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Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Featured Headlines


Young, Tech Savvy Population Provides
Strong Core for Building Future Investment: Interview with the Consul General of Indonesia

CalChamber, September 29, 2020


World Merchandise Trade Fell 14% in Volume,
21% in Value in Q2 Amid Global Lockdown

World Trade Organization, September 23, 2020


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CalChamber Companies in the News

The Wonderful Company Launches $1 Million Wonderful Innovation Challenge
The Wonderful Company, September 28, 2020

CalBio, Dairy Farmers and Chevron Announce First RNG
Chevron, September 24, 2020

AT&T Delivers 5G & Networking Capabilities to Air Force Bases
AT&T, September 23, 2020

Johnson & Johnson Initiates Pivotal Global Phase 3 Clinical Trial of Janssen’s COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate
Johnson & Johnson, September 23, 2020

The Wonderful Company Announces Recipients of Its $1 Million Covid-19 Relief Fund
The Wonderful Company, September 22, 2020

Trade Policy

From the White House

Statement from the Press Secretary Regarding the United States-United Kingdom Special Relationship Economic Working Group Meeting
September 25, 2020

From the U.S. Department of Commerce

Commerce Department Statement on U.S. District Court Ruling on TikTok Preliminary Injunction
September 27, 2020

The U.S. Department of Commerce Concludes Successful Women’s Global Trade Empowerment Forum Highlighting Importance of Women Exporters
September 25, 2020

Remarks by Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at the Corporate Council on Africa’s United Nations General Assembly Forum on Morocco
September 23, 2020

Commerce Playing Key Role in COVID-19 Response and Recovery
September 23, 2020

Remarks by Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at the 38th American-Turkish Conference
September 22, 2020

From the U.S. Department of State

Joint Statement Regarding the High-Level Review of the U.S.-Greece Strategic Dialogue
September 28, 2020

U.S.-Australia-India-Japan Consultations (“The Quad”)
September 25, 2020

Declaration of the United States of America and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland on Cooperation in Artificial Intelligence Research and Development: A Shared Vision for Driving Technological Breakthroughs in Artificial Intelligence
September 25, 2020

Joint Press Statement on the 11th U.S.-Japan Policy Cooperation Dialogue on the Internet Economy
September 24, 2020

Eleventh U.S.-Vietnam Political, Security and Defense Dialogue
September 23, 2020

United States – Estonia Joint Statement on Secure Telecommunications Infrastructure
September 23, 2020

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

EXIM Approved 169 Small Business Authorizations Totaling $209.8 Million and Supporting 800 U.S. Jobs in August 2020
September 29, 2020

EXIM Chairman Kimberly Reed Joins 16 U.S. Ambassadors to European Nations at September Summit in Luxembourg to Engage in Strategic Discussions
September 27, 2020

EXIM Staff Travels to Morocco, Underscores Support for U.S. Exports to the Region
September 25, 2020

EXIM Chairman Reed Highlights EXIM Successes During National Small Business Week
September 25, 2020

EXIM Chairman Reed Renews Commitment to U.S.-Africa Trade in Remarks to Corporate Council on Africa
September 24, 2020

EXIM Chairman Reed Highlights EXIM Support for California Businesses at Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce World Trade Week
September 23, 2020

EXIM Staff Travels to Serbia to Advance Historic Kosovo-Serbia Agreement to Pursue Economic Normalization
September 22, 2020

From the World Trade Organization

Letter: U.S. Agriculture Stakeholders Urge
Congress to Maintain Membership
in the World Trade Organization

Corn Refiners Association, September 23, 2020

DDG Wolff: Trade is the Best Option for Ensuring Supply of Essential Goods
September 29, 2020

Panel Established to Review China’s Compliance with Farm Subsidy Ruling
September 28, 2020

US Appeals Panel Report Regarding US Duties on Canadian Softwood Lumber
September 28, 2020

DDG Wolff: The Next Step to Reform the WTO Must Not Be Deferred
September 28, 2020

UK Trade Minister Truss Says ‘Serious Issues’ at WTO
Reuters, September 28, 2020

Trade Minister Yoo Myung-hee Kicks Off Europe Campaign for WTO Race
The Korea Times, September 27, 2020

Structured Discussions on Investment Facilitation for Development Move into Negotiating Mode
September 25, 2020

WTO Members Intensify Work on Technical Barriers to Trade
September 24, 2020

Why the WTO Is Caught in Trump’s Trade-War Crossfire
Bloomberg, September 24, 2020

