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Tuesday, December 10, 2019

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Longtime Banking Executive/China Hand Describes Challenges of Doing Business in Transitional China
December 10, 2019


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USMCA Deal Reached

Statement from United States Trade
Representative Robert Lighthizer (on USMCA)

U.S. Trade Representative, December 10, 2019

House Democrats Support Updated
Trade Deal with Mexico and Canada

Capital Public Radio, December 10, 2019

Brady, Buchanan Statements
on USMCA Agreement

GOP House Ways and Means Committee, December 10, 2019

Ross Says U.S. Within ‘Millimeters’
of Completing USMCA Deal

American Journal of Transportation, December 10, 2019

U.S. Chamber Statement
on USMCA Handshake Deal

U.S. Chamber, December 10, 2019


Governor Newsom and Governors
from Baja California States Re-Establish “Commission of the Californias"

Office of Governor Gavin Newsom, December 4, 2019

Three California Governors
Revive Cooperation Agreement

The San Diego Union-Tribune, December 4, 2019

CalChamber Companies in the News

UPS Expands Global Footprint of International Express Services
American Journal of Transportation, December 9, 2019

Hope Through Housing Foundation’s Community Center
in Rancho Cucamonga Gets a Makeover with the Help
of SoCalGas Employees

Sempra Energy, December 6, 2019

United Airlines Pledges Millions of Miles to Non-Profits
on Giving Tuesday

United, December 3, 2019

Trade Policy

From the White House

President Donald J. Trump Announces Intent to Nominate Individuals
to Key Administration Posts (Including International Positions)

December 9, 2019

Deregulation Continues to Benefit American Consumers,
Driving Economic Growth

December 6, 2019

From the U.S. Department of Commerce

Since 2017, EDA Invests $341.9 Million in 236 Projects Across the U.S. in or Near Opportunity Zone
December 4, 2019

BEA to Release First Official GDP Estimates for More than 3,000 Counties and 34 Industries
December 4, 2019

From the U.S. Department of State

Joint Trilateral Statement of the Fourth Annual North American
Drug Dialogue

December 9, 2019

U.S. 2019 APEC Outcomes
December 9, 2019

U.S.–Kazakhstan Enhanced Strategic Partnership Dialogue
December 4, 2019

Secretary Pompeo Travels to Portugal to Discuss Transatlantic Partnership with Key Ally
December 4, 2019

The United States To Elevate Diplomatic Representation with Sudan
December 4, 2019

From the World Trade Organization

WTO Members Agree to Extend E-Commerce, Non-Violation Moratoriums
December 10, 2019

DG Azevêdo to Launch Intensive Consultations on Resolving
Appellate Body Impasse

December 9, 2019

U.S. Seals Demise of WTO Appeals Bench
Reuters, December 9, 2019

DG Azevêdo Urges WTO Members to Find Ways Forward
on the Dispute Settlement System

December 6, 2019

Trade Agreements


Ambassador Lighthizer Lauds Japan’s Approval
of the U.S.-Japan Trade Agreement and
the U.S.-Japan Digital Trade Agreement

U.S. Trade Representative, December 4, 2019

Japan Ratifies Free Trade Deal with United States
Asia Times, December 4, 2019

EU Trade Chief Hogan, Lighthizer to Discuss French Tariff Threat
Bloomberg, December 6, 2019

Thailand, Turkey Finalizing Free Trade Agreement
Anadolu Agency, December 5, 2019


Drowning in Uncertainty:
Trade Questions Slow Investment, Squeeze Profits Across U.S.

Reuters, December 10, 2019

Farm-Labor Reform Bill Heads for House Vote This Week
Successful Farming, December 9, 2019

Trump’s Tax Cuts Push U.S. Burden Lower in World
The Wall Street Journal, December 6, 2019

Trump Reveals that Next G-7 Summit Will Be at Camp David
Politico, December 3, 2019

U.S. Has Not Ruled Out Imposing Tariffs on Imported Autos
Reuters, December 3, 2019


CalChamber Elects 2020 Board Officers
CalChamber, December 9, 2019

California’s Economy Will Grow Faster than the Nation’s,
UCLA Forecast Predicts

Los Angeles Times, December 5, 2019

More International Articles


U.S. and Chinese Trade Negotiators Planning
for Delay of December Tariffs

The Wall Street Journal, December 10, 2019

China Hopes for Good Trade Result
with U.S. as Soon as Possible

American Journal of Transportation, December 9, 2019

China Waiving Tariff Hikes on U.S. Soybeans, Pork
The Associated Press, December 6, 2019

Brexit Might One Day Be Seen as ‘Democracy in Action,’
Former UK Finance Minister Says

CNBC, December 10, 2019

The African Continental Free Trade Area Could Boost African Agency
in International Trade

Chatham House, December 10, 2019

Canadian Economy Unexpectedly Shed Jobs in November
The Wall Street Journal, December 6, 2019

Trade War Goes Digital: Countries Eye Tariffs on Internet Economy
Reuters, December 6, 2019

Japan Plans to Spend $120 Billion to Stimulate Slowing Economy
The New York Times, December 5, 2019

In Trade War, EU Is Force to Be Reckoned with, Netherlands Warns
American Journal of Transportation, December 5, 2019






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