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 Association News
Important Message from Rob Dumont
 Reflections on Leadership - How to Gain New Perspective
 The phrase, "It's lonely at the top" has been uttered so many times that it's become cliche - but for C-suite leaders, it's more than that. It"s reality. As you ascend the career ladder, the number of people you can confide in dwindles. If you are an executive officer, one of the essentials for effective leadership is having someone you can turn to and say "I'm struggling..." or, "I need to talk about this decision."
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Advocacy News
NAFTA Modernization Outreach Meeting
Mr. Dumont attended the NAFTA Modernization Outreach Meeting. Here is a copy of the meeting's handout. The document is a comprehensive guide of what you might give thought to concerning the renegotiation of NAFTA. Please read the handout and address your comments or questions by email to either, or both, Zvi S. Rosen at and/or Rosalyn C. Steward at

US-China Economic & Security Review Commission:  
2017 Annual Report to Congress
Manufacturing & Technology News says every American should read this report to Congress and they will have a different perspective of the U.S.-China relationship and the federal government's unwillingness to defend the interests of American companies and their workers. Full article

In The News
From Industry Week:
Trump Imposes Next Batch of China Tariffs as Trade War Escalates
China is poised to retaliate with tariffs on $60 billion in U.S. goods, a move that President Donald Trump has said would spur new duties on another $267 billion in Chinese imports.China is poised to retaliate with tariffs on $60 billion in U.S. goods, a move that President Donald Trump has said would spur new duties on another $267 billion in Chinese imports.  Full Article  

From Harris/Bricken:
How to Leave China AND Survive
Not surprisingly, our China lawyers are seeing a massive increase in foreign (mostly American) companies seeking to reduce or eliminate their China ties. Many are seeking to terminate their relationship with their Chinese suppliers and moving production elsewhere.  Full Article
Membership Benefits News
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Buying America Back
A Real-Deal Blueprint for Restoring American Prosperity
by: Alan Uke

Buying America Back outlines a plan to turn back the tide with a grass-roots movement to promote American industry by helping American consumers have a better understanding of where their goods (and services) come from.
Accurate disclosure would enable consumers to reward local producers or those with high local-product content. Uke points out that this approach is increasingly popular with food, and prevalent in many other countries.

"As more products are produced globally, it's not as simple as buying American anymore. Alan clearly walks you through the relationship between where a product is made and how important a fair trade ratio is to the United States.

Every once in a while, you'll stumble upon a book that significantly changes the way you see the world. This is one of those books...what was most striking about this work is its potential - with no trade restrictions, subsidies, or costly regulations (and almost no cost to businesses or taxpayers!) - to drastically improve the state of the U.S. economy on the scale of tens or hundreds of billion dollars and hundreds of thousands of new jobs annually.

Find this book at Amazon .