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Tuesday, January 9, 2018

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Governor Brown to Introduce State
Budget This Week, Deliver State
of the State Address on January 25

Office of Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr., January 3, 2018

2018-19 Budget Proposal News Conference

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.
Webcast on

2018 State of the State Address

Thursday, January 25, 2018 at 10:00 a.m


United States, Korea Hold Amendment
Negotiations on KORUS FTA

CalChamber, January 5, 2018

CalChamber Companies in the News

Boeing, Turkish Airlines Announce Order for Three 777 Freighters
American Journal of Transportation, January 9, 2018

FedEx Readies for Surge in E-Commerce with New Hub
in Shanghai

American Journal of Transportation, January 8, 2018

United Names Janet Lamkin Regional President for California
BizWomen, November 10 2017

Trade Policy

From the White House

Remarks by President Trump to the American Farm Bureau Annual Convention. Video here.
January 8, 2018

Vice President Mike Pence to Travel to Egypt, Jordan, and Israel
January 8, 2018

President Donald J. Trump Announces Key Additions to his Administration (including Ambassadors to Chile and Barbados)
January 4, 2018

From the U.S. Department of Commerce

Digital Trade in North America
Office of the Chief Economist, January 5, 2018

From the U.S. Trade Representative

USTR Robert Lighthizer Statement on the Rural Prosperity Task Force Report
January 8, 2018

Statement on the Conclusion of Meeting on the U.S.-Korea (KORUS) FTA
January 5, 2018

From the World Trade Organization

Peter Sutherland, First WTO Director-General,
Passes Away in Dublin

January 7, 2018

What’s Next for Agriculture in the WTO?
USDA Foreign Agricultural Service, January 5, 2018

From the International Trade Administration

Incorporating FDI in Economic Development:
How the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) Helps

January 5, 2018

From the House Ways and Means Committee

Brady Statement on Chairman Royce’s Retirement Announcement
January 9, 2018

Trade Agreements


Despite Trump Threats, Vehicle Imports
From Mexico Hit an All-Time High

CNBC, January 8, 2018

Trump Loves Farmers But Keeps
Them Guessing on NAFTA Strategy

Politico, January 8, 2018

Mexico’s Trumpian Populist Could
Mean Trouble for Donald Trump

Politico, January 7, 2018

Farmers Seek Signs That Trump
Has Eased Opposition to NAFTA

Fox, January 7, 2018

Canada Sends Ministers to U.S.
to Boost NAFTA as Key Talks Loom

Reuters, January 4, 2018

U.S.-NAFTA Freight Up Year-Over-Year
for 12th Straight Month

The Trucker, January 4, 2018

Mexico Looks South for Grain if NAFTA Talks Fail
AgWeb, January 3, 2018

Mexico Preparing Sea Transport to Receive Grain
AgWeb, January 2, 2018

Top Risks 2018: Mexico and NAFTA (pg. 9)
Eurasia Group, January 2 2018

Auto Becomes Top Priority in KORUS FTA Talks
Yonhap News, January 6, 2018

Tariffs to Be Slashed as China-Chile Free Trade Agreement Kicks In, January 5, 2018

S. Korea Negotiator Vows to Put National Interest First
in U.S. Trade Talks

Yonhap News, January 5, 2018

UK Looks to Join Pacific Trade Group After Brexit
Financial Times, January 2, 2018


White House Preparing for Trade Crackdown
Politico, January 7, 2018

The Export-Import Banks Costs Nothing and Boosts Jobs
Houston Chronicle, January 6, 2018

U.S. Trade Deficit Rises to Near Six-Year High on Record Imports
Reuters, January 5, 2018

What Does 2018 Hold for Global Supply Chains?
American Journal of Transportation, January 4, 2018

Trump Steps Up Efforts to Check China Influence in Latin America
Bloomberg, January 4, 2018

2018 Administration Priority: Overhauling U.S. Trade Policy
NPR, January 3, 2018

Will 2018 Be the Year of Protectionism? Trump Alone Will Decide
The New York Times, January 3, 2018

Foreign Firms Rush Washers, Solar Panels Into U.S. Amid Trade Fears
The Wall Street Journal, January 3, 2018

Travel Industry to Launch Coalition in Response to Drop
in International Visits to U.S.

Los Angeles Times, January 2, 2018

AFTI Calls on Congressional Trade Leaders to Reauthorize
the Generalized System of Preferences Without Delay

Alliance for Fair Trade with India, January 2, 2018

The Trump Effect: Business, Anticipating Less Regulation,
Loosens Purse Strings

The New York Times, January 1, 2018


Tech Sector at Risk Without Trade Deals
The Sacramento Bee, January 8, 2018

Canada’s Minister of Environment and Climate Change
to Promote Climate Action, Canadian Clean Technology,
and Trade in San Francisco

Government of Canada, January 4, 2018

Jerry Brown’s Last Budget – Again
Fox and Hounds, January 3, 2018

Plan Finally Moving to Overhaul H-1B Visa Program
The San Jose Mercury News, January 2, 2018

More International Articles

UK Said to Be Seriously Preparing for a Brexit ‘No Deal’
CNBC, January 8, 2018

China Sets Up 30 Billion Yuan Fund
to Boost Services Trade Industry

Reuters, January 7, 2018

Developing Countries Should Continue Trade-Easing Reforms
in Wake of WTO Deal

UNCTAD, January 5, 2018

U.S. Urges U.K. to Cut EU Rules After Brexit to Boost Trade
Bloomberg, January 5, 2018

Eurozone Economy Ends 2017 on ‘Stellar’ Note
The Associated Press, January 4, 2018

As China Greens its Economy, These People, Businesses,
and Nations Will Feel the Pinch

Quartz, January 4, 2018

China Softens Tone in Drive for Asia Influence
Financial Times, January 3, 2018

New EU Rules Aim to Protect Investors, Strengthen Markets
The Associated Press, January 3, 2018

Mexicans in U.S. Send Cash Home in Record Numbers
CNN, January 3, 2018

Britain’s Open to Foreign Investment,
Trade Minister Fox Tells China

CNBC, January 3, 2018

China-U.S. Trade Tension Needs Control
XinhuaNet, January 3, 2018

China Set to Top Japan as World’s Biggest Natural Gas Importer
Reuters, January 2, 2018

Brazil Closes Out 2017 with Record Trade Surplus
Voice of America, January 2, 2018

Wall Street Looks to Latin America for 2018’s Best Carry Trades
Bloomberg, January 2, 2018

Making China Great Again
The New Yorker, January 8, 2018




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