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Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Featured Headlines

Governor Newsom Designates
Lt. Governor Kounalakis as Representative
on International Affairs and Trade

Office of California Governor Newsom, February 28, 2019

Governor Newsom

California’s Lieutenant Governor
to Focus on Foreign Trade

Associated Press, February 28, 2019


USTR Report

U.S. Trade Representative Releases
Agenda for Free, Fair, Reciprocal Trade

CalChamber, March 5, 2019

2019 Trade Policy Agenda and 2018 Annual Report
U.S. Trade Representative, March 2019

This yearly report released by the Trump
Administration lays out what a successful year
for trade will look like – getting USMCA passed
by Congress and reaching a deal with China.

President Donald J. Trump’s Policy Agenda and Annual Report for Free, Fair, and Reciprocal Trade
White House, February 28, 2019


Study: EU Single Largest Foreign Investor in U.S.
CalChamber, February 27, 2019

Find the Report here with an interactive Data Tool.

CalChamber Companies in the News

Lyft Files Its Long-Awaited IPO, As it Cuts its Cash Reserves in Half
San Francisco Business Times, March 1, 2019

Trump's Vietnam Visit Spotlights $15.7 Billion in Orders for Boeing
Chicago Tribune, February 27, 2019

Sempra Energy to Start Sale Process for Peru and Chile Businesses
Power Technology, February 26, 2019

Disney-Fox Deal Passes in Brazil With Divestment Accord
Bloomberg, February 26, 2019

Boeing Nominates Former U.N. Ambassador Haley to Join Its Board
Yahoo Finance, February 26, 2019

Trade Policy

From the White House

Presidential Proclamation on Irish-American Heritage Month, 2019
March 1, 2019

Economic Growth Has Reached 3 Percent for the First Time
in More than a Decade Thanks to President Donald J. Trump’s Policies

February 28, 2019

President Donald J. Trump Hails Vietnam’s Commitment
to Expanding Commercial Partnerships with American Companies

February 27, 2019

House Ways and Means Committee

Brady Opening Statement at Hearing on U.S.-China Trade
February 27, 2019

From the U.S. Department of Commerce

U.S. Department of Commerce Initiates Section 232 Investigation
into Titanium Sponge Imports

March 4, 2019

Op-Ed by Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross:
Launching Toward a $1 Trillion Space Economy

February 28, 2019

Statement from U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross
on Q4 and Annual 2018 GDP: Economy Grows 2.9% in 2018

February 28, 2019

U.S. Department of Commerce Initiates Antidumping Duty
and Countervailing Duty Investigations of Imports
of Fabricated Structural Steel from Canada, China, and Mexico

February 26, 2019

From the U.S. Trade Representative

United States Will Terminate GSP Designation of India and Turkey
March 4, 2019

Trump Administration Charts Trade Policy Course More Favorable
to American Workers

March 1, 2019

United States Wins WTO Dispute Finding China Provides Excessive Government Support to its Grain Producers
February 28, 2019

Opening Statement of USTR Robert Lighthizer
to the House Ways and Means Committee

February 27, 2019

Watch USTR Lighthizer’s Testimony Here.

From the U.S. Department of State

Merger of U.S. Embassy Jerusalem and U.S. Consulate General Jerusalem
March 3, 2019

From the World Trade Organization

Time to Modernize, Not Abandon, The WTO
East Asia Forum, March 5, 2019

General Council Meeting: WTO Chairpersons for 2019
February 28, 2019

WTO Issues Panel Report Regarding Chinese Agricultural Subsidies
February 28, 2019

DG Azev√™do: “The Time is Now to Confront Systemic Challenges”
February 27, 2019

U.K. Approved to Rejoin $1.7 Trillion WTO Procurement Deal
Reuters, February 27, 2019

U.S. Wins WTO Dispute Over China Farm Policies, Lighthizer Says
Reuters, February 27, 2019

Canada, U.S. Take India to Task on WTO Commitments
The Western Producer, February 26, 2019

Trade Agreements

China-Chile FTA Upgraded, New Opportunities for Investors
China Briefing, March 4, 2019

EU Set for Trade Talks with U.S. on March 6 Amid Concern Over Tariffs
Reuters, March 4, 2019

New Push for Asia-Pacific Megadeal as Trade War Eases
Nikkei Asian Review, March 4, 2019

Indonesia and Australia Sign Pact Eliminating Many Tariffs
Associated Press, March 3, 2019

USTR Seeks to Kick Off Trade Talks with Japan as Early as March
Agri-Pulse, February 27, 2019

China-Backed Trade Pact Faces Fresh Hurdles Amid Bali Talks
Bloomberg, February 26, 2019

Mexico Seeks to Put to Rest Labor Concerns Over New Trade Deal
The Hill, February 26, 2019

Save NAFTA? Check. What’s Next for Canada’s Top Trade Negotiator
Maclean’s, February 25, 2019

The Latest Winner From the U.S.-China Trade Fight: Canada
Bloomberg, February 25, 2019


In Change of Tone, U.S. Restores EU’s Diplomatic Status
The New York Times, March 4, 2019


California Farmers Surviving Trump’s Trade War with China,
But How Long Will it Last?

The Sacramento Bee, February 28, 2019

More International Articles


U.S. Confirms It’s Delaying China
Tariff Increase Indefinitely

Bloomberg, March 5, 2019

China Lowers 2019 GDP Growth
Target to 6-6.5 Percent Range

South China Morning Post, March 5, 2019

Trump and Xi are Close to a Deal,
But the Trade War Isn’t Over

Bloomberg, March 4, 2019

China to Slash Taxes, Boost Lending
to Prop Up Slowing Economy

Reuters, March 4, 2019

We Can’t Let China Become the Global
Leader in Artificial Intelligence

Los Angeles Times, March 4, 2019

China Reportedly Offering to Lower
Tariffs on US Farm, Chemical and Auto
Products as Trade Deal Gets Closer

CNBC, March 3, 2019

US-China relationship must not
‘return to the cold war’: Beijing
diplomat asks Washington to be patient

The South China Morning Post, March 1, 2019

U.S. Prepares Final China
Trade Deal as Hawks Urge Caution

Bloomberg, February 28, 2019

U.S. Still Sends Lots of Lobster
to China, But Tariff A Worry

Associated Press, February 27, 2019

U.S.-China Trade: Tariff and Non-Tariff Barriers
Reuters, February 26, 2019

Trump Attacks India on Trade as U.S. Seeks Its Help on China
Bloomberg, March 5, 2019

UK Minister Says Brexit Talks Yield ‘Positive’ Signals
The Sacramento Bee, March 5, 2019

China-US Competition is Good News for LATAM Investment
Equities, March 4, 2019

Mexico Eyes Fresh US Targets for Tariffs to Pressure Trump Over Steel
Reuters, March 1, 2019

Mexico Faces Possible Downgrade in Coming Year, Negative Outlook
Reuters, March 1, 2019

India- Latin American Nations Have Huge Potential to Boost Trade Ties
The New Indian Express, February 28, 2019

Brazil’s Wine Sector Eyes Chinese Market for Future Development
XinhuaNet, February 27, 2019

India Is Missing Out on the Trade War Investment Boom
Bloomberg, February 25, 2019

What is Blockchain, and Can It Help Beef Up Your Supply Chain?

International Business News, February 2019








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