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Tuesday, March 13, 2018

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U.S. Commerce Report: California
Maintains Position as Top Exporting State

CalChamber, March 13, 2018

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Quarterly Economic Report: U.S.,
State Economic Stability Contrasts
with Turmoil on Social, Political Fronts

CalChamber, March 9, 2018



CalChamber Council for International Trade breakfast meeting on March 2, 2018
(From left) Professor Rafael Fernández de Castro, Center for U.S. Mexican Studies; CalChamber Second Vice Chair Mark Jansen, Blue Diamond Growers; and CalChamber First Vice Chair Grace Evans Cherashore, Evans Hotels; chat before Fernández de Castro gives an overview on the Mexico presidential election at the CalChamber Council for International Trade breakfast meeting on March 2.

Former Mexico President Policy Adviser
Foresees Close Race in This Year’s Election

CalChamber, March 9, 2018

Ontario, California Businesses
Push for NAFTA Renewal

The Toronto Star, March 7, 2018

CalChamber Companies in the News

Almond Market Update: Shipments and Commitments Exceed Prior Year
Blue Diamond Growers, March 12, 2018

Boeing, Hawaiian Airlines Announce Purchase of 10 787 Dreamliners
AJoT, March 7, 2018

Trade Policy

From the White House

Presidential Order Regarding the Proposed Takeover of Qualcomm Incorporated by Broadcom Limited
March 12, 2018

Statement from the Press Secretary on President Donald J. Trump’s Upcoming Visit to Latin America
March 10, 2018

Presidential Proclamation on Adjusting Imports of Steel into the United States
March 8, 2018

Presidential Proclamation on Adjusting Imports of Aluminum into the United States
March 8, 2018

President Donald J. Trump is Addressing Unfair Trade Practices That Threaten to Harm Our National Security
March 8, 2018

From the U.S. Department of Commerce

Secretary Ross Statement on President Trump’s Decision to Impose Tariffs on Imported Steel and Aluminum
March 8, 2018

From the U.S. Trade Representative

Joint Readout from Meeting of the United States, European Union and Japan in Brussels
March 10, 2018

The Little-Known Trade Adviser Who Wields Enormous Power in Washington
The New York Times, March 9, 2018

USTR Robert Lighthizer’s Statement on President Trump’s Decisions on Imported Steel and Aluminum
March 8, 2018

From the U.S. Department of State

Trump Ousts Secretary of State Rex
Tillerson, Replaces Him with Mike Pompeo

CBS News, March 13, 2018

Signing of the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership
March 9, 2018

U.S.-Africa Relations: A New Framework
March 6, 2018

From the World Trade Organization

Q&A: World Trade Organization’s Role in Trump Trade Tussle
The Washington Post, March 13, 2018

The Promising Future of the WTO: A Response from the Deputy Director-General
Council on Foreign Relations, March 12, 2018

From the House Ways and Means Committee

Brady, Reichert Statements on President Trump’s Trade Action
March 8, 2018

107 House Republicans Urge President Trump to Target Tariffs to Bad Actors While Protecting America’s Jobs, Manufacturers, and Consumers
March 7, 2018

Trade Agreements


Readout of President Donald J. Trump’s Call
with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada

White House, March 12, 2018

Innovators and Content Creators
Urge USTR Lighthizer to Fight for
Strong IP in NAFTA Negotiations

IP Watchdog, March 9, 2018

Trump to Offer Temporary Tariff
Exemption for Canada and Mexico

The Washington Post, March 8, 2018

Kushner Meets With Top Officials
in Mexico Amid Strained Relations

The Washington Post, March 7, 2018

Seventh Round of NAFTA Negotiations Concludes
CalChamber, March 7, 2018

Casualties of Trade War? What Changes in
NAFTA Mean for Agriculture in California

