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Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Featured Headlines

Notice of Intention to Enter Into a Trade Agreement
White House, August 31, 2018

"I have notified the Congress of my intention to
enter into a trade agreement with Mexico —
and with Canada if it is willing, in a timely manner,
to meet the high standards for free, fair,
and reciprocal trade contained therein."


Trump to Test High-Pressure Negotiating
Style as U.S.-Canada NAFTA Talks Resume

The Wall Street Journal, September 3, 2018

Trump says ‘Canada Will Be Out’
Without Fair Deal on NAFTA

The Wall Street Journal, September 1, 2018

CalChamber Companies in the News

Amazon to Launch Food and Drink Sales in Mexico
CNBC, August 30, 2018

Google and Harvard Team Up To Use Deep Learning to Predict Earthquake Aftershocks
The Verge, August 30, 2018

AT&T, Softbox and Merck Test Connected Payloads and Drone Flights to Deliver Medical Supplies in Puerto Rico
AJoT, August 29, 2018

Toyota Investing $500 Million in Uber in Driverless-Car Pact
CNBC, August 27, 2018

Trade Policy

From the White House

Presidential Proclamation Adjusting Imports of Steel into the United States
August 29, 2018

Presidential Proclamation Adjusting Imports of Aluminum into the United States
August 29, 2018

From the U.S. Department of Commerce

U.S. Department of Commerce Issues Affirmative Preliminary Antidumping Duty Determinations on Rubber Bands from China and Thailand
August 30, 2018

Personal Income Rises in July
August 30, 2018

President Trump Signs Proclamation Allowing Steel and Aluminum Product Exclusions for Quota Countries
August 29, 2018

U.S. Department of Commerce Initiates Antidumping Duty and Countervailing Duty Investigations on Certain Steel Wheels 12 to 16.5 Inches in Diameter from China
August 29, 2018

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross Meets with President of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta, Announces Over $850 Million in U.S.-Kenya Commercial Deals and Engagements
August 29, 2018

GDP Increases in Second Quarter
August 29, 2018

From the U.S. Trade Representative

USTR Publishes Agreed Outcomes from US-Korea FTA Amendment and Modification Negotiations
September 3, 2018

USTR Statement on Trade Negotiations with Mexico and Canada
August 31, 2018

From the U.S. Department of State

U.S. Engagement in the Pacific
September 3, 2018

From the House Ways and Means Committee

Brady, Reichert Statements on Trade Notification Letter
August 31, 2018

From the World Trade Organization

WTO Can Reform, Says Chief Azevedo in Response to Trump
Nikkei Asian Review, September 4, 2018

United States Initiates WTO Dispute Complaint Against Russian Duties on US Imports
August 29, 2018

Trump Says He Will Pull U.S. Out of WTO ‘If They Don’t Shape Up’
Bloomberg, August 30, 2018

WTO Chief Calls for Action to Safeguard Global Trade Order
XinhuaNet, August 29, 2018

Trade Agreements


Trump’s Fight with Canada Over
NAFTA Faces New Hurdles

Bloomberg, September 3, 2018

Union Leader Says a New NAFTA
Won’t Work Without Canada

The Wall Street Journal, September 2, 2018

Canada Must Learn from Our History
and Stand Firm on NAFTA

The Globe and Mail, September 2, 2018

U.S.-Canada Trade Talks Continue
In Bid To Update NAFTA

NPR, August 31, 2018

No NAFTA Redo Without Canada
The Wall Street Journal, August 30, 2018

U.S., Canada make late-night
push for NAFTA; no deal yet

Reuters, August 30, 2018

U.S., Canada Say NAFTA Talks on Track
The Wall Street Journal, August 29, 2018

Why Canada’s Exclusion from
US-Mexico Deal Raises Obstacle

AP, August 29, 2018

New NAFTA Could Include Tough Intellectual Property Laws that Canada Fought Against in TPP
Global News, August 28, 2018

Mexico-U.S. Deal Includes Mexican Auto Export Cap
Reuters, August 28, 2018

RCEP Deal Likely Done in November
The Manila Times, September 3, 2018

India, Singapore to Undertake Third Review of Free Trade Pact
The Times of India, August 31, 2018

Australia, Indonesia Wrap Up Talks on Free Trade Agreement
AJoT, August 31, 2018

Brazil Minister Expresses Frustration with EU Side in Mercosur Trade Talks
France 24, August 30, 2018


In a Trade War, Everyone Loses
The Los Angeles Times, September 4, 2018

Trump Cancels Labor Day Plans as Canada, China Trade Fight Looms
Bloomberg, September 3, 2018

Congress, Don’t Let Trump Usurp Your Power Over Trade
The Wall Street Journal, September 3, 2018

Tariffs Stirring Fear at Many U.S. Points of Entry for Imports
AP, August 31, 2018

U.S. Economy Logs Best Performance in Nearly 4 Years
CNBC, August 29, 2018

More International Articles


US-China Trade War Prompts
Rethink on Supply Chains

Financial Times, September 3, 2018

Trump to Back $200 Billion China
Tariffs as Early as Next Week

Bloomberg, August 30, 2018

China Says it Will Move at
Own Pace Despite US Pressure

AP, August 30, 2018

How the US-Mexico Pact
Could Turn Tables on China

Bloomberg, August 28, 2018

UK Has Looked at Economic Impact of Brexit Plans
Reuters, September 4, 2018

EU Says it is Open to More U.S. Beef Imports
The Wall Street Journal, September 3, 2018

Singapore Urges U.S. to Continue to Engage with Southeast Asian Region
Kyodo News, September 1, 2018

EU, Britain Talk Up Chances of Autumn Brexit Deal
Reuters, August 31, 2018

EU Offers to Cut Tariffs on US Cars, Boosting European Auto Stocks
AJoT, August 30, 2018

EU Deeply Disagrees with U.S. on Trade Despite Detente
Reuters, August 30, 2018

Europe Tries to Avoid Crisis as US-China Trade War Grows
AJoT, August 28, 2018

India Plans to Fill Gap Left by US Exports to China
AJoT, August 27, 2018






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