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Trade Update - Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Featured Headlines

2017 Issues Guide Available on Website
CalChamber, February 6, 2017


CalChamber Reiterates: Immigration Reform Critical for California’s Economic Future
CalChamber, February 3, 2017

CalChamber Companies in the News

Ford is Starting to Sell Supersize Pickup Trucks in China. Will Anyone Buy Them?
The Washington Post, February 3, 2017 Announces Fourth Quarter Sales up 22% to $43.7 Billion
Amazon, February 2, 2017

It’s Official: Volkswagen is World’s Largest Automaker in 2016. Or Maybe Toyota.
Forbes, January 30, 2017

Trade Policy

From the White House

President Trump Announces Manufacturing Jobs Initiative
January 27, 2017

From the World Trade Organization

WTO Members Welcome Entry into Force of Amendment to Ease Access to Medicines
January 30, 2017

Russia Files WTO Complaint Against EU Over Anti-Dumping Duties on Steel
January 27, 2017

Azevêdo Underscores Growing Importance of Services in World Trade
January 26, 2017

From the U.S. Trade Representative

The United States Officially Withdraws from the Trans-Pacific Partnership
January 30, 2017

From the Department of State

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson Welcome Remarks to Employees
February 2, 2017

Trade Agreements

Merkel Would Welcome South American Trade Deal
The Japan News, February 5, 2017

Mexico, Turkey to Speed Up Talks to Sign Trade Deal
TeleSur, February 4, 2017

Mexico Seeking Bilateral Free Trade Deal with NZ in Wake of TPP Collapse
New Zealand Herald, February 3, 2017

One Tiny Widget’s Dizzying Journey Shows Just How Critical Nafta Has Become
Bloomberg, February 2, 2017

Why Japan is the Best Path for a True ‘America First’ Trade Deal
The Hill, February 2, 2017

Mexico Starts 90-Day Countdown to Opening Nafta Renegotiations
Bloomberg, February 1, 2017

EU, Mexico Accelerate Talks to Update Free Trade Pact
Reuters, February 1, 2017

U.S. Formally Notifies TPP Members of Departure from Trade Deal
The Japan Times, January 31, 2017

The Pros and Cons of Bilateral and Multilateral Trade Agreements
Lexology, January 31, 2017

Japan PM Says Free Trade Talks with U.S. Possible
Reuters, January 26, 2017

The World’s Free Trade Deals
Borneo Post Online, January 25, 2017


U.S. Trade Deficit Falls as Exports Hit More than 1-1/2 Year High
Reuters, February 7, 2017

New Developments Position Savannah as U.S. New Gateway Port
AJoT, February 6, 2017

An Intro to Trump Trade Team: Three Key Actors, as NAFTA Talks Approach
CTV News, February 4, 2017

Trump Pick for China Ambassador Sees ‘Win-Win’ Boost to Trade Ties
Reuters, February 3, 2017

An Easy Trade Win for Trump
The New York Times, February 2, 2017

NAFTA Redo Could Cost U.S. Energy Companies, Farmers, Big Time
The Sacramento Bee, February 2, 2017

Draft of Executive Order Looks to Re-Examine Visa Programs
The Wall Street Journal, February 1, 2017

Senators: Careful How We Renegotiate NAFTA
AZ Central, January 31, 2017

Letter to Governors: Canada Dairy Trade
National Milk Producers Federation, January 30, 2017

Trump Push to Help Small-Town Workers Leaves Farmers Behind
Bloomberg, January 24, 2017

Senate Panel Approves Nikki Haley’s Nomination for UN Ambassador
The Wall Street Journal, January 24, 2017

Trump Promotes Trade Agenda with Car Makers
USA Today, January 24, 2017


CalChamber to Host HR Boot Camp
CalChamber, February 1, 2017

San Diego, Tijuana Mayors Extol Virtues of Cross-Border Ties
The Sacramento Bee, February 6, 2017

Did Someone Say Food Fight? U.S. Farmers – and Especially those in California – Fret Over a Possible Trade War
Los Angeles Times, February 6, 2017

How a Trump Trade War with China Could Affect Southern California Economy
The Orange County Register, February 2, 2017

