Trade Update – January 30, 2024

CalChamber Council for International Trade

Featured Headlines


Billions in Tariff Savings Possible If Congress Renews Trade Program
CalChamber January 26, 2024

Coalition for GSP

CalChamber Companies in the News

Walmart México invites companies to be part of its supply
Mexico Daily Post, January 22, 2024

Trade Policy

White House


2024 Class of Presidential Leadership Scholars Announced
Including Emily Desai, Deputy Director of International for GoBiz
Presidential Leadership Scholars, January 24, 2024

Biden-Harris Administration announces nearly $250 million in bipartisan infrastructure law funding to modernize airports in 37 states
American Journal of Transportation, January 30, 2024

Supplemental Burma Business Advisory
United States Trade Representative

Biden freezes approvals to export gas, imperiling major projects
American Journal of Transportation, January 26, 2024

Now Is the Wrong Time to Cut Natural Gas Exports
US Chamber, January 25, 2024

Don’t use Europe as ‘excuse’ to expand gas exports, EU lawmakers tell Biden
Justice – Le Site Web de Marie Toussanint, January 25, 2024

U.S. Trade Representative

Staff exodus signals end to Biden’s trade dreams
Politico January 27, 2024

Brown To Oppose Administration’s Deputy U.S. Trade Representative Nominee
Senator Sherrod Brown (, January 24, 2024

World Trade Organization

Members updated on progress in dispute settlement reform talks in run-up to MC13
January 26, 2024

Summary of U.S. Mission to the WTO and Ambassador María L. Pagán’s Engagement at the WTO during the week of January 22, 2024
January 25, 2024

Trade Agreements

United States and Kenya to Hold Third Negotiating Round Under the Strategic Trade and Investment Partnership
USTR, January 25, 2024

U.K. pauses trade talks with Canada, claims ‘progress is not being made’
Global News, January 25, 2024

U.K. walks away from trade talks with Canada
CBC News, January 25, 2024



Request for Information on Agricultural Foreign Investment Disclosure Act (AFIDA) FSA-153 Form Modernization and Information Collection Request
Comment by February 16, 2024
Federal Register, December 18, 2023

Senate bill would press USDA to improve tracking of foreign ownership of US farmland
Politico, January 25, 2024

Agricultural Foreign Investment Disclosure Act (AFIDA) 2024
Tester’s Bipartisan Bill Would Improve Tracking of Foreign Investment in American Farmland, Aid His Ongoing Efforts to Ban Adversaries from Gaining Foothold on U.S. Soil
Senator Jon Tester (, January 25, 2024

Foreign Investment in U.S. Agricultural Land Is Raising National Security Concerns 
US Government Accountability Office, January 23, 2024


Governor Newsom To Congress: Act Now On Tijuana River Crisis
Office of the Governor, January 29, 2024

The lithium revolution has arrived at California’s Salton Sea
Los Angles Times, January 25, 2024

More International Articles

Maersk Unveils World’s Biggest Methanol-Powered Container Ship
Bloomberg, January 25, 2024

No Hint of Cuts as European Central Bank Keeps Rates Unchanged
Reuters, January 25, 2024

French farmers block roads, dump produce as protest edges closer to Paris | Reuters
Reuters, January 25, 2024

Attacks in the Red Sea Are a Growing Risk to the Global Economy
Bloomberg, January 24, 2024

Tibet, Taiwan, and the India-China-US triangle
Brookings, January 24, 2024




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