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Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Featured Headlines

Happy World Trade Week!

Proclamation on World Trade Week, 2020
White House, May 15, 2020

More Important Than Ever: Maintaining
and Improving Free Trade, Investment

CalChamber, May 15, 2020


May Revise – California Budget 2020-21
California Department of Finance

Governor Lays Out Plan for Solving
Record State Budget Deficit

CalChamber, May 15, 2020


World Trade Organization at a Crossroads
CalChamber May 19, 2020

CalChamber Companies in the News

Southwest Says New Bookings Now Outpacing Cancellations, a Pandemic Turning Point
CNBC, May 19, 2020

Program Designed to Attract Docs to Rural Areas Receives Accreditation
Sutter Health, May 15, 2020

Three Boeing Dreamlifters Transported PPE to South Carolina for COVID-19 Recovery Efforts
AirLive, May 12, 2020

Amid Pandemic, UnitedHealth Group Offers $1.5 Billion In Premium Credits To Enrollees
Forbes, May 7, 2020

DaVita Launches Venture Group to Accelerate Advancements in Kidney Care
DaVita, May 5, 2020

Trade Policy

From the White House

President Donald J. Trump Announces Intent to Nominate Individuals to Key Administration Posts (Including Ambassadors)
May 15, 2020

EO on the Establishment of the Forced Labor Enforcement Task Force Under Section 741 of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement Implementation Act
May 15, 2020

EO on Delegating Authority Under the DPA to the CEO of the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation to Respond to the COVID-19 Outbreak
May 14, 2020

President Donald J. Trump Is Ensuring We Have the Strong National Stockpile and Industrial Base Needed to Meet Any Challenge
May 14, 2020

U.S. Department of Commerce

Op-Ed by Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross: 3 Factors Why This Economic Bounceback Won’t Mirror 2008
May 19, 2020

Commerce Department Releases New Regulations to Support U.S. Leadership in Commercial Satellite Remote Sensing Industry
May 19, 2020

White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (WHIAAPI) Successfully Holds Virtual Events to Commemorate AAPI Heritage Month
May 18, 2020

Commerce Addresses Huawei’s Efforts to Undermine Entity List, Restricts Products Designed and Produced with U.S. Technologies
May 15, 2020

Department of Commerce Issues Expected Final 90-Day Extension of Temporary General License Authorizations
May 15, 2020

Remarks by Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at the 2020 National Asian American and Pacific Islander Business Summit
May 14, 2020

From the U.S. Trade Representative

Annual Review of Country Eligibility for Benefits Under the African Growth and Opportunity Act
Federal Register, May 13, 2020

Second G20 Extraordinary Trade and Investment Ministers Meeting: Remarks of Ambassador Robert E. Lighthizer
May 14, 2020

Ambassador Lighthizer Statement on Resignation of WTO Director General Azevêdo
May 14, 2020

From the U.S. Department of State

Taiwan’s Exclusion From the World Health Assembly
May 18, 2020

The United States Protects National Security and the Integrity of 5G Network
May 15, 2020

The United States Welcomes Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Corporation’s Intent to Invest $12 Billion to Bolster U.S. National Security and Economic Prosperity
May 14, 2020

The United States Condemns Attempts by P.R.C.-Affiliated Actors To Steal American COVID-19 Research
May 14, 2020

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

Chairman Reed Hosts Approximately 200 5G Stakeholders for Teleconference as Part of EXIM’s “Strengthening American Competitiveness” Initiative
May 14, 2020

From the World Trade Organization

DG Azevêdo Announces He Will
Step Down on 31 August

May 14, 2020

Azevêdo Stepping Down Early
From a WTO Already on the Brink

Bloomberg, May 13, 2020

Brazil Submits Application to Join Government Procurement Pact
May 19, 2020

Members Discuss Trade Responses to COVID-19 Pandemic
May 15, 2020

WTO Leader Search Begins With U.S., EU Aiming to Move Quickly
American Journal of Transportation, May 15, 2020

World Trade Organization Leader’s Resignation Marks Crossroad for Global Trade, Expert Says
American Journal of Transportation, May 15, 2020

DG Azevêdo Hails G20 Pledges on Trade Cooperation in COVID-19 Response
May 14, 2020

Japan and U.S. Affirm Need for WTO Reform
Japan Times, May 13, 2020

Trade Agreements

Trans Pacific Partnership in the Post-Covid World
Modern Diplomacy, May 18, 2020

Ukraine, Turkey Continue Preparing Free Trade Agreement Despite COVID-19
Ukrinform, May 18, 2020

