CalChamber Trade Update - June 23, 2020
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Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Featured Headlines

Africa Gearing Up to Finalize Trade Bloc
While U.S. Eyes Agreement with Kenya

CalChamber, June 23, 2020

Africa Trade


WTO Says Rapid Government
Response Cushioned Trade Downturn

Bloomberg, June 23, 2020

Global Economy Shows Signs
of Pulling Out of Its Slump

The Wall Street Journal, June 23, 2020

Trade Falls Steeply in First Half of 2020
World Trade Organization, June 22, 2020


World Competitiveness Rankings 2020 Results
Institute for Management Development, June 2020


Proclamation Suspending Entry of Aliens
Who Present a Risk to the U.S. Labor Market Following the Coronavirus Outbreak

White House, June 22, 2020

Fact Sheet: President Donald J. Trump
Is Putting American Workers First as We
Restore Our Economy to Greatness

White House, June 22, 2020

Trump Announces New Visa Restrictions
on Immigrant Workers but Exempts
Agriculture, Food Service, Health

The Los Angeles Times, June 22, 2020

CalChamber Companies in the News

Featuring CalChamber Member Ford Motor Company – Ford Ranger, Tesla Models Ride High in ‘America-Made’ Car Index
American Journal of Transportation, June 23, 2020

Disneyland Paris to Reopen July 15
CNBC, June 22, 2020

Masimo Announces Masimo SafetyNet-Open™: Suite of Integrated Turnkey Tools Helps Businesses, Governments, and Schools Reopen and Stay Open Responsibly During COVID-19
Masimo, June 19, 2020

Walmart’s Mexico Unit Rolls Out Mobile Phone Service
Reuters, June 17, 2020

Trade Policy

From the White House

Message to the Senate of the United States on the Agreement between the United States of America and the Republic of Croatia
June 18, 2020

Remarks by President Trump During a Roundtable with Governors on the Reopening of America’s Small Businesses
June 18, 2020

U.S. Department of Commerce

Op-Ed by Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross: Under Donald Trump’s Leadership, the U.S. Economy Will Come Back Strong
June 18, 2020

From the U.S. Trade Representative

The 2020 Trade Policy Agenda
with USTR Robert Lighthizer:

• House Ways and Means Committee Testimony • Senate Finance Committee Testimony
June 17, 2020

Opening Statement of Ambassador Lighthizer
to the House Ways and Means Committee

June 17, 2020

Neil Opening Statement at the
Hearing on the 2020 Trade Policy Agenda

House Ways and Means Committee, June 17, 2020

Brady Opening Statement at Hearing
on The 2020 Trade Policy Agenda

GOP House Ways and Means Committee, June 17, 2020

Grassley at Hearing on the President’s
2020 Trade Policy Agenda

Senate Finance Committee, June 17, 2020

Trump Trade Official Defends China
Deal and Criticizes the W.T.O.

The New York Times, June 17, 2020

From the U.S. Department of State

Europe and the China Challenge
June 19, 2020

Sustaining U.S. Humanitarian Assistance Leadership in Response to COVID-19
June 19, 2020

Joint Statement on the Seventh U.S.-UAE Economic Policy Dialogue
June 19, 2020

United States and Canada Forge Ahead on Critical Minerals Cooperation
June 17, 2020

G7 Foreign Ministers’ Statement on Hong Kong
June 17, 2020

Joint Statement of the United States and France on the Strategic Dialogue
June 17, 2020

U.S.-U.K. Technology Safeguards Agreement
June 17, 2020

From the International Trade Administration

Swiss Companies, U.S. Jobs, Global Response
June 23, 2020

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

Chairman Reed Discusses President Trump’s Memorandum on Providing COVID-19 Assistance to the Italian Republic with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and American Chamber of Commerce in Italy
June 16, 2020

Sub-Saharan Africa Advisory Committee Meets to Discuss EXIM COVID-19 Relief Measures, Opportunities for Healthcare Engagement in the Region
June 16, 2020

