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Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Featured Headlines

Governor Newsom Taps California Business,
Labor, Health Care and Community Leaders
for New Task Force on Business and Jobs Recovery

Office of Governor Gavin Newsom, April 17, 2020

CalChamber President and CEO, Allan Zaremberg

and CalChamber Board Members:

Ted Balestreri, Cannery Row Company (in his capacity
as chairman of the California Restaurant Association);

Dorene Dominguez, chairman and CEO,
The Vanir Group of Companies, Inc.;

Janet Lamkin, California president, United Airlines; and

Fred Ruiz, founder, Ruiz Foods.

Full list here.

CalChamber President and CEO
Allan Zaremberg Named to Governor’s Business/Jobs Recovery Task Force

CalChamber, April 20, 2020


U.S. Delays Some Tariff Payments,
Leaves China Levies in Place

American Journal of Transportation, April 20, 2020

CSMS #42423171 – COVID-19 – 90 Day
Postponement of Payment for the Deposit
of Certain Estimated Duties, Taxes, and Fees

U.S. Customs and Border Protection, April 20, 2020

CSMS #42421561 – COVID-19 – Payment Instructions for 90-Day Postponement of Payment for the Deposit of Certain Estimated Duties, Taxes, and Fees
U.S. Customs and Border Protection, April 20, 2020

 Executive Order on National Emergency Authority
to Temporarily Extend Deadlines 
for Certain Estimated Payments

White House, April 19, 2020

Temporary Postponement of the Time
to Deposit Certain Estimated Duties, Taxes,
and Fees During the National Emergency
Concerning the COVID-19 Outbreak

U.S. Customs and Border Protection, April 19 2020

Brady: President Trump Helps U.S.
Manufacturing with Duty Deferral

GOP House Ways and Means Committee, April 19, 2020

Treasury and CBP Announce Deferment
of Duties and Fees for Certain Importers
During COVID-19 Response

U.S. Department of the Treasury, April 19, 2020

CalChamber Companies in the News

Boeing Activates Airlift Capabilities for First COVID-19
Transport Mission

American Journal of Transportation, April 19, 2020

Southwest Grabs Spot as the World’s Largest Airline (This Week)
American Journal of Transportation, April 17, 2020

Boeing Soars on Plan to Reopen Seattle-Area Jetliner Factories
American Journal of Transportation, April 16, 2020

General Motors Says Will Make 1.5 Million Masks a Month in Mexico
Reuters, April 14, 2020

State Farm Mutual Returning $2 Billion Dividend
to Auto Insurance Customers

State Farm Newsroom, April 9, 2020

Trade Policy

From the White House

President Donald J. Trump Is Beginning the Next Phase
in Our Fight Against Coronavirus: Guidelines for Opening
Up America Again

April 16, 2020

President Donald J. Trump Announces Guidelines for Opening
Up America Again

April 16, 2020

President Donald J. Trump Is Demanding Accountability
from the World Health Organization

April 15, 2020

President Donald J. Trump Announces Great American Economic Revival Industry Groups
April 14, 2020

From the U.S. Trade Representative

Procedures for the Submission of Petitions by North American Producers of Passenger Vehicles or Light Trucks to Use the Alternative Staging Regime for the USMCA Rules of Origin for Automotive Goods
Federal Register, April 21, 2020 – Deadline July 1, 2020

CBP Implementing Instructions and Procedures
for the Submissions of Petitions Regarding
USMCA Rules of Origin

April 21, 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

Brazil – U.S. Joint Statement on Enhancement of Bilateral Economic and Trade Partnership
April 17, 2020

From the U.S. Department of State

The United States Is Assisting Pacific Island Countries to Respond
to COVID-19

April 21, 2020

Support for 5G and Internet of Things Development
April 16, 2020

Release of U.S. Government Action Plan to Support the International Response to COVID-19
April 16, 2020

UPDATE: The United States Is Continuing to Lead the Humanitarian and Health Assistance Response to COVID-19
April 16, 2020

From the World Trade Organization

DG Azev√™do Welcomes G20 Farm Ministers’ Commitment
to Safeguard Global Food Security

April 21, 2020

Heads of WTO, WHO Cite Importance of Open Trade in Ensuring Flow of Vital Medical Supplies
April 20, 2020

