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13th Anniversary Edition – Trade Update

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world for your continued interest and support.

Thirteen years ago, on October 1, 2007, the
California Council for International Trade (CCIT) merged with the California Chamber
of Commerce International Trade Committee to
create the CalChamber Council for International Trade, which expands California’s voice on trade.

Please visit the CalChamber’s “History of the CCIT.”

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Susanne Stirling, Vice President, International Affairs
Nikki Ellis, Assistant, International Affairs

And thanks to the
CalChamber Communications Department!

Ann Amioka, Vice President, Communications
Steve Dormann, Web Managing Editor
Neil Ishikawa, Art Director
Lisa Haggard, Communications Assistant


Final Status Report on Major Business Bills
CalChamber, October 2, 2020

California Capitol

A Review of 2020 Gubernatorial Bills Actions
Fox & Hounds, October 1, 2020


Special Report: November Ballot Measures: CalChamber Presents Concise Ballot Guide
CalChamber, October 2, 2020


California’s Export Trade
Resurgent in Latest Numbers

CalChamber, October 6, 2020


House GOP China Task Force
Releases Recommendations

The Hill, September 30, 2020

View the China Task Force Report here.

CalChamber Companies in the News

Schwab Completes Acquisition of TD Ameritrade
Charles Schwab, October 6, 2020

More than 175 Small Businesses Find Opportunity at Walmart’s First-Ever Virtual Open Call for U.S. Manufactured Products
Walmart, October 2, 2020

2020 Rocket Mortgage Classic Generates More Than $2.7 Million for Nonprofits, Including More Than $2.4 Million for Landmark Digital Inclusion Initiative
Quicken Loans, September 29, 2020

CalChamber Member Walmart Orders Tesla Semi Electric Trucks
ElecTrek, September 29, 2020

Trade Policy

From the White House

Proclamation on Made In America Day and Made In America Week, 2020
October 3, 2020

September Jobs Report Shows American Grit
October 2, 2020

From the U.S. Department of Commerce

Manufacturing Day 2020
October 2, 2020

Manufacturing Still Among Top Five U.S. Employers
October 2, 2020

Joint Communique from the U.S.-Brazil CEO Forum
September 30, 2020

From the U.S. Trade Representative

USTR Initiates Vietnam Section 301 Investigation
October 2, 2020

USTR Requests the International Trade Commission Commence a Section 201 Global Safeguard Investigation for Blueberries
September 29, 2020

From the U.S. Department of State

Secretary Michael R. Pompeo Opening Remarks at Quad Ministerial
October 6, 2020

Joint Statement Regarding the Vision for Advancing the U.S.-Bangladesh Economic Partnership
October 5, 2020

The United States and Japan Reaffirm Strong Ties and Shared Democratic Values
October 5, 2020

Secretary Pompeo Travels to Croatia to Promote Security Alliance and Economic Ties
October 1, 2020

Statement on the Importance of the EU and U.S. Partnership for Security Telecommunications Infrastructure
October 1, 2020

U.S. Engagement in the Pacific Islands: 2020 Pacific Pledge
October 1, 2020

Promoting Economic Prosperity Along the U.S.-Mexico Border During COVID-19
September 30, 2020

Joint Statement on the Japan-United States Strategic Energy Partnership (JUSEP)
September 30, 2020

The United States and Italy: Longstanding Partners, Friends
September 30, 2020

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

EXIM Celebrates Made in America Day and Made in America Week
October 5, 2020

EXIM Chairman Kimberly Reed Joins President of Colombia Iván Duque Márquez in Addressing U.S.-Colombia Business Summit
October 1, 2020

Chairman Reed Highlights EXIM’s Commitment to Enhancing Economic Cooperation with Bangladesh
September 30, 2020

EXIM Advisory Committee Conducts First Open Meeting for 2020-2021, with a Focus on Competition with China, COVID-19 Relief Measures
September 30, 2020

EXIM Completes “All America Initiative,” Holds Events in All 50 States, Five Territories, and the District of Columbia
September 30, 2020

EXIM Chairman Reed Highlights U.S. Export Financing Tools with 55 American Chambers of Commerce Around the World
September 29, 2020

From the World Trade Organization

Trade Shows Signs of Rebound From
COVID-19, Recovery Still Uncertain

October 6, 2020


Second Phase of DG Selection Process Ends on October 6, Final 2 Candidates To Be Announced

DDG Yi: Today’s Thriving Knowledge Economy is the Result of 25 Years of TRIPS Agreement
October 5, 2020

EU Throws Its Weight Behind Nigerian, Korean WTO-Head Contenders
Bloomberg, October 5, 2020

