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Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Featured Headlines

Trump Proposes Tariffs on Up to
$2.4 Billion Worth of French Imports

Los Angeles Times, December 2, 2019

Trump Says He Will Reimpose Steel
and Aluminum Tariffs on Brazil and Argentina, Opening New Trade War Fronts

San Francisco Chronicle, December 2, 2019

CalChamber Companies in the News

7 CalChamber Member Companies Land on Best Places to Work
in Sacramento List

CalChamber, December 3, 2019

Charles Schwab to Buy TD Ameritrade in a $26 Billion All-Stock Deal
CNBC, November 25, 2019

14 CalChamber Member Companies Recognized as Best Places
to Work in San Diego

CalChamber, November 25, 2019

UPS: The First Drone Airlines Takes Off
Latin Trade, November 21, 2019

Trade Policy

From the White House

Statement by the President on S. 1838, the “Hong Kong Human
Rights and Democracy Act of 2019” (the “Act”)

November 27, 2019

From the U.S. Department of Commerce

Joint Communique from the U.S.-Brazil CEO Forum
November 25, 2019

U.S. International Trade Commission Affirmative Injury Vote
Reinforces Commerce’s Tomato Suspension Agreement

November 22, 2019

Travel and Tourism Sector Supports 7.8 Million Jobs and Accounts
for 2.8% of U.S. GDP in 2018

November 20, 2019

From the U.S. Trade Representative

United States Wins for the Sixth Time in Airbus Subsidies Dispute
December 2, 2019

Conclusion of USTR’s Investigation Under Section 301
into France’s Digital Services Tax

December 2, 2019

United States Trade Representative Moves Forward on Its
Investigation Under Section 301 into France’s Digital Services Tax

November 27, 2019

United States and South Korea Reach Agreement on Guaranteed
Market Access for American Rice

November 19, 2019

From the U.S. Department of State

Diplomatic Realism, Restraint and Respect in Latin America
December 2, 2019

Europe Must Put Security First with 5G
December 2, 2019

On the New EU Leadership Assumption of Office
December 1, 2019

From the International Trade Administration

FDI in Agribusiness: Feeding the U.S. Economy
November 21, 2019

From the World Trade Organization

U.S. May Increase Tariffs After WTO Rejects EU Claims Over Airbus
Reuters, December 2, 2019

Now Is a Good Time to Modernize the WTO
The Wall Street Journal, December 1, 2019

30 Years of the Trade Policy Review Mechanism
November 27, 2019

Agriculture Meeting Marks “Turning Point” As Negotiations
Enter Decisive Stage

November 26, 2019

DDG Wolff: WTO Can Play a Role in Supporting a Circular Economy
November 25, 2019

Trade Agreements


Mexico Offers Compromise to End
Impasse with U.S. Over New NAFTA

American Journal of Transportation, December 3, 2019

Trump’s Trade Deal Steals a Page
Out of the Democrats’ Playbook

The New York Times, December 1, 2019

Mexico Steps Up Pressure on U.S.
Congress to Approve Trade Deal

Reuters, November 25, 2019

Pelosi Says U.S.-Mexico-Canada
Trade Deal Is ‘Within Range’

Reuters, November 25, 2019

Mexican Congress Passes 2020 Budget
with Boost to USMCA-Required Labor Resources

World Trade Online, November 22, 2019

Japan Should Think Twice on RCEP
China Global Television Network, December 2, 2019

Second Phase of China-Pakistan Free Trade Deal in Effect
Anadolu Agency, December 2, 2019

Brexit Gives Us the Chance to Trade with New and Old Friends,
Starting with Japan

The Telegraph, November 30, 2019

What’s at Stake and at Risk in U.S.-Japan Trade Talks
Bloomberg, November 20, 2019

Australia, U.S. to Cooperate on Critical Minerals, Rare Earths
Reuters, November 19, 2019


Tariffs Will Boost Prices on Toys and Smartphones
– But Not Until Next Year

Los Angeles Times, November 27, 2019

U.S. Firms Pull Back on Investment
The Wall Street Journal, November 24, 2019

Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States Annual Report to Congress
U.S. Department of the Treasury, November 22, 2019

Trump Can No Longer Impose ‘Section 232’ Auto Tariffs After Missing Deadline
Reuters, November 18, 2019


California’s Working Landscape Makes $333-Billion Impact
on State Economy

Fox and Hounds, November 26, 2019

California Trade Mission to Mexico Sows Seeds for Mutual Benefits
by Lt. Governor Eleni Kounalakis and Visit California’s Caroline Beteta

The San Diego Union-Tribune, November 21, 2019

More International Articles


Trump Says China Trade Deal May Have
to Wait Amid Sticking Points in Talks

Reuters, December 3, 2019

Here’s What Happens to Markets If
U.S. Tariffs on China Kick in Dec. 15

Bloomberg, December 2, 2019

China Hints U.S. Blacklist Imminent
in Threat to Trade Talks

Bloomberg, December 2, 2019

Trump Says New U.S. Law on Hong Kong
Doesn’t Help China Trade Talks

Reuters, December 2, 2019

Many Firms Have No Contingency Plans
Should U.S.-China Trade War Worsen

Fox Business, December 2, 2019

China to Raise Penalties on IR Theft
in Trade War Compromise

Bloomberg, November 24, 2019

China’s New $21 Billion High-Tech
Manufacturing Fund Likely to Rankle U.S.

The Wall Street Journal, November 20, 2019

U.S., China Said to Tie Tariff Relief
to Failed Deal from May

Bloomberg, November 19, 2019

‘No Such Thing as Too Many Cooks’:
Freeland and Champagne to Balance Crucial Canada-U.S. Relationship

The Hill Times, December 2, 2019

Europe Needs to Adopt a Harder Line on Relations with China,
Former Envoy Says

South China Morning Post, December 1, 2019

Leaked Papers Hint at Post-Brexit Trade Priorities for UK, U.S.
Politico, November 28, 2019

I Led One of the Happiest Countries in the World.
Here’s What Other Democracies Could Learn From Our Model

Time, November 27, 2019

Brazil-China 2019 Trade Expected to Surpass $105 Billion
Reuters, November 21, 2019






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