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Trade Update - Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Featured Headlines

Trump Nominates Kelly Knight Craft
as U.S. Ambassador to Canada

Business New Network, June 15, 2017

CalChamber Companies in the News

PG&E Begins Daily Aerial Patrols to Spot
and Speed Wildfire Response

PG&E, June 19, 2017

Amazon to Acquire Whole Foods Market
Amazon, June 16, 2017

Trade Policy

From the White House

Readout of President Donald J. Trump’s Call with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada
June 16, 2017

National Security Presidential Memorandum
on Strengthening the Policy of the United States Toward Cuba

June 16, 2017

Vice President Mike Pence to Travel to Central and South America
June 15, 2017

Presidential Executive Order Expanding Apprenticeships
in America

June 15, 2017

From the Department of Commerce

Statement of U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross
on U.S. Sugar Industry Support for Deal with Mexico

June 15, 2017

From the U.S. Trade Representative

Joint Release by the UK International Trade Secretary,
Dr. Liam Fox and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer

June 19, 2017

Ambassador Robert Lighthizer Announces USTR Senior Staff
June 15, 2017

USTR Robert Lighthizer Participates In Inaugural Rural Prosperity Task Force Meeting
June 15, 2017

United States and Indonesia Agree to Step Up Work to Expand Trade
June 14, 2017

From the Department of State

Briefing on U.S. Participation in the General Assembly of the OAS
June 19, 2017

From the House Ways and Means Committee

Brady Announces USTR Lighthizer’s Upcoming Testimony
at Ways & Means Hearing on the President’s Trade Policy Agenda

June 15, 2017

International Trade Administration

And So It Begins:
Day One of the 2017 SelectUSA Investment Summi
June 18, 2017

From the World Trade Organization

Azevêdo: We Must Ensure Trade, Climate Change Policies Reinforce and Strengthen Each Other
June 19, 2017

WTO Urges Public-Private Collaboration for Effective Implementation of TFA
GhanaWeb, June 18, 2017

Trade Agreements

US in Trade Talks with Asian Nations to Replace TPP,
Commerce Secretary Says

South China Morning Post, June 20, 2017

Germany’s Merkel Vows Not to Give Up on US Free Trade Deal
The Sacramento Bee, June 20, 2017

US and UK to Start Trade Talks Next Month
to Ensure Deal Soon After Brexit

Telegraph, June 20, 2017

Japan to US: Return to TPP – Remaining Eleven Countries Awaiting American Leadership
Global Trade Mag, June 19, 2017

Trade Agreement with US Unlikely, Prime Minister Bill English Says
The New Zealand Herald, June 19, 2017

New Zealand Optimistic About Free Trade Deal with U.S.
Reuters, June 18, 2017

Peru to Sign Free Trade Agreement with Australia and India
Prensa Latina, June 14, 2017

Canada-EU Trade Deal’s July 1 Target Threatened by New Cheese Dispute
CBC, June 14, 2017

EU, Japan Launch Big Push to Seal Trade Deal by July
Politico, June 14, 2017


US Current Account Deficit Expands to $116.8 Billion
The Sacramento Bee, June 20, 2017

Trump Rolls Back Parts of What He Calls ‘Terrible’ Obama Cuba Policy
Reuters June 16, 2017

Farm Bureau Urges Continued Focus on Free Trade Agreements
The Grand Island Independent, June 16, 2017

Sens. Cornyn and Cruz: It’s Time to Modernize NAFTA
and Texas Knows How

Dallas News, June 13, 2017


Striking Truck Drivers Slow Traffic at LA, Long Beach Ports
Los Angeles Daily News, June 19, 2017

It’s a Deal. Lawmakers Send Jerry Brown a Jam-Packed Budget
CalChamber, June 16, 2017

Import Growth Slows at U.S. West Coast Container Ports
The Wall Street Journal, June 14, 2017

U.S. Weighs Restricting Chinese Investment
in Artificial Intelligence

Reuters, June 14, 2017

California Governor, Lawmakers Announce $125B Budget Deal
The Sacramento Bee, June 13, 2017

More International Articles

Top Universities in the World: 2018 Rankings
QS Top Universities, 2017

As Brexit Talks Begin, Europe Sees Economic Upswing Over the UK
Associated Press, June 20, 2017

‘Brexit’ Talks Open in Brussels, With a Mountain to Climb
The New York Times, June 19, 2017

China Think Tank Says Trade Detente with U.S. May Not Endure
Bloomberg, June 19, 2017

Premier Philippe Couillard Prepares to Tackle Trade on Trip to Washington
Montreal Gazette, June 18, 2017

This Former New Zealand Minister Will Lead Brexit Trade Talks
Bloomberg, June 16, 2017

As Oil Tanks, Saudi Arabia’s Next Effort to Boost Prices May
Be Targeting US Oil Inventory Data

CNBC, June 14, 2017

Cuba Kicks Off Electoral Process leading to Castro Handover
Reuters, June 14, 2017

Southern Ports Break Records as Panama Canal Anniversary Nears
American Journal of Transportation, June 14, 2017

China’s EXIM Bank Plans More Dollar, Euro-Denominated Bonds This Year
Reuters, June 14, 2017

The Global Economy is Rebounding, But There’s One Big Problem
Bloomberg, June 13, 2017

IMF Lifts China Growth Estimate to 6.7% in Second Rise this Year
Bloomberg, June 13, 2017

China-Latin America Trade Index 2017
Latin Trade, June 13, 2017




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