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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Featured Headlines

California Ranked As Nation’s
5th Fastest-Growing Economy

Los Angeles Daily News, April 16, 2018


Notice of Determination
and Request for Public Comment

Concerning Proposed Determination of Action Pursuant to Section 301: China’s Acts, Policies,
and Practices Related to Technology Transfer, Intellectual Property, and Innovation

Federal Register Notice

CalChamber Companies in the News

Huawei Breaks Ground for a Fully Connected, Intelligent World
Huawei News, April 17, 2018

Boeing and Embraer Likely to Reach a Deal, Brazil Defense Chief Says
Bloomberg, April 10, 2018

Trade Policy

From the White House

Remarks by Vice President Pence
at First Plenary Session of the Summit of the Americas

April 15, 2018

Vice President Pence’s Meetings with Presidents from:
CanadaChileColombiaMexico and Peru

What You Need To Know About President Donald J. Trump’s Success Opening International Markets To U.S. Agriculture
April 13, 2018

From the U.S. Department of Commerce

Secretary Ross Announces Activation of ZTE Denial Order in Response to Repeated False Statements to the U.S. Government
April 16, 2018

U.S. Department of Commerce Finds Dumping of Imports of Cold-drawn Mechanical Tubing from China, Germany, India, Italy, Korea, and Switzerland
April 10, 2018

From the U.S. Trade Representative

USDA and USTR Finalize Access
for U.S. Pork Exports to Argentina

April 13, 2018

U.S. Trade Chief Lighthizer Cancels Trip to Summit in Peru
Reuters, April 12, 2018

USTR Announces New GSP Eligibility Reviews
of India, Indonesia, and Kazakhstan

April 12, 2018

United States and Thailand Discuss Strengthening
Engagement on Trade, Resolving Priority Issues

April 10, 2018

From the U.S. Department of State

U.S. and International Security Officials
Collaborate To Create a More Safe and Secure World

April 16, 2018

Acting Secretary Sullivan’s Meeting With Caribbean Leaders
April 15, 2018

Acting Secretary Sullivan Travel to Lima, Peru
To Participate in the Summit of the Americas

April 10, 2018

From the World Trade Organization

Amid Global Trade Strains, Norway Aims
to Address Concerns Over WTO

Reuters, April 16, 2018

African Countries Warned Against Becoming
a ‘Fortress’ for Trade by WTO

CNBC, April 16, 2018

Strong Trade Growth in 2018 Rests on Policy Choices
April 12, 2018

Trade Agreements


Trump Push for Quick Nafta Deal
Slowed by Division on Top Issues

American Journal of Transportation, April 16, 2018

U.S. Offers Compromise on Autos,
Boosting Hopes for NAFTA Deal

The Wall Street Journal, April 13, 2018

U.S. Seeks Quick NAFTA Deal,
but Allies Balk As it Gives Little Ground

The New York Times, April 11, 2018

NAFTA Chiefs Are Said to Plan
Meeting This Week Amid Deal Push

American Journal of Transportation, April 11, 2018

The Numbers Behind the World’s
Closest Trade Relationship

Visual Capitalist, May 3, 2017

Merkel: Let’s Aim for Modern Free Trade Deal with New Zealand
Reuters, April 17, 2018

In Paris, Trudeau Defends Benefits of EU-Canada Trade Deal
US News & World Report, April 16, 2018

Return of the TPP: Trump Realizing
Trade Deal Aligns with Goals on China

The Hill, April 16, 2018

South Korea and US Discuss Joint Entry
to Trans-Pacific Partnership

Hankyoreh, April 15, 2018

‘No Appetite’ for Major TPP Changes
to Accommodate US: Australia

The Jakarta Post, April 15, 2018

Japan to Propose New Framework
to Discuss Trade with U.S.: Nikkei

Reuters, April 13, 2018

Brussels Mulls Offer of Trade Deal to Trump,
If He Drops Tariff Threat

Politico, April 13, 2018

What the Trans-Pacific Partnership Was Originally Constructed For
NPR, April 13, 2018

Trump Flirts With Re-Entering Massive Trade Pact
Politico, April 12, 2018

Africa Opens Up Borders to Free Trade
Fair Observer, April 11, 2018

China Wants No ‘Progressive’ Elements
in Any Free Trade Deal with Canada

CBC News, April 10, 2018


Trump Puts Russia, China on Blast for ‘Currency Devaluation’
Politico, April 16, 2018

A Lesser-Known Trade Program is Hampering US Exporters
The Hill, April 14, 2018

U.S. Will Not Cede Leadership in Latin America to ‘Authoritarian’ States: Commerce Chief
Reuters, April 12, 2018

Trump Cancels Latin America Trip to Deal with Syria Response
The Times, April 10, 2018

White House Invites Farm State Lawmakers to Discuss Tariffs
The Sacramento Bee, April 10, 2018


A Day in Capitol Life in April
Capitol Insider, April 16, 2018

‘Trump Has Met His Match,’ Says Gov. Jerry Brown in Promoting Climate Action On a Quick Trip to Canada
Los Angeles Times, April 17, 2018

California Almond Exporters Express Concern About China Trade
American Journal of Transportation, April 12, 2018

California Exporters Worry That ‘Scuffle’ Could Become Costly Trade War with China
The Sacramento Bee, April 12, 2018

Even Before Chinese Tariffs, California Wine Exports Dipped Slightly
Western Farm Press, April 11, 2018

These California Counties Have the Most to Lose in a China Trade War
The Sacramento Bee, April 11, 2018

H-1B Visa Applications Reach Cap, Show Ongoing Demand for Foreign Workers
The San Jose Mercury News, April 9, 2018

More International Articles


White House’s Kudlow: China Offering
‘Constructive Reaction’ on Trade

Reuters, April 17, 2018

U.S. Wants to Retaliate Against China’s
Restrictions on American Tech Firms

The Wall Street Journal, April 16, 2018

Chinese Exporters Scramble
to Cope with Trump Tariff Hike

Associated Press, April 16, 2018

China’s Faux Comparative
Advantage by Peter Navarro

The Wall Street Journal, April 15, 2018

Economists Say U.S. Tariffs
Are Wong Move on a Valid Issue

The New York Times, April 11, 2018

China Says Xi’s Reform Pledges
Unrelated to U.S. Trade Tensions

American Journal of Transportation, April 11, 2018

Both Sides Would Lose a
U.S.-China Trade War by Jack Ma

The Wall Street Journal, April 11, 2018

U.S. Accuses Chinese Firms of
Rerouting Goods to Disguise Their Origin

The Wall Street Journal, April 10, 2018

Chinese Investment in U.S. Plunged Last Year,
Even Before Trump Threatened Tariffs

Los Angeles Times, April 10, 2018

How China’s Proposed Tariffs
Could Affect U.S. Workers and Industries

Brookings Institution Press, April 9, 2018

China to Remove Foreign Limits on Makers of Ships and Aircraft
American Journal of Transportation, April 17, 2018

How Africa is Countering the US-China Trade Spat
CNBC, April 17, 2018

China, Japan Hold First Economic Talks
in 8 Years in Trade War Shadow

Bloomberg, April 15, 2018

Chinese Ambassador Warns U.S. Not
to Drag Latam Into Trade Dispute

Reuters, April 11, 2018

China’s Built a Road So Smart it Will Be Able to Charge Your Car
Bloomberg, April 11, 2018

Chinese Start-Ups Turn to Latin America as New Land of Tech Opportunities
Global Times, April 10, 2018



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