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Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Featured Headlines

California Still a Top Exporting State
CalChamber, March 12, 2019

2018 Trade Statistics Available at Trade Stats Express

California Top Export Countries 2018


The World Is Knocking at California’s Door,
And We Welcome It by Lieutenant
Governor Eleni Kounalakis

CalMatters, March 11, 2019

CalChamber Companies in the News

Walmart’s Mexico Sales Up 5.4% in February, Exceeding Estimates
Reuters, March 6, 2019

Mexican Central Bank in Talks with Amazon About New Mobile Payments
Reuters, March 5, 2019

Trade Policy

From the White House

President Donald J. Trump is Promoting a Fiscally Responsible and Pro-American 2020 Budget
March 11, 2019

February Jobs Report Shows Wage Growth is the Fastest Since 2009
March 8, 2019

Statement by the Press Secretary on the Visit of President Jair Bolsonaro of Brazil
March 8, 2019

From the U.S. Department of Commerce

Statement from Secretary Ross on the President’s Budget: “A Budget For A Better America”
March 11, 2019

From the U.S. Department of State

State Department and U.S. Agency for International Development FY 2020 Budget Request
March 11, 2019

From the World Trade Organization

Members Start Implementing 2019-2021 Work Plan on Technical Barriers to Trade
March 7, 2019

Brazil, Australia Initiate WTO Dispute Complaints Against Indian Sugar Subsidies
March 7, 2019

Trade Agreements

Turmoil Brewing in U.S.-Canada Trading Partnership
The Hill, March 8, 2019

Trump Aiming to Complete Obama-Era Trade Negotiations with Israel
Fortune, March 8, 2019

The Time is Ripe for a U.S.-Swiss Trade Agreement
The Daily Signal, March 8, 2019

Mexican Farmers Urge ‘Mirror’ Tariffs on Trump’s Rural Base
Reuters, March 5, 2019


America’s Emergence as an Energy Powerhouse Gives it a Key Lever in Global Trade Talks
CNBC, March 12, 2019

Trade War Cost $7.8 Billion, New Paper Finds
Berkeley News, March 11, 2019

Trade Deficit Freak Out
The Wall Street Journal, March 6, 2019

U.S. Trade Deficit Hits 10-Year High in 2018 on Record Imports
Reuters, March 6, 2019

How Team Trump is Keeping Promises on Trade by Peter Navarro
The New York Post, March 5, 2019

U.S. Dairy Industry Applauds USTR For Enforcement Action Against India
Hoosier Ag Today, March 5, 2019


Michelin’s New Guide Celebrates
California’s World Class Culinary Status

The Sacramento Bee, March 6, 2019

More International Articles


Deal or no deal, U.S.-China trade
talks may end in weeks: Lighthizer

Reuters, March 12, 2019

Chinese Vice-Premier Liu He Discusses Trade Deal Text with US’ Robert Lighthizer and Steve Mnuchin
South China Morning Post, March 12, 2019

China Pushes Against U.S. Trade
Demands on Enforcement, Yuan

Bloomberg, March 10, 2019

U.S., China Near Currency Deal; Beijing
Vows Not to Devalue Yuan to Help Exports

The Wall Street Journal, March 10, 2019

Trump Kept Allies at Bay in China Trade Talks
The Wall Street Journal, March 10, 2019

China February Exports Tumble the Most
in Three Years, Spur Fears of ‘Trade Recession’

Reuters, March 7, 2019

China to Make Forced Technology Transfer Illegal as Beijing Tries to Woo Back Foreign Investors
South China Morning Post, March 7, 2019

China’s Shopping List in America
Has These Farm Goods at the Top

AJoT, March 6, 2019



UK, EU Announce Changes to
Brexit Deal Ahead of Key Vote

AP, March 11, 2019

Brexit: Could the UK Drop Tariffs to Zero?
BBC, March 10, 2019

May Says Brexit Might Never Happen
If Parliament Rejects Her Deal

Bloomberg, March 8, 2019

Europe Trade Czar Warns of
‘Tariffs on Day 1’ After Hard Brexit

Bloomberg, March 7, 2019

UK Insists Brexit Will Continue
Despite EU Pessimism

AP, March 7, 2019

UK Lawmakers Demand Clarity
on Tariffs in Case of No-Deal Brexit

Reuters, March 6, 2019

Global Economy Hits Its Weakest Spell Since Financial Crisis
Bloomberg, March 11, 2019

Italy Signs Up for Belt and Road Infrastructure Summit in China
South China Morning Post, March 9, 2019

Canada’s Labor Market Is Off to Its Best Start Since 1981
Bloomberg, March 8, 2019

Rebuilding Trade Trust between the U.S. and EU
Bloomberg, March 8, 2019

Brazil President Bolsonaro Accepts Invitation to Visit China
Reuters, March 8, 2019

OECD Cuts Global Outlook Again and Warns Worse May Be Ahead
Bloomberg, March 6, 2019

Mexico Consumer Confidence Reaches Record Peak in February
Reuters, March 5, 2019






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