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Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Featured Headlines


U.S., Mexico Reach Preliminary
Trade Update Agreement

CalChamber, August 28, 2018

Modernizing NAFTA to Be
a 21st Century Trade Agreement

U.S. Trade Representative, August 27, 2018

U.S. and Mexico Strike Preliminary
Accord on NAFTA, But Will Canada Agree?

The Los Angeles Times, August 27, 2018


The California Chamber of Commerce looks forward to learning more details of this agreement, and to a completed trilateral free trade agreement including Canada that allows for certainty for all parties involved and follows the path of Trade Promotion Authority.


Updated U.S. Chamber Tariff Analysis

CalChamber Companies in the News

Nissan Launches China-Focused Electric Car
AP, August 27, 2018

Toyota Wins Port of Long Beach Approval for Fuel Cell Powered Auto Terminal
AJoT, August 24, 2018

Amazon Could be Worth $2.5 Trillion by 2024, Analyst Says
CNBC, August 22, 2018

PepsiCo Enters Into Agreement To Acquire SodaStream International Ltd.
PepsiCo, August 20, 2018

Trade Policy

From the U.S. Department of Commerce

U.S. Department of Commerce Issues Affirmative Preliminary Countervailing Duty Determination of Imports of Certain Steel Wheels from China
August 27, 2018

U.S. Department of Commerce Issues Affirmative Preliminary Antidumping Duty Determination on Cast Iron Soil Pipe from China
August 27, 2018

U.S. Department of Commerce Announces Selection of ZTE Special Compliance Coordinator
August 24, 2018

Remarks by Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at Century Aluminum Smelter in Hawesville, Kentucky
August 22, 2018

Op-Ed: Our National Security Depends on a Healthy Aluminum Industry
August 22, 2018

From the U.S. Trade Representative

Joint Release By USTR Robert Lighthizer And Kenyan Cabinet Secretary For Industry, Trade And Cooperatives, Peter Munya
August 27, 2018

From the U.S. Department of State

Presidential Memorandum on International Postal Practices
August 24, 2018

From the World Trade Organization

China Initiates WTO Dispute Complaint Against Additional US Tariffs on Chinese Imports
August 27, 2018

United States Files Appeal in Dispute with Canada Over US Paper Duties
August 27, 2018

U.S. Blocks WTO Judge Reappointment as Dispute Settlement Crisis Looms
Reuters, August 27, 2018

Trade Agreements


Mnuchin Says Trade Deal
with Canada Possible This Week

Reuters, August 28, 2018

WTAS: Support for President Donald J. Trump’s Trade Announcement with Mexico
White House, August 28, 2018

Remarks by President Trump in Phone Call
with President Peña Nieto of Mexico
on the United States-Mexico Trade Agreement

White House, August 27, 2018

Statement from Vice President Mike Pence
on the United States–Mexico Trade Agreement

White House, August 27, 2018

President Donald J. Trump is Keeping
His Promise to Renegotiate NAFTA

White House, August 27, 2018

Strengthening NAFTA for Agriculture
U.S. Trade Representative, August 27, 2018

Rebalancing NAFTA to Support Manufacturing
U.S. Trade Representative, August 27, 2018

Statement of Secretary Perdue
on U.S.-Mexico Trade Agreement

U.S. Department of Agriculture, August 27, 2018

Brady Statement on U.S.-Mexico Progress on Trade
House Ways and Means Committee, August 27, 2018

Hatch Statement on U.S.-Mexico NAFTA Deal
Senate Committee on Finance, August 27, 2018

Trump and Trade: Why New Deal
Replacing NAFTA is Such a Relief

The San Diego Union Tribune, August 27, 2018

US Softens its Demand for NAFTA ‘Sunset Clause’
CNBC, August 25, 2018

Mexico, U.S. ‘Close’ to Resolving
Bilateral NAFTA Issues

Reuters, August 22, 2018

Mexico’s President Elect Balks at
Including Energy Chapter in New NAFTA

The Wall Street Journal, August 21, 2018

Malaysia to Go Ahead with Asia-Pacific Trade Pact CPTPP, Says PM Mahathir
The Straits Times, August 27, 2018

UK PM May Travels to Three African Nations in Post-Brexit Trade Push
AJoT, August 26, 2018

China Says Agrees with Britain to Discuss ‘Top Notch’ Free Trade Deal
Reuters, August 25, 2018


U.S. to Pay Farmers $4.7 Billion to Offset Trade-Conflict Losses
The Wall Street Journal, August 27, 2018

Peter Navarro Used to Be a Democrat. Now He’s the Mastermind Behind Trump’s Trade War
Time, August 23, 2018


Trump’s Farm Aid ‘Will Fall Far Short,’ But NAFTA News Buoys California Farmers
The Sacramento Bee, August 27, 2018

California Business Roundtable Partners with NASSCOM to Promote Strong Bilateral Trade Engagements Through the Visit of Indian Union Minister for Electronics & Information Technology
CBRT, August 27, 2018

Report Emphasizes Ag Impact on North State Economy
Chico Enterprise-Record, August 21, 2018

More International Articles


USTR Concludes Hearings on Proposed
$200 Billion in China Tariffs

World Trade Online, August 27, 2018

China’s New Currency Policy is a Dovish
Signal in the Trade War, Analysts Say

CNBC, August 27, 2018

U.S.-China Trade War is Poised to Intensify:
‘Both Sides Think They Have the Upper Hand’

CNBC, August 27, 2018

U.S., China Trade Talks End with No Breakthrough
AP, August 24, 2018

U.S., China Raise Tariffs in
New Round of Trade Dispute

The Sacramento Bee, August 23, 2018

China’s Rising Regions Challenge
New York, Texas for Economic Power

Bloomberg, August 22, 2018

Trump Misunderstands Trade, Japan’s Trade Minister Says
CBS News, August 23, 2018

No-Deal Brexit Will Bring Tangle of Red Tape, Britain Warns Companies
Reuters, August 22, 2018

Israeli Economy Continues to Expand
Atid-EDI, August 21, 2018

Chile Economy Posts Biggest Jump in Growth in Six Years
NASDAQ, August 20, 2018




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