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Trade Update - Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Featured Headlines

Charting a Course for Trade and Economic Integration in the Asia-Pacific
Asia Society Policy Institute, March 2017


U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur L. Ross, Jr. Addresses Department of Commerce Employees
March 1, 2017


CalChamber Companies in the News

IBM and Salesforce Announce Landmark Global Strategic Partnership
IBM, March 6, 2017

Exxon to Invest $20 Billion on U.S. Gulf Coast Refining Projects
Reuters, March 6, 2017

AT&T Continues to Invest to Enhance and Expand Integrated Solutions for Businesses Worldwide
AT&T Newsroom, February 28, 2017

Trade Policy

From the Department of Commerce

Statement from Secretary Ross on International Trade
in Goods and Services in January 2017

March 7, 2017

Secretary Ross Announces $1.19 Billion Penalty for Chinese Company’s Export Violations to Iran and North Korea
March 7, 2017

From the U.S. Trade Representative

2017 Trade Policy Agenda
and 2016 Annual Report

March 1, 2017

From the World Trade Organization

DG Azevêdo Welcomes EU Trade Ministers’ Strong Support
for Global Trading System

March 2, 2017

WTO Members Elect General Council,
Dispute Settlement Body Chairs for 2017

February 28, 201

From the House Ways and Means Committee

Brady, Reichert Statements on President Trump’s Trade Agenda
March 1, 2017

From the Senate Committee on Finance

Hatch Statement on President Trump’s Address to Congress
February 28, 2017

From the U.S. Department of State

2017 International Narcotics Control Strategy Report
March 2, 2017

Trade Agreements

(New Zealand) Government Hopeful of Free-Trade Deal
with Gulf States this Year – McCully

Stuff, March 7, 2017

Ottawa Takes Another Step Toward Free Trade Agreement
with China

Global News, March 5, 2017

S. Korea, MERCOSUR to Launch Trade Talks in First Half
Yonhap News Agency, March 3, 2017

USTR Accuses Korea-US FTA of Enlarging Trade Deficit,
Calls for Major Review

The Korea Herald, March 2, 2017

Envoy Pushes for EU-PH Free Trade Agreement, March 2, 2017

Don’t End NAFTA. Fix it.
Politico, March 2, 2017

China-Japan-Korea Free Trade Agreement:
A Road to Asian Economic Integration

International Affairs Review, March 1, 2017

India to Speed Up FTA with Eurasian Economic Union
The Hindu Business Line, February 28, 2017


US Trade Deficit Jumps to 5-Year High of $48.5 Billion
The Sacramento Bee, March 7, 2017

Clayton Yeutter, Chief US Trade Negotiator
and Agriculture Secretary, Dies at 86

Albuquerque Journal, March 6, 2017

Why the White House Worries About Trade Deficits
by Peter Navarro

The Wall Street Journal, March 5, 2017

Trump Administration to Propose ‘Dramatic Reductions’
in Foreign Aid

Reuters, March 4, 2017

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to CNBC:
We’ll Be ‘Aggressive’ on Trade and Fix Bad Deals

CNBC, March 3, 2017

U.S. Not Bound by WTO Decisions, Trump Warns in Trade Agenda
American Journal of Transportation, March 1, 2017

Huntsman ‘In the Mix’ to be U.S. Ambassador to Russia
The Salt Lake Tribune, March 1, 2017

Trump Said to Pick Donor Kelly Craft for Canada Ambassador
Bloomberg, March 1, 2017

Manufacturing in U.S. Expands at Fastest Pace Since August 2014
Bloomberg, March 1, 2017

How the WTO Undermines U.S. Trade Remedy Enforcement
Stewart Law, February 2017

Trump’s Push for American-Made Could Disrupt NAFTA Supply Chains and Raise Consumer Prices
Los Angeles Times, February 28, 2017


Slowdown in H-1B Could Mean Trouble for Silicon Valley
East Bay Times, March 6, 2017

How New Southern California Air Cleanup Plan
Could Affect Warehouses, Ports

Daily News, March 3, 2017

Would 17 Million Tourists Skip California?
The Orange County Register, March 2, 2017

Why Expert Sees Potential Trouble in Trump’s Impact on Inland Empire Economy
Daily Bulletin, March 1, 2017

More International Articles

South Korea Says to ‘Actively’ Consider Filing WTO Complaint Against China
Reuters, March 7, 2017

NAFTA Fight Would Only Hurt Investment, Canada Warns
Bloomberg, March 6, 2017

CBI Chief Drechsler Warns of Pandora’s Box of Brexit
Without Trade Deal

Forbes, March 3, 2017

With Isolationism on the Rise, Gulf Reinforces its Global Outlook
Arab News, March 3, 2017

Latin America Turns to China for Economic Stability,

Xinhuanet, March 2, 2017

EU Threatens to Introduce Visas for US Travelers
BBC, March 2, 2017

For China’s Factories, a Weaker Currency
is a Double-Edged Sword

The New York Times, March 1, 2017

Weaker Euro Helps Propel Euro Zone Factory Growth
to Six-Year High

Reuters, March 1, 2017

South Korea’s February Exports Post Best Growth in 5 Years
as Global Demand Improves

The Straits Times, March 1, 2017

China February Factory Growth Beats Expectations
as Global Demand Improves

Reuters, March 1, 2017

Despite TPP Setback, Trump Government Unlikely
to Abandon Asia: PM Lee

Today Online, March 1, 2017

Mexico Welcomes Record-Breaking 35 Million International Tourists in 2016
MarketWatch, February 28, 2017



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