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Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Featured Headlines

CalChamber’s Creating Diversity Webpage

Free Webinar, Resources to Help Employers Foster an Inclusive Workplace
CalChamber, July 6, 2020

July 9 Webinar: Fostering An Inclusive Workplace

Pandemic Woes Pummeled California’s Export Trade
Beacon Economics, July 2020

US Trade Sinks to Lowest in More Than a Decade in May
American Journal of Transportation, July 2, 2020


With New Security Law, China Outlaws Global Activism
Axios, July 7, 2020

The End of One Country, Two Systems in Hong Kong
Financial Times, July 1, 2020

On Beijing’s Imposition of National Security Legislation on Hong Kong
U.S. Department of State, June 30, 2020


The Ministry of Foreign Affairs Celebrates the Entry into Force of USMCA
Government of Mexico, July 1, 2020

Canada – United States – Mexico Agreement
Government of Canada, July 1, 2020

Ambassador Lighthizer Celebrates USMCA’s Entry Into Force Today Landmark Trade Agreement Fulfills Core Trump Promise to End Job Killing NAFTA
U.S. Trade Representative, July 1, 2020

Statement from the President
White House, July 1, 2020

CalChamber Companies in the News

Toyota Launches Mobility Solutions Brand Kinto in Latin America
GlobalFleet, July 7, 2020

Stop TB Partnership and Johnson & Johnson, with support from USAID and The Global Fund, Announce Price Reduction for SIRTURO® (bedaquiline) for Treatment of Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis in Low- and Middle-Income Countries
Johnson & Johnson, July 6, 2020

Toyota to Achieve its Five-Year U.S. Investment Commitment One Year Early
Toyota Newsroom, June 30, 2020

Trade Policy

From the White House

June Jobs Numbers Shatter Expectations
July 2, 2020

From the U.S. Trade Representative

Implementation of the USMCA Tariff Rate Quota for Imports of Sugar Containing Products of Canada
Federal Register, July 1, 2020

Additional Tariff-Rate Quota Volume for Refined Sugar From Canada Under the USMCA
Federal Register, July 1, 2020

U.S. Names Panelists for USMCA Labor Enforcement
July 1, 2020

From the U.S. Department of State

U.S.-India Foreign Office Consultations
July 7, 2020

UPDATE: The United States Continues to Lead the Global Response to COVID-19
July 2, 2020

Issuance of Xinjiang Supply Chain Business Advisory
July 1, 2020

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

Report to the U.S. Congress on Global Export Credit Competition
Export-Import Bank of the U.S., June 2020

From the Bureau of Economic Analysis

New Foreign Direct Investment in the United States, 2019
July 1, 2020

U.S. International Trade in Goods and Services, May 2020
July 2, 2020

From the World Trade Organization

Candidates for DG Selection Process 2020
WTO Issues Latest Edition of World Tariff Profiles
July 6, 2020

Enhanced Integrated Framework Issues 2019 Annual Report
July 2, 2020

Why Indonesia, ASEAN Need to Support Seade as WTO Chief
The Jakarta Post, July 7, 2020

Trade Policy Review: Japan
July 6, 2020

Members Discuss Challenges and Opportunities of Online Services Trade Amid COVID-19 Crisis
July 1, 2020

Heads of WTO and Development Banks Voice Support for Trade Finance Amid COVID-19 Crisis
July 1, 2020

Trade Agreements


Statement from the Press Secretary on the Visit of His Excellency Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, President of the United Mexican States
White House, July 6, 2020

Trudeau Skipping Trump Summit with Mexican President
Reuters, July 6, 2020

USMCA Needs the WTO Even More than NAFTA Did
The Hill, July 5, 2020

USMCA Enters Into Force
GOP House Ways and Means Committee, July 2, 2020

Canadian, Mexican and US Freight Rail Associations Commemorate USMCA Implementation
American Journal of Transportation, July 2, 2020

New Trade Agreement is a Victory for American Workers and the Economy
The Hill, July 2, 2020

USMCA Takes Effect but North American Trade Tensions Remain
The Wall Street Journal, July 1, 2020

