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Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Featured Headlines

California’s Export Trade
Resurgent in Latest Numbers

Beacon Economics, September 3, 2020


U.S.-China Relations in 2020: Enduring
Problems and Emerging Challenges Agenda

U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission,
September 9, 2020


New EU Trade Commissioner

President von der Leyen on the Composition
of the College (Appointment of New Trade Commissioner Valdis Dombrovskis)

European Commission, September 8, 2020

EU Makes Latvia’s Dombrovskis
Trade Chief to Deal With U.S.

Bloomberg, September 8, 2020

New E.U. Trade Chief Will Lead Prickly
Talks With China. And U.K. And U.S.

The New York Times, September 8, 2020

CalChamber Companies in the News

September Issue Featuring CalChamber Board Member Margaret Wong of McWong International
IBNewsmag, September 2020

Wells Fargo Gives $1 Million in Scholarships to Bridge Financial Gaps Faced by Students Amidst COVID-19
Wells Fargo Newsroom, September 2, 2020

Ford’s Global Caring Month Promotes ‘Acts of Kindness,’ Invites Employees to Recognize Nonprofits Amid Global Pandemic
Ford, September 1, 2020

Johnson & Johnson Announces Agreement in Principle with Government of Canada to Supply its COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate
Johnson & Johnson, August 31, 2020

Trade Policy

From the White House

Statement by the President Regarding Economic Normalization between Serbia and Kosovo
September 4, 2020

August Jobs Report: Economy Continues to Rebound As Unemployment Rate Drops
September 4, 2020

President Donald J. Trump Announces Intent to Nominate Christopher Liddell for Secretary General of OECD
September 2, 2020

President Donald J. Trump Is Working to Stop Evictions and Protect Americans’ Homes During the COVID-19 Pandemic
September 1, 2020

From the U.S. Trade Representative

Federal Agencies Outline Plan to Help Farmers of Seasonal and Perishable Fruits and Vegetables
September 1, 2020

From the U.S. Department of State

Announcing the Indo-Pacific Business Forum 2020
September 6, 2020

Economic Normalization between Kosovo and Serbia
September 4, 2020

Imposing Sanctions on Entities for Engaging in Transactions Related to Iran’s Petroleum and Petrochemical Industry
September 3, 2020

Update on U.S. Withdrawal from the World Health Organization
September 3, 2020

Recent Developments in Venezuela
September 3, 2020

Advancing Reciprocity in U.S.- China Diplomatic Relations
September 2, 2020

Secretary Pompeo to Participate in Virtual U.S.-ASEAN, East Asia Summit, ASEAN Regional Forum, Mekong-U.S. Partnership Foreign Ministers Meetings September 9-11
September 2, 2020

Briefing With Acting Assistant Secretary for Western Hemisphere Affairs Michael G. Kozak On U.S. Economic and Trade Agenda in the Hemisphere
September 1, 2020

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

EXIM Chairman Kimberly Reed Statement Regarding Economic Normalization Between Serbia and Kosovo
September 5, 2020

EXIM Expands U.S. Small Business Eligibility for Export Financing by Adopting U.S. Small Business Administration Standard
September 4, 2020

From the Bureau of Economic Analysis

U.S. International Trade in Goods and Services, July 2020
September 3, 2020

From the World Trade Organization

Director General Selection Process Moves into Next Stage Following End of the Summer Campaign Stage on September 7th

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

WTO to Launch Selection Process for New Chief
Korea Times, September 7, 2020

WTO Says Ag Trade Faring “Better” During COVID; Producers Feeling Pressure
DRG News, September 6, 2020

WTO May Be Facing Most Turbulent Point in Its History
Bloomberg, September 6, 2020

India, China Join Other BRICS Nations to Support WTO
Deccan Herald, September 5, 2020

DDG Wolff: Trade, Global Cooperation Can Best Deliver Adequate Medical Supplies
September 4, 2020

DDG Agah Launches Preparatory Process for WTO’s End-of-Year Trade Monitoring Reports
September 4, 2020

What to Know About the Race to Lead the WTO
Council on Foreign Relations, September 3, 2020

