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Trade Update - Tuesday, May 23, 2017

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Happy World Trade Week!

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Celebrates
World Trade Week by Honoring U.S.
Firms with Presidential Export Award

Department of Commerce, May 22, 2017

World Trade Week: Celebrating
the Achievements of American Exporters

International Trade Administration, May 22, 2017

President Donald J. Trump Proclaims
May 21 through May 27, 2017, as World Trade Week

The White House, May 19, 2017


USTR Notifies Congress of
Intent to Modernize NAFTA

US Chamber of Commerce, May 18, 2017

CalChamber Companies in the News

Nissan CEO Saikawa, Argentina’s President Macri Meet to Advance $600 Million Investment
Economic Times, May 19, 2017

Amazon’s Drone-Delivery Research Focuses on Avoiding Birds
AJoT, May 18, 2017

Boeing, Malindo Air Celebrate First 737 MAX Delivery
AJoT, May 16, 2017

Trade Policy

From the White House

Joint Strategic Vision Declaration for the United States of America and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
May 20, 2017

Remarks by the Vice President at the US Chamber of Commerce’s Invest in America Summit
May 18, 2017

From the Department of Commerce

Statement from U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross on Notification of Intent to Renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement
May 18, 2017

U.S. Department of Commerce Initiates Investigation of Imports of Civil Aircraft from Canada
May 18, 2017

From the Department of State

Press Availability With Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly, Mexican Secretary of Foreign Relations Luis Videgaray Caso, and Mexican Secretary of Government Miguel Angel Osorio Chong
May 18, 2017

From the U.S. Trade Representative

Request for Comments on Negotiating Objectives Regarding Modernization of the North American Free Trade Agreement with Canada and Mexico

Hearing – 9:00am EST on June 27, 2017, to submit comments go to and search docket number USTR-2017-0006.

USTR Robert Lighthizer Statement on APEC Trade Meeting
May 21, 2017

USTR: Trump Administration Announces Intent to Renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement
May 18, 2017

From the House Ways and Means Committee

Brady, Hatch, Neal, Wyden, Reichert
Introduce Resolution in Support of APEC

May 18, 2017

See the resolution here.

Brady, Roskam Announce Tax Reform Hearing on Increasing U.S. Competitiveness and Preventing American Jobs from Moving Overseas
May 16, 2017

From the World Trade Organization

DG Azevêdo Welcome Japan’s Leadership to Strengthen Global Trade
May 22, 2017

Russia Goes to WTO Over Sweeping Ukrainian Sanctions
RT, May 21, 2017

WTO General Council Adjourns After India Refuses to Discuss Agenda
Nikkei Asian Review, May 16, 2017

Trade Agreements

Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)
Agreement Ministerial Statement

New Zealand Government, May 21, 2017

Australia and Peru to Begin Negotiating Free Trade Agreement
ABC News, May 23, 2017

Pacific Alliance Looks to Asia as NAFTA, TPP Face Uncertainty
CNBC, May 21, 2017

Japan, Argentina Agree on Trade Pact
The Japan News, May 20, 2017

What Will President Trump do to NAFTA?
The Sacramento Bee, May 18, 2017

APEC’s Bollard Sees Upside for Countries Still in TPP
Bloomberg, May 18, 2017

‘Collective Interest’ in Keeping TPP Attractive to US – PM
Radio NZ, May 17, 2017

Update: The U.S.-Colombia Free Trade Agreement Turns Five
Americas Society/Council of the Americas, May 16, 2017

Trump Trade Officials Prefer Tri-lateral NAFTA Deal: US Senators
Reuters, May 16, 2017

Boost for Brexit Free Trade Deal Chances after Landmark EU Court Ruling
The Telegraph, May 16, 2017

Taking a Bite Out of Belt and Road Opportunities: New Zealand Signs Up as First Western Belt and Road Partner Nation
HKTDC May 9, 2017


Brandstad Confirmed as Ambassador to China
Politico, May 22, 2017

This Small Business Owner Says He Can’t Survive a Republican Plan to Tax Imports
The Sacramento Bee, May 22, 2017

New Trump Trade Rep Lighthizer Spars Over Protectionism in Asia
Reuters, May 21, 2017

Renegotiating NAFTA Won’t Bring Back Many Jobs, Say Some Economists
Michigan Radio, May 21, 2017

Trump Signs ‘Tremendous’ Deals with Saudi Arabia on His First Day Overseas
The Washington Post, May 20, 2017

Trump Nominates Callista Gingrich as Ambassador to Vatican
Reuters, May 19, 2017

Trump’s Ambassador Pick for Japan Optimistic on Striking Bilateral Trade Deal
Japan Times, May 19, 2017

President Trump’s Ambassador Picks Sit in Limbo
USA Today, May 17, 2017

Trump Likes to Talk About Steel and Manufactured Goods. America’s Better Trade Hope May Lie in Exported Services
The Los Angeles Times, May 17. 2017

Brady Sets Border-Tax Hearing Even as McConnell Predicts Failure
Bloomberg, May 17, 2017

Trump Nominates Doug Manchester for Bahamas Ambassador
The San Diego Union-Tribune, May 16, 2017


California Winemakers Take Case to Trump’s Trade Hearings
Financial Times, May 18, 2017

Bay Area Slips in Startup Rankings
San Francisco Chronicle, May 18, 2017

More International Articles

EU and Latin American Lawmakers Take Stock of Bilateral Ties
Euractiv, May 23, 2017

China Slaps Import Duties on Sugar, Experts Question Impact
Reuters, May 22, 2017

EU Finalizes Brexit Position as U.K. Threatens to Quit Talks
Bloomberg, May 20, 2017

China’s Ambitious New Silk Road Develops Potholes in Slowing Economy
The Sacramento Bee, May 19, 2017

Saudi Says Trump Visit to Bolster Security, Trade Ties
Reuters, May 18, 2017

China’s Belt and Road Plan Encourages Inclusive Development
Financial Times, May 18, 2017

Mexico Buys Cheaper Brazil Corn as NAFTA Talks Loom
Reuters, May 18, 2017

How Free Trade Agreements Around the World Pertain to You
Global Trade Mag, May 18, 2017

Opinion of the Court of Justice of the EU
Curia.Europa, May 16, 2017

Japan is Set for its Longest Run of Economic Growth in a Decade
Bloomberg, May 16, 2017

Ships Without Sailors? It Can’t Happen Soon Enough.
AJoT, May 16, 2017

EU Backs Away from Trade Statement in Blow to China’s ‘Modern Silk Road’ Plan
The Guardian, May 15, 2017




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