Chairman Reed Addresses American Society of Association Executives on Leadership, EXIM’s Role in Reopening America, and Supporting U.S. Jobs
June 16, 2020

From the World Trade Organization

Candidates for DG Selection Process 2020

Liam Fox Being Lined Up as Britain’s Candidate to Lead World Trade Organisation
Independent, June 22, 2020

China Loses World Trade Organization Dispute Over Market Economy Status
Orissa Post, June 21, 2020

Government Endorses Irish Commissioner Phil Hogan for World Trade Organisation Chief, June 19, 2020

South Korea Seeks WTO Panel on Japan’s Tightened Export Rules
The Japan Times, June 19, 2020

If the US Wants a Better WTO, it Should Lead the Way
The Hill June 19, 2020

The US Must Withdraw from the WTO
The HIll, June 18, 2020

DDG Wolff: Pandemic Underlines Need to Improve Trading System’s Relevance and Resilience
June 17, 2020

DDG Wolff: Trade and Peace are Intimately Related
June 16, 2020

Trade Agreements

China ‘Interested’ in Trans-Pacific Trade Deal but Keen to Gauge Japan’s ‘Attitude’ Ahead of Potential Talks, Ex-Minister Says
South China Morning Post, June 23, 2020

Why the EU–Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) is Such a Big Deal
AEC News Today, June 22, 2020

Betraying Frustration with China, E.U. Leaders Press for Progress on Trade Talks
The New York Times, June 22, 2020

Scotch Whisky, Salmon and Sunburnt Backpackers: What an Australia-UK Free Trade Deal Will Bring
The Sydney Morning Herald, June 21, 2020

Kenya’s President Says Talks on Trade Deal with U.S. Delayed
Reuters, June 19, 2020

USTR Chief Sees Phase Two of Delayed Trade Talks Starting in a Few Months
The Japan Times, June 18, 2020

UK Says it Aims to Join Trans-Pacific Free Trading Group
Reuters, June 17, 2020

UK Begins Talks with Australia and New Zealand on Free Trade Deal for Post-Brexit Era
The Guardian, June 17, 2020

US Says a UK Trade Deal ‘Unlikely’ Before November
BBC, June 17, 2020

Updated Asean-Japan Trade Deal, Covering Services, to Enter Into Force in August
The Straits Times, June 16, 2020


US Poised to Slap 10% Tariff Again on Aluminum from Canada
American Journal of Transportation, June 23, 2020

U.S. Supreme Court Rejects Challenge to Trump’s Steel Tariffs
Reuters, June 22, 2020

Rally in Raw Materials Signals Economic Rebound
The Wall Street Journal, June 22, 2020

Lighthizer’s Tariff ‘Reset’ Would Dramatically Change the Politics of US Trade Remedies
The Hill, June 21, 2020

Celebrating the Certainty of Trade
AgWeb, June 21, 2020

U.S. Companies Brought Back Foreign Profits as Coronavirus Struck
The Wall Street Journal, June 19, 2020

Taxation of the Digitalized Economy
KPMG, June 19, 2020

It’s Time to Remove a Century Old Restriction That Hurts US Shipping Commerce
American Journal of Transportation, June 19, 2020

Grassley, Wyden Joint Statement on OECD Digital Economy Tax Negotiations
Senate Finance Committee, June 18, 2020

Jason E. Kearns Name Chairman of the U.S. International Trade Commission
U.S. International Trade Commission, June 17, 2020

Hotel Report: $16.8 Billion Loss in State and Local Tax Revenue from Drop in Hotel Operations and Occupancy
American Hotel & Lodging Association, June 12, 2020

U.S. Nominates White House Official to Head IDB
Xinhuanet, June 17, 2020

Trump Administration to Push for ‘Reset’ of Global Tariffs
The New York Times, June 16, 2020


California Budget 2020-21

Governor Newsom, Senate President pro
Tempore Atkins and Assembly Speaker
Rendon Issue Statement on Budget Agreement

