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Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Featured Headlines

WTO Goods Barometer Flashes Red
as COVID-19 Disrupts World Trade

WTO, May 20, 2020


A Joint Declaration on the Importance
of Collaboration, Open Trade, and
Innovation in Tackling COVID-19

Global Trade & Innovation Policy Alliance, May 15, 2020


Foreign Investment Drives California
Manufacturing Jobs, According to
th Annual FDI Report from WTCLA

Los Angeles County Economic Development Corp., May 26, 2020

Webinar on the Report – Tomorrow, May 27.


Two-Way Street – US-China
Investment Trends – 2020 Update

Rhodium Group, May 11, 2020


ICC Global Survey of Business
for WHO in the Fight Against COVID-19

International Chambers of Commerce

CalChamber Companies in the News

Amazon Prime Air Seen Surging Fivefold to 200 Jets, Rivaling UPS
American Journal of Transportation, May 22, 2020

Morgan Stanley Bank, N.A receives “Outstanding” Rating for Community Reinvestment Accomplishments for Sixth Consecutive Time
Morgan Stanley, May 19, 2020

Securitas Security Company Set To Hire 1,200 New California Workers
KPBS, May 18, 2020

Aerojet Rocketdyne Powers Second Mission for U.S. Space Force
Aerojet Rocketdyne, May 17, 2020

Trade Policy

From the White House

United States Strategic Approach to the People’s Republic of China
May 26, 2020

Executive Order on Regulatory Relief to Support Economic Recovery
May 19, 2020

Remarks by President Trump on Supporting our Nation’s Farmers, Ranchers, and Food Supply Chain
May 19, 2020

U.S. Department of Commerce

Commerce Department to Add Nine Chinese Entities Related to Human Rights Abuses in the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region to the Entity List
May 22, 2020

Commerce Department to Add Two Dozen Chinese Companies with Ties to WMD and Military Activities to the Entity List
May 22, 2020

Department of Commerce Asks for Public Input on Section 232 Steel and Aluminum Exclusion Process
May 22, 2020

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

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross Praises Plans by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) to Build Semiconductor Facility in Arizona
May 14, 2020

From the U.S. Trade Representative

USDA and USTR Announce Continued Progress on Implementation of U.S.-China Phase One Agreement
May 21, 2020

From the U.S. Department of State

P.R.C. Proposal To Impose National Security Legislation on Hong Kong
May 22, 2020

On the Treaty on Open Skies
May 21, 2020

Briefing With Assistant Secretary for African Affairs Tibor Nagy on U.S. Support for Combating COVID-19 in Sub-Saharan Africa
May 21, 2020

United States Provides Additional Assistance for the Crisis in Venezuela and the Region
May 20, 2020

Delivering on American Commitments in the COVID-19 Response with Additional Foreign Assistance
May 20, 2020

UPDATE: The United States Continues to Lead the Global Response to COVID-19
May 19, 2020

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

EXIM Board Adopts Key Reforms to Increase Transparency and Protect U.S. Taxpayers, While Supporting U.S. Businesses and Jobs, Following Eleven-Month Review of Economic Impact and Additionality Procedures
May 22, 2020

National Association of Manufacturers Hosts Chairman Reed to Discuss EXIM COVID-19 Response Efforts with 50 Diverse Industry Leaders
May 20, 2020

From the World Trade Organization

Chair of Agriculture Negotiations Announces He Will Step Down on 30 June
May 25, 2020

Covid-19: WTO to Discuss Possible Easing of Trade in Medical Goods
The Hindu Business Line, May 24, 2020

Chancellor Merkel, DG Azevêdo and Other Agency Heads Discuss COVID-19 Pandemic
May 24, 2020

WTO Establishes Nomination Window for DG Selection
May 20, 2020

WTO Report Looks at Standards and Regulations Notified by Members in COVID-19 Response
May 20, 2020

Business Leaders Stress Role of Trade and WTO in COVID-19 Response
May 19, 2020

Trade Agreements

Africa’s Free Trade Area is Delayed by the Coronavirus, But Experts Say it’s Vital to Recovery
CNBC, May 26, 2020

The African Continental Free Trade Area and Measures to Facilitate Trade Could Significantly Mitigate COVID-19’s Economic Impact in Africa
Brookings, May 22, 2020

U.K. International Trade: Government Announces the U.K. Global Tariff
National Review, May 22, 2020

A No-Deal Brexit Amid the Pandemic Would be Disgraceful
Financial Times, May 21, 2020

