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Tuesday, August 14, 2018

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53 Firefighters from Australia and
New Zealand Arrive in Redding

The Sacramento Bee, August 6, 2018

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Statement by President Donald J. Trump on H.R. 5515, the “John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019”
White House, August 13, 2018


Donald Trump Signs Defense Bill
Imposing Tougher Regulations on
Foreign Investments – Including China

South China Morning Post, August 14, 2018

CFIUS Reform Will Assist in Countering
the Long-Term National Security
Threat that China Poses

The Hill, August 3, 2018

CalChamber Companies in the News

Google Woos Partners for Potential China Expansion
The Wall Street Journal, August 12, 2018

Wells Fargo, Sempra Renewables Boost Clean Energy in Northern California
Wells Fargo, August 8, 2018

Chevron Announces $500,000 for California Fire Relief Efforts
Chevron, August 7, 2018

Walmart and the Walmart Foundation Announce a Commitment of $200,000 for California Wildfire Relief
Walmart, July 31, 2018

Trade Policy

From the White House

President Donald J. Trump Announces Intent to Nominate Personnel to Key Administration Posts (Including Several Ambassadors)
August 13, 2018

Presidential Proclamation Adjusting Imports of Steel Into the United States
August 10, 2018

From the U.S. Department of Commerce

U.S. Department of Commerce Finds Dumping and Subsidization of Imports of Stainless Steel Flanges from India
August 13, 2018

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross Statement on President Trump’s Decision to Impose an Additional Tariff on Imported Steel
August 10, 2018

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross Issues Directive for National Marine Fisheries Service to Facilitate Water Access in California Wildfire Relief Efforts
August 8, 2018

From the International Trade Administration

What Small Businesses Should Know About Tariffs
August 13, 2018

From the World Trade Organization

Trump’s National Security Claim for Tariffs Sets Off Crisis at WTO
The New York Times, August 12, 2018

WTOI Suggests Trade Momentum Softening Further in Third Quarter of 2018
August 9, 2018

Trade Agreements


Tomato Fight Divides Growers in Florida
and the West Coast. Will it Trip Up NAFTA?

The Sacramento Bee, August 13, 2018

Donald Trump: ‘Canada Must Wait’ on Trade Deal,
But Mexican One is Coming Nicely

Global News, August 10, 2018

Canada Sees Return to NAFTA Talks
a U.S.-Mexico Near Auto Deal

AJoT, August 10, 2018

Mexico’s Guajardo Says ‘A Lot’ of Work
Done Through Night on NAFTA

AJoT, August 10, 2018

Towards a New North American Free
Trade Agreement (In Principle)

CATO Institute, August 9, 2018

Malaysia Urged to Withdraw Gracefully from Bad Trade Deal
The Star, August 13, 2018

U.S. Presses for Bilateral Trade Pact While Japan Remains Cautious
Nikkei Asian Review, August 10, 2018

Japan, US to Launch Ministerial-Level Trade Talks
NHK World – Japan, August 8, 2018

We Need a Free Trade Deal with Switzerland
The Heritage Foundation, August 8, 2018


Tariffs Could Slow Exports, Not Just Imports, New York Fed Research Warns
The Wall Street Journal, August 13, 2018

U.S. Takes Trade Fight to Smaller Nations
The Wall Street Journal, August 12, 2018

In Times of Trade War, Companies Get Creative to Avoid Tariffs
AJoT, August 10, 2018

U.S. Stocks Rise on Strong Earnings, Shaking Off Trade Gloom
The Wall Street Journal, August 7, 2018

‘We Are at the Limit’: Trump’s Tariffs Turn Small Businesses Upside Down
The Wall Street Journal, August 8, 2018

America Needs a Blockchain Strategy ASAP
Foreign Policy, August 2, 2018


Trump’s Tariffs are Hurting Our Farmers
The Modesto Bee, August 13, 2018

California Sees China Impact, Soft Job Growth But No Sign of Recession, Say Economists
CNBC, August 10, 2018

Trump Slammed California Farmers with Tariffs. Now He’s Stiffing Them on Aid
The Sacramento Bee, August 9, 2018

More International Articles


USTR Finalizes Second Tranche of Tariffs on
Chinese Products in Response to China’s
Unfair Trade Practices.
The Final List
U.S. Trade Representative, August 7, 2018


Both Sides Can Win the Trade War
The Wall Street Journal, August 13, 2018

China Seeks Influence in Europe,
One Business Deal at a Time

The New York Times, August 12, 2018

Key Cuban Port Undergoes
Revamp with Chinese Help

XinhuaNet, August 11, 2018

U.S. Oil Vanishing from Chinese
Tariffs Reveals America’s Clout

Bloomberg, August 9, 2018

Handling of U.S. Trade Dispute
Causes Rift in Chinese Leadership

Reuters, August 9, 2018

Fish Caught in America, Processed in
China Get Trapped by Trade Dispute

The Wall Street Journal, August 9, 2018

China Announces Date to Match
$16 Billion U.S. Tariffs

Bloomberg, August 8, 2018

India Trade Gap Biggest in Five Years as Rupee Woes Mount
AJoT, August 14, 2018

India Can’t Turn Its Back on Free Trade
Bloomberg, August 13, 2018

Mexico’s Lopez Obrador Pledges More Than $11 Billion for Refineries
Reuters, August 13, 2018

Japan, Not Europe, is Now the Leader of Free Trade
The Washington Post, August 10, 2018

Trump Slaps Steeper Tariffs on Turkey After Currency Freefall
Politico, August 10, 2018

KORUS FTA Doesn’t Protect South Korea from Section 232 Investigations
The Diplomat, August 9, 2018

Chile’s Bachelet Chosen to Be Next U.N. Human Rights Chief
US News, August 8, 2018

Theresa May Planning Cabinet Summit on No-Deal Brexit
Bloomberg, August 8, 2018




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