U.S.-China Trade Deal Not Falling Apart: White House Adviser
Reuters, May 15, 2020

UK-EU Deadlocked in Brexit Talks as Clock Ticks Down
AP, May 15, 2020

Cambodia Seeks Russia’s Help for Free-Trade Agreement
Khmer Times, May 14, 2020

UK Cabinet Backs Tough Brexit Line in Talks on EU Trade
American Journal of Transportation, May 14, 2020

European Union Wants to Restart Trade Talks with the US
Hoosier Ag Today, May 12, 2020

UK Says it Plans to Start Virtual Trade Talks with Japan Shortly
Reuters, May 12, 2020

China Trade Expert Says US Farm Deal Hinges on Tensions Easing
American Journal of Transportation, May 13, 2020

UK Puts Banking at Heart of Objectives for Japan Trade Deal
American Journal of Transportation, May 12, 2020


Neither Coronavirus Nor Trade Tensions Can Stop U.S. Companies’ Push Into China
The Wall Street Journal, May 19, 2020

Canada, U.S. to Extend Travel Ban; Trump Muses About Cattle Block
Reuters, May 19, 2020

U.S. Auto Industry Returns to Life After Lockdown
Reuters, May 17, 2020

With the U.S. Looking to Reopen, Canada Seeks to Prolong Border Closure
The Los Angeles Times, May 14, 2020

3 Million More US Layoffs Intensify Fears of Lasting Damage
AP, May 14, 2020

Economic Shock of Virus Hit Lower-Income Households Harder, Fed Finds
The Wall Street Journal, May 14, 2020

Exclusive: U.S. Considers Returning Cuba to List of State Sponsors of Terrorism
Reuters, May 14, 2020

US Meat Exports Surge as Industry Struggles to Meet Demand
Fox Business, May 13, 2020


State of California Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response

Resilience Roadmap: 4 Stages

Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) with Weekly
Webinars and Resources for Small Businesses

Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development

Help Us Advance Entrepreneurship Launches
COVID-19 Rapid Response Virtual Sessions

Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development

Job Killer Update: AB 2501 Added to List, 1 Bill Stalled, 1 Bill Removed
CalChamber, May 19, 2020

Port of LA’s Seroka Outlines Port and City Public Private Partnerships
American Journal of Transportation, May 19, 2020

Port of Oakland COVID-19 Response Enters New Phase
American Journal of Transportation, May 18, 2020

California, Western State Allies Forging Their Own Paths in Coronavirus Crisis
San Francisco Chronicle, May 16, 2020

Nearly a Third of California Counties Have Contained Coronavirus Enough to Allow More Reopenings
The Los Angeles Times, May 14, 2020

Oakland International Airport Prepares for ‘New Normal’ of Travel
American Journal of Transportation, May 14, 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, May 2020

COVID-19 Tracker
Channel News Asia, May 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

International Chamber of Commerce
– Save our SMEs


COVID-19 News

European Ports Hit Hard by Coronavirus Lockdowns
The Wall Street Journal, May 18, 2020

COVID-19 Response – Draft Resolution
World Health Organization, May 18, 2020

Pandemic Shatters World Order, Sowing
Anger and Mistrust in Its Wake

Bloomberg, May 17, 2020

German Economy Sinks, but
Skirts Worst of Virus Fallout

Reuters, May 15, 2020

China’s Clout Loses Punch as Trading
Partners Push Back Over Coronavirus

The Wall Street Journal, May 14, 2020

Coronavirus to Leave a Legacy
of Unprecedented Global Debt

Reuters, May 14, 2020

Germany’s Supply Chain Reliance
Threatens Post-Pandemic Restart

American Journal of Transportation, May 14, 2020

Latin America’s Outbreaks Now Rival
Europe’s. But Its Options are Worse.

