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Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Featured Headlines

Business Awaits Upcoming Port Worker Negotiations
CalChamber, April 19, 2022


Trade Policy

From the White House

Joint Statement Between the United States, Belize, Germany, Indonesia, and Senegal on the Announcement of the Second Global COVID-⁠19 Summit
April 18, 2022

Statement by Press Secretary Jen Psaki on U.S.-ASEAN Special Summit
April 16, 2022

Readout of Vice President Harris’s Call with Ray Chambers of the Partnership for Central America
April 15, 2022

President Biden Announces Key Nominees (Including Ambassadors to Mongolia and Mali)
April 15, 2022

Readout of Vice President Harris’s Meeting with President Hassan of Tanzania
April 15, 2022

Readout of Vice President Harris’s Call with President Herzog of Israel
April 14, 2022

Statement by CEA Chair Cecilia Rouse on the Economic Report of the President
April 14, 2022

Statement by President Joe Biden on Call with President Zelenskyy and Additional Security Assistance to Ukraine
April 13, 2022

From the U.S. Department of Commerce

ICYMI: Raimondo, Graves, Blanket Regional Media, Underscore Local Impact of Bipartisan Innovation Act
April 14, 2022

Commerce Department Identifies First Belarusian and More Russian Aircraft Exported to Belarus and Russia in Apparent Violation of U.S. Export Controls
April 14, 2022

U.S. Department of Commerce Appoints 27 Members to National AI Advisory Committee
April 14, 2022

Secretary Raimondo, Minister Schramböck sign memorandum of understanding to expand Registered Apprenticeship programs in the U.S.
April 13, 2022

Readout of Deputy Secretary Graves’ Meeting with Governor of the Japan Bank for International Cooperation Tadashi Maeda
April 13, 2022

Readout of Secretary Raimondo’s Meeting with Indian Minister of External Affairs, Dr. Subrahmanyam Jaishankar
April 12, 2022

Readout of Deputy Secretary Graves’ Meeting with German State Secretary for Economic, Finance and European Affairs Jörg Kukies
April 12, 2022

Remarks by U.S. Deputy Secretary of Commerce Don Graves at the Meeting of the Trade Finance Advisory Council
April 12, 2022

Readout of Secretary Raimondo’s Meeting with Austrian Digital & Economic Affairs Minister Margarete Schramböck
April 12, 2022

From the U.S. Trade Representative

Notice of Continuation and Request for Nominations for the Intergovernmental Policy Advisory Committee on Trade
Applications due by May 4, 2022

Readout of Ambassador Katherine Tai’s Virtual Meeting with Taiwan Minister-Without-Portfolio John Deng
April 18, 2022

Readout of Ambassador Katherine Tai’s Meeting with Singapore’s Minister for Finance Lawrence Wong
April 18, 2022

USTR Announces Reallocation of Unused Fiscal Year 2022 WTO Tariff-Rate Quota Volume for Raw Cane Sugar
April 15, 2022

Readout of Ambassador Katherine Tai’s Meeting with Indian Minister of External Affairs Subrahmanyam Jaishankar
April 12, 2022

Readout of Ambassador Katherine Tai’s Meeting with Germany’s State Secretary for International and EU Affairs and G7/G20 Sherpa Jörg Kukies
April 12, 2022

From the U.S. Department of State

On-the-Record Briefing: Secretary Blinken’s Upcoming Travel to Panama
April 15, 2022

Secretary Antony J. Blinken Virtual Remarks on 21st Century Diplomacy and Global Challenges
April 14, 2022

Joint Statement of the United States of America and Sweden on Cooperation in Quantum Information Science and Technology
April 12, 2022

Green Shipping Corridors
April 12, 2022

From the Export-Import Bank of the U.S.

EXIM Board of Directors Unanimously Approves Make More in America Initiative
April 14, 2022

From the World Trade Organization

DDG Ellard: More Cooperation, Trade and Stronger Institutions Needed to Solve Crisis
April 19, 2022

Multilateralism “Must Be Reimagined and Fit for Purpose,” DG Tells Brazilian Diplomats
April 18, 2022

World Bank, IMF, WFP and WTO Call for Urgent Coordinated Action on Food Security
April 13, 2022

WTO-WEF Publication Looks at Policy Approaches to Harness “TradeTech” Potential
April 12, 2022

Trade Agreements

Taiwan Seeks Indo-Pacific Economic Framework Membership with U.S.
Reuters, April 19, 2022

Singaporean, NZ Leaders Talk Down Probability of US Joining Trans-Pacific Trade Pact
Stuff.Co, April 19, 2022

Explained: What is the UK-India Free Trade Agreement All About
Times of India, April 19, 2022

Behind India’s Trade Deals in Works with UK, Israel, EU, Canada
Hindustan Times, April 18, 2022

India and Australia’s Winning Deal on Trade Will Boost the Quad
Nikkei Asia, April 18, 2022

U.K.’s Johnson to Meet Modi in India to Talk Trade, Defense
Bloomberg, April 17, 2022

