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Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Featured Headlines

A Slippery, $39 Billion Slope: New Data
Analysis Makes Case for Trade, Not Aid

US Chamber, July 30, 2018

Trump, European Union Leaders
Pull Back from Trade War

AP, July 26, 2018

CalChamber Companies in the News

Amazon Profit Tops $2 Billion for the First Time
CNN Tech, July 26, 2018

Boeing Reports Strong 2Q18
AJoT, July 25, 2018

Trade Policy

From the White House

President Donald J. Trump’s Administration is Advancing a Free and Open Indo-Pacific
July 30, 2018

Presidential Proclamation to Take Certain Actions Under the African Growth and Opportunity Act and For Other Purposes
July 30, 2018

Remarks by President Trump and President Juncker of the European Commission in Joint Press Statements
July 25, 2018

President Donald J. Trump is Protecting America’s Farmers Against Unfair and Retaliatory Trade Practices
July 25, 2018

From the U.S. Department of Commerce

Statement from U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross on Q2 2018: U.S. Economy Tops 4% GDP Growth in Second Quarter
July 27, 2018

From the U.S. Trade Representative

President Donald J. Trump Upholds AGOA Trade Preference Eligibility Criteria with Rwanda
July 30, 2018

Opening Statement of USTR Robert Lighthizer to the Senate Committee on Appropriations
July 26, 2018

USTR Robert Lighthizer Statement on Agriculture Assistance Against Illegal Trade Retaliation
July 24, 2018

From the U.S. Department of State

Remarks on “America’s Indo-Pacific Economic Vision”
July 30, 2018

From the World Trade Organization

Canada to Host Meeting on WTO Reform, U.S. and China Left Out for Now
Reuters, July 27, 2018

Kazakhstan to Host WTO’s Next Ministerial Conference
July 26, 2018

U.S. and China Clash at WTO Over Ideology, State’s Role
Reuters, July 26, 2018

WTO Chief Sees Trade War Ending in Political Talks
Reuters, July 26, 2018

Monitoring Report Shows Increase of New Trade Restrictions from WTO Members
July 25, 2018

Trade Agreements


U.S. Talks with Mexico on New
NAFTA Near Completion, Ross Says

Bloomberg, July 30, 2018

Canadian Dollar Climbs to Seven-Week
High on NAFTA Optimism, Oil Rally

Reuters, July 30, 2018

Early NAFTA Deal with Mexico
Could Secure Concessions from Canada,
U.S. Trade Representative Says

CBC, July 26, 2018

Mexico’s Incoming Administration
Willing to Offer Flexibility on NAFTA

The Wall Street Journal, July 24, 2018

Japan OK with Britain Joining the TPP
The Japan Times, July 31, 2018

China Opens Door to Post-Brexit Trade Deal
The Times, July 31, 2018

Italy Threatens to Bring Down EU-Canada Free Trade Deal
The Wall Street Journal, July 30, 2018

UN Group to Help Roll Out Regional Trade Deal
Radio New Zealand, July 30, 2018

Kudlow Says Trade Negotiations with the EU to Begin ‘Immediately’
CBS, July 29, 2018

E.U.-Japan Free-Trade Deal Expected to Increase Trade by 18 Percent
Air Cargo World, July 27, 2018

Pacific Alliance Poised to Boost LatAm-China Ties
XinhuaNet, July 25, 2018

Deadlock with EU Frees Mercosur to Pursue Other Trade Deals
Bloomberg, July 24, 2018

Pacific Alliance and Mercosur Start Plans for Free Trade Agreement
Latin Finance, July 24, 2018


Soybean Farmers are Surviving Trump’s Trade War – Even Without his $12 Billion Aid Package
The Washington Post, July 30, 2018

‘Happy with Tariffs’: Steel Industry Emerges as Trade War Winner
CNN, July 30, 2018

U.S. Farmers Could Get Cash Aid by October But Will Not Be Made Whole
Reuters, July 28, 2018

Trade Spat with Mexico Speeds U.S. Decline as Global Wheat Supplier
Reuters, July 26, 2018


California Could See Little of $12 Billion Federal Farm Aid
San Francisco Chronicle, July 25, 2018

More than 400,000 Entrepreneurs Use Bizfile in First Year
CalChamber, July 25, 2018

Positive Fiscal Outlook for California, According to Credit Ratings Agency
Capital Public Radio, July 24, 2018

More International Articles


The Chinese View: Ten Truths
About U.S.-China Trade

The Los Angeles Times, July 31, 2018

Ross Likens U.S.-China Trade
Fight to ‘Painful’ Start of a Diet

Bloomberg, July 30, 2018

Factories Shift Out of China to Avoid Trade War, Boosting Volume for Logistics Firms like Kerry
South China Morning Post, July 30, 2018

China’s Shrinking Trade Surplus
Unlikely to Impress Trump

The Wall Street Journal, July 28, 2018

China Eyes Infrastructure Boost
to Cushion Growth as Trade War Escalates

Reuters, July 26, 2018

U.S. Airlines Set to Change Taiwan
Listings Amid Pressure from China

Politico, July 24, 2018

China to Speed Up US $199 Billion of Domestic Spending to Protect Growth During US Trade War
South China Morning Post, July 24, 2018

Britain Becomes the Economic Black Sheep of G-7 Nations
Bloomberg, July 31, 2018

Major Car Exporters Said to Plan Meeting Amid U.S. Tariff Threat
Bloomberg, July 28, 2018

G20 Agriculture Ministers Slam Protectionism, Pledge WTO Reforms
Reuters, July 28, 2018

U.S.-China Trade Rift Favors Brazil: Minerva CEO
Reuters, July 24, 2018




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