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Tuesday, October 10, 2017

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10th Anniversary Edition – Trade Update

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Ten years ago, on October 1, 2007, the
California Council for International Trade (CCIT) merged with the California Chamber of Commerce International Trade Committee to create the
CalChamber Council for International Trade,
which expands California’s voice on trade.

Please visit the CalChamber’s “History of the CCIT.”

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Susanne Stirling, Vice President, International Affairs
Nikki Ellis, Assistant, International Affairs

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Ann Amioka, Vice President, Communications
Steve Dormann, Web Managing Editor
Sara Espinosa, Publications Editor
Neil Ishikawa, Art Director
Cheryl O’Neal, Communications Assistant

CalChamber Companies in the News

GM to Combine Asian, Latam Operations as it Ramps Up Electric
Reuters, October 3, 2017

Trade Policy

From the White House

Trump Administration Immigration Policy Priorities
October 8, 2017

President Donald J. Trump Announces Intent to Nominate Personnel to Key Administration Posts (including the ExIm Bank)
October 3, 2017

From the U.S. Department of Commerce

U.S. Department of Commerce Issues Affirmative Preliminary Antidumping Duty Determination on Imports of 100- to 150-Seat Large Civil Aircraft From Canada
October 6, 2017

U.S. Department of Commerce Releases Report on Streamlining Government Permitting and Reducing Unnecessary Regulations on the Domestic Manufacturing Industry
October 6, 2017

U.S. Department of Commerce Issues Affirmative Preliminary Antidumping Duty Determinations of Silicon Metal from Australia, Brazil and Norway
October 5, 2017

U.S. Department of Commerce Defers the Issuance of the Preliminary Antidumping Duty Determination on Aluminum Foil from the People’s Republic of China
October 5, 2017

From the U.S. Trade Representative

Joint Statement on the United States-Singapore Free Trade Agreement Environment Chapter Meeting
October 5, 2017

USTR Lighthizer Statement on the Conclusion of the Second Special Session of the U.S.-Korea FTA Joint Committee
October 4, 2017

From the International Trade Administration

FDI Strengthens America’s High-Tech Competitiveness
October 5, 2017

From the World Trade Organization

India to Push ‘Permanent Solution’ for Food Security at WTO Marrakesh Meet
The Hindu Business Line, October 8, 2017

Russia Suggest Setting Up E-Commerce Working Group in WTO
TASS Russian News Agency, October 9, 2017

Trade Agreements


U.S. Chamber Warns of 'Existential Threat' to  NAFTA
Reuters, October 10, 2017

Canada’s Trudeau to Tell Trump:
We’re Not Your Problem at NAFTA

Reuters, October 10, 2017

Shaky NAFTA Deal Threatens
Navistar’s Mexico-Made Exports to World

Reuters, October 8, 2017

Congressional Delegation Comments
on Agriculture NAFTA Meetings in Ottawa

October 7, 2017

Mexican Senators Lay Out Six ‘Red Lines’
for Nafta Renegotiation

The Wall Street Journal, October 5, 2017

U.S. to Present Dairy Demands
at Next Round of NAFTA Talks

CBC News, October 5, 2017

Mexico Economy Minister Downplays
Trade Deficits Ahead of NAFTA Talks

Reuters, October 3, 2017

Britain Could Join Trans-Atlantic Trade Alliance Bigger Than the EU if There is No Deal on Brexit
The Telegraph, October 10, 2017

Canada Initiates Stakeholder Consultations on a New Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement
Lexology, October 9, 2017

EU Pivots East as Free Trade Deal with US Stalls
Newsline, October 6, 2017

U.S. Wins South Korea’s Agreement to Amend Free-Trade Deal
Bloomberg, October 4, 2017

Trump Aides Set to Push South Korea to Buy More American Cars
Bloomberg, October 3, 2017

Japanese Eager for Trans-Pacific Partnership with All Eyes, Including Theirs, on NAFTA
National Post, October 3, 2017


Imports Set a Second Record High as Retailers Prepare for Busy Holiday Season
AJoT, October 10, 2017

U.S.-Turkey Dispute Poses Serious Threat to Trade, Group Warns
Bloomberg, October 9, 2017

AGOA: The U.S.-Africa Trade Program
Council on Foreign Relations, October 9, 2017

Joint Statement: Wheat Growers Call for New Trade Agreements
Wheat World, October 5, 2017

US Trade Deficit Narrows to $42.4 Billion in August
The Sacramento Bee, October 5, 2017

Much More Than Washing Machines at Stake in a Trade Case That Could Test Trump’s Agenda
The Los Angeles Times, October 5, 2017

Trade in Focus at Hearing for Trump’s Nominee as Ambassador to India
Reuters, October 3, 2017

Letter to the President from American Farmers and Food Manufacturers Regarding Geographical Indications
National Milk Producers Federation, October 3, 2017

State of the U.S. Automotive Industry
American Automotive Policy Council, October 2017


Trade Report: California Exports Edge Upwards
CalChamber, October 10, 2017

CalChamber Seeking Input on Federal Tax Proposal
CalChamber, October 6, 2017

U.S.-Mexico Border Relationship ‘the Strongest it’s Ever Been’
The San Diego Union-Tribune, October 10, 2017

Joint U.S. Mexican Inspections to Speed Up Trade at Otay Mesa
The San Diego Union-Tribune, October 8, 2017

What Jobs Will and Won’t Be Needed in California’s Future
The Orange County Register, October 8, 2017

Chile Celebrates its First InvestChile Outpost Abroad, Opening U.S. (San Francisco) Office to Promote Foreign Investment
PR Newswire, October 5, 2017

Russia Threatens Retaliation Over U.S. ‘Break-In’ at Consulate
Reuters, October 3, 2017

More International Articles

U.K.’s May Backed Over No-Deal Stance as Brexit Talks Resume
AJoT, October 10, 2017

Nigeria’s Vice President Says Investor Interest ‘Remains Strong’
AJoT, October 9, 2017

Belt and Road Plan Shouldn’t Be Globalization with Chinese Characteristics, Ambassador Says
South China Morning Post, October 6, 2017

The Most Important Realignment in the Last 200 Years
Latin Trade, October 5, 2017

Pacific Trade Advances Without the U.S.
The Wall Street Journal, October 5, 2017

Mexican Peso Slumps on Nafta Concern, Zavala’s Potential Split
Bloomberg, October 5, 2017

Europe Could See Another Brexit-Like Rupture – Beyond Spain
Bloomberg, October 4, 2017

Fox Hails Joint EU Brexit Plan on Splitting WTO Quotas
Bloomberg, October 3, 2017




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