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Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Featured Headlines


Friendship with California More Important
than Ever in Global Pandemic Fallout

CalChamber, August 11, 2020


Webinars from GO-Biz this week:

U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement: An Update
from the U.S. Trade Representative
Office of Western Hemisphere

on Wednesday, August 12 at 9:00am

Asian Development Bank 3 Part Webinar Series
on August 11, 18, and 25 at 5:00pm


Persistent Pandemic Miseries, Trade
Policy Concerns Bash CA’S Export Trade

Beacon Economics, August 5, 2020

District Export Council

CalChamber Hosts Virtual Meeting
of the California District Export Councils

CalChamber, July 31, 2020

Fax to California’s Congressional Delegation – Support for International Trade Issues


New Diplomatic Messages of Hope
Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, July 2020

CalChamber Companies in the News

NASA Perseverance’s Mission to Mars Propelled by Aerojet Rocketdyne
Aerojet Rocketdyne, July 28, 2020

Hyatt To Expand Alila Brand in Americas With First New-Build Resort
Hyatt Newsroom, July 9, 2020

Trade Policy

From the White House

President Donald J. Trump Is Unleashing America’s 5G Potential
August 10, 2020

President Trump: ‘We Have Rejected Globalism and Embraced Patriotism’
August 7, 2020

Proclamation on Adjusting Imports of Aluminum Into the United States (Regarding Section 232)
August 6, 2020

Executive Order on Ensuring Essential Medicines, Medical Countermeasures, and Critical Inputs Are Made in the United States
August 6, 2020

From the U.S. Department of Commerce

Joint Press Statement from U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross and European Commissioner for Justice Didier Reynders
August 10, 2020

From the U.S. Trade Representative

Country of Origin Marking
of Products of Hong Kong

Federal Register, August 11, 2020


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

From the U.S. Department of State

The 53rd Anniversary of the Founding of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations
August 6, 2020

Announcing the Expansion of the Clean Network to Safeguard America’s Assets
August 5, 2020

33rd U.S.-ASEAN Dialogue: Strengthening U.S.-ASEAN Relations
August 5, 2020

Joint Statement of the United States and Ecuador on the Bilateral Energy Dialogue
August 3, 2020

Briefing With Acting Assistant Secretary for Western Hemisphere Affairs Ambassador Michael Kozak On the Administration’s Efforts to Promote Democracy in the Western Hemisphere
July 30, 2020

The United States Applauds the EU’s Action on Cyber Sanctions
July 30, 2020

Appointment of U.S. Coordinator for the Arctic Region
July 29, 2020

From the U.S. Trade Development Agency

USTDA Announces New Leadership
August 5, 2020

From the Bureau of Economic Analysis

U.S. International Trade in Goods and Services, June 2020
August 5, 2020

Gross Domestic Product, 2nd Quarter 2020 (Advance Estimate) and Annual Update
July 30, 2020

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

EXIM Board of Directors to Hold Public Meeting on EXIM-Private Export Funding Corporation (PEFCO) Partnership on August 13
August 3, 2020

EXIM Chairman Kimberly Reed Delivers Remarks at Center for Strategic and International Studies: “Future Directions of the Export-Import Bank of the United States: Neutralizing China and Advancing the United States Comparative Leadership in the World”
July 31, 2020

Chairman Reed Underscores EXIM Commitment to Africa in Remarks to the President’s Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa
July 28, 2020

From the World Trade Organization

WTO Issues 2020 Edition
of its Flagship Statistical Publication

July 31, 2020

DDG Wolff: The Future Belongs to Trade Agreements of Varying Geometries
August 11, 2020

Jesús Seade | Caribbean’s Place At The World Trade Organization
The Gleaner, August 11, 2020

Trump Wants WTO to End China’s ‘Developing Nation’ Status
New York Post, August 10, 2020

Exclusive: Germany and France Quit WHO Reform Talks Amid Tension with Washington
Reuters, August 7, 2020

