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Tuesday, May 7, 2019

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California Tourism Month

California Tourism Month

Report: Economic Impact of Travel
in California 2010-2018

Visit California, May 2019

Travel Matters

Travel and Tourism Means Big Business
for the United States, Including Manufacturers

International Trade Administration, May 6, 2019


CalChamber Urges U.S. Senators to
Unleash Full Potential of Export-Import Bank

CalChamber, May 6, 2019

Senate Prepares to Vote on Ex-Im Board Nominees
Space News, May 5, 2019

CalChamber Companies in the News

Northrop Grumman Awarded Royal Australian Air Force Special Purpose Aircraft Sustainment Services Contract
Northrop Grumman, May 1, 2019

60+ Companies Led by Lowe’s Unite to Launch ‘Generation T,’ a Movement to Fill Skilled Trades Gap that is Expected to Reach 3 Million Job Vacancies by 2028
Lowe’s, April 25, 2019

Blue Diamond Growers Welcomes Analysis of ITC Report Highlighting Importance of Trade Relationships
Blue Diamond Growers, April 24, 2019

Trade Policy

From the White House

The Trump Economic Boom is Benefiting All Americans
May 6, 2019

Unemployment Rate Falls to Lowest Level in Nearly 50 Years; U.S. Economy Adds 263,000 New Jobs in April
May 3, 2019

Joint Statement from the President of the United States Donald J. Trump and Prime Minister of the Slovak Republic Peter Pellegrini
May 3, 2019

President Donald J. Trump Announces Intent to Nominate Individuals to Key Administration Posts (Including Ambassadors to Colombia and the African Union)
May 1, 2019

From the U.S. Department of Commerce

Remarks by U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at the Trade Winds Conference in New Delhi, India
May 7, 2019

Real GDP Increases in 49 States and District of Columbia
May 2, 2019

From the U.S. Trade Representative

Letter to USTR from Bipartisan Group of Lawmakers to Renew GSP
May 3, 2019

From the U.S. Department of State

Department of State Hosts First Annual U.S.-Kenya Bilateral Strategic Dialogue
May 6, 2019

From the World Trade Organization

Consumer Groups Express Support for Multilateral Trade, Stress Priorities for E-Commerce
May 6, 2019

Germany Expresses Readiness to Work with Japan on Free Trade and WTO Reform
The Japan Times, May 5, 2019

EU Fleshes Out WTO E-Commerce Proposal, Face Obstacles
Reuters, May 3, 2019

10 Years of WTO monitoring – Enhancing Trade Policy Transparency and Predictability
May 1, 2019

DDG Wolff: Trading System Must Evolve to Keep Up With Change in Agricultural Markets
April 30, 2019

Trade Agreements


USMCA Fact Sheets
U.S. Trade Representative

USMCA & California Fact Sheet

Mexico Trade Official Hits Dems
for Opposition to New NAFTA

The Hill, May 3, 2019

‘We Would Like to Get to Yes:’
Lawmakers Signal Growing Concern on
Trump’s Mexico-Canada Trade Deal

USA Today, May 3, 2019

Mexico Warns of North American
Trade Deal Ratification Delay

Financial Times, May 2, 2019

Canadian Pork Exports to Japan Catching Up to the United States Under CPTPP
Financial Post, May 7, 2019

Continental Free Trade Pact Comes Into Effect June
Business Daily, May 5, 2019

China-Pakistan Free Trade Agreement to Promote Business
Business Recorder, May 4, 2019

U.S. Can Reach a Trade Pact with Japan This Month, Kudlow Says
Nikkei Asian Review, May 4, 2019


Trade War with China Could Undercut Great U.S. Economy - So Be Careful, Donald Trump
San Diego Union Tribune, May 6, 2019

U.S. Goods-Trade Gap Widens to $71.4 Billion on Import Increase
AJoT, May 3, 2019

‘America First’ May Be Last Hope for These Cattle Ranchers
The Washington Post, May 3, 2019

Trump Formally Nominates Kelly Craft for U.N. Ambassador
Politico, May 2, 2019

Trump Hails Steel Tariffs in Defiance of GOP Request to End Them
AJoT, May 2, 2019


Trump’s Escalated Trade War with China Could Hit California Ports Especially Hard
CNBC, May 6, 2019

More International Articles


‘Do Not Even Think About It’: Beijing Refuses to
Give in to Trump’s latest Threat on Trade Tariffs

South China Morning Post, May 7, 2019

Trump’s China Brinkmanship
The Wall Street Journal, May 6, 2019

China Battles Against Trump's
Tariff Threat as Liu to Visit U.S.

Bloomberg, May 6, 2019

Why Trump is Raising Tariffs on China
The Wall Street Journal, May 6, 2019

Warren Buffet on Trump’s Tough
Trade Negotiations: Sometimes
You Have to ‘Act Half Crazy’

CNBC, May 6, 2019

China’s 100-Person Trade Delegation
in Limbo After Tariff Tweet Storm

Fox Business, May 6, 2019

Trump Ratchets Up Pressure on China,
Threatens Tariff Hikes

Reuters, May 5, 2019

China Says It’s Still Preparing for US Trade Talks – But Won’t Give Details After New Trump Threats
CNBC, May 5, 2019

Trump Threatens China With More
Tariffs Ahead of Final Trade Talks

The New York Times, May 5, 2019

A US-China Trade Deal is ‘Possible’
By Next Friday, Sources Say

CNBC, May 1, 2019

China, U.S. Hold ‘Productive’ Trade Talks in Beijing
Reuters, April 30, 2019

EU Cuts Economic Forecasts Over Trade Uncertainty
AP, May 7,2019 

U.S. Warns China, Russia Against Aggression in Arctic Region
AP, May 6, 2019

How the Rise of Developing Countries Has Disrupted Global Trade
Bloomberg, May 6, 2019

Fed Up Canada Tells U.S. to Help with China Crisis or Forget About Favors
Reuters, May 5, 2019

Germany’s Merkel Hits Out at ‘Protectionist Tendencies’ in Trade
Bloomberg, May 4, 2019

OECD Sees Mexico’s Economy Slipping This Year, Rebounding in 2020
Reuters, May 2, 2019

Europe Tries to Sidestep the US Finance System
AJoT, May 2, 2019

Germany, Austria, Netherlands Impede Euro Zone Reform: Juncker
Reuters, May 2, 2019

EU Plans Sharp Bike in U.S. Energy Imports as Trade Lever
Reuters, May 2, 2019

In Show of Resilient Global Growth, Europe Regains Momentum
The Wall Street Journal, April 30, 2019




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