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Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Featured Headlines

USMCA to Enter into Force July 1
After United States Takes Final
Procedural Steps for Implementation

U.S. Trade Representative, April 24, 2020

Mexican President Welcomes
July Start of USMCA Trade Pact

Reuters, April 27, 2020


Gov. Gavin Newsom Announces
4 Stages of Reopening Businesses

ABC 7 News, April 28, 2020

Colorado and Nevada Join California, Oregon
and Washington in Western States Pact

Office of Governor Gavin Newsom, April 27, 2020


Diplomatic Messages of Hope:
Global Voices of Inspiration

Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center


The Post COVID-19 Economy:
The Case for the “V”

Beacon Economics, April 2020

CalChamber Companies in the News

PepsiCo Shares “Some Good News,” Commits
to Raising an Additional $3 Million to Provide Financial Support
to Restaurant Workers Impacted by COVID-19

PepsiCo, April 27, 2020

Johnson & Johnson Announces Collaboration
to Expand Manufacturing Capabilities for Its COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate in Support of the Company’s Goal to Supply More
Than One Billion Vaccine Doses Globally

Johnson & Johnson, April 23, 2020

Exclusive: Amazon Is Powering the Coronavirus Diagnostics
of the Future

Forbes, April 13, 2020

Allstate Customers to Receive ‘Shelter-In-Place’ Payback Due
to Traveling Less

KomoNews, April 8, 2020

Trade Policy

From the White House

Proclamation on World Intellectual Property Day, 2020
April 24, 2020

President Donald J. Trump Announces Intent
to Nominate and Appoint Individuals to Key Administration Posts
(Including U.S. Representative to the OECD)

April 24, 2020

President Donald J. Trump Remains Committed
to Providing Critical Relief for American Small Businesses,
Workers, and Healthcare Providers

April 24, 2020

President Donald J. Trump Is Honoring His Commitment
to Protect American Workers by Temporarily Pausing Immigration

April 22, 2020

Proclamation Suspending Entry of Immigrants Who Present Risk
to the U.S. Labor Market During the Economic Recovery Following the COVID-19 Outbreak

April 22, 2020

U.S. Department of Commerce

Commerce Tightens Restrictions on Technology Exports to Combat Chinese, Russian and Venezuelan Military Circumvention Efforts
April 27, 2020

From the U.S. Trade Representative

CSMS #42429822 – U.S.-Mexico-Canada
Agreement (USMCA) Interim
Implementation Instructions

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


Notice of Product Exclusions: China’s Acts,
Policies, and Practices Related to Technology Transfer, Intellectual Property, and Innovation

Federal Register, April 24, 2020

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

From the U.S. Department of State

Joint Statement from the Co-Chairs of the Special
ASEAN-United States Foreign Ministers’ Meeting on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

April 26, 2020

Briefing on the Administration’s Arctic Strategy
April 23, 2020

U.S.-ASEAN Health Futures
April 22, 2020

The United States and ASEAN Are Partnering To Defeat COVID-19, Build Long-Term Resilience, and Support Economic Recovery
April 22, 2020

The United States Continues Leadership in the Global
COVID-19 Response with More Than $270 Million
in Additional U.S. Foreign Assistance

April 22, 2020

From the International Trade Administration

ITA Connects Smart City Technology Exporters to Southeast Asia
April 22, 2020

From the World Trade Organization

WTO Issues New Report on Treatment of Medical Products
in Regional Trade Agreements

April 27, 2020

IMF and WTO Heads Call for Lifting Trade Restrictions
on Medical Supplies and Food

April 24, 2020

WTO Report Finds Growing Number of Export Restrictions
in Response to COVID-19 Crisis

April 23, 2020

U.S. Says WTO’s Appellate Body Is Invalid, Balks at Compliance
Bloomberg, April 22, 2020

Trade Agreements

Mexico Says European Union Free Trade Deal Talks Have Concluded
Reuters, April 28, 2020

Thailand Sees GDP, Investment Boost if Joins CPTPP Trade Pact
The New York Times, April 27, 2020

U.S. Should Avoid Phased Approach in Trade Talks with Kenya:
Chamber of Commerce

The New York Times, April 26, 2020

New British Ambassador Urges Swift U.S. – U.K. Trade Negotiations
Politico, April 24, 2020

Africa’s Free Trade Agreement Gets Locked Down for the Year
Daily Maverick, April 24, 2020

EFTA-Ecuador Free Trade Agreement Completed
IEG Vu Agribusiness, April 24, 2020

Brexit: Disappointing Progress in Trade Talks, Says Michel Barnier
BBC, April 24, 2020

China Looks at How It Could Expedite U.S. Farm Goods Purchases
American Journal of Transportation, April 23, 2020

Dominican Exporters Ask Senate to Pass Ambitious Free Trade Pact
Dominican Today, April 23, 2020

U.S., Brazil Business Groups Outline Vision for Talks
Brazil-U.S. Business Council, April 22, 2020

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

Reuters, April 15, 2020


U.S. Goods Trade Deficit Rises as Auto Exports Tumble
Reuters, April 28, 2020

Tyson Warns of U.S. Meat Shortages as Coronavirus
Shuts Livestock Plants

Reuters, April 27, 2020

A Record-Breaking Shipment Bound for American Soil
American Journal of Transportation, April 24, 2020

