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Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Featured Headline

Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development
An update on GO-Biz International Affairs

Bud Colligan will be officially stepping down later this month
as the Sr Advisor for International Affairs and Trade
and returning
full-time to his other community, business and personal activities.

The trade community is incredibly grateful for Bud’s commitment
to the Newsom Administration and his leadership and
service in transforming GO-Biz’s international efforts.

During Colligan’s tenure at GO-Biz, the international team has grown significantly, including for the first time, new trade and investment specialists for the Americas,
Europe and Asia – see below
. In 2019, the GO-Biz international team worked closely with the Governor’s Office and Lieutenant Governor’s Office to host over 75 inbound foreign delegations and dignitaries and supported/organized two important trade, environment and diplomatic missions to Mexico and India, where multiple agreements were signed. The international team has now established regular monthly communications with Economic Development Organizations in all regions of the
state, set up regular collaboration and coordination with key partners like the
U.S. Commercial Service, and initiated the quarterly public meetings of
the International Affairs and Trade Development Interagency Committee.

Going forward, the GO-Biz International team will be led by Kaina Pereira, the
current Deputy Director of California’s Business Investment Services, which
together with the international portfolio will now be called Business Development
and International Trade.
 Kaina Pereira has been successfully building and leading
the CALBIS team to attract significant new business and jobs to the state
from both domestic and international companies.

California’s New International Trade and Investment Reps:
Carlos Valderrama, Americas & Australia/NZ
Emily Desai, Europe, Middle East and Africa
Henan Li, Asia

In addition to the international trade reps, the
GO-Biz International Team contacts include:
Max Oltersdorf, Deputy Director, International Affairs and Trade
Diana Dominguez, Special Advisor for International
Affairs and Trade – Export Development
Maria Onorato, International Analyst


Featured Headline

California Economy Remains Strong;
Finance Director Outlines Investment
Objectives in Governor’s Budget

CalChamber, January 14, 2020

California Budget 2020‒21

Gov. Gavin Newsom Proposed the Largest
Budget in California History Today.
Here’s What You Need to Know

USA Today, January 10, 2020

Video: California Gov. Gavin Newsom
Presents His Budget Proposal for 2020‒21

ABC10 Youtube, January 10, 2020

CalChamber Companies in the News

Four Nations to Be Protected with Lockheed Martin’s
Next Generation Radar

Lockheed Martin, January 14, 2020

Verizon Media Launches Privacy-Focused Search Engine, OneSearch
Verizon, January 14, 2020

InterMotive and PRIDE Grow Their Partnership to Improve
the Public Transit Experience for People with Disabilities

PRIDE Industries, January 7, 2020

Rio Tinto Increases Donation to Australian Red Cross
for Bushfire Relief and Recovery Efforts

Rio Tinto, January 3, 2020

Trade Policy

From the White House

Jobs Report Shows Booming Labor Force Is Bringing Americans
Off the Sidelines

January 10, 2020

AI That Reflects American Values
January 8, 2020

From the U.S. Department of Commerce

BEA Reports 17 of 22 Industry Groups Contributed to the
2.1 Percent Increase in Real GDP in 3rd Quarter.

January 9, 2020

From the U.S. Trade Representative

Joint Statement of the Trilateral Meeting of the Trade Ministers
of Japan, the United States and the European Union

January 14, 2020

Public Hearing on Proposed Action to France’s Digital Services Tax
January 7, 2020

From the U.S. Department of State

Silicon Valley and National Security
January 13, 2020

Freedom First in 2020
January 11, 2020

Joint Statement on the U.S.-Japan-Mongolia Trilateral Meeting
January 10, 2020

Joint Statement on Italy – U.S. Strategic Dialogue
January 10, 2020

United States and Canada Finalize Action Plan on Critical
Minerals Cooperation

January 9, 2020

Senior State Department Official on State Department 2019 Successes
on Cybersecurity and 5G Issues

January 9, 2020

Senior State Department Official on State Department 2019 Successes
in the Western Hemisphere Region

January 8, 2020

Senior State Department Official on State Department 2019 Successes
in the East Asian and Pacific Region

January 7, 2020

From the World Trade Organization

Japanese and U.S. Trade Chiefs Discuss WTO Reform
The Japan Times, January 14, 2020

DDG Wolff: China of Today Is Vastly Different from the China
That Joined the WTO in 2001

January 13, 2020

Trade Agreements


Passing USMCA Will Help U.S. Companies
Address Global Threats to Digital Trade

The Hill, January 10, 2020

Senate Panel Passes New North American
Trade Deal, Moving It Closer to Ratification

CNBC, January 7, 2020

TPP Makes Promising Start
New Zealand Herald, January 14, 2019

AmCham Celebrates Jordan-US Free Trade Agreement,
Economic Partnership

The Jordan Times, January 9, 2020


U.S. Champagne Drinkers Should Expect Costs to Pop with New Tariffs
The New York Times, January 13, 2020

‘Trade is Not a Four-Letter Word’:
Fred Hochberg Shows Why Bipartisanship Is the Answer

The Hill, January 12, 2020

U.S. Chamber Chief Urges Trump Embrace Free Trade to Boost Growth
Politico, January 9, 2020

A Reversal by Trump Revives Agency That Aids Exporters
The Wall Street Journal, January 9, 2020


Singapore and the Bay Area:
Leveraging Emerging Opportunities in Southeast Asia

Bay Area Council Economic Institute, January 2020

More International Articles


Trump: Phase One China Trade Deal
Could Be Signed ‘Shortly’ After January 15

Forbes, January 10, 2020

China No Longer a Currency
Manipulator, U.S. Treasury Says

MarketWatch, January 13, 2020

China to Buy More U.S. Energy
Manufactured Goods in Trade Deal

Politico, January 13, 2020

USTR Lighthizer Says Nearly Done
with Translation of China Trade Deal

Reuters, January 13, 2020

The Future of America’s Contest with China
The New Yorker, January 13, 2020

Trade War with China Took Toll
on U.S., but Not Big One

The Wall Street Journal, January 12, 2020

Washington, Beijing Agree
to New Semi-Annual Talks on Disputes

MarketWatch, January 11, 2020

U.S., China Reach Agreement
to Resume Economic Talks

The Associated Press, January 11, 2020

China’s Vice Premier Liu to Sign U.S.
Trade Deal in Washington Next Week

Reuters, January 8, 2020

U.S., EU, Japan Agree New Subsidy Rules with China Trade in Focus
The New York Times, January 14, 2020

Trade Peace May Hurt Countries Left Out of U.S.-China Deal
Bloomberg, January 14, 2020

Taiwan Can Keep Growing Without Beijing’s Approval
The Wall Street Journal, January 13, 2020

EU’s Tough New Trade Boss Seeks Reset with Trump
Politico, January 13, 2020

Mexico in 2019 Created Fewest Jobs Since Financial Crisis
Yahoo News, January 12, 2020

France Rejects 11-Month Deadline UK Sets on EU Trade Talks
The Associated Press, January 10, 2020

Spanish Vintners Warn Tariffs May Cut U.S. Sales in Half
Bloomberg, January 10, 2020



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