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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Featured Headlines

US, UK, California Flags

Consul General: United Kingdom Aims to Be Champion of Global Free Trade
CalChamber, December 12, 2017

CalChamber Companies in the News

CalChamber Elects 2018 Board Officers
CalChamber, December 12, 2017

Exxon Jumping In To Mexico Fuel Market With First U.S. Cargo
AJoT, December 7, 2017

Volkswagen Mexico Executive Sees Scope to Boost NAFTA Auto Content
Reuters, December 6, 2017

Trade Policy

From the White House

Presidential Proclamation Recognizing Jerusalem as the Capital of the State of Israel and Relocating the United States Embassy to Israel to Jerusalem
December 6, 2017

From the U.S. Department of Commerce

Positive Economic Growth Continues, Unemployment Rate Lowest in 17 Years
December 8, 2017

From the U.S. Trade Representative

United States and Australia Meet to Review Implementation of Bilateral Free Trade Agreement
December 6, 2017

From the Department of State

Mexico and the United States of America Strengthen Their Bilateral Dialogue and Cooperation for the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights
December 8, 2017

From the World Trade Organization and the 11th Ministerial Conference

DG Azev√™do: “WTO Provides the Stability and Certainty that Businesses Need”
December 12, 2017

USTR Robert Lighthizer on the Signing of Agriculture Maximum Residue Level Joint Statement at MC11
U.S. Trade Representative, December 12, 2017

“We Must Be Able to Connect With Our Citizens”: MC11 Chair
December 12, 2017

India Rebuts US Claim on Special Treatment to Developing Nations at WTO
Financial Express, December 12, 2017

Opening Plenary Statement of USTR Robert Lighthizer at the WTO Ministerial Conference
U.S. Trade Representative, December 11, 2017

U.S., EU Team Up Against China in Blasting World Trade Order
AJoT, December 11, 2017

WTO, World Economic Forum and eWTP Launch Joint Public-Private Dialogue to Open Up E-Commerce for Small Business
December 11, 2017

More Than 40 Ministers Issue Joint Statement Affirming Support for the WTO
December 11, 2017

WTO Losing Trade Focus, Too Easy on Some Developing Nations: U.S.
Reuters, December 11, 2017

MC11 Opening Ceremony
December 10, 2017

China Rises to Key Role in WTO
Global Times, December 10, 2017

Prabhu Reaches Out to China & South Africa to Put Up United Front
The Economic Times, December 10, 2017

Ministerial Conference Opens with Signing of President Declaration in Support of WTO
December 10, 2017

Trump’s Disdain Casts Unease Over World Trade Organization Summit
Politico, December 9, 2017

Trump’s Trade Chief Gets His Chance to Confront WTO Nemesis
Reuters, December 8, 2017

As WTO Members Meet in Argentina, The Organisation is in Trouble
The Economist, December 7, 2017

From the International Trade Administration

An American Delegation of States in Paris (to Promote FDI)
December 11, 2017

Trade Agreements


Producers Need Contingency PlanTrump May Actually Be Right About
the Trade Deficit With Canada

AJoT, December 12, 2017

if U.S. Pulls Out of NAFTA, USDA’s McKinney Says, December 11, 2017

‘Worker Bee’ Round of NAFTA Talks to Focus on Easier Chapters
Reuters, December 8, 2017

The Chief Beneficiary of NAFTA
is Hidden in Plain Sight

US Chamber of Commerce, December 7, 2017

Canada Courts Labor Leaders with
U.S. Resisting Nafta Proposals

Bloomberg, December 7, 2017

The US Can’t Forget
the Benefits NAFTA Has Provided

The Hill, December 6, 2017

Canada Backs Mexico’s Proposal
to Create NAFTA Energy Chapter

BN Americas, December 6, 2017

Canada-U.S. Trade Deal Possible
If NAFTA Fails, Trudeau Says

Bloomberg, December 6, 2017

On Twitter, Farmers Are Begging
Trump Not to Bail on NAFTA

Bloomberg, December 6, 2017

Mexican Ambassador: “50-50” Odds
NAFTA Will Be Terminated

CBS News, December 5, 2017

U.K. Wants ‘Virtually Identical’ Trade Deal with EU After Brexit
Bloomberg, December 11, 2017

EU, Japan Conclude World’s Largest Free Trade Agreement
Reuters, December 8, 2017

U.S., Egypt to Strengthen Trade Ties
American Shipper, December 7, 2017

Govt. to Focus on Boosting Nat’l Interest in KORUS FTA Renegotiation: Finance Minister
The Korea Herald, December 6, 2017

Mercosur Sees More Than 70 Percent Chance of EU Trade Deal
Reuters, December 5, 2017

Will Trump’s America and a Post-Brexit UK Benefit from a Future Free Trade Agreement?
Forbes, December 5, 2017


Fed By Trade

Trump Visit to UK Expected in New Year, US Ambassador Says
BBC, December 12, 2017

Protectionism is a Negative-Sum Game
The Wall Street Journal, December 10, 2017

Trump Administration Has Yet to Fill Many US Ambassador Posts in Europe
ABC News, December 9, 2017

US Agriculture Has Failed to Benefit from Korean Free Trade Agreement
Global Trade Mag, December 8, 2017

U.S. Panel Locks in Final Tariffs on Canadian Softwood Lumber
Fox Business, December 7, 2017

Export-Import Bank Nominee Faces Crucial Senate Test
The Wall Street Journal, December 6, 2017

Trade Agreements May Put U.S. Pork at Disadvantage in Japan, Vietnam
National Hog Farmer, December 6, 2017

Survey: US Firms Losing Confidence in China Business Climate
AP December 6, 2017


Trade Report: California Exports Edge Lower
CalChamber, December 7, 2017

Bullish Times for California Pistachio Growers
Western Farm Press, December 6, 2017

More International Articles

Trade Between Russia and India Up 22% This Year
RT, December 11, 2017

China and the New Phase of Trade Expansion
Huffington Post, December 10, 2017

Poland Risks Being the EU’s Rogue State
Bloomberg, December 10, 2017

May Hails New Optimism in Brexit Talks After Deal
Reuters, December 10, 2017

China is Not a Market Economy, And the WTO Won’t Survive Recognizing It As Such
Forbes, December 8, 2017

China’s Financial System Harbors Large Risks, Says IMF
BBC News, December 7, 2017

Canada’s Trudeau Says Trade Negotiations with China May Take Years
Newburgh Gazette, December 6, 2017

Mexico Presidency Hopeful Eyes Tax Cuts to Counter Trump Reform
Reuters, December 5, 2017

Europe to Weigh Whether U.S. Tax Cuts Violate Global Trade Rules
Bloomberg, December 4, 2017




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