Railroads Unclear What’s Around the Bend for the U.S. Economy
American Journal of Transportation, April 24, 2020

Trump Signs $484 Billion Measure to Aid Employers, Hospitals
The Associated Press, April 24, 2020

Pandemic Warms Relationship Between Trump and Mexican President
The Associated Press, April 22, 2020

Comments on Additional Modifications to the 301 Action
to Address COVID-19

U.S. Chamber of Commerce, April 22, 2020

Repeal, Don’t Just Defer, Trump-Imposed Tariffs
The Orange County Register, April 22, 2020

Proposed “Buy America” Requirements Would Hurt Patients
and the Economy

Pacific Research Institution Center for Medical Economics and Innovation, April 2020

How COVID-19 Is Disrupting Shipping Around the U.S.
American Journal of Transportation, April 22, 2020


Port of Oakland Says Canceled Sailings Could Hit Cargo Volume
American Journal of Transportation, April 27, 2020

California Competes Tax Credit Looks to Create More
Than 3,000 Jobs in the State

Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development, April 23, 2020

California Cities Expect to Lose at Least $7B Due to Coronavirus
Politico, April 23, 2020

Give Newsom Credit. He’s Trying It All to Fight Coronavirus
and California’s Economic Collapse

Los Angeles Times, April 23, 2020

More International Articles

COVID-19 Trackers

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

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 News

Coronavirus Widens Europe’s
North-South Economic Divide

The Wall Street Journal, April 28, 2020

Unified in Coronavirus Lockdown,
India Splinters Over Reopening

The New York Times, April 28, 2020

Stockholm Expected to Reach ‘Herd Immunity’
in May, Swedish Ambassador Says

NPR, April 26, 2020

Italy to Allow Some Sectors
to Restart Monday: Regional Governor

Bloomberg, April 26, 2020

Tight Airfreight Capacity Will Hamper
Post-Coronavirus Recovery, DHL Chief Says

The Wall Street Journal, April 26, 2020

UNICEF Scales Delivery of Supplies
for COVID-19 Across LatAm, Caribbean

XinhuaNet, April 26, 2020

World Leaders Launch Plan
to Speed COVID-19 Drugs, Vaccine;
U.S. Stays Away

Reuters, April 24, 2020

Costa Rica Pushes Back Coronavirus,
Reducing Current Cases

Reuters, April 23, 2020

World Bank Sees Lasting Commodities
Shock from Coronavirus

American Journal of Transportation, April 23, 2020

Canada: 1 Million Respirators Acquired
from China Unfit for Coronavirus Fight

Politico, April 23, 2020

Europe’s Economy Was Hit Hard Too,
but Jobs Didn’t Disappear Like in the U.S.

NPR, April 23, 2020

Pandemic Throws Global Economy
into Deeper Decline

Reuters, April 22, 2020

Coronavirus Won’t Kill Globalization,
but Clip It’s Wings

Politico, April 23, 2020

Cascading Economic Impacts
of the COVID-19 Outbreak in China

U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission, April 21, 2020

20 Port Authorities Signed Declaration to Keep Ports Open
to Seaborne Trade

American Journal of Transportation, April 27, 2020

China Seeks to Ease Medical Goods Shipment Delays
with New Rule

The Wall Street Journal, April 26, 2020

Thailand Loses U.S. Free Trade Benefits Worth Billions of Baht
The Thaiger, April 26, 2020

Fewer Products, Localized Production—Companies Seek
Supply-Chain Solutions

The Wall Street Journal, April 26, 2020

U.S. to Give Aid to Greenland, Open Consulate in Bid
to Counter Russia and China

The Washington Post, April 23, 2020

China’s CCCC Among Firms Awarded $626 Million Mexican
Tourist Train Contract

NASDAQ, April 23, 2020

COVID-19 and a New Direction for Asian Integration
The Diplomat, April 23, 2020

Trump Administration Urged to Pressure China on Promise
to Buy U.S. $52 Billion Worth of U.S. Energy Products

South China Morning Post, April 22, 2020

Spoiling Rice in Vietnam Show Perils of Food Protectionism
Bloomberg, April 22, 2020

Global Container Shipments Set to Fall 30% in Next Few Months
American Journal of Transportation, April 22, 2020

Iran, Russia Should Increase Cooperation Against Coronavirus, Continue Trade
The Algemeiner, April 22, 2020

Chinese Ambassador to U.S. Urges ‘Serious Rethinking’ of Ties
Bloomberg, April 22, 2020

48% of Mexico’s SMEs Won’t Survive Through April
Mexico Today, April 22, 2020

Remittances to Drop 19% in Latin America This Year
Latin Trade, April 22, 2020

G20 Extraordinary Agriculture Ministers Meeting
G20 Ministers Meeting, April 21, 2020

Latin America, Caribbean Economies Poised for Worst Crisis
in Decades Amid Pandemic: U.N. Agency

Reuters, April 21, 2020

‘Gracias China!!!’: While the U.S. Leadership in Latin America
Is Being Called into Question, Beijing Is Positioning Itself
to Carry the Mantle

The New York Times, April 21, 2020

India’s New FDI Policy Is Discriminatory and Against Free Trade: China
Business Standard, April 20, 2020

EU Trade Chief Surges Tougher Defenses Against Foreign Takeovers
The Financial Times, April 16, 2020





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