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Tuesday, April 14, 2020

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A message from the Lt. Governor of California Ambassador Eleni Kounalakis

These last two months have been difficult for the global community and for the citizens of all our countries. Many thousands of people have lost their lives, or suffered the loss of family members. Millions have sustained and continue to experience significant financial losses. Many small- and medium-sized businesses have closed their doors. And we have all had our lives severely disrupted. But I am proud to say that California has led the way in responding to this crisis, and under the leadership of Governor Gavin Newsom we have mitigated this tragedy to the best extent possible.

California’s early steps at requiring social distancing have no doubt taken a toll on our economy, but we now know these measures have saved countless lives. I am confident that in the months ahead, as we move to rebuild our economy and our lives, California will continue to lead the way. Our dynamism, entrepreneurial spirit, can-do attitude, diverse population and world-renowned academic and business institutions will spearhead the United States’ economic revival.

We look forward to doing it hand-in-hand with you, our international friends and partners. Rest assured that the California Dream is alive and well and will never be dimmed. Let’s get back to work together!


CalChamber President Issues Statement
on Departure of Governor’s Key
Business Adviser, Lenny Mendonca

CalChamber, April 13, 2020

Newsom’s Business Advisor Steps Down
The Sacramento Bee, April 13, 2020


World Trade Organization Annual Report:
Trade Numbers Fall

CalChamber, April 9, 2020

Remarks: Trade Forecast Press Conference
World Trade Organization, April 8, 2020

Trade Set to Plunge as COVID-19
Pandemic Upends Global Economy

World Trade Organization, April 8, 2020

WTO’s Guide to a Quick Rebound Blotted
with Export Bans

Bloomberg, April 9, 2020

IMF Chief Says Pandemic Will Unleash
Worst Recession Since Great Depression

Reuters, April 10, 2020

CalChamber Companies in the News

UPS Expedites Global Deliveries of QIAGEN Coronavirus Testing Kits
American Journal of Transportation, April 14, 2020

Almond Market Update:
March Shipments Show Strong Increase Over Last Year

Blue Diamond Growers, April 10, 2020

Masimo Announces Full Market Release of Masimo SafetyNet™,
a Remote Patient Management Solution Designed to Aid COVID-19 Response Efforts

Masimo Corporation, April 10, 2020

Trade Policy

From the U.S. International Trade Commission

Lawmakers Ask USITC to Identify Imported Products Needed
for COVID-19 Response and Related Tariff and Trade Information

April 13, 2020

From the U.S. Trade Representative

Invitation for Applications for Inclusion
on the Dispute Settlement Rosters
for the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement

Federal Register, Deadline April 20, 2020

Agency Information Collection Activities:
NAFTA Regulations and Certificate of Origin

Federal Register, April 10, 2020 – Deadline 30 Days from Notice

Agency Information Collection Activities:
Foreign Assembler’s Declaration

Federal Register, April 10, 2020 – Deadline 30 Days from Notice

Request for Comments on Additional Modifications
to the 301 Action to Address COVID-19: China’s Acts, Policies, and Practices Related to Technology Transfer, Intellectual Property, and Innovation

Federal Register, Deadline June 25, 2020

Notice of Product Exclusion Extensions: China’s Acts, Policies, and Practices Related to Technology Transfer, Intellectual Property, and Innovation
Federal Register, April 10, 2020

Statement on Call Between Ambassador Lighthizer and Brazilian Foreign Minister Araújo
April 10, 2020

USTR Announces Fiscal Year 2020 Allocation of Additional Tariff-Rate Quota Volume for Raw Cane Sugar and Refined Sugar
April 9, 2020

From the U.S. Department of State

United States Continues U.S. Foreign Assistance for El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras
April 13, 2020

U.S. Assistance to Italy
April 11, 2020

Continuing U.S. Leadership in the Global COVID-19 Response
Through Additional U.S. Foreign Assistance

April 8, 2020

From the Export-Import Bank of the U.S.

EXIM Board Takes Action in Fight Against COVID-19 Pandemic
by Temporarily Restricting Export Support for Needed U.S. Medical Supplies and Equipment

April 14, 2020

EXIM Reduces Fees, Streamlines Delegated Authority and Fast Track Loans for Small Businesses
April 7, 2020

From the World Trade Organization

DDG Wolff: Time to Start Planning for the Post-Pandemic Recovery
April 9, 2020

Trade Agreements

Virus Pandemic May Force Japan to Give Up RCEP Agreement in 2020
Kyodo News, April 14, 2020

China Buys More U.S. Farm Products Amid Plunge in Trade
CNBC, April 14, 2020

Leveraging the Vietnam-EU Free Trade Agreement for Development
East Asia Forum, April 13, 2020

Success Reported in Second Round of Cambodia-China
Free-Trade Agreement

Khmer Times, April 13, 2020

China Still Implementing U.S. Trade Deal, Chinese Envoy Says
American Journal of Transportation, April 12, 2020

Trump Agrees to Help Mexico Meet Global Oil Target
Reuters, April 10, 2020

UK-U.S. Trade Talks Postponed Indefinitely as Coronavirus Crisis Puts Quick Deal in Doubt
The Telegraph, April 9, 2020

Mexico Asks U.S., Canada to Grant Automakers Transition
for USMCA Rules

Reuters, April 7, 2020


Ports and Trade in the Time of Covid-19
American Journal of Transportation, April 13, 2020

