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Tuesday, January 2, 2018

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CalChamber Capitol News Report Explains
Three Significant New Employment Laws for 2018

CalChamber, November 29, 2017


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CalChamber Companies in the News

UPS and FedEx Handle Record Holiday Surge With Minimal Delays
AJoT, December 27, 2017

34 CalChamber Member Companies Recognized as Best Places to Work in 2018
CalChamber, December 21, 2017

Boeing is in Talks to Buy Brazilian Plane-Maker Embraer
Business Insider, December 21, 2017

Trade Policy

From the White House

Presidential Proclamation to Take Certain Actions under the African Growth and Opportunity Act and for Other Purposes
December 22, 2017

President Donald J. Trump: Year One of Making America Great Again
December 22, 2017

From the U.S. Department of Commerce

Tax Cuts Act a Win for American Business and the American Worker
December 22, 2017

U.S. Department of Commerce Finds Dumping and Subsidization of Imports of 100- to 150-Seat Large Civil Aircraft from Canada
December 20, 2017

From the U.S. Trade Representative

United States, Korea to Hold Amendment Negotiations on KORUS FTA
December 28, 2017

Trump Administration Enforces Trade Preference Program Eligibility
December 22, 2017

USTR Robert Lighthizer Statement on Final Passage of the Tax Reform Bill
December 20, 2017

From the Department of State

I Am Proud of Our Diplomacy
December 27, 2017

From the World Trade Organization and the 11th Ministerial Conference

Mini-Ministerial Meet to Find Ways to Revitalise WTO
The Hindu Business Line, December 31, 2017

From the International Trade Administration

United States Becomes First Economy to Offer Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Privacy Trustmark to Data Processors
December 29, 2017

Trade Agreements

NAFTA Negotiations

Sixth Round to take place January 23-28, 2018

How Trump’s NAFTA Renegotiations
Could Help Mexican Workers

WTOP, January 1, 2018

Montreal to Host Next Round of NAFTA Talks
CTV, November 20, 2017

Australia-Indonesia Free Trade Deal “Very Close”
XinhuaNet, December 29, 2017

Norway Says Made ‘Good Progress’ in China Trade Talks
Reuters, December 29, 2017

US, South Korea to Hold Trade Talks Next Week
The Business Times, December 28, 2017

Japan Pushes for March Signing of TPP 11
Nikkei Asian Review, December 26, 2017

China Arm Twists Maldives Into Signing a Free Trade Agreement
Zee News, December 19, 2017


Inside the New Trade Arguments Trump is Hearing
Axios, December 31, 2017

USTR Still Without a Chief Transparency Officer After Six Months of NAFTA Talks
World Trade Online, December 29, 2017

Excerpts from Trump’s Interview with the Times
The New York Times, December 28, 2017

Trump Adjusts Which Countries Will Get GSP Benefits and Which Won’t
Sourcing Journal, December 28, 2017

Year One of America First: Global Governance in 2017
Council on Foreign Relations, December 28, 2017

If the United States Wants Security, It Needs Balanced Trade and a Strong Economy
CNBC, December 27, 2017

Trump Readies Tougher ‘America First’ Line for China Trade in 2018
The Washington Post, December 27, 2017

GOP Frustration Rises with Trump on Trade
The Hill, December 26, 2017


How Will California's Newest Laws Affect You?
The Los Angeles Times, December 28, 2017

More International Articles

Euro Zone Factory Growth Surges to Record; More Uneven in Asia
Reuters, January 2, 2018

The Biggest Threats to China’s Economy in 2018
Bloomberg, January 1, 2018

2018 to See Growing China-Japan Economic Rivalry in Asia
Nikkei Asian Review, December 29, 2017

Kenya: Protectionist Ban on Imported Used Clothing
All Africa, December 28, 2017

The Great Trade War That Didn’t Happen in 2017
AJoT, December 27, 2017

China’s Xi Had a Great 2017, Five Key Challenges Await Next Year
AJoT, December 27, 2017

China Lashes Out at German Ambassador Over Cyber Security
ABC News, December 27, 2017

2017: The Year the West Woke Up To Opportunities of the Belt and Road
AJoT, December 27, 2017

Japan Foresees $114bn GDP Boost from Trade Pacts
Nikkei Asian Review, December 21, 2017

Israel’s High Tech Development Continues to Shine
Atid EDI, December 21, 2017

South American Trade Bloc Gains Strength, Misses EU Deal
Reuters, December 21, 2017





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