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Tuesday, March 20, 2018

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US, Chile, California Flags

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CalChamber Companies in the News

Amazon Launches Debit Card in Mexico
to Drive eCommerce Adoption, March 14, 2018

Siemens to Invest Over $1 Billion in Brazil
MarketWatch, March 14, 2018

Google Brings Free WiFi to Mexico, First Stop in Latin America
WHTC, March 13, 2018

Tariff Pushback? New Rules Mean Red Ink for Fontana Steel Maker
The Press-Enterprise, March 12, 2018

Trade Policy

From the White House

President Donald J. Trump Proclaims March 20, 2018,
as National Agriculture Day

March 19, 2018

President Donald J. Trump Announces Key Additions
to his Administration (Including Ambassador to Trinidad & Tobago)

March 19, 2018

Determining Trade Balances
March 16, 2018

From the U.S. Department of Commerce

Joint Statement of U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross and German Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy Peter Altmaier
March 19, 2018

U.S. Department of Commerce Announces Steel
and Aluminum Tariff Exclusion Process

March 18, 2018

Commerce Pledges Support for Commercial Space Industry
March 16, 2018

U.S. Department of Commerce Issues Affirmative Preliminary Antidumping Duty Determination on Uncoated Groundwood Paper from Canada
March 13, 2018

From the U.S. Trade Representative

USTR Robert Lighthizer Swears in Deputy USTR Jeffrey Gerrish
March 20, 2018

United States and Armenia Work to Strengthen Ties,
Expand Trade and Investment Relationship

March 19, 2018

Joint Statement of UK International Trade Secretary Dr. Fox MP
and United States Trade Representative Lighthizer

March 15, 2018

United States Launches WTO Challenge
to Indian Export Subsidy Programs

March 14, 2018

USTR Robert Lighthizer Swears In Deputy USTR Dennis Shea
and Chief Agricultural Negotiator Gregg Doud

March 13, 2018

From the U.S. Department of State

United States-Japan Energy Strategic Dialogue on Energy Security and National Energy Policy
March 14, 2018

From the World Trade Organization

WTO Members Say U.S. Actions Threaten Trade Body’s Credibility
Reuters, March 20, 2018

DG Azevêdo Tells Ministers in India:
This is the Time to Show Our Support for the Trading System

March 20, 2018

Canada Escalates U.S. Lumber Dispute, Asks WTO to Adjudicate
Reuters, March 16, 2018

United States Initiates WTO Complaint Against India Over Export Subsidy Programmes
March 19, 2018

DG Azevêdo in Brazil: Global Cooperation is Essential to Overcome Economic Challenges
March 15, 2018

WTO Members to Work On Alternative Mechanism
for Dispute Settlement

The Hindu Business Line, March 13, 2018

Trade Agreements


US, South Korea, California Flags

Six Wins As KORUS Turns Six
US Chamber, March 15, 2018

Learn more about KORUS from the US Chamber.



Trump is ‘Enthusiastic’ About Reaching
NAFTA Deal, Says Canada’s PM

Reuters, March 19, 2018

Canadians Believe U.S. Could Be Ready
to Accept NAFTA Compromise

Global News, March 18, 2018

U.S. Weighs NAFTA Telecom Proposal
to End AT&T Impasse

Bloomberg, March 16, 2018

Mexican Minister Ramps Up Pressure
For Speedy NAFTA Deal

Reuters, March 15, 2018

Trudeau Dodged Steel Tariffs.
Now He’s Trying to Save NAFTA

Bloomberg, March 15, 2018

Trudeau Offers to Pick Up Pace on
NAFTA Ahead of Mexico Election

American Journal of Transportation, March 14, 2018

The Value of U.S. Energy Exports to Mexico
Exceeded Import Value for Third Year in a Row

American Journal of Transportation, March 14, 2018

Next Round of NAFTA Talks Could Begin April 8
– Mexican Minister

Reuters, March 13, 2018

Just When the TPP Thought it Was Safe… A Scandal in Japan
and an Election in Malaysia Come Along

