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Featured Headlines

CalChamber Partner in Governor’s Lunch
for Mexico Secretary of Foreign Affairs

CalChamber, September 12, 2017

US, Canada, Mexico FlagsNAFTA Central to U.S. Global Economic Competitiveness, Security
CalChamber, September 12, 2017

CalChamber Companies in the News

Shell and Petrobras Sign Technical Cooperation Agreement to Strengthen Deep Water Partnership
Shell, September 11, 2017

Amazon Opens Search for Amazon HQ2 – A Second Headquarters City in North America
September 7, 2017

Shell Opens First Service Station in Major Mexican Expansion Plan
Shell, September 5, 2017

Trade Policy

From the White House

List of Foreign Ambassadors who Participated in Credentialing Ceremony
September 8, 2017

President Donald J. Trump Announces Key Additions to his Administration (Including Ambassadors to Denmark and Lesotho)
September 7, 2017

Readout of President Donald J. Trump’s Call with President Xi Jinping of China
September 6, 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.
Deadline to submit is Monday, September 18, 2017

USDA, USTR Announce that Vietnam Reopens Market to U.S. DDGS Exports
September 6, 2017

Closing Statement of USTR Robert Lighthizer at the Second Round of NAFTA Renegotiations
September 5, 2017

Trilateral Statement on the Conclusion of the Second Round of NAFTA Negotiations
September 5, 2017

Department of Commerce

U.S. Department of Commerce Initiates Antidumping Duty and Countervailing Duty Investigations of Imports of Stainless Steel Flanges from China and India
September 6, 2017

U.S. Department of Commerce Issues Affirmative Preliminary Antidumping Duty Determinations on Carbon and Alloy Steel Wire Rod from Belarus, Russia, and the United Arab Emirates
September 6, 2017

Department of State

On the Anniversary of the 9/11 Terror Attacks
September 11, 2017

Deputy Secretary Sullivan’s Meeting with Communist Party of Vietnam External Relations Chairman Hoang Binh Quan
September 11, 2017

Joint Statement by the Governments of the United States of America and Kuwait on the Second United States-Kuwait Strategic Dialogue: “Continued Commitment to Long-Term Partnership”
September 8, 2017

U.S. Engagement in the Pacific
September 6, 2017

Office of the Historian, Bureau of Public Affairs Release of Foreign Relations Volumes
September 6, 2017

International Trade Administration

#FDIintheUSA: Nearly 7 Million American Jobs
September 7, 2017

World Trade Organization

DG Azevêdo: China’s Commitment to Openness Will COntinue to Drive the Economy Forward
September 12, 2017

Trade Agreements


Mexican Ambassador:
Relationship with Trump is Improving

The Hill, September 10, 2017

Second Round of NAFTA Talks Ends
with Major Issues Unresolved

Los Angeles Times, September 5, 2017

U.S. to Soften Demands in Ottawa
NAFTA Talks: Former Trade Rep

CTV News, September 5, 2017

U.S. Trade Rep Says in NAFTA Talks
He Keeps Trump’s Views in Mind

Reuters, September 5, 2017



Sources: White House Has Assured Lawmakers
that KORUS Withdrawal is Off the Table

Inside Trade, September 6, 2017

U.S. Trade Representative Looks for
‘Successful’ Discussions with South Korea

Fox Business, September 5, 2017

Congress Warns Trump About Scrapping
South Korea Trade Agreement

Los Angeles Times, September 5, 2017

Priorities for New EU-UK Economic Partnership
US Chamber of Commerce US-UK Business Council, September 2017

EU-Japan FTA Paving the Way: Free Trade Without US Leadership?
EU Bulletin, September 11, 2017

New Zealand Labour Still Wants TPP Part, But Only If it Can Ban Foreign Home Ownership
Reuters, September 11, 2017

Israel and China Sign $300 Million ‘Clean-Tech’ Trade Agreement
Reuters, September 11, 2017

Asia-Pacific Economic Ministers Admit There Will Be No RCEP Agreement by Year-End
Japan Times, September 10, 2017

ASEAN, China’s Hong Kong to Sign Free Trade Agreement in November
Xinhuanet, September 9, 2017

The AEM-USTR Consultations – Joint Media Statement
ASEAN, September 9, 2017

“FTA with India is a Priority for New Zealand.” Says Trade Minister at INZBC Event
Indian Weekender, September 7, 2017

Government to Negotiate New $30 Billion China Free Trade Agreement
TV NZ, September 6, 2017

Canada to Decide on Potential Free Trade Agreement with China this Fall, with Asia Seen as Counterpoint to NAFTA Negotiation
National Post, September 6, 2017


Trump Wants to Restrict Trade and Immigration. Here’s Why He Can’t Do Both.
The Washington Post, September 11, 2017

US Calls Monday Vote on New North Korea Sanctions
The Sacramento Bee, September 8, 2017

Whirpool’s Washer Battle with Samsung, LG Heats up at Trade Hearing
Reuters, September 7, 2017

U.S. Ethanol Industry Asks Trump to Intervene in Brazil Dispute
Bloomberg, September 7, 2017

Softwood Dispute Will Only Push Cost of Rebuilding Houston Higher
CTV News, September 6, 2017

U.S. Services Sector Growth Accelerates; Trade Deficit Edges Up
Reuters, September 6, 2017

Trump’s Looming Trade Crack-Up
The Wall Street Journal, September 5, 2017

U.S. Agriculturel Export Opporutnities in Brazil
USDA Foreign Agricultural Services, September 1, 2017


Mexico Diplomat Meets with California Officials, Immigrants
The Sacramento Bee, September 11, 2017

Closure of Russian Consulate in San Francisco to Impede Mission’s Work – Consul
Sputnik News, September 11, 2017

State Merchandise Exports Slip a Bit in July
The Sacramento Bee, September 7, 2017

Relations Between US & Russia Can Get ‘Much Better’ – California Governor to RT
RT, September 6, 2017

Governor Brown Calls for Deeper Trans-Pacific Collaboration on Climate Change at Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok
Office of Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr., September 6, 2017

More International Articles

China’s Factory Prices Give Global Inflation Unexpected Lift
AJoT, September 11, 2017

China’s Integration into the Global Economy
Global Times, September 11, 2017

Latin America May Be Where Europe’s Trade Luck Runs Out
Politico, September 11, 2017

China Sends One of the West’s Most Critical Materials Soaring
Bloomberg, September 10, 2017

TPP and Global Power
Japan Times, September 8, 2017

Strong Growth in BRICs Countries’ Trade in 2017
Reuters, September 7, 2017

Hurricane Irma Worsens Latin America’s Fuel Supply Crunch
Reuters, September 6, 2017

Mexico Signs E-Commerce Deal with China’s Alibaba Group
Reuters, September 6, 2017

Brazil Inflation Hits New 18-Year Low, Below All Forecasts
Reuters, September 6, 2017

Poland Threatens to Block Part of EU – Canada Trade Deal
Financial Times, September 6, 2017

6 Things to Watch in Trade Policy this Autumn
Politico, September 6, 2017

Trump’s Retro China Trade Tool Has One Huge Advantage Over WTO
Bloomberg, September 6, 2017

Mexico, Russia Eye Energy Trade Relations
UPI, September 5, 2017




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