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Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Featured Headlines


Interview with Consul General of Israel
Shlomi Kofman – Similarities Foster
Bilateral Partnerships, Advances
in Health, Agriculture, Water

CalChamber, October 23, 2020

Also re-published in:
35 Years On, What Does the U.S.-Israel Free
Trade Agreement Mean to California?

The Jewish News of Northern California, October 26, 2020


CalChamber Vote Record: Major Bills 2020
CalChamber, October 23, 2020

CalChamber Companies in the News

IBM Unveils New Capabilities for Preserving Aging Infrastructure Using AI, 3D Modeling and Data Capture
IBM Newsroom, October 23, 2020

Johnson & Johnson Prepares to Resume Phase 3 ENSEMBLE Trial of its Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate in the U.S.
Johnson & Johnson, October 23, 2020

Enterprise Rent-A-Car Opens in Aruba and Panama, Expands in Brazil
Enterprise Holdings, October 21, 2020

Amazon Announces $100 Million Logistics Investment in Mexico
Reuters, October 21, 2020

Trade Policy

From the White House

President Donald J. Trump Brokers a Historic Peace Agreement Between Israel and Sudan
October 23, 2020

A Regulatory Reform Agenda That Benefits All Americans
October 22, 2020

From the U.S. Department of Commerce

U.S. Department of Commerce Strengthens Commercial Ties and Expands Digital Attaché Program in the UAE
October 23, 2020

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross Honors U.S. Companies With Presidential Award for Export Achievements
October 22, 2020

From the U.S. Trade Representative

Visas: Temporary Visitors for Business or Pleasure
Deadline for comments December 21, 2020

Interim. Report on the Economic and Trade Agreement Between the United States of America and the People’s Republic of China: Agricultural Trade
October 2020

USTR and USDA Release Report on Agricultural Trade Between the United States and China
October 23, 2020

From the U.S. Department of State

Introducing BridgeUSA: A New Brand Identity for the Exchange Visitor Program
October 27, 2020

Highlights of 2020 U.S.-India 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue
October 27, 2020

Joint Statement on the Third U.S.-India 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue
October 27, 2020

Secretary Pompeo Travels to Sri Lanka to Advance Indo-Pacific Ties
October 27, 2020

U.S.-Armenia-Azerbaijan Joint Statement
October 25, 2020

Secretary Pompeo Travels to India to Advance U.S.-India Comprehensive Global Strategic Partnership
October 25, 2020

Launch of the U.S.-EU Dialogue on China
October 23, 2020

Joint Statement on the Launch of the U.S.-UAE Strategic Dialogue
October 22, 2020

U.S.-Kenya Strategic Consultations
October 21, 2020

At the Virtual Launch of the Inaugural U.S.-UAE Strategic Dialogue
October 20, 2020

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

EXIM Chairman Kimberly Reed and Prime Minister of Vietnam Nguyen Xuan Phuc Discuss Bilateral Trade Balance, Important Role of EXIM in Facilitating Vietnam’s Purchase of More U.S. Energy, Infrastructure, and Health Care Exports
October 26, 2020

EXIM, U.S. Delegation Conclude Visit to Republic of Indonesia with Strengthened Economic Investment Commitment
October 25, 2020

The Export-Import Bank of the United States and the Republic of Indonesia Agree to Sign a $750 Million Memorandum of Understanding
October 25, 2020

EXIM Chairman Reed Underscores EXIM’s Commitment to Africa During Keynote Interview for Global Trade Review’s GTR Africa 2020 Virtual Conference
October 23, 2020

EXIM Board Votes to Notify Congress of Potential $500 Million Supply Chain Finance Guarantee Supporting an Estimated 1,900 Jobs Across the United States, Including in California, Florida, Kansas, New York, Texas, and Washington
October 22, 2020

EXIM Chairman Kimberly Reed, National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien, U.S. Delegation Conclude Economic Mission to Brazil With Strengthened Economic Alliance
October 22, 2020

EXIM Signs $1 Billion Memorandum of Understanding with Brazil Ministry of Economy in Ceremony with President Bolsonaro of Brazil and U.S. National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien
October 20, 2020

From the World Trade Organization

EU Backs Nigerian Candidate for WTO Top Job
Politico, October 26, 2020

Japan Decides Against Backing South Korean Nominee for WTO Chief
The Japan Times, October 26, 2020

