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Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Featured Headlines

West Coast Organizations Promote
Trade to Fuel Economic Recovery

CalChamber, May 5, 2020

West Coast Joint Trade Message to Congress


Varied Response to Coronavirus Pandemic
Affect Trade Between U.S., Canada, Mexico

CalChamber, May 5, 2020


2020 Special 301 Report on
Intellectual Property Protection

U.S. Trade Representative, April 2020

Public Hearing Transcript Video

2019 Review of Notorious Markets
for Counterfeiting and Piracy

U.S. Trade Representative, April 2020

CalChamber Companies in the News

Second Boeing 777X Completes First Flight
American Journal of Transportation, May 1, 2020

Verizon Expands COVID-19 Small Business Support up to $7.5M with New Grant to LISC
Verizon, April 30, 2020

Forty-two Students Benefit from Hilmar Cheese Company, Inc. Scholarships
Hilmar Cheese Company, April 30, 2020

IBM Helping to Battle COVID-19 Medical Supply Chain Shortages with the Launch of IBM Rapid Supplier Connect
IBM Newsroom, April 27, 2020

Trade Policy

From the White House

President Donald J. Trump Announces Intent to Nominate and Appoint Individuals to Key Administration Posts (Including Ambassador to Ukraine)
May 1, 2020

Executive Order on Securing the United States Bulk-Power System
May 1, 2020

Readout from a Treasury Spokesperson on Secretary Mnuchin’s Call with G7 Finance Ministers
U.S. Department of the Treasury, April 30, 2020

Remarks by President Trump and Vice President Pence in Roundtable with Industry Executives on the Plan for Opening Up America Again
April 29, 2020

An In-Depth Look at COVID-19’s Early Effects on Consumer Spending and GDP
April 29, 2020

Executive Order on the Establishment of the Interagency Labor Committee for Monitoring and Enforcement Under Section 711 of the USMCA Implementation Act
April 28, 2020

President Donald J. Trump Is Taking Action To Ensure The Safety Of Our Nation’s Food Supply Chain
April 28, 2020

U.S. Department of Commerce

Statement from U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross on Q1 2020 GDP Advance Estimate
April 29, 2020

Department of Commerce Issues Proposed Regulations to Create Aluminum Import Monitor
U.S. International Trade Administration, April 29, 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

Joint Statement of USTR Robert Lighthizer and UK Secretary of State for International Trade Elizabeth Truss
May 5, 2020

From the U.S. International Trade Commission

USITC Releases Database of Imported
Products Needed for COVID-19 Response
and Related Tariff and Trade Information

May 4, 2020


U.S. Trade and Investment with Sub-Saharan Africa: Recent Trends and New Developments
U.S. International Trade Commission, March 2020

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

David Trulio Appointed as Counselor to the Chairman and Senior Vice President for EXIM’s New Program on China and Transformational Exports
May 5, 2020

EXIM Increases U.S. Exporter Access to Capital and Supply Chain Financing During COVID-19 by Raising Lender Guarantee Coverage Option to 95 Percent
May 4, 2020

From the U.S. Department of State

Designation of Ambassador Ronald J. Gidwitz as Acting Representative of the United States to the European Union
May 4, 2020

The U.S. Is Leading the Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic and Developing a Vaccine
May 4, 2020

U.S. Department of State Doing Its Part To Keep America Safe, Healthy, and Running During the COVID-19 Pandemic
April 30, 2020

From the World Trade Organization

WTO Report Looks at Role of e-Commerce During the COVID-19 Pandemic
May 4, 2020

DDG Wolff: Reliance on International Trade for Food Security Likely to Grow
April 30, 2020

Interim Appeal Arrangement for WTO Disputes Becomes Effective
European Commission, April 30, 2020

Trade Agreements

UK Government Begins Transatlantic Trade Talks with Washington
The Guardian, May 4, 2020

African Executives Urged Free-Trade Deal to Fight Pandemic
Bloomberg, May 4, 2020

Philippines-South Korea Free Trade Agreement Moves on Despite Virus
Fresh Plaza, May 4, 2020

State-Run Think Tank Proposes Signing Free Trade Deal with N. Korea
The Korea Herald, May 4, 2020

RCEP Trade Deal on Track to be Signed by Year End
The Straits Times, May 4, 2020

Singapore in Touch with South America’s Mercosur Bloc on Free Trade Talks
The Straits Times, May 3, 2020

TPP Countries Defy Protectionist Trend to Maintain Supply Chains
Nikkei Asian Review, May 2, 2020