U.S.-China Trade Deal Is Intact, Larry Kudlow Says
The Wall Street Journal, May 21, 2020

Vietnamese Lawmakers to Scrutinize Free Trade Deal with EU
Foreign Brief, May 20, 2020

New U.K. Tariff List Ramps Up Urgency of Canada-U.K. Trade Talks
CBC, May 19, 2020

China Ramping Up Purchases of U.S. Farm Goods
The Wall Street Journal, May 19, 2020

Britain Says EU is Offering ‘Relatively Low Quality’ Trade Agreement
Reuters, May 19, 2020

UK Should Make Japan Trade Deal Post-Brexit Priority
Nikkei Asian Review, May 19, 2020


Tensions Flare as U.S. Signals Broader Crackdown on Chinese Telecoms
Politico, May 26, 2020

Coronavirus: US Suspends Travel from Brazil for Foreigners
BBC, May 25, 2020

Sheltering Americans Give Record Chill to Tourism This Summer
Bloomberg, May 21, 2020

March 2020 U.S. Airline Cargo Data (Preliminary): International Cargo Weight Down 14%
Air Freight, May 21, 2020

Trump: US May Rethink Decision to Exit Surveillance Treaty
AP, May 21, 2020

Businesses Try To Navigate The World’s Coronavirus Cargo Pileup
CapRadio, May 20, 2020

U.S. Economic Recovery Will Drag On Through Next Year, CBO Says
The Wall Street Journal, May 19, 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

The Price of a Virus Lockdown: Economic ‘Free Fall’ in California
The New York Times, May 26, 2020

California to Spend $1.8 Billion More on Virus Response
SF Gate May 22, 2020

In a heartbeat, California Unemployment Quadruples. COVID-19 Erases Millions of Jobs
The Sacramento Bee, May 22, 2020

Port of Oakland Looks to Lead East Bay Rebound from COVID-19
American Journal of Transportation, May 22, 2020

Port of LA’s Seroka Outlines Port and City Public Private Partnerships
American Journal of Transportation, May 18, 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

Europe Is Subsidizing Millions of Paychecks. Companies Want to Keep It That Way, for Now.
The Wall Street Journal, May 26, 2020

Global Survey on Impact of COVID19 on Ports: Regional Differences Becoming More Pronounced
American Journal of Transportation, May 22, 2020

India’s Central Bank Combats
Coronavirus Pain With a Surprise Rate Cut

The Wall Street Journal, May 22, 2020

Bank of Japan Shows ‘Whatever It Takes’
Attitude With $700 Billion Coronavirus Plan

The Wall Street Journal, May 22, 2020

No Clear Sign That Worst Is Over
for Global Trade, Asian Data Shows

Bloomberg, May 21, 2020

Coronavirus: China’s ‘Cherry Freedom’ Vanishes
as Consumers Cut Discretionary Spending

South China Morning Post, May 19, 2020

Technology in the Time of COVID-19
with the Consul General of Canada
in San Francisco, United States, Rana Sarkar.

Canadian Business Resilience Network, May 16, 2020

Mexico Posts Largest Trade Deficit on Record as Exports Collapse
Reuters, May 25, 2020

Pandemic Disrupts Illegal Drug Trade, Upending Both Product And Profits
NPR, May 25, 2020

Brazil Still Plans to Privatize 43 Airports Through 2022
Reuters, May 25, 2020

Mexico Can Benefit from Chinese Economic Slowdown, Lopez Obrador Says
Reuters, May 25, 2020

Investors See Uncertain Future in Mexico
Financial Times, May 24, 2020

Boris Johnson to Reduce Huawei’s Role in Britain’s 5G Network in the Wake of Coronavirus Outbreak
The Telegraph, May 23, 2020

PIIE Trade Winds: Disruption of Global Value Chains and International Trade Cooperation
Peterson Institute for International Economics, May 22, 2020

U.K. Seeks to Diversify Supply Chains as ‘Future Shock’ Defense
American Journal of Transportation, May 22, 2020

U.S. Warns New China Law Jeopardizes Hong Kong’s Special Status
American Journal of Transportation, May 22, 2020

Getting Back on Track
American Journal of Transportation, May 22, 2020

Disease Is Ravaging the $25 Billion Banana Industry
American Journal of Transportation, May 22, 2020

Grains Could Be the Next Front in The Trade Wars and Europe is in Russia’s Firing Line
Newsweek, May 19, 2020

Briefing with Tony Blinken, Former Deputy Secretary of State and Current Foreign Policy Advisor for Joe Biden
Meridian, May 19, 2020




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