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Trade Update - Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Next Trade Update: Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Featured Headlines

CalChamber Reiterates Trade Priorities
for New Administration, Congress

January 24, 2017


Trump Set to Start Renegotiating
NAFTA with Mexico, Canada

The Japan Times, January 24, 2017

Trump Signs Executive Order to
Withdraw from Trans-Pacific Trade Deal

Politico, January 23, 2017

Trump Taps NY Jets’ Owner as UK Ambassador
CNN, January 20, 2017

Sonny Perdue is Trump’s Choice
for Agriculture Secretary

The New York Times, January 18, 2017


Governor Brown Delivers 2017 State
of the State Address:  “California is Not
Turning Back, Not Now, Not Ever”, January 24, 2017

Looking Ahead-and Back- at the
State of the State Address

Fox & Hounds, January 23, 2017

CalChamber Companies in the News

GM Announces 7,000 U.S. Jobs, Builds Off Strong Track Record
AJoT, January 18, 2017

Wine Institute Applauds United States’ WTO Challenge to British Columbia Wine Program
Wine Institute, January 18, 2017

Mattel Taps Google Executive as New CEO
Los Angeles Times, January 17, 2017

Etnies, Michelin Debut Shoe
The Orange County Business Journal, January 5, 2017

Trade Policy

From the White House

Presidential Memorandum Regarding Withdrawal of the United States from the Trans-Pacific Partnership Negotiations and Agreement
January 23, 2017

The Inaugural Address
January 20, 2017

Nominations Sent to the Senate
January 20, 2017

From the World Trade Organization

Azevêdo Welcomes Call in Davos for Progress at the WTO; Urges Caution on Protectionism

United States Files WTO Complaint Against Canada Over Measures Affecting the Sale of Wine in Stores

From the U.S. Trade Representative

USTR Website Update – America First Trade Policy

United States-Mongolia Transparency Agreement to Enter into Force

United States Challenges Canadian Trade Measures that Discriminate Against U.S. Wine

U.S.-EU Joint Report on T-TIP Progress to Date

From the Ways and Means Committee
Brady, Reichert Statements on President Trump’s Executive Action to Withdraw from TPP

Trade Agreements

EU Parl’t Trade Committee Approves CETA with Canada Amid Uncertainty Over TTIP
Sputnik News, January 24, 2017

Another Round of Talks on Free Trade Agreement between Ukraine and Israel Begins
Ukrinform, January 24, 2017

Peru, India Set to Start Negotiations on Free Trade Agreement
Livemint, January 19, 2017

Ex-Japan Economy Minister Says TPP Offers Trump Trade Remedies
Bloomberg, January 18, 2017

UK Expresses Keenness to Have Free Trade Agreement with India
The Tribune, January 18, 2017

EU and US Publish TTIP State of Play Assessment
January 17, 2017


Here are the Trump Cabinet Nominees Who Have Confirmation Votes Tuesday
CBS News, January 24, 2017

President Trump Just Outlined His Top Priorities for Trade and the Economy
The Washington Post, January 20, 2017

Make Trade Policy Accountable Again
Forbes, January 19, 2017

Ross Prefers Inking Bilateral Trade Agreements
The Hill, January 18, 2017


Gov. Jerry Brown Touts Partnerships with China Amid Warnings About the Future
Los Angeles Times, January 18, 2017

Trump’s Cancellation of Pacific Trade Deal Could Hurt California
The Sacramento Bee, January 23, 2017

Will Trump’s Tough Talk on Immigration Cause a Farm Labor Shortage?
Capital Public Radio, January 21, 2017

Hanjin Wins Approval to Sell Stake in Container Terminal Operator
Los Angeles Times, January 19, 2017

Californians Opposed to Trump’s Immigration Ideas? Poll Results May Surprise You
Fox & Hounds, January 19, 2017

LA Consulate-General Holds New Year Media Reception
Global Times, January 19, 2017

Abel Moldonado Comes up Short in Agriculture Secretary Bid
Politico, January 18, 2017

More International Articles

From Davos

World Trade Chief Warns Against
‘Talking Ourselves into a Crisis’

Times of Malta, January 23, 2017

WTO Director General Discusses
Global Trade Under Trump

WSJ Video, January 18, 2017

WTO Admits Global Trade Deals
‘Are Never Perfect for Anyone’

CNBC, January 18, 2017

Alibaba’s Ma Wants to Avoid
U.S.-China Trade War at all Costs

AJOT, January 18, 2017

Davos Forum
Associated Press, January 16, 2017

In Trade Policy, the Best Defense Remains a Good Offense
AICGS, January 2017

The TPP is Dead, But Don’t Bury it Yet
The Los Angeles Times, January 24, 2017

UK Parliament Loses Brexit Case, Must Consult Parliament
The Sacramento Bee, January 24, 2017

New EU Parliament President Elected: EU Public Policy January 23 Update
The National Law Review, January 23, 2017

Mexico’s Pena Nieto Outlines Goals for Talks with Trump
BBC, January 23, 2017

Canada Should Distance Itself from Mexico in NAFTA Talks: Former U.S. Ambassador
CTV News, January 23, 2017

Trade Agreements as a Pillar for Inclusive Growth
New Times, January 20, 2017

China-Backed Trade Pact Gains Momentum as Trump Threatens to Ditch TPP
Japan Today, January 20, 2017

Chile’s Bachelet Hopes Trump Will ‘Respect’ Latin America
Yahoo, January 19, 2017

Mexico Says top U.S., Mexican Officials to Meet in Washington Next Week
Reuters, January 19, 2017

Eurozone House Prices Rise at Fastest Rate Since 2008
The Wall Street Journal, January 19, 2017

Mexican Peso May Slump to Record Low on Trump Trade Moves -Traders
Reuters, January 19, 2017

Britain Warns EU: We’ll Find Ways to Compete if No Trade Deal
Reuters, January 19, 2017

World Tourists Reached 1.2bn Last Year, Speared by Asians; Europe Hit by Security Fears
MercoPress, January 19, 2017

Caroline Kennedy Boosted US-Japan Ties as US Ambassador
ABC News, January 18, 2017

EU ‘Not Hostile’ but Sees ‘Very Very Very’ Difficult Brexit Talks
Reuters, January 18, 2017

China’s Xi Jinping Seizes Role as Leader on Globalization
Wall Street Journal, January 17, 2017

Startups Concerned about Trump’s Plans for H-1B Visas
San Francisco Chronicle, January 17, 2017

May’s Hard Brexit Plan Has Economists Questioning Her Vision
Bloomberg, January 17, 2017



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