The Enduring Promise of the Trans-Pacific Partnership
The American Interest, May 1, 2020

Brexit Negotiations Through COVID-19
American Journal of Transportation, April 30, 2020

Launch of African Free Trade Deal Postponed Due to Coronavirus: Official
The New York Times, April 28, 2020

China Eyes Further Northeast Asian Economic Integration in RCEP
China Business Review, April 28, 2020


U.S. Trade Deficit Soars 12% in March as Coronavirus Slams Exporters and Tourism
MarketWatch, May 5, 2020

U.S. Services Sector Activity Falls to New Record Lows
Reuters, May 5, 2020

Rotting Food. Hungry Masses. Chaotic Supply Chains. Coronavirus Upends the U.S. Food System
The Los Angeles Times, May 5, 2020

USDA to Buy $470M of Produce, Dairy and Seafood
Politico, May 4, 2020

U.S. Auto Industry Preps for Restart – And it All Depends on Mexico
Detroit Free Press, May 4, 2020

US-China Trade War: Trump Admin Takes Aim at Supply Chains
Aljazeera, May 4, 2020

Trump National Security Official Says U.S. Not Considering ‘Punitive Measures’ Against China
Politico, May 4, 2020

Trump Team Plots Tax Cuts and Regulatory Suspensions to Boost a Coronavirus Recovery
Politico, May 4, 2020

Trump Administration Pushing to Rip Global Supply Chains from China
Reuters, May 3, 2020

Manufacturing Falls Sharply in April, But Not as Much as Expected
CNBC, May 1, 2020

Boeing Gets $50 Billion of Orders for Bonds Amid Strong Demand
American Journal of Transportation, April 30, 2020

U.S. Economy, In Clear Sign of Recession, Shrinks 4.8% in First Quarter Due to Coronavirus
The Los Angeles Times, April 29, 2020


California’s Phase 2 Coronavirus Restart: Here’s What Can and Can’t Open This Week
San Francisco Chronicle, May 4, 2020

Trade Needs a Rescue Package (from the Bay Area Council’s Sean Randolph)
Silicon Valley Business Journal, May 4, 2020

‘Devastated’ California Tourism Industry Losing $72 Billion, Report Says
OC Register, May 4, 2020

Population Shrinks in California, Still Most Populous State
AP, May 1, 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

Coronavirus: Countries Move to Shield Companies from Foreign Acquisition, Especially by China
South China Morning Post, May 5, 2020

China Should Export More Medical
Gear to Battle COVID-19

Peterson Institute for International Economics, May 5, 2020

Coronavirus Slows But Won’t Halt
Shipping’s Focus on Global Trade

The Wall Street Journal, May 1, 2020

Millions Had Risen Out of Poverty.
Coronavirus Is Pulling Them Back.

The New York Times, April 30, 2020

European Countries Move
Closer to Reopening Continent

The Wall Street Journal, April 28, 2020


USCIB Congratulates Colombia on
Formally Becoming OECD Member

U.S. Council for International Business, April 2020

Global Factory Output Plunges, With Slow Rebound Projected
The Wall Street Journal, May 5, 2020

Asia’s Factories Plunge to Record Lows as Global Lockdowns Hurt
American Journal of Transportation, May 3,2020

Pharmaceutical Shipping Costs Spike in Response to Global COVID-19 Pandemic
Association of Accessible Medicines, April 30, 2020

Is the Global Trading System Unravelling Before Our Eyes? Here is Where Things Stand
CBC, April 30, 2020

New Shandong-Europe Express links China and Hamburg
American Journal of Transportation, April 30,2020

Trucks are Filling a 6,000 Mile Beijing-to-Berlin Supply Gap
American Journal of Transportation, April 30,2020

Record Contraction in Eurozone Bodes Ill for Global Economy
The Wall Street Journal, April 30, 2020

China’s Exporters Are Feeling Gloomy Even as Economy Restarts
The Wall Street Journal, April 30, 2020

COVID-19: A 10-Point Action Plan to Strengthen International Trade and Transport Facilitation in Times of Pandemic
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, April 2020

‘Google Tax’ Could Draw Reprisal, US Cautions India
The Economic Times, April 28, 2020

Globalization Is Down but Not Out Yet
The Wall Street Journal, April 28, 2020

China Parliament Sets Key Meeting for May as COVID-19 Epidemic Subsides
Reuters, April 28, 2020

Global e-Commerce Hits $25.6 Trillion – Latest UNCTAD Estimates
UNCTAD, April 27, 2020





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