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Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Featured Headlines

2020 Trade Policy Agenda and 2019 Annual Report
U.S. Trade Representative, February 2020


Speakers Highlight Economic
Vitality of Baja California Region

CalChamber, March 3, 2020

Ambassador Carlos González Gutiérrez, consul general of Mexico, San Diego - Undersecretary of the Economy Rubén Roa Dueñas, State of Baja California, Mexico
(From left) Ambassador Carlos González Gutiérrez, consul general
of Mexico, San Diego; CalChamber Chair Mark Jansen, Blue Diamond Growers; Undersecretary of the Economy Rubén Roa Dueñas, State
of Baja California; Susan Corrales-Diaz, Systems Integrated;
John Boyle, Auto Club of Southern California (breakfast sponsor).

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Canadian Consul General Visits CalChamber;
Discusses Privacy, Trade, Workforce Development

CalChamber, February 27, 2020

Representatives of the Canadian Consulate General from San Francisco and Los Angeles
Representatives of the Canadian Consulate General from San
Francisco and Los Angeles visited the California Chamber of
Commerce in celebration of Canada Day in Sacramento on
February 26. From left: Yves Beaulieu, Consul of Canada, San
Francisco; Susanne Stirling VP International Affairs, CalChamber;
Rana Sarkar, Consul General of Canada, San Francisco;
Allan Zaremberg, President and CEO, CalChamber; and
Arwen Widmer Bobyk, Consul of Canada, Los Angeles.
Photo by Taryn DeOilers.


Coronavirus: The World Economy at Risk
OECD Interim Economic Assessment , March 2, 2020

CalChamber Companies in the News

First-Of-Its-Kind Global Collaboration Launched
to Develop Transformative Treatment Regimens for Tuberculosis

Johnson & Johnson, February 27, 2020

United Arab Emirates Orders Additional Lockheed Martin Sniper Advanced Targeting Pods
Lockheed Martin, February 25, 2020

Trade Policy

From the White House

Executive Order on the Establishment of the Environment
Committee for Monitoring and Enforcement Under the
USMCA Implementation Act

February 29, 2020

Executive Order on the Establishment of the Committee
on Trade in Automotive Goods Under Section 202a
of the USMCA Implementation Act

February 28, 2020

Remarks by President Trump at a Business Roundtable  
New Delhi, India

February 26, 2020

President Donald J. Trump Is Strengthening Our Strategic Partnership with India
February 25, 2020

Joint Statement: Vision and Principles for the United States-India Comprehensive Global Strategic Partnership
February 25, 2020

From the U.S. Department of Commerce

Statement from U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross
on UN “Blacklist” of Companies

March 3, 2020

Statement by U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross on Visit
to Pakistan

February 26, 2020

From the U.S. Trade Representative

Trump Trade Agenda Results in ‘Blue-Collar Boom’
February 28, 2020

USTR Vows to Push for Trade Deals with Britain, EU;
Seeks Reforms at WTO

The New York Times, February 28, 2020

From the U.S. Department of State

The United States and Ukraine Hold Third Cyber Dialogue
March 3, 2020

Israel: Central to the Middle East’s Future
March 2, 2020

The State Department Is Winning for America
February 28, 2020

Joint Statement on United States-Latvia Joint Declaration
on 5G Security

February 27, 2020

U.S. Ambassador to NATO Kay Bailey Hutchison on U.S. Engagement in NATO
February 27, 2020

From the World Trade Organization

DG Azevêdo: Weeks Ahead Are “Window of Opportunity”
for WTO Members to Shape Future of Multilateral Rule-Making

March 2, 2020

Does America Finally Have a Deal to Save the World Trade Organization?
The Hill, February 26, 2020

Trade Agreements

US-UK Trade Agreement

United States-United Kingdom Negotiations: Summary of Specific Negotiating Objectives
U.S. Trade Representative, February 2019

UK – U.S. Free Trade Agreement
UK Department of International Trade

About That Much Vaunted U.S.-U.K.
Trade Deal? Maybe Not Now

The New York Times, March 3, 2020

Lighthizer Sees U.S., U.K.
Getting Over Chicken, Drug Hurdles

Bloomberg, March 2, 2020

UK Finance Could Be Eclipsed
by Cars in U.S. Trade Deal

Reuters, March 2, 2020

The U.K. Wants a U.S. Trade Deal
The Wall Street Journal, March 1, 2020

Trump and Johnson Line Up ‘Massive’ Trade Deal.
But the Experts Aren’t So Optimistic

