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Tuesday, May 14, 2019

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Allan Zaremberg, President & CEO of the CalChamber, moderates the panel on the USMCA with speakers (from left to right): Dr. Pamela Starr, Director, U.S.-Mexico Network at USC; Dr. Andrew Selee, President, Migration Policy Institute; and Dr. Rafael Fernandez de Castro, Director, Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies at UC San Diego.  

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CalChamber Luncheon Highlights Challenges, Opportunities of Mexico-California Relationship
CalChamber, May 8, 2019

CalChamber Reiterates Support
for U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement

CalChamber, May 14, 2019


Strong California Economy, Jobs Depend
on Worldwide Free Trade, Investment

CalChamber Alert, May 10, 2019

Celebrating World Trade Month
U.S. Department of Commerce, May 2, 2019

Looking to Increase Sales? “Go Global” World Trade Month Webinars Can Help Get You Started
International Trade Administration, May 2, 2019


U.S. Senators Vote to Unleash Full Potential
of Export-Import Bank After Nearly 4 Years

CalChamber, May 14, 2109

U.S. Senate Confirms Three Members
for EXIM Board of Directors,
Restoring Full Financing Capacity

ExIm Bank, May 8, 2019

CalChamber Companies in the News

Royal Dutch Shell to Invest $2 Billion per Year in Brazil
Reuters, May 9, 2019

PepsiCo Unveils $4Bn Investment Plan in Mexico
Drinks Insight Network May 8, 2019

Trade Policy

From the White House

WTAS: Support for President Donald J. Trump’s Strong Stand for Fair Trade with China
May 10, 2019

Presidential Message on the 150th Anniversary of the Completion of the Transcontinental Railroad
May 10, 2019

Message to the Congress on Designating Brazil as a Major Non-NATO Ally
May 8, 2019

Remarks by Vice President Pence at the Washington Conference on the Americas
May 7, 2019

From the U.S. Department of Commerce

The Department of Commerce Identifies Entities of National Security Concern
May 13, 2019

United States and Luxembourg Sign Memorandum on Space Co-Operation
May 10, 2019

U.S. Department of Commerce Announces the Termination of the Suspension Agreement on Fresh Tomatoes from Mexico
May 7, 2019

From the U.S. Trade Representative

The U.S. & Foreign Commercial Service Recruitment!

Statement By U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer on Section 301 Action
May 10, 2019

Implementing Modification to Section 301 Action: China’s Acts, Policies, and Practices Related to Technology Transfer, Intellectual Property, and Innovation
May 9, 2019

From the U.S. Department of State

Joint Statement on the Inaugural U.S.-Kenya Bilateral Strategic Dialogue
May 8, 2019

The Special Relationship (The US & UK)
May 8, 2019

From the International Trade Administration

A Free and Open Indo-Pacific Ignites U.S. Business Opportunities and the American Workforce
May 13, 2019

USA Spends Seven Years Atop Key Business Index
May 7, 2019

From the World Trade Organization

DDG Wolff Highlights Role of WTO in Facilitating Agri-Food Chains
May 13, 2019

China, South Africa Keen on India’s WTO Proposal
The Economic Times, May 12, 2019

UN’S Guterres Underscores Importance of Revitalizing Multilateral Trade Cooperation
May 10, 2019

Canada Calls on China at WTO Council Meeting to Deliver Evidence to Back Its Canola Ban
CBC, May 7, 2019

Trade Agreements


The United States- Mexico- Canada
Agreement and its Key Benefits

International Trade Administration, May 9, 2019

US Farmers Counting on Passage
of US, Canada, Mexico Trade Agreement

VOA, May 7, 2019

A Triple Threat to Consumers: China
Tariffs Add to NAFTA Replacement Woes

Fortune, May 7, 2019


The Next Stage of US-Vietnam Relations: A
Blueprint to Deepen Trade and Investment Ties

U.S. Chamber of Commerce, May 8, 2019

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Urges Japan to Reach Trade Deal
Reuters, May 13, 2019

Free Trade Agreement Talks Underway Between Fiji and China
FBC News, May 13, 2019

US Extends Duty Benefits on Indian Exports Until Next Govt is Formed
The Print, May 13, 2019

Let’s Make Free Trade Truly Free, Starting with Japan
The Hill, May 13, 2019

UK, EU to Agree to Free-Trade Deal, Oct 31 Brexit Date in Doubt
NASDAQ, May 10, 2019

U.S.-Japan Trade Realities: Unconventional Multilateralism
The Japan Times, May 8, 2019


New Study Sees Major Gains from Jones Act Reform
CATO Institute, May 13, 2019

Retail’s Latest Challenge: Higher Trade Tariffs
The Wall Street Journal, May 13, 2019

Trump’s Hard-Line Views on Trade Were Formed Long Before He Targeted China with Tariffs
CNBC, May 12, 2019

How GSP Termination Would Hurt American Businesses & Workers
Renew GSP Today, May 2, 2019


2019-20 May Revision to the Governor’s Budget
May 9, 2019

Gavin Newsom’s California Budget Spends
Big and Saves More in ‘Extraordinary Moment

Sacramento Bee, May 10, 2019

Record Imports at Port of Oakland, Partly Due to Companies Trying to Beat Trump's Tariff Increase
KQED, May 10, 2019

April Container Volumes Break Record at Port of Los Angeles
AJoT, May 10, 2019

Best Ever April at Port of Long Beach
AJoT, May 10, 2019

More International Articles


U.S. Prepares to Slap Tariffs on Remaining
Chinese Imports, Which Could Add Levies
on Roughly $300 Billion in Additional Goods

The Washington Post, May 13, 2019

Frustration, Miscalculation: Inside
the U.S.-China Trade Impasse

The Wall Street Journal, May 13, 201

These are the US Goods Affected by China Tariffs
Fortune, May 13, 2019

China is Raising Tariffs on $60 Billion
of US Goods Starting June 1

CNBC, May 13, 2019

China is a ‘Kung Fu Master’ and Can
Deliver ‘Deadly Punch’ to US Economy
in Trade War, Ex Official Says

South China Morning Post, May 13, 2019

How Trump’s Tariffs on Chinese
Goods Will Hit Your Shopping Cart

The New York Times, May 10, 2019

U.S. Slaps Higher Tariffs on Chinese
Imports as Trade Talks Resume

The Wall Street Journal, May 10, 2019

Timeline – Key Dates in the U.S.-China Trade War
Reuters, May 8, 2019

U.S. Zeroes In on Europe’s Cars in Battle to Fix Trade Deficit
Bloomberg, May 10, 2019

Here’s What an All-Out Trade War Looks Like in Global Markets
Bloomberg, May 10, 2019

A Proposed Legal Change in Hong Kong has Businesses Worried About the Fate of the City
CNBC, May 8, 2019

Trade War and Brexit Post Mounting Risk to EU Economy, Says EC
The Guardian, May 7, 2019




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