DDG Wolff: Regular Discussion of Specific Trade Concerns Helps to Reduce Trade Friction
September 2, 2020

WTO Hopeful Okonjo-Iweala Balances Nigeria, US Citizenships
American Journal of Transportation, September 2, 2020

Trade Agreements

US Trade Talks a Boon for Taiwan
Taipei Times, September 7, 2020

UK Ready for Australia-Style Rules If Can’t Do EU Trade Deal: Raab
Reuters, September 6, 2020

Britain to ‘Prosper Mightily’ With or Without Free Trade Deal
The Irish Times, September 6, 2020

There’s No Better Time for Taiwan to Seal a Trade Deal with the US and Bolster its Economy
South China Morning Post, September 4, 2020

Second Round of Cambodian Korean Free-Trade Agreement Concludes
Khmer Times, September 3, 2020

US-India Trade Deal Ready, Can Be Finalised Either Before or Soon After US Polls, Says Piyush Goyal, September 2, 2020

UK/Japan Trade Deal Good for Consumers, Companies, Johnson Tells Abe
Reuters, September 2, 2020


Federal Plan Will Support Specialty Crop Growers Impacted by Unfair Trade
Brownfield News, September 4, 2020

Plan in Place to Investigate Mexican Fruit and Vegetable Imports into U.S.
Growing Produce, September 3, 2020

Trump Will Seek to Make Top Aide First American to Lead OECD
American Journal of Transportation, September 3, 2020

US Trade Deficit Surges in July to Highest in 12 years
AP, September 3, 2020


Legislature Fumbles Chance to Boost Economic Recovery
CalChamber, September 8, 2020

CalChamber Status Update Report on Major Legislation for Business
CalChamber, September 4, 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 Launches Initiative to Set
Global Data-Security Rules

The Wall Street Journal, August 8, 2020

Trump Vows to Sharply Scale
Back U.S.-China Economic Ties

Bloomberg, September 7, 2020

U.S. Weighs Barring Products
with Cotton from China’s Xinjiang

American Journal of Transportation, September 7, 2020

China Set to Be Top World Corn
Buyer on Crop Woes and Demand

American Journal of Transportation, September 7, 2020

Joe Biden’s China Journey
The New York Times, September 6, 2020

China Plays Increasingly Key Role
in Services Trade: Senior WTO Official

XinhuaNet, September 5, 2020

The US Versus Chinese Investment In Africa
Forbes, September 4, 2020

Decoupling with US Would Cut
China’s Growth to 3.5%, Says Study

American Journal of Transportation, September 3, 2020

US Tech Bans, Pandemic No
Match for Asia’s Electronics Rebound

American Journal of Transportation, September 2, 2020

Xi Doubles Down on Domestic
Focus as US Relations Fray

American Journal of Transportation, September 1, 2020


Japan’s Economy Shrinks 28% in 2Q, Worse Than 1st Estimate
AP, September 8, 2020

Farmers Shunning Sugar May Leave Europe More Reliant on Imports
American Journal of Transportation, September 8, 2020

Sterling Drops as Escalating Brexit Tensions Threaten Possible Trade Deal
CNBC, September 7, 2020

Shinzo Abe’s Successor Must Maintain a Delicate Balancing Act
Financial Times, September 6, 2020

Why EU Cheese Gas Left Holes in Every Round of Trade Negotiations
The Times UK, September 3, 2020

Canadian Trade Recovers to Within 5% of Pre-Pandemic Levels
American Journal of Transportation, September 3, 2020

U.S. Seeks Mexico Talks Over Perishable Imports in Bid to Bolster U.S. Farmers
Reuters, September 1, 2020

Germany Cushions Pandemic Blow by Weaning Itself Off Exports
American Journal of Transportation, September 1, 2020

European Union: Entry Into Force of New VAT E-Commerce Legislation Postponed to 1 July 2021
Global Compliance News, August 29, 2020

Quarterly Report on Intellectual Property Rights Protection in Taiwan
Intellectual Property Office, Ministry of Economic Affairs, April – June 2020


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