Trump’s North American Trade Deal Starts Now. Here’s What to Expect.
Politico, July 1, 2020

Entry into Force of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement
U.S. Department of State, July 1, 2020

Canadian Ambassador: New Trade Pact Will Help in Fight Against Covid
Politico Video, June 30, 2020

Mexican Ambassador: Mexico’s Ready to Meet North America Challenges
Politico Video, June 30, 2020

New North American Trade Deal Launches Under Cloud of Disputes, Coronavirus
Reuters, June 30, 2020

The International Trade Administration’s Joe Semsar Highlights USMCA Entry Into Force at Wilson Center USMCA Panel
International Trade Administration, June 30, 2020

Call For EU/Brazil To Delay Trade Deal Pending Amazon Crisis Response
Eurasia Review, July 7, 2020

U.K.’s Global Trade Deals Still Pose a Huge Pre-Brexit Challenge
Bloomberg, July 6,2020

Venezuela Approves Trade Development Deal with Turkey
Ahval, July 6, 2020

Indonesia-Australia Free Trade Deal Takes Effect: Minister
XinhuaNet, July 6, 2020

U.K., Kenya to Negotiate Post-Brexit Trade Deal
Bloomberg, July 4, 2020

Fast-Tracking A Philippine–EU Free Trade Agreement – Analysis
Eurasia Review, July 3, 2020

Thailand Unlikely to Join Asia-Pacific Trade Pact this Year
The Jakarta Post, July 3, 2020

Brexit Talks End Early as EU, UK Say Major Hurdles Remain
American Journal of Transportation, July 2, 2020

Negotiations on the UK’s Future Trading Relationship with the US: Update:Written Statement
UK Parliament, June 30, 2020

How Africa’s Free Trade Agreement Would Reduce COVID-19’s Impact
Brink News, June 30, 2020

Japan and Britain Aim for Trade Deal by End-July, Tokyo Negotiator Says
WHTC, June 30, 2020


Treasury Says Small-Business Loans Supported Over 50 Million Jobs
The New York Times, July 6, 2020

U.S. Farmers Scramble for Help as COVID-19 Scuttles Immigrant Workforce
Reuters, July 2, 2020

New Ruling Quashes Hawley’s Hope for Senate WTO Withdrawal Vote
Politico, July 1, 2020

US Manufacturing Bounces Back in June on Reopenings
AP, July 1, 2020

McConnell Eyes Next Coronavirus Package After July Recess
Politico, June 30, 2020


I Faced a Challenge One Out of Every Three People in America Has: Depression and Anxiety by Lenny Mendonca
CalMatters, July 7, 2020

A Look at COVID-19’s Devastating Impact on California Agricultural Industry
KCRA, July 6, 2020

California Wineries Wary Of Pandemic’s Long-Term Impact
CapRadio, July 5, 2020

California Border Region Agrees to Backpedal on Reopening
AP, June 30, 2020

TMF at Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach to Increase 4.2% on August 1
American Journal of Transportation, June 30, 2020

Holiday Blues: 19 Counties Now on Watch List for More COVID-19 Restrictions
CalMatters, June 29, 2020

More International Articles

COVID-19 Trackers

John’s Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center with COVID-19 Interactive Map

COVID-19 Tracker
Channel News Asia, July 2020

Policy Tracker: Policy Responses to COVID-19
International Monetary Fund

Global Dashboard on COVID-19 Government Policies
U.S. Chamber, July 2020

Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce Tracker
US Chamber, July 2020

International Chamber of Commerce – Save our SMEs


U.S. Trade Groups Urge China to Increase Purchases of U.S. Goods, Services
Reuters, July 6, 2020

China Considers Joining Trans-Pacific Deal Rejected by Trump
The Strategist, July 6, 2020

Hong Kong: Chinese Ambassador Warns UK Over ‘Interference’
BBC, July 6, 2020

On the CCP’s Orwellian Censorship of Hong Kong
U.S. Department of State, July 6, 2020

China Is Unlikely to Meet Purchase Targets for U.S. Energy
The Wall Street Journal, July 5, 2020

White House Considers China Steps as Trump OK Awaited on Bill
Bloomberg, July 2, 2020