The WTO’s Role is More Important Than Ever
Financial Times, August 5, 2020

WTO Report Draws Attention to Impact of COVID-19 Trade Disruptions on Women
August 5, 2020

WTO Members Adopt Report on Food Safety, Animal and Plant Health, Paving Way for New Work
July 31, 2020

General Council Agrees Guidelines for Final Stage of DG Selection
July 31, 2020

Dysfunction Deepens at the WTO
Bloomberg, July 31, 2020

Trade Agreements

Yes, Really: It’s Time to Revive
Hemispheric Trade Talks

Latin Trade, August 6, 2020

Israel Launches Free Trade Agreement With Colombia
Hamodia, August 10, 2020

Kenya-US FTA Talks 1st Round Likely to Conclude by Aug 14
Fibre2Fashion, August 10, 2020

UK and Japan Look to Seal Trade Deal Within Month
BBC, August 7, 2020

UK Says it’s Confident of Brexit Trade Deal as EU Changing Tone
Reuters, August 7, 2020

TPP Postpones Talks on Thailand’s Entry Amid Political Flux
Nikkei Asian Review, August 7, 2020

Trans-Pacific Trade Bloc Says to Ensure Food, Medicine Supplies Amid Pandemic
Reuters, August 5, 2020

India-ASEAN Free Trade Agreement Review Can Double Bilateral Trade: Hardeep Puri
The Economic Times, August 4, 2020

China, Cambodia Trade Pact More Form Than Substance
Asia Times, August 4, 2020

Britain Pushes on with U.S. Trade Talks Despite Presidential Election
Politico, August 3, 2020

Japan’s Painful Choice on RCEP
The Diplomat, August 3, 2020

U.K.’s Truss in Washington to Press for Post-Brexit Trade Deal
American Journal of Transportation, August 2, 2020

EU-Vietnam Trade Agreement Enters into Force
European Commission, July 31, 2020

House Bill, Senator Call for US-Taiwan Trade Agreement
Taiwan News, July 30, 2020

The U.S. and Kenya Launch Negotiations on a Free Trade Agreement: Will They Succeed?
US Chamber, July 29, 2020

‘Turkey Should Aim for Free Trade Deal with US’
Andalou Agency, July 29, 2020


Senators Urge U.S. to Remove Tariffs on EU Foods, Beverages
CNBC, August 10, 2020

Five Questions for Peter Navarro
National Review, August 7, 2020

U.S. Dairy: Canada Is Violating USMCA, USTR Should Take Action
Dairy Herd Management, August 5, 2020

Do Americans Want the U.S. to Leave the WTO?
Trade Vistas, July 30, 2020


International Affairs and Trade
Development Interagency Committee

Wednesday, August 19, 2020
10:30 am – 12:30 pm


Protection of the California Agriculture-Port Relationship Should Be a Top Priority
CalMatters, August 8, 2020

Canada to Silicon Valley’s International Talent: ‘We Want You’
San Francisco Chronicle, August 9, 2020

Comprehensive Report on Foreign Direct Investment in California and New FDI Fact Sheets
Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development, July 2020

More International Articles

COVID-19 Trackers

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

COVID-19 Tracker
Channel News Asia, August 2020

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

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

Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce Tracker
US Chamber, August 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



Joint Statement on the Erosion
of Rights in Hong Kong

U.S. Department of State, August 9, 2020

The United States Designates Individuals in
Hong Kong for Curtailing Promised Freedoms

