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Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Featured Headlines


WTO Members Meet the Candidates
for Director-General

World Trade Organization, July 17, 2020

Video Press Conference from Each Candidate:


US-HK-California Flags

On the President’s Announcement on Hong Kong

U.S. Department of State, July 15, 2020

The President’s Executive Order
on Hong Kong Normalization

White House, July 14, 2020

Statement by the President (Regarding
the Hong Kong Autonomy Act)

White House, July 14, 2020

CalChamber Companies in the News

Verizon Business Launches Comeback Coach
Verizon, July 20, 2020

Aerojet Rocketdyne Completes its Propulsion for NASA’s Artemis II Mission
Aerojet Rocketdyne, July 20, 2020

IBM and Verizon Business to Collaborate on 5G and AI Solutions at the Enterprise Edge
IBM Newsroom, July 16, 2020

UPS Launches Saturday Standard Deliveries As Europe E-Commerce Sales Surge
UPS Pressroom, July 15, 2020

Microsoft Launches Initiative to Help 25 Million People Worldwide Acquire the Digital Skills Needed in a COVID-19 Economy
Microsoft, June 30, 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 Belize and USAID Asia Bureau)
July 17, 2020

This Is How Much Overregulation Would Cost Your Family Each Year
July 16, 2020

President Trump’s Regulatory Relief Helps All Americans
July 16, 2020

From the U.S. Department of Commerce

Commerce Department Adds Eleven Chinese Entities Implicated in Human Rights Abuses in Xinjiang to the Entity List
July 20, 2020

July 2020 Updates Show Department of Commerce Making Progress Toward Accomplishing All Agency Priority Goals
July 17, 2020

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross Statement on Schrems II Ruling and the Importance of EU-U.S. Data Flows
July 16, 2020

From the U.S. Trade Representative

Hearings Regarding Trade Distorting Policies
That May Be Affecting Seasonal and
Perishable Production U.S. Commerce

Virtual hearing dates:
August 13, 2020 at 9:00 am EST
August 20, 2020 at 9:00 am EST
Submission deadlines: July 27, 2020

Federal Agencies to Hold Virtual Hearings on Seasonal and Perishable Produce
July 17, 2020

USDA, USTR Name New Agricultural Trade Advisors
July 17, 2020

U.S., Japan Expand Organic Trade Opportunities Livestock Added to Trade Arrangement
July 14, 2020

From the U.S. Department of Agriculture

United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) Provides an Opportunity for Continued Growth in Agricultural Trade Among the Three Member Countries
July 20, 2020

Column: USMCA: a Flotation Device for US Agriculture
The Columbus Dispatch, July 20, 2020

USDA, USTR Name New Agricultural Trade Advisors
July 17, 2020

From the U.S. Department of State

Secretary Pompeo Travels to the United Kingdom To Discuss Transatlantic Partnership on Global Priorities
July 20, 2020

U.S. Support for Democracy, Good Governance, and Human Rights in the Global Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic
July 20, 2020

European Court of Justice Invalidates EU-U.S. Privacy Shield
July 17, 2020

New Humanitarian and Health Assistance Bolsters U.S. Leadership in Response to COVID-19
July 15, 2020

U.S. Imposes Visa Restrictions on Certain Employees of Chinese Technology Companies that Abuse Human Rights
July 15, 2020

From the World Trade Organization

Vowing Reform, Kenyan Emerges as One of Early WTO Frontrunners
Reuters, July 20, 2020

DG Azevêdo: “Decisions Made at the WTO Will Matter” for Economic Recovery from COVID-19 Crisis
July 20, 2020

WTO to Set Up Dispute Panels Against India on Japan, Taiwan’s Request
The Hindu Business Line, July 19, 2020

WTO Candidate Fox Vows Neutrality, Hopes for British Deal with EU
Reuters, July 17, 2020

The Future of the World Trade Organization
Cato Institute, July 17, 2020

The Eight Candidates for the WTO Chair Begin Round of Presentations
MercoPress, July 16, 2020

Trade Agreements

Cambodia and China Wrap Up Free Trade Agreement Talks
The Star, July 21, 2020

U.S., Japan Organic Trade Pact Now Includes Livestock
Southeast Ag Network, July 20, 2020

Mexico Eager to Lure Firms from Asia Under New Trade Deal
Reuters, July 20, 2020

Singapore GE2020: The Long View on Ceca and Other Free Trade Agreements
The Straits Times, July 19, 2020

India Revives Initiative for Preferential Trade Agreement with S.African Customs Union
The Economic Times, July 19, 2020

CPTPP Could Lead to ‘Soaring’ Health Costs
Bangkok Post, July 18, 2020

Brexit Victory: Norway Rushes to Sign Post-Brexit Trade Deal with UK
Express UK, July 18, 2020

India, US Discuss Possibility of Free Trade Agreement
Times of India, July 16, 2020

EU’s Von Der Leyen Says Hopes for ‘Ambitious’ Free Trade Pact with India
Reuters, July 15, 2020


US, Canada and Mexico Borders to Stay Closed for Travelers
AP, July 16, 2020


June Brings Largest Monthly Job Increase on Record as Health Mandates Eased: Good News Tempered: Resurging Virus Expected to Drag Down July and August Numbers
Beacon Economics, July 17, 2020

San Diego, Tijuana Business Groups Lobby Mexico to Advance on New Otay Port
The San Diego Union-Tribune, July 16, 2020

More International Articles

COVID-19 Trackers

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

COVID-19 Tracker
Channel News Asia, July 2020

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

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

Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce Tracker
US Chamber, July 2020

International Chamber of Commerce
– Save our SMEs



Hong Kong Reverts to China Tariffs Under
Trump Order, Impact Limited: Trade Lawyers

Reuters, July 16, 2020

China’s Economy Returns to Growth
Amid Global Virus Struggle

Bloomberg, July 15, 2020

Chinese Trade Sees Surprise Bounce
as Virus Recovery Picks Up

Bangkok Post, July 14, 2020

Trump Signs Hong Kong Sanctions Law,
Revokes Special Trade Privileges

Roll Call, July 14, 2020

UK Bans Huawei from its 5G Network
in Rapid About-Face

CNN, July 14, 2020

The Maths Behind Britain’s Huawei U-Turn and Pivot to the Indo-Pacific
South China Morning Post, July 21, 2020

EU Leaders Reach $2 Trillion Deal on Recovery Plan After Marathon Summit
CNBC, July 20, 2020

EU Looks to Target Big Tech in Trade War with America
Politico, July 19, 2020

Japan’s Export Slump Drags on Even as Markets Reopen
American Journal of Transportation, July 19, 2020

Brazil Boosts Oil Exports to Asia as Global Rivals Make Record Cuts
Reuters, July 19, 2020

Communique: G20 Finance Ministers & Central Bank Governors Meeting
G20, July 18, 2020

Securing Japan from Chinese ‘Predatory Economics’
The Diplomat, July 17, 2020

EU to Meet Face-to-Face at Summit to Carve up $2.1 Trillion
AP, July 16, 2020

Canada Log Export Plunge Emerges as First Possible TPP Violation
Nikkei Asian Review, July 16, 2020

EU’s Top Court Restricts Personal-Data Transfers to U.S., Citing Surveillance Concerns
The Wall Street Journal, July 16, 2020

Cuba Broadens Use of Dollars, Eliminates 10% Tax on Greenback
Reuters, July 16, 2020

Bank of Canada Says Full Recovery from Virus Will Take 2 Years
Bloomberg, July 15, 2020

Will We See a US-Vietnam Strategic Partnership?
The Diplomat, July 15, 2020





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