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Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Featured Headlines

Special Quarterly California
Economic Advisory Council Report:
U.S. Growth Pace Slowing, Housing Flat;
State Solutions Require Urgency, Patience

CalChamber, March 22, 2019


China's Xi, European leaders
Form Trade Policy Partnership

AP, March 26, 2019

CalChamber Companies in the News

Mexico Central Bank Says Uber, Other Firms Interested in Mobile
Pay System

KFGO, March 22, 2019

UPS and Inception Collaborate to Make B2B E-Commerce Easier for Merchants
AJoT, March 21, 2019

Disney-Fox Deal is Complete, CEO Bob Iger’s Big Swing Could Change Media Industry
The Los Angeles Times, March 19, 2019

PepsiCo Announces Senior Leadership Appointments for Latin America Business
PepsiCo, March 18, 2019

Trade Policy

From the White House

Peter Navarro: “Why America Needs a Stronger Defense Industry”
March 20, 2019

Statement by the Press Secretary on the Visit of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel
March 20, 2019

Remarks by President Trump and President Bolsonaro of the Federative Republic of Brazil in Joint Press Conference
March 19, 2019

From the U.S. Department of Commerce

U.S. Department of Commerce Releases Report on Driving Space Commerce Through Effective Spectrum Policy
March 26, 2019

Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross and Economic Minister Paulo Guedes Announce New U.S.-Brazil CEO Forum Members
March 25, 2019

From the U.S. Trade Representative

2019 Generalized System of Preferences (GSP): Notice of Annual GSP Product and Country
Review; Deadline for Filing Petitions is April 18

March 25, 2019

USTR Statement on USMCA and Drug Prices
March 25, 2019

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer Discusses Ongoing Trade Talks With China
NPR, March 25, 2019

2019 GSP Annual Product Review: 2018 Import Statistics Relating to Competitive Need Limitations (CNLs), De Minimis Waivers, and Product Redesignations
USTR, March 2019

From the U.S. Department of State

Joint Declaration Between Cyprus, Greece, Israel, and the United States After the Sixth Trilateral Summit
March 21, 2019

Joint Statement of the Third United States-Kuwait Strategic Dialogue: “Enhancing Our Strategic Partnership”
March 20, 2019

Joint Statement on Japan-United States Strategic Energy Partnership
March 19, 2019

From the World Trade Organization

U.S. Objection Over Venezuela Threatens to Halt WTO Trade Dispute 
Reuters, March 26, 2019

What New WTO and OECD Status Would Mean for Brazil
MercoPress, March 22, 2019

DG Azevêdo in Brazil: Open Trade Policies Are Vital to Boost Competitiveness
March 21, 2019

South Sudan Kicks Off WTO Membership Negotiations
March 21, 2019

Brazil’s New Status Would Not Affect Prior Ag Commitments: WTO Chief
Reuters, March 20, 2019

Trade Agreements

Mexico Opposes U.S. Proposal for Steel, Aluminum Quotas
Reuters, March 25, 2019

Canada Links Trade-Deal Approval to Steel Tariffs
The Wall Street Journal, March 25, 2019

Crucial Analysis of New NAFTA Won't Help Trump Sell the Deal
Politico, March 25, 2019

Australia to Sign Free Trade Deal with Hong Kong
The Sydney Morning Herald, March 25, 2019

Japanese PM Abe May Meet Trump in April
Reuters, March 20, 2019

Mexico Signals Improved Ties with U.S. on Development, Trade
Reuters, March 20, 2019

Trump Clarifies Aim for FTA Talks with Japan
The Japan News, March 20, 2019

EU Leaders Will Ask Ministers to Clear Negotiating Mandates for U.S. Trade Talks
Reuters, March 20, 2019

Brazil Minister Says U.S. ‘Gesture’ on Beef Imports Insufficient
Reuters, March 20, 2019

Dairy Farmers, Supply Managed Sectors to Get $3.9B in Compensation for CETA, CPTPP – But Not NAFTA
Global News, March 19, 2019

Mexico and Brazil Reach Light-Vehicle Free Trade Agreement
Reuters, March 19, 2019


The U.S. is Losing the Nuclear Energy Export Race to China and Russia. Here’s the Trump Team’s Plan to Turn the Tide
CNBC, March 21, 2019

Slim Majority in U.S. See Trade as Benefitting American Workers
Gallup, March 21, 2019


New NAFTA Could Force California Lawmakers to Choose Between Helping Farmers or Labor
The Sacramento Bee, March 26, 2019

California Leads Presidential Election Landscape in 2020
CalChamber, March 20, 2019

More International Articles


U.S. To Host Chinese Trade
Delegation Starting April 3

The Japan Times, March 24, 2019

Trump Push for China Trade Reform
Draws Wide Support at Home, Abroad

Reuters, March 24, 2019

China Pledges Openness in Hopes
of Reaching a Trade Deal

The New York Times, March 24, 2019

Former Chinese, US Officials Joust
Over China’s Role on the World Stage

South China Morning Post, March 24, 2019

Obama’s TPP Would’ve Helped Limit China
The Wall Street Journal, March 24, 2019

China Trade Deal Likely; Automakers
Can Avoid Tariffs With U.S. Plants

Reuters, March 22, 2019

Trump Wants China to ‘Double or Triple’ Its
Offer to Buy US Goods in Trade Negotiations

CNBC, March 21, 2019

Trump Says Tariffs Will Stay Until
China Complies With Deal

Bloomberg, March 20, 2019

China’s ‘Unprecedented and Sufficient’ Tax Cut
Still Does Not Do Enough for Small Manufacturers

South China Morning Post, March 20, 2019

Agricultural Markets Rally
as China Looks at TPP Compliance

Born2Invest, March 19, 2019

High-Level US and China Trade
Talks to Resume Next Week

AP, March 19, 2019

Trade Talks Are in Final Stages, But There
is Still Fear China May Walk Back Concessions

CNBC, March 19, 2019



House of Commons Takes Control of Brexit
Politico, March 25, 2019

Brexit: Not Enough Support for
Brexit Deal Vote Yet, Says PM

BBC, March 25, 2019

UK Gets Brief Extension to Withdraw
from EU As ‘Cliff-Edge’ Date Delayed

NPR, March 22, 2019

May gets two-week Brexit
reprieve from impatient EU

Reuters, March 20, 2019

Tusk Says Short Delay Requires
Deal to Be Done: Brexit Update

Bloomberg, March 20, 2019

Caribbean Islands Becoming Hot Spots for Chinese Investment
Roll Call, March 25, 2019

IMF Says Euro-Area Economy is Vulnerable When Downturn Strikes
Bloomberg, March 25, 2019

Digital Economy Will Represent Over Half of Latin America’s GDP By 2022
ZDNet, March 22, 2019

Manufacturing Slump Deals Another Blow to Europe’s Economic Outlook
Bloomberg, March 22, 2019

AmCham EU CEO Emphasizes Opportunities US Business Bring to Europe
The Financial, March 21, 2019

Brazil Aims at Trade Reaching 30 Percent of GDP By 2022
Reuters, March 20, 2019

Indonesia Threatens to Ban European Goods in Dispute Over Palm Oil
Bloomberg, March 20, 2019

Italy to Join China’s Belt and Road Initiative Over US Worry
AP, March 19, 2019

The World’s Least-Loved Trade May Be Set for a Recovery
Bloomberg, March 19, 2019





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