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Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Featured Headlines

Vaccinate All 58:
Letter from Lt. Governor Eleni Kounalakis
to the California Consuls General
Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development, August 2021

Free Resources Available to Help Raise Awareness on Importance of COVID-19 Vaccines
CalChamber, August 3, 2021

CalChamber Companies in the News

Wells Fargo Aim to Tackle High Costs of Living in Poverty in the U.S.
Wells Fargo Newsroom, July 30, 2021

Boeing Donates €500,000 to Assist Red Cross Flood Relief Efforts in Germany
Boeing Mediaroom, July 29, 2021

Rio Tinto signs groundbreaking renewable energy agreement in Madagascar
Rio Tinto News, July 26, 2021

United Air Sees Profit on Horizon Despite Renewed Virus Fear
American Journal of Transportation, July 21, 2021

Trade Policy

From the White House

Tracker: Current U.S. Ambassadors
American Foreign Service Association, July 29, 2021

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President Biden Announces Six Key Nominations (Including Ambassadors to Singapore and the OAS)
July 29, 2021

President Biden Announces Nine Key Nominations (Including Ambassadors to the European Union and other countries)
July 27, 2021

President Biden Announces Four Key Foreign Policy Nominations (Ambassadors to Canada, Austria, and Slovenia)
July 21, 2021

U.S.-Canada Joint Statement on Gordie Howe International Bridge
July 29, 2021

FACT SHEET: Historic Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal
July 28, 2021

From the U.S. Department of Commerce

Op-ed by Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo: A Tattered Care Economy Is Holding Back American Workers
July 30, 2021

Statement from U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo on the Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal
July 28, 2021

U.S. Commerce Chief Sees Some Tariffs as ‘Very Effective’
Bloomberg, July 28, 2021

Commerce Secretary Raimondo Names New U.S. Private Sector Co-Chair to U.S.-Brazil CEO Forum
July 28, 2021

Secretary Raimondo Lauds Renewed Commitment to Attract International Students and Bolster U.S. Education Exports
July 26, 2021

Op-ed Commerce Department, NOAA ensuring U.S. remains a world leader in space commerce
July 21, 2021

From the U.S. Trade Representative

U.S. Trade Chief Plans Summit to Discuss Africa Duty-Free Access
Bloomberg, July 27, 2021

USTR Releases Determination on Action and Ongoing Monitoring Following U.S. – Vietnam Agreement on Vietnam’s Currency Practices
July 23, 2021

Readout of Ambassador Katherine Tai’s Meeting with Mexico’s Secretary of Economy Tatiana Clouthier
July 22, 2021

Readout of Ambassador Katherine Tai’s Meeting with European Parliament’s Committee on International Trade Chair Bernd Lange and Vice-Chair Kumpula-Natri
July 22, 2021

USTR Welcomes New Staff Members to the Front Office
July 22, 2021

Readout of Ambassador Katherine Tai’s Meeting with OECD Secretary-General Mathias Cormann
July 21, 2021

Readout of Ambassador Katherine Tai’s Meeting with Australian Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Dan Tehan
July 21, 2021

From the U.S. Department of Agriculture

U.S. Department of Agriculture Announces Key Staff
July 21, 2021

From the Department of State

United States and Canada Forge Ahead on Critical Minerals Cooperation
July 31, 2021

United States Bid to Host Expo 2027
July 29, 2021

United States to Co-Host the Indo-Pacific Business Forum 2021
July 29, 2021

Secretary Blinken Travels to Kuwait to Advance Regional Security and Economic Ties
July 28, 2021

Secretary Blinken’s Meeting with Indian Prime Minister Modi
July 28, 2021

The United States and India: Deepening our Strategic Partnership
July 27, 2021

U.S.-Iraq Strategic Dialogue
July 23, 2021

From the Bureau of Economic Analysis

Direct Investment by Country and Industry, 2020
July 22, 2021

U.S. International Trade in Goods by Principal End-Use Category
Advance Economic Indicators Report, July 28, 2021

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

EXIM Approves $832.5 Million in Financing to Support U.S.-Manufactured Commercial Aircraft Exports to Turkish Airlines
July 30, 2021

President Biden Authorizes EXIM Board Transition Steps
July 21, 2021

From the World Trade Organization

Services Trade Slump Persists as Travel Wanes; Other Service Sectors Post Diverse Gains
July 23, 2021

STDF Annual Report Highlights Efforts to Boost SPS Capacity Despite Pandemic Challenges
August 2, 2021

