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Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Featured Headlines

U.S.-United Kingdom Trade Discussions
Feature First-Ever Virtual Negotiations

CalChamber, June 9, 2020


Make the Bridge Stronger: Ireland at the Heart
of the Transatlantic Business Relationship

AmCham Ireland, June 2020


Pandemic Ills, Trade Issues Drive 25%
Drop in California’s Export Trade

Beacon Economics, June 4, 2020


Briefing Paper: Loss of Market Share
at U.S. West Coast Ports

Pacific Merchant Shipping Association, June 2020

CalChamber Companies in the News

PG&E Leaving San Francisco After 115 Years; Moving Headquarters To Oakland
CBS San Francisco, June 8, 2020

Accenture Completes Acquisition of Gekko
Accenture Newsroom, June 2, 2020

Fresenius Medical Care North America Donates $250,000 to The Food is Medicine Coalition
Fresenius Medical Care, May 27, 2020

Trade Policy

From the White House

Trouncing Expectations by 10 Million Jobs, the Labor Market’s Comeback Has Begun
June 5, 2020

Memorandum on Protecting United States Investors from Significant Risks from Chinese Companies
June 4, 2020

EO on Accelerating the Nation’s Economic Recovery from the COVID-19 Emergency by Expediting Infrastructure Investments and Other Activities
June 4, 2020

U.S. Department of Commerce

Commerce Department Announces NTIA Pilot Program with HHS, FDA to Fight Illegal Online Opioid Sales
June 8, 2020

From the U.S. Trade Representative

Initiation of Section 301 Investigations
of Digital Services Taxes

Federal Register, June 5, Deadline July 15, 202


Request for Comments Concerning the Extension of Particular Exclusions Granted Under the $200 Billion Action Pursuant to Section 301: China’s Acts, Policies, and Practices Related to Technology Transfer, Intellectual Property, and Innovation
Federal Register, June 3, 2020 – Deadline July 7, 2020

Request for Comments Concerning the Extension of Particular Exclusions Granted Under the September 2019 Product Exclusion Notice From the $34 Billion Action Pursuant to Section 301: China’s Acts, Policies, and Practices Related to Technology Transfer, Intellectual Property, and Innovation
Federal Register, June 3, 2020 – Deadline July 7, 2020

Uniform Regulations Regarding the Interpretation, Application, and Administration of Chapter 4 (Rules of Origin) and Related Provisions in Chapter 6 (Textile and Apparel Goods) of the Agreement Between the United States of America, The United Mexican States, and Canada.
Government of Mexico, June 3, 2020

Uniform Regulations Regarding the Interpretation, Application, and Administration of Chapters 5 (Origin Procedures), 6 (Textile and Apparel Goods), and 7 (Customs Administration and Trade Facilitation) of the Agreement Between the United States of America, the United Mexican States, and Canada.
June 3, 2020

How to Make Trade Work for Workers: Charting a Path Between Protectionism and Globalism By U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer
Foreign Affairs, June 2020
Link to Full Article in PoliticoPro (subscription required)

From the U.S. Department of State

Briefing with U.S. Representative to the UN Ambassador Kelly Craft On U.S. Engagement at the United Nations Security Council
June 5, 2020

Fulfilling the President’s Generous Commitment to Provide Critical Medical Supplies Across the Globe
June 4, 2020

New Nasdaq Restrictions Affecting Listing of Chinese Companies
June 4, 2020

Virtual Pacific Islands Dialogue on COVID-19 Assistance
June 4, 2020

Briefing on Limiting the CCP’s Ability To Steal U.S. Technologies and Intellectual Property
June 2, 2020

Secretary Pompeo’s Call with Australian, Canadian, New Zealand, and UK Counterparts
June 2, 2020

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

EXIM Revises Short-Term Insurance Products to Provide Small Businesses with Enhanced Financing Flexibility
June 9, 2020

EXIM Advisory Committee Focuses on Strengthening American Competitiveness
June 5, 2020

Chairman Reed Highlights EXIM’s COVID-19 Relief Measures, China Program at TXF Global 2020 Panel
June 3, 2020

From the Bureau of Economic Analysis

U.S. International Trade in Goods and Services, April 2020
June 4, 2020

U.S. International Trade in Goods and Services, Annual Revision
June 4, 2020

From the International Trade Administration

The International Trade Administration Granting Relief to U.S. Companies During COVID-19 Response
June 4, 2020

From the World Trade Organization

Candidates for DG Selection Process 2020

Factbox: Who’s Bidding to Be
Next World Trade Organization Chief?

