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Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Featured Headlines

Impact California Helps Users Engage, Stay
Informed on Key Legislation Affecting Business

CalChamber, January 6, 2020

Newsletter: What We’re Watching
as Lawmakers Return to Sacramento

The Los Angeles Times, January 6, 2020

2020 California Legislative Calendar

California State Legislative Pictorial Roster 

2020 Congressional Calendar

California Congressional Delegation Pictorial Roster


Senate Passage of USMCA Faces Delay,
Even With Committee Passage

Bloomberg, January 7, 2020

Grassley, Wyden Hail Passage of Historic USMCA
Senate Finance Committee, January 7, 2020


Trump Says He’ll Sign China Trade Deal Jan. 15
Politico, December 31, 2019


CalChamber Quarterly Economic Report:
U.S., State Economies Show Steady Growth;
Political Rhetoric Disconnected from Reality

CalChamber, December 20, 2019

CalChamber Companies in the News

The Coca-Cola Company Acquires Remaining Stake in fairlife LLC
Coca-Cola, January 2, 2020

Wells Fargo Contributes More Than $11.5 Million to Habitat for Humanity
Wells Fargo, December 18, 2019

Chevron Agrees to Acquire Puma Energy (Australia) Holdings Pty Ltd
Chevron, December 18, 2019

Trade Policy

From the White House

President Trump Announces Presidential Delegation to Switzerland to attend the World Economic Forum
January 1, 2020

President Donald J. Trump Has Delivered Record Breaking Results For The American People In His First Three Years In Office
December 31, 2019

Presidential Proclamation to take Certain Actions Under the African Growth and Opportunity Act and for Other Purposes
December 26, 2019

From the U.S. Department of Commerce

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Concludes Successful 2019
December 31, 2019

U.S. Census Bureau Projects U.S. and World Populations on New Year’s Day
December 31, 2019

Measuring the Value of the U.S. Space Economy
December 23, 2019

Statement from U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross on the Passage of USMCA by U.S. House of the Representatives
December 20, 2019

U.S. Economy Increases at a 2.1% Pace in the Third Quarter
December 20, 2019

Remarks by Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross at the U.S.-Japan Roundtable Washington Conference
December 18, 2019

From the U.S. Trade Representative

Public Hearing on Proposed Action to France’s Digital Services Tax
January 6, 2020

Additional Action Taken to Provide Relief to U.S. Washing Machine Manufacturers
December 20, 2019

Ambassador Lighthizer Issues Statement on House Passage of the USMCA
December 19, 2019

USDA, USTR Seek Experts for Agricultural Trade Advisory Committees
December 18, 2019

USTR Responds to Mexico on USMCA Implementation
December 17, 2019

From the U.S. Department of State

United States Takes Action Against Violators of Religious Freedom
December 20, 2019

Milestone Marked by U.S. House of Representatives: Passage of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement
December 19, 2019

Highlights of 2019 U.S.-India 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue
December 18, 2019

United States and Canada Sign Memorandum of Understanding on Critical Energy Minerals
December 18, 2019

From the World Trade Organization

The WTO’s 25 Years of Achievement and Challenges
January 1, 2020

25 Years on, WTO on Shakiest Ground as Confidence of Members Plummets
Business-Standard, December 30, 2019

Members Urge Continued Engagement on Resolving Appellate Body Issues
December 18, 2019

WTO Ban on Tariffs for Digital Trade Extended Until June 2020
NASDAQ, December 10, 2019

Trade Agreements


Canada Not Poised to Ratify USMCA Before February
AJoT, December 20, 2019

CalChamber Welcomes House
of Representatives Vote to Approve USMCA

CalChamber, December 19, 2019

U.S.-Mexico-Canada Pact Passes House
CalChamber, December 20, 2019

Brady Opening Statement for Floor
Debate on USMCA Implementing Legislation

GOP House Ways and Means Committee, December 19, 2019

U.S.-Japan Trade Deal Opens Market for Cheese Exports
Daily Reporter, January 6, 2020

Japan-U.S. Pact Takes Effect to Promote Goods, Digital Trade
The Japan Times, January 2, 20202

New Zealand-Singapore Upgraded Economic Agreement Ratified
The Straits Times, December 30, 2019

China, Japan and South Korea Trade Chiefs Vow to Accelerate FTA Talks
The Japan Times, December 23, 2019

Russia Hopeful to Complete Free Trade Agreement Between EEU, India
ANI, December 23, 2019


Trade War Threatens U.S. States’ Exports to China and Europe
Bloomberg, January 6, 2020

U.S. Manufacturing Slumps as Trade War Damage Lingers
The New York Times, January 3, 2020

Tariffs Cause Short-Term Pain – Where’s the Gain?
The Hill, January 3, 2020

U.S. Farmers See Another Bleak Year Despite Phase 1 Trade Deal
Reuters, January 2, 2020

US Ports Fare Well in Congressional Appropriations
AJoT, December 18, 2019

Disentangling the Effects of the 2018-2019 Tariffs on a Globally Connected U.S. Manufacturing Sector
Federal Reserve, 2019


California Businesses Breathe Sigh of Relief Over Deal to Update NAFTA Trade Pact
The Los Angeles Times, December 18, 2019

USMCA Deal Could Have Big Impact on California Farming
WGNO, December 17, 2019

Japan in the Bay Area: Collaboration and Transformation
The Bay Area Economic Council, December 2019

More International Articles


Chinese Delegation Plans to Travel
to Washington to Sign Trade Deal

The New York Times, January 5, 2020

U.S. Urged to Honor One-China
Policy Amid Trade Talks

AJoT, December 29, 2019

Peter Navarro, Trump’s Trade Warrior,
Has Not Made His Peace With China

The New York Times, December 26, 2019

China’s Farm-Purchase Targets
Under Trade Deal Face Skeptics

The Wall Street Journal, December 18, 2019

Why Digital Taxes Are the New Trade War Flashpoint
Bloomberg, January 6, 2020

European Tariffs Threaten the Entire American Wine Industry
Vinepair, January 5, 2020

U.S. and France in Showdown Over Digital Tax
TRTWorld, January 5, 2020

European Stocks Climb on U.S.-China Trade Deal Optimism
The Epoch Times, January 2, 2020

Manufacturing Shows Stability in U.S., Asia
The Wall Street Journal, January 2, 2020

European Factories End 2019 in a Funk as Orders, Jobs Fade
Bloomberg, January 2, 2020

The 20th Anniversary of the Panama Canal Transfer: How Panamanian Leadership Transformed Global Trade
AJoT, December 31, 2019

US Warns Europe that Trade Imbalances are a 2020 Priority
AJoT, December 18, 2019





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