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Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Featured Headlines

After 3 Days and 140 Witnesses,
Public Hearing on NAFTA Hints at
Huge Work Ahead for U.S. Negotiators

The Los Angeles Times, June 29, 2017

NAFTA objectives are expected to be published by the USTR beginning on Monday, July 17.

CalChamber Companies in the News

Siemens and AES Join Forces to Create Fluence, a New Global Energy Storage Technology Company
Siemens, July 11, 2017

Nine CalChamber Members Creating Jobs with Help from Tax Credit
CalChamber, July 5, 2017

Trade Policy

From the White House

President Donald J. Trump Announces Key Additions to his Administration (including Ambassadors to Italy and the Czech Republic)
July 10, 2017

Press Briefing on the President’s Meetings at the G20
July 7, 2017

President Trump Reaffirms America’s Commitment to its Allies on His Second Trip Abroad
July 6, 2017

Remarks by President Trump and President Moon of the Republic of Korea Before Bilateral Meeting
June 30, 2017

Seventeen Nominations Sent to the Senate Today (including Ambassadors to Guatemala and Peru)
June 29, 2017

Remarks by the Vice President to the US-India Business Council
June 27, 2017

Department of Commerce

U.S., Mexico Sign Final Amendments to Sugar Suspension Agreements
July 3, 2017

From the U.S. Trade Representative

The Trump Administration Invites Public Comment for Review of Existing Trade Agreements
June 29, 2017

Executive Order 13796 of April 29, 2017 (82 FR 20819), requires the USTR and the Secretary of Commerce to conduct comprehensive performance reviews of all trade agreements and investment agreements to which the US is a party and all trade relations with countries governed by the rules of the WTO with which the US does not have free trade agreements but with which the US runs significant trade deficits in goods. The USTR and the DoC are seeking comments that they will consider as part of these performance reviews and in the preparation of the subsequent report to the President.

Written comments are due by
11:59 p.m. (EDT) on July 31, 2017.

Comment here or go to
and enter Docket ID: USTR-2017-0010

United States and Philippines Strengthen Engagement on Trade
July 11, 2017

USTR Announces New Trade Preference Program Enforcement Effort
June 29, 2017

Public Hearings on the Renegotiation of NAFTA
June 27, 2017

USTR Robert Lighthizer Statement on Alan Wolff, New WTO Deputy Director General
June 27, 2017

International Trade Administration

Foreign Direct Investment: Driving Global Competitiveness and Innovation
July 7, 2017

From the World Trade Organization

Trade and Investment are Essential for Sustainable Development
July 10, 2017

DG Azevêdo Tells G20: Trade Differences Must Be Resolved with Discussion and Cooperation
July 7, 2017

WTO, IMF, World Bang Urge G-20 Leaders to Act on Trade
July 6, 2017

Trade Agreements

EU – Japan FTA

EU and Japan Strike Free Trade Deal
CNBC, July 6, 2017

The Japan-EU Trade Warning
The Wall Street Journal, July 6, 2017

EU-Japan Trade Agreement: Texts of the Agreement in Principle
European Commission, July 6, 2017

EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement
European Commission

Turnbull: Australia ‘Very Keen’ for Trade Deal with UK
BBC, July 10, 2017

New Zealand and UK to Sign a Free Trade Agreement Soon
Sutff.Co, July 9, 2017

Trump Promises May a Post-Brexit Free Trade Deal with UK ‘Very, Very Quickly’
Business Insider, July 8, 2017

Brazil: Main Points of Mercosur-EU Trade Deal Need to Be Concluded in December
VOA News, July 6, 2017

Japan to Host Meeting to Discuss TPP Future Without the US
Latin American Herald Tribune, July 4, 2017

Brexit: Liam Fox Says Talks on a UK-US Trade Deal Will Begin on 24 July
Independent, June 30, 2017

Trade Deal with Latin America Closer as NZ Joins Pacific Alliance
TVNZ, June 29, 2017

China Open to Free-Trade Agreement with Mexico: Xinhua
Reuters, June 28, 2017

Australian Trade Minister Embarks on Trade Mission to U.S., Colombia
XinhuaNet, June 28, 2017


Mexico is No Longer No.1 U.S. Corn-Buyer After Trade Tensions
Bloomberg, July 6, 2017

U.S., China to Meet in Washington on July 19 for Economic Talks
Reuters, July 6, 2017

US Trade Deficit Fell in May as Exports Hit 2-Year High
Associated Press, July 6, 2017

Chinese Vice Premier Talks Economy with U.S. Commerce Secretary Ross: Xinhua
Reuters, July 3, 2017

Xi, Abe Get Phone Calls From Trump as Asian Tensions Rise
AJoT, July 3, 2017

Trump Growing Frustrated with China, Weighs Trade Steps: Officials
Reuters, June 28, 2017


California Governor Brown
Announces Global Climate Action
Summit in San Francisco in September 2018

Office of Governor Brown, July 6, 2017

Future of Cap and Trade Requires on 2/3 Vote Approval
CalChamber, July 10, 2017

California Exports Cool Off a Bit in May
The Sacramento Bee, July 6, 2017

California’s Hotel Building Boom Shows No Signs of Slowing
San Diego Union Tribune, July 6, 2017

As U.S. High Tech Surges, Silicon Valley Becomes a Diplomatic Outpost
The Sacramento Bee, July 3, 2017

Cyberattack Shutdown of LA Port Terminal Sparks Security Worries
Los Angeles Daily News, June 27, 2017

More International Articles

From the G-20

G20 Leaders’ Declaration: Shaping an Interconnected World
G20, July 8, 2017

G-20 Outcome Shows Trump’s America is Going its Own Way
Bloomberg, July 8, 2017

Despite Deep Policy Divides, Europe Trip Seen by Buoyant Trump as High Point
The New York Times, July 8, 2017

China Prepares Fresh Round of State-Orchestrated Megamergers
Financial Times, July 10, 2017

China’s Cosco to Buy Shipping Rival Orient Overseas for $6.3 Billion
The Wall Street Journal, July 9, 2017

Colombia Hosts Pacific Alliance Summit in Cali
Colombia Today from the Colombia Embassy to the US, July 7, 2017

U.S. Cars a Tough Sell in South Korea Even as Trump Targets Trade Deal
Reuters, July 6, 2017

China Sees Opening Left by Trump in Europe, and Quietly Steps In
The New York Times, July 5, 2017

Global Trade Rebounds Despite Trump’s Protectionist Threats
Bloomberg, July 5, 2017

Xi, Putin Urge Free Trade, Highlight UN in Global Governance
XinhuaNet, July 5, 2017

Dubai’s Next Frontier: Latin America
Arabian, July 4, 2017

Britain Misses Out as Global Manufacturing Surges
Reuters, July 3, 2017

India Launches New Single Nationwide Tax Amid Confusion
The Sacramento Bee, July 1, 2017

Chinese President Xi Jinping Arrives in Hong Kong as Protesters Arrested
CNN, June 29, 2017

Hong Kong 20th Anniversary: A Photographic Timeline of Highs and Lows
Time, June 28, 2017






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