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Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Featured Headlines

How to Watch the 2018 State of the Union
Address, Trump’s First as President (This Evening)

The San Diego Union Tribune, January 29, 2018


VIDEO from Davos: Special Address By Donald J. Trump, President of the Untied States of America
World Economic Forum, January 26, 2018

Text of the Speech here.

VIDEO: President Trump has Dinner
with European Business Leaders

YouTube, January 25, 2018


NAFTA Negotiations Make Real Headway
CalChamber, January 30, 2018

CalChamber Companies in the News

Inside Amazon Go, A Store of the Future
The New York Times, January 21, 2018

In Surprise Move, Microsoft Israel’s R&D Center, Names New 34-Year-Old CEO
Haaretz, January 18, 2018

Amazon Entry Into Israel Gains Momentum
Globes, January 18, 2018

Trade Policy

From the White House

President Donald J. Trump Announces Intent to Nominate Personnel to Key Administration Posts (to the FTC)
January 25, 2018

President Trump to Davos: ‘America Is Open for Business’
January 25, 2018

List of Foreign Ambassadors who Participated in Credentialing Ceremony
January 24, 2018

President Donald J. Trump’s Economic Policies are Delivering for American Workers
January 24, 2018

From the U.S. Department of Commerce

U.S. Department of Commerce Issues Affirmative Preliminary Antidumping Duty Determinations on Low Melt Polyester Staple Fiber from Korea and Taiwan
January 29, 2018

From the U.S. Trade Representative

USTR Report Argues China’s Compliance with WTO Rules Has Gotten Worse in Recent Years
Metal Miner, January 30, 2018

Lighthizer: Senators Must Confirm USTR Deputies If They Want Faster Negotiations
World Trade Online, January 29, 2018

United States, Korea Continue Modification and Amendment Negotiations on KORUS FTA
January 25, 2018

From the World Trade Organization

Azevêdo: MSMEs Are Now at the Heart of the Trade Debate
January 30, 2018

South Korea Hits Back at U.S. Tariffs with WTO Challenge
Reuters, January 25, 2018

Trade Agreements


Closing Statement of USTR Robert Lighthizer
at the Sixth Round of NAFTA Renegotiations

USTR, January 29, 2018

Leaving NAFTA Would Cost $50 Billion a Year
Wall Street Journal, January 29, 2018

Populist Mexican Presidential
Candidate Lopez Obrador Spooking
Investors as NAFTA Talks Heat Up

CNBC, January 28, 2018

As NAFTA Talks Drag, Mexico
Suggests Timeline Could be Extended

Business Insider, January 26, 2018

U.S. Trade Commission Rejects
Trump Administration’s Bid to
Impose Tariffs on Canadian Jets

The San Diego Union-Tribune, January 26, 2018

Trump Sees ‘Good Chance’ on
NAFTA as Montreal Talks Push On

Bloomberg, January 25, 2018

U.S. Mulls Canada’s Proposals to
Unblock NAFTA, Talks Grind On

Reuters, January 25, 2018

Canada Hopeful as U.S. Hears NAFTA
Counter-Proposals – and Keeps Listening

Metro News, January 25, 2018

At Davos, Canada and Mexico
Upbeat on NAFTA Talks

Reuters, January 25, 2018

Wilbur Ross Accuses Trudeau of
Using Davos Speech to Up NAFTA Pressure

CBC, January 24, 2018

Canada Unveils Ideas to Save
NAFTA, Trudeau Lobbies U.S. Firms

Reuters, January 24, 2018

The NAFTA Withdrawal Tax: The Top Ten
States that Depend on Agriculture Exports
to Mexico & The Price They Would Pay
if America Withdraws from NAFTA

Farmers for Free Trade, January 2018

These 3 Everyday Products Show
Who Won and Lost from NAFTA

The New York Times, January 23, 2018

23 African Nations Sign Major Aviation Trade Agreement
eNCA, January 29, 2018

A NAFTA Negotiator’s Anecdote About Feta Cheese From Vermont Explains Why a US-UK Brexit Trade Deal Will Be Harder Than Most People Think
Business Insider, January 25, 2018