The Fresno Bee, March 6, 2018

Trump Blues Dim Hopes of NAFTA
Election Boost for Mexico Rulers

Reuters, March 6, 2018

Mexican Auto Production and Exports
are Surging as NAFTA Talks Drag On

CNBC, March 6, 2018

South Korea Considers Joining Revamped Pacific Trade Deal CPTPP
The Straits Times, March 13, 2018

Road to CFTA: African Ministers Adopt Free Trade Agreement
New Times, March 12, 2018

After Singapore, PH Seals Trade Pact With 4 Euro States
Sun Star, March 12, 2018

United States Must Rejoin TPP, China Too: Former US Trade Chief for Asia
Asia Times, March 12, 2018

Is the EU About to Abandon the Mercosur Free Trade Deal?
Agri Land, March 11, 2018

Asia-Pacific Nations Sign Sweeping Trade Deal Without U.S.
Reuters, March 7, 2018

TPP 11: How Asia Took the Lead in Free Trade
Nikkei Asian Review, March 7, 2018


Marco Rubio: To Fight China on Trade, We Need More Than Tariffs
The New York Times, March 13, 2018

U.S. Moves to Appoint New Ambassador to EU
The Wall Street Journal, March 12, 2018

Trump Close to Tapping Kudlow to Succeed Cohn
Politico, March 12, 2018

Trade War Prospect Shakes Part of Trump Base: Midwest Farmers
The New York Times, March 10, 2018

Trump’s Latest Tariff Strategy: Less Trade War, and More Let’s Make a Deal
The New York Times, March 8, 2018

Nationalists Win and Globalists Go Home After Trump Tariffs
Politico, March 8, 2018

Trade Agreements Are the Answer to Trade Deficits
The Wall Street Journal, March 8, 2018

These Companies Are America’s Biggest Losers in a Trade War
Bloomberg, March 8, 2018

Trump Just Started an Unwinnable Trade War
The Los Angeles Times, March 8, 2018

VIDEO: Why President Trump’s Steel Tariffs are Dangerous
The Manzella Report, March 6, 2018

An Important Voice for Free Trade Proponents Goes Silent
The New York Times, March 6, 2018

With Cohn Gone, Peter Navarro is Unleashed at White House
CNBC, March 6, 2018

McConnell Hits at Trump’s Tariffs
Politico, March 6, 2018

U.S. Considers Broad Curbs on Chinese Imports, Takeovers
Bloomberg, March 6, 2018


Valley Farmers Could Suffer in Trade War Over Tariffs
The Fresno Bee, March 9, 2018

Port of Los Angeles and Seroka Lead the Nation
AJoT, March 9, 2018

California Export Trade Gets Off to Strong Start in 2018
The Sacramento Bee, March 8, 2018

Trump Tariffs Bump Up Costs for California Businesses
San Francisco Chronicle, March 8, 2018

More International Articles

OECD Urges ‘Dialogue’ On Steel Overcapacity to Avoid a Trade War
CNBC, March 13, 2018

China Aims to Become Trade and Economic Giant By 2050
The Straits Times, March 12, 2018

Brexit Without a Trade Deal Would Cost UK and EU Firms $80 Billion a Year, Study Says
CNBC, March 12, 2018

Europe, U.S. Senator Push Back as Trump Seeks Lower EU Tariffs
Reuters, March 12, 2018

China Unveils ‘Revolutionary’ Plan to Give Communist Party Even More Power
Bloomberg, March 12, 2018

Trump Tariffs May Derail Delicate Global Economic Recovery With Prospect of Trade War
Japan Times, March 12, 2018

U.S. Trading Partners Seek Guidance on How to Avoid Tariffs
The Wall Street Journal, March 11, 2018

China Says No To US Trade War, But Vows to Defend Interests
The Sacramento Bee, March 11, 2018

Chile’s Pinera, At Inauguration, Vows to End ‘Stagnation’
Reuters, March 11, 2018

The World Turns on Trump Over Tariffs
Politico, March 11, 2018

EU Snubs Britain’s Post-Brexit Trade Demands, Offers Banks No Special Deal
Reuters, March 7, 2018




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