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Tuesday, February 4, 2020

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CalChamber’s 2020 Business Issues
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International Trade Issues:

Export-Import Bank of the U.S.
Indo-Pacific Initiative
U.S.-China Relations
U.S.–E.U. Free Trade Agreement
U.S.-Japan Free Trade Agreement
U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement
U.S.-U.K. Free Trade Agreement
World Trade Organization

CalChamber Companies in the News

VW Plots U.S. Truck Expansion with $2.9 Billion Navistar Offer
American Journal of Transportation, January 31, 2020

Trade Policy

From the White House

State of the Union, Tonight 6:00 pm PST

Ensuring Safe & Lawful E-Commerce for US Consumers, Businesses, Government Supply Chains, and Intellectual Property Rights
January 31, 2020

United States GDP Growth Continues Exceeding Expectations
January 30, 2020

From the U.S. Department of Commerce

Department of Commerce Issues Final Rule for Countervailing Unfair Currency Subsidies
February 4, 2020

Statement from U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross
on Q4 and Annual 2019 GDP: Economy Grows 2.3% in 2019

January 30, 2020

Remarks by Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at the Signing Ceremony for the MOU on Technical and Strategic Collaboration Between the USPTO and the Mexican Institute of Industrial Property
January 28, 2020

Vice President Mike Pence Swears in New Commissioners to the President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans & Pacific Islanders with Three Cabinet Members Present to Celebrate Lunar New Year at the White House
January 27, 2020

Remarks by Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Lunar New Year Celebration
January 27, 2020

Remarks by Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross at A New Space Race: Getting to the Trillion-Dollar Space Economy World Economic Forum, Davos, Switzerland
January 24, 2020

From the U.S. Trade Representative

Ambassador Lighthizer Issues Statement Concerning
President Trump’s Executive Order on Counterfeit Goods

January 31, 2020

Public Hearing on GSP Country Practice Reviews
January 29, 2020

Deputy U.S. Trade Representative C.J. Mahoney and Bolivian Foreign Minister Karen Longaric Exchange Letters on Unique Distilled Spirits
January 24, 2020

From the U.S. Department of State

U.S. Department of State to Host the 2020 U.S.-Nigeria Binational Commission Meeting
January 31, 2020

Secretary Michael R. Pompeo and British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab Discussion on the Future of the Special Relationship
January 30, 2020

Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting with UK Prime Minister Johnson
January 30, 2020

The United States and The Bahamas Sign Air Transport Agreement
January 27, 2020

From the International Trade Administration

Fostering Commercial Cooperation Under the Japan-U.S. Strategic Energy Partnership (JUSEP) to Advance a Free and Open Indo-Pacific
January 27, 2020

From the World Trade Organization

DG Azevêdo:
To Modernize the WTO, We Will Need Vision and Determination

February 4, 2020

Ethiopia Resumes Talks to Join WTO
Prensa Latina, January 29, 2020

WTO Will Survive, But It Will Look Different
The Economic Times, January 21, 2020

Trade Agreements


Mexico Chief Negotiator Provides Insight
on USMCA at CalChamber Lunch

CalChamber, January 30, 2020

New Tensions Surface Over
U.S.-Mexico Seasonal Farm Trade

Reuters, January 30, 2020

President Trump Initiates a New Chapter
in Trade Policy by Signing into Law the
United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement

U.S. Department of State, January 29, 2020

How the North American Trade Deal
Will Affect Autos, Digital Trade, Drugs

Reuters, January 29, 2020

Sanders Vows to Renegotiate
‘Disastrous’ North American Trade Deal

The Hill, January 29, 2020

USMCA: The Deal’s Been Signed,
but the Debate Continues

The Wall Street Journal, January 29, 2020

Ambassador Lighthizer Delivers
Remarks at USMCA Signing

U.S. Trade Representative, January 29, 2020

A U.S.-Taiwan Free Trade Agreement in 2020
The Heritage Foundation, February 3, 2020

E.U. Food Exports to Japan Soar Due to Free Trade Pact
Japan Today, February 3, 2020

U.S. and Kenya to Start Talks on ‘Model’ Trade Deal for Africa
Financial Times, February 2, 2020

Africa Pushes Ahead on the World’s Largest Free-Trade Zone
American Journal of Transportation, January 31, 2020

Japan’s Beef, Pork Imports Grow in 2019 Under Pacific Free Trade Deal
Japan Today, January 31, 2020

Core Principles for a U.S.-UK Free Trade Agreement
Cato Institute, January 30, 2020

Palestine, Jordan to Have Free Trade Zone Under Trump’s
Mideast Peace Plan

Urdu Point, January 30, 2020

U.S. Trade Representative Lighthizer Likely to Visit India Next Month
to Finalize Trade Package

The New Indian Express, January 29, 2020

Trump’s ‘Massive’ U.S.-UK Trade Deal Faces Big Hurdles
Reuters, January 27, 2020

In Bid for Trump Trade Deal, E.U. Turns to Shellfish from Soybeans
Bloomberg, January 26, 2020

