Council for International Trade - Trade Update California Chamber of Commerce Council for International Trade - Trade Update Newsletter

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Featured Headlines

Farmers Need to Be Trade Activists
Farm Futures, December 5, 2017

In Defense of Free Trade Agreements
The Orange County Register, December 2, 2017

World Trade Boom Sails Into 2018
as Trump Threatens Barriers

Bloomberg, November 29, 2017

CalChamber Companies in the News

12 CalChamber Members Creating Jobs with Help from Tax Credit
CalChamber, December 1, 2017

Lockheed Martin Corp.’s CEO on The Bloomberg 50
Bloomberg, November 30, 2017

Trade Policy

From the White House

President Donald J. Trump Announces Key Additions to his Administration (Members of the Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations)
December 4, 2017

President Donald J. Trump Promotes American Entrepreneurship
November 29, 2017

President Donald J. Trump is Giving Small Businesses a Boost
November 29, 2017

From the U.S. Department of Commerce

Personal Income Increased in October
November 30, 2017

U.S. Economy Grows Faster than Expected in 3rd Quarter
November 29, 2017

From the U.S. Trade Representative

USTR Statement on Report of Global Forum on Steel Excess Capacity
November 30, 2017

From the Department of State

Joint Press Statement:
U.S.-Philippines Bilateral Strategic Dialogue 2017

December 1, 2017

From the World Trade Organization

WTO Members Show Restraint in Trade Restrictions Despite Ongoing Economic Uncertainties
December 4, 2017

India Opposes E-Commerce Talks at WTO; Submits Document
The Economic Times, December 4, 2017

Argentina Blocks Some Activists from Attending WTO Meetings
Reuters, November 30, 2017

Canada Opens WTO Case Against United States Over Lumber Duties
Reuters, November 28, 2017

From the International Trade Administration

Registration Now Open For 2018 SelectUSA Investment Summit
December 1, 2017

Trade Agreements


US, Canada, Mexico Flags

NAFTA Threat Angers Christmas Tree Growers
The Bend Bulletin, December 4, 2017

Five ‘Extreme’ NAFTA Proposals
by U.S. That Canada Will Not Accept,
According To Our Lead Negotiator

National Post, December 4, 2017

U.S. Governors to Canada:
Use NAFTA to Relax Duties on Online Purchases

National Newswatch, November 30, 2017

Have NAFTA Talks Reached a Breaking Point?
Forbes, November 30, 2017

Mexico’s Economy Minister Says
the U.S. Nafta Autos Proposal is ‘Not Viable’

Fortune, November 29, 2017

NAFTA and Digital Trade Rules:
Lock in TPP Precedents, Don’t Get
Bogged Down in Add-On Battles

The American Enterprise Institute, November 29, 2017

Govt. to Submit KORUS FTA Plan to Parliament on Dec. 18
The Korea Herald, December 5, 2017

China and Canada Fail to Agree on Launching Free Trade Talks
Bloomberg, December 4, 2017

E.U., South America Negotiators Gunning for Massive Trade Deal by Christmas
Forbes, December 3, 2017

Singapore and Australia Ratify Upgraded Free Trade Agreement
Channel News Asia, December 1, 2017

Trump is Right – US-South Korea Trade Agreement Needs Fixing
Fox News, November 29, 2017


U.S. Trade Deficit Hit Nine-Month High; Oil Prices Lift Imports
Reuters, December 5, 2017

Rejecting China’s Market Economy Status Could Have Huge Implications for U.S.-China Trade
Forbes, December 4, 2017

Quarterly Agricultural Export Forecast
USDA Foreign Agricultural Service, November 30, 2017

As Trump Faces Off With China, What’s In His Trade Arsenal?
Forbes, November 30, 2017

Competing Internationally Means Fixing Our Mismanaged Postal Service
The Washington Examiner, November 30, 2017

U.S. Formally Opposes China Market Economy Status at WTO
Reuters, November 30, 2017

