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Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Featured Headlines

Statement from the President
Regarding Additional Tariffs on China

Politico, September 17, 2018

Trump Announces Tariffs
on $200B of Chinese Goods

Politico, September 17, 2018


CalChamber Special Quarterly
Economic Advisory Council Report:
U.S. Economic Expansion Continues,
But Growth Surge May Be Temporary

CalChamber, September 14, 2018

CalChamber Companies in the News

Citigroup Plans to Nearly Double Brazil-Focused Private-Banker Team
Gulf Times, September 13, 2018

Disney Appoints Former US Trade Rep Michael Froman
to Board of Directors

SF Gate, September 13, 2018

Walmart to Acquire Delivery Company Cornershop in Mexico
and Chile for $225 Million

MarketWatch, September 13, 2018

Google to Invest $140 Million to Expand Data Center in Chile
Reuters, September 12, 2018

Trade Policy

From the White House

President Donald J. Trump Signs H.R. 4318
(Miscellaneous Tariff Bill Act of 2018) into Law

September 13, 2018

President Donald J. Trump Announces Intent to Nominate
and Appoint Personnel to Key Administration Posts (Including Representative to the OECD)

September 13, 2018

From the U.S. Department of Commerce

Gross Domestic Product by Metropolitan Area, 2017
September 18, 2018

U.S. Department of Commerce Issues Affirmative Preliminary Countervailing Duty Determination on Quartz Surface Products from China
September 17, 2018

From the U.S. Trade Representative

U.S. Timber Committee Responds to Peru’s Timber Verification
September 18, 2018

USTR Finalizes Tariffs on $200 Billion of Chinese Imports
in Response to China’s Unfair Trade Practices

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September 17, 2018

Opening Statement of Ambassador Gregory F. Doud Before
the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry

September 13, 2018

USTR and Bangladesh Hold 4th Trade and Investment Cooperation Forum Agreement Council Meeting
September 13, 2018

Delegation from US Trade Representative Office Visiting Taiwan
Taiwan News, September 13, 2018

Deputy USTR Shea to Represent U.S.
at G20 Trade Ministers Meeting

Reuters, September 12, 2018

Japan’s Motegi, USTR Lighthizer Likely to Hold Trade Talks
on September 21

Reuters, September 11, 2018

From the U.S. Department of State

U.S. Delegation to the G-7 Environment, Energy,
and Oceans Ministerial in Halifax

September 17, 2018

International Day of Democracy
September 15, 2018

From the House Ways and Means Committee

Brady Statement on Administration’s Tariff Announcement
September 17, 2018

Brady Statement on MTB Becoming Law
September 13, 2018

From the World Trade Organization

G20 Trade Ministers Say WTO Reform ‘Urgent’
As New Trump Tariffs Loom

CNBC, September 15, 2018

DG Azevêdo Welcomes G20 Focus on Improving the WTO
to Meet “Current and Future Challenges”

September 14, 2018

Canada Requests Consultations with China on Compliance
with Paper Duties Ruling

September 12, 2018

Canada Pushes Alliance to Buffer WTO Against US Protectionism
Bloomberg, September 11, 2018

China is Set to Ask the WTO for Permission to Impose Sanctions on the US
CNBC, September 11, 2018

Trade Agreements


EU Rushes Out Proposals for WTO
Revamp Amid Trump Trade Pressure

Bloomberg, September 18, 2018

European Commission Presents
Comprehensive Approach for the
Modernization of the World Trade Organization

European Commission, September 18, 2018

European Commission Concept
Paper on the WTO Reform

European Commission, September 18, 2018



U.S.-Canada NAFTA Talks Are Poised
to Come to a Head this Week

Financial Post, September 17, 2018

Who Has the Leverage at the
Nafta Table? It’s Not Just Trump

Bloomberg, September 13, 2018

Trump Plans to Rebrand NAFTA, Warns Canada
The Wall Street Journal, September 13, 2018

Spuds Become Latest Trade Irritant as U.S. Senator Calls for Probe of Alleged Canadian Potato Dumping
National Post, September 13, 2018

