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CalChamber Companies in the News

Farewell to the 747, the Plane that Shrank the World
AJoT, December 18, 2017

How Has Coca-Cola Turned Around its Fortunes in Latin America?
NASDAQ, December 14, 2017

Trade Policy

From the White House

National Security Strategy
December 2017

America Will Once Again Reach for the Moon – and Beyond
December 13, 2017

From the U.S. Department of Commerce

Statement from U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross on President Trump’s Speech on Regulatory Reform
December 14, 2017

U.S. Department of Commerce Issues Affirmative Preliminary Countervailing Duty Determination on Cast Iron Soil Pipe Fittings from the People’s Republic of China
December 13, 2017

Leveraging Open Data to Fuel American Innovation
December 13, 2017

From the U.S. Trade Representative

USTR Lighthizer Announces Results of Special 301 Out-of-Cycle Review of Thailand
December 15, 2017

USTR Robert Lighthizer Statement on the Conclusion of the WTO Ministerial Conference
December 14, 2017

Joint Statement on the Council Meeting of the U.S.-Central Asia Trade and Investment Framework Agreement
December 13, 2017

USTR Robert Lighthizer on the Joint Statement on Electronic Commerce
December 13, 2017

From the Department of State

Secretary Tillerson Travels to Canada
December 18, 2017

U.S.-China Consultation on Foreign Nongovernmental Organization Management
December 14, 2017

Secretary Tillerson Hosts the Second U.S.-Mexico Strategic Dialogue on Disrupting Transnational Criminal Organizations
December 13, 2017

From the World Trade Organization and the 11th Ministerial Conference

The World Still Needs the WTO
Bloomberg, December 18, 2017

India to Host WTO Meeting in February
Business Standard, December 18, 2017

U.S. Trade Rep Defends U.S. Ag in WTO Meeting
Hoosier Ag Today, December 14, 2017

Ministerial Ends with Decisions on Fish Subsidies, E-Commerce Duties; Ongoing Work Continues
December 13, 2017

MC11 Closing Ceremony Remarks by DG Azevêdo
December 13, 2017

WTO Meeting Ends in Discord, Ministers Urge Smaller-Scale Trade Talks
Reuters, December 13, 2017

US Crushes India’s Expectations for Better Food Security Programmes at WTO
The Economic Times, December 13, 2017

Trade Agreements


Boeing-Bombardier Spat Puts
U.S.-Canadian Trade Deals in Spotlight

Reuters, December 18, 2017

NAFTA Washington Talks Said to
Leave Major Differences Untouched

Reuters, December 15, 2017

Republican Governors Meet with
Pence Over NAFTA Concerns

Reuters, December 14, 2017

New Nafta Pits Silicon Valley
Against Hollywood Over Copyright

AJoT, December 14, 2017

Nafta: In New Phase of Talks,
Search Starts for Solutions to Break Impasse

Nanaimo News, December 14, 2017

Trump’s Top Nafta Negotiator Dines
with Mexico’s in Buenos Aires

Bloomberg, December 13, 2017

Union Leader to Talk NAFTA
with Top Trump Adviser, Again

CBC News, December 12, 2017

Congressional Testimony: The Future
of the North American Free Trade Agreement

Americas Society/Council of the Americas, December 12, 2017

Ross: US Still Open to TTIP
Global Trade, December 19, 2017

India Shouldn’t Expect a Handout from US Trade Agreements
The Hill, December 19, 2017

In Wake of Trudeau’s Summit No-Show, Japan Raises Possibility of a Trans-Pacific Partnership Without Canada
National Post, December 18, 2017

EU Aiming for Post-Brexit Trade Deal to Be Ready by January 2021
Bloomberg, December 18, 2017

South Korean Trade Ministry Says Ready to Begin Renegotiating U.S. Trade Pact
Reuters, December 17, 2017

Mexico Plots Open Trade Course to Escape Trump’s NAFTA Threats
Reuters, December 16, 2017

China, ROK Actively Preparing for Free Trade Agreement Talks
XinhuaNet, December 14, 2017

Egypt-Mercosur Free Trade Agreement Meeting Kicks Off in Argentina
Egypt Today, December 14, 2017

Mexico Sees Possible EU Trade Deal as NAFTA Talks Drag On
Reuters, December 13, 2017


GOP Defectors Block Trump Nominee to Head Ex-Im Bank
Politico, December 18, 2017

US Current Account Trade Deficit Drops 19.2 Percent in Q3
The Sacramento Bee, December 19, 2017

Trump ‘America First’ Plan Sees China, Russia as U.S. Frenemies
Bloomberg, December 18, 2017

Trump Year One: Better Scorecard Than Predicted
Financial Times, December 17, 2017

The U.S. Is Left Behind on Trade
The Wall Street Journal, December 15, 2017

List of Top 10 Border Crossings for Trade tarts with Laredo, Includes Detroit’s Ambassador Bridge
Forbes, December 14, 2017

U.S. Says China is Still Failing to Notify WTO of State-Backed Firms
Reuters, December 13, 2017

U.S. Fuels the World as Shale Boom Powers Record Oil Exports
AJoT, December 13, 2017

Robert Lighthizer’s Global Trade Governance Critique
Forbes, December 12, 2017


Port of Long Beach Surges Past 2016 Cargo Volume
AJoT, December 13, 2017

More International Articles

Belgium to Be First Country to Post a Female Ambassador to Saudi Arabia
The Washington Post, December 19, 2017

EU Complains US Tax Plans Could Endanger EU-US Trade
AP, December 18, 2017

The New G3 on Trade is a Logical Next Step
Financial Times, December 17, 2017

Japan Exports Boom, But Inflation Not Following Script in Blow to Bank of Japan Exit Plan
Reuters, December 17, 2017

China Risks Escalating Trade Row with US and EU After it Cuts Export Taxes on Steel
South China Morning Post, December 15, 2017

Macron’s Eurozone Ideas Hit Snag at EU Summit
Politico, December 15, 2017

Brexit Phase 2 Can Begin After EU Declares ‘Sufficient Progress’
Politico, December 15, 2017

Latin American and Caribbean Economies Will Show A Moderate Recovery in 2018 and Grow 2.2%
Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, December 14, 2017

Saudi King Prioritizes Economic Reforms for Coming Year
AP, December 13, 2017

Taiwan Eyes ‘Important Role’ in Alternative Asian Sphere of Influence
Nikkei Asian Review, December 13, 2017

U.S., EU, Japan Fire New Warning Shot Over China Trade Abuse
AJoT, December 12, 2017

China Beef Deal Has Alberta Cattlemen Salivating
Edmonton Sun, December 11, 2017

Preliminary Overview of the Economies of Latin America and the Caribbean 2017. Briefing paper
December 2017




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