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Tuesday, August 21, 2018

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US, China, California Flags

CalChamber Welcomes New Consul
General of China in San Francisco

CalChamber, August 21, 2018

US, Japan, California Flags

Japan House Los Angeles Celebrates August Grand Opening of New Cultural Destination
Japan House, July 24, 2018


Visit with Representatives from the Republic
of Tatarstan Promotes Trade and Investment

CalChamber, August 21, 2018

CalChamber Companies in the News

Walmex (Walmart Mexico) to Enter Newly Opened Mexican Retail Fuel Market
Reuters, August 16, 2018

Amazon to Open Colombia Service Center, Employ 600 Workers
Reuters, August 14, 2018

Trade Policy

From the White House

President Donald J. Trump Announces Intent to Nominate, Designate, and Appoint Personnel to Key Administration Posts (Including Ambassadors)
August 16, 2018

From the U.S. Department of Commerce

Remarks by Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at the Business Roundtable and the Evening Reception on the Occasion of the Inauguration of Paraguay President-Elect Mario Abdo Benítez, Asuncion, Paraguay
August 15, 2018

From the U.S. Trade Representative

Public Hearings on Proposed Section 301 Tariff List
August 17, 2018

From the U.S. Department of State

U.S. Delegation Attends the 30th Pacific Islands Forum
August 20, 2018

From the International Trade Administration

Helping Small Business Owners Identify Their Vital Intellectual Property
August 20, 2018

From the World Trade Organization

Turkey Initiates WTO Dispute Complaint Against Additional US Duties on Steel, Aluminum
August 20, 2018

China Initiates Dispute Complaints Against US Solar Cell Duties, Renewable Energy Measures
August 16, 2018

WTO Members Review EU Request for Second Compliance Panel in Airbus Dispute
August 15, 2018

Trade Agreements


How We’ll Assess a New NAFTA
US Chamber, August 20, 2018

U.S. Drops Agriculture Demand from
NAFTA Talks: Mexico Farm Lobby

Reuters, August 19, 2018

U.S. Energy Chief Applauds Mexico’s
Plan to End Fuel Imports

Reuters, August 16, 2018

Top U.S. Trade Official Hopes
for NAFTA ‘Breakthrough’ in Days

Reuters, August 16, 2018

Trump Administration Nearing Deal with Mexico
on Revised NAFTA – But Issues with Canada Remain

Los Angeles Times, August 16, 2018

There’s a Good Chance a NAFTA Deal Will Be
Reached This Month, Mexico Business Envoy Says

Financial Post, August 15, 2018

China Hoping to Secure Free-Trade Agreement
with Canada Amid Rising Tensions with U.S.

Global News, August 20, 2018

Australia Expects Free Trade Deals this Year with Indonesia,
Hong Kong

The Japan News, August 18, 2018

Japan Asks Colombia to Join TPP
NHK, August 16, 2018

Japan and Peru Agree to Seek Early Implementation of TPP
Japan Times, August 15, 2018

Russia, Mexico Work on Package of Important Bilateral Deals
TASS, August 15, 2018


Trump Auto Tariff Timetable Likely to Slip Amid Europe, Nafta Talks
The Wall Street Journal, August 21, 2018

Trump is Preparing to Expand ‘Buy America’ Rules
to Include Government Infrastructure Projects

CNBC, August 15, 2018

‘No One Wins in a Trade War’ Ag Advocates Urge Trump to End Tariffs
The Fresno Bee, August 15, 2018

Traders of the Lost Ark: Rediscovering a Moral and Economic Case for Free Trade
Competitive Enterprise Institute, August 15, 2018


Capitol Weekly’s Top 100 – CalChamber
President & CEO Allan Zaremberg at #8

Capitol Weekly, August 15, 2018

Why Donald Trump’s Trade War May Crush Central Valley Farmers
The San Diego Union-Tribune, August 16, 2018

Port of Oakland Exports Drop as Trade War Escalates
San Francisco Chronicle, August 15, 2018

More International Articles


America’s Top Brands Sweat Next
Step in Trump’s China Trade War

AJoT, August 20, 2018

China Trade War: Where Are We Now?
Forbes, August 19, 2018

More Than Tariffs: China Sees Trade
War as a New US Containment Tactic

South China Morning Post, August 19, 2018

Stocks Jump on Signs China’s
Tired of Losing the Trade War

AJoT, August 16, 2018

Kudlow Says China Shouldn’t
Underestimate Trump on Trade

Bloomberg, August 15, 2018

China, U.S. to Hold Lower-Level
Trade Talks in Late August

Reuters, August 15, 2018

Five Sticking Points Keeping Xi
and Trump From a Trade Deal

Bloomberg, August 15, 2018

Soyabean Ship Saga Tests China’s Stance
on Tariffs

Financial Times, August 15, 2018

Garbage Companies are Refusing Your Recycling.
The Trade War with China Will Make it Worse

San Francisco Chronicle, August 14, 2018

Australia Has a Lot to Lose in the US-China Trade War
CNN, August 21, 2018

Canadian Inflation Accelerates, Lifting Prospects of September Hike
Reuters, August 17, 2018

How Africa’s Historic Free Trade Agreement Will Change
the Continent

Brookings Institute, August 15, 2018

Russia Offers 2.5 Million Acres of Land to Chinese Farmers,
But Will it Ease Beijing’s Soybean Shortage

South China Morning Post, August 15, 2018

Turkey Doubles Tariffs on Some U.S. Imports; Lira Rallies
Reuters, August 14, 2018





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