is Not, and May Become

The Hill, October 12, 2019

Military Advances and Xi Jinping’s
Supreme Status Among the Themes
as Beijing Celebrates National Day

South China Morning Post, October 1, 2019

As China Marks 70 Years of the People’s Republic, Cracks are Showing in Xi Jinping’s Facade
CNN, September 27, 2019

Beijing’s Giant New Airport Helps
China Rival US in the Skies

AJoT, September 25, 2019

Factbox: How Are Businesses Preparing for a 'No-Deal Brexit'?
Reuters, October 15, 2019

Brexit To Be Delayed Again, Free Trade Deal Will Be Struck: Economists – Reuters Poll
Reuters, October 15, 2019

Africa Must Take A Leading Role in the Data Economy
Financial Times, October 14, 2019

WTO Chief Says No Exceptions for UK-EU Trade in Hard Brexit
Bloomberg, October 12, 2019

EU’s Cecilia Malmstrom Letter to USTR Lighthizer
Politico, October 11, 2019

Largest Copper Mine in the World to be Powered 100 Percent by Clean Energy (in Spanish)
El Comercio, October 8, 2019

Ecuador to Quit OPEC in 2020 in Search of Bigger Export Revenue
Reuters, October 1, 2019




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