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Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Featured Headlines

Governor Brown to Deliver the State of the State Address – Thursday, January 25, 2018
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The Issues Gov. Jerry Brown Shouldn’t Gloss Over
The Sacramento Bee, January 18, 2018


IMF Hikes Outlook for Global Growth
for 2017 to 3.7 Percent

AP, January 22, 2018

CalChamber Companies in the News

Boeing’s 787-10 Dreamliner Cleared for Commercial Service by FAA
American Journal of Transportation, January 22, 2018

The Coca-Cola Company Announces New Global Vision
o Help Create a World Without Waste

Coca-Cola, January 19, 2018

Chevron Shipping Awards Global Oil and LNG Contract to GAC
American Journal of Transportation, January 17, 2018

Trade Policy

From the White House

President Donald J. Trump Announces Intent to Nominate Trevor Traina to be Ambassador of the United States of America to the Republic of Austria
January 22, 2018

President Donald J. Trump Announces Intent to Nominate
Edward C. Prado to be Ambassador to the Argentine Republic

January 17, 2018

From the U.S. Department of Commerce

Statement from the Department of Commerce on Submission
of Aluminum Section 232 Report to the President

January 22, 2018

From the U.S. Trade Representative

President Trump Approves Relief for U.S. Washing Machine
and Solar Cell Manufacturers

January 22, 2018

USTR Releases Annual Reports on China’s and Russia’s WTO Compliance
January 19, 2018

From the World Trade Organization

Argentina Ratifies the Trade Facilitation Agreement
January 22, 2018

WTO Compliance Panel Issues Ruling Regarding Chinese Duties on US Chicken
January 18, 2018

Trade Agreements


Sixth Round of NAFTA Negotiations Begins Today
CalChamber, January 23, 2018

Terminating NAFTA:
The National and State-by-State Impacts on Jobs,
Exports and Output

Business Roundtable, January 2018

Canadian Dollar Strengthens Ahead
of NAFTA Talks as Wholesale Trade Rises

Reuters, January 22, 2018

NAFTA’s Fate Uncertain Ahead
of Montreal Round of Talks

Reuters, January 22, 2018

U.S. Turns Up the Heat in Pivotal
New Phase of NAFTA Talks

Bloomberg, January 22, 2018

Rona Ambrose: Trump Nixing NAFTA
is Just a Matter of ‘When’

CTV News, January 21, 2018

NAFTA Talks Seen Ending Happily,
Despite Growls from Trump

Reuters, January 19, 2018

Pivotal NAFTA Talks to Start Early,
Be Longest Round Yet

Bloomberg, January 19, 2018

Mexico Sees Growing Nafta Consensus
Even Amid Trump Threats

Bloomberg, January 18, 2018

Trump Administration Losing
Patience on NAFTA, Sources Say

Bloomberg, January 18, 2018

Mexican Peso Traders Are Learning
to Ignore Trump’s Tweets

Bloomberg, January 18, 2018

Bank of Canada Raises Benchmark Rate,
Warns on NAFTA Risk

The Wall Street Journal, January 17, 2018

New Coalition Advocates For North American Free Trade Agreement Preservation & Modernization
PR Newswire, January 17, 2018

Mood Brightens On NAFTA’s Prospects
Auto News, January 17, 2018

Killing NAFTA Would Ruin American Farmers
The Wall Street Journal, January 17, 2018

Trump Has Come to See NAFTA’s
Benefits, Agriculture Secretary Says

Bloomberg, January 17, 2018

Mexico Faces High Uncertainty
in 2018 Due to Elections, NAFTA

XinhuaNet, January 17, 2018

Trump Says Terminating NAFTA Would
Yield the ‘Best Deal’ in Renegotiations

CNBC, January 17, 2018

NAFTA’s Chapter 11 Dispute Mechanism
Too Costly for Canada at $314M, Says Report

CBC, January 16, 2018

How a NAFTA Breakdown Could
Blow Back Into Shale Patch

Bloomberg, January 16, 2018

Canada to Sign Onto Text of Revised Trans-Pacific Trade Deal
Reuters, January 23, 2018

France’s Macron Tells BBC That a ‘Special’ U.K. Trade Deal
is Possible After Brexit

MarketWatch, January 20, 2018

African Nations Set to Approve Huge Free Trade Deal
Gant News, January 19, 2018

Israel Pushes for Free Trade
The Hindu, January 18, 2018

Together on Korus
Korea Joongang Daily, January 17, 2018

Mexico-EU Free Trade Deal Should Be Finished in a Few Weeks
Reuters, January 17, 2018

Australia and Japan Committed to Signing Asia Pacific Trade Pact By March, Turnbull Says
Reuters, January 17, 2018

Japan-EU Trade Agreement is About Freedom
Japan Times, January 17, 2018

Qatar & Turkey to Ink Preferential Trade Agreement
The Peninsula, January 17, 2018


House Passage of Miscellaneous Tariff Bill ‘A Big Deal
for Manufacturers’

American Journal of Transportation, January 18, 2018

Trump’s Avoiding the U.K. So May Can Focus on Brexit,
Tillerson Says

Bloomberg, January 18, 2018

Republican Senator Puts Hold on Trump’s Trade Nominees
The Hill, January 17, 2018

How the Tax Law Will Affect U.S. Firms Bringing Overseas Money Home
The Wall Street Journal, January 16, 2018

More International Articles

From Davos – January 23-26

Davos Loves the Trump Tax Cuts
CNN, January 23, 2018

Indian PM Modi Defends
Globalization at Davos Summit

Reuters, January 23, 2018

Davos 2018: US Protectionist
Vows Matched by EU Calm

Financial Times, January 20, 2018

At Davos, Justin Trudeau Will Focus
on Trade, Trump, NAFTA,… and Gender Equality

Global News, January 20, 2018

Davos Paper Attacks Trump’s Views on Trade
Reuters, January 17, 2018

Globalization Got Stuck in the 20th Century.
Here’s What it Should Look Like in the 21st Century

Forbes from the World Economic Forum, January 17, 2018

48th World Economic Forum Annual Meeting to
See Unprecedented Engagement of Global Leaders

World Economic Forum, January 16, 2018

Ten Things You Didn’t Know About Davos
BBC News, January 12, 2015

China Invites Latin America to Take Part in One Belt, One Road
The Economic Times, January 22, 2018

China Says United States is Real Threat to Global Trade, Not Itself
Reuters, January 22, 2018

The Worst Innovation Mercantilist Policies of 2017
Information Technology & Innovation Foundation, January 22, 2018

China Looks to Call Bluff on Trump Trade Action
Reuters, January 19, 2018

China Criticizes US Moves on Intellectual Property, Telecoms
AP, January 18, 2018

Brexit and Its Effects on Transports from China to the UK
American Journal of Transportation, January 17, 2018

EU Demands Delay to End of Free Movement Post Brexit
Politico, January 16, 2018

Alibaba’s Taobao Back on the list of Most Notorious Markets
NASDAQ, January 16, 2018




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