Trump Says He Would Reconsider a Massive Pacific Trade Deal if it Were ‘Substantially Better’
CNBC, January 25, 2018

China Willing to Negotiate FTAs With Uruguay, Other South American Countries
XinhuaNet, January 25, 2018

Trans-Pacific Partnership’s Benefit to Australia ‘Very Small’
The Guardian, January 25, 2018

TPP-11 Members Agree on Deal, Aim to Sign Trade Pact in March
The Straits Times, January 24, 2018


U.S. Businesses Optimistic on China Growth, Bemoan Unfair Treatment
Reuters, January 29, 2018

Trump-China Trade Tensions Could Hurt the Stock Market and GDP Growth
Newsweek, January 28, 2018

Bill Would Increase Number of H-1B Visas and Allow Spouses to Work
San Francisco Chronicle, January 25, 2018

U.S. Secretary of State to Visit Latin America
Reuters, January 25, 2018

A Brief History of Shipping
The Wall Street Journal, January 24, 2018

U.S. Not Starting Trade War, But Sees China Tech Threat: Ross
Reuters, January 24, 2018

LG to Raise Prices on Washers After Trump Imposes Steep Tariffs
The Wall Street Journal, January 24, 2018

Job Creator, or Job Killer? Trump Angers Solar Installers with Panel Tariff
Reuters, January 23, 2018


Governor: State Will Persist
in Leading Way for Nation

CalChamber, January 26, 2018

WATCH: Gov. Jerry Brown Delivers
His Final State of the State Address

CALMatters, January 25, 2018

A Brown – Father or Son – Has Been California Governor for 40% of the Last Six Decades
Los Angeles Times, January 29, 2018

Statement from the GoBiz Director Panorea Avdis Following Governor Brown’s Final State of the State Address
Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development, January 25, 2018

State of the State? Lots Better Than Jerry Brown Found It
KQED, January 24, 2018

Japan House Opens In Hollywood
NHK World, January 18, 2018
More on the Japan House here.

More International Articles

From Davos

Trump Warns Davos on Unfair Trade,
Says U.S. ‘Open for Business’

Reuters, January 26, 2018

Trump Tells Davos ‘America First’
Will Benefit the World

Bloomberg, January 26, 2018

Davos: DG Azevêdo Calls on Members to Match Words of Support for the WTO with Deeds
World Trade Organization, January 26, 2018

Davos 2018: Ross Says US Won’t
Be a ‘Sucker’ on Trade

Financial Times, January 24, 2018

Jack Ma: Don’t Use Trade as a Weapon,
Use it to Solve Problems

CNBC, January 24, 2018

Trump to Meet Netanyahu,
Other World Leaders in Davos

Politico, January 23, 2018

In Davos, a Club Trump has Revered
and Resented Finally Opens Its Doors

The New York Times, January 23, 2018


Is Globalization an Engine
of Economic Development?

Our World Date, August 1, 2017

International Rankings Salute Israel’s Economy
Times of Israel, January 30, 2018

World Markets Can Absorb Some Trade Turbulence as Trump Digs In
Reuters, January 30, 2018

Belt and Road Initiative Has Great Potential: British Ambassador to China
XinhuaNet, January 30, 2018

Brexit Minister Hits Back After Leak of Impact Forecasts
Bloomberg, January 30, 2018

Theresa May on China Trip to Boost ‘Golden Era’ of Trade Ties
BBC, January 29, 2018

Rupert Gateway to Grow with Trans-Pacific Partnership
The Northern View, January 27, 2018

Trudeau Defends Ambassador Under FIre for China Trade Comments
The Globe and Mail, January 25, 2018

China to Surprise World With Reform in 2018, Xi Adviser Says
AJoT, January 24, 2018

China Has Plenty of Options to Retaliate Against U.S. Tariffs
Bloomberg, January 23, 2018

French President Hosts 140 CEOs in Pre-Davos Charm Offensive
AFP, January 23, 2018




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