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Featured Headlines


Ambassador Recaps Trade Pact Highlights, COVID-19 Impact, State Relationship: A View From Mexico
CalChamber, July 24, 2020


PMSA: West Coast Trade Report
Pacific Merchant Shipping Association, July 2020

Letter to Governor Newsom,
Lt. Governor Kounalakis,
and the California State Legislature:
Coalition Urges Action on West
Coast Ports’ Market Share Decline

July 13, 2020


Communist China and the Free World’s Future
U.S. Department of State, July 23, 2020

Beijing’s Houston Consulate is ‘Epicentre’ of Theft
of Research by Chinese Military, US Diplomat Says

South China Morning Post, July 23, 2020

China Orders U.S. to Close Chengdu
Consulate as Payback for Houston Move

The Wall Street Journal, July 24, 2020

Briefing With Senior U.S. Government
Officials On the Closure of the Chinese
Consulate in Houston, Texas

U.S. Department of State, July 24, 2020


Available Recorded Webinars:

“China’s Belt and Road Initiative – What does
it really look like with its business, national
security and geopolitical impact?”

The National Association of District Export Councils (NADEC) is pleased to invite you to hear from experts on the China Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), a massive global development strategy involving infrastructure investments now in some 152 countries.

“The Digital Silk Road: Business, National
Security and Geopolitical Impact”

This webinar is the 2nd in the series and is intended to provide attendees with a deeper understanding of the digital and high tech side of China’s BRI.

CalChamber Companies in the News

UPS, Sealed Air, Smurfit Kappa And Macfarlane Packaging Simplify Wine & Spirits Exporting
Air Freight News, July 22, 2020

Boeing Supply Chain Services Agreements Strengthen Etihad Airways’ Operations
American Journal of Transportation, July 22, 2020

UK Grants Ford $640 Million Loan Guarantee to Preserve Exports
Bloomberg, July 21, 2020

United Airlines Took Industry-Leading Steps to Manage Historic Impact of COVID-19 in Q2
NASDAQ, July 21, 2020

Trade Policy

From the White House

President Trump Is Leading a Once-in-a-Generation Effort to Ensure Americans Have Access to a COVID-19 Vaccine
July 27, 2020

President Donald J. Trump Announces Intent to Nominate and Appoint the Following Individuals to Key Administration Posts (Including Ambassador to Germany)
July 27, 2020

Executive Order on Increasing Drug Importation to Lower Prices for American Patients
July 24, 2020

Executive Order on Access to Affordable Life-saving Medications
July 24, 2020

From the U.S. Department of Commerce

Commerce Department Files Petition to Clarify Liability Protections for Online Platforms and Protect Against Censorship
July 27, 2020

Op-Ed by Wilbur Ross and Eugene Scalia: America’s Broad-Based Effort to  Get Workers Better Jobs
July 24, 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

USTR Announces Fiscal Year 2021 WTO Tariff-Rate Quota Allocations for Raw Cane Sugar, Refined and Specialty Sugar, and Sugar-Containing Products
July 22, 2020

Trump’s Trade Policy Is Making America Stronger: A Response to Critics by USTR Robert Lighthizer
Foreign Affairs, July 20, 2020

From the U.S. Department of State

Celebrating the 231st Anniversary of the U.S. Department of State
July 27, 2020

Trump Administration Approves Updated Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) Export Policy
July 24, 2020

Assistant Secretary David R. Stilwell Participates in the ASEAN Regional Forum Senior Officials Meeting
July 24, 2020

2020 Australia-U.S. Ministerial Consultations (AUSMIN)
July 24, 2020

Joint Statement on United States – New Zealand Virtual Strategic Dialogue
July 23, 2020

Joint Statement by the U.S. Secretary of State and the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania
July 22, 2020

Message on the 80th Anniversary of the Welles Declaration
July 22, 2020

Secretary Pompeo Travels to Denmark to Deepen Our Historic Alliance
July 21, 2020

From the Bureau of Economic Analysis

Direct Investment by Country and Industry, 2019
Bureau of Economic Analysis, July 23, 2020

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

Chairman Reed Launches Public Review of 50-Year EXIM-Private Export Funding Corporation (PEFCO) Partnership
July 27, 2020

U.S. Exim Bank Out to Displace China After Record Loan to Africa
Bloomberg, July 23, 2020

EXIM Board Approves Two Authorizations Supporting an Estimated 13,450 Jobs Across the United States, Including in Connecticut, Indiana, Kansas, Maine, Nevada, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Texas, and Washington
July 23, 2020

As Mozambique LNG Project Moves Forward, EXIM Reaffirms Support, Signs Initial Financing Documents
July 21, 2020

EXIM Signs Memorandum of Understanding with National Association of Federally-Insured Credit Unions
July 21, 2020

From the World Trade Organization

The Next WTO Chief Treads a Fine Line Between the U.S. and China
Bloomberg, July 27, 2020

Goods Council Agrees on 2020 Chairs for Subsidiary Bodies
July 27, 2020

WTO Report Shows Members Moving to Facilitate Imports Even as Trade Restrictions Remain High
July 24, 2020