U.S. Pushing India to Buy $5-6 Billion More Farm Goods
to Seal Trade Deal

Reuters, January 24, 2020

Germany’s Finance Minister Schulz Says He’s ‘Confident’ That
a U.S.-E.U. Trade Deal Will Happen

CNBC, January 23, 2020


U.S. Manufacturing Posts Its First Expansion in Six Months
Bloomberg, February 3, 2020

Trump Administration Clears Way for New Currency Tariffs
American Journal of Transportation, February 3, 2020

Trump Administration Denying More Tariff-Exemption Requests
The Wall Street Journal, February 3, 2020

U.S. Economy Heads Into 2020 with Steady Growth
The Wall Street Journal, January 30, 2020

Trade Helps U.S. Economy Grow 2.1% While Consumption Slows
Yahoo Finance, January 30, 2020

U.S. 2020: The Democratic Candidates on Trade
Americas Society: Council of the Americas, January 30, 2020

CBP Processed $2.7 Trillion of Imports, 410 Million Travelers in FY 2019
American Journal of Transportation, January 30, 2020

Trade War’s Pain May Deepen Even as Tensions Abate
The New York Times, January 22, 2019


New Port of Oakland Director Wan Sets Out 2020 Goals
American Journal of Transportation, January 31, 2020

California Lost More Manufacturing Jobs to China Than Any Other State, Report Says
Los Angeles Times, January 30, 2020

California’s Economic Power May Surprise You
The Orange County Register, January 25, 2020

More International Articles


Larry Kudlow: Coronavirus Will
Slow U.S. Farm Exports to China

Politico, February 4, 2020

Travel Restrictions Could Cost U.S. $10.3
Billion in Chinese Visitor Spending

Reuters, February 4, 2020

China’s Coronavirus Impact
on U.S. Imports & Exports

American Journal of Transportation, February 4, 2020

Horse Trading and Arm Twisting
as U.S. Battles China Over Leadership
of U.N. Intellectual Property Agency

South China Morning Post, February 4, 2020

As Coronavirus Impacts China’s Economy,
Phase One Trade Deal Purchases Now at Risk

Forbes, February 3, 2020

Virus Fears Wipe $393 Billion Off China’s Stock Market Despite Government Support Moves
Reuters, February 2, 2020

Can the U.S.-China Trade Deal Be Enforced?
The Hill, January 30, 2020

Coronavirus Outbreak Tests
World’s Dependence on China

The New York Times, January 29, 2020

Trade Truce with China Raises Hopes but Not Prices
The Sun Gazette, January 29, 2020

China Poised to Buy More From
U.S., at the Expense of U.S. Allies

The New York Times, January 23, 2020

China’s Finance World Opens
Up to Foreigners, Sort Of

Bloomberg, January 22, 2020

China Completes Pacific Islands Sweep as
Kiribati Signs Up to The Belt & Road Initiative

Silk Road Briefing, January 13, 2020



What Britain Wants: Johnson
Outlines Post-Brexit Trade Deal

Reuters, February 3, 2020

UK Notifies WTO on Implications of Withdrawal
From the E.U. for Itself and Other Members

World Trade Organization, February 3, 2020

U.K. Notifies WTO Members of
Withdrawal From the E.U
World Trade Organization, February 1, 2020

How Britain and the E.U. Would
Trade Under WTO Rules

The Washington Post, February 3, 2020

Sovereignty Comes First: Britain Lays Out
Tough Stance for E.U. Trade Talks

Reuters, February 2, 2020

Brexit Day: What to Know
When the U.K. Leaves the E.U
NPR, January 31, 2020

Nigel Farage’s Dramatic Final Speech at the European Parliament Ahead of the Brexit Vote
LBC Youtube, January 29, 2020

U.S., Japan to Cooperate on Energy, Infrastructure Investment
Reuters, February 4, 2020

Qatar-Latin America, the Present and the Future
of Economic Diversification

MenaFn, February 3, 2020

Global Digital Tax Talks to Move Forward
The Hill, January 31, 2020

Mexico Aims to Boost Business with Brazil’s ‘Very Closed’ Economy
Reuters, January 31, 2020

Eurozone Economy Records Worst Year Since 2013
The Associated Press, January 31, 2020

Prowling Lions and Corrupt Officials Block Roads to Africa Trade
American Journal of Transportation, January 30, 2020

U.S. Farm Chief Presses E.U. to Throw Doors Open to American Foods
American Journal of Transportation, January 30, 2020

Mexico’s Economy Contracted in 2019
The Wall Street Journal, 30, 2020

Mexico Posts Biggest Trade Surplus in Over 20 Years on Weak Imports
The New York Times, January 29, 2020

France Says U.S. Agreed on a Path to Global Tech Tax
Bloomberg, January 23, 2020

Trump Threatens Big Tariffs on Car Imports From E.U.
Reuters, January 22, 2020

World Economic Outlook, January 2020:
Tentative Stabilization, Sluggish Recovery?

International Monetary Fund, January 2020



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