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Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Featured Headlines

CalChamber Participates in
National Virtual Trade Gathering

CalChamber, October 13, 2020



World Economic Outlook:
A Long and Difficult Ascent

International Monetary Fund, October 2020


GO-Biz Webinar: US-Mexico-Canada Agreement: Small and Medium Sized Enterprise’s: How
Can The New Agreement Work for You?

on Thursday, October 15 at 9:00am


U.S. Chamber’s Virtual U.S.-Israel Trade Forum

on Monday, October 26 at 9:00am PST

CalChamber Companies in the News

Comcast Offers Thousands of Grants, Equipment, Marketing and Tech Resources to Small Businesses Hardest Hit by COVID
Comcast, October 13, 2020

PepsiCo Provides Update on US$1 Billion Green Bond
PepsiCo, October 13, 2020

Blue Diamond’s September Receipts Reached 780 Million Pounds
Blue Diamond Growers, October 9, 2020

16 CalChamber Members Rank Among Top Corporate Solar Energy Users
CalChamber, October 9, 2020

CalChamber Members Verizon Business and Cisco Bringing 5G-Enabled, MEC Solutions to Sports and Entertainment Venues
Verizon, October 7, 2020

Trade Policy

From the White House

The Trump Administration Is Taking Action to Tighten Foreign Worker Visa Requirements and Protect American Workers
October 6, 2020

From the U.S. Department of Commerce

Made In America Week: Buy American, Hire American
October 10, 2020

Remarks by Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at the Rio Tinto Resolution Copper Site Visit Roundtable in Phoenix, Arizona
October 9, 2020

How the U.S. Department of Commerce Serves American Businesses at Home and Abroad
October 9, 2020

U.S. Department of Commerce Issues Affirmative Preliminary Antidumping Duty Determinations on Common Alloy Aluminum Sheet From 18 Countries
October 9, 2020

U.S. Department of Commerce Finalizes 20-Year Amendment to the Suspension Agreement on Uranium from the Russian Federation
October 6, 2020

From the U.S. Trade Representative

Initiation of Section 301 Investigation: Vietnam’s Acts, Policies, and Practices Related to Currency Valuation
Deadline for comments – November 12, 2020

Initiation of Section 301 Investigation: Vietnam’s Acts, Policies, and Practices Related to the Import and Use of Illegal Timber
Deadline for comments – November 12, 2020

Ambassador Robert Lighthizer issues Statement on Release of August 2020 Trade Data
October 6, 2020

From the U.S. Department of State

Secretary Pompeo to Launch U.S.-Saudi Arabia Strategic Dialogue
October 13, 2020

Joint Statement on Afghanistan – Turkmenistan – United States of America Trilateral Meeting
October 9, 2020

U.S. Government Effort Advances Cooperation on Shared Values with the Pacific Islands
October 8, 2020

United States and Japan Hold Bilateral Security Discussions
October 7, 2020

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

EXIM Signs $7 Billion Memorandum of Understanding with Romania’s Ministry for Economy, Energy and Business Climate
October 9, 2020

Readout from EXIM Chairman Kimberly Reed’s Meeting with U.S. Ambassador to the Kingdom of Denmark Carla Sands
October 9, 2020

Chairman Reed Announces All America Initiative Partnership with the National Association of State Chambers of Commerce During Keynote Remarks to The Economic Club of Florida
October 8, 2020

EXIM Chairman Reed Addresses White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders
October 8, 2020

EXIM Chairman Reed Underscores EXIM’s Role in Supporting U.S. Nuclear Energy Industry in the International Marketplace, Highlighting Opportunities for Civil Nuclear Cooperation Between the United States and Japan
October 8, 2020

From the World Trade Organization

In History-Making First, The World Trade Organization Will Be Led By a woman
ABC News, October 9, 2020

