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Tuesday, September 1, 2020

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CalChamber Joins Canadians
in North American Rebound Campaign

CalChamber, September 1, 2020

Join the Canadian American Business
Council Rebound Campaign


Menedez, Rubio Lead Introduction of Groundbreaking Legislation to Strengthen
U.S. Competitiveness and Address
China’s Engagement in the Americas

Senate Foreign Relations Committee, August 14, 2020


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

CalChamber Companies in the News

Oracle Takes on Tech Skills Gap with Free Training
Oracle, September 1, 2020

The Coca-Cola Company Announces Key Leadership Appointments
Coca-Cola, September 1, 2020

The International Paralympic Committee And The Coca-Cola Company Announce Worldwide Paralympic Partnership
Coca-Cola, August 31, 2020

Ford Credit Offers Customers Financial Relief After California Fires, Iowa Storm, Hurricane Laura
Ford Media Center, August 31, 2020

First Israeli Commercial Flight Between Israel and UAE Takes to the Skies (on a Boeing 737)
CNN, August 31, 2020

Ford’s Project Apollo and Ford Fund to Deliver 10 Million Masks to At-Risk Communities Across the U.S.
Ford Media Center, August 28, 2020

Trade Policy

From the White House

Joint Statement by the United States, Israel, and the United Arab Emirates
August 31, 2020

Proclamation on Adjusting Imports of Steel into the United States
August 28, 2020

The Trump Administration Is Investing $1 Billion in Research Institutes to Advance Industries of the Future
August 26, 2020

President Donald J. Trump Is Lifting Up and Driving New Prosperity in Previously Forgotten American Communities
August 25, 2020

From the U.S. Department of Commerce

Op-Ed by Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross: Trump Continues to Fulfill his Promises on Trade
August 27, 2020

Commerce Department Adds 24 Chinese Companies to the Entity List for Helping Build Military Islands in the South China Sea
August 26, 2020

From the U.S. Trade Representative

President Trump Continues to Protect America’s Steel-Dependent National Security
August 31, 2020

From the U.S. Department of State

Deputy Secretary Biegun Remarks at the U.S.-India Strategic Partnership Forum
August 31, 2020

On the Resignation of Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe
August 29, 2020

Taiwan’s Removal of Restrictions on U.S. Exports of Beef and Pork
August 28, 2020

The Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations Awarded Engineering News-Record’s 2020 Global Best Project for New U.S. Consulate General
August 28, 2020

Joint Statement on the Seventh Meeting of the Japan-U.S. Comprehensive Dialogue on Space
August 27, 2020

U.S. Imposes Restrictions on Certain PRC State-Owned Enterprises and Executives for Malign Activities in the South China Sea
August 26, 2020

On China’s Continued Coercion of the United Kingdom
August 26, 2020

Designation of People’s Republic of China (PRC) Foreign National and Hong Kong Entity Under the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act
August 25, 2020

From the International Trade Administration

U.S. Department of Commerce Issues Affirmative Preliminary Determination in the Countervailing Duty Investigation of Imports of Mattresses from China
August 31, 2020

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

EXIM Further Extends COVID-19 Temporary Relief Measures Through October 31, 2020
August 31, 2020

EXIM Approved 162 Small Business Authorizations Totaling $167.4 Million and Supporting 600 U.S. Jobs in July 2020
August 31, 2020

EXIM Chairman Kimberly Reed Underscores Partnership with National Association of Federally-Insured Credit Unions in Support of U.S. Small Business Exporters
August 27, 2020

EXIM Board Votes to Notify Congress of Two Potential Transactions Totaling $400 Million to Support an Estimated 1,700 U.S. Jobs, and American Small Business Exports
August 27, 2020

From the World Trade Organization

Wanted: Thick-Skinned Maverick to Head Up World Trade Organization
The Guardian, September 1, 2020

DDG Wolff Announces Autumn Programme of WTO Accessions
September 1, 2020

How WTO Translators and Interpreters Enable International Trade
Slator, August 31, 2020

Damaged WTO Now Leaderless as Chief Azevedo Steps Down
Reuters, August 31, 2020

Panel Established to Review EU Safeguard Measures on Steel Imports
August 28, 2020

Guest View: Crisis Demands Reformer at WTO Helm
Reuters, August 27, 2020

WTO Issues New Report Regarding Impact of COVID-19 Crisis on Agricultural Trade
August 27, 2020

REPORT: COVID-19 and Agriculture: A Story of Resilience
August 26, 2020

WTO Issues New Report on How COVID-19-Related Restrictions on Cross-Border Mobility are Affecting Global Trade
August 26, 2020

China Needs to Make ‘a Greater, Clear Contribution’ to Solve Trade Disputes, WTO Hopeful Says
CNBC, August 26, 2020

World Trade Organization: Could There Be An African Director-General?
BBC, August 26, 2020

WTO Issues Call for Papers for New Trade Economist Thematic Award
August 26, 2020

