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Tuesday, April 20, 2021

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Get Back to Global Business
The California Chamber, in partnership with the United States Council for International Business (USCIB), is offering a special ATA Carnet rebate program to help businesses recover and get back to global business. ATA Carnet, or the Passport for Goods, is a powerful tool for companies doing business internationally because it allows the temporary importation of goods for up to one year in multiple countries, without having to pay import duties or taxes. Check it out!

ATA Carnet Fact Sheet

ATA Carnet 2021 Promotion

ATA Carnet Rebate Form

Rebate Program Aims to Help Businesses Explore Global Markets
CalChamber, April 20, 2021

CalChamber Companies in the News

PepsiCo Announces 2030 Goal to Scale Regenerative Farming Practices Across 7 Million Acres, Equivalent to Entire Agricultural Footprint
PepsiCo, April 20, 2021

USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service Chooses 3M for Campylobacter Testing in Poultry
3m, April 20, 2021

The Unbound Collection by Hyatt Brand Expands in China With The Opening of Commune by The Great Wall
Hyatt Newsroom, April 17, 2021

GM to Help Build $2.3 Billion Battery-Cell Plant in Tennessee
The Wall Street Journal, April 16, 2021

Trade Policy

From the White House

Fact Sheet: U.S.-Japan Competitiveness and Resilience (CoRe) Partnership
April 16, 2021U.S.- Japan Joint Leaders’ Statement: “U.S. – JAPAN GLOBAL PARTNERSHIP FOR A NEW ERA”
April 16, 2021

Remarks by President Biden and Prime Minister Suga of Japan Before Bilateral Meeting
April 16, 2021

Remarks by Vice President Harris and Prime Minister Suga of Japan Before Bilateral Meeting
April 16, 2021

President Biden Announces His Intent to Nominate Eight Key Administration Leaders (Including Deputy USTRs)
April 16, 2021

Remarks by President Biden on Russia
April 15, 2021

President Biden Announces His Intent to Nominate Nine Career Members of the Senior Foreign Service as Ambassadors
April 15, 2021

Readout of President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Call with Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany
April 14, 2021

A Proclamation on 160th Anniversary Of The Unification Of Italy And The Establishment Of United States-Italy Diplomatic Relations
April 13, 2021

From the U.S. Department of Commerce

Secretary Raimondo Joins Vice President Harris in Addressing Care Economy and Need to Invest in Human Infrastructure
April 19, 2021

From the U.S. Trade Representative

Readouts from Meetings with Representatives from:
The NetherlandsReadouts from Meetings About Increasing Vaccine Production and Global Health Issues with:
Business Leaders
Advocacy Organizations
Labor Union Leaders

Ambassador Katherine Tai Appoints Elizabeth Baltzan as Senior Advisor
April 19, 2021

Statement from Ambassador Tai on Bianchi, White Nominations
April 16, 2021

Readout of Ambassador Katherine Tai’s Meeting with Dr. Seth Berkley
April 16, 2021

Remarks from Ambassador Katherine Tai on Trade Policy, the Environment and Climate Change
April 15, 2021

USTR Threatens Tariffs on 6 Trade Partners in Response to Digital Taxes
Compliance Week, April 14, 2021

Ambassador Katherine Tai’s Remarks at a WTO Virtual Conference on Covid-19 Vaccine Equity
April 14, 2021

Readout of Ambassador Katherine Tai’s Meeting with Environmental Leaders
April 14, 2021

From the U.S. Department of the Treasury

Treasury Releases Report on Macroeconomic and Foreign Exchange Policies of Major Trading Partners of the United States
April 16, 2021Report

U.S. Treasury Removes Forex Manipulation Label from Switzerland, Vietnam
MarketWatch, April 16, 2021

From the U.S. Department of State

Travel Advisory Updates
April 19, 2021

Tackling the Crisis and Seizing the Opportunity: America’s Global Climate Leadership
April 19, 2021

U.S.-China Joint Statement Addressing the Climate Crisis
April 17, 2021

Secretary Blinken’s Meeting with French, German, Italian, and UK Counterparts
April 14, 2021

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

EXIM Board Extends COVID-19 Temporary Relief Measures Benefiting Small Business, Transportation and Other Exports Through April 2022
April 15, 2021

From the World Trade Organization

What’s Up on Services? The WTO’s Trade Monitoring Database Can Help!
April 20, 2021

Dates Fixed for WTO’s 12th Ministerial Conference
April 16, 2021

World Trade Organization Chief Says China Central to WTO Reforms
Reuters, April 19, 2021

Chair Summary Following “COVID-19 and Vaccine Equity: What Can the WTO Contribute?”
April 14, 2021

DG Okonjo-Iweala Calls for Follow Up Action After WTO Vaccine Equity Event
April 14, 2021

Trade Agreements

Don’t Allow Doubts to Stop the EU-Mercosur Deal
El Pais, April 19, 2021

US Urged to Join Mega APAC Trade Deal by China’s Former Chief Trade Negotiator
South China Morning Post, April 19, 2021

U.S. Ag Groups Voice Renewed Interest in Joining Revised Trans-Pacific Partnership
AgWeb, April 19. 2021

Zarif Insists on Finalizing Preferential Trade Agreement with Indonesia
Tehran Times, April 19, 2021

Japan Tariff Reductions for US Potatoes – Fries Now Enter Tariff Free
PotatoPro, April 17, 2021

