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Tuesday, October 23, 2018

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11th Anniversary Edition – Trade Update

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Eleven 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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Nikki Ellis, Assistant, International Affairs

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CalChamber Issues Vote Record
on Major Business Bills 2018

CalChamber, October 22, 2018

CalChamber Companies in the News

CalChamber Member Margaret Wong of McWong International Receives Federal Export Award
CalChamber, October 23, 2018

Boeing Delivers First 787-9 Dreamliner to Juneyao Airlines
AJoT, October 22, 2018

Amazon Zooms In On Central Mexico for Large New Warehouse
Reuters, October 17, 2018

Trade Policy

From the White House

President Donald J. Trump Announces Intent to Nominate Personnel to Key Administration Posts (Including Ambassador to Ireland)
October 22, 2018

President Donald J. Trump Announces Intent to Nominate Personnel to Key Administration Posts (Including Ambassador to Qatar)
October 17, 2018

President Donald J. Trump is Following Through on His Promise to Cut Burdensome Red Tape and Unleash the American Economy
October 17, 2018

President Donald J. Trump Announces Intent to Nominate Personnel to Key Administration Posts (Including Ambassador to Sweden)
October 16, 2018

From the U.S. Department of Commerce

U.S. Department of Commerce Issues Affirmative Preliminary Countervailing Duty Determination on Steel Propane Cylinders from China
October 22, 2018

Joint Press Statement from Commissioner Věra Jourová and Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross on the Second Annual EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Review
October 19, 2018

Op-Ed: Transatlantic Privacy Deal is Vital to Trade
October 18, 2018

U.S. Census Bureau Publishes Critical Workforce Statistics
October 17, 2018

From the U.S. Trade Representative

Joint Statement by U.S. Trade Representative Robert E. Lighthizer and Philippine Secretary of Trade and Industry Ramon M. Lopez
October 22, 2018

Joint Statement on the Second Meeting of the United States-Argentina Council on Trade and Investment
October 22, 2018

The United States and Chile Hold the Twelfth Meeting of the Free Trade Commission under the U.S.-Chile Free Trade Agreement
October 17, 2018

U.S. Statement on the United States – Central Asia Trade and Investment Framework Agreement
October 16, 2018

From the U.S. Department of State

Secretary Pompeo’s Travel to Panama and Mexico
October 17, 2018

EU-U.S. Cyber Dialogue Joint Elements Statement
October 16, 2018

Meetings With Saudi Leadership
October 16, 2018

Tenth U.S.-Vietnam Joint Committee Meeting on Science and Technology
October 16, 2018

From the World Trade Organization

Brazil Initiates WTO Dispute Complaint Against Chinese Measures on Sugar Imports
October 22, 2018

Europe, U.S. Escalate Trade War With New Disputes at the WTO
Bloomberg, October 18, 2018

From the International Trade Administration

Meet the Contacts You Need to Succeed in 15+ Indo-Pacific Markets Without Leaving the U.S.
October 18, 2018

Trade Agreements


USMCA a Trade Deal for the 21st Century
White House, October 18, 2018

Canada Drops U.S.-Made Aluminum-Can
Tariff Amid Beer Can Shortage

Reuters, October 18, 2018

McConnell Says No Vote This Year
on Updated North America Trade Pact

The Hill, October 16, 2018

EU Signs Singapore Trade Deal, Urges China to Open Up
Reuters, October 19, 2018

Japan Caved to Trump on Trade Talks. Now the Real Haggling Begins
The New York Times, October 19, 2018

Administration Announces Intent to Open Trade Talks with EU, UK, Japan
CalChamber, October 18, 2018

The Significance of the Japan-EU Economic Partnership Agreement
Nippon, October 17, 2018

Chile and Brazil Move Forward in Negotiations for New Free Trade Agreement
Fresh Plaza, October 16, 2018

Revised TPP Should Take Effect Early Next Year, Japan’s Point Man Says
The Japan Times, October 16, 2018


The Steel Industry Gets What it Wants on Tariffs
The Wall Street Journal, October 22, 2018

Mnuchin Open to Change in Currency Test as U.S. Spars With China
Bloomberg, October 21, 2018

My Year as a Trump Ambassador
The New York Times, October 20, 2018

U.S. Beats Singapore to Top of Global Competitiveness Rankings
Bloomberg, October 16, 2018

169 House Members Urge the Trump Administration to Allow Exclusions From the Latest China Tariffs
CNBC, October 16, 2018


California Has Lost More Than Half a Million Jobs to China – More Than Any Other State, Report Says
The Los Angeles Times, October 23, 2018

Report: The China Toll Deepens – Growth in the Bilateral Trade Deficit Between 2001 and 2017 Cost 3.4 Million U.S. Jobs, with Losses in Every State and Congressional District
The Economic Policy Institute, October 23, 2018

SDSU CIBER Program Receives $1.26 Million Grant to Advance Global Business
SDSU, October 5, 2018

More International Articles


China-US Ties Sinking Amid
Acrimony Over Trade, Politics

AP, October 22, 2018

China to Offer More Support for
Private Firms Seeking Market Funds

Reuters, October 22, 2018

Kudlow Blames China for Not
Engaging Ahead of Trump-Xi Meeting

Bloomberg, October 21, 2018

Trump’s Trade War is Forcing Beijing
to Retreat from Its Own Anti-Debt Battle

CNBC, October 19, 2018

America Struggles to Take Its Pigs
to World’s Biggest Market

The Wall Street Journal, October 18, 2018

Trump Embarks on Bilateral Trade
Talks to Pressure China

The New York Times, October 17, 2018

China Stock Market Rocked by Forced
Sellers; Yuan Hits Fresh Low

Bloomberg, October 17, 2018

May Says Confident of Getting Brexit Deal MPs Can Support
Reuters, October 23, 2018

Hot Economy Puts Onus on Bank of Canada Amid Trudeau’s Deficits
Bloomberg, October 23, 2018

Jamal Khashoggi: What the Arab World Needs Most is Free Expression
The Washington Post, October 17, 2018

Taiwan Sees Opportunity in US-China Trade War But Don’t Expect a Windfall, Economists Warn
South China Morning Post, October 16, 2018

British Trade Negotiator’s Conundrum: Can He Actually Make Any Deals?
The Wall Street Journal, October 16, 2018






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