Trade Agreements

Taiwan and US Move Closer to Bilateral Trade Agreement
Nikkei Asian Review, September 1, 2020

Israel Sees $6.5 Billion in Trade as UAE Peace Talks Start
Bloomberg, August 30, 2020

South Korea (and Philippines) Free Trade Deal Still Expected Before End of 2020 — DTI
BusinessWorld, August 30, 2020

India, ASEAN Countries Agree to Review Free Trade Agreement to Make it Simple, Facilitative
All India Radio, August 30, 2020

US Congressional Caucus Urges USTR to Push for Short-Term Trade Deal with India
Indian Express, August 29, 2020

Taiwan Eases U.S. Meat Limits in Step Toward Trade Talks
American Journal of Transportation, August 28, 2020

India to Execute Free Trade Agreement with Africa
Space in Africa, August 28, 2020

Gillibrand: USMC Trade Deal’s Dairy Provisions Must Be Enforced
Spectrum News, August 28, 2020

India Can Benefit from African Continental Trade Pact: MEA
Tribune India, August 28, 2020

GOP Lawmaker Says US-UK Negotiators Working ‘Fast and Furious’ on Trade Deal
The Hill, August 27, 2020

Japan and UK to Sign Equal-to-EU Trade Deal by September
Nikkei Asian Review, August 26, 2020

After Covid-19 Delay, the African Continental Free Trade Agreement is Back on the Negotiating Table
Business Maverick, August 25, 2020


U.S. Wants to Expand, Formalize Indo-Pacific Initiative: Biegun
Yonhap News Agency, August 1, 2020

US Treasury Says Vietnam Deliberately Weakened Currency
American Journal of Transportation, August 26, 2020


Blueprint for a Safer Economy
California For All, CA State Gov.


IBank California Infrastructure and Economic Development Bank’s New Website

Wildfires Again Threaten Business in California Wine Country
AP, August 30, 2020

Israeli Firefighters Land in San Francisco to Help Battle Wildfires
The Jewish news of Northern California, August 30, 2020

The 2020 Wildfires and Bay Area’s Food and Wine Supply: What You Need to Know
San Francisco Chronicle, August 27, 2020

More International Articles

COVID-19 Trackers

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

COVID-19 Tracker
Channel News Asia, September 2020

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

Global Dashboard on COVID-19
Government Policies

U.S. Chamber, September 2020

Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce Tracker
US Chamber, September 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



U.S. Extends Some China Tariff
Exclusions Only Through Year End

Reuters, September 1, 2020

Trump’s Tariffs? Coronavirus?
China’s Exports are Surging Anyway

The New York Times, August 31, 2020

U.S. and China Committed
to Phase One Trade Agreement

National Hog Farmer, August 28, 2020

China Still Buying $300 Billion
of Chips From U.S., Elsewhere

Bloomberg, August 26, 2020

Senior U.S., Chinese Officials Say They
Are Committed to Phase-One Trade Deal

The Wall Street Journal, August 24, 2020

Opening Up Post-COVID-19 Free Trade to Save the Planet
The Hill, September 1, 2020

Europe’s Inflation Plunge to Raise Red Flags at ECB
The New York Times, September 1, 2020

Japan, Australia and India to Launch Supply Chain Initiative
Bloomberg, August 31, 2020

Factories Shaking Off COVID-19 Gloom but Outlook Shaky
Reuters, August 31, 2020

As Scottish Independence Calls Grow, U.K. Trumpets Virtues of Unity
The Wall Street Journal, August 31, 2020

Why Vietnam Has Become a Promising Alternative for US Businesses in Asia
Vietnam Briefing, August 31, 2020

Abe’s Resignation Creates Uncertainty — and Opportunity — in US-Japan Relations
The Hill, August 30, 2020

Berlin Protest Against Virus Restrictions Ends in Clashes
Bloomberg, August 29, 2020

Global Trade’s Dependence on Dollars Lessens its Benefits
The Economist, August 29, 2020

Japan’s Leader Is Leaving. Here’s How It Might Pick a New One.
The New York Times, August 28, 2020

EU’s Dombrovskis Given Temporary Charge of Trade After Hogan Exit
Reuters, August 27, 2020

Hogan’s Exit Steepens Europe’s Already Hard Road to Trade Deals
Bloomberg, August 27, 2020

Latin America Reopening Countries Opening Borders For Tourism
Travel Off Path, August 27, 2020

U.S. Top Farm Negotiator Tones Down Approach to China Trade Deal
Bloomberg, August 27, 2020

U.K. Starts Research on Brexit Customs System Due in Four Months
American Journal of Transportation, August 27, 2020

5 Challenges for the EU’s New Trade Chief
Politico, August 27, 2020

China Belt and Road Plans for Australia Face Veto Under New Law
American Journal of Transportation, August 26, 2020

What Covid-19 is Revealing About Latin America’s Politics: Cynthia J. Arnson
Latin Trade, August 26, 2020

Panama Canal Extends Temporary Relief Measures for Customers to End of 2020
American Journal of Transportation, August 26, 2020


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