Open Trade and Multilateral Farm Policy Reforms Vital for Food Security Goals: DDG Wolff
September 23, 2020

Launch of “The State of Agricultural Commodity Markets 2020”
September 23, 2020

WTO Members Consider EU-Armenia, MERCOSUR-Israel Trade Agreements
September 23, 2020

Trade Agreements

Japan and Australia Wary of China as RCEP Talks Enter Last Stretch
Nikkei Asian Review, September 29, 2020

Vietnam and UK Foreign Ministers to Meet for Trade Deal
Nikkei Asian Review, September 29, 2020

Turkish, Ukrainian Business People Eye Free Trade Deal
Anadolu Agency, September 28, 2020

EU Negotiators Willing to Work on Legal Agreement with UK – The Times
Reuters, September 28, 2020

UK Would Like to Reach Trade Agreement with U.S. by Mid-Next Year, Says Minister
Reuters, September 28, 2020

EU Tells U.K. It’s Time to Commit to Key Elements of Trade Deal
American Journal of Transportation, September 25, 2020

US-Africa Trade Relations: Why is AGOA Better Than a Bilateral Free Trade Agreement?
Brookings Institute, September 24, 2020

African Free Trade Agreement Needs Legal Backing, Says Lawan
All Africa, September 23, 2020

The Advantages of Free-Trade Agreements with Asia— Gilad Cohen, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Israel
Everything Experiential, September 23, 2020

EU Conditions Ratification of Trade Deal with Mercosur: France and Germany Lead Objections
MercoPress, September 22, 2020


US Goods-Trade Deficit Widens to Record $82.9 Billion in August as Imports Surge
Business Insider, September 29, 2020

U.S. International Investment Position, Second Quarter 2020
Bureau of Economic Analysis, September 29, 2020

USITC Release Report Concerning Proposed Modifications to the U.S. Generalized System of Preferences
U.S. International Trade Commission, September 28, 2020

U.S. Durable-Goods Orders Slow While Business Investment Sturdy
American Journal of Transportation, September 25, 2020

U.S. Department of Commerce Issues Affirmative Preliminary Antidumping Duty Determinations on Imports of Prestressed Concrete Steel Wire Strang From Eight Countries
International Trade Administration, September 24, 2020


Joseph I. Castro Appointed Eighth CSU Chancellor
CalState, September 23, 2020

Port of Oakland Strategy, Investments Will Lead to Business Recovery
American Journal of Transportation, September 28, 2020

Wildfire, Climate, Virus Pose Triple-Threat to Key California Tourism, Wine Industries
The Sacramento Bee, September 26, 2020

West Coast Trade Report
Pacific Merchant Shipping Association, September 2020

More International Articles


China’s Economic Recovery
Leaves the Bottom 60% Behind

Bloomberg, September 28, 2020

China Calls WTO Ruling
on Trump’s Tariffs ‘Objective and Fair’

Reuters, September 28, 2020

China’s Largest Chipmaker
Sinks After U.S. Restrictions

American Journal of Transportation, September 28, 2020

China’s Empty Promises in the South China Sea
U.S. Department of State, September 27, 2020

China’s Environmental Abuses
U.S. Department of State, September 25, 2020

US-China Phase One Tracker:
China’s Purchases of US Goods

Peterson Institute for International Economics, September 25, 2020

State Legislatures and the China Challenge
U.S. Department of State, September 23, 2020

To Counter China, We Must
Strengthen Ties with Europe

The Bulwark, September 22, 2020

South Africa, China to Revamp 10-Year Strategic Cooperation Plan
American Journal of Transportation, September 28, 2020

Switzerland Referendum: Voters Reject End to Free Movement with EU
BBC, September 27, 2020

Chile’s President Launches $2 Billion Plan to Bring Back Jobs Lost During Pandemic
Reuters, September 27, 2020

Europe Invites a Trade Battle in its Fight Against Shipping Pollution
The Wall Street Journal, September 27, 2020

The EU Announces its First Ever Plan to Regulate Cryptocurrencies
CNBC, September 24, 2020

Russia’s Dominance of the Wheat World Keeps Growing
American Journal of Transportation, September 23, 2020

The Legacy of Japan’s Abe: A Bridge to the US, a Great Wall Against China
The Hill, September 22, 2020

G20 Trade and Investment Ministerial Meeting Communique
G20, September 22, 2020

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