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Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Featured Headlines

Governor Newsom Delivers State of the State Address
Office of California Governor Newsom, February 12, 2019

Remarks by President Trump
in State of the Union Address

White House, February 6, 2019


Trade Report: Tariff Wars, Lower Commodity
Prices Reduce California’s Export Trade

CalChamber, February 12, 2019

CalChamber Companies in the News

Boeing Forecasts Middle East Aviation Services Market at $745 Billion
Boeing, February 11, 2019

Shell, Mitsubishi and Brazil’s Patria in $700 Million Power JV in Rio
Reuters, February 11, 2019

Ford Investing $1 Billion, Adding 500 Jobs in Chicago
Reuters, February 7, 2019

Trade Policy

From the White House

Executive Order on Maintaining American Leadership in Artificial Intelligence
February 11, 2019

America Will Dominate the Industries of the Future
February 7, 2019

Dems and GOP Should Join with Trump to Fund Infrastructure Improvements by Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao
February 7, 2019

President Donald J. Trump Is Committed to Women’s Economic Empowerment Around the World
February 7, 2019

Remarks by President Trump Nominating David Malpass as the Next President of the World Bank
February 6, 2019

President Donald J. Trump Has Forged New Trade Agreements to Revitalize American Industry and Agriculture
February 5, 2019

From the U.S. Department of Commerce

U.S. Department of Commerce Announces Intent to Withdraw from Suspension Agreement on Fresh Tomatoes from Mexico
February 7, 2019

Op-Ed by Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross: Trade Reciprocity Needed Now
February 6, 2019

Statement of Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross on President Donald J. Trump’s State of the Union Address
February 5, 2019

From the U.S. Trade Representative

USTR Robert Lighthizer’s Statement on the State of the Union Address
February 5, 2019

From the U.S. Department of State

Secretary Pompeo’s Travel to Hungary, Slovakia, Poland, Belgium, and Iceland
February 7, 2019

Africa Working Group of the U.S.-Morocco Strategic Dialogue
February 6, 2019

On President Trump’s State of the Union Address
February 5, 2019

From the World Trade Organization

DG Azevêdo: Food Safety Crucial in Achieving the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals
February 12, 2019

DG Azevêdo Meets with Members of the UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights
February 8, 2019

WTO Awards South Korea $85 Million Against U.S. Over Washing Machine Tariffs
Reuters, February 8, 2019

A Modernized WTO is Far Better Than No WTO At All
The Hill, February 6, 2019

Trade Agreements

UK Approaches Gulf Countries on Post-Brexit Trade Pact
Reuters, February 11, 2019

Britain and Switzerland to Sign Post-Brexit Trade Agreement
U.S. News and World Report, February 10, 2019

India, Peru to Hold Next Round of Free-Trade Agreement Talks in March in Lima
Times Now, February 10, 2019

Russian-Led Free-Trade Zone Will Soon Include 5 More Countries
RT, February 9, 2019

African Free Trade Zone Deal May Come Into Force in 2 Months: Egypt’s FM
Egypt Today, February 9, 2019

U.S. Considers Withdrawal of Zero Tariffs for India
Reuters, February 8, 2019

Beef Imports to Japan from TPP Members States Up 55%
The Japan News, February 8, 2019

The Contributions of Japanese-Brand Automakers of the U.S. Economy
Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association, February 7, 2019

Temporary Entry Under The Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP)
Immigration Canada, February 2019


Ray Washburne to Resign From Overseas Private Investment Corp. March 1
Bloomberg, February 10, 2019

Trump’s Pick for World Bank Boss Encountering Little Resistance
Bloomberg, February 8, 2019

IIPA 2019 Special 301 Report on Copyright Protection and Enforcement
International Intellectual Property Alliance, February 7, 2019

Steelmakers Find Strength to Expand Under Tariffs
The Wall Street Journal, February 7, 2019

Economists Boost Fourth Quarter Growth Closer to 3% as Trade War Hits Imports
CNBC, February 6, 2019


Israel Names New Consul General in LA
The Jerusalem Post, February 11, 2019

Newsom Economic Chief Briefs CA Fwd and CA Stewardship Network Leaders on Budget Priorities
February 7, 2019

More International Articles


U.S.-China Trade Hopes Give Stocks a Lift
The Wall Street Journal, February 12, 2019

U.S. Sees Trump-Xi Meeting Soon
as Lighthizer Arrives in Beijing

Bloomberg, February 11, 2019

U.S. Warships Patrolling Beijing-Claimed
Waters Prompt Chinese Protest

Bloomberg, February 10, 2019

U.S.-China Trade Talks Resume Next Week,
Focus on Intellectual Property

Reuters, February 8, 2019

A U.S.-China Trade Deal May Disappoint Investors
Bloomberg, February 8, 2019

Trump Says Meeting with Xi Not
Likely Before March 1 Deal Deadline

Politico, February 7, 2019

Pressure Grows on U.S., China to Forge Trade Deal
The Wall Street Journal, February 7, 2019

Agriculture Execs Say U.S.-China Trade Deal Nearing
The Wall Street Journal, February 5, 2019

Trump Says Trade Deal With
China Must Include Structural Change

Bloomberg, February 5, 2019



We Can Reach a Brexit Deal
Parliament Can Support – PM May

Reuters, February 12, 2019

If You’re Wondering How Hard
a ‘Hard Brexit’ Could Be

Bloomberg, February 11, 2019

Brexit Unease Sees UK Economy
Takes a Turn for the Worse

The Sacramento Bee, February 11, 2019

No-Deal Brexit Risks Rise as
UK-Japan Trade Talks Stall

Financial Times, February 8, 2019

Greg Hands: We Must Break Free
From the EU After Brexit

The Sun, February 6, 2019

Germany, US Seek to Set Aside Spat Over Natural Gas Supplies
The Sacramento Bee, February 12, 2019

German Trade Surplus with U.S. Declined in 2018 But Was Still Almost 49 Billion Euros
Reuters, February 11, 2019

Three-Day US-Asean Partnership Forum Kicks Off in Jakarta on Monday
The Straits Times, February 10, 2019

U.S. Steel Tariff ‘Boondoggle’ Offers More Exclusions to China Than Canada
CBC, February 9, 2019

Trade War Headlines Could Get Much Worse Before They Get Better as the US Looks to Europe
CNBC, February 8, 2019

U.S. Asks Brazil to Consider Lifting Tariffs on Ethanol Exports
Reuters, February 6, 2019

The Great Transatlantic Trade Charade
Politico, February 4, 2019




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