WTO Members Narrow Field of DG Candidates
October 8, 2020

WTO Will Decide on Next Director
General by November 7


WTO Arbitrator Issues Decision
in Boeing Subsidy Dispute

World Trade Organization, October 13, 2020

EU Has No Legal Basis to Impose Aircraft Tariffs WTO Award Relates Only to Now-Repealed Tax Break, Rejects EU Request on Other Measures
United States Trade Representative, October 13, 2020

Airbus: EU Says it Wants Subsidies Deal
with U.S. Not Tit-for-Tat Trade War

MarketScreener, October 13, 2020

Trade Has a Role to Play in Making the COVID-19 Response More Effective, Says DDG Agah
October 12, 2020

Seoul’s Top Trade Official to Visit Europe to Drum Up Support Her WTO Chief Race
The Korea Herald, October 12, 2020

Negotiations on an Investment Facilitation Agreement Show High Level of Engagement
October 9, 2020

WTO Launches New Import Licensing Platform
October 9, 2020

DDG Wolff: Open Markets Essential to Global Economic Recovery
October 9, 2020

WTO Issues New Edition of Trade Profiles Publication
October 8, 2020

Next Africa: A Chance to Be Heard at the WTO
Bloomberg, October 8, 2020

UK to Join Government Procurement Pact in its Own Right in the New Year
October 7, 2020

WTO Publishes List of COVID-19 Support Measures Adopted by Members
October 7, 2020

Race to the WTO Leadership Is Down to the Final Two Candidates
Bloomberg, October 7, 2020

Trade Agreements

Johnson’s Weekend Diplomacy Leaves EU Trade Deal in Balance
American Journal of Transportation, October 12, 2020

Maldives Considers Scrapping Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with China
The Economic Times, October 12, 2020

China Signs Free Trade Agreement with Cambodia
Reuters, October 11, 2020

New Blow to the EU-Mercosur Agreement
Fresh Plaza, October 9, 2020

Irish Foreign Minister Hopeful of Limited Brexit Trade Deal
Reuters, October 9, 2020

UK and Ukraine Sign Political, Free Trade and Strategic Partnership Agreement
Government of the United Kingdom, October 8, 2020

Brexit Deal Close but EU Seeks More Before Starting Final Talks
Reuters, October 9, 2020

Exclusive: ‘Big Progress’ in Brexit Talks Leaves EU Seeing Trade Deal Closer
Reuters, October 6, 2020

What Next For A U.S.-Taiwan Free Trade Agreement?
Forbes, October 5, 2020

Britain Open to Aussie-Style EU Trade Deal but Australia Wants More
Reuters, October 4, 2020


Trade Preference Programs are Critical to Our Economic Recovery, Especially Now
The Hill, October 12, 2020

Imports Set New Record as Retailers Replenish Inventories and Stock Up Early for Holidays
American Journal of Transportation, October 8, 2020

Overseas Chinese Students and Scholars in China’s Drive for Innovation
U.S. China Economic and Security Review Commission, October 7, 2020


California Ports 2020 Trade Numbers
California Ports, October 2020

More International Articles

IMF Estimates Global Covid
Cost at $28tn in Lost Output

The Guardian, October 13, 2020

India Turns to Economic Overhaul as Growth Prospects Slide Amid Coronavirus
The Wall Street Journal, October 13, 2020

China Bolsters its Dominance of Global Trade
American Journal of Transportation, October 13, 2020

As Coronavirus Infections Rise in Europe, So Do Travel Restrictions
The Wall Street Journal, October 12, 2020

Amid Political Rancor, Global Digital Tax Deal Pushed Back Until Mid-2021
Politico, October 12, 2020

Changing Places: The Pandemic Will Not End Globalisation, But it Will Reshape It
The Economist, October 8, 2020

UN Urges Latin America, Caribbean Must Boost Stimulus Amid Coronavirus
NBC News, October 7, 2020

Wanted: Global Digital Tax Push After Pandemic, U.S. Vote Stall Talks
Reuters, October 7, 2020



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