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Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Featured Headlines

US, Canada, Mexico Flags

CalChamber Support for U.S.-South Korea
Free Trade Agreement Reaffirmed

CalChamber, September 5, 2017

Trump’s South Korea Trade Talk is Just That
Bloomberg, September 4, 2017

Trump’s Korean Trade Folly
The Wall Street Journal, September 4, 2017

Trump Preparing Withdrawal from South Korea
Trade Deal, a Move Opposed by Top Aides

Chicago Tribune, September 2, 2017

CalChamber Companies in the News

Verizon Commits $10 Million to Support Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts
Verizon, August 29, 2017

Uber CEO Pick Embraces Job as ‘Opportunity of a Lifetime’
Bloomberg, August 29, 2017

Trade Policy

From the White House

President Donald J. Trump Announces Intent to Nominate Personnel to Key Administration Posts (Including Ambassadors to Germany, India, Switzerland, and others)
September 5, 2017

Readout of President Donald J. Trump’s Call with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada
August 31, 2017

Fact Sheet: President Donald J. Trump Tackles Our Broken Tax System
August 30, 2017

Remarks by President Trump on Tax Reform | Springfield, MO
August 30, 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”
President Trump’s Executive Order on April 18, 2017.

WTO Appellate Body Rejects EU Allegations of Prohibited Subsidies to Boeing In Latest Win for the United States, WTO Appellate Body Rejects EU Prohibited Subsidy Case
September 4, 2017

USTR Robert Lighthizer Statement on the President’s Tax Reform Agenda
August 30, 2017

Department of Commerce

Helping the American Worker Succeed in a Global Marketplace
September 1, 2017

Increased Exports and Consumer Spending Lead to Economic Growth in Second Quarter
August 30, 2017

U.S. Department of Commerce Initiates Antidumping Duty and Countervailing Duty Investigations of Imports of Uncoated Groundwood Paper from Canada
August 30, 2017

Statement from Secretary Wilbur Ross on President Trump’s Tax Reform Plan
August 30, 2017

Department of State

On the President’s Tax Reform Plan
August 30, 2017

Remarks With Mexican Secretary of Foreign Affairs Luis Videgaray Caso Before Their Meeting
August 30, 2017

Secretary Tillerson’s Meeting With Mexican Foreign Secretary Luis Videgaray
August 30, 2017

House Ways and Means Committee

Bipartisan House and Senate Trade Leaders Release Statement Regarding the U.S.-Korea Trade Agreement
September 5, 2017

International Trade Administration

How to Ensure Fast, Reliable Payments on International Transactions
August 31, 2017

From Interaction to Investment: Tools for Success in the U.S. Market
August 29, 2017

World Trade Organization

Appellate Body Issues Report Regarding US Tax Breaks for Civil Aircraft Productions
September 4, 2017

Azevêdo Begins Second Term as Director-General; Sets the Course for MC11 and Beyond
September 1, 2017

WTO Issues Panel Reports on Brazilian Tax Measures and Other Charges
August 30, 2017

DG Azevêdo: Trade Can Help Boost Brazil’s Competitiveness
August 29, 2017

Trade Agreements

Second Round of NAFTA

US, Canada, Mexico Flags

NAFTA Round 2 Closing Remarks
Mexico Secretary of Economy Youtube, September 5, 2017

Latest NAFTA Talks Near End
Without Major Breakthroughs

Bloomberg, September 4, 2017

NAFTA Talks Progress on Energy, Telecoms, Customs: Lobby Group
Reuters, September 4, 2017

The Auto Industry is a Major
Obstacle to Trump’s NAFTA Deal

Fortune, September 4, 2017

NAFTA Envoys Lay Out Proposals,
Try to Block Trump Noise

Reuters, September 1, 2017

NAFTA Negotiations: What’s at Stake
in the Second Round

New York Times, September 1, 2017

Mexico, Canada to Stay in NAFTA
Even if U.S. Leaves: Minister

Reuters, August 31, 2017

Trump Has Leverage Over Mexico
and Canada as NAFTA Talks Start

The Sacramento Bee, August 30, 2017

Japan, U.S. to Set Up Working-Level Talks on Trade, Infrastructure
Japan Today, September 4, 2017

Salvaging the TPP to Further Open Trade in the 21st Century
The Straits Times, September 2, 2017

AmCham Wants Duterte, Trump to Jump-Start FTA
Business Mirror, August 31, 2017

Trump Officials Have Given Australia Tacit Approval on TPP, Obama Economist Says
The Guardian, August 30, 2017

May to Press Japan on its EU Trade Deal in Hopes for a Model for UK
The Guardian, August 30, 2017


Travel: America’s Unsung Hero of Job Creation
Travel is fundamental to the American way of life; Americans took 2.2 billion person trips in 2016. Travel is equally essential to the American economy and an indispensable source for job creation. Travelers spent $990 billion in 2016, of which 16 percent was spent by international visitors. This spending directly supported 8.6 million jobs in the travel industry and a total of 15.3 million jobs in all sectors across America.
Jobs Report - US Travel, August 28, 2017

Trump Ends DACA, Calls on Congress to Act
NPR, September 5, 2017

Trump, Mattis, Mnuchin Warn North Korea of ‘Overwhelming’ Military Response, Halted Trade
Fox News, September 3, 2017

US Lines Up North Korea Expert as Ambassador to Seoul
The Guardian, August 30, 2017

Why Trump’s Threat to Withdraw from NAFTA is an Empty One
The Los Angeles Times, August 30, 2017

Trump Pushes Tax Overhaul, Says It’s ‘Badly Needed’
The Sacramento Bee, August 30, 2017


Capitol Weekly’s Top 100 List – 2017
(featuring CalChamber CEO Allan Zaremberg at #10)

Capitol Weekly, August 30, 2017

Russian Diplomats Shut Down SF Consulate in Response to U.S. Order
SF Gate, September 2, 2017

Governor Brown to Attend Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok Next Week
Office of Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr., August 31, 2017

Jerry Brown Headed to Russia
The Sacramento Bee, August 31, 2017

More International Articles

Introducing the Transnational Alliance to Combat Illicit Trade
September 2017

Liam Fox: Britain Does Not Have Capacity to Strike Trade Deals Now
Politico, September 4, 2017

Xi Urges BRICS Grouping to Push for More ‘Just’ International Order
Reuters, September 4, 2017

China, Brazil Spark Global Trade War Over Biofuels
Washington Times, September 4, 2017

Trump’s Mutiny Against Trade Has Some Countries Worried About Their National Security
CNBC, September 1, 2017

Brazil’s Temer in China Amid Push for Investment
The Sacramento Bee, September 1, 2017



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