Informal Trade Policy Review Body Meeting — Trade Monitoring Report
July 24, 2020

Global Trade Hit by Restrictions During COVID-19 Crisis: WTO
Reuters, July 24, 2020

Team Bolsonaro Joins Team Trump Against China In WTO Meeting
Forbes, July 24, 2020

DG Azev√™do: “We’ve Achieved A Lot, but Much Remains to Be Done”
July 23, 2020

WTO Members Appoint New Chair for Agriculture Talks
July 21, 2020

Trade Agreements

The African Continental Free Trade Area
World Bank, July 27, 2020

Trade Pact to Give Africa $450 Billion
Boost, World Bank Says

Bloomberg, July 27, 2020

African Nations Shouldn’t Let COVID-19 Sink Continental Free Trade Agreement
The Heritage Foundation, July 22, 2020

Japan and U.K. May Forgo Dispute Settlement System in Trade Deal
The Japan Times, July 28, 2020

China and EU to Speed Up Negotiation on Investment Agreement
Reuters, July 28, 2020

New UK-Japan Trade Deal Set to Protect Business Encryption Keys
NS Tech, July 27, 2020

Perfect Competition: Getting a US-EU Trade Deal was Never Going to Be Easy
Atlantic Council, July 27, 2020

Interview: UK-Japan Speedy Trade Deal Not Easy, Says Expert
XinhuaNet, July 26, 2020

Davis: USMCA Benefits Farmers and Ranchers
Agri-News, July 25, 2020

India, UK Affirm Their Commitment Towards Free Trade Agreement
The Times of India, July 25, 2020

UK Trade Deal Unlikely For Now: Britain, EU Clash Over Post-Brexit Ties
Reuters, July 23, 2020

India Eyes FTAs with Latin America to Support Domestic EV Plan
Daiji World, July 21, 2020

UK Abandons Hope of US Trade Deal By End of Year
Financial Times, July 21, 2020


U.S. Durable Goods Orders Advanced More Than Forecast in June
Bloomberg, July 27, 2020

Businesses Hit Hard by Pandemic Drive U.S. Jobs Recovery
The Wall Street Journal, July 24, 2020

Wine Institute Urges End to Wine Tariffs
Wine Industry Advisor, July 24, 2020

US Trade Policy Milks America’s Dairy Farmers
The Hill, July 21, 2020


GO-Biz Now Accepting Applications for California Competes Tax Credits
Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development, July 2020

California Releases ‘Employer Playbook for a Safe Reopening’
CalChamber, July 27, 2020

COVID-19 Employer Playbook For a Safe Reopening
State of California, July 24, 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

Innovation Enlisted in the Coronavirus Fight:
A State-by-State Analysis: COVID Clinical Trials Map

US Chamber, July 21, 2020



Trade, Technology and Security
at Risk in US-China Feud

AP, July 28, 2020

China is Buying American But Not
Enough to Hit Trade Deal Target

American Journal of Transportation, July 27, 2020

Once a Source of U.S.-China Tension,
Trade Emerges as an Area of Calm

The New York Times, July 25, 2020

China Fortifies Hong Kong’s
Role as Financial Powerhouse

The Wall Street Journal, July 23, 2020

U.S. and U.K. Discuss Plans for
Coalition to Resist China

American Journal of Transportation, July 21, 2020

European Tourism Faces Turbulence Only Weeks After Restart
AP, July 28, 2020

Mexico Surprises All Analysts With Record Trade Surplus
Bloomberg, July 27, 2020

Factbox: What Progress is Britain Making on Post-Brexit Trade Deals?
Reuters, July 27, 2020

Wine-Makers Cheers Win Over Canada’s ‘Discriminatory’ Trade Barriers
The Sydney Morning Herald, July 26, 2020

APEC: Ministers Responsible for Trade Virtual Meeting Joint Statement 2020
APEC, July 25, 2020

The World’s Supply Chain Isn’t Ready for a COVID-19 Vaccine
American Journal of Transportation, July 25, 2020

Bolivia Election Re-Run Postponed to October as Pandemic Bites
NASDAQ, July 23, 2020

Brazil Economic Rebound Much Stronger Than Many Had Expected: Economy Ministry Official
Reuters, July 23, 2020

Mexico Says China Plans $1 Billion Loan to Ease Latam Access to Virus Vaccine
Reuters, July 22, 2020

Europe Could Soon Have Fiscal Firepower of the U.S.
The Wall Street Journal, July 22, 2020

President of Paraguay Rebuffs China to Stand by Taiwan
Taiwan News, July 21, 2020




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9/10/2020 – 7/11/2020

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9/13/2020 – 9/22/2020

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10/1/2021 – 3/31/2021

Security Mission for Economic Prosperity in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras
10/25/2020 – 10/30/2020

Hong Kong International Wine & Spirits Fair 2020
11/5/2020 – 11/7/2020

China International Import Expo (CIIE)
11/5/2020 – 11/10/2020

Trade Mission: Business Opportunities n the Caribbean
11/15/2020 – 11/20/2020

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6/6/2021 – 6/9/2021

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