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Tuesday, October 19, 2021

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14th Anniversary Edition – Trade Update

Thanks to our over 5,000 readers around the
world for your continued interest and support.

Fourteen years ago, on October 1, 2007, the
California Council for International Trade (CCIT) merged with the California Chamber
of Commerce International Trade Committee to
create the CalChamber Council for International Trade, which expands California’s voice on trade.

Please visit the CalChamber’s “History of the CCIT.”

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National Edition of CITU

Susanne Stirling, Vice President, International Affairs
Nikki Ellis, Senior Assistant, International Affairs

And thanks to the
CalChamber Communications Department!

Ann Amioka, Vice President, Communications
Steve Dormann, Web Managing Editor
Neil Ishikawa, Art Director
Lisa Haggard, Communications Assistant

Trade Policy

From the White House

FACT SHEET: Biden Administration Roadmap to Build an Economy Resilient to Climate Change Impacts
October 15, 2021

Remarks by President Biden and President Kenyatta of the Republic of Kenya Before Bilateral Meeting
October 14, 2021

President Biden Announces Key Nominations (Including Ambassador to Serbia and USTDA Director)
October 14, 2021

Statement by National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan on the Global Health Security Agenda Annual Report
October 14, 2021

Remarks by President Biden on Efforts to Address Global Transportation Supply Chain Bottlenecks
October 13, 2021
Readout of Virtual Roundtable
Background Press Call

FACT SHEET: Biden Administration Efforts to Address Bottlenecks at Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, Moving Goods from Ship to Shelf
October 13, 2021

Readout of President Biden’s Meeting with G20 Leaders
October 12, 2021

Readout of Vice President Kamala Harris’s Meeting With Israeli Foreign Minister and Alternate Prime Minister Yair Lapid
October 12, 2021

From the U.S. Department of Commerce

Notice of Request for Public Comments on Risks in the Semiconductor Supply Chain
Submit comments by November 8,2021

Readout of Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo Meeting with with Minister for Development Cooperation and Foreign Trade of Finland Ville Skinnari
October 18, 2021

Readout of Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo Meeting with French Minister of Economy, Finance and Recovery Bruno Le Maire
October 14, 2021

Recognizing Hispanic American Heritage Month: Commerce Department Offers Valuable Resources and Services for Hispanic Entrepreneurs and Hispanic -Owned Businesses
October 14, 2021

Readout of Deputy Secretary Graves Meeting with Meeting with Brazilian Deputy Minister of Economy Roberto Fendt
October 13, 2021

From the U.S. Trade Representative

Ambassador Katherine Tai’s Remarks As Prepared for Delivery on the World Trade Organization
October 14, 2021
Notice of Continuation and Request for Nominations for the Trade and Environment Policy Advisory Committee
Nominations accepted on a rolling basis.

Readouts from Ambassador Tai’s meetings this past week:
Labor Advisory Committee for Trade Negotiations and Trade Policy
International Labor Organization 
South Africa

Ambassador Tai to Travel to Brussels and Attend G7 Trade Ministers Meeting in London
October 18, 2021

USTR Asks ITC to Study Trade Impacts on Inequality
October 14, 2021

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative and the U.S. Department of State Participate in the Fourteenth Meeting of Dominican Republic–Central America–United States Free Trade Agreement’s Environmental Affairs Council
October 14, 2021

From the U.S. Department of State

Joint Statement on Third United States – Greece Strategic Dialogue
October 14, 2021

Secretary Antony J. Blinken with Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias for the U.S.-Greece Strategic Dialogue and Signing of the Renewal of the U.S.-Greece Mutual Defense Cooperation Agreement
October 14, 2021

Fourteenth Meeting of the United States-Dominican Republic-Central America Free Trade Agreement Environmental Affairs Council
October 14, 2021

From the International Trade Administration

Commerce Secretary Awards 13 Grants to Boost U.S. Exports, Support High Quality Jobs
October 19, 2021

From the U.S. Trade Development Agency

Vinai Thummalapally Appointed USTDA Deputy Director and Chief Operating Officer; Assumes Role of Acting Director
October 18, 2021

President Biden to Nominate Enoh T. Ebong as USTDA Director
October 14, 2021

From the World Trade Organization

Logistics Services Critical for Trade and Economic Development — DDG González
October 15, 2021

