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ECONOMY | USMCA Expected to Bring Some Relief From Pandemic Economic Woes

ECONOMY | USMCA Expected to Bring Some Relief From Pandemic Economic Woes

BY EMEL AKAN WASHINGTON—The new trade agreement between the United States, Mexico, and Canada took effect on July 1, opening a fresh era in North American free trade. The agreement contains new “rules of origin” on cars, which incentivize the use of high-wage labor in auto manufacturing and make U.S. and Canadian workers more competitive vis-a-vis Mexican […]

What the Virus Showed Us – An Unhealthy Dependence on China

What the Virus Showed Us – An Unhealthy Dependence on China

    By William Hicks Stop and consider all the politicians that have cost our nations economic future and health by becoming overly dependent upon China. Name all the businesses that have outsourced to China for their cheap sometimes slave labor. It would be different if what has been outsourced was just things we could […]

POLITICS | Senate Passes USMCA Deal, Sending It to Trump’s Desk

POLITICS | Senate Passes USMCA Deal, Sending It to Trump’s Desk

BY EMEL AKAN WASHINGTON—The U.S. Senate on Jan 16 approved the U.S.–Mexico–Canada Agreement (USMCA) in an 89 to 10 vote. The agreement now heads to President Donald Trump’s desk for his signature. With the same kind of bipartisan support, the USMCA cleared the U.S. House of Representatives 385-41 on Dec. 19. The Senate approval comes a day after […]

USMCA is a Win for Farmers and California

USMCA is a Win for Farmers and California

SACRAMENTO – Today, Senate Republican Leader Shannon Grove  (R-Bakersfield) released the following statement after Congress passed the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA):  “Our Central Valley feeds and fuels the nation. In 2018, California exports to Canada and Mexico supported nearly 240,000 jobs and created more than $29 billion in economic value.  “This 21st century trade agreement […]

USMCA Won’t Pass This Year Unless Deal Reached by Week’s End: Grassley

USMCA Won’t Pass This Year Unless Deal Reached by Week’s End: Grassley

BY ZACHARY STIEBER   The U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade agreement probably won’t pass this year unless a deal is reached this week, Sen. Chuck Grassley, the President Pro Tempore, said on Dec. 2. “I’ve come to the floor many times to speak with my colleagues about the U.S.-Mexico trade agreement. I recently spoke with my colleagues in the House […]

U.S. Officials from Around the World Come to Hueneme to Talk Commerce

U.S. Officials from Around the World Come to Hueneme to Talk Commerce

International liaisons, logistic technology experts, local exporters, and trade officials convened in a think-tank style consortium today at the Port of Hueneme. Focusing on how to grow businesses through utilizing technological advances in eCommerce and blockchain in new and emerging markets, participants interfaced with Embassy Attachés from Seoul, South Korea; Jakarta, Indonesia; Ho Chi Minh […]

Trump Says China Has Blinked In Trade War — Talks On Again

Trump Says China Has Blinked In Trade War — Talks On Again

  DAVID KRAYDEN OTTAWA BUREAU CHIEF   President Donald Trump said Monday that China called to say it wants to go back to the bargaining table and restart trade talks with the United States. Trump says Chinese officials called Washington to urge a return to negotiations after an impasse provoked stock market chaos last week, USA […]

G7 Surprise: Donald Trump Announces Trade Deal In Principle Agreement with Japan

G7 Surprise: Donald Trump Announces Trade Deal In Principle Agreement with Japan

By CHARLIE SPIERING   President Donald Trump announced a new trade deal in principal with Japan on Sunday, during the G7 summit of world leaders in France. “This is a tremendous deal for the United States,” Trump said after announcing the deal with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. “It’s a, really, tremendous deal for our farmers and […]

Trump Authorizes $16 Billion To Farmers Affected By Trade War

Trump Authorizes $16 Billion To Farmers Affected By Trade War

Mary Margaret Olohan  | Reporter . President Donald Trump authorized the Department of Agriculture (USDA) Thursday to give $16 billion to U.S. farmers suffering from Chinese tariffs, saying that his administration is fighting for farmers “on every front.” The White House outlined programs intended to help farmers while giving the president time to work out a beneficial […]

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