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Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Featured Headlines

Shared Interest in High Tech, Ag Products
Elements in Close Economic Collaboration

CalChamber, August 21, 2020


Covid Crisis Drives Historic Drop in Global Trade
The Wall Street Journal, August 25, 2020


How to Set World Trade Straight
by USTR Robert Lighthizer

The Wall Street Journal, August 20, 2020

CalChamber Companies in the News

Boeing Awards $1.5 Million to Expand Technology Access for Chicago Public School Students
Boeing Newsroom, August 20, 2020

PepsiCo Hires World Trade Organization Director
Food Processing, August 19, 2020

Southwest Spurs Airline Rally with ‘Modest’ Boost in Demand
Air Freight News, August 19, 2020

3M M*Modal Conversational and Ambient AI Transforms the Experience of Patients and Physicians for More Than One Million Patient Encounters in One Year
3M, August 18, 2020

Johnson & Johnson statement on the launch of new CARE (Corona Accelerated R&D in Europe) consortium, Europe’s largest, multi-partner scientific research initiative dedicated to discovering and developing urgently needed treatment options for COVID-19
Johnson & Johnson, August 18, 2020

Trade Policy

From the White House

Executive Order on Targeting Opportunity Zones and Other Distressed Communities for Federal Site Locations
August 24, 2020

President Donald J. Trump Is Protecting America’s Food Supply Chain and Ensuring No Family Goes Hungry
August 24, 2020

The Trump Administration Is Advancing Clean, Reliable, and Affordable Hydropower
August 24, 2020

From the U.S. Trade Representative

Statement on Call Between the United States and China
August 24, 2020

United States Rejects WTO Dispute Report Shielding Canada’s Harmful Lumber Subsidies
August 24, 2020

Joint Statement of the United States and the European Union on a Tariff Agreement
August 21, 2020

From the U.S. Department of State

UPDATE: The United States Continues to Lead the Global Response to COVID-19
August 21, 2020

Supporting the Aspirations of the Belarusian People
August 20, 2020

Joint Statement on the U.S.-Iraq Strategic Dialogue
August 19, 2020

Suspension or Termination of Three Bilateral Agreements With Hong Kong
August 19, 2020

On the Occasion of World Humanitarian Day
August 19, 2020

From the Bureau of Economic Analysis

Activities of U.S. Multinational Enterprises, 2018
August 21, 2020

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

ICYMI: EXIM Engages Over 1,100 Stakeholders in “Strengthening American Competitiveness” Initiative
August 21, 2020

EXIM Chairman Kimberly Reed Engages with Republic of Iraq Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi and Minister of Finance Dr. Ali Allawi to Underscore U.S.-Iraq Partnership, $5 Billion Memorandum of Understanding in Support of U.S. Exports
August 02, 2020

From the World Trade Organization

WTO Panel Issues Report Regarding US Duties on Canadian Softwood Lumber
August 24, 2020

U.S. Blasts WTO Lumber Ruling, Weighs a Veto by Filing an Appeal
Bloomberg, August 24, 2020

India-US Trade Negotiations Enter the 11th Hour
LivemInt, August 23, 2020

Big Tech Goes for the Kill at the World Trade Organisation
Newclick, August 23, 2020

Taiwan-US Pact Would Set Stage for Post-Virus Economy
OA Online, August 23, 2020

US Trade Deal with EU a Boon for Lobster Industry Struggling Under China Tariffs
The HIll, August 21, 2020

U.S. Trade Chief Lays Out His Vision to Revive the Ailing WTO
American Journal of Transportation, August 21, 2020

Goods Barometer Confirms Steep Drop in Trade but Hints at Nascent Recovery
August 19, 2020

Outgoing WTO Chief to Join PepsiCo
Financial Times, August 19, 2020

Trade Agreements

UK and Japan Race to Reach Free Trade Agreement
Nikkei Asian Review, August 25, 2020

U.K. Denies Report That It Will Scrap Digital Tax to Reach a U.S. Trade Deal
CNBC, August 24, 2020

Brexit: UK-EU Trade Deal ‘Seems Unlikely’ Says Michel Barnier
BBC, August 21, 2020

Pessimism Returns to Brexit Talks as Hopes for Deal Slip Away
Bloomberg, August 20, 2020

Bangladesh Needs Free Trade Agreement with the UK
The Daily Star, August 20, 2020

New U.S.-U.K. Trade Agreement Must Prioritize American Intellectual Property
Newsweek, August 19, 2020

Mini Trade Deal ‘Stuck’ as US Now Wants India to Buy $6 Billion of Agriculture, Dairy Goods
The Print, August 19, 2020

Thailand Hopes to Join CPTPP Free Trade Agreement Despite Growing Opposition
Channel News Asia, August 19, 2020


West Coast Trade Report
Pacific Merchant Shipping Association, August 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



Communist China and the Free World’s Future Speech by Secretary Michael Pompeo
U.S. Department of State, July 23, 2020

Fact check: Pompeo’s Fact-Twisting
China Speech Versus the Truth

XinhuaNet, August 24, 2020

U.S. and China Hold Phone Call on Phase One Trade Agreement
CNBC, August 24, 2020

China Is Hungry for Imported Farm Goods
Amid Demand Recovery

Bloomberg, August 24, 2020

China’s Withering Influence: UK Poised to Join Trade Bloc to ‘Lessen’ Beijing’s Grip
Express UK, August 21, 2020

Trump Administration Reassures Apple, Other Firms on Using WeChat in China
Bloomberg, August 21, 2020

U.S. and China to Hold Trade Talks in the Coming Days, Chinese Commerce Ministry Says
CNBC, August 20, 2020

U.S.-China Trade Talks Delayed, Not Derailed
The Wall Street Journal, August 19, 2020

No New U.S.-China Trade Talks Scheduled: White House Chief of Staff
The New York Times, August 19, 2020

US Suspends Extradition and
Tax Agreements with Hong Kong

AP, August 19, 2020

Virus Era Threatens Europe’s War on Dirty Imports
American Journal of Transportation, August 24, 2020

Reconsidering Post-Coronavirus China Investment Strategies
The Japan Times, August 23, 2020

EU Trade Chief Fights to Keep His Job After Pandemic Stumble
American Journal of Transportation, August 23, 2020

Japan, India and Australia to Seek Supply Chain Pact
American Journal of Transportation, August 21, 2020

Europe Battles Virus Spike With No Appetite for New Lockdowns
Bloomberg, August 21, 2020

Drought and Rain are Reshaping Global Grain Trade Routes
American Journal of Transportation, August 19, 2020

ECB Says Efforts to Keep Euros Flowing Globally Help Economy
Bloomberg, August 19, 2020

Taiwan to Further Free Up Economy, Aiming to Become Asian Financial Hub
Reuters, August 18, 2020





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