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Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Featured Headlines

Governor Issues New Restrictions, Resources
to Curb Coronavirus Outbreak, Protect Economy

CalChamber, March 16, 2020

CalChamber Coronavirus Resources
Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to dominate
the news, raising concerns among individuals and
for our economy. This page provides links to CalChamber, federal, state and local resources.


Coronavirus Guidelines for America
White House, March 16, 2020

15 Days to Slow the Spread
White House, March 16, 2020

VIDEO & Transcript:
President Trump, Vice President Pence, 
and Members of the Coronavirus Task Force
in Press Conference (with National CEOs)

White House, March 13, 2020

President Trump’s Address to the Nation
on Coronavirus Response

C-SPAN, March 11, 2020

Transcript of Remarks


Canadian Parliament Rushes
Through Ratification  of USMCA Trade Pact
(with Lighthizer Sending a Letter to Congress
with June 1 Entry-Into-Force Date)

Reuters, March 13, 2020

CalChamber Companies in the News

Amazon to Hire 100,000 People to Handle Coronavirus-Induced
Online Shopping

CBS News, March 16, 2020

Safeway Is Hiring More Than 2,000 Workers Due
to Coronavirus Demand

San Francisco Chronicle, March 16, 2020

Facebook Commits $20M to UNF, WHO and CDC to Tackle COVID-19
Tech Crunch, March 13, 2020

2020 Bloom Season
Blue Diamond Growers’ Almond Insights, March 13, 2020

27 CalChamber Members Featured on Fortune’s 100 Best
Companies List

CalChamber, March 13, 2020

PepsiCo to Acquire Energy Drink Maker Rockstar Energy
in a $3.85 Billion Deal

CNBC, March 11, 2020

Trade Policy

From the White House

G7 Leaders’ Statement
March 16, 2020

Letter From President Donald J. Trump on Emergency Determination
Under the Stafford Act

March 13, 2020

Proclamation on Declaring a National Emergency Concerning
the Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Outbreak

March 13, 2020

President Donald J. Trump Announces Intent to Nominate
the Following Individual to a Key Administration Post
(Ambassador to Japan)

March 13, 2020

President Donald J. Trump Has Taken Unprecedented Steps
to Respond to the Coronavirus and Protect the Health and Safety
of Americans

White House, March 11, 2020

Proclamation—Suspension of Entry as Immigrants and
Nonimmigrants of Certain Additional Persons Who Pose a Risk
of Transmitting 2019 Novel Coronavirus

White House, March 11, 2020

From the U.S. Department of Commerce

Statement From Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross
on the 2020 Census and COVID-19

March 14, 2020

Over 99% of All U.S. Households Can Respond to the Census Online
or by Phone in 59 Non-English Languages

March 11, 2020

From the U.S. Small Business Administration

Small Business Disaster Assistance

The Three Step Process: Disaster Loans

Disaster Loan Portal

From the U.S. Trade Representative

Coronavirus: Resources, Updates, and What You Should Know
March 13, 2020

Ambassador Lighthizer Comments on President Trump’s Decision
to Declare a National Emergency

March 13, 2020

Ambassador Lighthizer Statement on Canada’s Approval
of the USMCA

March 13, 2020

From the U.S. Department of State

On the Occasion of St. Patrick’s Day
March 17, 2020

Temporary Pause of International Exchange Programs Due
to COVID-19

March 12, 2020

G7 Ministerial to Be Hosted Virtually
March 11, 2020

From the World Trade Organization

DG Azevêdo Communicates COVID-19 Measures
to WTO Members and Staff

March 15, 2020

DG Azevêdo Provides Urgent Information to WTO Members
on MC12 Date and Venue

March 12, 2020

Services Trade Growth Weakens as COVID-19 Crisis Hits
Global Economy

March 11, 2020

Trade Agreements

Multiplicative Effects of RCEP on ASEAN Trade
The Asean Post, March 15, 2020

Trump Should Heed Senate’s Call for Talks with Taiwan
on Free Trade Pact

The Daily Signal, March 12, 2020

UK Gov’t Includes Blockchain in Negotiation for U.S.
Free Trade Agreement

Coin Telegraph, March 11, 2020


Amazon Limits Shipments to Warehouses for Next 3 Weeks
Federal News Network, March 17, 2020

