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Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Featured Headlines

Governor Newsom to Deliver
State of the State Address

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at 10:30 a.m.
Office of Governor Gavin Newsom, February 14, 2020

CalChamber Companies in the News

Daytona 500: Camry Driver and Toyota Back-to-Back Victories
Toyota Newsroom, February 18, 2020

Johnson & Johnson Announces Collaboration with U.S. Department
of Health & Human Services to Accelerate Development
of a Potential Novel Coronavirus Vaccine

Johnson & Johnson, February 11, 2020

PBF Energy Completes Acquisition of Martinez Refinery,
Creates West Coast System

PBF Energy, February 1, 2020

Trade Policy

From the White House

Joint Statement from the President of the United States and the President of the Republic of Ecuador
February 12, 2020

President Donald J. Trump Announces Intent to Nominate
and Appoint Individuals to Key Administration Posts
(Including New Ambassador to Canada)

February 11, 2020

President Trump’s FY 2021 Budget Commits to Double Investments
in Key Industries of the Future

February 11, 2020

From the U.S. Department of Commerce

Acting Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade Leads
U.S. Delegation to Africa to Promote Prosper Africa Initiative

February 12, 2020

From the U.S. Trade Representative

USTR Revises $7.5 Billion Award Implementation Against EU
in Airbus Case

February 14, 2020

USTR Announces Formation of Bilateral Evaluation and Dispute Resolution Office Pursuant to U.S.-China Phase One Agreement
February 14, 2020

USTR Issues Report on the WTO Appellate Body
February 11, 2020

From the U.S. Department of State

The United States and Ethiopia: Strengthening Our Partnership
February 18, 2020

The United States and Angola: Deepening an Important Strategic Partnership
February 16, 2020

Speech: The West Is Winning
February 15, 2020

From the International Trade Administration

Application Process Opens for U.S. Industry Groups Seeking Awards
for Projects That Address Barriers to U.S. Exporters

February 11, 2020

From the World Trade Organization

Trade Policy Review: European Union
February 18, 2020

Goods Barometer Signals Further Weakening of Trade in First Quarter
of 2020

February 17, 2020

Slump in Global Goods Trade to Deepen with Coronavirus, WTO Says
American Journal of Transportation, February 17, 2020

Trump’s Siege on the WTO Takes an Election-Year Turn
American Journal of Transportation, February 14, 2020

Regional Dialogue Highlights Synergies Between African WTO Memberships and AfCFTA
February 14, 2020

Fix the WTO Appellate Body While We Can
The Hill, February 13, 2020

Fishery Subsidy Issue to Be in Focus at WTO Meet in Kazakhstan
Bloomberg Quint, February 12, 2020

Prompt Submission of Notifications Urged for Full Implementation
of Trade Facilitation Agreement

February 11, 2020

DDG Wolff Affirms WTO Commitment to Support Africa’s
Economic Integration

February 11, 2020

Trade Agreements

In Tight Vote, Dutch Lawmakers Approve EU-Canada Trade Deal
The New York Times, February 18, 2020

Thailand Likely to Declare Bid for TPP
The Japan News, February 17, 2020

U.S.-Kenya Trade Talks Seen a Risk for Africa Regional Pact
Bloomberg, February 16, 2020

Is the Time Ripe for US-Egyptian Free Trade Agreement?
Al-Monitor, February 14, 2020

India Offers U.S. Dairy, Chicken Access in Bid for Elusive Trade Deal
with Trump

Reuters, February 13, 2020

South Africa Plans Summit to Finalise Continental Free Trade Agreement
Reuters, February 13, 2020

European Parliament Ratifies Historic Free Trade Agreement
with Vietnam

European Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam, February 12, 2020


USTR Robert Lighthizer Unlikely to Visit India Ahead
of Donald Trump’s Official Tour

Deccan Herald, February 14, 2020

U.S. Charges Huawei with Decadeslong Theft of U.S. Trade Secrets
Politico, February 13, 2020

Drug Prices Are Suppressed Overseas, White House Study Find
The Wall Street Journal, February 13, 2020

Trump’s India Trip Could Help Seal Administration’s Next Trade Deal
CNBC, February 12, 2020

U.S. Weighs Higher Tariff Ceilings in Bid for More Sway Over WTO
Bloomberg, February 12, 2020


California Goggle Maker (Paulson Manufacturing)
Is Helping China Fight Coronavirus. Here’s How

Los Angeles Times, February 11, 2020

More International Articles


From Toys to Teslas, China Coronavirus
Disrupts Flow of Global Business

Los Angeles Times, February 17, 2020

White House Forms China
Trade Deal Watchdog Office

Freight Waves, February 17, 2020

U.S. Weighs New Move to Limit China’s
Access to Chip Technology

The Wall Street Journal, February 17, 2020

Trump Effort to Keep U.S. Tech Out
of China Alarms American Firms

The New York Times, February 16, 2020

Most USCBC Members View China-U.S.
Phase-One Trade Deal as Positive: Survey

Xinhua Net, February 15, 2020

Coronavirus Threatens to Blow Up
Trump’s Energy Trade Deal with China

Foreign Policy, February 13, 2020

U.S. Faces Tough ‘Great Game’ Against
China in Central Asia and Beyond

The New York Times, February 13, 2020

Businesses Struggle to Fix
Supply Chains Disrupted by Virus

Associated Press, February 11, 2020



EU Post-Brexit Budget Proposal
Under Attack from Many Sides

Associated Press, February 17, 2020

UK Shoppers Face Pain Without
Comprehensive Post-Brexit Trade Deal

Reuters, February 16, 2020

Companies Need to Dust Off
Their No-Deal Brexit Plans

The Wall Street Journal, February 11, 2020

Johnson and Barnier Clash Over
Who Sets Rules for Brexit Trade

Bloomberg, February 3, 2020

EU Industry Chief Warns of More Onerous Tech Rules by Year End
Reuters, February 17, 2020

The Multibillion Dollar Canal Carving a Rift Through Erdogan’s Turkey
Time, February 14, 2020

Chinese Aluminum-Extrusion Exporters Face Possible EU Tariffs
American Journal of Transportation, February 14, 2020

Trump’s Tariff Threats Are Tested by Europe’s Record Trade Surplus
The Wall Street Journal, February 14, 2020

Italy Lobbying U.S. to Ward Off Trump Europe Tariff Threat
Bloomberg, February 14, 2020

Stormy U.S.-Europe Relations as Top Officials Head to Munich
Associated Press, February 13, 2020

‘Germany Is Not Safe’ Despite Smaller Trade Surplus with U.S.
Reuters, February 12, 2020



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