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Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Featured Headlines

WTO Panel Issues Report Regarding
US Tariffs on Chinese Goods

WTO, September 15, 2020

U.S. Violated Trade Rules With
Tariffs on China, WTO Says

Bloomberg, September 15, 2020

U.S. Blocks Certain Chinese
Products Over Forced Labor

Politico, September 14, 2020


U.S. Presents Plan to Drop Duties on Aluminum Imports After Canada Threatens Retaliation
CBC, September 15, 2020


Von der Leyen Delivers ‘State of Union’
Speech This Week (Wednesday)

EU Observer, September 14, 2020

Tear Down Your Barriers, EU Says
After Summit with China’s Xi

Reuters, September 14, 2020


UK Secures Agreement with Japan
on First Post-Brexit Trade Deal

Reuters, September 11, 2020

UK’s Post-Brexit Plan Puts Trade Deal
with the EU — and the U.S. — at Risk

CNBC, September 10, 2020

Pelosi Warns ‘No Chance’ of US-UK Trade
Deal if Brexit Undermines Good Friday Accord

Fox News, September 10, 2020

CalChamber Companies in the News

United Plans India, Africa Flights to Diversify Route Map
American Journal of Transportation, September 10, 2020

UPS Holiday Season Hiring Will Top 100,000 Amid E-Commerce Boom
American Journal of Transportation, September 9, 2020

Amazon’s Beaumont Fulfillment Center is Now Open for Business
Amazon, September 9, 2020

Trade Policy

From the White House

President Donald J. Trump is Promoting Peace and Stability in the Middle East
September 15, 2020

President Donald J. Trump Has Brokered a Historic Deal Between Israel and the Kingdom of Bahrain
September 11, 2020

President Donald J. Trump Announces Intent to Nominate the Following Individual to a Key Administration Post (Including Ambassador to Afghanistan)
September 10, 2020

From the U.S. Department of Commerce

U.S. Department of Commerce Releases Enhanced Steel Import Monitoring and Analysis System
September 11, 2020

Remarks by Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at the Department of Commerce’s Investment Advisory Council
September 10, 2020

From the U.S. Trade Representative

Joint Statement on U.S.-Brazil Trade in Ethanol
September 11, 2020

U.S.-Brazil Digital Trade Letter
CCIA, September 10, 2020

From the U.S. Department of State

Joint Press Statement of the Fifth United States-Republic of Korea Information and Communication Technology Policy Forum
September 14, 2020

Public Session of the Biennial Review Under the United States-Singapore Memorandum of Intent on Environmental Cooperation
September 14, 2020

Launch of the Mekong-U.S. Partnership: Expanding U.S. Engagement with the Mekong Region
September 14, 2020

Secretary Michael R. Pompeo At the U.S.-Qatar Strategic Dialogue
September 14, 2020

The Cyprus Center for Land, Open-Seas, and Port Security
September 12, 2020

Election of Mauricio Claver-Carone as President of the Inter-American Development Bank
September 12, 2020

Intersessional Meeting of the U.S.-India 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue
September 11, 2020

The Enduring U.S. Commitment to ASEAN
September 11, 2020

Welcoming the Launch of Afghanistan Peace Negotiations
September 10, 2020

United States-ASEAN Strategic Partnership
September 9, 2020

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

EXIM Signs Memorandum of Understanding with U.S. Department of Commerce Minority Business Development Agency
September 14, 2020

EXIM Chairman Kimberly Reed and USDA Under Secretary Ted McKinney Sign EXIM-USDA Memorandum of Understanding to Increase U.S. Agricultural Commodity Exports and Support of America’s Farmers, Ranchers, and Agribusiness Supply Chains
September 11, 2020

EXIM Concludes 2020 Annual Conference “Keeping America Strong: Empowering U.S. Businesses and Workers”
September 11, 2020

Statement of the G12 Heads of Export Credit Agencies
September 9, 2020

EXIM Board Votes to Reform and Renew EXIM’s Public-Private Partnership with the Private Export Funding Corporation Following Comprehensive Public Review
September 9, 2020

From the World Trade Organization

DDG Wolff Cites Importance of Transparency, Cooperation in Dealing with Pandemic Challenges
September 15, 2020

WTO Members Discuss Participation of Developing Countries in World Trade
September 14, 2020

S. Korean Trade Minister to Head to Washington to Drum Up Support for Her Bid to Become WTO Chief
Yonhap News, September 14, 2020

Members to Debate How Aid for Trade Can Address COVID-19 Impact on Developing Countries
September 9, 2020

WTO Leadership Race Seen as Hostage to U.S. Election
Reuters, September 9, 2020

Chair Announces Programme of Trade Policy Reviews for Remainder of 2020
September 8, 2020

World Trade Organization: How an African Head Could Make a Difference
BBC, September 8, 2020

Trade Agreements

EU Trade: Speech by EVP Dombrovskis
at BusinessEurope Event “EU-US: How
to Build a Positive Agenda”

European Commission, September 14, 2020

U.S. Will Use Trade Talks to Pull UK into its ‘Regulatory Orbit,’ Expert Says
CNBC, September 15, 2020

