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Tuesday, November 6, 2018

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CalChamber Companies in the News

PepsiCo Latin America Innovates and Expands Portfolio
PepsiCo, October 31, 2018

President Donald J. Trump Announces Intent to Appoint Individuals to Key Administration Posts(Including the CEO of CalChamber Member Company Chubb Group)
October 30, 2018

Trade Policy

From the White House

President Donald J. Trump Announces Intent to Nominate and Appoint Individuals to Key Administration Posts (Including Ambassador to Australia)
November 5, 2018

U.S. Economy Creates 250,000 Jobs in October, Beating Expectations Again
November 2, 2018

President Donald J. Trump Announces Intent to Appoint Individuals to Key Administration Posts (Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations)
October 30, 2018

From the U.S. Department of Commerce

Facilitating Business Investment to Deliver for the American Economy
November 1, 2018

From the U.S. Trade Representative

Request for Comments on Negotiating
Objectives for a U.S.-Japan Trade Agreement

November 26, 2018 Deadline for Submission of Written Comments Public Hearing Will Be Held on December 10

President Trump Terminates Trade Preference Program Eligibility for Mauritania
November 2, 2018

From the U.S. Department of State

Joint Statement Following the Annual Bilateral U.S.-Polish Strategic Cooperation Consultative Group (SCCG)
November 5, 2018

U.S.-China Diplomatic and Security Dialogue
November 5, 2018

From the World Trade Organization

DG Azevêdo Joins President Xi at Opening Ceremony of China Import Expo in Shanghai
November 5, 2018

U.S. Gathers Support for WTO Discipline Drive
Reuters, November 2, 2018

U.S., WTO Partners Sign Biotech Statement
Farm and Dairy, November 2, 2018

EU Revises Plan to Fix WTO in Bid to Get US On Board
AJoT, November 1, 2018

What’s Wrong With the World Trade Organization?
Forbes, October 30, 2018

WTO Members Discuss Implementation of Information Technology Agreement
October 30, 2018

Trade Agreements

EU-Japan Trade Deal Clears Hurdle on Way to 2019 Start
U.S. News, November 5, 2018

TPP Should Be Made to Serve as Bulwark to Safeguard Free Trade
The Japan News, November 4, 2018

Switzerland and Indonesia to Sign Free Trade Deal
Swiss Info, November 1, 2018

Nigeria Not in Hurry to Sign African Free Trade Agreement
Daily Post Nigeria, November 1, 2018

Ireland Should Push for a Free-Trade Agreement with Indonesia to Compete in Region
Farm Ireland, October 31, 2018

Pacific Trade Pact Abandoned by Trump Officially Set to Kick In
Bloomberg, October 30, 2018


Tariff Tracker: New Data Shows American Businesses Paying Unprecedented Tariffs; Exports Subject to Retaliation Declining Rapidly
Farmers for Free Trade, November 5, 2018

Companies Feel the Tariff Pinch
The Wall Street Journal, November 4, 2018

Farmers Brace for What’s Next as Soybean Sales to China Tank
StarTribune, November 3, 2018

To Trump’s Trade Czar, the Key to Boosting U.S. Industry is Playing Hardball with China
The Los Angeles Times, November 2, 2018

Heather Nauert is Trump’s Leading Choice for UN Ambassador
CBS, November 2, 2018

Amidst Global Trade Uncertainty, HSBC Finds that North American Businesses Look to Neighbours for Growth
MarketWatch, November 1, 2018

Businesses Adapt to Trade Tensions
HSBC, November 1, 2018

Trump’s Tariff War Scrambles Agricultural Trade Routes
Bloomberg, November 1, 2018

That Big Mac and Coke Now Comes With a Side Order of Inflation
The Wall Street Journal, October 31, 2018


The Trump Administration’s Trade War With China Is Likely to Affect Businesses in All California Congressional Districts
California Budget & Policy Center, November 5, 2018

California Cheesemakers Hit Hard By U.S.-Mexico Trade War
KQED, October 30, 2018

More International Articles


Corporate Governance in China’s State
Sector – An Asia Society Special
Report With Rhodium Group

Asia Society, November 5, 2018

Henry Kissinger ‘Fairly Optimistic’ China,
U.S. Can Avoid Catastrophe

Bloomberg, November 5, 2018

Trophy Infrastructure, Troublesome Debt:
China Makes Inroads in Europe

The Wall Street Journal, November 5, 2018

Jack Ma Says the Trade War is
the ‘Most Stupid Thing’

Bloomberg, November 5, 2018

China’s Xi Again Talks Up
Commitment to ‘Free Trade’

CNBC, November 4, 2018

Xi’s Swipes at Trump Show China
Standing Its Ground in Trade War

Bloomberg, November 4, 2018

China’s ‘Extraordinary’ Ambitions:
The Futuristic City Being Built on Reclaimed Land

The Sydney Morning Herald, November 3, 2018

Trump-Xi Trade Deal Likely to
Begin Rather Than End at G-20

Bloomberg, November 3, 2018

U.S. Accuses Chinese Firm, Partner
of Stealing Trade Secrets from Micron

The Wall Street Journal, November 1, 2018

Trump Asks Cabinet to Draft
Possible Trade Deal With China

Bloomberg, November 1, 2018

Trump, Xi Upbeat on Trade After Phone Call;
U.S. Targets More Chinese Firms

Reuters, November 1, 2018

China Signals Big Shift in Economic Course
Due to US Trade War Headwinds

South China Morning Post, November 1, 2018

Trump Advisor Larry Kudlow: ‘Nothing is Set
in Stone Right Now’ on New China Tariffs

CNBC, October 31, 2018

Trade War Impact Deepens Across Asia,
But ‘Real Economic Shock’ Yet to Hit

Reuters, October 31, 2018

Surprise: Many Chinese Actually Like Trump,
And Hope For His ‘Great Deal’

Forbes, October 30, 2018

Consumers, Get Ready for Price Hikes
if China Trade War Ratchets Up, Report Says

The Los Angeles Times, October 30, 2018

EU Digital Tax Plan Flounders as States Ready National Moves
Reuters, November 6, 2018

Brazil’s Bolsonaro Welcomes Chinese Investment, Trade
Reuters, November 5, 2018

Britain Confident of ‘Imminent’ Brexit Deal for Financial Sector
Reuters, November 5, 2018

Cuba Lowers Economic Growth Forecast as Trade Continues to Drop
Reuters, November 4, 2018

Japan’s Busy Year on Trade Likely to Shake Up The Economy For Years to Come
The Japan Times, November 4, 2018

Chile to Join China’s Belt and Road Initiative
Reuters, November 1, 2018

EU Should Brace for U.S. Standoff Over China, Ex-WTO Chief Warns
Reuters, October 30, 2018

Vietnam Emerges as Key Beneficiary of Trade War
Nikkei Asian Review, October 29, 2018






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