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Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Featured Headlines

Governor-Elect Gavin Newsom Sworn in Monday
(List of Current Appointees

CalChamber, January 7, 2019

Governor Newsom’s Inaugural Address:
“A California For All”

Office of CA Governor Newsom, January 7, 2019

California State Legislative Pictorial Roster

2019 CA Legislative Calendar

Senate Leader Announces Committee
Assignments for the 2019-2020 Legislative Session

CalChamber, January 3, 2019

Assembly Speaker Announces
Leadership and Committee Assignments

CalChamber, January 4, 2019

Lenny Mendonca To Lead California’s
Economic Development Efforts (Go-Biz)

CA Economic Summit, January 4, 2019

New Year, New Labor Laws to Know
CalChamber, January 2, 2019


2019 Congressional Calendar

House, Senate Democrats Identify Slate
of Committee Leaders for New Congress

December 12, 2018


Data Showing Balanced Growth Contrasts
with Public Pessimism on State of Economy

CalChamber, December, 2018

CalChamber Companies in the News

Lockheed Martin Skunk Works® Announces Job Growth
With Continued Investment In Southern California To Bring
New High-Tech Innovation To The State

Lockheed Martin, January 3, 2019

28 CalChamber Member Companies Recognized as Best Places
to Work in 2019

CalChamber, December 19, 2018

Supervisors OK 19,000-Home Development at Tejon Ranch
Los Angeles Times, December 11, 2018

Trade Policy

From the White House

Presidential Proclamation to Take Certain Actions Under
the African Growth and Opportunity Act and for Other Purposes

December 21, 2018

President Donald J. Trump Is Improving American Agriculture Programs
December 20, 2018

President Trump Announces Presidential Delegation to Switzerland
to attend the World Economic Forum

December 18, 2018

From the U.S. Department of Commerce

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Concludes Successful 2018
December 21, 2018

From the U.S. Trade Representative

USTR Requests First-Ever Environment Consultations Under
the U.S.-Peru Trade Promotion Agreement (PTPA)

January 4, 2019

USTR Grants First Round of Product Exclusions
(Harmonized Tariff Schedule)

December 21, 2018

Treasury, USTR Sign Bilateral Agreement with the United Kingdom on Prudential Measures Regarding Insurance and Reinsurance
December 19, 2018

From the U.S. Department of State

China Travel Advisory – Level 2 Exercise Increased Caution
January 3, 2019

Secretary Pompeo Travels to Brazil and Colombia
to Strengthen Prosperity, Security, and Democracy

December 28, 2018

Trade Agreements

Asia Trade Pact RCEP Aims for Fall Signing, After India Elections
Nikkei Asian Review, January 7, 2019

Swiss-US Free Trade Deal on WEF Agenda, January 6, 2019

Brexit Won’t Prevent a U.S.-U.K Trade Pact
The Wall Street Journal, January 6, 2019

Free Trade for the Pacific Basin as CPTPP Enters Into Force
Global Trade Review, January 4, 2019

CPTPP Could Be A Strong Trading Partner for China
The Global Times, January 1, 2019

Revised U.S.-S. Korea Free Trade Deal Takes Effect
UPI, December 31, 2018

Continental Free Trade Area to Boost E-Commerce in Africa
UNCTAD, December 11, 2018


Jerry Brown Has $15 Million Surplus of His Own,
Here’s What He Plans to Do With It

The Sacramento Bee, December 18, 2018

More International Articles


U.S.-China Trade Talks to Continue for Third Day
Reuters, January 8, 2019

Xi’s Top Trade Official Unexpectedly
Attended China-U.S. Talks

Bloomberg, January 7, 2019

Trade Talks Open in Beijing Amid
Optimism About an End to U.S.-China Dispute

The Washington Post, January 7, 2018

Why This Week’s US-China Trade
Talks Are a Big Deal for Oil Prices

CNBC, January 7, 2019

China Can’t Meet ‘Draconian’ U.S.
Demands, Says Ex-Goldman Exec

Bloomberg, January 6, 2019

Trump Likely to Meet With
China’s Wang Qishan in Davos

American Journal of Transportation, January 5, 2019

Why Slowing Economies Could
Prod US and China to Reach Deal

AP, January 2, 2019

The Trade War is Already over
Politico, January 2, 2019

US Stays Mum on China Trade
Concessions Ahead of Beijing Talks

American Journal of Transportation, January 2, 2019

China Allows First-Ever U.S.
Rice Imports Ahead of Trade Talks

Reuters, December 28, 2019

Shipping Costs from China to the U.S. Have More Than Doubled as Trade War Sparks a ‘Bonanza’
CNBC, December 14, 2018

Trump Gets Win as Xi Makes Good
on Pledge to Buy U.S. Soy

Bloomberg, December 12, 2018

Beijing Eases Back on ‘Made
in China 2025’ Amid Trade Talks with U.S.

Reuters, December 12, 2018

Trade Deals With China—Done the Chinese Way
The Wall Street Journal, December 12, 2018

World Bank President Resigns to Join Investment Firm
The Wall Street Journal, January 7, 2019

Britain Testing ‘No-Deal’ Scenario as Brexit Vote Nears
AP, January 7, 2019

U.K. Upends Economic Orthodoxy That Growth Needs More Power
Bloomberg, January 3, 2019

China Lunar Prob Sheds Light on the ‘Dark Side’ of the Moon
The Sacramento Bee, January 3, 2019

Britain and the American Option
The Wall Street Journal, January 2, 2019

EU’s High Trade Surplus With the U.S. Poses Risk to 2018 Tariff Truce
The Wall Street Journal, January 1, 2019

One of World Trade’s Top Prognosticators Is Worried About 2019
Bloomberg, December 20, 2018

APEC to Spearhead Free Trade, Multilateral Integration, Says Chile
XinhuaNet, December 13, 2018





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