Mexico Goes to US to Advance
NAFTA Deal With or Without Canada

AJoT, September 12, 2018

Canada Ready to Allow U.S.
Dairy Access in NAFTA Talks

Reuters, September 11, 2018

C$ Strengthens on NAFTA Trade Deal Optimism
NASDAQ, September 11, 2018

Japan and Chile Eye Cooperation Over Implementation
of Trans-Pacific Partnership

The Japan Times, September 18, 2018

Chile Backs S. Korea’s Bid for Pacific Alliance Trade Group
Yonhap News, September 12, 2018

EU’s Juncker Eyes Africa Free Trade Pact
Reuters, September 11, 2018

Pacific Trade Pact Set to Pass Parliament
The Australian, September 11, 2018


Rep Garamendi Warns U.S. is Vulnerable
to Russian Polar Dominance of Sea Lanes

American Journal of Transportation, September 18, 2018

Former Obama Administration Official:
Trump is Addressing ‘Longstanding’ Trade Issues

CNBC, September 16, 2018

U.S. Import Prices Post Largest Drop
in More Than One-and-a-Half Years

Reuters, September 14, 2018

Trade Damage Estimation for the Market Facilitation Program
and Food Purchase and Distribution Program

USDA, September 13, 2018

Some U.S. Businesses Postponing Investment Due to Trade Concerns
Reuters, September 12, 2018

Trump’s Tariffs Spark Industry Campaign to De-Escalate Trade War
American Journal of Transportation, September 12, 2018

Steelworkers Demand Higher Pay as Tariffs Lift Profits
The Wall Street Journal, September 11, 2018

As Trump Embraces More Tariffs,
U.S. Business Readies Public Fight

Reuters, September 11, 2018


Governor Brown Signs Sister State Agreement
with Baden-W├╝rttemberg, Germany

Office of Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr., September 15, 2018

Can Southern California’s Electric Bike Companies Survive Trump’s Tariffs?
The Orange County Register, September 12, 2018

Governor Brown Meets with International Climate Leaders
on Eve of Global Climate Action Summit

Office of Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr., September 11, 2018

More International Articles


Alibaba’s Ma Warns U.S.-China
Trade War Could Last 20 Years

American Journal of Transportation, September 18, 2018

Beijing Likely to Cancel Trade War Talks
After Donald Trump Ups the Ante
with Tariffs on US $200 Billion of Goods

South China Morning Post, September 18, 2018

5 Ways Trump Tariffs on $200B
in China Goods Could Be Felt

The Sacramento Bee, September 18, 2018

China Strikes $60 Billion of U.S.
Goods in Growing Trade War

Bloomberg, September 17, 2018

U.S. and China Ramp Up Trade Threats
The Wall Street Journal, September 16, 2018

If Trump Slaps Tariffs on More Chinese Goods,
U.S. Shoppers Will Pay the Price

Los Angeles Times, September 14, 2018

China Says World Trade System
Not Perfect, Needs Reform

Reuters, September 13, 2018

It’s Not Just the US: Around the World,
Doors are Shutting on Chinese Investment

South China Morning Post, September 13, 2018

U.S. Proposing New Round
of Trade Talks with China

The Wall Street Journal, September 13, 2018

Trump Says He Feels ‘No Pressure’
To Make China Trade Deal

American Journal of Transportation, September 13, 2018

Beijing is Holding Firm, But Many Chinese Firms Acknowledge They’re Worried About the Trade War
CNBC, September 12, 2018

EU Leaders to Tackle Brexit, Migration Failures at Summit
The Sacramento Bee, September 18, 2018

UK Leader Warns Rebels: It’s My Brexit Agreement or No Deal
The Sacramento Bee, September 17, 2018

G20 Ministerial Statement:
Trade and Investment Ministerial Meeting

G20, September 14, 2018

Trade War Ripples Are Expected Throughout Southeast Asia
CNBC, September 14, 2018

Trade Tensions May Complicate Delicate Security Environment
in Indo-Pacific

U.S. Naval Institute News, September 13, 2018

Nigeria, China MoU Will Create New Opportunities
for Both Countries

Vanguard, September 13, 2018

The Trump Administration Joins China-Taiwan Feud
in Latin America

Axios, September 12, 2018

EU Expects US Metal Tariffs to Continue Into 2019
American Journal of Transportation, September 12, 2018





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