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Trade Update - Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Featured Headlines

From the G7

G7 Leaders Divided on Climate
Change, Closer on Trade Issues

Reuters, May 27, 2017

The U.S. Wins the G7
Unemployment Improvement Race

Bloomberg, May 24, 2017


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.

CalChamber Companies in the News

Restaurant Vet Balestreri is a ‘Legend’
National Restaurant Association, May 22, 2017

Trade Policy

From the White House

President Trump Meets with World Leaders Before the NATO Summit
May 26, 2017

Strengthening the Bond Between the United States and Israel
May 24, 2017

Presidential Sequestration Order for Fiscal Year 2018
May 23, 2017

Press Briefing on the FY2018 Budget
May 23, 2017

From the Department of Commerce

Statement from Secretary Ross on the President’s Budget: “A New Foundation for American Greatness”
May 23, 2017

From the U.S. Trade Representative

Conaway, Peterson Host Agriculture Committee Roundtable with Sec. Perdue and Amb. Lighthizer on Trade
May 24, 2017

From the Department of State

Meeting of the Advisory Committee on International Law
May 24, 2017

On-the-Record-Briefing: The President’s Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Request for the U.S. Department of State and USAID Meeting of the Advisory Committee on International Law
May 23, 2017

Department of State and U.S. Agency for International Development Fact Sheet: FY 2018 Budget Request
May 23, 2017

From the World Trade Organization

United States Launches Safeguard Investigation on Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Cells
May 25, 2017

Australia First to Eliminate Farm Export Subsidies from its WTO Schedule of Commitments
May 23, 2017

From the International Trade Administration

President’s “E” Awards Highlight the Importance of Exporting U.S. Goods and Services
May 24, 2017

Administration Moves Forward with Plans to Renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), Seeks Comments from the U.S. Public
May 23, 2017

Trade Agreements

Any NAFTA Revamp Probably Won’t Mess with the Energy Sector
Los Angeles Times, May 29, 2017

India, Russia Plan Free Trade Agreement in Eurasian Region
Economic Times, May 29, 2017

EU-Japan Trade Agreement Top Priority for EU: Maltese PM
XinhuaNet, May 28, 2017

The Trans-Pacific Partnership Can Succeed Without the U.S.
Bloomberg, May 28, 2017

India, China Differences in RCEP Offer Opportunities for US
Money Control, May 26, 2017

Russia and Iran Sign Oil-for-Goods Trade Agreement
RT, May 25, 2017

A Trade Deal Between the EU and East Africa is in Trouble
The Economist, May 25, 2017

Peru to Begin Negotiations of Trade Agreement with Australia
Peru this Week, May 25, 2017

Mexico Vows Cooperation with Japan to Bring TPP into Effect
Japan Times, May 25, 2017

US-Morocco Free Trade Agreement Exceeds All Expectations: US International Trade Commission
Morocco World News, May 25, 2017

Malmstrom: EU, US Need More Time on Trade Deal
Tax News, May 24, 2017


Trump Administration Nearing Completion of Cuba Policy Review
Reuters, May 30, 2017

Wilbur Ross Seeks Bigger Budget for Trade Enforcement
Reuters, May 25, 2017

U.S. Trade Gap Widens in April, Raising Doubt for Q2 GDP Rebound
MarketWatch, May 25, 2017

Most Favored Nation Rule Hurts Importers, Limits U.S. Trade
The Wall Street Journal, May 25, 2017

Trump Talks Trade with EU, Varied Differences Remain
Reuters, May 25, 2017

USTR Focuses on New Bilateral Trade Deals with Japan and Others
AgriPulse, May 24, 2017

President’s Guiding Investment Principles Support Federal Freight Infrastructure Investment
AJoT, May 24, 2017


To Keep Crops from Rotting in the Fields, Farmers Say They Need Trump to Let in More Temporary Workers
LA Times, May 25, 2017

Tourism Spending Grows for 7th Year in Row
CalChamber, May 19, 2017

More International Articles

Could the EU Join TPP?
Tribune Content Agency, May 26, 2017

Trump Believes Germany ‘Very Bad’ on Trade, Cohn Says
MarketWatch, May 26, 2017

World’s Major Economies to Come Up $400 Trillion Short on Retirement Savings
Bloomberg, May 26, 2017

China Writes 117-page Wish List for ‘Win-Win’ US Trade Ties
The Ledger, May 25, 2017

Denmark Names First Ever Tech Ambassador
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark, May 25, 2017

‘Plant Factories’ Churn Out Clean Food in China’s Dirty Cities
Bloomberg, May 25, 2017

Why China’s Growing Debt Load Worries the World
The New York Times, May 24, 2017

OPEC, Non-OPEC Set for New Oil Cut, Eye Longer Duration
Reuters, May 24, 2017

Canada Looks to China for Lumber Sales, Minister Says
AJoT, May 23, 2017

Canada Dives Deep into Data to Make Case to U.S. on NAFTA, says Freeland
CBC News, May 23, 2017

After Brexit, EU Plans ‘Offer You Cannot Refuse’ to Expand Euro Zone: Moscovici
Reuters, May 23, 2017

‘War on Sugar’ Takes Toll; Asia, Brazil Struggle to Make Up Shortfall
Reuters, May 23, 2017

China Spins a Global Food Web from Mozambique to Missouri
Bloomberg, May 22, 2017

Mexico Growth Outlook Brightens on Exports, Tone on NAFTA: official
Reuters, May 22, 2017




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