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Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Featured Headlines

Cultural Parallels, Mutual Interests Form
Core of Strategic Trading Partnership:
A View from the United Kingdom

CalChamber, August 14, 2020


California Global Connect Virtual Trade Missions, August 18 – December 10, 2020
Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development


State Exports Fall Amid Tariffs,
Sluggish Foreign Demand

CalChamber, August 14, 2020


Capitol Weekly’s Top 100: Tales From
the Pandemic (CalChamber President
& CEO Allan Zaremberg at #17)

Capitol Weekly, August 11, 2020

CalChamber Companies in the News

Anheuser-Busch Transitioning Fleet to Renewable Natural Gas
American Journal of Transportation, August 12, 2020

Almond Market Update: Year-End Report for Crop Year 2019
Blue Diamond Growers, August 12, 2020

Amazon Project Zero Launches in Seven New Countries
Amazon, August 11, 2020

Accenture Named a Leader in the First IDC MarketScape Assessment on Blockchain Services
Accenture Newsroom, August 10, 2020

Trade Policy

From the White House

Statement by the President Regarding the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement with the Republic of Poland
August 15, 2020

Joint Statement of the United States, the State of Israel, and the United Arab Emirates
August 13, 2020

President Donald J. Trump Is Using Every Available Resource to Deliver a Safe and Effective Vaccine to the American People
August 11, 2020

From the U.S. Department of Commerce

Commerce Department Further Restricts Huawei Access to U.S. Technology and Adds Another 38 Affiliates to the Entity List
August 17, 2020

Remarks by Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at the U.S. Trade Representative Virtual Field Hearing on Seasonal and Perishable Produce
August 13, 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 date:
August 20, 2020 at 9:00 am EST

Federal Agencies to Hold Second Virtual Hearing on Seasonal and Perishable Produce
August 18, 2020

USTR Modifies $7.5 Billion WTO Award Implementation Relating to Illegal Airbus Subsidies
August 12, 2020

From the U.S. Department of State

The United States Further Restricts Huawei Access to U.S. Technology
August 17, 2020

U.S.-Poland Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement
August 15, 2020

Joint Statement on the 7th U.S.-Republic of Korea Energy Security Dialogue and Track 1.5 Roundtable Discussion
August 14, 2020

U.S.-Austria Joint Declaration
August 14, 2020

Secretary Pompeo Travels to Austria To Deepen Our Alliance
August 13, 2020

“Confucius Institute U.S. Center” Designation as a Foreign Mission
August 13, 2020

Historic Day for Peace in the Middle East
August 13, 2020

Secretary Pompeo Travels to Slovenia for a Consultation with Valued Ally and Partner
August 13, 2020

Joint Statement on United States – Slovenia Joint Declaration on 5G Security
August 13, 2020

Securing Freedom in the Heart of Europe
August 12, 2020

From the International Trade Administration

Department of Commerce Issues Proposed Rules to Strengthen Enforcement of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Laws
August 13, 2020

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

EXIM Board Votes to Notify Congress of a Potential $450 Million Transaction to Support U.S. Exports to Iraq and an Estimated 1,700 American Jobs
August 14, 2020

EXIM Board of Directors Hosts Meeting as Part of First-Ever Public Assessment of 50-Year EXIM-Private Export Funding Corporation (PEFCO) Public-Private Partnership
August 13, 2020

Chairman Reed Underscores EXIM Commitment to Women Exporters During Women’s Global Trade Empowerment Forum
August 12, 2020

From the World Trade Organization

Hong Kong Leader Says Will Take Up U.S. Sanctions with WTO
Kyodo News, August 18, 2020

Front-Runners in WTO Race Hone Messages to Overcome China-US Feud
Nikkei Asian Review, August 15, 2020

WTO Issues New Report on How COVID-19 Crisis May Push Up Trade Costs
August 13, 2020

Trade Agreements

Kenya-US Free Trade Talks are Under Way: What Nairobi Must Get Right From Start
The Conversation, August 17, 2020

Ecuador and Chile Sign Important Trade Agreement
Fresh Plaza, August 17, 2020

A New Japan-U.K. Trade Pact is Crucial for Bolstering Ties and Spreading ’Freedom’
Japan Forward, August 14, 2020

Netanyahu: Israel to Complete Ratification of Free Trade Agreement with Ukraine Soon
Ukrinform, August 14, 2020

U.K. Trade Negotiator Seeking E.U. Deal like Canada’s and Targets September for a Deal
MarketWatch, August 13, 2020

Taiwan to Seek Closer Security Ties, Trade Agreement with U.S.: Tsai
Focus Taiwan, August 13, 2020

Israel & Colombia Launch Free Trade Agreement; Bogota to Open Office in Jerusalem
The Jewish Voice, August 12, 2020

Taiwan Seeks to Start Free-Trade Talks With U.S.
The Wall Street Journal, August 12, 2020

Where Is the U.S.-U.K. Trade Deal?
The Wall Street Journal, August 12, 2020

Chile´s Senate Approves Trade Pact with Brazil
Reuters, August 11, 2020


U.S. Ambassador Says Israel’s Agreement With UAE Holds ‘Enormous Upside’
NPR, August 14, 2020

Travel Restrictions to be Extended at U.S. Land Borders, DHS Says
Reuters, August 14, 2020


Port of Long Beach Posts Biggest Month Ever
American Journal of Transportation, August 17, 2020

Seroka Reports LA Container Volumes Decline By 6% in July
American Journal of Transportation, August 14, 2020

Port of Oakland Import Cargo Volume Grew 6.4 Percent in July
American Journal of Transportation, August 12, 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



Trump Pledges Tax Credits, Tariffs
to Redirect Jobs From China

Bloomberg, August 18, 2020

China Ramps Up U.S. Oil Purchases
Before Trade Deal Review

Bloomberg, August 18, 2020

Here’s Why Postponing the U.S.-China T
rade Deal Review May Not Be a Bad Thing

CNBC, August 17, 2020

U.S.-China Trade Deal Review Postponed
as China Ramps Up Farm, Energy Purchases

Reuters, August 14, 2020

Head of Busiest U.S. Port Says
China to Miss Agriculture Target

American Journal of Transportation, August 14, 2020

China Hopes U.S. Will Create Conditions to Implement Phase 1 Deal, Commerce Official Says
Reuters, August 13, 2020

China’s Xi Speeds Up Inward Economic Shift
The Wall Street Journal, August 12, 2020

Panama Canal Shipping Rebounds in Hopeful Sign for Global Trade
American Journal of Transportation, August 17, 2020

Japan’s Record Economic Plunge Wipes Out Abe Era Gains
Reuters, August 16, 2020

Mexican President Says Jobs Gained Back in August, Reversing Trend of Losses
Reuters, August 15, 2020

From Santiago to Sydney, Opening Latin America with Fibre-Optic Cable
The Interpreter, August 14, 2020

As U.S.-China Rift Grows, Mexico Tries to Lure American Businesses to Move Operations Closer to Home
The Washington Post, August 13, 2020

Israel and United Arab Emirates Strike Major Diplomatic Agreement
The New York Times, August 13, 2020

Russia Ditches the Dollar for Bulk of Its Exports to China
Bloomberg, August 13, 2020

Mexico’s New Warning Labels on Junk Food Meet Supersized Opposition from U.S., EU
Reuters, August 11, 2020

Public Attitudes to Trade Tracker
United Kingdom Department for International Trade, August 2020




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