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Tuesday, February 25, 2020

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The Consul General of Canada in San Francisco, Rana Sarkar and Consul General of Canada in Los Angeles, Zaib Shaikh, would like to invite all Cal Chamber members and stakeholders to the annual Friends of Canada reception to celebrate the longstanding Canada-California relationship.

The reception will be hosted at the
Leland Stanford Mansion
on Wednesday, February 26 
from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Please join us for a night of food, drink, and North American camaraderie as we chart a course for 2020.

Attendees will be entered for a chance to win two round-trip tickets to and Air Canada destination worldwide! For more information, and to RSVP, please visit the event registration form here.

Canada, California and the Future of Work
Consul General of Canada Rana Sarkar, February 2020

CalChamber’s Canada Trading Partner Portal

CalChamber Companies in the News

Morgan Stanley to Buy E-Trade, Linking Wall Street and Main Street
The New York Times, February 20, 2020

Microsoft to Invest $1.1 Billion in Mexico Over Next Five Years: CEO
Reuters, February 20, 2020

Cisco is No. 4 on Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For Ranking
Cisco Newsroom, February 18, 2020

Trade Policy

From the White House

President Donald J. Trump Announces Intent to Nominate the Following Individual to a Key Administration Post and the Selection of Other Individuals (Including the Prosper Africa Initiative)
February 20, 2020

2020 Economic Report of the President
February 20, 2020

The Historic Results Of President Donald J. Trump’s Economic Agenda
February 20, 2020

President Trump Celebrates Olympics’ Return to America in 2028!
February 19, 2020

From the U.S. Trade Representative

Lighthizer Heading to London to Restart U.S.-UK Talks on Trade
Bloomberg, February 25, 2020

USDA and USTR Announce Progress on Implementation of U.S.-China Phase One Agreement
February 25, 2020

Public Hearing on Special 301 Review
February 24, 2020

From the U.S. Department of State

The United States and Oman: Reinforcing Our Friendship and Strategic Partnership
February 21, 2020

U.S.-Canada High-Level Policy Review Group Meets at Mount Vernon, Virginia
February 21, 2020

Liberating Africa’s Entrepreneurs
February 19, 2020

The United States and Saudi Arabia: A 75-Year-Long Diplomatic Partnership
February 19, 2020

From the World Trade Organization

Third Anniversary of Trade Facilitation Agreement Sees Increasing Implementation Rate
February 22, 2019

Belarus Could Join WTO in Late 2020 – Early 2021
Kyiv Post, February 20, 2020

Trade Agreements

The NAFTA Replacement Isn’t Perfect, But It’s Good Enough. Ottawa Should Pass It
The Globe and Mail, February 24, 2020

NAFTA and the USMCA: Weighing the Impact of North American Trade
Council on Foreign Relations, February 24, 2020

Free Trade Agreement Between US and Brazil
Latin Post, February 24, 2020

Macron Says ‘Not Sure’ EU-UK Trade Deal Possible Before End of 2020
Bangkok Post, February 23, 2020

Boris Johnson Piles Pressure on EU Brexit ‘Time Wasters’ By Kick-Starting US Trade Talks
The Telegraph, February 23, 2020

Window for Historic U.S.-Taiwan Trade Agreement Closing Fast
Heritage, February 21, 2020

Cheese, Wine Importers Reeling from Trump Trade Fight
The Hill, February 19, 2020

TPP Lets Canadian Beef Carve a Larger Slice of Japan Meat Market
Nikkei Asian Review, February 19, 2020


Trump Sending Coronavirus Budget Request to Congress
Politico, February 24, 2020

Mnuchin Says Congress Key Hurdle to Europe’s Digital Tax Demands
Bloomberg, February 22, 2020

Trump: U.S. May Give Farmers More Aid Until Trade Deals ‘Kick In’
Reuters, February 21, 2020

Trump Budget Includes Proposal for US Consulate in Greenland
The Hill, February 19, 2020


Coronavirus Effect is Hitting the Bay Area’s Tech Industry Hard. Here’s Why
The San Francisco Chronicle, February 24, 2020

Across California, Tech, Ports and Tourism Take Hits from Coronavirus
The San Francisco Chronicle, February 21, 2020

State of the State: California’s Newsom Calls for Ongoing Funds to Ease Homelessness
CalChamber, February 20, 2020

More International Articles


China Struggles to Revive Manufacturing Amid Virus Outbreak
AP, February 25, 2020

China Further Eases U.S. Beef and Beef Product Import Curbs
Reuters, February 24, 2020

World Economy Shudders as Coronavirus Threatens Global Supply Chains
The Wall Street Journal, February 23, 2020

Coronavirus is China’s Fastest-Spreading Public Health Crisis, President Xi Jinping Says
South China Morning Post, February 23, 2020

Virus Hits China’s Economic Heart – Its Small Businesses
Nikkei Asian Review, February 21, 2020

China Suspends More Penalties on US Goods After Trade Truce
ABC News, February 21, 2020

Vietnam Eases Border Trade Restrictions With China to Help Virus-Hit Businesses
The New York Times, February 20, 2020


Joint Statement: Vision and Principles for the United States-India Comprehensive Global Strategic Partnership
White House, February 25, 2020

Remarks by President Trump and Prime Minister Modi of India in Joint Press Statement
White House, February 25, 2020

Trump Says U.S.-India to Sign $3 Billion in Defense Deals
Bloomberg, February 24, 2020

Trump’s ‘America First’ Quest Meets Its Match in India
Politico, February 24, 2020

Pact on Energy Cooperation Likely: Robert Lighthizer Not Part of Visiting US Delegation
The Economic Times, February 22, 2020

India, US Struggling to Bridge Trade Dispute as Trump Visits
The New York Times, February 22, 2020

Strengthen Trade Rules with 1 Billion People, Or Sell More Soybeans?
The Hill, February 22, 2020

U.S.-India Trade Deal Difficult But Not Impossible, Former Indian Ambassador Says
CNBC, February 21, 2020

The U.S.’s Next Trade War? As China Clash Cools, Conflict With India Looms
The Wall Street Journal, February 19, 2020

India Tariffs Show Modi’s Protectionist U-Turn
American Journal of Transportation, February 19, 2020

How Coronavirus Poses New Risks to Latin America’s Sputtering Economies
Americas Quarterly, February 20, 2020

UAE Eyes Closer Latin America Trade Links with Mexico, Colombia Mission
Arabian Business, February 20, 2020

Europe’s Bid to Stay World’s Digital Cop Fizzles to Life
Politico, February 19, 2020

Russia’s Exports to China Slump By a Third Amid Coronavirus
American Journal of Transportation, February 19, 2020

The EU and the UK Can Benefit from American Agriculture
The Hill, February 18, 2020