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Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Featured Headlines


Interview with Consul General of Belgium, Ambassador Gunther Sleeuwagen –
Highly Diversified, Shared Connections Form Network for Growing Trade Relations

CalChamber, October 16, 2020


United States and Brazil Update Agreement on
Trade and Economic Cooperation with New
Protocol on Trade Rules and Transparency

U.S. Trade Representative, October 19, 2020

U.S. and Brazil Must Reduce
Dependence on China Imports: Pompeo

Reuters, October 19, 2020

U.S. Steps Up Cooperation with
Brazil for Post-Pandemic Recovery

Reuters, October 19, 2020


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

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CalChamber Companies in the News

Lockheed Martin Poised To Deliver On National Priority For Homeland Defense
Lockheed Martin, October 16, 2020

Cal Chamber Member Rio Tinto Partners with Geocycle Canada and Lafarge Canada for Circular Economy Project
Rio Tinto, October 16, 2020

Blue Diamond Unveils Bold New Look for Its Nut-Thins® Snack Crackers
Blue Diamond Growers, October 14, 2020

Siemens Mobility to Deliver 109 Light Rail Vehicles for Düsseldorf and Duisburg
Siemens Mobility, October 13, 2020

Trade Policy

From the White House

Joint Statement by the United States, the Kingdom of Bahrain, and the State of Israel
October 19, 2020

Memorandum on Stopping Counterfeit Trafficking on E-Commerce Platforms Through Fines and Civil Penalties
October 13, 2020

From the U.S. Department of Commerce

Remarks by Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at the U.S.-UAE Strategic Dialogue
October 20, 2020

Secretary Ross Highlights Commerce Actions Supporting Strategy for Critical and Emerging Technologies
October 15, 2020

Secretary Ross Announces National Grant Competition to Support America’s Response to the Coronavirus Pandemic
October 14, 2020

From the U.S. Trade Representative

Applications for Inclusion on the Binational Panels Roster Under the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement
Federal Register Notice, October 19, 2020

USTR Announces Enforcement Action to Block Illegal Timber Imports from Peru
October 19, 2020

Ambassador Robert Lighthizer Issues Statement Concerning the Caribbean Basin Economic Recovery Act
October 13, 2020

From the U.S. Department of State

U.S. Nominates Christopher Liddell for OECD Secretary General
October 20, 2020

Secretary Pompeo to Launch Inaugural U.S.-UAE Strategic Dialogue
October 19, 2020

Secretary Michael R. Pompeo At the Three Seas Virtual Summit and Web Forum
October 19, 2020

The Transatlantic Alliance Goes Clean
October 17, 2020

Registration for the 2020 Virtual Indo-Pacific Business Forum Is Open
October 16, 2020

The United States and the Republic of Korea Advance Economic Cooperation at the 5th Senior Economic Dialogue
October 16, 2020

United States Releases National Strategy for Critical and Emerging Technologies
October 15, 2020

From the International Trade Administration

U.S. Department of Commerce Determines That Belarus Remains a Non-Market Economy
October 19, 2020

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

EXIM Chairman Kimberly Reed, National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien, U.S. Delegation Conclude Successful First Day of Economic Discussions in Brazil
October 19, 2020

ICYMI: “Battling China’s Predatory Economics to Bring Back Jobs” By National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien and EXIM Chairman Kimberly Reed
October 19, 2020

EXIM Chairman’s Council on China Competition Holds First Meeting for 2020-2021
October 18, 2020

EXIM Chairman Reed Underscores EXIM’s Commitment to Investing in Africa During Atlantic Council and U.S. International Development Finance Corporation Conference with Thousands of Attendees
October 17, 2020

EXIM Chairman Kimberly Reed Joins National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien on U.S. Delegation Trip to Brazil to Highlight the Robust U.S.-Brazil Relationship
October 17, 2020

From the World Trade Organization

Revitalizing the World Trade Organization
The Atlantic Council, October 2020

Members Discuss Intellectual Property Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic
October 20, 2020

New Portal Reveals Progress in Attaining Trade-Related Sustainable Development Goals
October 20, 2020

WTO Boss’ Recent Early Exit a Warning Shot to Multilateralism
SwissInfo, October 17, 2020

New WTO Publication Addresses Common Questions About Trade and the Environment
October 16, 2020

Short Answers to Big Questions on the WTO and the Environment
October 16, 2020

New WTO Report Looks at the Global Intellectual Property System and COVID-19
October 15, 2020

Hong Kong Denounces US ‘Made in China’ Label Demand to WTO
American Journal of Transportation, October 15, 2020

