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Tuesday, February 23, 2020

Featured Headlines

California Still a Top Exporting State
CalChamber, February 23, 2021Leading California Export Markets
California-UK After Brexit: Prospects for Partnership
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A New Year, A New Deal: The UK’s Future Relationship with California
CalChamber, January 12, 2021
Observations on future UK-CA relations by Joe White, Tech Envoy to the US and British Consul General SF; and Emily Cloke, British Consul General LA.

Trade Policy

From the White House

Remarks by President Biden at the 2021 Virtual Munich Security Conference
February 19, 2021

FACT SHEET: The United States-Canada Partnership
February 23, 2021

FACT SHEET: Biden-Harris Administration Increases Lending to Small Businesses in Need, Announces Changes to PPP to Further Promote Equitable Access to Relief
February 22, 2021

Statement by White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki on the Bilateral Virtual Meeting between President Joe Biden and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau
February 20, 2021

Statement by President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. on Introduction of the U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021
February 18, 2021

Readout of President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Call with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel
White House, February 17, 2021

From the U.S. Trade Representative

Hearing to Consider the Nomination of of Katherine C. Tai, of the District of Columbia, to be United States Trade Representative, with the rank of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary schedule for Thursday, February 25 at 10:00am EST

From U.S. Department of Agriculture

Statement on Change to Definition of ‘Agricultural Products’ in Reporting Trade Data
February 19, 2021

From the U.S. Department of State

U.S.-ROK-Japan Trilateral Meeting on Shared North Korea-Related Challenges
February 18, 2021

Joint Statement by the Secretary of State of the United States of America and the Foreign Ministers of France, Germany, and the United Kingdom
February 18, 2021

Secretary Blinken’s Call with Quad Ministers
February 18, 2021

Secretary Antony J. Blinken Remarks to the UN Security Council Briefing on COVID-19 and Vaccine Access
February 17, 2021

From the World Trade Organization

Goods Barometer Signals Strong Trade Rebound But Momentum May Be Short Lived
February 18, 2021

Biden Picks Up Where Trump Left Off in Hard-Line Stances at WTO
Bloomberg, February 22, 2021

New WTO Handbook Sheds Light on the Technical Barriers to Trade Agreement
February 22, 2021

Trade Agreements

China Back as Top India Trade Partner Even as Relations Sour
Bloomberg, February 22, 2021

India Signs Free Trade Pact With Mauritius, The First Of Its Kind With African Nation
Republic World, February 22, 2021

Watch Out EU! UK in Pole Position to Secure Free Trade Deal with India, Says Former MEP
Express UK, February 22, 2021

Australia’s Ambassador to the US Calls on Biden to Rejoin Trans=Pacific Partnership
The Epoch Times, February 18, 2021

Ukraine, Japan Start to Negotiate Free Trade Agreement
Kyiv Post, February 18, 2021

India Trade Minister Says Will Work with U.S. on New Trade Package
Reuters, February 17, 2021

The Economic Case For Prioritizing A U.S.-Taiwan Free Trade Agreement
Forbes, February 17, 2021


Decoupling With China Would Hurt U.S. Businesses, Chamber of Commerce Says
The Wall Street Journal, February 17, 2021

Report: Understanding U.S.-China Decoupling: Macro Trends and Industry Impacts
U.S. Chamber, February 17, 2021

U.S. Chamber Releases In-Depth Analysis of U.S.-China Economic Relationship
U.S. Chamber, February 17, 2021

Recording of Report Release

Fact Sheets
Aggregate Costs 
Medical Devices 

Beat China: Targeted Decoupling and the Economic Long War
Office of U.S. Senator Tom Cotton, February 2021

How American Free Trade Can Outdo China
The Wall Street Journal, February 22, 2021

Consumer Demand Snaps Back. Factories Can’t Keep Up.
The Wall Street Journal, February 22, 2021

Biden May Face an Uphill Task Trying to Form an ‘Anti-China Alliance’ in Asia
CNBC, February 21, 2021

Joe Biden to Meet Justin Trudeau of Canada after Keystone Pipeline Order
The Guardian, February 20, 2021

Chair Cantwell Announces Subcommittee Leadership for the 117th Congress
U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, February 19, 2021

Biden Declares ‘America Is Back’ on International Stage: Live Updates
The New York Times, February 19, 2021