Global Trade-Chief Race Slows
as U.S., EU Split on Finalists

Bloomberg, October 20, 2020

United States Appeals Panel Report Regarding US Tariffs on Chinese Goods
October 26, 2020

Boeing WTO Case: The EU Gets Formal Green Light to Impose Duties on U.S. Imports
European Commission, October 26, 2020

Services Trade Drops 30% in Q2 as COVID-19 Ravages International Travel
October 23, 2020

Negotiations on E-Commerce Continue, Eyeing a Consolidated Text by the End of the Year
October 23, 2020

WTO Hails United Nations on its 75th Anniversary
October 23, 2020

Members Discuss Proposals on Trade in Environmental and Agricultural Services
October 21, 2020

Members Cite Role of Trade Facilitation in Ensuring Access to Goods to Tackle COVID-19
October 21, 2020

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

EU Set to Gain WTO Clearance for U.S. Tariffs Next Week
Reuters, October 19, 2020

Trade Agreements

Singapore Targets More FTAs to Help Economy Recover from COVID
Big News Network, October 26, 2020

UK Hopes Japan Trade Deal Pays Digital Dividends and Paves TPP Path
Nikkei Asian Review, October 23, 2020

Japan, Britain Sign Free Trade Deal for Post-Brexit Era
AP, October 23, 2020

The USMCA Inflection Point: Plotting a Course for Free Trade Agreement Management – Which Way Will You Go?
Bloomberg, October 22, 2020

US, Britain Optimistic as Trade Talks on Goods and Tariffs Enter New Round
Deccan Herald, October 21, 2020

Israel-Korea Free Trade Agreement to Stress Tech Cooperation
Globes, October 21, 2020

Brexit Talks Set to Restart With Aim of Deal by Mid-November
Bloomberg, October 21, 2020

The Countdown to Implementing the African Continental Free Trade Area in East Africa
Brookings Institute, October 20, 2020

Brazil, U.S. Sign Memorandum of Understanding for Up to $1 Billion Trade Financing
Reuters, October 20, 2020


U.S. Warehouse Jobs Top Pre-Covid Level as Online Sales Boom
Bloomberg, October 27, 2020

U.S. Treasury’s Currency Report Likely Delayed Until After Election
Reuters, October 23, 2020

U.S. Economic Activity Picks Up While Europe’s Stalls
The Wall Street Journal, October 23, 2020


West Coast Trade Report: A First Glimpse at September
Pacific Merchant Shipping Association, October 2020

More International Articles


China Ramps Up Imports From U.S.
as Trade Deal Target Looms

Bloomberg, October 26, 2020

China Trade War Didn’t Boost
U.S. Manufacturing Might

The Wall Street Journal, October 25, 2020

China’s Purchases of U.S. Farm Goods at 71%
of Target Under Trade Deal: U.S.

Reuters, October 23, 2020

The WTO Couldn’t Change China,
so Robert Lighthizer Found Another Way

The Wall Street Journal, October 21, 2020

Memorandum on the Priorities
for 2021 Economic Talks with China

Peterson Institute for International Economics, October 2020

IMF: What We Can Expect for the Latin American and Caribbean Economy
World Economic Forum, October 26, 2020

Chile Embarks on Path to Drafting New Constitution After Referendum
Reuters, October 26, 2020

Global Shippers Surf Demand Wave Bound for Covid Economy Fog
Bloomberg, October 26, 2020

EU Permitted to Impose Duties on U.S. Imports in Boeing Case, Commission Says
Reuters, October 26, 2020

A Global Rebound Could Be Determined by How Freely Households Spend
The Wall Street Journal, October 25, 2020

U.S., India Expected to Sign Military Pact as China Prompts Closer Ties
The Wall Street Journal, October 25, 2020

AfCFTA – The Key to Ushering Trade and Investment to Africa
The National Law Review, October 25, 2020

World Bank Sees Slow Commodities Recovery After Virus Hit
Bloomberg, October 22, 2020

Eurozone Government Borrowing Soars as Countries Seek to Cushion Covid-19’s Blow
The Wall Street Journal, October 22, 2020

Protectionism in Africa Raises Concern Over Continent’s Free Trade Deal
Bloomberg, October 21, 2020

Global Trade Is Closing the Gap With Its Pre-Crisis Level
Bloomberg, October 20, 2020

Roundup: Diversified Chile-China Ties to Take Leap Forward, Say Experts
XinhuaNet, October 21, 2020

Brazil to Join OECD in a Year, Plans ‘Digital Bank’ IPO
Reuters, October 20, 2020


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