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December 4, 2019

China – Human Rights Will Determine Outcome of the Trade War
Mexico – USMCA Getting Close

If there has been bipartisanship on the Hill on anything, it’s on the current US-China Tariff War, and now, in more recent weeks, on addressing China’s human rights practices. In fact, the US response to China’s human rights practices may determine the outcome of the tariff war. It is already impacting negotiations.

First, the US -China trade relationship, specifically, the US imposition of increased tariffs on imports from China (and China’s retaliatory tariffs): Both D’s and R’s tell Trump to stay tough. Better come up with something good – get China to change its bad trade practices; we (the US trade community) need to get something for the pain...

September 20, 2019

Congress is back from August recess. If they are going to get any legislation passed this year, it better start moving in September! Thus far, other than prison reform, Congress has produced precious little (but they passed a budget, so Federal spending continues at record pace).

Politicians make public statements ‘back home’ about gun violence; but once in their Capitol Hill offices,  gun control legislation remains a topic that many Members of Congress try to avoid, while the others won’t compromise.

The world watches with trepidation: first Iran attacked tankers carrying Saudi oil. Now it has attacked Saudi Arabia and its oil production directly – will Saudi’s treat it as an ‘Act of War’? Will the US intervene?

The US-China trade dispu...

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About the PCC

The Pacific Coast Council of Customs Brokers and Freight Forwarders Assns. Inc. (PCC) was established to further the interests of Pacific Coast freight forwarders and customs brokers, their customers, U.S. exporters and importers, and the entire international trade community. It is the primary goal of the PCC to foster the unimpeded flow of international trade along the U.S. Pacific Coast, and to assure the productive participation of forwarders and brokers.

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