China Reopens but Businesses Struggle to Lure Back Consumers
AP, July 1, 2020

Hong Kong: UK Makes Citizenship Offer to Residents
BBC, July 1, 2020

Commerce Releases Xinjiang Supply Chain Business Advisory
U.S. Department of Commerce, July 1, 2020

Food Exporters Resist China’s New Coronavirus Restrictions
The Wall Street Journal, June 25, 2020

OECD Employment Outlook 2020: Urgent Action Needed to Stop Jobs Crisis Becoming a Social Crisis
OECD, July 7, 2020

Unemployment Expected to Reach Highest Level Since Great Depression
The Wall Street Journal, July 7, 2020

EU Forecasts Deeper Economic Hit from Pandemic
AP, July 7, 2020

Mexico Auto Production, Exports Recover Sharply in June from May
Reuters, July 7, 2020

Eurozone Retail Sales Rebound Beats Expectations
MarketWatch, July 6, 2020

Iran, Russia to hold Joint Economic Committee meeting in Sept.
Tehran Times, July 5, 2020

Sino-American Dispute a Looming Threat for Argentina and Brazil
Buenos Aires Times, July 4, 2020

Embrace Free Trade to Defeat COVID-19
Ag Journal, July 4, 2020

Europe Avoids Jobless Surge as Furlough Schemes Cushion Economic Decline
The Wall Street Journal, July 2, 2020

Canada Trade Gap Narrows on ‘First Baby Step’ to Recovery
American Journal of Transportation, July 2, 2020

Thai Business Groups See Economy Shrinking 5%-8% This Year
Reuters, July 1, 2020

EU’s Hogan Sees ‘Turbulent’ Period Ahead on U.S.-EU Trade Front
Bloomberg, June 30, 2020



Expo Virtual Panama
7/2/202- – 7/10/2020

WEBINAR – Infrastructure Sector Business Opportunities in Central America

WEBINAR – Defense and Security Opportunities in the Caribbean Region

WEBINAR: Fostering an Inclusive Workplace

(Just submitted the above to the calendar)

WEBINAR – ICT opportunities in Chile: Digital economy, Cybersecurity and More

WEBINAR – EXIM Teleconference on Transformational Exports: Space Technology

WEBINAR – Learn the basics of intellectual property with a focus on patents

Hannover Messe Trade Shows
7/13/2020 – 7/17/2020

Expanding Global Opportunities For Minority & Women-Owned Businesses Webinar

WEBINAR: Trade in the Post-COVID global economy: A conversation with WTO Director-General Roberto Azevêdo

(I submitted the above event to the calendar this morning)

EXIM Teleconference on Transformational Exports: Biomedical Sciences

WEBINAR: Part 1: Journalism in a Changing World

(I submitted the above event to the calendar yesterday)

WEBINAR: Mitigating Import Costs in the Time of COVID-19

(I submitted the above event to the calendar before, it was originally scheduled for July 8)

WEBINAR – EXIM Teleconference on Transformational Exports: Semiconductors

e-Business Roundtable: Mexican Foodvenirs
7/27/2020 – 7/31/2020

WEBINAR – Upcoming Energy Projects in Central America

WEBINAR – Upcoming Energy Projects in Argentina

WEBINAR – Upcoming Energy Projects in Canada
8/26/2020 – 9/22/2020

Asia EDGE Trade Mission
9/13/2020 –

EXIM Bank 2020 Annual Conference
9/10/2020 – 7/11/2020

Asia EDGE Trade Mission
9/13/2020 – 9/22/2020

Construction Indonesia 2020 – Construction and Concrete Show

Select LA Investment Summit

World Trade Week

94th Annual Trade Week

Expo Dubai 2021
10/1/2021 – 3/31/2021

Security Mission for Economic Prosperity in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras
10/25/2020 – 10/30/2020

Hong Kong International Wine & Spirits Fair 2020
11/5/2020 – 11/7/2020

China International Import Expo (CIIE)
11/5/2020 – 11/10/2020

Trade Mission: Business Opportunities n the Caribbean
11/15/2020 – 11/20/2020

Smart City Expo World Congress

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

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