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Tuesday, September 26, 2017

2017 Canada Border Tour

California Chamber of Commerce Vice President of International Affairs Susanne Stirling joined private and public sector leaders from around the United States, and Canadian officials on a tour of the Canadian border for three days last week.

Stirling was invited by the Canadian Consulate in San Francisco to participate in the tour and visited Vancouver and Prince Rupert, both in British Columbia, from September 19-21.

The California delegation is pictured with delegation leader, Consul General Lee, on the ferry to Prince Rupert. (From left to right): Ezrah Chaaban, Chief of Staff, Office of California Senator Bill Dodd; The Honorable Brandon Lee, Consul General of Canada in Seattle; Susanne Stirling, Vice President of International Affairs, CalChamber; Annie Nam, Manager of Goods Movement & Transportation Finance, Southern California Association of Governments; and Tyler Curley, Legislative Deputy, Office of the Mayor of Long Beach.

Stirling chronicled the Canada Border Tour in a three-part blog for the CalChamber. In it, she outlines details regarding border security, supply chain logistics and free trade, and how she gained a deeper understanding of the different ports of entry into Canada (vehicle border checkpoints, seaports, rail stations, airports). This tour was first established after 9/11, and has grown in size and scope.

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Featured Headlines

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of U.S. and California Economy

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Trade Report:
California Exports Slip, Ever So Slightly

CalChamber, September 22, 2017


CalChamber Status Update Report
on Major Legislation for Business

CalChamber Alert, September 22, 2017

CalChamber Companies in the News

Verizon Foundation Commits $1 Million to Support Puerto Rico
in Wake of Devastating Hurricane Maria

Verizon, September 25, 2017

Trade Policy

From the White House

President Donald J. Trump Announces Intent to Nominate Personnel
to Key Administration Posts (including Ambassador to Luxembourg)

September 21, 2017

President Trump Addresses the 72nd United Nations General Assembly
September 20, 2017

From the Department of Commerce

Readout of Secretary Ross’s Meetings with Chinese Officials
During East Asia Travel

September 25, 2017

Trade In Value Added: Declining U.S.-Produced Content
in U.S. Imports from NAFTA

September 22, 2017

From the U.S. Trade Representative

Joint Statement on Upcoming Signature of the Bilateral Agreement Between the European Union and the United States of America on Prudential Measures Regarding Insurance and Reinsurance
September 22, 2017

USTR Announces Second Special Session
of the U.S.-Korea FTA Joint Committee

September 22, 2017

From the World Trade Organization

WTO Upgrades Forecast for 2017 as Trade Rebounds Strongly
September 21, 2017

Trade Agreements

EU-Canada CETA

EU-Canada Comprehensive
Economic and Trade Agreement

European Commission

Landmark CETA Trade Deal Between
Canada and EU Enters into Force

France 24, September 21, 2017



Nafta Negotiators Turn to Thorny
Issue Just as Ministers Arrive

Bloomberg, September 26, 2017

Top U.S. NAFTA Negotiator Sees
No Problem with Pace of Talks

Reuters, September 25, 2017

U.S. to Partially Unveil Key NAFTA
Proposal, Talks Seen Dragging

Reuters, September 24, 2017

A Conversation with Luis Videgaray Caso
on the Future of U.S.-Mexican Relations

Council on Foreign Relations, September 22, 2017

What America Has to Lose by Killing NAFTA
The Sacramento Bee, September 19, 2017


High-Tech Industries:
The Role of FDI in Driving Innovation and Growth

Select USA, September 2017


California Receives Funding
to Boost Small Business Exports

Ag Net West, September 22, 2017

California received a STEP grant award of $500,000,
and when combined with State matching funds, the program will be able to provide over $750,000 in assistance to exporters from this year’s STEP round.

SBA Announces FY 2017 State
Trade Expansion Program (STEP) Awards

FY 2017 (Year 6) STEP Awards

Walters: Despite Liberal California Legislature,
Chamber of Commerce Kills Most ‘Job-Killer’ Bills

The San Jose Mercury News, September 21, 2017

More International Articles

China-U.S. Shared Interests Far Outweigh Differences in Trade Ties:
Premier Li

XinhuaNet, September 25, 2017

Trump’s China Visit Will Help Avoid ‘Trade War, Currency War or Whatever War’ Chinese Ambassador Says
South China Morning Post, September 21, 2017





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