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Trade Update - Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Featured Headlines

World Trade Month

Global Trade Yields Economic Advances
CalChamber, May 12, 2017


New U.S. Trade Envoy Says to Meet Lawmakers
on NAFTA, Attend APEC Meet

Reuters, May 15, 2017

Senate Confirms Robert Lighthizer
as U.S. Trade Representative

CBS News, May 12, 2017

Republican Senators McCain, Sasse Oppose
Trump’s U.S. Trade Representative Pick

Reuters, May 10, 2017

CalChamber Companies in the News

Best Buy, Sony Team Up to Give Teens Access to Technology
Best Buy, May 16, 2017

Almond Market Update: Interest and Worldwide Demand Increases
May 12, 2017

ExxonMobil and Employees Contribute More Than $1 Million
to California Colleges and Universities

Exxon Mobil, May 8, 2017

Trade Policy

From the White House

Remarks by the Vice President and USTR
Lighthizer at the Swearing-in Ceremony

May 15, 2017

From the Department of Commerce

Government of Mexico Response
to USDOC and USTR Request
for Comments on Significant Trade Deficits, May 2017

JOINT RELEASE: Initial Results of the 100-Day Action Plan
of the U.S. – China Comprehensive Economic Dialogue

May 11, 2017

FACT SHEET: Initial Actions of the U.S.-China Economic Cooperation 100-Day Plan
May 11, 2017

From the Department of Agriculture

Statement of Secretary Perdue Regarding Trade Breakthrough with China
May 12, 2017

Secretary Perdue Announces Creation of Undersecretary for Trade
May 11, 2017

From the U.S. Trade Representative

Robert E. Lighthizer Sworn In
as United States Trade Representative

May 15, 2017

From the International Trade Administration

You Should Export
May 11, 2017

From the World Trade Organization

DG Azevêdo Visits Beijing to Discuss Trade and Infrastructure
May 15, 2017

‘One Belt One Road’ Forum – High-Level Dialogue, Beijing
May 15, 2017

Latest Trade Indicator Signals Sustained Momentum in Second Quarter
May 15, 2017

Appellate Body Issues Report Regarding US Anti-Dumping Investigations on Chinese Products
May 11, 2017

Trade Agreements

U.S. Reaches Energy, Finance,
and Agriculture Trade Agreement with China

Inc., May 12, 2017

How to Improve NAFTA
Los Angeles Times, May 16, 2017

Japan and New Zealand Agree to Aim for Progress on TPP by November
Japan Times, May 16, 2017

Japanese PM Abe Says it is His ‘Strong Wish’ That the US Returns
to the TPP

CNBC, May 15, 2017

Australia and Hong Kong Begin Free Trade Agreement Talks
NASDAQ, May 15, 2017

Australia Backs China’s Belt and Road Initiative
Bloomberg, May 15, 2017

India, Chile Trade Agreement to Come Into Force from May 16
DNA India, May 14, 2017

China, Philippines to Start South China Sea Talks: Ambassador
U.S. News & World Report, May 14, 2017

China, Chile to Deepen Comprehensive Strategic Partnership
Global Times, May 13, 2017

Xi Urges Upgrading of Free Trade Agreement with Switzerland
XinhuaNet, May 13, 2017

Turkey, UK to Sign Free Trade Agreement, PM Says
Daily Sabah, May 12, 2017

Brazil, Mexico Look to Strengthen Trade Ties as NAFTA Talks Loom
NASDAQ, May 11, 2017

NZ Govt Ratifies TPP Despite US Rejection
Radio NZ, May 11, 2017


Trump Campaigned on ‘America First.’ Now He’s Getting Ready
for His First Trip Overseas

Los Angeles Times, May 15, 2017

Trump’s Pretty Good China Deal
The Wall Street Journal, May 14, 2017

Commerce’s Ross: China’s Plans Threaten U.S. Semiconductor Dominance
Reuters, May 11, 2017

In Trump’s Shadow, Fed Official Says Trade Barriers a ‘Dead End’
Reuters, May 11, 2017

Mnuchin to Brief G7 on Trump Tax, Regulatory Plans: Official
Reuters, May 10, 2017

Farmers Know the Benefits of Trade by Sonny Perdue
The Wall Street Journal, May 10, 2017

Petroleum, Motor Vehicles Boost U.S. Import Prices
Reuters, May 10, 2017


Governor Brown Releases Revised State Budget
Office of Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr., May 11, 2017


Governor Brown to Travel to China
in June to Bolster Climate, Trade Ties

Office of Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr., May 1
2, 2017

Gov. Jerry Brown Heading
to China to Talk Climate Change 

Los Angeles Times, May 12, 2017

Fearing New Taxes, California Chamber of Commerce Appeals Cap-and-Trade Decision
Los Angeles Times, May 15, 2017

S. Calif. Transportation Leaders Head to Washington to Push
for Freight Infrastructure Investment

American Journal of Transportation, May 15, 2017

California’s Economy Growing Faster Than National Average
The Sacramento Bee, May 11, 2017

How Chinese Tourism Brings Big Benefits to LA Area
Los Angeles Daily News, May 10, 2017

More International Articles

Free Trade Stirs Auto Investment
Automotive News, May 15, 2017

China’s New Silk Road Promises Trade and Riches,
with President Xi at Helm

Reuters, May 15, 2017

Trump Doctrine Confounds G-7 as Ministers Kick Can to Sicily
Bloomberg, May 14, 2017

Mexican Beef Exporters Look to Muslim Markets as U.S. Alternatives
Reuters, May 12, 2017

Latin America Opportunities Abound, Top Investment Fund Says
Bloomberg, May 11, 2017

WTO Review the Perfect Opportunity to Tackle Currency Manipulation
The Hill, May 11, 2017

Mexicans Urged to Visit US in Ad Campaign Backed by Washington
Bloomberg, May 11, 2017

New South Korean President Vows to Address North Korea,
Broader Tensions ‘Urgently’

Reuters, May 10, 2017

EU Wrong to to Block Anti-Trade Petition, Court Says
EU Observer, May 10, 2017

EU Wants Tougher Global Trade Rules to Fend Off Populist Threat
Financial Times, May 9, 2017

Views of NAFTA Less Positive – and More Partisan – in U.S. Than in Canada and Mexico
Pew Research Center, May 9, 2017




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