UK Music Execs Hail Benefits of UK-New Zealand Trade Deal
Government of the United Kingdom, April 16, 2022

US Should Forge Deeper Partnership with Uruguay
The Hill, April 15, 2022

S. Korea Decides to Join CPTPP Trade Agreement
Yonhap News Agency, April 15, 2022

India-European Union Trade Agreement Talks To Resume In June
NDTV, April 14, 2022

Will EU’s Hawks Kill Off Free Trade with Asia?
Asia Times, April 13, 2022

U.S.-India Forum Holds ‘Substantial Promise’ to Expand Trade, Reduce Barriers -USTR
Reuters, April 12, 2022


US, Taiwan Defy Beijing in ‘Sensitive Moment’ When Pressures are Mounting on China
South China Morning Post, April 19, 2022

The Case for Free Trade Remains Strong
CATO Institute, April 19, 2022

U.S. CDC Lifts COVID ‘Do Not Travel’ Recommendations on About 90 Countries
Reuters, April 18, 2022

Cut Tariffs to Help Inflation and Ukraine
The Wall Street Journal, April 17, 2022

Biden to Host Rescheduled Summit with Southeast Asian Leaders
Politico, April 16, 2022

More International Articles

World Economic Outlook Report: War Sets Back the Global Recovery
International Monetary Fund, April 2022

War Dims Global Economic Outlook as Inflation Accelerates
International Monetary Fund, April 19, 2022

Spring Meetings 2022 Media Roundtable Opening Remarks by World Bank Group President David Malpass
World Bank, April 18, 2022

World Bank Cuts 2022 Global Growth Outlook on Russia Invasion
Bloomberg, April 18, 2022

China Turns Focus on Supply Chains, Pledging More Financial Aid
Bloomberg, April 18, 2022

Mexican President’s Contentious Electricity Overhaul Defeated in Congress
Reuters, April 17, 2022

Probe Threatens Southeast Asia’s Role as U.S.’s Top Solar Supplier
The Wall Street Journal, April 15, 2022

Truckers Caught in Covid Controls Snarl China Supply Chains
Bloomberg, April 14, 2022

Regional Economic Alliances Set to Intensify China-US Rivalry in Asia
The Korea Times, April 14, 2022

Why Europeans Are Suddenly Snapping Up Cheap American Cheese
Bloomberg, April 13, 2022

Your Package Was Delivered on Time? You’ve Got this Supply Chain Workaround to Thank
Los Angeles Times, April 13, 2022

‘Everything Changed When Russia Invaded’: Finland and Sweden Inch Closer to Seeking NATO Membership
CNBC, April 13, 2022

Inflation Wave Reaches Asia With Signs Worst Is Yet to Come
Bloomberg, April 13, 2022

Here’s How China’s Lockdowns Are Rippling Through the Economy
Bloomberg, April 13, 2022

International Events

California Edition

International COVID-19 Information 

2023 Taiwan Trade Shows
Jan 1 @ 6:36 pm – Dec 31 @ 7:36 pm
Arab Health
Jan 20 – Feb 2 all-day

The California Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) is supporting up to seven (7) California small businesses with $4,000 each in funding to participate in Arab Health. Arab Health brings together key stakeholders to collaborate and make healthcare a more sustainable, positive impact industry. Discover the way forward through sustainable and innovative solutions that will disrupt existing models, revolutionizing healthcare for future generations.

Please see the event flyer for further details.

NCAPEC 2023 Executive Roundtable – Pasadena
Jan 31 – Feb 1 all-day
The National Center for APEC’s 2023 Executive Roundtable will bring together industry leaders and senior government representatives from the United States to discuss plans and develop strategies for achieving concrete outcomes for APEC 2023.

Under the theme of “Creating a resilient and sustainable future for all”, the United States government has announced the following priorities for 2023:

  • Interconnected Building a resilient and interconnected region that advances broad-based economic prosperity.
  • Innovative Enabling an innovative environment for a sustainable future.
  • Inclusive Affirming an equitable and inclusive future for all.

The Roundtable is an important opportunity for NCAPEC members to engage with APEC’s 2023 leadership to better understand USG’s focus areas and to ensure that business priorities are addressed during the U.S. chairmanship.

China Clean Beauty Trade Mission
Feb 21 – Feb 22 all-day
China is currently the second largest cosmetics market globally and the top destination for U.S. cosmetics exports. It is estimated the Chinese beauty and personal care market will be worth more than $78 billion by 2025. Sophisticated consumers and increasing awareness of the skin-aging effects of pollution are driving more Chinese shoppers to opt for natural and organic personal care products. Join this event to learn more about this highly attractive market and to pitch your clean beauty products virtually to distributors across mainland China and Hong Kong. Support up to 10 STEP-eligible small businesses to participate in this event. Pre-registration with U.S Commercial Service and passed U.S Commercial Service vetting is required

Please see the event flyer for further details.

EXPORTING 101: Pathways to Developing International Markets
Feb 22 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm


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