Why Donald Trump Must Grab This Opportunity to Get US Trade Policy Right
Financial Express, November 29, 2017

Trump Starts Probe Into Aluminum that China Calls Protectionist
American Journal of Transportation, November 29, 2017

US Economy Expanded at Brisk 3.3 pct. Pace in Third Quarter
Associated Press, November 29, 2017

US Trade Chief Will Skip Berlin G20 Steel Summit
Reuters, November 28, 2017


ITEP and Port of LA Partners Expand California Student Education
and Training

American Journal of Transportation, December 4, 2017

Senate GOP Tax Bill Will Hurt Almond Industry. California Republicans Must Step In.
The Sacramento Bee, November 30, 2017

CalChamber Capitol News Report Explains Three Significant New Employment Laws for 2018
CalChamber, November 29, 2017

In SF, Russian Ambassador to US Speaks of Cooperation
San Francisco Chronicle, November 29, 2017

More International Articles

China’s Infrastructure Binge is Set for a Major Slowdown
Bloomberg, December 4, 2017

Canada Announces New Partnerships with China
to Grow Shared Prosperity

Prime Minister of Canada, December 4, 2017

Canada-China Joint Initiatives and Agreements
Prime Minister of Canada, December 4, 2017

China Likely to Overtake U.S. as Largest Importer Within 5 Years
Bloomberg, December 4, 2017

Eleventh Hour Brexit Sets New Deadline for Theresa May
Bloomberg, December 4, 2017

The APEC Summit and Canada’s Reputation in Asia
Policy Options, December 4, 2017

China Denounces U.S. Opposition to Market Economy Status
XinhuaNet, December 2, 2017

As NAFTA Tensions Simmer, Canada Pursues Trade with Asia
The Wall Street Journal, December 1, 2017




Share Trade Update:
Facebook  Twitter  LinkedIn  Addthis

2017 Israel Trip Blog
Israel Trip Blog - Fall 2017

Canada Border Tour Blog
Canada Border Tour Blog - Sep. 2017

2017 California Export Guide
The California Export Guide is published by ThinkGlobal Inc. in partnership with the Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) at San Diego State University. The guide provides expert advice and information for exporters.

You can view the entire
Trade Update on our website.

Export Award Lopo
President's Export Award Recipient

Visit for export/import information, trade stats, trade policy, FAQs and more.

Upcoming Events:

Consumer Electronics Show 2018
1/9/2018 - 1/12/2018

Yangon International Gems and Jewelry Fair 2018 
1/11/2018 - 1/14/2018

Asia Pacific Business Outlook Conference 2018
4/16/2018 - 4/17/2018

2018 SelectUSA Investment Summit
6/20/2018 - 6/22/2018


California Coalition
for Free Trade

A broad-based group of companies and business organizations working to secure a national free trade agenda.

Join or Learn More


California Congressional Delegation Pictorial Roster

California Congressional Committee Assignments

California Legislative Pictorial Roster

Federal Government:

The White House

The U.S. Senate

The U.S. House of Representatives

U.S. Department of Commerce

U.S. Trade Representative

State Government:


California State Senate

California State Assembly

California Department of Finance

Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development – GO Biz

GO-Biz California Business Portal: A One-Stop-Shop Website for Business Owners

bizfile california


Free eNewsletters

Receive free eNewsletters to help keep you up to date on the laws affecting you and your business. To subscribe to any of the newsletters, visit this link.

Connect with CalChamber   LinkedIn   CalChamber RSS Feeds


CalChamber Store


Note: This email is being sent to members of the CalChamber Council for International Trade; CalChamber members with international interests; local, binational and American chambers of commerce abroad; the consular corps; California congressional delegation, selected U.S. and California government officials; and representatives of business and trade associations.

If you would like to be added to the subscriber list for this free e-newsletter, please click here.

To unsubscribe from Trade Update, please email us.

1215 K Street, Suite 1400
Sacramento, CA 95814
916 444 6670