South China Morning Post, March 19, 2018

Blow to Free Trade Deal as Nigeria Skips African Summit
IOL, March 18, 2018

Indonesia Regretting TPP Hold Out, March 18, 2018

Korea Urged to Join Revived TPP Trade Pact
The Korea Times, March 18, 2018

EU’s Tusk Urges Trump to Restart TTIP Talks
XinhuaNet, March 15, 2018

Indonesian President Widodo Wants A Free Trade Agreement
with Australia

The Sydney Morning Herald, March 15, 2018

Open E-Commerce Data Flows in the New Non-US TPP
Forbes, March 14, 2018


U.S. Agriculture Secretary Says Exports at Risk in Tariff Disputes
Reuters, March 19, 2018

Retailers to White House:
‘Do Right by American Families' on Trade

American Journal of Transportation, March 19, 2018

Dozens of U.S. Business Groups Warn Trump Against China Tariffs
Bloomberg, March 18, 2018

Trump’s Tariffs Head for a Legal Minefield
Reuters, March 16, 2018

Most Americans Produce Services, Not Stuff. Trump Ignores That in Talking About Trade.
The New York Times, March 16, 2018

Digital Economy Has Been Growing at Triple the Pace of U.S. GDP
Bloomberg, March 15, 2018

Trump is Partly Right About Our Trade Deals.
He’s Wrong About How to Fix Them

Politico, March 15, 2018

White House Aide Tells Wall Street to ‘Relax’ Over Trade Worries
Bloomberg, March 15, 2018

“We’ve Been in A Trade War for 30 Years”:
A Former Trump Trade Adviser Explains the Case for Tariffs

Vox, March 15, 2018

Larry Kudlow, New Chief Economic Advisor to Trump,
Says China ‘Has Earned A Tough Response’

CNBC, March 14, 2018

U.S. Companies Will Get Few Exclusions to Tariffs, Officials Signal
The Wall Street Journal, March 14, 2018

U.S. Pressing China to Cut Trade Surplus By $100 Billion:
White House

Reuters, March 14, 2018

Trump Eyes Tariffs on Up to $60 Billion Chinese Goods;
Tech, Telecoms, Apparel Targeted

Reuters, March 13, 2018

Why Tariffs on Chinese ICT Imports Would Harm the US Economy
Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, March 2018


Trump’s Steel Tariffs Could Hurt Steel Jobs in California
Press Telegram, March 14, 2018

Port of Los Angeles Records Busiest February Ever
American Journal of Transportation, March 14, 2018

California Almonds Are Back After Four Years of Brutal Drought
Bloomberg, March 14, 2018

More International Articles


Mnuchin Takes Heat from Global Finance Chiefs Over Trade
Bloomberg, March 19, 2018

G20 Pushes for Free Trade
as U.S. Vows to Defend National Interest

Reuters, March 19, 2018

Germany and China to Work
on Steel Overcapacity via G20

DW, March 18, 2018

U.K. Reaches Brexit Transition Deal with E.U.
The New York Times, March 19, 2018

US Said to Offer Trade Relief for Help in Pressuring China
American Journal of Transportation, March 19, 2018

Exemption to Escalation: Japan’s Options on US Tariffs
American Journal of Transportation, March 19, 2018

‘World Upside Down’:
As Trump Pushes Tariffs, Latin America Links Up

The New York Times, March 18, 2018

Europe Fears Trump is Out to Kill the World Trade Organization
Politico, March 18, 2018

Merkel Defends Germany’s Trade Surplus as US Trade War Looms
The Sacramento Bee, March 17, 2018

China’s Xi Gets Right-Hand Man, Loyal ‘Firefighter,’
Elected Vice President

The Washington Post, March 17, 2018

EU Starts Retaliation Process Against U.S. Tariffs
Reuters, March 16, 2018

Will U.S. Restrict Visas for Chinese Students?
Inside Higher Ed, March 16, 2018

Ireland Seeks to Avoid Whiskey War With Trump Visit
The Wall Street Journal, March 15, 2018

Hong Kong Seeks Exclusion From U.S. Aluminum Tariff
American Journal of Transportation, March 15, 2018

Revive Trade Deal Talks to Avoid Trade War, EU Urges Trump
Reuters, March 14, 2018

Trump Tariffs Create a Trade Opening for Brazil
Bloomberg, March 14, 2018

Trudeau Floats Tariffs to Prevent Flood of Steel Through Canada
Bloomberg, March 13, 2018

How Are Trade Disputes Resolved?
Council on Foreign Relations, March 13, 2018





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