Trade Update – February 6, 2024

CalChamber Council for International Trade

Featured Headlines

Remembering Allan Zaremberg: A Note from CalChamber President and CEO Jennifer Barrera
February 5, 2024, CalChamber

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
Readout of President Joe Biden’s Call with President Andrés Manuel López Obrador of Mexico
The White House, February 3, 2024

Statement from President Joe Biden on the Restoration of the Northern Ireland Executive and Assembly
The White House, February 3, 2024

U.S. Department of Commerce

SelectUSA Investment Summit 2024

The California Governor’s Office of Business & Economic Development (GO-Biz) is leading a delegation of California local economic development leaders and innovation partners to the 2024 SelectUSA Investment Summit  Home (   to promote California to international investors.

GO-Biz is offering sponsorship opportunities to California organizations that serve the international business community. As a sponsor, your organization will be highlighted in select events and publications at the Summit. All sponsors must be vetted and approved by GO-Biz. Sponsorship deadline is March 29, 2024. Learn more and contact Henan Li ( with any questions

Raimondo Says China EVs are a National Security Risk For US-EU
January 31, 2024, Asia Financial

US Trade Representative

USTR Should Improve Coordination on New Automotive Rules of Origin
January 31, 2024 Government Accountability Office

US Trade Chief Says Big Tech’s Data Dominance Requires New Rules
January 23, 2024 Bloomberg

World Trade Organization

Chair introduces draft text for agriculture negotiations in run-up to MC13
WTO, January 30, 2024

Export Import Bank

Export Import Bank

90th Anniversary of Export-Import Bank Brings Survey for Future
To take the survey, visit this link. This survey will remain open through Friday, March 1, 2024

Trade Agreements

U.S. Department of Commerce Announces Upcoming Entry into Force of the IPEF Supply Chain Agreement
U.S. Department of Commerce, January 31, 2024


“This is a BFD”: Governor Newsom Highlights Massive $15.5+ Billion in Climate Investments from Biden Administration
Office of the Governor, February 2, 2024

California dockworkers have a new target in their fight against automation
Politico, February 1, 2024

New Consul General of Mexico Meets with CalChamber President

Christian Tonatiuh González Jiménez & Jennifer Barrera
Christian Tonatiuh González Jiménez, recently named the Consul General of Mexico in Sacramento, stops by the CalChamber offices on January 31 for a get-acquainted meeting with CalChamber President and CEO Jennifer Barrera. The Consul General most recently served as chief of protocol and public diplomacy at the Permanent Mission of Mexico in the United Nations. During Mexico’s participation as an elected member of the U.N. Security Council (2021–2022), he served as the spokesperson and was in charge of disseminating Mexico’s activities, results and positions in the U.N. Security Council. Mexico continues to be California’s No. 1 export market, purchasing 16.5% of all California exports.President

More International Articles

Salvadorans celebrating expected reelection of ‘world’s coolest dictator’ as their president
ABC News, February 3, 2024 

Northern Ireland gets its first Sinn Féin first minister in historic shift
Washington Post, February 3, 2024 

The 11-mile £10bn tunnel that’s so big it connects two different European countries
Express, February 3, 2024

Red Sea Attacks Force Firms to Test New Land Routes Via UAE, Saudi
Bloomberg, February 2, 2024 

Europe within reach of landmark AI rules after nod from EU countries
Reuters, February 2, 2024 

Farmers Fight Back Across Europe
Newsweek, February 2, 2024 

Lots More on Why Farmers Across Europe are Furious
Bloomberg, February 2, 2024 




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