Feds Consult on Future of U.K. Trade, CPTPP
The Western Producer, April 16, 2021

Japan Wants U.S. Back in the TPP. It Will Likely Have to Wait.
The Wall Street Journal, April 16, 2021

U.K. and EU Are Still at Odds Over Post-Brexit Northern Ireland
Bloomberg, April 16, 2021

European Parliament Gives Initial Backing to UK Trade Deal
Reuters, April 15, 2021

Iran to Ink Free Trade Agreement with Pakistan
Dawn, April 15, 2021

UK Makes Cars and Whisky Key Targets in Push for India Trade Deal
Financial Times, April 15, 2021

We Hope India Will Reassess Stand on Trade Pacts, Says Singapore Foreign Minister
The Hindu, April 14, 2021


Biden to Nominate Senate Staffer White, Former Close Aide Bianchi as Deputy USTRs
Reuters, April 18, 2021

U.S. Urges ‘Decisive’ Steps by China to Shift Away From Exports
Bloomberg, April 16, 2021

U.S. Economy Ramps Up on Spending Surge, Hiring Gain
The Wall Street Journal, April 15, 2021

U.S. Import Prices Increase Solidly, Seen Temporarily Boosting Inflation
Reuters, April 14, 2021

Four Reasons Joe Biden and Donald Trump Will Not Differ Much on US Trade Policy
South China Morning Post, April 14, 2021

Republicans to Biden: Promote & Protect Trade Policies That Support American Jobs, Medical Innovation, and Successful Distribution of Vaccines Worldwide
GOP House Ways and Means Committee, April 14, 2021

Why the President Can’t Quickly Solve the Computer Chip Shortage
Politico, April 12, 2021


Safe, Welcome Reopening Plan for California
CalChamber, April 16, 2021

More International Articles

A Global Tipping Point for Reining In Tech Has Arrived
The New York Times, April 20, 2021

China’s V-Shaped Recovery Reached Turning Point, Goldman Says
Bloomberg, April 19, 2021

EU Sets Out Indo-Pacific Plan, Says it’s Not ‘Anti-China’
Reuters, April 19, 2021

Asia Should be Major Engine for Sustainable Global Recovery: Report
XinhuaNet, April 19, 2021

Tough Road Ahead as Japan-U.S. Alliance Tackles China Challenge
The Japan Times, April 18, 2021

Taiwan Says it Has Never Sought to Use Exchange Rate for Trade Advantage
Reuters, April 18, 2021

Japan’s Exports Post Largest Monthly Gain Since Late 2017
Reuters, April 18, 2021

Raúl Castro Steps Down as Cuban Communist Party Leader
BBC, April 17, 2021

Post-Pandemic Boom Poised to Get Smacked with Severe Shortages
Politico, April 17, 2021

Boris Johnson is Serious About Good Relations with India
The Sunday Guardian, April 17, 2021

China Growth Numbers Betray Waning Momentum
The Wall Street Journal, April 16, 2021

Major Corn Exporter Brazil Turns to Imports as Prices Surge
Bloomberg, April 15, 2021

Japan’s Path to Growth and Stability in the Pacific
The Wall Street Journal, April 14, 2021



California Global Connect: Virtual Trade Mission to Singapore
4/13/21 – 4/15/21

Perspectives on Trade: Doing Business in Moldova

Czech-US West Coast Business Forum and B2B ONLINE
4/15/2021 – 4/16/2021

BCA Virtual Business Matching 2021 : Consulate General of Indonesia
4/16/2021 – 5/8/2021

Cyber Security Business Development Mission to India
04/19/2021 – 04/23/2021

Virtual Trade Mission to Kenya

Port Congestion – An Update from the District Export Council of Southern California

Perspectives on Trade: A Conversation with H.E. Isilio Coelho, Ambassador of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste

Webinar: First Sale Rule – It’s Still Available to Lower Your Duty Exposure, but is the Hurdle Now Higher from Non-market Economies

What’s New to Look Out for in 2021 for the International Trade Community

What’s new in taxation and business laws in 2021?

A Seat at the Table: In Conversation with Ambassador Capricia Penavic Marshall

FDA 2021 and Beyond, It’s Not Just About PPE

Webinar – Getting the Crew Back Together: Navigating Frequent Return to Work COVID-19 Storms

Webinar – Forced Labor – What it is and how to survive an audit

California-Baja California IT & Aerospace Virtual Trade Mission
5/03-2021 – 5/06/2021

2021 9th Annual World Trade Week Trade Challenges and Opportunities in a Post COVID World

World Trade Week SoCal – Global Trade: The Road to Economic Recovery

CMEF – China Medical Equipment Fair
5/16/2021 – 5/16/2021

Orange County World Trade Week – Trade: The Path to Recovery and Growth in 2021
5/18/2021 – 5/20-2021

Foreign Trade Association’s 95th Annual World Trade Week: Exploring the International Trade Landscape

A Seat at the Table: In Conversation with H.R.H. Princess Reema bint Bandar, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to the United States

5/26/2021 – 5/27/2021

Federal Maritime Commission Trade & Compliance Seminar

06/02/2021 – 06/03/2021

2021 SelectUSA Investment Summit
6/6/2021 – 6/9/2021

Defense Exhibition Athens 2021: USA Pavilion
07/13/2021 – 07/15/2021

Expo Dubai 2021
10/1/2021 – 3/31/2021

2021 Select LA Investment Summit
10/20/2021 – 10/21-2021

12th World Chambers Congress: Dubai 2021
11/23/2021 – 11/25/2021