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Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Featured Headlines


CalChamber Reaffirms Support for KORUS
as President Trump Signs Revised Deal

CalChamber, September 25, 2018

Trump Signs Revised Korean Trade Deal
The New York Times, September 24, 2018

CalChamber Companies in the News

Boeing Delivers First 787 Dreamliner for Shanghai Airlines
AJoT, September 24, 2018

PepsiCo and The PepsiCo Foundation Have Invested a Total of USD 7 Million Dollars in Access to Nutrition Programs in Latin America and the Caribbean
PepsiCo, September 24, 2018

Trade Policy

From the White House

Joint Statement on the United States-Korea Free Trade Agreement
September 24, 2018

President Donald J. Trump Announces Intent to Nominate Personnel to Key Administration Posts (Including Director of the USTDA)
September 19, 2018

From the U.S. Department of Commerce

U.S. Department of Commerce Establishes Improved Procedures for Section 232 Steel and Aluminum Exclusion Requests
September 20, 2018

Remarks by Secretary Wilbur L. Ross on Capitol Hill for the Release of the Outdoor Recreation Satellite Account Data
September 20, 2018

From the U.S. Trade Representative

USTR Announces FY 2019 WTO Tariff-Rate Quota Allocations for Refined and Specialty Sugar and Sugar-Containing Products
September 24, 2018

USTR Statement on Meeting of the Global Forum on Steel Excess Capacity
September 20, 2018

U.S. Timber Committee Responds to Peru’s Timber Verification
September 19, 2018

From the U.S. Department of State

Previewing Sanctions Under Section 231 of the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act of 2017 (CAATSA)
September 20, 2018

From the House Ways and Means Committee

Brady, Reichert Statements on KORUS Agreement
September 24, 2018

From the World Trade Organization

Full-Blown Trade War Would Cost Jobs, Growth and Stability: WTO’s Azevedo
Reuters, September 25, 2018

European Union Files Appeal in Dispute with Russia Over Energy Sector Measures
September 21, 2018

The Bahamas Reactivates WTO Accession Process with a View to Secure Membership by 2019
September 21, 2018

WTO Members Clamor for More Clarity on U.S. Farm Spending
Reuters, September 20, 2018

WTO Members Review Two Regional Trade Agreements Covering Africa, the Caribbean and the EU
September 18, 2018

Trade Agreements


How Trump Split Mexico
and Canada in NAFTA Talks

Reuters, September 25, 2018

U.S. is Getting ‘Very, Very Close’ to
Moving Ahead on a Trade Deal Without Canada

CNBC, September 21, 2018

Mexico Will Seek Deal with Canada
if NAFTA Talks Fail: Lopez Obrador

Reuters, September 21, 2018

Canadian Officials are Mulling an Attack
on U.S. Pharma, Says Ottawa Lawyer

Yahoo, September 19, 2018

NAFTA Deal Unlikely This Week, Raising Tariff Fears
Bloomberg, September 18, 2018

Canada’s Trudeau Under Growing
Pressure to Get NAFTA Deal Done

Reuters, September 18, 2018

U.S. Business Groups Urge Trump
to Keep Canada in NAFTA

The Wall Street Journal, September 18, 2018

Trump Pursues Trade Deals in Asia, Europe Amid Frostiness with China
The Wall Street Journal, September 25, 2018

EU-India “Fully Committed” to Move Forward on Free Trade Pact
Economic Times, September 23, 2018

TPP Being Reconsidered by Trump Administration
Hoosier Ag Today, September 23, 2018

China, Japan and South Korea Aim to Speed Up Talks on Free-Trade Agreement to Counter US Tariffs
South China Morning Post, September 22, 2018

EU and Mercosur to Re-Initiate Free-Trade Talks Next Week
ICIS, September 21, 2018

Japan-U.S. Trade Talks to Be Delayed After New U.S. Tariffs on China
Japan Today, September 19, 2018

Turkey Hopes to Sign Free Trade Deal with Japan by 2019, Minister Says
Daily Sabah, September 20, 2018

India, U.S. Closing In On Package Deal to Remove Trade Irritants
Reuters, September 18, 2018

A New Approach to EU-US Trade: Less is More
Politico, September 17, 2018

The Ideal U.S.-U.K. Free Trade Agreement: A Free Trader’s Perspective
Center for Policy Studies, September 2018


Some Farmers Worry Trump’s Bailout Checks Won’t Be Enough
AP, September 24, 2018

Foreign Direct Investment in the United States
Organization for International Investment, September 24, 2018

Issa Appointment Could Give Trump an Able Trade War Ally
The San Diego Union-Tribune, September 22, 2018

‘This Could Be Catastrophic’: Small Businesses Say New Tariffs Will Make it Even Harder to Compete
The Washington Post, September 20, 2018

U.S. Chamber Chief Says Trump Can Still Avoid a Damaging Trade War
Reuters, September 19, 2018

Trump Nominates Retiring Rep. Darrell Issa to Run Trade Agency
KPBS, September 19, 2018

U.S. Companies Repatriated $169.5 Billion in Second Quarter
Bloomberg, September 19, 2018


California received a $650,000 STEP grant award,
an increase from last year’s $500,000 STEP
award. When combined with State resources,
this will provide $999,999 in total export development assistance to California small business exporters!

SBA Announces FY 2018 State Trade
Expansion Program (STEP) Awards

PR Newswire, September 14, 2018

Governor Brown to Open Climate Week NYC with Heads of State, UNFCCC Executive Secretary Tomorrow
Office of California Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr., September 23, 2018

California Farmers are Trade-War Casualties
The Wall Street Journal, September 19, 2018

More International Articles


U.S.-China Trade War Draws Rebuke
From World Leaders at UN Event

Bloomberg, September 24, 2018

Trade War Reality Sets in as U.S.
and China Stick to Their Guns

Bloomberg, September 23, 2018

Trump is Denying Product Exclusions
from New China Tariffs

Bloomberg, September 20, 2018

China Plans Broad Import Tax Cut
as Soon as October

Bloomberg, September 19, 2018

WTO Head Offers to Mediate Between
China and US Over Trade War

The Guardian, September 19, 2018

China’s Premier Appeals for
Free Trade Amid Tariff Battle

AP, September 19, 2018

China Updates WTO Challenge
to Reflect Trump’s Latest Tariffs

Bloomberg, September 18, 2018

China Says Won’t Weaken Currency
to Boost Exports, as U.S. Tariffs Mount

Reuters, September 18, 2018

The Missing China Trade Strategy
The Wall Street Journal, September 18, 2018

It’s Not Too Late to Prevent a Russia-China Axis
The Atlantic, September 14, 2018

EU Takes Action Against UK Over Customs Duties
The Sacramento Bee, September 24, 2018

Reminder to Shinzo Abe: The Economy is Your Legacy
Bloomberg, September 23, 2018

Japan Uneasy Over Trump Pressure on Auto as Summit, Trade Talks Loom
Reuters, September 20, 2018

EU Pushes October Brexit Agreement, Threatens No Deal
Reuters, September 19, 2018

Japan’s Abe Re-Elected as Party Head, to Stay on as PM
The Sacramento Bee, September 20, 2018

Commitment to Development Index 2018
Center for Global Development, September 2018





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