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Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Featured Headlines

U.S.-China Trade War Timeline:
What’s Happened in 2019 So Far

Bloomberg, April 1, 2019

CalChamber Companies in the News

United Airlines Ribbon Cutting The Hon. Gerbert Kunst, Dutch Consul General in SF, and United Airlines officials are seen cutting the ribbon to the inaugural United Airlines flight from SFO to the Netherlands. CalChamber President & CEO, Allan Zaremberg, was a passenger on the inaugural flight in April 2019.

United Airlines Announces Nonstop Service
Between Amsterdam and San Francisco

AmCham Netherlands, August 2018

Amazon Now Taking Cash at Mexico’s Top Corner Store Oxxo
Reuters, April 1, 2019

Lyft IPO Comes Amid Market Optimism on U.S.-China Trade Talks
Forbes, March 29, 2019

Amazon Web Services to Open Latin America Computer Center in Colombia
Nasdaq, March 28, 2019

Google, Cuba Agree to Work Toward Improving Island’s Connectivity
Reuters, March 28, 2019

Trade Policy

From the White House

Memorandum on Delaying Submission of the Small Business Report under the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015
April 1, 2019

Statement of the United States Regarding China Talks
March 29, 2019

Statement by the Press Secretary on the Visit of President Moon Jae-in of the Republic of Korea and First Lady Kim Jung-sook
March 28, 2019

President Donald J. Trump Is Boldly Putting Americans Back on the Moon
March 26, 2019

From the U.S. Department of Commerce

Op-Ed by Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross: Trump Administration is Building a Better Economy for Florida and the Country
March 29, 2019

U.S. Department of Commerce Allocates $20 Million in Fishery Disaster Funding
March 27, 2019

From the U.S. Trade Representative

USTR Releases 2019 National Trade Estimate Report
March 29, 2019


2019 Generalized System of Preferences (GSP): Notice of Annual GSP Product and Country Review; Deadline for Filing Petitions is April 18
March 25, 2019

WTO Rejects Claims That U.S. Provides Subsidies Comparable to Massive EU Aircraft Subsidies
March 28, 2019

From the U.S. Department of State

Joint Statement on U.S.-India Counterterrorism Joint Working Group and Designations Dialogue
March 29, 2019

32nd U.S.-ASEAN Dialogue
March 28, 2019

Ninth U.S.-Laos Comprehensive Bilateral Dialogue
March 27, 2019

From the World Trade Organization

Global Trade Growth Loses Momentum as Trade Tensions Persist
April 2, 2019

DG Azevêdo: The Conversation on Digital Trade and E-Commerce Concerns Us All
April 1, 2019

Appellate Body Issues report on US Compliance in the Boeing Dispute
March 28, 2019

Trade Agreements


NAFTA to USMCA: What is Gained?
IMF, March 26, 2019

Trump’s North American Trade
Deal at Risk of Stalling in Congress

The Washington Post, March 29, 2019

Mexico, U.S. Officials Discuss
Tomato Trade Dispute

Reuters, March 27, 2019

GOP Lawmakers Set Goal of
Summer Vote for Trade Deal

AP, March 26, 2019

Trump’s New NAFTA Running Out
of Room to Find Path in Congress

AJoT, March 26, 2019


U.S.-Japan FTA

Japan-U.S. Trade Talks Likely to Be Held April 15-16
Reuters, April 2, 2019

U.S. Rebukes Japan Over Tariffs on Farm Products
Japan Today, March 31, 2019

Japan’s Pork, Wine and Cheese Imports from
Europe Surging Under Free Trade Agreement

The Japan Times, March 29, 2019

Trade Talks with Japan Should Focus
More on Services: US Industry Rep

Nikkei Asian Review, March 27, 2019

US Wheat and Barley are Losing
Japanese Market Share Fast

Agri-Pulse, March 27, 2019

Africa’s Free Trade Deal Reaches Required Minimum Ratifications
The New Times, April 2, 2019

EU-U.S. Trade Talks Face Delay, Risking Trump Backlash
Bloomberg, April 1, 2019

Are You Ready for a New Trade Deal with Brazil?
The Washington Examiner, April 1, 2019

Is Canada Ready for Free Trade with China? Some Experts Say Its a ‘Non-Starter’ Right Now
Global News, March 30, 2019

France Blocks Trade Talks with the US, Angering EU Partners
The Local France, March 29, 2019

Bipartisan Support Seen for a US-Taiwan Free-trade Deal
Voice of America, March 28, 2019

India Keen to Re-Start Talks on Trade Package with the US
The Hindu Business Line, March 28, 2019


As Trump Threatens to Close Border, Experts Warn of Billions in Economic Damage
The Los Angeles Times, April 1, 2019

For Want of a Quorum, America’s Jobs Are Being Lost
CNBC, April 1, 2019

Want to Tell the 2020 Democratic Candidates Apart? Look at Their Positions on Trade
The Quartz, March 29, 2019

Up to Their Waists in Water, U.S. Farmers Face Crucial Decisions
Bloomberg, March 28, 2019

A Digital Bright Spot in US Trade Policy
The Hill, March 27, 2019

U.S. Trade Deficit Narrows Sharply as Exports Rebound
Reuters, March 27, 2019


California Gov. Gavin Newsom Will Head to
El Salvador On a Fact-Finding Mission

The Sacramento Bee, March 28, 2019


Governor Newsom Announce Appointments Including New Senior Advisor
for International Affairs and Trade

Office of Governor Gavin Newsom, March 28, 2019

San Diego Delegation Travels to Mexico City to Back New Trade Agreement
Fox5 San Diego, April 1, 2019

More International Articles


Global Recession is ‘Highly Likely’ If There’s No US-China Trade Deal Within Months, Moody’s Warns
CNBC, April 2, 2019

China Purchases Could Undercut
Trump’s Larger Trade Goal

The New York Times, April 1, 2019

China Will Continue to Suspend Extra
Tariffs on US Vehicles, Auto Parts

South China Morning Post, April 1, 2019

China Manufacturing Gauge Hits Six-Month High
The Wall Street Journal, March 31, 2019

U.S. Trade Negotiators Take Aim
at China’s Cybersecurity Law

The Wall Street Journal, March 29, 2019

U.S., China Report Progress in Beijing Trade Talks
Reuters, March 28, 2019

19th-Century ‘Humiliation’ Haunts
China-U.S. Trade Talks

The New York Times, March 27, 2019

House of Commons Rejects All Brexit Options – Again
Politico, April 1, 2019

New Japan Era Name Echoes PM Abe’s National Pride Agenda
Reuters, March 31, 2019

These Countries Face the Biggest Trade Risks
Bloomberg, March 29, 2019

Latin America’s Economy Now Growing Faster Than Asia’s
Forbes, March 27, 2019

How a ‘Customs Union’ Could Define Post-Brexit Trade
The Washington Post, March 27, 2019

Brazil Likely to Sign Energy Cooperation Agreement with Israel
Reuters, March 26, 2019





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