U.S. House Revives Bill to Ban Goods from China’s Xinjiang
Reuters, February 18, 2021

U.S. Steps Up Heat on Container Carriers to Ease Port Congestion
Bloomberg, February 18, 2021

Biden Administration Maintains Status Quo on EU Product Tariffs (At Least for Now)
JD Supra, February 16, 2021

More International Articles

Commission Sets Course For an Open, Sustainable and Assertive EU Trade Strategy
European Commission, February 18, 2021

Chinese Loans to Latin America Plunge as Virus Strains Ties
AP, February 22, 2021

China Urges US to Lift Trade Restrictions, Stop Interference
ABC News, February 22, 2021

New Trade Commissioner for LATAC Announced
Government of the United Kingdom, February 19, 2021

Global Services Economy Moving at Two Speeds as Factories Thrive
The Wall Street Journal, February 19, 2021

EU Trade Chief Warns Biden Over ‘Buy American’ Push
Politico, February 18, 2021

International Events

California Edition

International COVID-19 Information 

Cyber Security Trade Mission to South America
Mar 1 – Mar 8 all-day

The United States Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration (ITA), is organizing a Cybersecurity Business Development Mission to Santiago, Chile; Montevideo, Uruguay; and Lima, Peru, March 1-5, 2021, along with an optional stop in Buenos Aires, Argentina on March 8, 2021.

Mission Participants Will: Learn about regional priorities, policy and regulatory changes, projects, and business opportunities. Make industry and government contacts. Have one-on-one business appointments with pre-screened potential buyers, agents, distributors, or joint venture partners in Chile, Peru, and Uruguay with optional appointments available in Argentina. Participate in Networking Receptions. Solidify business strategies and advance specific project goals. Why You Should Join: The purpose of this trade mission is to introduce U.S. firms to rapidly expanding markets for cyber-security products and services in South America.

The mission will help participating firms and trade associations to gain market insights, make industry contacts, solidify business strategies, and advance specific projects, with the goal of increasing U.S. exports to Peru, Chile, Uruguay, and Argentina. By participating in an official U.S. industry delegation, rather than traveling to Peru, Chile, Uruguay, and Argentina on their own, U.S. companies will enhance their ability to secure meetings in those countries and gain greater exposure to the region. By participating in the mission, U.S. companies will partake in customized, one-on-one, business appointments with pre-screened potential buyers, agents, distributors, and/or joint venture partners through which they may export their products and services to the region.

The Mission will provide opportunities for participants to have policy and regulatory framework discussions with foreign government representatives in order to advance U.S. cybersecurity sector interests and it will provide participants with an opportunity to meet with local governments and/or associations, to foster long-term partnerships, and to share best practices.

Hong Kong Economic & Trade Office, San Francisco & WTCLA Webinar
Mar 1 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

COVID-19 has impacted global trade and investment against a complex geopolitical backdrop. As companies around the world look for growth opportunities, how can Hong Kong play a role for US businesses? Hear about the latest situation and business sentiment on the ground in Hong Kong, which has been in the spotlight over the last two years. What are the facts? What are the key, emerging opportunities and how can companies explore them? This webinar co-hosted by the Hong Kong Economic Trade Office in San Francisco and the World Trade Center Los Angeles will share perspectives from Hong Kong investment leaders on how the region is attracting global players. How will Hong Kong maintain its role as Asia’s leading business and financial center? Join us to find out!

Executive Roundtable on China-EU relations, Brexit, and Implications for the United States with Ambassador Declan Kelleher
Mar 4 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Ahead of St. Patty’s Day on March 17, join Asia Society Northern California on Thursday, March 4 at 9:00 a.m. Pacific for an off-the-record Executive Roundtable with Ambassador Declan Kelleher, who previously served as Ireland’s permanent representative to the EU and its ambassador to China on how Brexit is affecting intra-European cooperation, the complex relations between China and Europe, and how all these interactions impact the United States. By most metrics, the United States, European Union and China are the world’s most important economies and geopolitical actors. COVID-19 has amplified the importance of the crucial relationships between these global powers and placed a particularly bright spotlight on both the ongoing uncertainty surrounding Brexit and China-EU engagement.  Isabel Hilton, CEO of the China Dialogue Trust and international journalist and broadcaster, will join us from London to moderate the discussion

Importing Gray Market Goods- The Rules are not Black and White
Mar 5 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm


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