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Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Featured Headlines

Federal Trade Office Releases
2018 National Trade Estimate Report

CalChamber, April 3, 2018


China to Raise Tariffs on U.S. Pork
and Fruit in Trade Dispute

The Los Angeles Times, April 1, 2018


United States, South Korea Reach Agreement
on Amendments to Free Trade Agreement

CalChamber, March 29, 2018

US, Korea, California Flags

How Seoul Raced to Conclude
U.S. Trade Deal Ahead of North Korea Talks

Reuters, March 30, 2018

CalChamber Companies in the News

The UPS Store and Inc. Magazine Salute Small Businesses
with a National Pitch Off Contest

UPS, April 3, 2018

McKesson Announces New Initiatives, Launches Foundation
to Help Fight Nation’s Opioid Epidemic

McKesson, March 29, 2018

Cisco Systems Gives $50M to Combat California Homelessness
NBC Bay Area, March 27, 2018

Trade Policy

From the White House

Before the tariffs are implemented, the administration will allow a consultation period to seek
input from the business community.

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

Statement from the Press Secretary on President Donald J. Trump’s Upcoming Meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan
April 2, 2018

President Donald J. Trump Announces Intent to Nominate and Appoint Personnel to Key Administration Posts
(Including Ambassadors to the UAE and Kenya)

March 28, 2018

President Donald J. Trump is Fulfilling His Promise on The U.S. – Korea Free Trade Agreement and on National Security
March 28, 2018

From the U.S. Trade Representative

President Trump Determines Trade Preference Program Eligibility
For Rwanda, Tanzania, And Uganda

March 29, 2018

Joint Statement by the United States Trade Representative
Robert E. Lighthizer and
Republic of Korea Minister for Trade Hyun Chong Kim

March 28, 2018

Section 301 Report into China’s Acts, Policies, and Practices Related to Technology Transfer, Intellectual Property, and Innovation
March 27, 2018

From the U.S. Department of State

Briefing on The Indo-Pacific Strategy
April 2, 2018

Summit of the Americas: Background on U.S. Government Priorities
March 28, 2018

From the World Trade Organization

Azevêdo: Strength and Flexibility Are Essential
For an Effective Trading System

April 3, 2018

The European Union Launches Safeguard Investigation
on Certain Steel Products

March 27, 2018

WTO Chief Sees No Sign of U.S. Walking Away from WTO
Reuters, March 27, 2018

Trade Agreements


Donald Trump Calls for Military
to Guard Southern Border

The Wall Street Journal, April 3, 2018

Trump Reportedly Wants a NAFTA
Overhaul Deal Within Two Weeks

CNBC, April 2, 2018

NAFTA or Not, Quebec is Putting
Millions Into Manufacturing

AJoT, March 29, 2018

New Visa Worker Program in
NAFTA 2.0 Says Mexican Foreign Minister

Breitbart, March 29, 2018

Canada Cites Big ‘Gaps’ to Quick
NAFTA Deal in Face of ‘Hopeful’ U.S. Trade Rep

Canadian Business, March 28, 2018

Goal of Latest NAFTA Pitch From
U.S.: Credit Countries for Higher Auto Wages

CBC, March 27, 2018

NAFTA is Bigger Risk to Mexican
Peso Than Election

Bloomberg, March 27, 2018

Trans Pacific Partnership Without the U.S.: Populism Wins
Business World, March 31, 2018

Japan May Be Forced Into Bilateral Trade Deal with U.S.
Reuters, March 30, 2018

USTR Sees FTA with PH First Step in As-Pac Strategy
Manila Bulletin, March 29, 2018

Ukraine and Israel Complete Free Trade Agreement Talks
Kyiv Post, March 29, 2018

Africa’s Big New Free Trade Agreement, Explained
The Washington Post, March 29, 2018

Thailand Wants to Join CPTPP Trade Pact This Year: Deputy PM
Reuters, March 29, 2018


Trade War and Peace: Policies Should Unite Allies, Make Lasting Reforms
The Hill, April 2, 2018

Trump’s Tariffs Are Hurting American Factories After Prices Skyrocket
Bloomberg, April 2, 2018

Under Trump, a Strong Economy But Murky Policy Outlook
The Wall Street Journal, April 1, 2018

Data Show Trump Has Actually Been Less Active
Than Obama on Trade Restrictions

Quartz, March 28, 2018

U.S. Net Energy Imports in 2017 Fall to Their Lowest Levels Since 1982
American Journal of Transportation, March 28, 2018

Trade Deals Take Years. Trump Wants to Remake Them in Months.
The New York Times, March 28, 2018

Treasury to Use National Security Laws to Shield U.S. Tech
From China

The Wall Street Journal, March 28, 2018

Trump is Winning the Trade War – For Now
Politico, March 27, 2018


Governor Brown Announces New
Appointment of the Deputy First Dog

Office of Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr., March 28, 2018

Here’s How Donald Trump’s Steel Tariff Could Whack
Southern California’s Economy

Los Angeles Daily News, April 2, 2018

Valley Fruit, Nut Farmers Fear Fallout From Chinese
Tariffs on Agriculture Products

The Fresno Bee, April 2, 2018

As China Puts the Breaks on Overseas Investment,
Los Angeles’ Development Boom Takes a Hit

Los Angeles Times, April 1, 2018

How Cape Town Found Water Savings California Never Dreamed Of
Los Angeles Times, April 1, 2018

Port of Oakland Forecasts Steady Growth as Partners Invest
American Journal of Transportation, March 30, 2018

Industry Ferment: US Wine Industry Crushed Over Tariffs
BBC News, March 29, 2018

More International Articles


Restart the TPP With China in Exchange
for “U.S. Belt, U.S. Road”

Forbes, April 3, 2018

The U.S. Wrote the Rules for Global Trade.
Now China is Using Them Against Trump.

The Washington Post, April 2, 2018

US-China Trade War is a ‘Very Low Probability,’
Says Top Market Strategist

CNBC, April 2, 2018

Was Letting China into the WTO a Mistake?
Foreign Affairs, April 2, 2018

US-China Trade War Would Affect One in
Five Hong Kong Jobs, Finance Secretary Says

South China Morning Post, April 1, 2018

US Bid to Foil Chinese Tech Sector’s
Rise Bound to Fail

China Daily, March 30, 2018

The Weapons of a Modern-Day Trade War
Bloomberg, March 29, 2018

China’s Cutting Taxes for the
Industries Trump Wants to Punish

American Journal of Transportation, March 29, 2018

US Ambassador to China: Beijing
Hasn’t Treated American Companies Fairly

CNBC, March 29, 2018

U.S. Envoy Says China Retaliation
on Soybeans Would Backfire

American Journal of Transportation, March 29, 2018

China Appeals to Washington to Give Up Tariff Plan
The Sacramento Bee, March 28, 2018

Local U.S. Officials Woo Chinese
Investment Despite Trump Threat

Bloomberg, March 27, 2018

German Minister Confident of ‘Sensible’ US Trade Compromise
The Sacramento Bee, March 31, 2018

India Has Huge Stake in Trade Tensions Between the US and China
The Economic Times, March 31, 2018

EU Sours on Reviving Trade-Pact Push With U.S. Amid Tariffs Row
AJoT, March 30, 2018

The Asia-Pacific’s Response to Rising U.S. Protectionism
Council on Foreign Relations, March 27, 2018



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