Members Pursue Convergence for an IP COVID-19 Response
October 14, 2021

E-Commerce Negotiations: Co-Convenors Urge Members to Intensify Efforts Ahead of MC12
October 13, 2021

Trade Agreements

AUKUS Spurs French Strategic Review with Tilt Toward Japan, India
Nikkei Asian Review, October 19, 2021

South Korea Beyond Northeast Asia: How Seoul Is Deepening Ties With India and ASEAN
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, October 19, 2021

India, Israel Agree to Resume Negotiations on FTA from Next Month
The Economic Times, October 18, 2021

Erdogan: Turkey Becoming Africa’s Leading Trade Partner
TRT World, October 17, 2021

Australian Trade Minister Leaves UK with No Deal
Politico, October 15, 2021

Canada, Citing Buy American Fears, Says it Might Limit U.S. Procurement Opportunities
Reuters, October 14, 2021

UAE, South Korea to Launch Free Trade Talks
Reuters, October 14, 2021

Biden Will Announce Expanded Operations at Port of Los Angeles as Supply Chain Crunch Continues
Los Angeles Times, October 13, 2021

EU to Hold Talks With U.K. on Northern Ireland Border Plan
Bloomberg, October 13, 2021


U.S. Closes In on Deal This Week to Halt Europe’s Digital Taxes
Bloomberg, October 19, 2021

Is Biden Creeping Toward a Trade Strategy?
The Hill, October 18, 2021

U.S. Renews Its Support for Trade Group It Once Made a Punching Bag
The New York Times, October 14, 2021

US to Reopen Land Borders in November for Fully Vaccinated
Associated Press, October 13, 2021

White House Scrambles to Address Looming Christmas Crisis
Politico, October 13, 2021

More International Articles

Global Economic Growth Will Stabilize Next Year, but Supply Chain Shock Remains a Risk, a Report Says.
The New York Times, October 19, 2021

America’s Political and Business Elites No Longer Agree on China
Financial Times, October 19, 2021

Are Supply Chain Disruptions the Beginning of the End of Globalization?
The Hill, October 19, 2021

Is Brexit Hurting the U.K. Economy? Trade Data Flashes a Warning
The Wall Street Journal, October 19, 2021

China’s Economic Growth Weakens Amid Construction Slowdown
Associated Press, October 18, 2021

Port Gridlock Stretches Supply Lines Thin in Blow for Economies
Bloomberg, October 16, 2021

Taiwan Tensions Raise Fears of U.S.-China Conflict in Asia
Politico, October 14, 2021

China Warns UK’s Truss Not to Imperil Ties Over Taiwan Spat
Politico, October 14, 2021

Japan’s New Leader Vows Money to Make Chips at Home
Bloomberg, October 13, 2021

Mexico Warns Migration Will Not Slow Without More U.S. Investment in Central America
Reuters, October 13, 2021

U.S. Revises EU Steel Proposal as Tariff-Increase Date Looms
Bloomberg, October 12, 2021

How Did the English Language Become the Global Lingua France?
Language Connections

International Events

California Edition

International COVID-19 Information 

Expo Dubai 2021
Oct 1 2021 – Mar 31 2022 all-day

 Be part of the magic. When the world comes together, we create a better tomorrow

Expo 2020 Dubai is the first World Expo to be held in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA) region, hosted in a city of the future, in one of the world’s most inclusive, ambitious and future-focused nations.

For 170 years, World Expos have provided a platform to showcase the greatest innovations that have shaped the world we live in today. Expo 2020 will continue that tradition with the latest technology from around the globe. Discover what makes Expo 2020 unique and how it’s ‘Connecting Minds and Creating the Future’.

Expo 2020 will have something for everyone, from families and children to governments and entrepreneurs.

2021 USDA Presentation – Expo Dubai 

A Global Stage for Business

Discover a unique global platform to win investment, forge agreements and promote international cooperation.

For more information or to register, please click here.

Taiwan Trade Shows Through the End of the Year
Oct 6 – Dec 27 all-day
36th Trade Expo Indonesia (TEI) Digital Edition (DE)
Oct 21 – Dec 20 all-day
ISDEF 2021 Israel Defense Expo
Nov 9 – Nov 11 all-day
Future-Proof Taxation
Nov 15 – Nov 16 all-day


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