The New York Times, June 8, 2020

Africa Eyes the World’s Top Trade Job
— But Spars Over its Candidate

Politico, June 8, 2020

Mexico to Propose NAFTA Renegotiator to Lead WTO
Reuters, June 7, 2020

DG Azevêdo and Rules Negotiations Chair Highlight Importance of Fisheries Subsidies Deal on World Oceans Day
June 8, 2020

DDG Wolff: “The Challenges Are Not Over”
June 5, 2020

WTO Webinar Explores Way Forward for Sustainable Trade After COVID-19
June 4, 2020

New Webpage Examines Link Between Trade and Natural Disasters
June 4, 2020

WTO Report Examines Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Small Businesses
June 3, 2020

WTO Out of Gas: Global Powers Vie for Control Over Stuck Vehicle
Nikkei Asian Review, June 3, 2020

Resolving the WTO Appellate Body Crisis Commissioned by: June 2020 Proposals on Precedent, Appellate Body Secretariat and the Role of Adjudicators
National Foreign Trade Council, June 2020

Trade Agreements

Vietnam Ratifies Trade Deal with EU in Boost for Economy
AP, June 8, 2020

UK and Japan Aim for Free Trade Deal this Year as Negotiations Begin
Reuters, June 8, 2020

Mexican Auto Sector Speeds to Meet New Trade Rules as Output Falls
Reuters, June 8, 2020

Cabinet Unrest Over U-Turn on Animal Welfare in US Trade Talks
The Guardian, June 6, 2020

Brexit: Trade Deal Still Possible with EU, Says UK Minister
BBC, June 5, 2020

Lighthizer Says He Feels ‘Very Good’ About Phase One China Deal
Bloomberg, June 4, 2020

Japan-U.K. Trade Deal Faces Hurdles Despite Good Intentions
The Japan Times, June 4, 2020

Democratic-Led U.S. House Panel Opposes Any U.S. Trade Deal with Brazil
Reuters, June 3, 2020

HK-Asean Free Trade Agreement Effective on July 4 for Indonesia
The Star, June 3, 2020


Global Tech Sector Outlines Principles for Improved U.S. Policymaking and Enhanced Cooperation on National Security, Technology, and Trade
Information Technology Industry Council, June 8, 2020

Recession in U.S. Began in February, Official Arbiter Says
The Wall Street Journal, June 8, 2020

US to Allow Two Chinese Passenger Flights Per Week
U.S. Department of Transportation, June 5, 2020

China Back On Top As U.S. Trade With Canada, Mexico Plummets 40%
Forbes, June 4, 2020

Air Cargo Down 15% Between the US and Foreign Points, March 2020
Air Freight News, June 4, 2020

U.S. Exports, Imports Fell Sharply in April Amid Coronavirus Disruptions
The Wall Street Journal, June 4, 2020

US Total Trade Slumps to Lowest Level in Almost a Decade
American Journal of Transportation, June 4, 2020

Trump Administration Moves to Block Chinese Airlines from US
AP, June 3, 2020

US Airlines April 2020 Fuel Use Down 70% in One Year
American Journal of Transportation, June 3, 2020

US Starts Probe into Digital Tax Plans From EU to India
American Journal of Transportation, June 2, 2020


State of California Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response

Resilience Roadmap: 4 Stages

California Posts Guidelines for Gyms, Bars, Hotels, Camps to Reopen as Soon as June 12
CalMatters, June 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, 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

Moving to Reopen, Europe Goes
Into Regulatory Overdrive

The Wall Street Journal, June 9, 2020

Japan Braces for Worst Postwar Economic
Slump, Pandemic Tests Policy Response

Reuters, June 7, 2020

EU Wants Borders Free of Virus
Restrictions by End of June

AP, June 5, 2020

European Central Bank Nearly Doubles
its Coronavirus Support Scheme

The Los Angeles Times, June 4, 2020



Another US-China Feud Looms
Over WTO Leadership Race

Nikkei Asian Review, June 9, 2020

US Must Take Seriously China’s
Interest in Pacific Trade Pact

Nikkei Asian Review, June 6, 2020

Trump-Xi Standoff Over Hong Kong
Puts Trade Deal in Spotlight

Bloomberg, June 3, 2020

Could the ‘Chinese Hawaii’ Be Turned
Into a Trade Hub to Rival Hong Kong?

InkStone News, June 3, 2020

Lawmakers Form Global Coalition
to Tackle the China ‘Challenge’

Time, June 5, 2020

China to Allow Foreign Airlines
Back After US Retaliates

American Journal of Transportation, June 4, 2020

The U.K. Is On a Collision Course With China
Bloomberg, June 3, 2020


The 2020 Crisis Country by Country:
Belize, Peru, and Brazil in Distress

Latin Trade, June 9, 2020

Trade in Digital Services is Booming. Here’s How We Can Unleash its Full Potential
World Economic Forum, June 8, 2020

Russia and China Should Be Viewed as ‘One Alliance’ in the Arctic, U.K. Defense Official Warns
Politico, June 6, 2020

OPEC and Russia Agree to Extend Oil Production Cuts
The New York Times, June 6, 2020

China Overtook Brazil as Argentina’s Largest Trading Partner in April
Buenos Aires Times, June 4, 2020

Global Services Sector Sees Tentative Pickup as Coronavirus Lockdowns Ease
The Wall Street Journal, June 3, 2020

British Pound Climbs on Optimism Over EU Trade Talks
The Wall Street Journal, June 2, 2020




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