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Tuesday, March 10, 2020

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CalChamber Quarterly Economic
Advisory Council Report

CalChamber, March 6, 2020

Coronavirus: An Economic Look
CalChamber, March 4, 2020

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GO-Biz 5 Year Plan International
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CalChamber Coronavirus Resources
Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to dominate the news,
raising concerns among individuals and for our economy. This
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CalChamber Companies in the News

More Than 25,000 PepsiCo Employees Take 8 Billion Steps to Provide 6 Million Healthy School Meals to Students in The U.S., Sudan, Ethiopia, Honduras, Colombia and Canada
PepsiCo, March 6, 2020

Anheuser-Busch Delivering 150,000 Cans of Emergency Drinking Water to Support Tornado Relief Efforts in Tennessee
Anheuser-Busch, March 6, 2020

Wisdom: California Center President and CEO (and CalChamber Board Member) Margaret Wong on the Importance of the China Market
Comstock Mag, March 4, 2020

Trade Policy

From the White House

Joint Statement from President Donald J. Trump and President Jair Bolsonaro
March 7, 2020

As Job Creation Exceeds Expectations Again, Women Workers See Further Gains
March 6, 2020

From the U.S. Department of Commerce

Invitations to Respond to the 2020 Census to Arrive in Mailboxes Across the U.S. from March 12-20
March 9, 2020

Opening Statement by Secretary Ross in Support of the Department of Commerce’s Fiscal Year 2021 Budget Request
March 5, 2020

Statement by U.S. Secretary Ross and Under Secretary for Intellectual Property and USPTO Director Iancu on the Election of Daren Tang as WIPO Director General
March 4, 2020

From the U.S. Trade Representative

USTR Releases Annual Reports on WTO Compliance of China and Russia
March 6, 2020

USTR Sets Out Conditions for Boosting Trade, Investment With Bangladesh
The New York Times, March 5, 2020

USTR Statement on 5th U.S.-Bangladesh Trade and Investment Cooperation Forum Agreement Council Meeting
March 5, 2020

From the U.S. Department of State

The United States and Brazil: Partners for a Prosperous Hemisphere
March 6, 2020

United States-Mexico Bilateral Executive Steering Committee of the 21st Century Border Management Initiative
March 4, 2020

From the World Trade Organization

DG Azev√™do on Women’s Day: WTO Has IMportant Role to Play in Promoting Gender Equality
March 6, 2020

DDG Wolff: An Update of Multilateral Trade Rules is Needed to Increase Their Relevance
March 3, 2020

Trade Agreements

Japan Stands for Free Trade
The Wall Street Journal, March 9, 2020

Britain to Produce Draft Trade Deal Before Next Round of EU Talks
The New York Times, March 9, 2020

EU, US Taking Slow, Small Steps Toward ‘Mini’ Trade Deal
Reuters, March 6, 2020

Africa Free Trade Area – What Must Be Done for a Smooth Take-Off on 01 July 2020
Namibia Economist, March 4, 2020


U.S. Chip Industry Fears Long-Term Damage from China Trade Fight
The Wall Street Journal, March 9, 2020

U.S. Citrus: No Help From Phase One Trade Deal
American Journal of Transportation, March 9, 2020

Coronavirus Could Inflict Biggest Blow to Travel Industry Since Great Recession
The Los Angeles Times, March 6, 2020

Opting Out of Trade Pacts Endangers US Interests in Asia Pacific
The Hill, March 5, 2020

As Coronavirus Cripples Global Supply Lines, More U.S. Firms Looking to Leave China
The Los Angeles Times, March 4, 2020

Coronavirus Slams U.S. Hotel Industry’s Global Operations
The Wall Street Journal, March 3, 2020


Truckers, Dockworkers Suffer As Coronavirus Chokes LA, Long Beach Ports Cargo
The Los Angeles Times, March 7, 2020

California Braces for Economic Fallout as Coronavirus Spreads
Politico, March 6, 2020

More International Articles


The Art of the Unreasonable Trade Deal
The Wall Street Journal, March 9, 2020

Virus Clouds China’s Prospects
to Meet U.S. Trade Commitments

The Wall Street Journal, March 9, 2020

U.S. Shows China Patience on Purchases
If Trade Gap Doesn’t Grow

Bloomberg, March 8, 2020

Coronavirus Outbreak May Force US,
China to Rework Trade Deal Implementation

The Hill, March 8, 2020

Remember the China ‘Hard Landing’?
We Got One.

Forbes, March 6, 2020

U.S. Trade Officials Grant Tariff Relief
for Face Masks, Medical Equipment

The Wall Street Journal, March 6, 2020

Japan Unveils Multibillion-Dollar Plan to Support Coronavirus-Hit Businesses
The Wall Street Journal, March 10, 2020

Economy Faces ‘Tornado-Like Headwind’ as Financial Markets Spiral
The New York Times, March 9, 2020

Brazil, U.S. Sign Agreement to Develop Defense Technology
Reuters, March 8, 2020

U.S., Canada, European Nations Meet to Discuss Concerns Over Mexico Energy Policy
Reuters, March 8, 2020

China Readies Deal with Washington’s Closest Latin American Ally
Bloomberg, March 4, 2020

Mexico to Speed Up Spending, Spur Private Investment to Counter Coronavirus Shock
Reuters, March 3, 2020

Vietnam Buying $3 Billion in U.S. Farm Goods to Ease Trump Tariff Threats
Yahoo Finance, March 3, 2020



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