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Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Featured Headlines

Coalition for GSP
Federal Trade Program Saving
Businesses Millions Back in Force

CalChamber, March 26, 2018


Tariff on Chinese Imports Clouds
Trade/Investment Gathering

CalChamber, March 23, 2018

Tariff on Chinese Imports Clouds Trade/Investment Gathering
A group of business leaders gather at the home of Consul General of China Luo Linquan in San Francisco to discuss foreign direct investment
in China and Chinese investment abroad. From left: Ren Faqiang,
Deputy Consul General of China; Sean O’Hallaren, Vice President
of Government and Public Affairs, Nike; Bruce Pickering,
Executive Director, Asia Society of Northern California; Ambassador
Luo Linquan, Consul General of China; Susanne T. Stirling,
Vice President of International Affairs, California Chamber of
Commerce; and Darlene Chiu Bryant, Executive Director, China SF

California Would Be
On Front Lines of US-China Trade War

The San Francisco Chronicle, March 23, 2018

CalChamber Companies in the News

AES Upgraded by S&P to BB+; Closes $1 Billion Sale
of Masinloc and Uses All Proceeds to Reduce Parent Debt

AES Corporation, March 20, 2018

Global Tech Giant IBM Joins The GMIS Mission
To Transform Manufacturing And Build A Smarter World

IBM Newsroom, March 19, 2018

Trade Policy

From the White House

Federal Register

The administration is seeking input from
the business community regarding Tariffs.

Actions by the United States Related
to the Section 301 Investigation of China’s
Laws, Policies, Practices, or Actions
Related to Technology Transfer,
Intellectual Property, and Innovation

Presidential Proclamation Adjusting Imports
of Aluminum into the United States

March 22, 2018

Presidential Proclamation Adjusting Imports
of Steel into the United States

March 22, 2018

President Trump Approves Section 232 Tariff Modifications
March 22, 2018

Presidential Memorandum on the Actions
by the United States Related to the Section 301 Investigation

March 22, 2018

Fact Sheet on 301 Action

Presidential Message to the Congress of the United States
March 20, 2018

From the U.S. Department of Commerce

U.S. Department of Commerce Announces Reinstatement
of Citizenship Question to the 2020 Decennial Census

March 26, 2018

U.S. Department of Commerce Finds Dumping of Imports
of Carton-Closing Staples from the People’s Republic of China

March 22, 2018

Joint Statement of U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross
and European Commissioner for Trade Cecilia Malmström

March 21, 2018

From the U.S. Trade Representative

Statement on the First Joint Committee Meeting Under
the U.S.-EU Bilateral Agreement on Prudential Measures
on Insurance and Reinsurance

March 27, 2018

Following President Trump’s Section 301 Decisions,
USTR Launches New WTO Challenge Against China

March 23, 2018

Readout of the 3rd Meeting of the U.S.-UK Trade and Investment Working Group and the 1st Meeting of the U.S.-UK SME Dialogue
March 23, 2018

President Trump Announces Strong Actions
to Address China’s Unfair Trade

March 22, 2018

Section 301 Fact Sheet

Opening Statement of USTR Robert Lighthizer
to the House Ways and Means Committee

March 21, 2018

From the U.S. Department of State

Holding Russia Accountable for Its Destabilizing Behavior
March 26, 2018

Key Outcomes of U.S. Priorities
at the UN Human Rights Council’s 37th Session

March 23, 2018

From the House Ways and Means Committee

Brady Opening Statement at Hearing
on the President’s Trade Policy Agenda with USTR Lighthizer

March 21, 2018

From the World Trade Organization

China Urges WTO Members:
Put U.S. Tariff ‘Beast Back in the Cage’

Reuters, March 26, 2018

United States Files WTO Complaint
on China’s Protection of Intellectual Property Rights

March 26, 2018

WTO Members Raise Concerns Over US Tariffs
on Steel and Aluminum at Goods Council

March 23, 2018

China Partially Wins WTO Case Over Obama-Era U.S. Tariffs
The Globe and Mail, March 21, 2018

