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Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Featured Headlines

Trump Extends Social Distancing
Guidelines Through End of April

The New York Times, March 29, 2020


Azevêdo Sees Sharp Fall in Trade,
Calls for Global Solutions to COVID-19 Crisis

World Trade Organization, March 25, 2020

COVID-19 and World Trade

Virus to Reduce World Trade by a Fifth in 2020
Capital Economics, March 25, 2020

World Trade Hit by Virus Sees
Worst Collapse in a Generation

Bloomberg, March 26, 2020


2020 National Trade Estimate Report
on Foreign Trade Barriers

United States Trade Representative, March 31, 2020


The Transatlantic Economy 2020: Annual
Survey of Jobs, Trade and Investment Between
the United States and Europe

Am Cham EU, March 2020


NEW SURVEY: COVID-19 Impacts on GSP Importers
Coalition for GSP, March 2020

EXIM Releases FY 2019 Annual Report
Highlighting $8.2 Billion in Authorizations
Supporting American Exports and 34,000 U.S. Jobs

Export-Import Bank of the United States, March 31, 2020

EXIM Board Takes United Action in Response
to COVID-19 to Support U.S. Exporters and Jobs
with Unprecedented Financing Flexibility

Export-Import Bank of the United States, March 25, 2020

Burrows Message to Exporters
Export-Import Bank of the United States, March 24, 2020


Senate Finance Committee Letter
to USTR Lighthizer to Postpone June 1
Enter Into Force Date of USMCA

Senate Finance Committee, March 30, 2020

CalChamber Companies in the News

Serving Our Communities in Uncertain Times
Blue Diamond Growers, March 30, 2020

Boeing Assists with COVID-19 Recovery and Relief Efforts:
Will Produce Face Shields for Health Care Workers, Offer Use of Cargo Carrier

Boeing Mediaroom, March 27, 2020

California Businesses Retool and Donate to Help Fight Coronavirus (COVID-19)
CalChamber, March 27,2020

Coronavirus: Anheuser-Busch to Make, Distribute Hand Sanitizer
MSN, March 24, 2020

Trade Policy

From the White House

Memorandum on Delegation of Certain Functions and Authorities Under the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020
March 31, 2020

Remarks by President Trump in a Meeting with Supply Chain Distributors on COVID-19
March 29, 2020

Statement by the President: Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act)
March 27, 2020

President Donald J. Trump Is Providing Economic Relief to American Workers, Families, and Businesses Impacted by the Coronavirus
March 27, 2020

U.S. Department of Commerce

Statement from Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross on President Donald J. Trump’s Signing of the CARES Act
March 27, 2020

Department of Commerce Extends Public Comment Period for Input on Huawei Temporary General License Extensions
March 25, 2020

From the U.S. Small Business Administration

Governor Newsom Signs Executive Order
to Help Small Business During Crisis

CalChamber, March 31, 2020

Small Business Disaster Assistance

SBA Disaster Assistance One-Pager

Additional SBA Coronavirus Disaster Loan Info

From the U.S. Trade Representative

From the U.S. Department of State

The United States Is Leading the Humanitarian and Health Assistance Response to COVID-19
March 27, 2020

U.S. Foreign Assistance in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic
March 26, 2020

From the World Trade Organization

Agency Chiefs Issue Joint Call to Keep Food Trade Flowing in Response to COVID-19
March 31, 2020

DG Azevêdo Welcomes G20 Ministers’ Commitment to Notify WTO of COVID-19 Related Trade Measures
March 30, 2020

DG Azevêdo Welcomes G20 Pledge on COVID-19 Response and Economic Recovery
March 26, 2020

WTO Members Continue Efforts to Advance Agriculture Negotiations Despite COVID-19 Crisis
March 26, 2020

DDG Wolff: COVID-19 Crisis Calls for “Unprecedented Level” of International Cooperation
March 26, 2020

Trade Agreements

Hong Kong-ASEAN Free Trade Agreement, Investment Agreement to Take Effect for Philippines in May
XinhuaNet, March 31, 2020

China Trade Deal Holding Up Despite Strains, U.S. Says
The Washington Times, March 30, 2020

EU-Vietnam: Council Gives Final Green Light to Free Trade Agreement
Council of the European Union, March 30, 2020

Joint Ministerial Statement by Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, and the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, New Zealand and Singapore Affirming Commitment to Ensuring Supply Chain Connectivity Amidst the COVID-19 Situation
The Government of Singapore, March 25, 2020

The U.S. Needs an Urgent Medical Care FTA with China
China Briefing, March 25, 2020

Cheap U.S. Corn Lures Chinese Buyers Seeking American Grain
American Journal of Transportation, March 25, 2020

USDA, USTR Cite Progress on Farm Provisions of U.S.-China Trade Deal
Reuters, March 24, 2020

