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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

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CalChamber Urges Quick Renegotiation
of Trade Agreements to Help Economy

CalChamber, July 25, 2017

Submit your comments by
11:59 p.m. (EDT) on July 31, 2017.

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

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).

CalChamber Companies in the News

Sharp Medical Groups Recognized for “Elite Care” for Eighth Year
Sharp, July 20, 2017

Jeff Dern Wins CFO of the Year Award
Pride Industries, July 14, 2017

Trade Policy

From the White House

President Donald J. Trump Announces Key Additions to his Administration (including Ambassadors to the Netherlands and Bahrain)
July 24, 2017

President Donald J. Trump Announces Key Additions to his Administration (including Ambassadors to Afghanistan, Mauritania and Haiti and a Deputy USTR)
July 20, 2017

President Donald J. Trump Announces Key Additions to his Administration (including Ambassador to Timor-Leste)
July 19, 2017

President Donald J. Trump Announces Intent to Nominate Personnel to Key Administration Posts (including Ambassador to Russia)
July 18, 2017

Department of Commerce

U.S. Department of Commerce Issues Affirmative Final Anti-dumping Duty Determination on Steel Concrete Reinforcing Bar From Taiwan
July 21, 2017

From Made in America to the World
July 21, 2017

Statement From Secretary Ross And Secretary Mnuchin Following The U.S. – China Comprehensive Economic Dialogue
July 19, 2017

From the U.S. Trade Representative

Joint Release by USTR Ambassador Lighthizer and UK International Trade Secretary Dr. Liam Fox
July 24, 2017

USTR Announces First Round of NAFTA Negotiations
July 19, 2017

House Ways and Means Committee

Congressional Leaders Letter to the US International Trade Commission Concerning the Miscellaneous Tariff Bill Process
July 21, 2017

Department of State

Joint Statement of the Japan-U.S. Cyber Dialogue
July 24, 2017

State Department Release Country Reports on Terrorism 2016
July 19, 2017

U.S. Announces New Iran-Related Sanctions
July 18, 2017

From the International Trade Administration 

ITA’s Strategic Partnerships Helping eCommerce Firms Sell More Online, Overseas
July 25, 2017

From the World Trade Organization

WTO Members Record Lowest Monthly Average in New Trade Restrictions Since 2008
July 24, 2017

Goods Negotiations Restart, Members Divided on Transparency Proposal
July 21, 2017

WTO Members Review Practices for Improving Dispute Proceedings
July 20, 2017

Trade Agreements

UK and US to Start Talks on Post-Brexit Trade Deal
BBC News, July 24, 2017

US Trade Deficit with Korea Not Result of FTA
The Korea Herald, July 24, 2017

‘Paperless Trade’ Agreement Signing in August
Dawn, July 23, 2017

Mercosur Members, Colombia Reach Trade Deal on Cars, Other Products
NASDAQ, July 21, 2017

The TPP 11 Agrees to Move Forward with Minimal Tweaks
Nikkei Asian Review, July 20, 2017

Britain’s Fox Says UK-EU Trade Deal ‘Easiest in Human History’ Sterling Falls
Reuters, July 20, 2017

Mercosur-Egypt Trade Agreement to be Ratified
Middle East Monitor, July 20, 2017

China Portrays US Trade Talks in Glowing Light
The Wall Street Journal, July 20, 2017

Turkey and Thailand Start Free Trade Agreement Talks
AA, July 19, 2017

U.S., Canada, Mexico Agree on Fast-Paced NAFTA Talks
Reuters, July 19, 2017

Decision on TPP Likely at APEC Meeting in November
Today Online, July 19, 2017

China Border Tensions Cloud Asia Trade Pact Talks in India
Bloomberg, July 18, 2017


Trump Praises Work on British Trade Deal, Says EU ‘Protectionist’
Reuters, July 25, 2017

NAFTA Modernization Moves Forward
US Chamber of Commerce, July 24, 2017

Trump County Republican Proposes Free-Trade Deal with Turkey
The Washington Examiner, July 24, 2017

Trump Expected to Pick Palm Springs Diplomat and Pundit as Ambassador to Germany
Desert Sun, July 20, 2017

Revisiting NAFTA: Ronald Reagan on Free Trade in North America
The Daily Signal, July 20, 2017

Trump’s NAFTA Could be Big Win for Amazon, E-Commerce
CNN Money, July 20, 2017

Trump’s NAFTA Stakes
The Wall Street Journal, July 20, 2017

U.S. Walks Fine Line on Trade Talks with China
The Wall Street Journal, July 18, 2017


Gov. Jerry Brown Signs Climate Change Legislation to Extend California’s Cap-and-Trade Program
Los Angeles Times, July 25, 2017

Rice Growers in Sacramento Valley Could Export Product to China
Capital Radio, July 24, 2017

Cap-and-Trade Deal Also Cut Taxes
CalChamber, July 20, 2017

Plan Calls for L.A., Long Beach Ports to Go to Zero-Emissions Technology; Cost Could Hit $14 Billion
Los Angeles Times, July 19, 2017

Port of Los Angeles Ends Fiscal Year with Western Hemisphere Record Volumes of 9.2 Million TEUS
AJoT, July 18, 2017

More International Articles

South Korea Responds to U.S. Offer to Discuss Trade Pact Changes
Morning Star, July 24, 2017

This Obscure Nafta Chapter Could Be Canada’s Deal-Breaker Again
Bloomberg, July 24, 2017

British Lawmakers Seek Way for Banks to Keep EU Access After Brexit
Reuters, July 24, 2017

Mexico Suggests Solution to US Trade Deficit: More Cross-Border Commerce
The Wall Street Journal, July 22, 2017

Mexico Economy Minister Eyes Multiple Rounds of NAFTA Talks
Reuters, July 22, 2017

Ecuador Confirms Final Removal of Import Surcharges
World Trade Organization, July 21, 2017

EU Trade Deal, Venezuela at Top of Mercosur Summit Agenda
Buenos Aires Herald, July 21, 2017

France Says ‘We Want Our Money Back’ as Brexit Talks Crawl On
Bloomberg, July 20, 2017

WTO Better for Solving U.S. Trade Spats Than NAFTA Tool-Mexico Minister
The New York Times, July 20, 2017

China Announces Import Ban on 24 Types of Solid Waste
Xinhuanet, July 20, 2017

Asia-Pacific Nations to Discuss Ecomm for Regional Pact
The Economic Times, July 19, 2017






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