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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 

2022 Taiwan Trade Shows
Jan 16 @ 9:40 pm – Oct 27 @ 10:40 pm


  1. 2022  Taiwan Innotech Expo:

Date                              : Oct. 13-15, 2022

Registration Deadline:  July 30, 2022

Location                       : Taipei, Taiwan

Official web site          :

  1. 2035 E-Mobility Taiwan (, originally on 10/26/2022, has been rescheduled to April 12-15, 2023.

This trade show will occur at the same place and same time with Taipei AMPA and Autotronics Taipei events.

1.     Taiwan International Intelligent Manufacturing Show (Hybrid event)

Physical Show              : Nov. 23 – Nov. 25, 2022

Online Exhibition         : Nov. 23 – Dec. 23, 2022

Official web site         :


2.     Taiwan Products e-Magazine:

Taiwan Products is one of the leading business-to-business publications which aims to introduce a wide range of Taiwan merchandise to its global readers. This full-color, English-language magazine is published in ten issues annually. Each issue focuses on a specific industry. Features including Latest Products, Online Deals, Inspiring Company Stories, and information on manufacturers and exporters.


Note on border control:

TaipeiPLAS & ShowTech Taipei 2022 Fact Sheet

Arabian Adventures with the Los Altos Chamber of Commerce
Oct 4 – Oct 11 all-day

This exhilarating 7-day tour will take you to a destination that has attracted attention all over the world. Dubai is a breathtaking metropolis boasting distinctive modern architecture. Begin your journey by exploring the old and modern regions of this breathtaking cosmopolitan city. Discover the major city highlights with a tour of Dubai before you have dinner onboard an exquisitely decorated Dhow. Later, prepare for a thrilling journey over rolling dunes deep in the heart of the desert, where you will enjoy a BBQ dinner and traditional Belly dancing performance. Last but not the least, you will travel to Abu Dhabi, the capital city of the United Arab Emirates. Marvel at the majestic Grand Mosque, one of the largest mosques in the world. From there you will end your journey with a magical final night in Dubai.

Taiwan Expo USA 2022 at Washington D.C.
Oct 12 – Oct 14 all-day

Taiwan Trade Center, San Francisco would like to invite you to attend Taiwan Expo USA 2022 at Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, Washington D.C. on Oct. 12-14, 2022.
Pre-registration (free):

Vitrual Exhibition :
Dates & Hours:
October 12 – 13 10:00 – 17:00
October 14 10:00 – 15:00
Organizers: Bureau of Foreign Trade, MOEA, Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA)

37th Trade Expo Indonesia (Virtual and In-Person)
Oct 19 – Dec 19 all-day
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The Government of the Republic of Indonesia c.q. the Ministry of Trade of the Republic of Indonesia will hold the 37th Trade Expo Indonesia (TEI) 2022. It will be officially opened by the President of the Republic of Indonesia, H.E. Mr. Joko Widodo. The expo is the biggest platform where buyers from around the world could connect with Indonesian potential exporters and will experience huge business transactions.

After two years convened virtually due to the pandemic, TEI 2022 will be held in person on October 19-23 October 2022 at the Indonesia Convention Exhibition (ICE), BSD City, Tangerang-Banten, Indonesia.

In addition, the virtual expo will be held until 19 December 2022. TEI 2022 raises the theme “Strengthening Global Trade for Stronger Recovery”, which is in line with Indonesia’s G20 Presidency theme: “Recover Together, Recover Stronger”.

The program of TEI 2022 will include exhibitions, business forums, business counseling, and business matching that focus on the following sectors: Manufactured, Fashion and Accessories, Healthcare and Beauty, Medical Equipment, Furniture and Home Decorations, Digital, and Services, as well as Food and Beverages.

Building a Green Sustainable Society through California-Japan Collaboration
Oct 20 @ 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm

On Thursday, October 20, the Consulate General of Japan in San Francisco and the Japan Society of Northern California will host a special program to explore how Japanese companies and Silicon Valley start-ups are partnering to develop technologies and build new businesses that focus on reducing carbon emissions and meeting global climate change goals.

Lt. Governer Kounalakis will be joining by video message. This event is a follow up the March 2022 signing of a Memorandum of Cooperation (MOC) on behalf of Japan and California Japanese Ambassador Koji Tomita and California Governor Gavin Newsom. The MOC outlines areas of cooperation to strengthen efforts to combat climate change.
Please join this free in-person event in Sunnyvale.

Light food and drinks will be provided. Please register at the link below.

Date and Time: Thursday, October 20, 2022, 3:30p.m. – 6:30p.m.
Venue: Plug and Play Tech Center
440 N Wolfe Rd, Sunnyvale, CA 94085

Admission: Free, In-Person, Registration Required


Building a Green Sustainable Society through California-Japan Collaboration – Japan Society of Northern California (


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