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Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Featured Headlines

GSP Renewal Legislation Introduced;
Contacts to House Members Needed ASAP

Renew GSP Today, February 9, 2018

House Schedule for Voting on GSP Today

GSP Bill – H.R. 4979

Letter to Members of the House of Representatives
U.S. Chamber of Commerce, February 12, 2018

W&M Committee Members Introduce Bipartisan
Bill to Provide Tariff Relief, Cost Savings

House Ways and Means Committee, February 8, 2018


Trade Report: California Exports
Finish Strong in 2017

CalChamber, February 13, 2018

CalChamber Companies in the News

Amazon Eyes New Warehouse in Brazil E-Commerce Push
Reuters, February 9, 2018

UPS Announces New Worldwide Express Freight Midday Service
AJoT, February 8, 2018

Trade Policy

From the White House

Press Briefing by OMB Director Mick Mulvaney on President Trump’s FY2018 Budget
February 12, 2018

President Donald J. Trump Announces Intent to Nominate Harry B. Harris Jr. to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Commonwealth of Australia
February 9, 2018

Vice President Pence: The U.S. Will Unveil New Tough and Aggressive Sanctions on North Korea
February 7, 2018

From the U.S. Department of Commerce

The Department of Commerce Budget in Brief: Fiscal Year 2019
February 2018

U.S. Department of Commerce Initiates Antidumping Duty and Countervailing Duty Investigations of Imports of Large Diameter Welded Pipe from Canada, Greece, China, India, Korea, and Turkey
February 13, 2018

Secretary Ross Statement on Release of President Trump’s “American Budget” for 2019
February 12, 2018

From the U.S. Department of State

Department of State and USAID FY 2019 Budget Proposal
February 12, 2018

Background Briefing Update on Secretary Tillerson’s Trip to Amman, Jordan; Ankara, Turkey; Beirut, Lebanon; Cairo, Egypt; and Kuwait City, Kuwait
February 12, 2018

From the World Trade Organization

DG Azevêdo in UAE: Global Economy is Evolving, We Need to Adapt
February 13, 2018

Trade Growth to Sustain Momentum in First Quarter of 2018, Latest Trade Indicator Suggests
February 12, 2018

EU Seeks U.S. Compensation for Solar Panel Tariffs
Reuters, February 7, 2018

Trade Agreements


Next Round: February 26 in Mexico City

Canada to Face U.S. Trade Problems
Even If NAFTA is Signed

Reuters, February 13, 2018

NAFTA’s Red Tape Fight Hits a Snag
Bloomberg, February 12, 2018

Trudeau Sees ‘Clear Path Forward’ on NAFTA
Bloomberg, February 11, 2018

End of NAFTA Wouldn’t Be ‘End of World’:
Mexican Leftist’s Top Diplomat

Reuters, February 9, 2018

Mexican Negotiator Takes
to Twitter to Defend NAFTA

The Washington Examiner, February 8, 2018

U.S. Senators Express Optimism
About NAFTA After Trump Meeting

Reuters, February 7, 2018

Trudeau Discusses NAFTA,
Trump at University of Chicago

U.S. News, February 7, 2018

Canada PM Says No NAFTA Deal Might
Be Better For Us Than a Bad One

Reuters, February 7, 2018

Annoyed with Canada, U.S. Trade Czar Floats
Idea of Separate NAFTA Deals, Lawmaker Says

Financial Post, February 7, 2018

Mexico Consumer Confidence
Dips Amid NAFTA Uncertainty

Reuters, February 6, 2018

Australia, Peru Sign Free Trade Agreement
XinhuaNet, February 12, 2018

The EU, Mercosur and the Two Decade Push for a Free Trade Agreement
World Politics Review, February 12, 2018

(Bahrain-US) Free Trade Deal, a Boon to Economy
News of Bahrain, February 12, 2018

Chile Prepares TPP-11 Signature Ceremony in Santiago
Prensa Latina, February 10, 2018

CPTPP – The Gold Standard Without the United States
Lexology, February 8, 2018

U.S. Trade Deal Isn’t Key to Brexit Success, U.K.’s Labour Says
Bloomberg, February 8, 2018

EU Tells Trump: No Paris Climate Deal, No Free Trade
Forbes, February 8, 2018

Qatar, U.S. to Hold Talks Over Free Trade Agreement
XinhuaNet, February 7, 2018

Pence Refers to Possible U.S. Return to TPP in Talks with Aso
Kyodo News, February 7, 2018

India-EU Talks on Free Trade Agreement Expected Soon
LiveMint, February 7, 2018

Mexico Aims for EU Free-Trade Deal by End of February
February 7, 2018

China’s Trade Deal Trumped by Trans-Pacific Partnership
Financial Review, February 7, 2018


President Trump’s Fiscal 2019 Budget Proposal – Live Analysis
The Wall Street Journal, February 12, 2018

Food, Ag Group Wants to Share Ideas on TPP Re-Engagement
Food Business News, February 12, 2018

Trump Trade Measures Set Off a Global Legal Pushback
The New York Times, February 9, 2018

How Soaring U.S. Oil Exports to China are Transforming the Global Oil Game
Reuters, February 9, 2018

South Korea is Trump’s One Bright Spot on Trade
The Diplomat, February 9, 2018

U.S. Beef, Pork Exports Break Records
Capital Press, February 8, 2018


In California Visit, Trudeau Mixes Job Deals with Defense of NAFTA
KQED, February 10, 2018

California Governor Optimistic About Cooperation with China
XinhuaNet, February 10, 2018

Gov. Brown, SF Chinese Consulate Hold Lunar New Year’s Launch
Fox KTVU, February 9, 2018

Trudeau Pitches Canadian Globalism to Silicon Valley Tech Firms
The Star, February 8, 2018

California Governor Brown Meets with Canada Prime Minister Trudeau in San Francisco
Office of Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr., February 9, 2018

Strong Finish in December Lifts California’s Export Trade Industry
The Sacramento Bee, February 7, 2018

More International Articles

The China Dashboard – Quarterly Net Assessment
Asia Society Policy Institute, Winter 2018

U.S. Chamber International IP Index
February 2018

Mexico Should Look to Central, South America for Trade, Says ECLAC
XinhuaNet, February 13, 2018

China Imposes Anti-Dumping Measure Amid Trade Tensions
AP, February 13, 2018

Brazil Intensifies Talks in Paris to Join OECD
Latin Trade, February 12, 2018

Britain’s BFF Unconvinced By Its Post-Brexit Vision
Politico, February 12, 2018

Merkel Insists She Intends to Stay in Power Until 2021
Politico, February 11, 2018

Denmark’s Tech Ambassador is a World First and Isn’t Tied to a Country
NPR, February 9, 2018

Japan’s Own Belt and Road
Foreign Policy, February 9, 2018

Britain Tells Business – We Cannot Guarantee Your Brexit Future
Reuters, February 7, 2018

Germany’s Trade Surplus Shrinks for First Time Since 2009
Reuters, February 7, 2018

U.S.-China Trade Deficit Hits Record, Fueling Trade Fight
The New York Times, February 6, 2018





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