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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

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NAFTA Renegotiations

U.S. Trade Representative Takes Next Step in
Modernizing North American Free Trade Agreement

CalChamber, July 18, 2017

Summary of Objectives for the NAFTA Renegotiation
USTR, July 17, 2017

US, Canada, Mexico Flags

Canada Will Have to Play Hardball at NAFTA Talks
The Globe and Mail, July 18, 2017

Reichert Opening Statement at Hearing
on the Modernization of NAFTA

House Ways and Means Committee, July 18, 2017

USTR Releases NAFTA Negotiating Objectives
USTR, July 17, 2017

Brady & Reichert Statements on Trump
Administration NAFTA Negotiating Objectives

House Ways and Means Committee, July 17, 2017

Mexico Welcomes U.S. NAFTA Objectives,
Eyes Stronger North America

Reuters, July 17, 2017

U.S. Governors are Wooed on NAFTA
– by Canada and Mexico

Politico, July 15, 2017

U.S. Farm Lobby Turns Up Heat on Trump
Team as NAFTA Talks Near

Reuters, July 13, 2017

Mexico Industry Eyes NAFTA Changes
to Find Common Ground with Trump

Reuters, July 13, 2017

US, Mexico Eye Closer Energy Ties as NAFTA Talks Loom
The Washington Post, July 13, 2017

CalChamber Companies in the News

Almond Market Update: Shipments Reach New Record
Blue Diamond Almonds, July 13, 2017

IBM Delivers First Cognitive Services Platform to Transform Business
IBM, July 12, 2017

Trade Policy

From the White House

President Donald J. Trump Proclaims July 17, 2017, as Made in America Day and this Week, July 16 through July 22, as Made in America Week
July 17, 2017

Readout of the Vice President’s Meeting with Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau
July 14, 2017

President Donald J. Trump Announces Key Additions to his Administration: Dennis Shea of Virginia to be Deputy United States Trade Representative, Geneva Office, with the Rank of Ambassador.
July 11, 2017

Department of Commerce

BEA Releases New Statistics on Foreign Direct Investments Made in the U.S.
July 12, 2017

U.S. Department of Commerce Issues Affirmative Final Antidumping Duty Determinations of Emulsion Styrene-Butadiene Rubber from Brazil, Korea, Mexico, and Poland
July 11, 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). 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 Malaysia Meet Under Trade and Investment Framework Agreement
July 17, 2017

Treasury, USTR Notice of Intent to Sign the Covered Agreement
July 14, 2017

USTR Announce New Trade Allocations for Sugar
July 13, 2017

USTR Calls a Special Session Under the U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement
July 12, 2017

House Ways and Means Committee

Bipartisan House and Senate Trade Leaders Send Letter to USTR Urging Congressional Consultation During KORUS Discussions
July 17, 2017

Department of State

Sixth U.S.-Thailand Strategic Dialogue
July 14, 2017

From the World Trade Organization

Members Reaffirm Commitment to Aid for Trade and the Development Support
July 13, 2017

Trade Facilitation Key to Addressing Needs of Developing Countries
July 13, 2017

Trade Agreements

Egypt, Argentina Discuss Boosting Economic, Trade Cooperation
Xinhuanet, July 17, 2017

Colombian Exports to South Korea Increased by $45 Million USD in First Year of New Free-Trade Agreement
Finance Colombia, July 14, 2017

TPP, the Trade Deal Trump Killed, is Back in Talks Without U.S.
The New York Times, July 14, 2017

India-China Trade Talks Deadlocked
The Hindu, July 13, 2017

U.S. Informs South Korea Plans to Start Talks to Amend Trade Pact
Reuters, July 12, 2017

Merkel Reiterates Support for US-EU Trade Deal
Associated Press, July 11, 2017


Canada-U.S. Softwood Deal May Come Before Nafta Negotiations
AJoT, July 14, 2017

The Trump Vision for America Abroad by Gary Cohn and H.R. McMaster
The New York Times, July 13, 2017

U.S. Prepares New Sanctions on Chinese Firms Over North Korea Ties-Officials
The New York Times, July 13, 2017

U.S. Senate Confirms Businessman Hagerty as Ambassador to Japan
Reuters, July 13, 2017

Europe-Key Partnership for American Prosperity
The Atlantic Council, July 12, 2017

Former White House Economists Urge Trump Not to Impose Emergency Tariffs on Steel Imports
The Los Angeles Times, July 12, 2017

Sources: Cohn is Trump’s Top Candidate to Replace Yellen at Fed
Politico, July 11, 2017


Legislature Approves Cap-and-Trade Extension
CalChamber, July 18. 2017

Extend Cap-and-Trade Program Now to Secure the Future: Jerry Brown
Los Angeles Daily News, July 14, 2017

CalChamber Supports Legislation
Extending Cap-and-Trade Program

CalChamber, July 14, 2017

Carmageddon at the Border? a 57-Hour Closure Planned for Southbound Car Lanes at San Ysidro
San Diego Union Tribune, July 17, 2017

California the World’s Fifth Largest Economy? Look out, Britain
The Sacramento Bee, July 14, 2017

Sacramento Teen Grows Up to Become Mexico’s Consul General in the Trump Era
The Sacramento Bee, July 13, 2017

Trade Helps Keep IE Economy Growing
Los Angeles Daily News, July 13, 2017

NYC-Tested Israeli Diplomat Lands Top Post in S.F.
The Jewish News of Northern California, July 12, 2017

More International Articles

EU and Britain to President Post-Brexit Plan on WTO Membership
Reuters, July 17, 2017

China’s Xi Says to Accelerate Market Opening, Expand Imports
Reuters, July 17, 2017

NAFTA, Trade, Cannabis on Agenda as Premiers Meet in Edmonton This Week
The Globe and Mail, July 16, 2017

Chinese Purchases of Overseas Ports Top $20bn in Past Year
Financial Times, July 15, 2017

EU Automakers Not Fully Sold on Japan Trade Deal
Wards Auto, July 14, 2017

In Shadow of Trump Visit, Franco-German United Front Thrives
AJoT, July 13, 2017

China’s Foreign Trade Gains Steam in H1
XinhuaNet, July 13, 2017

Finally in Writing: U.K. and EU Will Have ‘Financial Settlement’
Bloomberg, July 13, 2017

Launch of the Trump-Moon Era in U.S.-Korea Relations
Council on Foreign Relations, July 12, 2017

E-Commerce Retailers in the USA Want to Expand into Europe
AJoT, July 12, 2017

China’s New Silk Road Encroaches on U.S. Turf in East Europe
AJoT, July 12, 2017

How Brexit is Set to Hurt Europe’s Financial Systems
Reuters, July 12, 2017

After 8 Years of Austerity, Greece Gets EU Budget Approval
Associated Press, July 12, 2017

Russia Calls EU-Ukraine Pact an ‘Exemplary’ Breach of WTO Rules
Reuters, July 11, 2017






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