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Tuesday, December 17, 2019

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Nikki Ellis, Assistant, International Affairs
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USMCA Action Needed

Send a Letter to Your Representative

CalChamber USMCA Support Letter to Congress
CalChamber, December 16, 2019

Message to the Congress on the
United States – Mexico – Canada Agreement

White House, December 13, 2019

CalChamber Welcomes News of Progress

CalChamber, December 12, 2019

H.R. 5430 United States-Mexico-Canada
Agreement Implementation Act

Protocol of Amendment to the Agreement
Between the United States of America,
the United Mexican States, and Canada

U.S. Trade Representative


President Donald J. Trump Has Secured a
Historic Phase One Trade Agreement with China

White House, December 13, 2019

CalChamber Companies in the News

McKesson Selected by Department of Veterans Affairs as Prime Pharmaceutical Provider
McKesson, December 12, 2019

Almond Market Update: Crop Will Be Close to 2.4 Billion Pounds
Blue Diamond Growers, December 11, 2019

PepsiCo Launches Second North America Greenhouse Program
to Accelerate Purpose-Driven Solutions for the Food and
Beverage Industry

PepsiCo, December 5, 2019

Trade Policy

From the White House

Pro-Growth Economic Policies Benefit Previously Left Behind Americans the Most
December 16, 2019

From the U.S. Department of Commerce

BEA Releases First Official Release of Gross Domestic Product
by County

December 13, 2019

From the U.S. Trade Representative

Statement from USTR and UST Spokesperson on Behalf
of Ambassador Lighthizer and Secretary Mnuchin

December 15, 2019

From the U.S. Department of State

Official Launch of the Growth
in the Americas Initiative

December 11, 2019

Background Briefing on U.S.-Central Asian Relations
December 13, 2019

2019 U.S. – India 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue
December 12, 2019

From the International Trade Administration

BEA’s Latest FDI Data (Again) Confirms It: There’s No Better Place
to Invest and Do Business Than the United States

December 12, 2019

From the World Trade Organization

DG Azevêdo Welcomes Progress in Investment Facilitation Discussions
December 12, 2019

Report Shows Trade Restrictions by WTO Members
at Historically High Levels

December 12, 2019

Trade Agreements


Video: House Ways and Means Committee
Vote on H. Res 746 & H.R. 5430

USTR Responds to Mexico
on USMCA Implementation

U.S. Trade Representative, December 17, 2019

Brady Statement on Next Step of USMCA
GOP House Ways and Means Committee, December 13, 2019

The Time Has Come. Congress, Pass USMCA.
White House, December 12, 2019

On the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement
U.S. Department of State, December 11, 2019

WTAS: Support for President Donald J. Trump’s United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement
White House, December 10, 2019

U.S., Mexico Appear to Settle
Labor Controversy in USMCA

The Wall Street Journal, December 16, 2019

Mexico to Hike Daily Minimum Wage
by 20%, Experts Worry About Inflation

Reuters, December 16, 2019

New North American Trade Deal Seen
as Template for Deals to Come

The Wall Street Journal, December 14, 2019

Mexico Senate Approves Changes
to North American Trade Deal

Reuters, December 12, 2019

Pass USMCA Coalition Drops
Stance on Passing USMCA

The Hill, December 12, 2019

These 4 Changes Helped Trump and
Democrats Agree to the USMCA Trade Deal

PBS NewsHour, December 11, 2019

Mexican Businesses Focus
on Labor Provisions as They Pore
Over USMCA Trade Deal Text

Reuters, December 11, 2019

CalChamber Supports Newly Reached
U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement Deal

CalChamber, December 11, 2019

Meltdowns and Touchdowns: How
the U.S. Scored a Canada-Mexico Trade Deal

Reuters, December 10, 2019

Former U.S. Ambassador to Canada:
USMCA Deal Is a Rare ‘Win, Win, Win’

Yahoo Finance, December 10, 2019

From Farms to Silicon Valley, U.S.
Businesses Stand to Gain from USMCA

The Wall Street Journal, December 10, 2019

New Trade Agreement with Canada,
Mexico ‘Is a Big Deal’ for California Agriculture

The Fresno Bee, December 10, 2019

RCEP Without India Isn’t to Japan’s Liking
The Japan Times, December 17, 2019

U.S. Wants to Start on U.K. Trade Deal ‘Very Soon,’ Kudlow Says
Bloomberg, December 16, 2019