Hit by Virus, U.S. Airlines Seek Aid Far Exceeding Post-9/11
The Associated Press, March 17, 2020

Trump Team Prepares Rescue Package of At Least $800 Billion
Politico, March 16, 2020

Peace Corps Announces Suspension of Volunteer Activities, Evacuations Due to COVID-19
Peace Corps, March 15, 2020

Kenneth Weinstein to Be Nominated as U.S. Ambassador to Japan
CNN, March 13, 2020

EXIM Extends Assistance to U.S. Customers and Lenders
Amid COVID-19 Outbreak

Export-Import Bank of the United States, March 12, 2020

U.S. Farmers Still Dependent on Trade Aid After China Deal
Reuters, March 11, 2020

Dow Ends 11-Year Bull Market as Coronavirus Defies
Economic Remedies

The New York Times, March 11, 2020

The Ports Are Weather Vanes as Economic Clouds Darken
Bloomberg, March 11, 2020


California Legislature Suspends Session in Response
to Coronavirus Outbreak

The Sacramento Bee, March 16, 2020

Governor Issues New Restrictions, Resources to Curb Coronavirus Outbreak, Protect Economy
CalChamber, March 16, 2020

Coronavirus: Bay Area Locks Down as Seven Counties Face ‘Unprecedented’ Shelter-In-Place Order
The Mercury News, March 16, 2020

Coronavirus Has Crippled Global Shipping.
That’s Bad for California Farmers and Winemakers

The Sacramento Bee, March 12, 2020

The Coronavirus Will Slam the Breaks on California’s
Economic Growth, Study Says (ft. CalChamber President
and CEO Allan Zaremberg)

Los Angeles Times, March 12, 2020

More International Articles


Coronavirus Is Taking a Brutal Toll
on China’s Economy

Quartz, March 16, 2020

China Reports Jan-Feb Economic
Activity Worse Than Expected

The Associated Press, March 16, 2020

China Paves Way for Imports
of U.S. Distillers Grains

Agri-Pulse, March 16, 2020

U.S. Grants Tariff Exemptions
or More Medical Goods From China

The Wall Street Journal, March 13, 2020

USDA Announces Continued Progress
on Implementation of China Phase One Agreement

U.S. Department of Agriculture, March 10, 2020

The End of OPEC Is Here
American Journal of Transportation, March 17, 2020

A Photo of the G7 Members Meeting Online Shows How the
Coronavirus Pandemic Is Even Impacting World Leaders’ Workflow

Business Insider, March 16, 2020

Ports Wait for Pandemic Peak
The Maritime Executive, March 16, 2020

LatAm Rolls Out New COVID-19 Containment Measures
Xinhuanet, March 16, 2020

E.U. Could Muster 28-40 Billion Euros Immediately
to Support Firms Hit by Epidemic

Reuters, March 16, 2020

Boris Johnson Pressed to Move Brexit Deadline Amid
Coronavirus Threat

The New York Times, March 14, 2020

Repairing the U.S.-ASEAN Relationship
East Asia Forum, March 14, 2020

Mexico Braces for Coronavirus Lasting ‘All Year,’ Tightens Curbs
Reuters, March 14, 2020

Washington State Repeals Pro-Being Tax Break;
U.S. Hopes to Avoid E.U. Tariffs

Reuters, March 12, 2020

Italy and South Korea Virus Outbreaks Reveal Disparity
in Deaths and Tactics

Reuters, March 12, 2020

Economic Cost of Brexit Laid Bare in OBR Forecasts
Financial Times, March 11, 2020

U.K. Pledges $39 Billion to Protect Economy From Coronavirus
Reuters, March 10, 2020



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