Trade Agreements


What the End of NAFTA Would
Mean for Farmers and Ranchers

PBS NewsHour, March 26, 2018

Lighthizer Pushed NAFTA Counterparts
for Agreement in Principle by March 31

World Trade Online, March 26, 2018

Mexico, U.S. Sign Accords
on Customs, Border Cooperation

Reuters, March 26, 2018

Trump Sets Deadline on Metal Tariffs,
Pressuring NAFTA Talks

American Journal of Transportation, March 23, 2018

Lobbyists Want to Use NAFTA
to Fast-Track Trump’s Agenda

Bloomberg, March 21, 2018

Why The Canadian Dollar
and Mexican Peso Have Diverged Recently

The Wall Street Journal, March 21, 2018

Despite Uncertainty Around Protectionism, Businesses in U.S., Canada and Mexico Remain Bullish on Trade and NAFTA, HSBC Study Finds
Business Insider, March 21, 2018

‘Yeah, We Can Work With That’:
Auto Talks Mark Potential NAFTA Breakthrough

Ottawa Citizen, March 20, 2018

Japan Approves Bills to Ratify Successor to TPP Free Trade Pact
The Japan Times, March 27, 2018

Call For Australian Trade Agreement with Britain as Brexit Begins
The Daily Telegraph, March 26, 2018

U.S. Settles South Korea Trade Dispute Before Summit With North
Bloomberg, March 25, 2018

U.S. Seeks Bilateral FTA with Japan
Nikkei Asian Review, March 22, 2018

The U.S. and EU Can Make Transatlantic Trade Great Again
Bloomberg, March 21, 2018

U.S. Will Take New Look at TPP After Other Trade Priorities: Mnuchin
Reuters, March 21, 2018

Africa is On the Verge of Forming the Largest Free Trade Area Since the World Trade Organization
CNBC, March 20, 2018


Wall Street Roars Back as Trade War Fears Fade
Reuters, March 26, 2018

U.S. Pushes China on Cars and Finance in Tariff Talks
Bloomberg, March 26, 2018

Taking Aim at a Trade Gap? It’s Easy to Miss the Target
The Wall Street Journal, March 25, 2018

Trump’s New China Tariffs Will Cost the U.S. Economic Growth, Global Allies
San Francisco Chronicle, March 24, 2018

US To Shield Europe, Australia, Brazil from Steel Tariffs
American Journal of Transportation, March 22, 2018

Trump’s Plan to Impose Stiff Tariffs on China Rattles Investors
Bloomberg, March 21, 2018

Trump Officially Requests Trade Promotion Authority Extension
World Trade Online, March 20, 2018


CalChamber President Statement
on Passing of Nancy McFadden,
Longtime Top Adviser to Governor

CalChamber, March 23, 2018

Winemakers, Renters, High-Speed Rail: All Could Take a Hit in a Trump Trade War
The Sacramento Bee, March 26, 2018

Trump’s Tech Tariffs War Will Hurt Consumers, Workers
The San Jose Mercury News, March 23, 2018

Trade Conflict Hits Agriculture Commodities
The Wall Street Journal, March 23, 2018

More International Articles

Germany at Odds With France Over Tariffs on U.S. Cars
Bloomberg, March 27, 2018

There’s a Year Until Brexit. How is the U.K. Doing?
Bloomberg, March 27, 2018

The Trade Issue That Most Divides U.S. and China Isn’t Tariffs
The New York Times, March 26, 2018

China Weights Ending Some Restrictions on Foreign Stakes –
Vice Commerce Minister

Reuters, March 25, 2018

Tariffs on China Could Spark a Response, Hitting Agriculture,
Tech and Aerospace in the U.S.

The Los Angeles Times, March 23, 2018

Latin America in the New Asia-Pacific Trade Order
The Brookings Institute, March 22, 2018

Global Trade of Softwood Lumber Reached a Record-High in 2017
American Journal of Transportation, March 22, 2018

Global Momentum Shows Cracks
As Trade War Looms Over Economy

American Journal of Transportation, March 22, 2018

U.S.-China Trade War Would Take a Bite From Both Economies
Bloomberg, March 20, 2018




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