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2019 CalChamber Business Issues and Legislative Guide


President Trump Delivers State of the Union Address Tonight at 6:00pm PST

Special Guests for President Trump’s Second State of the Union Address
White House, February 4, 2019

Governor Newsom to Deliver State of the State Address Next Week, Tuesday, February 12 at 11:00am
Office of CA Governor Newsom, February 4, 2019


USDA, USTR Seek New Members
for Trade Advisory Committees

U.S. Department of Agriculture, February 4, 2019

CalChamber Companies in the News

UPS Beats Estimates as Record Spending Smooths Out Seasonal Rush
AJoT, January 31, 2019

United Makes Hubs the New Battleground in Fight for Supremacy
AJoT, January 31, 2019

Boeing Sales Top $100 Billion for First Time
AJoT, January 30, 2019

Almond Milk is Booming. Blue Diamond Will Expand its Turlock Plant to Meet the Demand
The Sacramento Bee, January 29, 2019

FedEx to start next-day delivery for orders as late as midnight
AJoT, January 29, 2019

Trade Policy

From the White House

Trump Policies Keep Economic Boom Going As Job Gains of 304,000 Surpass Expectations
February 1, 2019

President Donald J. Trump Announces Intent to Nominate Personnel to Key Administration Posts
February 1, 2019

Trump Is Keeping His Promise to Buy American, Hire American by Peter Navarro
January 31, 2019

Statement of the United States Regarding China Talks
January 31, 2019

Executive Order on Strengthening Buy-American Preferences for Infrastructure Projects
January 31, 2019

From the U.S. Trade Representative

2018 Report to Congress on
China’s WTO Compliance

February 2019

2018 Report on the Implementation
and Enforcement of Russia’s WTO Commitments

February 2019

USTR Signs Wine and Distilled Spirits Continuity Agreements with the UK
February 4, 2019

USTR Statement on the EU’s Consultation Request at the WTO
January 29, 2019

From the U.S. Department of State

Ambassador Carol Z. Perez Sworn in as Director General of the Foreign Service and Director of Human Resources
February 4, 2019

Under Secretary Hale’s Travel to Canada for U.S.-Canada High-Level Policy Review Group
January 29, 2019

From the World Trade Organization

U.S. Trade Agency Sees Negotiating New WTO Rules to Rein in China as Futile
Reuters, February 4, 2019

India, EU, Other Members Submit Proposal on Reform of WTO’s Dispute Settlement Mechanism
Business Standard, February 4, 2019

European Union Initiates WTO Dispute Proceedings Against US Olive Duties
January 31, 2019

U.S. Sends 70 Questions to WTO About China’s Subsidies
Reuters, January 30, 2019

Trade Agreements

Revamped TPP to Bring Opportunities and Challenges to Latin America
Fresh Fruit Portal, February 4, 2019

Indonesian FTA in Limbo, May Be Signed ‘This Year’
The Australian Financial Review, February 4, 2019

NZ Trade Deal with Japan Makes US Dairy Exporters Jittery
NZ Herald, February 1, 2019

EU-Japan Trade Agreement Enters Into Force
European Commission, January 31, 2019

Brazil to Restart High-Level Talks with China, Could Boost Farm Trade
Reuters, January 31, 2019

EU-US Relations: Interim Report on the Work of the Executive Working Group
European Trade Commission, January 30, 2019

USMCA: Changes to Existing Law Required to Bring the U.S. into Compliance with Obligations Under the Agreement
Senate Finance Committee, January 29, 2019


Trump to Tap Critic of Agency to Lead World Bank
AP, February 5, 2019

Transportation Industry Wraps Up Solid Year, Despite Tariffs
AJoT, February 5, 2019

U.S. Lawmakers Move to Curtail President’s Power to Levy Tariffs
Reuters, January 30, 2019

Why Trump’s Tariffs Didn’t Help Create More Steel Jobs
Bloomberg, January 30, 2019


An End of An Era: China-Silicon Valley Relationship Chills
VOA, February 2, 2019

International Business News January Edition, Featuring Kimberly Benson of Zenaida Global
IBNewsmag, January 2019

More International Articles


The U.S.-China Trade War Could
Benefit Europe, Mexico and Japan

CNN Business, February 5, 2019

White House Adviser: ‘A Lot of Work to Do’
in China Trade Talks

Reuters, February 4, 2019

Trump Needs a Comprehensive Trade Deal
with China. Luckily, He Has This to Build On.

The Washington Post, February 4, 2019

China Buys U.S. Soybeans a Day After Trade Talks
Reuters, February 1, 2019

China’s U.S. Treasury Holdings Continue
to Tumble Amid Trade War

Bloomberg, January 31, 2019

Trump to Meet China’s Xi to Try to
Seal Trade Deal, Progress Reported

Reuters, January 31, 2019

U.S.-China Trade War Timeline: What’s
Happened and What’s Next

Bloomberg, January 30, 2019

U.S., China Launch High-Level
Trade Talks Amid Deep Differences

Reuters, January 30, 2019

In Search of a Brexit Deal, May to Visit Brussels
Reuters, February 5, 2019

Sri Lanka to Get $1 Bn Chinese Loan, Sign Free Trade Pact
Business Standard, February 1, 2019

Disappointing Factory Activity Threatens Global Growth
Reuters, January 31, 2019

Mexico Cut Off U.S. Oil Imports as Fuel Ran Low
The Wall Street Journal, January 31, 2019

Energy Slump Drives Canada’s Second GDP Decline in Three Months
Bloomberg, January 31, 2019

Latin American Banks Pioneering Digitalisation of Trade Finance
Latin Trade, January 30, 2019







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