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Tuesday, August 22, 2017

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US, Canada, Mexico Flags

First Round of NAFTA Negotiations Conclude
CalChamber, August 22, 2017

U.S. Lays Out Ambitious Schedule
for NAFTA Talks as Opening Round Concludes

Los Angeles Times, August 20, 2017

NAFTA 2.0 Press Conference
USTR Youtube, August 16, 2017

First Round of NAFTA Negotiations
Begins Today (Wednesday 8/16)

CalChamber, August 16, 2017

NAFTA: The Hard Work to Modernize
the Agreement Begins Now

Fox News, August 15, 2017

Mexico to Host Second Round
of NAFTA Talks in September

Reuters, August 2, 2017

CalChamber Companies in the News

3M Applies Its Adhesive Know-How to Improve Wearable Medical Devices
3M, August 21, 2017

Cigna Earns “Certified” Status for Both Physician and Hospital Quality from National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA)
Cigna, August 21, 2017

Best Lawyers in America 2018 Edition Honors More Than 200 Littler Lawyers
Littler, August 17, 2017

Trade Policy

From the White House

President Donald J. Trump Announces United States Strikes Deal to Export Pork to Argentina
August 17, 2017

Remarks by the Vice President on Advancing Prosperity
and Economic Growth in the Western Hemisphere

August 16, 2017

Remarks by Vice President Pence to the Argentine
and Latin American Business Community

August 15, 2017

Fact Sheet: President Donald J. Trump Works
to Rebuild America’s Infrastructure

August 15, 2017

From the U.S. Trade Representative

Request for Comment on the Costs and Benefits
to U.S. Industry of U.S. International Government
Procurement Obligations for Report to the
President on “Buy American and Hire American”

from President Trump’s Executive Order
on April 18, 2017.

USTR Lighthizer Statement on the Conclusion
of the Special Session of the US-Korea FTA Joint Committee

August 22, 2017

Trilateral Statement on the Conclusion of NAFTA Round One
August 20, 2017

USTR Announces Initiation of Section 301 Investigation of China
August 18, 2017

USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue and USTR Robert Lighthizer Announce Expanded Access for U.S. Rice Exports to Colombia
August 17, 2017

USTR Lighthizer, Japan Foreign Minister Kono Agree
to Accelerate Bilateral Trade Engagement

August 17, 2017

USTR Announces Special Session
of the U.S.-Korea FTA Joint Committee

August 17, 2017

Opening Statement of USTR Robert Lighthizer
at the First Round of NAFTA Renegotiations

August 16, 2017

Department of State

Remarks With Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland
Before Their Meeting

August 16, 2017

On-The-Record Roundtable Interview With USAID Administrator Mark Green
August 16, 2017

Updated Foreign Direct Investment Statistics

Foreign Direct Investment in the United States 2017
Organization for International Investment

FDI in the US: 2016
Select USA

Statistics on the Activities of US Affiliates of Foreign Multinational Enterprises Now Available for 205, Revised Data Available for 2014
BEA, August 16, 2017

New Foreign Direct Investment in the United States in 2016
BEA, August 2017

Trade Agreements

More on NAFTA

Industry Pushes Cyber Issues in NAFTA
and Upcoming Korea Trade Talks

Washington Examiner, August 20, 2017

U.S. Did Not Detail Request
for Auto Rules of Origin at NAFTA Talks

Reuters, August 19, 2017

Veteran NAFTA Negotiators Likely
to Deflect Political Pressure

Reuters, August 19, 2017

‘Fundamentally Failed’: U.S. Vows Major
Overhaul as NAFTA Talks Formerly Begin

CBC, August 16, 2017

NAFTA Talks Open With Spat Over
How to Resolve Tariff Conflicts

The Wall Street Journal, August 16, 2017

Trudeau Weighs Mexico Visit During Nafta Talks
Bloomberg, August 15, 2017

Address by Foreign Affairs Minister
on the Modernization of NAFTA

Government of Canada, August 14, 2017

Energy & Geopolitics: Mexico and NAFTA
CSIS, August 14, 2017

What the US Wants from NAFTA Talks
The Wall Street Journal, August 13, 2017

India, Canada Free Trade Agreement: After 2-Year Gap,
Both Nations Set to Talk; Here are the Key Challenges

Financial Express, August 21, 2017

Canada Pivots to China for a Possible Free-Trade Deal
as Rows with Trump Grow

South China Morning Post, August 19, 2017

Turkey Ratifies Free Trade Agreement with Singapore
Daily Sabah, August 17, 2017

New Zealand Lawmaker Says Good Chance of Pacific Trade Deal
The Sacramento Bee, August 16, 2017


Lighthizer’s Economics Deficit
The Wall Street Journal, August 21, 2017

New U.S. Ambassador Arrives in Japan
Japan Today, August 18, 2017

Kelly Craft Sworn in as U.S. Ambassador to Canada
CTV News, August 18, 2017

U.S. VP Pence Says U.S. Wants Increased Trade
with Latin America

Reuters, August 17, 2017

Pence Tours Panama Canal as He Wraps Up His Latin America Trip
Associated Press, August 17, 2017

South Korea Lifts Ban on U.S. Poultry, Egg Imports: USDA
Reuters, August 17, 2017

Funding for Freight Transportation Infrastructure Needed
to Keep U.S. Economy Moving

American Journal of Transportation, August 17, 2017

With No U.S.-Canada Deal, Lumber Talks to Run Parallel to NAFTA
Reuters, August 15, 2017


Legislature Returns from Summer
Recess to Consider Job Killer Bills

CalChamber, August 21, 2017

More International Articles

National’s ‘Boldest-Ever’ Trade Policy Just a Wishlist: Labour
New Zealand Herald, August 22, 2017

Crawford Falconer Takes Up Post as UK’s Top Trade Negotiator
BBC, August 21, 2017

Putin Names Hardliner Anatoly Antonov as Russia’s US Ambassador
The Guardian, August 21, 2017

Britain to Boost Trade with Panama, Colombia
XinhuaNet, August 21, 2017

China Expresses ‘Strong Dissatisfaction’ with U.S. Trade Probe
Bloomberg, August 21, 2017

Thailand Economy Grows at Fastest Pace in Over Four Years
American Journal of Transportation, August 20, 2017

UK to Publish Brexit Papers on Goods and Documents
Politico, August 20, 2017

Getting to the Core of Global Inflation
Reuters, August 18, 2017

China is Growing Its Share of Southeast Asia’s Infrastructure Pie
American Journal of Transportation, August 17, 2017

China Warns Washington Against ‘Trade War’
Associated Press, August 17, 2017

Cyberattack Cost Maersk as Much as $300 Million
and Disrupted Operations for 2 Weeks

Los Angeles Times, August 17, 2017

Brazil Farmers Run Out of Space as Bumper Crops Pile Up
Reuters, August 16, 2017

Japan’s Exports Rise in July, Underpin Strengthening Economy
Reuters, August 16, 2017

China Inc. is Still Going Global But the Trophy Days Are Over
American Journal of Trasnportation, August 15, 2017

U.K. Says Physical Irish Border ‘Completely Unacceptable’
Bloomberg, August 15, 2017




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