Office of Governor Gavin Newsom, June 22, 2020

Newsom, Legislators Reach California
Budget Deal that Counts on Federal Bailout

San Francisco Chronicle, June 22, 2020

California Moves Toward Creating Business Tax Break Review Board
Bloomberg, June 22, 2020

Tourism Industry Preparing Itself for Recovery
CalChamber, June 22, 2020

New ZPMC Cranes Will Augment Port of Oakland’s Big Ship Capability
American Journal of Transportation, June 19, 2020

Port of Long Beach’s New Desmond Replacement Expected to Open in August
American Journal of Transportation, June 17, 2020

More International Articles

COVID-19 Trackers

John’s Hopkins Coronavirus Resource
Center with COVID-19 Interactive Map

COVID-19 Tracker
Channel News Asia, June 2020

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

Global Dashboard on COVID-19 Government Policies
U.S. Chamber, June 2020

Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce Tracker
US Chamber, June 2020

International Chamber of Commerce – Save our SMEs



China Securities Regulator Proposes Closer Cooperation with the U.S. – Caixin
Reuters, June 21, 2020

China to Increase U.S. Agricultural
Imports after Secret Trade Talks: Report

National Review, June 19, 2020

President Stresses Common Destiny
China Daily, June 19, 2020

China-India Violence Underlines Limits
to Beijing’s Trade Leadership Dreams

The Wall Street Journal, June 18, 2020

China Port Testing Threatens
to Derail Global Meat Shipments

American Journal of Transportation, June 17, 2020

Experts: German Economy Won’t Fully Rebound Before 2022
AP, June 23, 2020

Israel Targets E-Commerce for Tax on Imported Goods Bought Online
American Journal of Transportation, June 23, 2020

Japan, New Zealand Discuss Importance of Trade for World Economic Recovery, Economy Minister Nishimura Says
The New York Times, June 22, 2020

AJOT’s Top 100 Container Ports
American Journal of Transportation, June 22, 2020

Banana Business Facing Crisis of Pandemic Proportions
American Journal of Transportation, June 22, 2020

Covid-19’s Impact on Warehousing Might Last Longer Than the Pandemic
American Journal of Transportation, June 22, 2020

Weary Russia Tries to Avoid Entanglement in U.S.-China Spat
The Wall Street Journal, June 22, 2020

U.K. Bolsters Foreign-Takeover Defenses as Pandemic Drives Protectionist Moves
The Wall Street Journal, June 22, 2020

Chile says Economy to Shrink Far More Than Originally Predicted
NASDAQ, June 22, 2020

China-Brazil Trade on Track, But Huawei Tension May Be Threat to Relations
South China Morning Post, June 21, 2020

Beef Industry Surmounts Coronavirus-Led Disruption of Trade
Buenos Aires Times, June 20, 2020

EU Leaders Face Challenges to Move Quickly on Recovery Deal
AP, June 19, 2020

Central Banks Pump More Cash Into Economy to Fight Recession
The Wall Street Journal, June 18, 2020

Trade Barriers Report: EU Continues to Open Up Markets Outside Europe in Midst of Rising Protectionism
European Commission, June 18, 2020

EU Seeks to Rein in Competition from Foreign Rivals
AP, June 17, 2020

Mexico and U.S. Extend Border Travel Ban for 30 Days: Mexico Foreign Ministry
Reuters, June 16, 2020

Weary Sailors Pose Risk to World Merchant Fleet: U.N. Shipping Chief
Reuters, June 16, 2020

Japan’s Exports Fall Most Since 2009 as U.S. Demand Slumps
Reuters, June 16, 2020

North Korea’s Wrecking of Liaison Office a ‘Death Knell’ for Ties with the South
The New York Times, June 16, 2020

Op-Ed: How the West Could Win a Technological ‘Shadow War’ with China
The Los Angeles Times, June 11, 2020

Automating Factories Creates $100 Billion Japan Corporate Giant
The Japan Times, June 3, 2020





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