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Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Featured Headlines

Multitude of Irish-U.S./California
Trade, Investment Ties in Spotlight

CalChamber, March 19, 2019

U.S. Ireland Business 2019 Report:
At the Heart of the Transatlantic Economy

(California featured on pg. 54)
AmCham Ireland, March 2019

(From left) Carin Bryans of AmCham Ireland shows the
U.S.-Ireland Business 2019 Report to Irish Minister for Health
Simon Harris; Mark Jansen, President/CEO of Blue Diamond
Growers and CalChamber Council for International Trade Chair; and Susanne T. Stirling, CalChamber Vice President, International Affairs.

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On the Occasion of St. Patrick’s Day
U.S. Department of State, March 17, 2019

Remarks by President Trump
at the Friends of Ireland Luncheon

White House, March 14, 2019

Remarks by President Trump and Prime Minister Varadkar of Ireland Before Bilateral Meeting
White House, March 14, 2019

Presidential Proclamation
on Irish-American Heritage Month, 2019

White House, March 1, 2019

CalChamber Companies in the News

Toyota Ups Investment in US Plants to $13 Billion,
Adds 600 Manufacturing Jobs

CNBC, March 14, 2019

Almond Market Update: 2018 Crop Harvest Stands
at 2.262 Billion Pounds

Blue Diamond Growers, March 12, 2019

Trade Policy

From the White House

A Summary of the 2019 Economic Report of the President
March 19, 2019

Fact Sheet: President Donald J. Trump’s Economic Agenda
is Working for All Americans

March 19, 2019

President Donald J. Trump Announces Intent to Nominate Personnel to Key Administration Posts (Including Ambassador to Mexico)
March 18, 2019

Presidential Proclamation on National Agriculture Day, 2019
March 13, 2019

From the U.S. Department of Commerce

U.S. Economic Growth Reached 3.1 Percent Growth In 2018
March 18, 2019

From the U.S. Trade Representative

USTR Requests First-Ever Consultations Under the U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement (KORUS)
March 15, 2019

Opening Statement of USTR Robert Lighthizer
to the Senate Finance Committee

March 12, 2019

From the U.S. Department of State

U.S.-Brazil Technology Safeguards Agreement
March 19, 2019

Secretary Pompeo’s Visit to Kuwait, Israel, and Lebanon:
Reinvigorating Partnerships, Enhancing Bilateral Ties,
and Countering Iran

March 18, 2019

Deputy Secretary Sullivan’s Meeting With the U.S.-South Africa Working Group on African and Global Issues
March 16, 2019

Joint Statement on U.S.-Germany Strategic Dialogue
March 15, 2019

Transatlantic Community Imposes Sanctions on Russia
March 15, 2019

Joint Statement on U.S.-India Strategic Security Dialogue
March 13, 2019

U.S.-EU Joint Committee Meeting Strengthens Transatlantic Civil Aviation Ties
March 13, 2019

From the World Trade Organization

WTO Win Could Help U.S. in Trade Negotiations
The Post and Courier, March 18, 2019

2019 Public Forum Theme to Be ‘Trading Forward:
Adapting to a Changing World’

March 13, 2019

DDG Wolff: Eight Reasons for Optimism About the Future
of the Multilateral Trading System

March 12, 2019

U.S. Trade Rep Says WTO Playbook is Outdated, Needs Reform
Reuters, March 12, 2019

Trade Agreements

U.S. Signals Agriculture Battle with EU Before Trade Talks
Bloomberg, March 17, 2019

Thailand Delays Trans-Pacific FTA Application
Bangkok Post, March 16, 2019

European Parliament Fails to Offer Direction on US Trade Talks
Politico, March 14, 2019

Trump’s Trade Chief Meets Skepticism as He Sells New NAFTA
to Democrats

Politico, March 13, 2019

Costa Rica to Increase Trade with Asia Via a Free Trade Agreement with South Korea
The Costa Rica Star, March 13, 2019

USTR Eyes Prioritizing Farm Sector in Trade Talks with Japan
The Mainichi, March 13, 2019

U.S. Working on Steel, Aluminum Tariff Relief for Mexico,

Reuters, March 12, 2019

Brazil, U.S. to Discuss Meat, Sugar, Ethanol Trade
Reuters, March 12, 2019


Trade and American Jobs: The Impact of Trade on U.S.
and State-Level Employment

Business Roundtable, March 2019

U.S. Heavy Equipment Makers Feeling Pain From Tariffs, Disputes
Reuters, March 18, 2019

Senate Banking Panel Backs Ex-Im Commerce Nominees
Bloomberg, March 13, 2019

More International Articles


U.S.-China Trade War Could Slash
US$1 Trillion from US Economy in a Decade
Warns Chamber of Commerce

South China Morning Post, March 19, 2019

U.S. Chamber Study: Assessing the Costs of Tariffs
on the U.S. ICT Industry: Modeling U.S.-China Tariffs

US Chamber, March 2019

China Could Triple Buying of U.S.
Farm Products, Perdue Says

Bloomberg, March 18, 2019

China Should Quickly Get Out
of Its Huge US Trade Problem

CNBC, March 17, 2019

As China Faces Slowdown,
Stimulus Will Have Smaller Global Reach

The Wall Street Journal, March 16, 2019

Donald Trump-Xi Jinping Meeting to End US-China Trade War May Be Pushed Back to June
South China Morning Post, March 16, 2019

China Makes Major U.S. Pork Purchase Despite Steep Import Tariffs, As Hog Virus Takes Toll
Reuters, March 14, 2019

Chinese Lawmakers Endorse
Technology Law Amid US Pressure

Associated Press, March 14, 2019

Lighthizer Casts Doubts on China Trade
Talks as ‘Major Issues’ Go Unresolved

The New York Times, March 12, 2019



May Seeks Brexit Delay After Third
Vote on Her Deal is Derailed

Reuters, March 19, 2018

EU’s Barnier Warns Delay Must
Serve a Purpose: Brexit Update

Bloomberg, March 19, 2019

Tusk Assures Ireland of EU Unity on Brexit
Reuters, March 19, 2019

10 Days to Brexit: What Happens
if the UK Does Not Leave on 29 March?

The Guardian, March 19, 2018

U.K. Reaches No-Deal Brexit Trade
Pact With Norway and Iceland

Bloomberg, March 18, 2019

UK Won’t Apply Tariffs on Most
Goods in a No-Deal Brexit

AJoT, March 13, 2019

Brazil’s Economy Minister Says Trade with China Will Not Be Reduced
Reuters, March 18, 2019

France Warns EU Against Rushing into US Trade Talks
Financial Times, March 17, 2019

Japan’s Exports Fall Again, Underscoring Weakening Global Demand
American Journal of Transportation, March 17, 2019

Brazil Import Quota for U.S. Wheat Could Come with Bolsonaro Visit
Reuters, March 16, 2019

Trade Wars Are Growing Over the Digital Economy –
And Developing Countries are Shaping the Agenda

The Conversation, March 15, 2019

EU Slams China as ‘Systemic Rival’ as Trade Tension Rises
Politico, March 12, 2019






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