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Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Featured Headlines

US, Canada, Mexico Flags

U.S., Mexico, Canada Sign New Trade Agreement
CalChamber, December 3, 2018

Trump to Terminate NAFTA, Pressuring
Congress to Approve New Trade Deal

The Hill, December 2, 2018


G20 Leaders’ Declaration: Building Consensus
for Fair and Sustainable Development

G20, November 30 - December 1, 2018


Trump, Xi Declare Truce on New
Tariffs as Trade Talks Continue

Politico, December 1, 2018

CalChamber Companies in the News

United Moves Deeper into Latin America with Avianca, Copa Tie-Up
The Business Times, December 3, 2018

Trade Policy

From the White House

Presidential Message to the Congress on the Death of George Herbert Walker Bush
December 3, 2018

Remarks by President Trump, Prime Minister Abe of Japan, and Prime Minister Modi of the Republic of India Before Trilateral Meeting
November 30, 2018

From the U.S. Department of Commerce

Remarks by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur L. Ross at the 2018 National Competitiveness Forum
November 28, 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 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.

USTR Statement on China’s Auto Tariffs
November 28, 2018

From the U.S. Department of State

Restoring the Role of the Nation-State in the Liberal International Order
December 4, 2018

U.S.- Argentina Collaboration Advances Prosperity and Security
November 30, 2018

United States and United Kingdom Complete Talks on Post-Brexit Aviation Agreement
November 29, 2018

From the World Trade Organization

United Kingdom Submits Draft Post-Brexit Services Commitments to WTO
December 3, 2018

Azevêdo Welcomes G20 Leaders’ Commitment to Improve the Functioning of the WTO
December 1, 2018

Dairy Groups Urge Support for WTO
Feedstuffs, November 29, 2018

WTO Risks Lagging Behind the Fast-Moving Digital Economy, World Economic Forum Official Says
CNBC, November 29, 2018

Trade Agreements


The United States Signs a Stronger
Trade Agreement with Mexico and Canada

White House. November 30, 2018

Remarks by President Trump, Prime Minister
Trudeau of Canada, and President Peña Nieto
of Mexico at Signing Ceremony for the
United States—Mexico—Canada Agreement

White House, November 30, 2018

NAFTA 2.0’s Long Road to Completion

Mexico’s Lopez Obrador Says in
‘Favor of the Free Market’

Reuters, December 4, 2018

Brady, Reichert Statements on Signing of USMCA
House Ways and Means Committee, November 30, 2018

Hatch Statement on USMCA Signing
Senate Finance Committee, November 30, 2018

United States, Mexico, and Canada Conclude Trilateral Agreement on Environmental Cooperation
U.S. Department of State, November 30, 2018

U.S., Mexico and Canada Ink New Trade Agreement, But Final Ratification Remains Big Hurdle
USA Today, November 30, 2018

AMLO’s NAFTA Chief Aims for
U.S. to Lift Steel Duties This Year

AJoT, November 30, 2018

Japan Welcomes Britain’s Possible Entry Into TPP, Abe Tells May
The Japan Times, December 2, 2018

Argentina and China Sign Deals Strengthening Ties After G-20
Idaho Statesman, December 2, 2018

Taiwan Seeks Australia’s Help to Join Trans-Pacific Partnership
Financial Review, November 30, 2018

Uganda Officially Joins the Africa Free Trade Deal, Over 20 Countries on the Fence
Face2Face Africa, November 29, 2018

Japan’s Lower House Passes Bill to Ratify Free Trade Pact with European Union
The Japan Times, November 29, 2018

Free Trade Agreements: Political Deal Reached on Systematic Inclusion of Safeguard Measures
Council of the European Union, November 28, 2018

Canadian Dairies Get Significant Control Over Imports Under TPP
Reuters, November 27, 2018


Business Economists: Solid Growth Ahead But Risks From Trade
AP, December 3, 2018

How George H.W. Bush Pushed the United States to Embrace Free Trade
The Washington Post, December 2, 2018

Trump Says Auto Tariffs ‘Being Studied’ After GM Restructuring Announcement
CNBC, November 28, 2018

Farm Bill Deal ‘Very Close’, Senators Say
Reuters, November 28, 2018


Lopez Obrador Inauguration is the Right Place for California Leaders to Be
The San Diego Union Tribune, November 30, 2018

Newsom, California Lawmakers Head to Mexico to Forge Ties with New President
Politico, November 28, 2018

New Indian Consul General in San Francisco Sanjay Panda Aims to Serve Community with Greater Efficiency
India West, November 28, 2018

More International Articles


President Donald J. Trump Champions
Economic Growth and Prosperity at the G20 Summit

White House, December 1, 2018

US Backs G20 Statement,
Except on Climate Change

PBS, December 1, 2018

At G-20, Possible ‘Breakthrough’ on World
Trade Organization Seen After All-Night Talks

Voice of America, December 1, 2018

Trump Brings a Rare Commodity
to His Summit with Xi: Allies

Bloomberg, November 27, 2018



Trump’s Aides Struggle to Detail Deal
He Says He Cut With Xi

Bloomberg, December 3, 2018

U.S. Trade Representative Lighthizer
to Lead Talks with China

Reuters, December 3, 2018

The Next Date to Watch in U.S.-China
Trade War is Dec. 18, Expert Says

CNBC, December 3, 2018

China Likely to Resume U.S. Soy Deals,
But Action on Tariffs Uncertain: USDA Chief

Reuters, December 3, 2018

China ‘Is the Only One in the Race’ to Make
Electric Buses, Taxis, and Trucks

The Wall Street Journal, December 2, 2018

Trump Announces Chinese Rollback of Auto Tariffs
Politico, December 2, 2018

Statement from the Press Secretary Regarding
the President’s Working Dinner with China

White House, December 1, 2018

U.S. Trade Representative Says Any
U.S.-China Agreement Entirely Up to Leaders

Reuters, November 30, 2018

Observers Worldwide Call for
China-U.S. Win-Win Cooperation

XinhuaNet, November 30, 2018

China is So Desperate for Pork
That It’s Buying American Again

AJoT, November 29, 2018

After a Hiatus, China Accelerates
Cyberspying Efforts to Obtain U.S. Technology

The New York Times, November 29, 2018

Fearing Espionage, U.S. Weighs
Tighter Rules on Chinese Students

Reuters, November 29, 2018

China’s Worsening Economy
Adds Pressure on Xi Heading to G-20

Bloomberg, November 29, 2018

Mexico Offers to Buy Debt of Canceled Airport, But Work Continues
Reuters, December 3, 2018

Mexico’s New President Lopez Obrador Vows to Transform Country as He Takes Office
Independent, December 1, 2018

China Looking to Boost Agricultural Exports to India, President Xi Tells PM Modi
Reuters, November 30, 2018

German Car Bosses Finalizing White House Meeting Next Week
Reuters, November 29, 2018

China Becomes Second Largest Trading Partner of Latin America
XinhuaNet, November 29, 2018

Revitalising UK-Latin America Engagement Post-Brexit
British Foreign Policy, November 29, 2018

Energy Spending Boosts Foreign Direct Investment in Canada
Bloomberg, November 29, 2018

Opportunity for Japan as APEC Stumbles
East Asia Forum, November 28, 2018

China, Vying with U.S. in Latin America, Eyes Argentina Nuclear Deal
Reuters, November 27, 2018




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