UK Hopes to Formally Apply to Trans-Pacific Free Trading Group Next Year
Reuters, September 14, 2020

A UK-Canada Trade Deal is Now Back on the Table
Telegraph UK, September 14, 2020

No U.S. Mini Trade Deals in Pipe After Lobster Pact: EU’s Dombrovskis
Reuters, September 14, 2020

UK-Japan Trade Deal Shows Need for EU Pact
Financial Times, September 13, 2020

For Japan-U.K. Trade Deal, Speed Was of the Essence
The Japan Times, September 12, 2020

Brazil Extends Tariff-Free Ethanol Imports, Opens Trade Talks with U.S.
Reuters, September 11, 2020

Turkey, Azerbaijan Aim to Sign Free Trade Deal
Hurriyet Daily News, September 11, 2020

Senator Rubio Urges U.S. Commitment to Trade Deal with Taiwan
Focus Taiwan, September 11, 2020

FTA Talks with Russia, US, EU On Trade Policy Not Planned Around One Nation: Piyush Goyal
The Economic Times, September 10, 2020

UK Takes Major Step Towards Membership of Trans-Pacific Free Trade Area
Government of the UK, September 9, 2020

Israel-South Korea Free-Trade Agreement in Final Stages
The Algemeiner, September 9, 2020


U.S. Ambassador to China to Retire, Leave Beijing
Los Angeles Times, September 14, 2020

Airbus Set to Unveil Made-in-America A220, Cutting in on Boeing’s Home Turf
American Journal of Transportation, September 14, 2020

Trump’s Pick Elected to Run Latin American Development Bank
Politico, September 12, 2020

US Ends Airport Covid Screening of International Arrivals
American Journal of Transportation, September 10, 2020

Buchanan Opening Statement at Subcommittee Hearing on The Caribbean Basin Trade Partnership Act: Considerations for Renewal
GOP House Ways and Means Committee, September 10, 2020

Imports Spike as Economy Continues Recovery and Retailers Stock Up for Holidays
National Retail Foundation, September 9, 2020

USDA Announces $6.5 Million to Strengthen Markets for U.S. Agricultural Products
American Journal of Transportation, September 9, 2020

Who Will be the Biden Trade Czar if He Wins in November?
Reuters, September 8, 2020


Remarks by President Trump in a Ceremony Recognizing the California Army National Guard
White House, September 14, 2020

They Flew Into the Fire: How California National Guard Crews Rescued Hundreds in Creek Fire
McClatchy DC, September 7, 2020

Israeli Firefighters in the Field
with CalFire Colleagues

Israel Consulate in SF Facebook, September 5, 2020

60 Firefighters from Quebec Currently
in California to Help Battle Wildfires

Global News, September 4, 2020

Heroic Australian Firefighters Who Battled
Months of Horrific Bushfires Fly to
America to Help with California’s Blazes

Daily Mail, August 27, 2020

Trump Visa Restrictions Add Obstacle to California Winery Harvest Season: No International Interns
San Francisco Chronicle, September 11, 2020

California’s Export Trade Resurgent in Latest Numbers
CalChamber, September 11, 2020

Consulate General of Japan in San Francisco Marks 150th Anniversary
Rafu, September 8, 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



China’s Economy Picks Up Speed as
Shoppers, Moviegoers Return

The Wall Street Journal, September 15, 2020

CBP’s Continued Enforcement Actions
To Combat Forced Labor in China

U.S. Department of State, September 14, 2020

Beijing Will Impose ‘Reciprocal Restrictions’
on US Diplomats in China – Including Hong Kong

South China Morning Post, September 11, 2020

The Hypocrisy of the PRC’s Propaganda System
U.S. Department of State, September 9, 2020

China Proposes ‘Global Data Security Initiative’
New America, September 7, 2020

Trade as a Tool for an Efficient Recovery
IMF, September 14, 2020

Virus and Trade Woes Set to Cut Australian Farm Exports by 10%
Bloomberg, September 14, 2020

Morgan Stanley Hikes Chance of WTO-Style Brexit to 40%
Reuters, September 11, 2020

Global Economic Recovery Shows Signs of Slowing
The Wall Street Journal, September 11, 2020

Singapore, Japan to Start Reciprocal Business Travel Lane
American Journal of Transportation, September 11, 2020

EU Aims for Tight Grip on Digital Currencies to Stave Off Risks
Bloomberg, September 10, 2020

India Considers $23 Billion Package to Lure Global Manufacturers
American Journal of Transportation, September 10, 2020

Trade Shows Limp Back to Life After Lockdowns
The Wall Street Journal, September 9, 2020

France Says U.S. Blocking Global Digital Tax Talks
Reuters, September 9, 2020

Will Souring China-Australia Relations Force a Rethink on Trade?
France2r4, September 9, 2020

COVID-19 and the U.S.–Japan Trade Agreement, Phase 2
National Review, September 8, 2020

German July Trade Figures Point to Slow Recovery
Reuters, September 7, 2020

Why Ireland’s Border Remains a Brexit Sticking Point
Bloomberg, October 17, 2019



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