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Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Featured Headlines

COVID-19 Floors California’s Export Trade
Beacon Economics, May 5, 2020


CalChamber Releases 2020 Job Killer List
CalChamber, May 12, 2020

CalChamber Companies in the News

PepsiCo Foodservice Launches Four New Initiatives To Support Restaurant Industry COVID-19 Relief Efforts
PepsiCo, May 12, 2020

Blue Diamond Growers Encouraged by Formal Start of United States and United Kingdom Trade Negotiations
Blue Diamond Growers, May 8, 2020

CalChamber Member Hyatt Hotels Partners with American Airlines to Surprise Healthcare Workers at NYC Health and Hospitals/Elmhurst with Complimentary Vacations
Hyatt Newsroom, May 8, 2020

3M and Ford Begin Shipping Newly Designed Powered Air-Purifying Respirators for Health Care Workers Fighting COVID-19
3M, May 6, 2020

Trade Policy

From the White House

The United States Has Built the World’s Leading Coronavirus Testing System
May 11, 2020

April’s Job Losses Show Many Workers Are Still Connected to Their Employers
May 8, 2020

Executive Order on Promoting American Seafood Competitiveness and Economic Growth
May 7, 2020

President Donald J. Trump Is Working to Secure America’s Seafood Supply Chain and Bring Jobs Home
May 7, 2020

U.S. Department of Commerce

U.S. Department of Commerce Announces Availability of $1.5 Billion in CARES Act Funds to Aid Communities Impacted by the Coronavirus Pandemic
May 7, 2020

Secretary of Commerce Allocates $300 Million in CARES Act Aid to U.S. Fishermen and Seafood Industries Impacted by COVID-19
May 7, 2020

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross Joins Board Meeting of the Alliance for Automotive Innovation
May 6, 2020

From the U.S. Trade Representative

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

USTR and Treasury Statement on Call With China
May 7, 2020

U.S. Notifies Full Compliance in WTO Aircraft Dispute
May 6, 2020

Statement of USTR Robert Lighthizer on the Launch of U.S.-UK Trade Negotiations
May 5, 2020

From the U.S. Department of State

North American Cooperation on COVID-19
May 12, 2020

Transatlantic Cooperation on COVID-19
May 12, 2020

Indo-Pacific Cooperation on COVID-19
May 12, 2020

Furthering Our Relationship With Israel
May 12, 2020

Joint Statement on United States-Japan Strategic Energy Partnership: Virtual Presentations to U.S. and Japanese Industry Representatives
May 11, 2020

Additional U.S. Foreign Assistance Builds Upon U.S. Leadership in the Global COVID-19 Response
May 6, 2020

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

EXIM Launches “Strengthening American Competitiveness Initiative
May 6, 2020

From the World Trade Organization

The WTO Needs to Drag Itself into the 21st Century
The CATO Institute, May 11, 2020

WTO Issues Report on Trade Impacts for WTO Members Graduating from LDC Status
May 8, 2020

Let’s Have That Much Needed Debate About The World Trade Organization
Forbes, May 8, 2020

DDG Wolff: “The Time Now is for Action Rather Than Reflection”
May 7, 2020

DDG Wolff: COVID-19 Crisis Underlines Need for More Multilateralism, Not Less
May 7, 2020

The Fate of the WTO and Global Trade Hangs on Fish
Foreign Policy, May 5, 2020

Trade Agreements

CBP Launches the US-Mexico-Canada Center to Coordinate Implementation of USMCA
American Journal of Transportation, May 12, 2020

China Releases New List for Tariff Exemption on US Goods
American Journal of Transportation, May 12, 2020

China’s Purchases of US Goods Will Fall Way Short of ‘Phase One’ Trade Deal Due to the Coronavirus, Says Think Tank
CNBC, May 11, 2020

EU Trade Chief Seeks Revived Talks to Close Transatlantic Rift
The Financial Times, May 11, 2020

Britain, EU Start Penultimate Round of Talks Before Key Deadline
The New York Times, May 11, 2020

Thank You India: US Could Reinstate GSP Trade Benefits in Return for HCQ, Paracetamol
The Print, May 11, 2020

French, Dutch Join Forces to Urge EU to Show Teeth on Trade
Reuters, May 10, 2020

Ireland Says Brexit Trade Talks Timeline ‘Virtually Impossible’
Reuters, May 8, 2020

Plan for World’s Biggest Free-Trade Area Set Back by Virus
Bloomberg, May 8, 2020

Indonesia-Australia Free Trade Deal to be Activated by July
Brisbane Times, May 7, 2020