Governor Brown Welcomes Mexican and Australian States to Under2 Climate Coalition
CA. gov, January 30, 2017

Trump Poised to Overhaul H-1B Visas Relied on by Silicon Valley Tech
The Mercury News, January 30, 2017

Mexican Consulate General in LA Says Country Won’t Pay for Border Wall
ABC7, January 25, 2017

Jerry Brown Delivers Anti-Trump Manifesto
Politico, January 24, 2017

More International Articles

Japan’s Opportunity to Lead on Trade
The Wall Street Journal, February 1, 2017

Mexico-U.S. Tensions Escalate After Pena Nieto Cancels His Trip to Washington and Trump Seeks 20% Import Tax
Los Angeles Times, January 26, 2017

Effective EU-US Economic Ties Possible Without TTIP- Hofer
Sputnik News, January 26, 2017

The Brexit Supreme Court Case Ruling Explained
BBC, January 24, 2017

Making Room for Britain at the World Trade Organization
The Wall Street Journal, February 6, 2017

U.K. Businesses Says Brexit Already Having a Negative Effect
Bloomberg, February 6, 2017

Germany Opposes Unilateral Tariffs on Imports: Merkel
Reuters, February 6, 2017

Tech Leaders to Discuss Ecomm with WTO Chief
The Times of India, February 4, 2017

Ecuador Election May Be Latin America’s Next Big Score: Investors, February 3, 2017

Trump Aid Says Germany is Exploiting the Euro
The Daily Millbury, February 2, 2017

Brexit Markets Give the U.K. Solar Industry a Moment in the Sun
Bloomberg, February 2, 2017

Brussels Threatens to Block Trump’s EU Ambassador
Politico, February 2, 2017

Japan Considers Buying More U.S. Energy as Abe Prepares to Meet Trump
Reuters, February 2, 2017

How a 20% Border Tax Could Set Off an International Food Fight
The Los Angeles Times, February 1, 2017

“United We Stand, Divided We Fall”: Letter by President Donald Tusk to the 27 EU Heads of State of Government on the Future of the EU Before the Malta Summit
European Council, January 31, 2017

Turnbull Warns of Tougher Economic Times for Australia
Bloomberg, January 31, 2017

If Trump Wants to Get Tough on Trade, He Should Prioritize China, Study Says
Huffington Post, January 31, 2017

Donald Trump’s Top Trade Adviser Just Slammed Germany
Fortune, January 30, 2017

Nigeria, Africa Free Trade Agreements and Development
Nigerian Tribune, January 30, 2017

German Inflation Up Again; Set to Fuel Criticism of Stimulus
Associated PRess, January 30, 2017

Boiling Over on the Border: The Reasons Behind the Gasoline Protests in Mexico
The San Diego Union-Tribune, January 29, 2017

In Turkey Visit, Britain’s May Pushes Trade, Mentions Human Rights
Reuters, January 29, 2017

What We Know About Border Adjustment and How it Would Work
The Wall Street Journal, January 29, 2017

5 Takeaways from the May-Trump Talks
Politico, January 27, 2017

Five Things We Learned from the Trump-May Press Conference
National Review, January 27, 2017

Germany Urges EU to Speed Trade Deals After Trump, Brexit
Reuters, January 27, 2017

Paris Counts on Trump to Shock EU into Action on Trade
Euractiv, January 26, 2017

Trump Threatens to Undo Nafta’s Auto Alley
Bloomberg, January 26, 2017

Uruguay and Chile, Least Corrupt Countries in Latin America Says Transparency International
MercoPress, January 26, 2017

Denmark Remains World’s Least Corrupt Nation
CPH Post Online, January 25, 2017

Japan Exports Up for First Time in 15 Months, U.S. Protectionism Poses Risks
Reuters, January 25, 2017

After Brexit, Britain Could be the New Singapore Says Trade Veteran
The Australian, January 25, 2017

How Nigeria Can Benefit from WTO TFA Ratification
The Guardian, January 25, 2017

Vietnamese Textile Factories Hum at Full Capacity Despite TPP Snub
AJoT, January 24, 2017



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