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Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Featured Headlines

Presidential Proclamation Adjusting
Imports of Aluminum into the United States

White House, April 30, 2018

Presidential Proclamation Adjusting
Imports of Steel into the United States

White House, April 30, 2018

President Donald J. Trump
Approves Section 232 Tariff Modifications

White House, April 30, 2018


US Extends Tariff Exemptions
for European Union and Other Allies

CNBC, April 30, 2018

CalChamber Companies in the News

Boeing Climbs As Higher Profit Outlook Soothes Trade-War Jitters
American Journal of Transportation, April 25, 2018

Spotlight: U.S. Trade Offensive Against China Gives California Businesses Sleepless Nights (Featuring CalChamber Board Member Margaret Wong)
XinhuaNet, April 24, 2018

What’s behind the Trade Battle with China (Featuring CalChamber Member Company Paulson Manufacturing)
CNBC, April 24, 2018

Trade Policy

From the White House

Statement from the Press Secretary Regarding the United States Delegation to China
April 30, 2018

President Donald J. Trump and German Chancellor Angela Merkel Strengthen the Close Relationship Between the United States and Germany
April 27, 2018

From the U.S. Department of Commerce

U.S. Department of Commerce Issues Affirmative Preliminary Antidumping Duty Determinations on Polyethylene Terephthalate Resin from Brazil, Indonesia, Korea, Pakistan and Taiwan
May 1, 2018

Commerce Joins SBA in Celebrating America’s 30 Million Small Businesses
April 30, 2018

From the U.S. Trade Representative

USTR Releases 2018 Special 301 Report on Intellectual Property Rights
April 27, 2018

From the U.S. Department of State

Joint Statement of the 2018 U.S.-Japan-Mongolia Trilateral Meeting
April 27, 2018

From the House Ways and Means Committee

Statement on Trump Administration’s Announcement on 232 Tariff Exemptions
April 30, 2018

From the World Trade Organization

US Files Appeal Against Compliance Panel Ruling in Countervailing Duty Dispute with China
April 30, 2018

India-US Steel Feud Escalates as WTO Sets Up Key Panel
LiveMint, April 29, 2018

Trade Agreements


U.S. Wants 4-Year Phase-In For
Higher NAFTA Auto-Content Thresholds

Reuters, April 30, 2018

Mexican Companies Hedge, Delay
Deals as NAFTA, Elections Loom

US News & World Report, April 30, 2018

Trump Aiming to Make NAFTA
Like a Football Game Without Referees

The Hill, April 26, 2018

NAFTA Talks Ramp Up in Washington
as Trump Says It’s Going Well

American Journal of Transportation, April 25, 2018

Thailand Wants to Join TPP ‘As Soon As Possible’ Says Deputy PM
Nikkei Asian Review, May 1, 2018

Mexico-EU Trade Agreement Intensifies U.S. Dairy Concerns
Capital Press, April 30, 2018

Germany Wants Wider Trade Talks with U.S. Even if Tariffs Hit
Reuters, April 30, 2018

Minister Sets Sights on Swiss Free Trade Deal with Mercosur
Swissinfo, April 30, 2018

EU Agrees New Trade Deal with Mexico as Brexit Looms
Independent, April 24, 2018


U.S.-China Business Council: State Export Report
U.S.-China Business Council April 2018

China-Wary Investors in ‘Wait-and-See’ Mode Amid Trade Tensions
Bloomberg, April 30, 2018

Requests for Trump Tariff Exclusions Flood Commerce Department
Bloomberg, April 30, 2018

As Steel Tariffs Squeeze U.S. Business, Uncertainty Threatens Economic Growth
The Los Angeles Times, April 29, 2018

Mnuchin Expresses Optimism for Resolution of Trade Fights
The Sacramento Bee, April 21, 2018

More International Articles

Japan to Host Summit with China, South Korea on May 9
Reuters, May 1, 2018

Global Economy / U.S. Using Security Concerns as Negotiating Tool
The Japan News, April 30, 2018

China is Set to Take a Hard Line on Trump’s Trade Demands
The New York Times, April 30, 2018

As Deadline Looms, EU Awaits News of US Tariff Exemption
Associated Press, April 30, 2018

For China, the American Team of Trade Rivals Won’t Be Easy to Please
The Wall Street Journal, April 29, 2018

A Limit to China’s Economic Rise: Not Enough Babies
The Wall Street Journal, April 29, 2018

How ‘Made in China 2025’ Became the Real Threat in a Trade War
The Los Angeles Times, April 24, 2018

German Business Confidence Falls Amid Trade Tensions
The Sacramento Bee, April 24, 2018

Prince Rupert and Vancouver Confront Growth Challenges
American Journal of Transportation, April 23, 2018




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