WTO Members Discuss Use of Virtual Platforms During
COVID-19 Lockdown

April 17, 2020

Trade Agreements

South Korea Takes Part in Videoconferences for Asia-Pacific
Trade Deal

Yonhap News Agency, April 19, 2020

U.S., Brazil to Aim for Trade Facilitation Deal in 2020
Deccan Herald, April 18, 2020

Britain, Ukraine to Sign New Deal on Free Trade, Strategic Partnership
Kyiv Post, April 16, 2020

Economic Havoc Wreaked by Coronavirus Has Likely Throttled
U.S.-China Trade Deal, Experts Say

South China Morning Post, April 15, 2020


Several States Move to Reopen Economy as Disruptions
from Coronavirus Rise

The Wall Street Journal, April 21, 2020

Trump Suggests Restrictions at Canada-U.S. Border Could
Soon Be Eased

Toronto CityNews, April 15, 2020

U.S. Industry Lobbies Mexico to Protect Supply Chains
During Pandemic

Reuters, April 15, 2020

China’s Logistics Capabilities for Expeditionary Operations
U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission, April 15, 2020


West Coast Trade Report
Pacific Merchant Shipping Association, April 2020

California Is Now in a Recession That Could Last Years,
State Fiscal Experts Say

The Sacramento Bee, April 20, 2020

Port of Oakland Welcomes 19,200 TEU MSC Anna, One
of the Largest Container Ships to Call North America

American Journal of Transportation, April 17, 2020

More International Articles

COVID-19 Trackers

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

Tracking Coronavirus Hospitalizations
in California by County

CalMatters, 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, April 2020

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


COVID-19 Updates

Italy to Relax Lockdown in Key Step
for Europe’s Virus Fight

Bloomberg, April 21, 2020

Nations Credited with Fast Response
to Coronavirus Moving
to Gradually Reopen Businesses

The Washington Post, April 20, 2020

Europe Slowly Emerges
from Coronavirus Lockdown

The Wall Street Journal, April 20, 2020

Japan’s Exports Slumps as Coronavirus
Hits U.S., Chinese Demand

Reuters, April 19, 2020

Poorer Nations Face Bigger Risk
in Easing Virus Restrictions

The Associated Press, April 17, 2020

U.S. Asks China to Revise Export Rules
for Coronavirus Medical Gear

Reuters, April 16, 2020

Wuhan Starts Testing to Determine Level
of Immunity from Coronavirus

The Wall Street Journal, April 16, 2020

Japan’s Abe Declares Nationwide State
of Emergency

The Wall Street Journal, April 16, 2020

Germany Plans Cautious 1st Steps
to Restart Public Life

The Associated Press, April 15, 2020

Oil-Price Crash Deepens, Weighs on Global Markets
The Wall Street Journal, April 21, 2020

China Rolls Out Pilot Test of Digital Currency
The Wall Street Journal, April 20, 2020

Forecasts from World Bank Project First Global Poverty Increase Since 1998
Politico, April 20, 2020

‘Cartels Are Scrambling’: Virus Snarls Global Drug Trade
ABC News, April 19, 2020

How China’s Didi Chuxing Quietly Grew into a Latin American
Ride-Hailing Giant

South China Morning Post, April 19, 2020

‘A Failure Foretold’: Mexican President’s Business Brawl
Gets Political

Reuters, April 19, 2020

Pemex Debt Slashed to Junk as Moody’s Downgrades Batter
Mexico Oil Company

Reuters, April 17, 2020

China’s Economy Shrinks, Ending a Nearly Half-Century of Growth
The New York Times, April 16, 2020

The Crash of the $8.5 Billion Global Flower Trade
Bloomberg, April 16, 2020

The ‘Mad Rush’ for Medical Gear Triples Air Cargo Rates
American Journal of Transportation, April 16, 2020

Poverty and Distributional Impacts of COVID-19: Potential Channels
of Impact and Mitigating Policies

World Bank, April 16, 2020

Brazilian Agri-Business Exploring and Confirming New Markets
MercoPress, April 15, 2020

Argentina Is Readying to Announce Terms of the U.S.
$83 Billion Debt Restructure

MercoPress, April 15, 2020

Mexico’s 100,000 BPD Contribution to OPEC+ Oil Cuts Will Last
Two Months

Reuters, April 15, 2020

The Virus Is About to Hit Banana Supplies Next
Yahoo Finance, April 15, 2020




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