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Tuesday, December 11, 2018

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Netherlands Looks Ahead
to Post-Brexit World

CalChamber, December 11, 2018


CalChamber Elects 2019 Board Officers
CalChamber, December 10, 2018


From the California Chamber of Commerce,
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CalChamber Companies in the News

Boeing Launches Longest-Range Business Jet Ever with BBJ 777X
AJoT, December 10, 2018

PepsiCo Completes $3.2 Billion SodaStream Acquisition
The Jerusalem Post, December 5, 2018

From Fantasy to Reality: Ford’s New $45 Million Advanced Manufacturing Center Bringing the Future to Life – Today
Ford Media Center, December 4, 2018

Trade Policy

From the White House

Why Economic Security Is National Security by Peter Navarro
December 10, 2018

From the U.S. Department of Commerce

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Applauds ITC Self-Initiation Final Determination
December 10, 2018

Remarks by Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at the U.S.-Cote d’Ivoire MOU Signing Ceremony
December 7, 2018

From the U.S. Trade Representative

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.

Statement of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the U.S.-Japan Business Council
December 10, 2018

Public Hearing on Negotiating Objectives for U.S.-Japan Trade Agreement
December 7, 2018

Joint Statement on the United States-Moldova Joint Commercial Council
December 6, 2018

U.S. Beef Gains New Market Access in Morocco
December 6, 2018

From the U.S. Department of State

The United States Joins the Pacific Region Infrastructure Facility To Support Infrastructure Development in the Pacific Islands
December 11, 2018

Human Rights Day
December 10, 2018

U.S.-Italy Joint Declaration Signing on Science and Technology
December 6, 2018

On the Meeting of the North Atlantic Council
December 4, 2018

From the International Trade Administration

U.S. Companies Can Grow Their Business in Southeast Asia Thanks to New Agreements with Singapore
December 7, 2018

From the World Trade Organization

Report Shows Sharp Rise in the Coverage of Trade-Restrictive Measures from WTO Members
December 11, 2018

China Confirms Its Working On Independent WTO Reform
Asia Times, December 7, 2018

DG Azev√™do in US: This is a “Once-in-a-Generation Opportunity” to Renew Trading System
December 5, 2018

WTO to Rule in More Spats Over US Tariffs
The Straits Times, December 5, 2018

Trade Agreements


Next Steps for North American Trade
US Chamber, December 10, 2018

Getting Around Trump: Trudeau Focuses
on Other ‘Levers’ to End Tariffs

CBC, December 9, 2018

Factbox: What Happens if
the U.S. Terminates NAFTA

Reuters, December 5, 2018

Pompeo Hints U.S. May Sign Free Trade Deal with Britain Even With Hard Brexit
XinhuaNet, December 11, 2018

U.S. Industries Demand Strong Stance in Japan Trade Talks
Nikkei Asian Review, December 11, 2018

UK Trade with Canada Up 14% Since New Free Trade Agreement Introduced
Gov.UK, December 10, 2018

South Korea Parliament Ratifies Trade Agreement with U.S.
The Japan Times, December 8, 2018

Japan’s Upper House Approves Free Trade Pact With EU By Majority Vote
The Japan Times, December 8, 2018


Trump Picks Attorney General and U.N. Envoy in Fresh Staff Shake-Up
US News, December 7, 2018

U.S. Companies Feel the Pinch as Tariff Costs Start to Mount
The Wall Street Journal, December 7, 2018

U.S. Trade Gap Widens to 10-Year High Amid China Tensions
Bloomberg, December 6, 2018

Trump’s ‘Free and Open Indo-Pacific Strategy’ Should Include Jones Act Repeal
AEI, December 5, 2018

The Economic and Distributional Impact of the Trump Administration’s Tariff Actions
Tax Foundation, December 5, 2018

Foreign Steel Keeps Flowing Into U.S. Despite Tariffs
The Wall Street Journal, December 5, 2018

USDA Announces 2019 Trade Missions to Expand Export Opportunities for U.S. Agriculture
USDA, December 4, 2018


Gavin Newsom to Mark Inauguration
with Fundraiser for Wildfire Victims,
Ceremony Outside Capitol (on January 7th)

The Los Angeles Times, December 6, 2018

More International Articles


Top Chinese and US Envoys Discuss
Next Step in Trade War Talks

South China Morning Post, December 11, 2018

China Moves on U.S. Car Tariff
Cut Trump Tweeted About

Bloomberg, December 11, 2018

Huawei CFO Seeks Bail on Health
Concerns; Canada Wants Her in Jail

Reuters, December 9, 2018

China to Announce Resumption
in U.S. Soy Purchases Soon

Bloomberg, December 9, 2018

U.S. Readies Charges Against Chinese Hackers
The Wall Street Journal, December 7, 2018

China Promises Prompt Action on US Trade Pact
AP, December 6, 2018

President Trump’s Fight for
a Better Trade Deal with China

The Hill, December 6, 2018

What is Intellectual Property,
and Does China Steal It?

Bloomberg, December 5, 2018

China Confident on U.S. Trade Pact,
Trump Cites Xi’s ‘Strong Signals’

Reuters, December 4, 2018

China Announces Punishments
for Intellectual-Property Theft

Bloomberg, December 4, 2018

After May Asks for Help, Germany’s Merkel Says No More Brexit Negotiations
Reuters, December 11, 2018

New Concerns About Brexit Coupled with Trade Uncertainty are Weighing on the Stock Market
CNBC, December 10, 2018

Trudeau’s Trade Chief Says China Ties Will Survive Huawei Furor
Bloomberg, December 10, 2018

Theresa May Delays Parliamentary Vote on Brexit Deal
The Washington Post, December 10, 2018

Japan to OK Divisive Bill Allowing More Foreign Workers
AP, December 7, 2018

All Around the World, Central Bank Independence Is Under Threat
Bloomberg, December 7, 2018

Alibaba to Open First E-Commerce Trade Hub in Europe
CNBC, December 5, 2018





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