Nearly Half of Export from Thailand Undertaken Through New Forms of Trade, Says ASEAN-Japan Centre
Olean Times Herald, May 7, 2020

U.S.-UK Trade Negotiations: Private Sector Priorities
US Chamber & US-UK Business Council, May 5, 2020

U.S., UK Launch Trade Talks, Pledge Quick Deal as Virus Ravages Global Economy
Reuters, May 4, 2020


Why Chicken Is Plentiful During the Pandemic and Beef Is Not
Bloomberg, May 11, 2020

Trump and Chip Makers Including Intel Seek Semiconductor Self-Sufficiency
The Wall Street Journal, May 11, 2020

As U.S. Meat Workers Fall Sick and Supplies Dwindle, Exports to China Soar
Reuters, May 10, 2020

Freight Industry Takes Hits During the Pandemic, But the Trains Keep Chugging Along
The Los Angeles Times, May 10, 2020

Factories Close for Good as Coronavirus Cuts Demand
The Wall Street Journal, May 10, 2020

Chinese Investment in U.S. Drops, Pandemic to Weigh on This Year’s Bilateral Flows
Reuters, May 10, 2020

Inbound Investment Survey – May 2020
Global Business Alliance: Investing in America, May 8, 2020


Economic Impact of Travel in California 2010-2019
Visit California, May 4, 2020

California Forecast 2020 Analysis
Tourism Economics, April 24, 2020

Survey Shows Strains on Rural California
California Farm Bureau Federation, May 2020

Oakland A’s Study Supporting New Ballpark Comes Under Fire from Maritime Stakeholders
American Journal of Transportation, May 12, 2020

Some California Farmers Prosper, While Other Struggle
The Mercury News, May 11, 2020

After Years of Growth, State Budget Tanks
CalChamber, May 11, 2020

California’s Tourism-Dependent Towns Cautiously Prepare New Marketing for Reopening
The Los Angeles Times, May 9, 2020

Coronavirus Plunges California Into Worst Budget Deficit in State History
The Los Angeles Times, May 7, 2020

Port of Redwood City’s Zortman Says Imports Are Down But Construction Demand Remains Strong
American Journal of Transportation, May 6, 2020

6 California Resorts in Limbo After Chinese Deal to Sell Collapses
OC Register, May 5, 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, April 2020

Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce Tracker
US Chamber, April 2020


COVID-19 News

China Economic Data Indicate
V-Shaped Recovery Is Unlikely

The Wall Street Journal, May 12, 2020

As Pandemic Spreads, Regard
for China Recedes in West

The Wall Street Journal, May 9, 2020

Canada Set Fresh Job-Loss Record in April
The Wall Street Journal, May 8, 2020

Mexico to Unveil Economic Restart
Next Week After Coronavirus Lockdown

Reuters, May 8, 2020

Mexico Car Exports, Production Nosedive Amid Coronavirus Crisis
Reuters, May 8, 2020

China Counters Coronavirus Crunch
With a Surprise Rise in Exports

The Wall Street Journal, May 7, 2020

How Germany Kept Its Factories
Open During the Pandemic

The Wall Street Journal, May 6, 2020

Coronavirus Threatens Future of
Eurozone, Brussels Warns

The Guardian, May 6, 2020

‘We’re Winning’ – Mexico’s Coronavirus
Czar Sees Victory in Sight

Reuters, May 5, 2020

Air Travel Demand and the Cargo Impact
American Journal of Transportation, May 12, 2020

The Economic Devastation Wrought by the Pandemic Could Ultimately Kill More People Than the Virus Itself
The Los Angeles Times, May 11, 2020

Korea Warns of Trade Pain That Will Shift Supply Chains
American Journal of Transportation, May 10, 2020

India Reopens Economy But Millions of Workers Stay Home
American Journal of Transportation, May 10, 2020

IMF Says Economic Outlook Worsened Since Forecast in April
Bloomberg, May 7, 2020

World Food Prices Fall Sharply in April Because of Coronavirus: U.N.
Reuters, May 7, 2020

China Makes Biggest US Pork Order of 2020 as Virus Hits Plants
American Journal of Transportation, May 7, 2020

India Looks to Lure More Than 1,000 U.S. Companies Out of China
Bloomberg, May 6, 2020

Managing Supply Chain Risk in a Post-COVID-19 World
East Asia Forum, May 6, 2020

MercadoLibre to Invest Over $700 Million in Brazil as Coronavirus Boosts e-Commerce
Reuters, May 5, 2020

Sugar Ships Queuing in Brazil Signal Bounce in Commodity Demand
American Journal of Transportation, May 5, 2020




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