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Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Featured Headlines

Trade Report: California Exports
Edge Up in Latest Numbers

CalChamber, August 8, 2017

CalChamber Companies in the News

Inspiration Comes to Us in Different Ways
Almond Insights, August 8, 2017

Toyota, Mazda Plan to Invest $1.6 Billion to Build U.S. Plant
AJoT, August 4, 2017

Trade Policy

From the White House

President Donald J. Trump Announces Intent to Nominate Personnel to Key Administration Posts (Ambassadors to Spain/Andorra and South Sudan)
August 3, 2017

President Donald J. Trump Announces Intent to Nominate Jamie McCourt to be Ambassador to the French Republic and Ambassador to the Principality of Monaco
August 3, 2017

President Trump Introduces RAISE Immigration Reform Act
August 2, 2017

President Donald J. Trump Announces Intent to Nominate Personnel to Key Administration Post (including Ambassador to Vietnam)
July 26, 2017

Department of Commerce

Free-Trade is a Two-Way Street by Wilbur Ross
The Wall Street Journal, July 31, 2017

Secretary Ross and Secretary Perry Hail New Coal Deal with Ukraine
July 31, 2017

From the U.S. Trade Representative

USTR Announces Reallocation of Unused FY 2017 World Trade Organization Tariff-Rate Quota Volume for Raw Cane Sugar
July 31, 2017

USTR Announces Revised Fiscal Year 2017 Tariff-Rate Quota Allocations for Raw Cane Sugar
July 31, 2017

Department of State

Australia-Japan-United States Trilateral Strategic Dialogue Ministerial Joint Statement
August 6, 2017

Secretary Tillerson’s Remarks at a Press Availability
August 1, 2017

From the World Trade Organization

World Trade Statistical Review 2017

Trade Profiles 2017

World Tariff Profiles 2017

Trade Indicator Points to Continued Modest Recovery of World Trade in Third Quarter
August 7, 2017

Trade Agreements

NAFTA Update

Trump Nafta Win May Rest on
Helping Mexican Workers Get a Raise

AJoT, August 7, 2017

Mexico to Host Second Round of
NAFTA Talks in September

Reuters, August 2, 2017

NAFTA Negotiations to Include High-Level
Cabinet Dinner, 7 Rounds of Trade Talks

Global News, August 1, 2017

Canada Bolsters U.S.-Based
NAFTA Negotiation Team

CTV News, August 1, 2017

NAFTA 2.0 Needs to Enshrine Investor Protections
The Hill, July 28, 2017

Why Renegotiating NAFTA
Will Expand Economic Growth

The San Diego Union-Tribune, July 27, 2017

NAFTA Can be Reworked Without Hurting Earnings
AJoT, July 27, 2017

Canada’s Trudeau: NAFTA
Dispute Resolution System is Essential

Reuters, July 25, 2017

India Wants Quick Deal on BIMSTEC Free Trade
The Hindu Business Line, August 6, 2017

Free Trade Agreement Between Ukraine and Canada Comes into Force
Ukrinform, August 1, 2017

Britain Eyes Trade Deal with Brazil
EuroNews, August 1, 2017

Mexico: Ratifies Free Trade Agreement with Japan
Business Insider, July 31, 2017

South Korea Names New Trade Minister Amid U.S. Push to Amend FTA
Reuters, July 30, 2017

UK to Tap Mexico After US in Ongoing Post-Brexit Trade Pursuit
CNBC, July 26, 2017


Trump Administration’s Africa Policy in Focus at AGOA Trade Talks
Reuters, August 8, 2017

Trump’s Trade Pullout Roils Rural America
Politico, August 7, 2017

U.S. Trade Deficit Drops 6% in June to 8-Month Low
MarketWatch, August 4, 2017

Democrats Aim to Regain Advantage on Trade from Trump
AP, August 2, 2017

US Plans Trade Probe Over China’s Demands for Tech Transfers
AP, August 2, 2017

Trump to Name California Businesswoman Kelly Roberts Ambassador to Slovenia
NY Mag, August 1, 2017

Trump Close to Decision on Addressing Chinese Trade Practices
Reuters, August 1, 2017

Trump Keeps Obama Mexico Ambassador in Place in First Months
Bloomberg, July 31, 2017

Trump and GOP Leaders Agree to Drop Border-Adjustment Tax from Reform
The Los Angeles Times, July 27, 2017

USTR Lighthizer: Trump Challenging China’s Industrial Policies
Reuters, July 25, 2017


CalChamber Reports on Status of
Major Business Bills at Summer Recess

CalChamber, July 28, 2017

California Exports Rally in June, Top $15 Billion
The Sacramento Bee, August 4, 2017

Dockworkers Union Ratifies Contract Extension, Easing Fears of Another Slowdown
Los Angeles Daily News, August 4, 2017

Port of Oakland Should Gain as China Opens Rice Market to U.S.
AJoT, August 3, 2017

Governor Brown Welcomes Norway to Under2 Climate Coalition
Office of Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr., August 2, 2017

Border Mayors Talk Trade, Border Crossings and the Wall
The San Diego Union-Tribune, July 30, 2017

California Rice Growers Stand to Prosper from China Deal
San Francisco Chronicle, July 29, 2017

More International Articles

Japan Exchange and Teaching Program (JET) celebrates their 30th anniversary.
One of the largest educational and cultural exchange programs of its kind, the JET Program has sent 32,000 young Americans to live and work in local communities. Founded in 1987 by the Government of Japan,
JET builds strong educational and cultural ties
between the United States and Japan.

‘China has Conquered Kenya’: Inside Beijing’s New Strategy to Win African Hearts and Minds
The Los Angeles Times, August 7, 2017

Fifty Years On, Southeast Asia Emerges as Global Growth Leader
AJoT, August 6, 2017

Xi’s Move to Slap North Korea Buys Time with Trump on Trade
AJoT, August 6, 2017

Mercosur Suspends Venezuela, Urges Immediate Transition
Reuters, August 5, 2017

Britain Prepares to Show its Brexit Hand
Politico, August 5, 2017

Vietnam Forecasts Record Foreign Investment of $16 Billion
AJoT, August 4, 2017

Africa: Free Trade Agreements an Opportunity for Africa
All Africa, August 4, 2017

China Tries to Calm U.S. Trade Spat While Readying Riposte
AJoT, August 3, 2017

US Sanctions are ‘Trade War’ on Russia, Says PM Medvedev
BBC, August 3, 2017

Korea’s Exports Surge 20% as Global Demand Supports Growth
AJoT, July 31, 2017

Qatar Launches Wide-Ranging WTO Complaint Against Trade Boycott
Reuters, July 31, 2017

President Xi Says China Loves Peace But Won’t Compromise on Sovereignty
Reuters, July 31, 2017

Amid Brexit Squabbling, PM May’s Spokesman Says EU Free Movement to End in 2019
Reuters, July 31, 2017

US-Mexico Border Mayors Convene Amid High-Stakes Debates
AP, July 27, 2017

Trump Throws Brexit a Lifeline
The Wall Street Journal, July 26, 2017




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