U.S. Department of State, August 7, 2020

Executive Order on Addressing
the Threat Posed by WeChat

White House, August 6, 2020

Executive Order on Addressing
the Threat Posed by TikTok

White House, August 6, 2020

On the Chinese Communist
Party’s Extra-Territorial Authoritarianism

U.S. Department of State, August 4, 2020

On the Postponement of Hong
Kong’s Legislative Council Elections

U.S. Department of State, August 1, 2020


Hong Kong Goods for Export
to U.S. to Be Labelled Made in China

Reuters, August 11, 2020

How China Gamed the Multilateral Trading System
Hindustan Times, August 9, 2020

Pandemic Lays Bare U.S.
Reliance on China for Drugs

The Wall Street Journal, August 5, 2020

U.S., Chinese Officials to Meet Aug. 15,
Assess Trade Deal

The Wall Street Journal, August 4, 2020

China to Import Most Wheat
in Seven Years to Ensure Food Supply

Bloomberg, August 4, 2020

U.S. to Act on China Software
Beyond TikTok, Pompeo Says

Bloomberg, August 2, 2020

China Pledges Move to Stabilize Foreign Trade
XinhuaNet, July 30, 2020

China’s Xi Sets His Sights on
Taiwan After Subduing Hong Kong

Bloomberg, July 29, 2020

Colombia Entices U.S. Firms Seeking to Relocate
Latin Trade, August 9, 2020

S. Korea Suffers Most Trade Barriers Ever Amid Pandemic: Report
Yonhap News Agency, August 9, 2020

Canada to Impose Retaliatory Tariffs on U.S. Goods, Hopes for Resolution
Reuters, August 7, 2020

Japan Push to Cut China Reliance May Be Boost for Southeast Asia
American Journal of Transportation, August 6, 2020

Supply Chain Risk Grows as Weary Crews Halt Ships and Clog Ports
Bloomberg, August 6, 2020

Canada’s Trade Gap Widens Sharply on Surge in Auto Imports
Bloomberg, August 5, 2020

U.K. Revives No-Deal Brexit Truck Plan, Fearing Border Chaos
Bloomberg, August 4, 2020

Trade, Security Among Top Priorities for New Taiwan Envoy to U.S.
Focus Taiwan, August 4, 2020

Global Factories Increase Production but Overseas Demand Remains Soft
The Wall Street Journal, August 3, 2020

Russia to Build New Port for Boosting Trade with Iran
Tehran Times, August 2, 2020

Joining the Trans-Pacific Partnership is the First Step to Rolling Back China’s Power
The Telegraph, July 31, 2020

Chile Picks Japan’s Trans-Pacific Cable Route in Snub to China
Nikkei Asian Review, July 29, 2020

The Weight of the US–Australia Economic Relationship
Australian Strategic Policy Institute, July 29, 2020



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Upcoming Events:

Webinar: Asian Development Bank: Urban Development & Water Management

Webinar: U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement: An Update from the U.S. Trade Representative Office of Western Hemisphere

Webinar: Upcoming Energy Projects in Argentina


Indonesia Virtual Fest

Export Finance Strategies in Challenging Times

International Affairs and Trade Development Interagency Committee

Webinar: USMCA: What Has Changed & How to Comply

Webinar: Market Research Skills – Rural Export Center

Webinar: Asian Development Bank: Healthcare

Webinar Series: Thriving in the Digital Trade Economy Under USMCA

Webinar – Upcoming Energy Projects in Canada
8/26/2020 – 9/22/2020

Webinar: Intelligent Manufacturing in Europe Coffee Chat: Sweden, Denmark and UK

Webinar Series: How to Make USMCA Work for You – Changes in Customs & Origin Rules

Webinar Series: Legal Strategies for Success – Governance, Compliance & Representation Agreements

Asia EDGE Trade Mission
9/13/2020 – 9/22/2020

Construction Indonesia 2020 – Construction and Concrete Show

Select LA Investment Summit

World Trade Week

94th Annual Trade Week

Webinar Series: Protecting the Most Important Asset – Your IP

Expo Dubai 2021
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

Smart City Expo World Congress

2021 SelectUSA Investment Summit
6/6/2021 – 6/9/2021

12th World Chambers Congress: Dubai 2021
11/23/2020 - 11/25/2020


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