WTO Issues 2021 Edition of Flagship Statistical Publication
July 30, 2021

IMF, World Bank, WHO, WTO Launch Joint Vaccine Information Website
July 30, 2021

WTO Report: Full Trade Recovery at Risk Without Equitable Vaccine Roll-Out
July 29, 2021

WTO Booklet Highlights Members’ Activities in 2020 on Food Safety, Animal and Plant Health
July 27, 2021

The One Thing Biden Must Do if He’s Serious About Reforming the WTO
The Hill, July 26, 2021

Further Progress Cited in E-Commerce Negotiations
July 22, 2021

Trade Agreements

U.S. Trade and Investment Initiative: Prosper Africa Build Together

UK ‘Closing In’ on Free Trade Agreement with New Zealand
Reuters, July 31, 2021

How European Union Businesses Can Reach The €21 Trillion RCEP Free Trade Market Access Via Existing Agreements
China Briefing, July 30, 2021

Trade Between Moscow and the European Union Up 2% in the First Quarter of 2021
American Journal of Transportation, July 30, 2021

Cryptocurrency Should Be Added to the US-Japan Trade Deal
Nikkei Asian Review, July 28, 2021

China is Still Falling Short of Meeting an Agreement to Reduce its U.S. Trade Surplus
CNBC, July 27, 2021

The U.S. Should Rejoin the Trans-Pacific Partnership
The Washington Times, July 27, 2021

Federal

Brady, Buchanan Lead Letter to Biden Calling for Renewal of Trade Promotion Authority
GOP House Ways and Means Committee, August 3, 2021

Ambassador: US Orders 24 Russian Diplomats Out By Sept. 3
AP, August 2, 2021

Biden Will Name American Historian as Ambassador to Combat Antisemitism
Miami Herald, July 29, 2021

Biden Plans to Nominate a Cuban American Democrat to be the U.S. Ambassador to O.A.S.
The New York Times, July 29, 2021

Biden to Nominate Jonathan Kaplan to Be Ambassador to Singapore
The Wall Street Journal, July 29, 2021

‘Industrial Policy’ Is Back: The West Dusts Off Old Idea to Counter China
The Wall Street Journal, July 29, 2021

After Years of Chinese Influence, U.S. Tries to Renew Ties in Southeast Asia
The New York Times, July 27, 2021

Biden Revives Trump’s Africa Business Initiative; Focus on Energy, Health
Reuters, July 27, 2021

Why Isn’t the White House Doing More To Advance Free Trade?
The Heritage Foundation, July 26, 2021

Biden Diverges with Canada and Extends Border Restrictions Until At Least Aug. 21
Politico, July 21, 2021

Rep. Nunes: The U.S. Must Lead the World on Combatting Forced Labor
GOP House Ways and Means Committee, July 21, 2021

Jill Biden’s Chief of Staff Picked for US Ambassador to Spain
The Hill, July 27, 2021

California

Office of the Small Business Advocate Announces New Funding Rounds for the California Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program
Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development, July 29, 2021

More International Articles

China ‘Open Minded’ on G7 Talks Over Issues at Heart of US-China Trade War, WTO Ambassador Says
South China Morning Post, July 30, 2021

No End In Sight to Supply-Chain Snarls, So Now What?
Bloomberg, July 30, 2021

Where Can You Fly Right Now? Travel Recovery Hits an Air Pocket
Bloomberg, July 29, 2021

China’s Factories Likely to Show Economic Recovery Is Stable
Bloomberg, July 29, 2021

U.S.-Canadian Border to Open in August With Certain Restrictions
The National Law Review, July 28, 2021

End of ‘America First’ Stock Trade Postponed After China Wipeout
Bloomberg, July 27, 2021

Tony Abbott: China Using Trade as a ‘Weapon’
Politico, July 27, 2021

Global Shipping Industry Disrupted Again, This Time by Floods in Europe and China
CNBC, July 26, 2021

 

 

Events


Freight Disruption in the Global Supply Chain
8/11/21

Port to Port Conversation
08/19/2021

EXIM’s 2021 Virtual Annual Conference
9/21/2021 – 9/23-2021

Expo Dubai 2021
10/1/2021 – 3/31/2021

Build Expo Greece 2021
10/15/2021 – 10/17/2021

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

ISDEF 2021 Israel Defense Expo
11/09/2021-11/11/2021

Smart City Expo World Congress 2021
11/16/2021 – 11/18/2021

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

Athens International Tourism & Culture Expo 2021
11/25/2021 – 11/27/2021