CNBC, February 27, 2020

U.S. Trade Rep Lighthizer to Meet British
Counterpart as Allies Gear Up for Talks

Reuters, February 25, 2020

Preferential Trade Benefits: U.S. Delists Vietnam as Developing Nation
Vietnam Briefing, March 2, 2020

USTR Pins Hope on 2nd-Round Trade Negotiations with Tokyo
The Japan News, March 1, 2020

Canada Evaluates USMCA, Raises More Questions than Answers
CATO Institute, February 28, 2020

Canadian-Dominican Free Trade Agreement Gathers Steam
Dominican Today, February 28, 2020

European Lawmaker ‘Skeptical’ on Future of U.S.-EU Trade Talks
Politico, February 27, 2020

EU Believes Argentina and Mercosur Will Ratify Agreement
Buenos Aires Times, February 26, 2020

India Should Join RCEP, Do More in Pacific Islands:
New Zealand Dy PM

The Tribune, February 26, 2020

Big Trade Deal Elusive, India and U.S. Eye Free Trade Agreement
The Times of India, February 26, 2020

Texas and Other U.S. Businesses Eye Expansion in Mexico
Following Trade Tensions with China, February 25, 2020


Strengthening America’s Economic Engagement with Africa
The Heritage Foundation, February 26, 2020

Embracing Technology to Feed a Growing World
by U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue

Euractiv, February 23, 2020


Coronavirus in CA Updates

Novel Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19):
What You Need to Know

California Department of Public Health

Visit California Coronavirus Update
Visit California

Key Employment Law Issues
When Addressing Workplace Illnesses

CalChamber, February 28, 2020

‘Like the Coronavirus.’ Why California Farmers Are Terrified
of This Big, Beautiful Bug

The Sacramento Bee, March 3, 2020

More International Articles


China Manufacturing Slumps
as Anti-Virus Controls Bite

The Associated Press, March 2, 2020

One of China’s Most Ambitious
Projects Becomes a Corridor to Nowhere

Bloomberg, March 2, 2020

Coronavirus Outbreak Could Spur China
to Fulfill Promise to Purchase
U.S. Agricultural Products

Washington Examiner, March 2, 2020

China and the Perilous Politics of Coronavirus
Politico, March 1, 2020

Covid-19 Is Teaching Hard Lessons
About China-Only Supply Chains

The Economist, February 29, 2020

Coronavirus: China ‘Fully Expected’
to Meet Trade Deal Terms Despite
COVID-19 Outbreak, Top U.S. Officials Say

South China Morning Post, February 26, 2020

Xi’s Response to Virus Foreshadows
an Even Tighter Grip on China

Bloomberg, February 24, 2020



UK Race for 2020 Trade Deals
Gets Off to a Mixed Start

American Journal of Transportation, March 3, 2020

Talking About Life After the Divorce:
EU and Britain Set for New Talks

The New York Times, March 1, 2020

Brexit Was Tough. The Next
10 Months Look No Easier

American Journal of Transportation, February 28, 2020

Explainer: Why EU Doesn’t Want
to Give Brexit Britain Plain Trade Deal

The New York Times, February 26, 2020

The Future Relationship with the EU:
The UK’s Approach to Negotiations

HM Government, February 2020


Tim Cook and Apple Bet Everything on China. Then Coronavirus Hit.
The Wall Street Journal, March 3, 2020

Silicon Valley Style Tech Start Ups Hold Promise for Latin America
Verdict, March 2, 2020

Indonesia Still Deserves Special Treatment in Global Trade
The Jakarta Post, March 2, 2020

Recession, Record Violence Hit Support for Mexico President
Reuters, March 1, 2020

Mexico Central Bank Cuts 2020 Growth Forecast, Cites
Coronavirus Risk

Reuters, February 26, 2020

Mexican Economy Shrinks at Close of 2019, Extending Recession
Reuters, February 25, 2020

Posting First Rise Since 2014, U.S. Exports to Arab World Grow
4 Percent to $62.64 Billion in 2019

National U.S.-Arab Chamber of Commerce, February 9, 2020



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