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Tuesday, April 7, 2020

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CalChamber’s Coronavirus COVID-19 Resources

California Coronavirus COVID-19 Response

CalChamber Companies in the News

United Airlines Partners with New York City to Fly Medical Volunteers
American Journal of Transportation, April 6, 2020

Lyft Is Offering Thousands of Free Rides During the Coronavirus Pandemic to Help Those in Need (Video)
Travel + Leisure, April 3, 2020

10 Million Free Rides and Deliveries to Move What Matters
Uber Newsroom, April 1, 2020

Your Computer Can Help Scientists Seeking Potential
COVID-19 Treatments

IBM Newsroom, April 1, 2020

Confronting the Coronavirus: The Latest on IBM’s Efforts
IBM Newsroom, April 2020

We Fly Crucial Medical Equipment for COVID-19 Testing
United Airlines, March 31, 2020

UPS Mobilizes Against Coronavirus in Collaboration
with Global Customers and U.S. Agencies

UPS Pressroom, March 30, 2020

AT&T Supports Families and Educators During COVID-19
School Closures

AT&T, March 20, 2020

Bank of America Commits $100 Million in Support of Communities
Around the World Impacted by Coronavirus Pandemic

Bank of America Newsroom, March 17, 2020

Trade Policy

From the White House

Presidential Message on World Health Day, 2020
April 7, 2020

By the Numbers: A Massive Nationwide Response
April 6, 2020

These 30 Days: How You Can Help
April 2, 2020

U.S. Department of Commerce

Commerce This Week: April 6
April 6, 2020

While We Are Home, We Can Still Come Together:
Respond to the 2020 Census Today

April 3, 2020

From the U.S. Trade Representative

 U.S. Stops Issuing Passports Except in Emergencies
Los Angeles Times, April 2, 2020

Joint Statement from Co-Chairs of the ASEAN- U.S. High Level Interagency Video Conference to Counter COVID-19
April 6, 2020

Virtual Forum on Expanding Taiwan’s Participation on the Global Stage
April 2, 2020

U.S. Support for ASEAN in Fighting COVID-19
March 31, 2020

The U.S. Role in International Organizations’ Response to COVID-19
March 31, 2020

From the World Trade Organization

WTO, WCO Chiefs Pledge Joint Efforts to Facilitate Trade
in Essential Goods

April 6, 2020

WTO Issues New Report on Worldwide Trade in COVID-19
Medical Products

April 3, 2020

ICC, WTO Heads Urge Business Dialogue to Inform Response
to Trade Fallout from COVID-19

April 2, 2020

DDG Wolff Outlines Measures Taken in Response to COVID-19, Highlights Key Role of WTO
April 1, 2020

Agency Chiefs Issue Joint Call to Keep Food Trade Flowing
in Response to COVID-19

March 31, 2020

Trade Agreements

Kenya to Reap Big from Africa Free Trade Area
Standard Digital, April 7, 2020

Mexican Auto Lobby Says 90 Days Not Enough to Meet USMCA Rules
Reuters, April 6, 2020

The U.S.-Canada Relationship:
An Enduring Partnership of Free-Market Economies

The Daily Signal, April 6, 2020

The Shape of a Japan-UK Free Trade Agreement
The Japan Times, April 4, 2020

Kenya, U.S. Start Talks on Trade Agreement
CNBC Africa, April 3, 2020

USMCA Trade Agreement Facing Possible Implementation Delay
WNAX, April 3, 2020

China Drops to Lowest Rank as U.S. Importer Since 2004,
180 Months Ago

Forbes, April 2, 2020

U.S. Officials Agree on New Ways to Control High Tech Exports
to China

Reuters, April 1, 2020


U.S. Economy Will Eventually Reopen but with Big Changes:
White House’s Kudlow

Reuters, April 7, 2020

Employers Posted Solid Job Openings Before Virus Shutdowns
The Associated Press, April 7, 2020

Larger Businesses Share in CARES Provisions
CalChamber, April 6, 2020

Fed Goes All Out to Keep Economy Alive During Coronavirus Shutdown
NPR, April 6, 2020

Food Goes to Waste Amid Coronavirus Crisis
Politico, April 5, 2020

When the Face of American Falls Ill: A Virus’s Toll on Diplomats
The New York Times, April 4, 2020

Updating CBO’s Economic Forecast to Account for the Pandemic
Congressional Budget Office, April 2, 2020

Agriculture Feels Impact as Pandemic Reshapes U.S. Diet,
Rattles Producers

Food and Environment Reporting Network, April 2, 2020

Trump to Meet with Oil CEOs About Helping Industry
The Wall Street Journal, April 1, 2020

U.S. Auto Sales Fall Amid COVID-19 Pandemic
NASDAQ, April 1, 2020

Trump Set to Announce Deferral for Some Tariff Payments
American Journal of Transportation, March 31, 2020


Port, Stakeholders Expedite Shipments of Medical Equipment
American Journal of Transportation, April 3, 2020

Coronavirus Fallout: Tourism Losses Could Cost California $54 Billion in 2020
San Francisco Chronicle, April 1, 2020

More International Articles

COVID-19 Updates

Google’s COVID‑19 Information and Resources

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

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

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

Commission to Unveil ‘Exit Strategy’
as Countries Move to Lift Corona Measures

Politico, April 7, 2020

Japan Declared a Coronavirus Emergency.
Is It Too Late?

The New York Times, April 7, 2020

Virus Peril May Make April Cruelest
Month for Emerging Markets

Yahoo Finance, April 6, 2020

Global Trade Is in Sharp Decline. Open Supply Lines Will Be Vital to Fighting the Pandemic
by WTO Director General Roberto Azevêdo

Barron's, April 6, 2020

In China, Travel Resumes—Cautiously
The Wall Street Journal, April 6, 2020

Frightened Workers Stay Away
from Factory Floors, Hitting Output

American Journal of Transportation, April 3, 2020

Saving Lives in America, China,
and Around the World

Asia Society, April 3, 2020

China Pledges Wider Opening-Up to
Mitigate Virus Impact on Foreign Trade, Investment

XinhuaNet, April 2, 2020

In Developing World, Coronavirus
Slams Workers in Informal Economy

The Wall Street Journal, April 2, 2020

Coronavirus Sends Outsource Workers
Home, Causing a Ripple Effect

The Wall Street Journal, April 1, 2020

WTO, WHO and FAO Call for Action on Food Trade
The Maritime Executive, March 31, 2020

Podcast: Perspectives on the Pandemic
German Marshall Fund’s Out of Order Podcast, March 27, 2020

Impossible Dilemma? World Watches Italy as Business Plead
to Return to Work

Reuters, April 7, 2020

Brexit Trade Deal Gets Tougher as Coronavirus Strikes Officials
on Both Sides

CNBC, April 7, 2020

Business Groups Say Mexican Plans to Boost Economy Are Insufficient
Reuters, April 6, 2020

Mexican President Pitches Frugal Plan Against Coronavirus
Reuters, April 5, 2020

UK Export Finance Expands Exporter Protection Against Non-Payment
Reuters, April 3, 2020

Bank of America Sees Mexico Economy Contracting 8% in 2020
Reuters, April 2, 2020

Overflowing Oil Tanks Have Traders Eyeing Rail Cars for Storage
American Journal of Transportation, April 2, 2020

Coronavirus Reopens Europe’s Angry Divide
The Washington Post, March 31, 2020





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