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Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Featured Headlines

usa_japan_ca_flagsLongtime Commercial Relations Promote Opportunities to Form Reliable Partnerships:
A View from Japan

CalChamber, September 18, 2020


CalChamber Quarterly Economic Report:
To ‘V’ or Not to ‘V,’ That is the Question…

CalChamber, September 18, 2020


Global Trade Returns Faster Than Expected
The Wall Street Journal, September 20, 2020


California International Affairs
and Trade Development Interagency
Committee Virtual Meeting

Wednesday, September 30, 2020 1:00pm – 3:00pm


AmCham Mexico’s Americas Business
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September 29 to October 1st
Registration informational video.


Revamped North American Rebound website.
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CalChamber Companies in the News

Verizon Foundation Commits $300,000 to West Coast Wildfires and Hurricane Sally Relief Efforts
Verizon, September 18, 2020

BP and Microsoft Form Strategic Partnership to Drive Digital Energy Innovation and Advance Net Zero Goals
BP, September 15, 2020

Amazon to Hire 100,000 in US, Canada as E-Commerce Surges Amid Pandemic
The Epoch Times, September 14, 2020

Trade Policy

From the White House

Remarks by President Trump to the 75th Session of the United Nations General Assembly
September 22, 2020

Proclamation on National Small Business Week, 2020
September 19, 2020

President Donald J. Trump Announces Intent to Nominate and Appoint Individuals to Key Administration Posts (Including Ambassador to Qatar)
September 15, 2020

Abraham Accords: Declaration of Peace, Cooperation, and Constructive Diplomatic and Friendly Relations
September 15, 2020

Incomes Hit a Record High and Poverty Reached a Record Low in 2019
September 15, 2020

From the U.S. Department of Commerce

Briefing on Iran Arms EO and AEOI Sanctions
September 21, 2020

Statement on Delayed Prohibitions Related to TikTok
September 19, 2020

Commerce Department Prohibits WeChat and TikTok Transactions to Protect the National Security of the United States
September 18, 2020

From the U.S. Trade Representative

USTR Announces Fiscal Year 2020 Allocation of Additional Tariff-Rate Quota Volume for Raw Cane Sugar
September 22, 2020

USTR Statement on Canadian Aluminum
September 15, 2020

WTO Report on US Action Against China Shows Necessity for Reform
September 15, 2020

From the U.S. Department of State

The Return of UN Sanctions on the Islamic Republic of Iran
September 19, 2020

The United States All-of-Government Response to COVID-19 in Pacific Island Countries
September 18, 2020

Joint Statement of the Third U.S.-Qatar Strategic Dialogue
September 18, 2020

Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting with CARICOM Secretary-General LaRocque
September 18, 2020

Colombia and the United States: Strengthening Our Partnership
September 18, 2020

The United States and Brazil Reaffirm Strong Ties and Shared Democratic Values
September 18, 2020

Joint Statement on Internet Shutdowns in Belarus
September 17, 2020

United States – Republic of Lithuania Memorandum of Understanding on 5G Security
September 17, 2020

Guyana and the United States: More Than 50 Years Of Friendship
September 16, 2020

Suriname: Democratic Success, New Opportunities
September 16, 2020

On Yoshihide Suga’s Election as Prime Minister of Japan
September 16, 2020

From the Bureau of Economic Analysis

U.S. International Transactions, Second Quarter 2020
September 18, 2020

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

EXIM Extends Assistance to Customers and Lenders in Federal Disaster Areas Affected by Recent Wildfires and Hurricanes
September 16, 2020

ICYMI: EXIM 2020 Annual Conference Underscores Agency’s Commitment to Empowering U.S. Businesses and Workers
September 16, 2020

EXIM and U.S. International Development Finance Corporation Sign Letters of Interest with Serbia and Kosovo Supporting the Peace Highway
September 15, 2020

From the World Trade Organization

DDG Wolff Urges G20 Trade Ministers to Step Up Engagement on WTO Reform
September 22, 2020

DDG Wolff: WTO Reform Crucial to Restoring Confidence in the Trading System
September 21, 2020

WTO Members to Discuss Proposals to Enhance Special Treatment for Developing Countries
September 21, 2020

WTO Members Narrow Field of DG Candidates
September 18, 2020

Factbox: Who’s Bidding to Be Next World Trade Organization Chief?
Reuters, September 18, 2020