The New York Times, May 12, 2020

U.K. Announces Plan for Sweeping Tariff Cuts After Brexit
American Journal of Transportation, May 19, 2020

Taiwan’s Global Participation Should Go Beyond Inclusion in the WHO
Hong Kong Free Press, May 18, 2020

CDC Group Unveils Record Levels of Trade Finance to Africa and South Asia
Africa Global Funds, May 18, 2020

France, Germany Propose 500 Billion Euro EU Recovery Fund
Reuters, May 18, 2020

Japan’s Economy Fell Into Recession in First Quarter of 2020
The Wall Street Journal, May 17, 2020

‘Flagrant Violation’: Business Groups Pan New Mexican Energy Rules
Reuters, May 17, 2020

IMF Chief Predicts 3-Year Economic Hit from Coronavirus
Politico, May 15, 2020

China Economy Better But Vital Consumer Demand Still Feeble
AP, May 15, 2020

Coalition Launches to Hold America’s Trading Partners Accountable
May 13, 2020

Global Trade to Fall by Record 27% Due to Covid-19, Says UN
The Guardian, May 13, 2020

Modi’s Self-Reliance Call May Spell Protectionist Turn for India
American Journal of Transportation, May 13, 2020

More Mexican Beef Headed to U.S. Dinner Tables as American Supply Crunch Bites
Reuters, May 13, 2020

Brazil Govt Cuts 2020 GDP Forecast to -4.7%, the Biggest Fall Since 1900
Reuters, May 13, 2020

Australia’s China Addiction Leaves It Vulnerable to Trade Spat
American Journal of Transportation, May 13, 2020

U.K. Economy Plunges Into Recession
Bloomberg, May 12, 2020

Mexico Green Lights Auto Industry Restart, Heeding U.S. Calls
Reuters, May 12, 2020




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WEBINAR - Defense and Security Opportunities in Mexico

WEBINAR - Developing a Corporate Export WEBINAR - Management and Compliance Program (EMCP)

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WEBINAR - Direct Dialogue with the Port of Los Angeles 

WEBINAR - Infrastructure Projects in Argentina, Uruguay, and Paraguay

Overview of the Fintech Law and the Mexican Road Towards Open Banking

WEBINAR - Export Controls at Trade Shows

WEBINAR - Alcantara Launch Center Business Opportunities in Brazil

WEBINAR - Infrastructure Sector Business Opportunities in Peru

WEBINAR - Opportunities in the Cybersecurity Sector in Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay

POSTPONED: Select LA Investment Summit

U.S Commercial Service: Women's Global Trade Empowerment Forum

WEBINAR - Deemed Exports

WEBINAR - World Trade Center Los Angeles 2020 Foreign Direct Investment Report Release and Panel Discussion

Inaugural Women’s Global Trade Empowerment Forum: Expanding Trade in North America & Beyond

WEBINAR - Opportunities in Mexico’s Environmental Technologies Industry

Webinar: Central America Virtual Conference – SMART CITIES/CYBERSECURITY/ICT

Trade Americas – Business Opportunities in the Caribbean Region Conference
5/31/2020 - 6/5/2020

WEBINAR - USMCA: Qualifying your Goods (Part 1)

RESCHEDULED: 2020 SelectUSA Investment Summit
6/1/2020 - 6/3/2020

WEBINAR - Exporter Readiness Requirements for CMMC/NIST

WEBINAR - Upcoming ITC Sector Opportunities in Colombia

WEBINAR - Exporter Readiness Requirements for CMMC/NIST 

Webinar: USMCA: Documenting Origin (Part 2)

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WEBINAR - Foreign Corrupt Practices Act

WEBINAR - Site Visits, Enforcement Actions and Voluntary Disclosures

WEBINAR - Electrimobility/Infrastructure Business Opportunities in Chile 

WEBINAR - Upcoming Energy Projects in the Caribbean Region

WEBINAR - Brazil’s Energy Sector Overview and Opportunities

WEBINAR - Panama: Digital Hub of the Americas and a Gateway of Opportunities for U.S. Companies

WEBINAR - Infrastructure Sector Business Opportunities in Ecuador

WEBINAR:The Mexican Fintech Market: Mexico's Road Towards Open Banking

WEBINAR - Energy Sector Business Opportunities in Jamaica


WEBINAR - The ICT Ecosystem in Ecuador – Challenges and Opportunities

WEBINAR - Chile Infrastructure for Aviation/Airport Equipment Sectors

WEBINAR - Upcoming Energy Projects in Remote Indigenous Communities in Panama

WEBINAR - Opportunities in the Cybersecurity Sector in Peru

WEBINAR - Infrastructure Sector Business Opportunities in Central America

WEBINAR - Defense and Security Opportunities in the Caribbean Region

WEBINAR - ICT opportunities in Chile: Digital economy, Cybersecurity and More

Hannover Messe Trade Shows
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Asia EDGE Trade Mission
9/13/2020 - 9/22/2020

Construction Indonesia 2020 - Construction and Concrete Show

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12th World Chambers Congress: Dubai 2021

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6/6/2021 - 6/9/2021

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