Trade Agreements

Brexit Brinkmanship: UK Says No to More EU Trade Talks
Reuters, October 18, 2020

Japan to Support the United Kingdom Joining the Trans-Pacific Partnership
Modern Tokyo Times, October 18, 2020

Biden Warns US-UK Trade Deal Will Not Happen if Belfast Agreement Undermined
The Irish Times, October 18, 2020

Turkey, Ukraine Committed to Making Free Trade Deal, Reaching $10B in Trade, Erdoğan Says
Daily Sabah, October 16, 2020

India is ‘Unlikely to Re-Think Rejection of Huge Trade Deal’
Khmer Times, October 16, 2020

United States and Fiji Sign Trade and Investment Framework Agreement
U.S. Embassy in Fiji, October 16, 2020

The China-Cambodia FTA to Become Cambodia’s First Bilateral Free Trade Agreement
ASEAN Briefing, October 15, 2020

What Next for Brexit? Trade Talks are Stuck Ahead of the UK’s Self-Imposed Deadline
CNBC, October 14, 2020

U.S. Congress Passes Haiti-Led Trade Agreement Between America And The Caribbean
The Haitian Times, October 14, 2020


U.S. Borders with Canada, Mexico to Stay Closed to Non-Essential Travel Until Nov. 21
Reuters, October 19, 2020

Coronavirus Pandemic Putting Damper on Holiday Shopping Season
The Wall Street Journal, October 18, 2020

U.S. Budget Deficit Breached $3.1 Trillion in 2020 as Pandemic Slammed Economy
The Washington Post, October 16, 2020

CPA Letter on Renewal of Generalized System of Preference
Coalition for a Prosperous America, October 15, 2020

US Transportation Secretary Chao Announces Over $220 Million in Grants for America’s Ports
American Journal of Transportation, October 15, 2020


Many California Wineries Will Make No Wine This Year Because of Wildfire Smoke
San Francisco Chronicle, October 17, 2020

Record September Volume Leads to Busiest Quarter Ever at Port of Los Angeles
Port of Los Angeles, October 14, 2020

Port of Long Beach’s Cordero Reports 12.5% Jump in September Container Volumes
American Journal of Transportation, October 14, 2020

California Tourism Industry Pushes for Safe, Responsible Travel
CalMatters, September 18, 2020

More International Articles


China’s Economy Plows On
as World’s Only Major Growth Engine

Bloomberg, October 18, 2020

U.S.’s China Hawks Drive Hard-Line
Policies After Trump Turns on Beijing

The Wall Street Journal, October 16, 2020

China’s Economic Squeeze
on Australia Extends to Cotton

The Wall Street Journal, October 16, 2020

China Set to Pass Law
Protecting Vital Tech from US

American Journal of Transportation, October 16, 2020

China’s Rebound Helps Lift Japanese Businesses
The Wall Street Journal, October 15, 2020

Release of the Hong Kong Autonomy Act Report
U.S. Department of State, October 14, 2020

China Exports Supercharged by
Medical Equipment and Work-From-Home Gear

The Wall Street Journal, October 13, 2020

The Four Albatrosses Weighing Down Xi Jinping
Nikkei Asian Review, October 7, 2020

Will China Let Belt and Road Die Quietly?
Nikkei Asian Review, February 15, 2019

South Korea’s Trade Dependency Slips in 2019 Amid Sluggish Reports
The Korea Herald, October 18, 2020

Charting the Economy: Europe Stumbles Through a Rough Week
Bloomberg, October 16, 2020

Exclusive: U.S. Offers Tariff Truce if Airbus Repays Billions in Aid
Reuters, October 15, 2020

Top EU Trade Official Exhorts Lawmakers to Reject Trump’s Lobster Deal
Politico, October 15, 2020

Bolsonaro Weighs Huawei Ban From 5G Network, Cabinet Member Says
Bloomberg, October 15, 2020

Container Transshipment Ports See Heavy September Cargo Rollovers, Reveals Latest Ocean Insights Data
American Journal of Transportation, October 15, 2020

“This is a War”: Cross-Border Fight Over Water Erupts in Mexico
The New York Times, October 14, 2020

Enhanced Quad Will Provide Foundation for Indo-Pacific Stability
Nikkei Asian Review, October 14, 2020

Countries Rush to Hoard Food as Prices Rise and Covid Worsens
Bloomberg, October 13, 2020

Cuba Prepares for ‘Profound Transformation’ of its Monetary System, Urges Calm
NBC News, October 13, 2020

France Reinstates Digital Tax, Courting Trade War
Politico, October 14, 2020

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