DDG Wolff: Q&A on the COVID-19 Pandemic and Trade
October 2, 2020

DDG Wolff: WTO Needs a More Robust Agricultural Rule Book
October 2, 2020

WTO and UNCTAD Welcome Pamela Coke-Hamilton as New International Trade Centre Head
October 2, 2020

Moon Seeks Germany’s Support for Selection of WTO Chief
The Korea Times, October 1, 2020

British WTO Candidate Woos Europe with Job Promise
Yahoo Finance, October 1, 2020

DDG Wolff: I am Optimistic About Improving Transparency at the WTO
October 1, 2020

WTO Backs EU Tariffs on $4 Billion U.S. Goods Over Boeing Subsidies: Sources
CNBC, September 30, 2020

WTO Members Review Four Regional Trade Agreements Between Developing Countries
September 29, 2020

Trade Agreements

Brazilian Official: U.S., Brazil to Announce Initial Trade Package this Month
Inside Trade, October 5, 2020

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

EU, UK to Step Up Brexit Talks to Try to Close ‘Significant Gaps’ Over Trade Deal
Reuters, October 3, 2020

Vietnam, United Kingdom Eye Free Trade Agreement
The Diplomat, October 2, 2020

50 U.S. Senators Call for Talks on Trade Agreement with Taiwan
Reuters, October 1, 2020

First-Generation Free Trade Agreement Between Colombia and Israel
Market Screener, October 1, 2020

Relaunching the Transatlantic Trade Agenda: a European Perspective
The Atlantic Council, September 30, 2020

Norway Tries to Seal FTA with China This Year, but Complications Abound
Seafood Source, September 30, 2020


U.S. International Trade in Goods
and Services, August 2020

Bureau of Economic Analysis, October 6, 2020

FDA and Mexico Sign Statement of Intent Forging Food Safety Partnership
U.S. Food and Drug Administration, October 5, 2020

U.S. Steps Up Efforts to Counter China’s Dominance of Minerals Key to Electric Cars, Phones
The Wall Street Journal October 5, 2020

U.S. Calls for WHO Reforms, Timely Information on Outbreaks
Reuters, October 5, 2020

U.S. to Investigate Vietnam for Currency Manipulation
The Wall Street Journal, October 2, 2020

Trade and American Jobs: The Impact of Trade on U.S. and State-Level Employment: 2020 Update
Business Roundtable, October 2020

Reengaging the Asia-Pacific on Trade: A TPP Roadmap for the Next U.S. Administration
Asia Policy Institute, September 30, 2020

Commerce Announces Non-Profit Partnerships to Address Trade Barriers on American Goods
International Trade Administration, September 29, 2020


Governor Newsom Selects Justice Martin
Jenkins (Ret.) for California Supreme Court

Office of Governor Gavin Newsom, October 5, 2020

Port of Oakland Maritime Director Brandes Predicts “Strong” Fourth Quarter
American Journal of Transportation, October 6, 2020

Port of Long Beach Achieves Clean Air Goals
American Journal of Transportation, October 2, 2020

Maersk Updates Transpacific West Coast Peak Season for North American Customers
American Journal of Transportation, October 2, 2020

More International Articles


Top China Critic Becomes Its Defender
The New York Times, October 6, 2020

US, Europe and UK Must Unite
to Keep Chinese Tech at Bay

Financial Times, October 5, 2020

China Memos for the Next President
The Wire China, October 4, 2020

China is Winning the War for Global Tech Dominance
The Hill, October 4, 2020

China Is Not Even Close To Meeting
Phase One Trade Deal Agreements

Forbes, October 2, 2020

US Makes Fresh Pitch to Latin Americ
a in Bid to Counter China’s Influence

The Guardian, October 1, 2020

EU Leaders Will Call for Rebalancing
Relationship with China

AJoT, September 29, 2020

Japan’s Cable Deal with Chile Showcases Its Quiet Engagement in Latin America
World Politics Review, October 5, 2020

Brexit Timeline: One Month to Get a Deal or Messy Breakup
American Journal of Transportation, October 5, 2020

Two-Speed Europe Sees Germany Thriving as Rest of Region Suffers
Bloomberg, October 5, 2020

Mexico Unveils Private-Backed $14 Billion Investment Plan to Lift Ailing Economy
Reuters, October 5, 2020

Saudi Business Leader Calls for Boycott of Goods from ‘Hostile’ Turkey
Reuters, October 4, 2020

Africa Union Tackles Non-Tariff Barriers
All Africa, October 4, 2020

ECB Must Prepare to Issue a Digital Euro, Panetta Says
Reuters, October 2, 2020

Europe Moves to Sue Britain Over Breaching Brexit Withdrawal Deal
The Washington Post, October 1, 2020

Pandemic Pushes Millions of Shoppers Online in Latin America
France24, October 1, 2020



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