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Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Featured Headlines

CalChamber President Allan Zaremberg Joins Governor-Elect Newsom’s “All In” Transition Effort
CalChamber, November 20, 2018

Governor-Elect Newsom to Deploy Ambassadors Across State to Engage Californians
in ‘All in California’ Transition Process

Capitol Morning Report, November 16, 2018


Trump Expects to Move Ahead
with Boost on China Tariffs

The Wall Street Journal, November 26, 2018


Brexit: UK and EU ‘Agree Text’
of Draft Withdrawal Agreement

BBC, November 14, 2018

CalChamber Companies in the News

CEO Update: The Sky is the Limit (CalChamber Member Gordon Biersch Brewing Co is the New Chief Fiscal Officer)
Visit California, October 2018

Trade Policy

From the White House

President Trump’s Administration is Advancing a Free and Open Indo-Pacific Through Investments and Partnerships in Economics, Security, and Governance
November 18, 2018

Joint Statement of the Governments of the United States of America, Australia, and Japan
November 17, 2018

Remarks by Vice President Pence at the 6th U.S.-ASEAN Summit
November 14, 2018

U.S.-Japan Joint Statement on Advancing a Free and Open Indo-Pacific Through Energy, Infrastructure and Digital Connectivity Cooperation
November 13, 2018

From the U.S. Department of Commerce

U.S. Department of Commerce Issues Affirmative Preliminary Countervailing Duty Determination on Steel Racks from China
November 20, 2018

U.S. Department of Commerce Initiates Antidumping Duty and Countervailing Duty Investigations of Imports of Magnesium from Israel
November 15, 2018

U.S. Department of Commerce Finds Dumping and Countervailable Subsidization of Imports of Rubber Bands from China
November 14, 2018

Real Gross Domestic Product (GDP) Increases in all 50 States in 2nd Quarter of 2018
November 14, 2018

From the U.S. Trade Representative

U.S. SME Exports: Trade-Related Barriers
Affecting Exports of U.S. Small- and
Medium-Sized Enterprises to the United Kingdom

Negotiating Objectives for
U.S.-United Kingdom Trade Agreement

Written Comments due by January 15, 2019

U.S. International Trade Commission
listening tour coming to the West Coast

The USITC will bring a listening tour to the
West Coast to hear directly from U.S. exporters on:
December 3 in Seattle, WA
December 4 in San Diego, CA
December 5 in San Francisco, CA
December 6 in Los Angeles, CA


Review of Controls for
Certain Emerging Technologies

Seeking public comment on how to define and
identify emerging technologies for control as required
by the Export Controls Reform Act of 2018.
Comments due on December 19.

Update Concerning China’s Acts, Policies and Practices Related to Technology Transfer, Intellectual Property, and Innovation
November 20, 2018

United States Issues WTO Counter Notification Against India’s Market Price Support for Cotton
November 13, 2018

From the U.S. Department of State

Advancing a Free and Open Indo-Pacific Region
November 18, 2018

Joint Statement on U.S.-Ukraine Strategic Partnership
November 16, 2018

The United States and the Kingdom of the Netherlands Launch the 2019 Global Entrepreneurship Summit
November 15, 2018

U.S.-Australia-India-Japan Consultations
November 15, 2018

From the International Trade Administration

New Interactive Market Diversification Tool Identifies Top Potential Markets for U.S. Businesses
November 15, 2018

From the World Trade Organization

New WTO Publication Analyses Potential Impact of Blockchain on International Trade
November 27, 2018

EU Trade Chief Urges U.S. to Join Talks on WTO Reform
Reuters, November 27, 2018

World Trade Outlook Indicator Signals Further Loss of Momentum in Trade Growth into Q4
World Trade Organization, November 26, 2018

EU Proposes New WTO Reform to Safeguard Dispute Settlement Body
AJoT, November 26, 2018

WTO, UNCTAD, ITC Sign MoU to Provide Businesses with Better Access to Trade Data
November 23, 2018

WTO Says G20 Restrictions Soar, Cover $481 Billion of Trade
Reuters, November 22, 2018

China and U.S. Accuse Each Other of Hypocrisy as WTO Litigation Begins
Reuters, November 21, 2018

Members Urge Follow-Up to Bali Decision On Monitoring Flexibilities for Developing Countries
November 21, 2018

Panels Established to Review US Steel and Aluminum Tariffs, Countermeasures on US Imports
November 21, 2018

China Will Propose WTO Reforms, But Don’t Try to Trap Us
Reuters, November 19, 2018

Trade Agreements


Signing in Buenos Aires on November 30

Bad Trade Timing: New NAFTA Lacks Investor Protections Just When Americans Need Them
The Wall Street Journal, November 25, 2018

Mexico, Canada Discuss Signing
of New North American Trade Deal

Reuters, November 23, 2018

Mexico Expects U.S. to Begin Lifting
Tariffs with Trade Deal Signing

Reuters, November 19, 2018

Trump’s Mexico-Canada Deal
Hits Trouble in Congress

Politico, November 18, 2018

Key Democrat Demands Changes
to New North America Trade Deal

AJoT, November 14, 2018

Argentina Says Close to Inking a Two-Way Beef Deal with US
NASDAQ, November 26, 2018

Indonesia to Sign Free Trade Deal with EFTA Countries in December
Reuters, November 24, 2018