DDG Wolff: Time for All Countries to Work to Improve the Rules of Multilateral Trade
September 17, 2020

Services Trade Barometer Signals Resilience in Key Sectors Amid Overall Decline
September 17, 2020

Field for Top WTO Cut Down as Three Candidates Depart
Bloomberg, September 17, 2020

Agriculture Discussions to Enter New Phase This Month
September 16, 2020

Trade Agreements

Thailand to Host Public Forum on EU-Thai Free Trade Agreement
Foreign Brief, September 22, 2020

Business Groups Warn ‘Clock is Ticking’ for Canada-U.K. Trade Deal
CBC, September 21, 2020

Finalizing FTAs Will Be a Boost for Southeast Asian Economy
The Jakarta Post, September 21, 2020

India Engaging with ASEAN to Review FTA
Financial Express, September 18, 2020

Canada Drops Free Trade Talks with China: The Globe and Mail
Reuters, September 18, 2020

Taiwan Confirms China Has Not Ended Trade Agreement
Taiwan News, September 17, 2020

Cambodia’s Free Trade Agreement with China
Asia & The Pacific Policy Society, September 16, 2020

Australia Eyes Trade With India as China Spat Exposes Dependence
Bloomberg, September 15, 2020

UK’s Johnson Tells EU to Agree Trade Deal by Oct. 15 or ‘Move On’
Reuters, September 15, 2020


Brady Remarks in Support of Caribbean Basin Trade Partnership Extension
GOP House Ways and Means Committee, September 22, 2020

U.S. Senator Introduces Bill to Protect Taiwan from China’s Aggression
Focus Taiwan, September 19, 2020

US Diplomat Keith Krach Meets Taiwanese Leaders but New Dialogue Still Being Planned
South China Morning Post, September 18, 2020

U.S.-Mexico Border Closure Extended Days After State Dept. Lifts ‘Do Not Travel’ Advisory
The Washington Post, September 18, 2020

U.S. Details Up to $14 Billion in New Aid for Farmers
Reuters, September 17, 2020

An Allied Approach to Semiconductor Leadership
Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, September 17, 2020

Canada Border to Be Shut Through Oct. 21, If Not Longer
The Buffalo News, September 16, 2020

Affirming American Leadership: A Call to Action
Center for Strategic and International Studies, September 16, 2020


Israeli Firefighter in California: ‘The Mind Can’t Understand the Size of This Fire’
The Jewish News of Northern California, September 18, 2020

Sonoma’s Vaunted Wineries Embrace Online Sales, Budget Pricing to Woo Pandemic Drinkers
The Washington Post, September 15, 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



Resetting the Relationship Based
on Reciprocity by The Honorable Terry
Branstad, U.S. Ambassador to China

U.S. Department of State, September 2020

Ex-UK Cyber Chief Warns of Chinese Data Grab
Politico, September 21, 2020

Trump Approves Oracle’s
Proposed Deal with TikTok

Politico, September 19, 2020

China, Once Germany’s Partner in Growth,
Turns Into a Rival

The Wall Street Journal, September 17, 2020

Chile’s President Calls for Modernizing UN to Tackle Global Challenges
XinhuaNet, September 22, 2020

How Technology Shapes Globalization
The Hill, September 21, 2020

Bolsonaro Says U.S. to Give Brazil Extra Sugar Import Quota
Reuters, September 21, 2020

State of the Union Address by President von der Leyen at the European Parliament Plenary
European Commission, September 16, 2020

Lithuania, Poland and Romania to Ask EU Leaders to Offer Trade, Visa-Free Travel to Belarus
Reuters, September 21, 2020

Trump Aide Leading Latin American Banks Wants Unifying Agenda
Bloomberg, September 17, 2020

Yoshihide Suga Is Japan’s New Prime Minister. Here’s What That Means for the U.S.
Time, September 17, 2020

UK Foreign Secretary Blames EU for Threat to Irish Border
Politico, September 16, 2020

U.S. Versus China: Japan’s New Prime Minister’s Tough Balancing Act
The Wall Street Journal, September 16, 2020

Food Exporters in Australia Struggle as China Relations Sour
Bloomberg, September 17, 2020

World Economy Seen Withstanding Virus Better Than Forecast
Bloomberg, September 16, 2020



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