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Tuesday, October 24, 2017

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Featured Headlines

CalChamber to California Senators:
Support Swift and Efficient NAFTA Renegotiation

CalChamber, October 24, 2017

CalChamber Companies in the News

Amazon Launches Biggest Wind Farm Yet – Company’s Renewable Energy Projects Will Together Generate Enough Clean Energy to Power More Than 330,000 Homes
Amazon, October 19, 2017

UPS CEO Says Updated NAFTA Better for Economy
Than No Trade Treaty

The New York Times, October 18, 2017

Trade Policy

From the White House

Remarks by President Trump and Prime Minister Lee of Singapore in Joint Statements
October 23, 2017

President Donald J. Trump Announces Intent to Nominate Personnel to Key Administration Posts (Including Ambassador
to Norway and Members of the Federal Trade Commission)

October 19, 2017

From the U.S. Department of Commerce

U.S. Department of Commerce Issues Affirmative Preliminary Antidumping Duty Determinations on Biodiesel From Argentina and Indonesia
October 23, 2017

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross Welcomes Release
of the European Commission’s Report on the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield

October 18, 2017

From the U.S. Trade Representative

USTR Announces Unprecedented Action
to Block Illegal Timber Imports from Peru

October 19, 2017

USTR Robert Lighthizer Commends Achievements
of Retiring Assistant U.S. Trade Representative Barbara Weisel

October 19, 2017

From the Department of State

Secretary of State Tillerson Travel to Saudi Arabia, Qatar,
Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, India, and Switzerland

October 19, 2017

U.S. and Israeli Officials Continue Economic Cooperation
and Agree to Further Deepen Relations

October 18, 2017

From the World Trade Organization

Malcorra Tells WTO Members ‘There is Life After Buenos Aires’
October 19, 2017

Ukraine Files WTO Complaint Over Russian Import,
Transit Restrictions

October 19, 2017

10 WTO Members Air Concerns About Trump ‘Buy American’ Order
The Washington Post, October 18, 2017

Trade Agreements


Fourth Round of NAFTA Negotiations Conclude
CalChamber, October 19, 2017

NAFTA Renegotiation Monitor
Haynes Boone, October 2017

Auto Industry Tells Trump
‘We’re Winning with NAFTA’

Reuters, October 24, 2017

Nafta or No Nafta, the $12.43-an-Hour
Pay Gap Is Irresistible

American Journal of Transportation, October 24, 2017

A Trade Deal in Distress: It’s time to Save NAFTA
The Hill, October 23, 2017

New U.S. Envoy Kelly Craft Vows
to Make Trade, Travel with Canada ‘Easier’

The Globe and Mail, October 23, 2017

NAFTA Deal Impasse Draws Yawn
as Canadian Stocks Near Record High

The Globe and Mail, October 23, 2017

JPMorgan Says Bet Against Mexico’s
Stock Market Due to NAFTA Risk

CNBC, October 23, 2017

Mexican Auto Lobby Rejects U.S. NAFTA
Proposal on Rules of Origin

Reuters, October 19, 2017

PM Briefs Premiers on NAFTA Developments,
as More Ministers Head for U.S.

CTV News, October 19, 2017

Economists Say Nafta’s Collapse Would
Hurt the Economy, with Mexico Hit Most

Bloomberg, October 18, 2017

How Trump Getting His Way on Nafta
Would Reshape the Auto Sector

American Journal of Transportation, October 18, 2017

NAFTA Nations are Likely to Adopt
Non-Binding Currency Pledge

Bloomberg, October 18, 2017

Republicans Gear Up to Fight Trump Over Nafta
Financial Times, October 18, 2017

Hard to Make Sense of U.S. Position
on NAFTA: Former Obama Assistant

BNN, October, 2017

NAFTA Deadlock Dashes Hopes for a Quick Deal
Bloomberg, October 17, 2017

Japan to Host Next Round of TPP Talks, New Zealand Wants Change
The New York Times, October 23, 2017

Trade Ministers in Asia-Pacific to Gather for RCEP Talks
Korea Herald, October 23, 2017

Colombia Looks to Expand Free-Trade Deals with Pacific Region Nations
The City Paper Bogota, October 23, 2017

New Zealand’s Next Leader Will Likely Seek TPP Renegotiation
Nikkei Asian Review, October 20, 2017


U.S. Ports Busy with Imports for Holiday Shopping
The Wall Street Journal, October 23, 2017

By President Trump: With Tax Reform We Can Make it Morning
in America Again

USA Today, October 22, 2017

India, US Trade Policy Forum Meet in Washington on Oct 25
Times of India, October 22, 2017

Nomination Hearing for Ex-Im Nominees on November 1
US Senate Committee on Banking, Housing & Urban Affairs, October 2017

U.S. Will Not Interfere in EU Trade with Iran: Tillerson
Reuters, October 20, 2017

Tillerson Balances Trump’s Goals With His Own
The Wall Street Journal, October 19, 2017

Global Appetite for Industrial Assets Leads to Surge
in Foreign Investment into U.S.

American Journal of Transportation, October 19, 2017

U.S. Wants Stronger India Economic,
Defense Ties Given China’s Rise: Tillerson

Reuters, October 18, 2017

Callista Gingrich Confirmed as Vatican Ambassador
CNN, October 17, 2017


Final Status Report on Major Business Bills
CalChamber Alert, October 20, 2017

California Wildfires Leave Seasonal Agricultural Workers in Limbo
KQED, October 20, 2017

California Companies Have a Gold Mine in Asia
The Sacramento Bee, October 18, 2017

More International Articles


Xi’s Key Milestone Positions Him
to Rule China for Decades

Bloomberg, October 24, 2017

Chile, China Scale New Heights in Relations
Global Times, October 23, 2017

China’s Debt Paydown is Working,
If You Know Where to Look

Bloomberg, October 22, 2017

China Propels Global Economy
Through Best Performance in Decade

Bloomberg, October 19, 2017

Xi Jinping's Marathon Speech: Five Takeaways
The New York Times, October 18, 2017

Xi Jinping at China Congress Calls
on Party to Tighten its Grip on the Country

The Washington Post, October 18, 2017

China is Quietly Reshaping the World
The Atlantic, October 17, 2017

U.K. Brings Brexit Transition Push Into Line with EU Stance
Bloomberg, October 24, 2017

Japan’s Abe to Push Pacifist Constitution Reform
After Strong Election Win

Reuters, October 22, 2017

E-Commerce an Area Where US, Singapore and Asean Can Work Together for Mutual Benefit
Today Online, October 20, 2017

Free Trading Up: Why Canada’s Pivot to Asia Could Lure Business
from America

Forbes, October 20, 2017

We Don’t Need a Trade Deal with the EU – WTO Rules Will Suit Us Just Fine
The Telegraph, October 20, 2017

Abenomics Trickles Down to Smaller Japanese Companies
Bloomberg, October 19, 2017





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