Ideas for US-India Cooperation on Trade in the Health Sector in the Time of COVID-19
The Atlantic Council, March 24, 2020

Cambodia, Russia to Increase Bilateral Trade, Looking at FTA
ASEAN Briefing, March, 24, 2020


The CARES Act Explained
CalChamber, March 28, 2020

U.S. Coronavirus Stimulus Bill Adds
Billions in Support for Farmers

Reuters, March 25, 2020

Fed to Launch New Lending Facility for Foreign Central Banks
The Wall Street Journal, March 31, 2020

Coronavirus Shows U.S. Too Dependent on Cheap Medical Imports, USTR Says
Fox Business, March 30, 2020

Trump, Congress Agree on $2 Trillion Virus Rescue Bill
The Associated Press, March 24, 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: FDA Takes Action to Increase U.S. Supplies Through Instructions for PPE and Device Manufacturers
U.S. Food and Drug Administration, March 24, 2020


California International Trade Center

Responding to COVID-19 Crisis: Solutions
for Businesses and Workers

California International Trade Center, March 2020

Port of Long Beach’s Cordero Says Port Coping with an “Unprecedented Crisis”
American Journal of Transportation, March 31, 2020

Port of LA’s Seroka Outlines Efforts to Protect Workers and Keep Port Operational
American Journal of Transportation, March 26, 2020

Trump, Congress Agree on $2 Trillion Virus Rescue Bill
The Associated Press, March 24, 2020

Gavin Newsom Signed 11 Executive Orders. Here’s What They Do About the Coronavirus
The Sacramento Bee, March 24, 2020

More International Articles

COVID-19 Updates

California Coronavirus COVID-19 Response

Google’s COVID‑19 Information & Resources

John’s Hopkins Coronavirus Resource
with COVID-19 Interactive Map

Tracking the Spread of the
Coronavirus Outbreak in the U.S.

Bloomberg, March 2020

COVID-19 Tracker
Channel News Asia, March 2020

Global Dashboard on COVID-19 Government Policies
U.S. Chamber of Commerce

China Reveals 1,541 Symptom-Free
Virus Cases Under Pressure

Bloomberg, March 31, 2020

Coronavirus May Cause Global Food Shortages as Panic Buying and Export Curbs Hit Supply
South China Morning Post, March 30, 2020

Mexico Declares Health Emergency
as Coronavirus Death Toll Rises

Reuters, March 30, 2020

Tokyo Governor Calls for Fewer Outings,
Says State of Coronavirus Emergency Up to PM

Reuters, March 29, 2020

In Singapore, Quarantine Comes
with Sea View, Room Service
Bloomberg, March 28, 2020

Trade Impact Is Worse Than 2008 Crisis,
Says WTO Director General

Bloomberg, March 27, 2020

Apple Releases New COVID-19 App
and Website Based on CDC Guidance

Apple Newsroom, March 27, 2020

G-20 To Hold Emergency Virtual
Summit on Coronavirus Response

The Hill, March 25, 2020

EU States Need 10 Times
More Coronavirus Equipment

Reuters, March 25, 2020

Trudeau Wins Opposition Backing
for $57 Billion Virus Aid Package

Bloomberg, March 25, 2020

Canada Turns Inward as Pandemic Surges
Within and Beyond Its Borders

Politico, March 25, 2020

Global Rush for Trump-Backed Virus
Drug Sparks India Export Ban

American Journal of Transportation, March 25, 2020

Coronavirus Triggers Record Drops
in U.S., European Business Activity

The Wall Street Journal, March 24, 2020

China’s March Factory Outlook Jumps as Global Threat Looms
Bloomberg, March 30, 2020

Covid-19: India Asks FTA Partners to Temporarily Allow Imports Without Certificate of Origin
The Economic Times, March 30, 2020

G20 Ministers Agree to Keep Markets Open, Tackle Pandemic Supply Disruptions
Reuters, March 29, 2020

Virus Force Europeans to Ask: How United Do We Want to Be
The Associated Press, March 29, 2020

Coronavirus Crisis Puts China’s ‘Year of Europe’ on Hold Amid Growing Unease
South China Morning Post, March 28, 2020

Brexit Is Not Immune to Coronavirus
Brookings Institute, March 26, 2020

S&P Cuts Mexico, Pemex Ratings as Coronavirus Bites
Reuters, March 26, 2020

China’s Xi Offers Trump Help in Coronavirus Fight as Wuhan Reopens to Traffic
Reuters, March 26, 2020

European Union Finance Ministers Deadlock on Coronavirus Economic Strategy
Politico, March 24, 2020

EU Fires Warning Shot at China in Coronavirus Battle of the Narratives
South China Morning Post, March 24, 2020






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