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Trade Update - Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Featured Headlines

Visit Reaffirms California-Canada Relationship
CalChamber, April 4, 2017

Canada 150


Business Opportunities in Asia Abound
CalChamber, April 4, 2017


Trump’s Orders Target Trade Abuses,
Import Duty Evasion

Reuters, March 31, 2017

Trump Takes 1st Step in NAFTA Renegotiation:
Sends Draft Letter to Congress

CBC News, March 30, 2017

CalChamber Companies in the News

DLA Piper Announces Cooperation with Peruvian Firm Pizarro,
Botto & Escobar Abogados

DLA Piper, March 28, 2017

Siemens Driving Digital Transformation with $10 Billion Investment in U.S. Software Companies Since 2007
Siemens, March 27, 2017

 Trade Policy

From the White House

Presidential Executive Order Regarding the
Omnibus Report on Significant Trade Deficits

March 31, 2017

Presidential Executive Order on Establishing Enhanced Collection and Enforcement of Antidumping and Countervailing Duties and Violations of Trade and Customs Laws
March 31, 2017

Remarks by President Trump et al.
at Signing of Trade Executive Orders

March 31, 2017

President Trump Restores Confidence in the American Economy
March 31, 2017

President Trump’s Energy Independence Policy
March 28, 2017

Department of Commerce

Statement from U.S. Secretary of Commerce on International Trade
in Goods and Services in February 2017

April 4, 2017

Commerce Sec. Ross on Trade Enforcement, China, Nafta
Bloomberg, March 31, 2017

U.S. Department of Commerce Initiates Antidumping and
Countervailing Duty Investigations of Aluminum Foil from China

March 28, 2017

From the U.S. Department of State

NATO Foreign Ministerial Intervention Remarks
March 31, 2017

United States Breaks Ground on the New U.S. Consulate General
in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia

March 28, 2017

From the U.S. Trade Representative

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative
Releases 2017 National Trade Estimate

March 31, 2017

United States and Thailand Discuss Trade Agenda Under Trade
and Investment Framework Agreement

April 3, 2017

United States and ASEAN Discuss Economic Agenda
March 30, 2017

United States and Afghanistan Hold Annual Meeting Under the U.S.-Afghanistan Trade and Investment Framework Agreement

March 28, 2017

From the World Trade Organization

Visit of President Bachelet of Chile to WTO:
“We Must Defend Multilateralism in All Areas”

March 29, 2017

WTO Members Review New Farm Policies
in Agriculture Committee

March 27, 2017

House Ways and Means Committee

Brady, Reichert Statements on Trade Executive Orders
March 31, 2017

H.Res.236 – Recognizing the Importance of the United States-
Japan Partnership and Supporting the Pursuit of Closer Trade Ties Between the United States and Japan

March 30, 2017

Trade Agreements

Mexico Says New EU Trade Deal is “Paramount”,
Eyes 2017 Conclusion

Nasdaq, April 4, 2017

India May Water Down China-Championed Asia Trade Pact
Bloomberg, April 2, 2017

Russia Willing to Start NZ Free-Trade Talks
NZ Herald, March 29, 2017

India-UK Free Trade Agreement to Be Signed Once it Exits
the European Union in 2 Years Time

Newsgram, March 29, 2017


Top 3 Issues on Table for Trump, Chinese President’s Meeting
ABC News, April 4, 2017

US Trade Deficit Drops Sharply to $43.6 Billion in February
The Sacramento Bee, April 4, 2017

Amid Controversy, the Annual H-1B Visa Lottery Opens Today
The Mercury News, April 4, 2017

A Tax at the Border Could be the Next Big Republican Disagreement in Congress
The Sacramento Bee, April 3, 2017

U.S. Ports Forge Alliances to Keep Their Spots on Trade Map
The Wall Street Journal, April 2, 2017

Trump Ready to Tackle North Korea Alone
Financial Times, April 2, 2017

U.S. Trade Barriers Report Slams China on Overcapacity,
Tech Transfer

Reuters, March 31, 2017

After Calling Nafta ‘Worst Trade Deal’,
Trump Appears to Soften Stance

The New York Times, March 30, 2017

Critics Say Trump NAFTA Replacement Too Similar to TPP

Newsmax, March 30, 2017


Road Repair Tax is a Responsible Plan
to Get California Moving Again

Los Angeles Daily News, March 31, 2017

UC Sees 1st Drop in International Applicants in More Than Decade
San Francisco Chronicle, April 1, 2017

California’s Economy is Booming. That Could Change if US-China Relations Sour
Los Angeles Daily News, March 31, 2017

Governor, Legislature Leaders Announce Road Repair
and Transportation Investment Package

CalChamber, March 30, 2017

San Diego Signs Historic Memorandum,
Gaining Role in Mexico’s Legislative Process

KPBS, March 28, 2017

More International Articles


Interim EU Trade Deal to Hit UK Services Hard
Politico, April 3, 2017

Legal Expert: Britain Isn’t Ready
to Trade Around the World After Brexit

Business Insider, April 2, 2017

Pay First Then We’ll Talk! Hollande and Merkel
Gang Up & Ban Talks Till £50BN Bill is Paid

Express, March 31, 2017

EU Says it Can Start Formal Brexit
Negotiations as of May 22

Bloomberg, March 31, 2017

Brexit, No Sector Left Unscathed
Politico, March 29, 2017

May Pitches for Friendly Divorce
in Brexit Letter to EU

Bloomberg, March 28, 2017

7 Things the U.S. Business Community
Wants from Brexit Negotiations

US Chamber of Commerce, October 20, 2016

Trade After the Trans-Pacific Partnership
The New York Times, April 3, 2017

Mexico Doubles Down on Pivot Away from U.S.
NBC 2, April 3, 2017

Trump’s Erratic Style Could Undermine China’s Agreement
to Stop Hacking U.S. Businesses

Los Angeles Times, April 3, 2017

Latin American Markets Feel the Pressure From the Political Turmoil
Bloomberg, April 2, 2017

Germany Urges EU to File WTO Complaint Against U.S. in Steel Row
Reuters, March 31, 2017

China’s Factories Stop Shedding Jobs for First Time Since 2012
Financial Times, March 31, 2017

Africa’s Trade Gap Falls to Near Three-Year Low
Retirement Genius, March 31, 2017

Provinces Poised to Sign Historic Canadian Free Trade Agreement
in April

CBC News, March 30, 2017

U.S. Commerce Secretary Ross to Join Economic Dialogue
with Japan

Reuters, March 30, 2017

Mexican Officials are Game to Renegotiate NAFTA –
but With Conditions

The San Diego Union-tribune, March 29, 2017

China Counters Trump Trade Threat with Binding Economic Ties
Bloomberg, March 29, 2017

German Engineering Industry Expects Rise in Exports to U.S.
Reuters, March 29, 2017

As Canada Talks Trade Deal, Trump’s Washington Eyes it Warily

The Hamilton Spectator, March 28, 2017




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