Canada’s Trade Agency Picks Singapore for Asia Gateway
as TPP Flounders

Stock Daily Dish, December 15, 2019

E.U. & Japan Want to Turn Back Trump Clock by Creating
World’s Largest Free-Trade Zone

Denton Daily, December 14, 2019

Trump Congratulates Boris Johnson and Calls for ‘Massive’
U.S.-U.K. Trade Deal

MarketWatch, December 13, 2019


House Passes $1.4 Trillion Federal
Spending Bill (Includes 7-Year Extension
of the Charter of the Export-Import Bank)

The Associated Press, December 17, 2019

Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies, 2020 (Including Funding for Trade Agencies)
Senate Appropriations Committee, December 2019

Job Openings in U.S. Increase to 7.3 Million in October
Bloomberg, December 17, 2019

International Trade Makes America Great
Forbes, December 17, 2019

A Third of America’s Economy Is Concentrated in Just 31 Counties
Bloomberg, December 16, 2019

Trump’s ‘America First’ Trade Vision Comes Into Focus
on Three Fronts

The Wall Street Journal, December 15, 2019


Open Trade with Our Neighbors Is a Win for the Central Valley
by State Senator Shannon Grove

The Bakersfield Californian, December 12, 2019

Exports of California-Made Products Up, Re-Exports Fall by 20%
CalChamber, December 12, 2019

Los Angeles Port Sees 12% Decline in November,
While Long Beach Port Volume Shrinks 3.5%

Press Telegram, December 11, 2019

Trade Agreement Includes $300 Million for Border Pollution Cleanup, Including Tijuana River Valley
The San Diego Union-Tribune, December 11, 2019

More International Articles

Preliminary Overview of the Economies
of Latin America and the Caribbean

Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean,
December 2019



Notice of Modification of Section 301 Action:
China’s Acts, Policies, and Practices
Related to Technology Transfer,
Intellectual Property, and Innovation

U.S. Federal Register, December 15, 2019

United States and China Reach
Phase One Trade Agreement

U.S. Trade Representative, December 13, 2019

Brady Applauds Phase 1 Trade Deal with China
GOP House Ways and Means Committee, December 13, 2019

U.S. Finalizing Rules to Limit Sensitive
Tech Exports to China, Others

Reuters, December 17, 2019

Trump Trade Deal Buys Xi Time
Before Next U.S.-China Battle

American Journal of Transportation, December 16, 2019

U.S. Trade Representative Says Phase-One
Trade Deal Is ‘Totally Done’ and Will
Double Exports to China in Two Years

CNBC, December 15, 2019

China’s Factory, Retail Sectors Shine
as Trade Tensions Thaw

Reuters, December 15, 2019

From Lincoln Logs to Luggage,
U.S.-China Trade Deal Still Leaves
Huge Cloud Over American Business

The Washington Post, December 14, 2019

China and U.S. Reach Phase One
Trade Deal that Includes Some Tariff Relief
and Agriculture Purchases

CNBC, December 13, 2019

Wall Street Hits Record Highs After
Reports U.S. Signs Trade Deal with China

Forbes, December 12, 2019

China’s Companies Binged on Debt.
Now They Can’t Pay the Bill.

The New York Times, December 12, 2019

Johnson Says U.K. Will Cut EU Ties by End of 2020
The Wall Street Journal, December 17, 2019

The Brexit Reality: Now Comes the Hard Part
American Journal of Transportation, December 16, 2019

UK’s Boris Johnson Talks with Trump, Welcomes New Lawmakers
The Sacramento Bee, December 16, 2019

China Threatens Retaliation Should Germany Ban Huawei 5G
Bloomberg, December 14, 2019

Irish Whiskey, Olive Oil and Waffles Could Face Tariffs Up
to 100 Percent

The New York Times, December 13, 2019

Speedy Brexit Is on the Agenda After Big Election Win
by Boris Johnson’s Conservatives

Los Angeles Times, December 13, 2019

Brazil Economic Stars Align, Turning 2020 Into ‘Make or Break’ Year
Reuters, December 12, 2019

Who Keeps Europe’s Farm Billions Flowing?
Often, Those Who Benefit

The New York Times, December 11, 2019






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