The U.S. Is Waging War on Digital Trade Barriers
Wired, April 10, 2020

China Telecom Should Be Barred in U.S. as Threat, Agencies Say
Yahoo Finance, April 10, 2020

Trump Exhorts Allies to Buy American First to Solve Oil Glut
Bloomberg, April 9, 2020

First Edition of COVID-19 Port Economic Impact Barometer Confirms Cargo Build Up at Some Ports and Fairly Stable Port Worker Availability
American Journal of Transportation, April 9, 2020

U.S. – FEMA Implements Export Restrictions on Certain PPE Products, with Immediate Effect
International Trade Compliance Update, April 8, 2020

Government and Businesses Turn Attention to Eventual Reopening
of $22 Trillion U.S. Economy

The Wall Street Journal, April 8, 2020

Estimated March Imports Hit Five-Year Low, Declines Expected
to Continue Amid Pandemic

National Retail Federation, April 7, 2020


Governor Newsom Outlines Six Critical Indicators the State Will Consider Before Modifying the Stay-at-Home Order and Other COVID-19 Interventions
Office of Governor Gavin Newsom, April 14, 2020

California Will Look at 6 Factors to Determine When Stay-at-Home Orders Will Loosen, Newsom Says
The Sacramento Bee, April 14, 2020

California, Oregon and Washington to Work Together on Plan
to Lift Coronavirus Restrictions

Los Angeles Times, April 13, 2020

Port of Oakland Loaded Box Volume Dipped 7.4 Percent in March
Port of Oakland, April 13, 2020

California Faces Two Years of High Unemployment from Coronavirus, UCLA Predicts
Los Angeles Times, April 10, 2020

Port of Long Beach Receives $14.5 Million Grant for Rail Project
American Journal of Transportation, April 10, 2020

Port of Los Angeles Executive Director Acknowledges Supply Chain Stakeholders, USNS Mercy
American Journal of Transportation, April 10, 2020

First Quarter Volumes Drop 18.5% at Port of Los Angeles
American Journal of Transportation, April 8, 2020

Productivity Metrics at Port of Long Beach Terminals Remain Steady Despite COVID Impacts
American Journal of Transportation, April 8, 2020

Port of Long Beach: Coronavirus Slows Trade in March
American Journal of Transportation, April 8, 2020

Watch: How California Plans to Keep Small Businesses Afloat
CalMatters, April 7, 2020

More International Articles

COVID-19 Updates

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

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

Bloomberg, April 2020

COVID-19 Tracker
Channel News Asia, April 2020

Policy Tracker: Policy Responses to COVID-19
International Monetary Fund

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

Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce Tracker
U.S. Chamber of Commerce, April 2020

Europe Begins Tentative Easing
of Coronavirus Lockdown

Politico, April 14, 2020

Fauci Says ‘Rolling Reentry’ Possible
as Soon as Next Month

Politico, April 12, 2020

China Encourages Export Goods Sales
Domestically as Virus Batters Global Trade

The New York Times, April 10, 2020

IMF, World Bank Face Deluge
of Aid Requests from Developing World

The Wall Street Journal, April 9, 2020

Produce-Rich Argentina’s Exports
Ravaged by Coronavirus

France24, April 9, 2020

International Principles for Safeguarding Essential Economic Functions in the COVID-19 Pandemic
U.S. Chamber of Commerce, April 6, 2020

Beyond COVID-19: Supply Chain
Resilience Holds Key to Recovery

Baker McKenzie, April 2020

Semiannual Report of the Latin America and Caribbean Region:
The Economy in the Time of COVID-19

The World Bank, April 2020

China Holds Online Trade Fair to Boost Cooperation
with Latin America

Market Screener, April 14, 2020

Global Stocks Gain on China Trade Data, Easing Pandemic Worries
Reuters, April 13, 2020

G-20 to Freeze Sovereign Debt Payments for Poor Countries
Bloomberg, April 12, 2020

How Joe Biden Can Learn from Trump’s Mistakes on Trade
The Washington Post, April 10, 2020​

Global Trade Sputters, Leaving Too Much Here, Too Little There
The New York Times, April 10, 2020

How China Could Use This Moment to Charge Ahead
with Its Geopolitical Agenda

CNBC, April 10, 2020

China Just Upgraded the Status of Dogs from 'Livestock' to 'Pets'
Quartz, April 9, 2020

E-Commerce Takes Off in Mexico Amid Epidemic
XinhuaNet, April 9, 2020

EU Nations Upgrade Trade Arsenal to Offset U.S. Attack on WTO
Bloomberg, April 8, 2020

Coronavirus: China Yet to Meet Key Phase One Trade Deal Target Due
to COVID-19 Lockdown

South China Morning Post, April 8, 2020

Mexican Auto Sector to Resume Operations Once U.S. Industry
Gears Up

Reuters, April 8, 2020

2019 Nordic-U.S. M&A Study
Alston & Bird, April 8, 2020

Japan to Fund Firms to Shift Production Out of China
American Journal of Transportation, April 8, 2020

Europe Struggles to Agree on Economic Response to Virus
The Associated Press, April 8, 2020

Brexit Negotiators Want to Start Talking Despite Virus Setbacks
Bloomberg, April 7, 2020

U.S. Firms Lobby to Keep Working in Mexico Despite
Coronavirus Curbs

The New York Times, April 7, 2020

Trade War Spurs Sharp Reversal in 2019 Reshoring Index, Foreshadowing COVID-19 Test of Supply Chain Resilience
Kearney, April 2020





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