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Trade Update - Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Featured Headlines

CalChamber Joins Trade-Focused Summit in Washington, DC
CalChamber, April 25, 2017


Tracking How Many Key Positions
Trump Has Filled So Far

The Washington Post, April 28, 2017

CalChamber Companies in the News

Google Spins Up Its First Servers in Cuba
NPR, April 27, 2017

Amazon Honors World Book Day with Global Free Library Events in Twelve Countries Around the World
Amazon, April 27, 2017

Aerojet Rocketdyne Successfully Completes Qualification Tests on Reusable Engine to Support Next Era of Human Spaceflight from the United States
Aerojet Rocketdyne, April 20, 2017

Trade Policy

From the White House

Presidential Executive Order on the Establishment of the American Technology Council
May 1, 2017

Presidential Executive Order Addressing Trade Agreement Violations and Abuses
April 29, 2017

Presidential Executive Order on Establishment of Office of Trade and Manufacturing Policy
April 29, 2017

Press Briefing by Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross on an Executive Order on Trade Agreement Violations and Abuses
April 28, 2017

Presidential Executive Order Implementing an America-First Offshore Energy Strategy
April 28, 2017

President Donald J. Trump Stands up for American-Made Aluminum
April 27, 2017

Readout of President Donald J. Trump’s Call with President Peña Nieto of Mexico and Prime Minister Trudeau of Canada
April 26, 2017

Presidential Executive Order on Promoting Agriculture and Rural Prosperity in America
April 25, 2017

From the Department of Commerce

U.S. Department of Commerce Will Resume the Collection of Duties on Mexican Sugar if Negotiations Fail
May 1, 2017

Statement from U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross on the GDP Growth in the First Quarter of 2017
April 28, 2017

Joint Statement on the Signing of a Memorandum of Understanding Between the United States and Argentina on Regulatory Coherence and Private Sector Engagement
April 27, 2017

President Donald J. Trump Signs Presidential Memo Prioritizing Department of Commerce National Security Investigation into Aluminum
April 27, 2017

From the U.S. Trade Representative

USTR Releases 2017 Special 301 Report on Intellectual Property Rights
April 28, 2017

From the International Trade Administration

Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises Reaching New Markets
May 1, 2017

Commercial Service Officers Travel Throughout Northern California Spreading the Word About Export Opportunities in Asia
April 28, 2017

From the World Trade Organization

DG Azevêdo: Global Trade Challenges are Best Tracked Through the Multilateral System
April 28, 2017

Trade Agreements

TPP Nations Meet in Canada to Discuss Fate of Pact Without U.S.
Bloomberg, May 1, 2017

Mexico Calls on Trump to Reuse TPP Deals to Reanimate NAFTA
Financial Times, April 30, 2017

Trump Vows to Fix or Scrap South Korea Trade Deal, Wants Missile System Payment
Reuters, April 28, 2017

EU Trade Chief Sees a Good Case to Resume EU-US Free Trade Talks
Reuters, April 27, 2017

EU in Rush to Fill Trump Trade Void with Pacific Partners
Reuters, April 26, 2017

Mexico Sees NAFTA Trade Talks Starting in August: Minister
Reuters, April 26, 2017


Hearings: Administration Report on Significant Trade Deficits
May 10, 2017 deadline for interested persons.
May 18, 2017 9:30a.m. EDT public hearing.
Pursuant to Executive Order 13786 of March 31 2017, the Secretary of Commerce and USTR, in consultation with the Secretaries of State, the Treasury, Defense, Agriculture, and Homeland Security and other executive departments shall prepare and submit to the President an Omnibus Report on Significant Trade Deficits.

Executive Order here.

Trump’s Trade Warrior is the Most Unpopular Economist in the Class
Bloomberg, May 2, 2017

Trump to Order a Study on Abuses of U.S. Trade Agreements
Reuters, April 28, 2017

Revising NAFTA: The Stakes for Key Industries
The New York Times, April 27, 2017

Foreign Workers Turn to Alternative Visas as H-1Bs Tougher to Get
San Francisco Chronicle, April 27, 2017

Trump Rules Out Swift Nafta Exit in Favor of Renegotiation
AJOT, April 27, 2017


Select Committee on California-Mexico Cooperation
On May 2, 2017 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Live on

Companies Would Face Tighter Environmental Restrictions in California Under New Cap-and-Trade Proposal
Los Angeles Times, May 1, 2017

Is California’s Legislature the Most Liberal in State History?
The Sacramento Bee, April 29, 2017

Trump Order Could Open California Coast, Arctic to New Oil and Gas Drilling
Los Angeles Times, April 27, 2017

More International Articles

Britain’s May Says EU United in Getting Deal that ‘Works for Them’
Economic Times, May 2, 2017

A Win-Win Strategy for 100 Days: 5 Ways China Can Open Its economy to the U.S.
U.S. Chamber of Commerce, May 1, 2017

Asia Nations Pulled into China’s Orbit as Trump Puts America First
Reuters, May 1, 2017

Trump Says North Korea is “Maybe More Important” Than Better Trade Deal with China
CBS News, April 30, 2017

Japan’s Labor Shortage Prompts Shift to Hiring Permanent Workers
Bloomberg, April 30, 2017

Why Trump’s Talk on NAFTA Matters to the Rest of Latin America
The Sacramento Bee, April 30, 2017

EU Makes Demands of Britain as Brexit Talks Near
The Sacramento Bee, April 29, 2017

Milk Wars Curdled U.S.-Canada Ties Long Ago
AJoT, April 29, 2017

Elsztain Says Argentina Offers Best Opportunity in 25 Years
Bloomberg, April 28, 2017

Brazil Minister Backs Tariff to Curb U.S. Ethanol Imports
Reuters, April 27, 2017

Softwood Deal was Close, But Canada Gambled on Better Terms from Trump, Former U.S. Trade Rep Says
CBC News, April 26, 2017

Canada Reports Progress with U.S. on Lumber, ‘But Not There Yet’
Reuters, April 26, 2017

Colombia is a ‘Smart Power’ Success Story
The Wall Street Journal, April 24, 2017




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