New Zealand Gov’t Solicits Opinions on Trade Deal with Britain
XinhuaNet, November 23, 2018

Taiwan to Continue CPTPP Efforts: Economics Minister
Taiwan News, November 22, 2018

Brazil’s Future Agriculture Minister Does Not Discard Dumping Mercosur
MercoPress, November 22, 2018

Brazilian President Hails Free Trade Agreement with Chile
XinhuaNet, November 22, 2018

Ukraine, Israel to Sign Free Trade Agreement During Ukrainian President Poroshenko’s Visit
Ukrinform, November 22, 2018

Maldives to Pull Out of ‘One-Sided’ China Trade Deal, Report Says
Bloomberg, November 19, 2018

The Architecture of Agreements in the Area of EU Trade Policy
Blog of Jolana Mungengova, November 19, 2018

Egypt, Eurasian Union to Start Negotiating Free Trade Agreement
Egypt Today, November 19, 2018


Larry Kudlow: Any China Deal Has to Be in American Interests
Fox Business, November 20, 2018

U.S. Manufacturers Push FTC to Crack Down on False ‘Made in America’ Labels
The Wall Street Journal, November 20, 2018

U.S. Envoy to Japan Defends Trade Policies, Say Not Protectionist
Reuters, November 16, 2018


CalChamber Capitol News Report Highlights New Laws for 2019
CalChamber, November 26, 2018

Get Ready, California: Gavin Newsom is Not Jerry Brown, From Governing Styles to Trump Taunts to Hairdos
The Mercury News, November 25, 2018

Jennifer Siebel Newsom Will Be California’s ‘First Partner’. Her Agenda is Cultural Change
The Los Angeles Times, November 24, 2018

California Dairies and Farms Collect $10 Million in Trade-War Aid
The Los Angeles Times, November 19, 2018

India’s Film Industry: a Booming Opportunity
Visit California, November 2, 2018

More International Articles


U.S. Position on APEC Statements
U.S. Department of State, November 19, 2018

APEC Fails to Live Up to Its
Name Amid U.S., China Acrimony

Reuters, November 18, 2018

Chinese President Xi’s Speech
at APEC CEO Summit

XinhuaNet, November 17, 2018

Remarks by Vice President Pence at the 2018 APEC CEO Summit | Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
White House, November 16, 2018

Mike Pence to Unveil Rival to ‘Dangerous’
Belt and Road Initiative at APEC Summit

South China Morning Post, November 15, 2018



Draft of EU-Uk Withdrawal Agreement
November 2018

Trump Warns Brexit Agreement
Could Threaten Future US-UK Trade Deal

CNBC, November 27, 2018

Stopping Brexit? EU’s Top Court
Hears UK Exit Reversal Case

Reuters, November 26, 2018

Britain’s First Deal After Brexit Will Be a Multi-Country Arrangement with Asia-Pacific Nations
The Sun, November 26, 2018

Draft Brexit Deal Points to Free
Trade Area With Deep Ties

Bloomberg, November 22, 2018

Trump’s Ready! US Offers UK This ‘Important Step’
in Bumper Post-Brexit Trade Deal

Express, November 19, 2018

U.K.’s Other Brexit Fight May Bar
It From $1.7 Trillion WTO Deal

Bloomberg, November 14, 2018

Joint Statement on U.S.-UK Strategic Dialogue
U.S. Department of State, November 14, 2018



Pushback: America’s New China Strategy –
A Situation Report from Washington
Assessing the U.S. Whole of Government
Opposition to China’s Challenges

The Diplomat, November 2, 2018

The Guide to Hot-and-Cold
U.S.-China Trade Relations


U.S. Must Make China Respect IP,
Tech, Former Trade Rep. Kirk Says

Bloomberg, November 26, 2018

The Deal America and China Need
The Wall Street Journal, November 26, 2018

When Trump and Xi Meet, Trade
is the Only Bilateral Deal They Can Talk About

CNBC, November 25, 2018

China Courts Potential Allies in Trade War with US
Financial Times, November 24, 2018

U.S.-China Trade War Could Create Winners in Southeast Asia: Bain & Co
CNBC, November 23, 2018

U.S. Adviser Hints at Evicting China from WTO
BBC, November 21, 2018

China’s Christmas Village Isn’t
Worried About Trump’s Trade War

Bloomberg, November 21, 2018

USTR Says China Has Failed to
Alter ‘Unfair, Unreasonable’ Trade Practices

Reuters, November 20, 2018

Inside China’s “Tantrum Diplomacy” at APEC
The Washington Post, November 20, 2018

Taiwan’s Underdog City Is Reborn in China-U.S. Trade Spat
Bloomberg, November 26, 2018

Latin America in Flux as G20 Leaders Descend on the Region
The Sacramento Bee, November 26, 2018

Investors Hope for Trade War Ceasefire at G20 Summit
The Guardian, November 25, 2018

World Economy Has ‘Passed Its Peak’ as Trade Wars Weigh
AP, November 21, 2018

With Eyes on China, EU Agrees Investment Screening Rules
Reuters, November 20, 2018

German Car CEOs Invited for White House Talks
Bloomberg, November 20, 2018

Mexico’s President Elect Reaches Out to Business Elite
WAFB9, November 15, 2018






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