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Tuesday, November 10, 2020

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Interview with Consul General
of the Republic of Korea in San Francisco,
Joon-yong Park – Economic/Cultural
Vitality Provides Base for More
Growth in Win-Win Partnership

CalChamber, November 6, 2020


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President-Elect Joe Biden
Official Transition Website

Biden Transition Agency Review Teams
(Including the Office of the United States
Trade Representative led by Jason Miller)

Speech by President von der Leyen
at the EU Ambassadors’ Conference 2020

European Commission, November 10, 2020

CalChamber Congratulates
President-Elect, VP-Elect

CalChamber, November 9, 2020


California Secretary of State
General Election Results

Ballot Measures Mostly Do No Harm
CalChamber, November 9, 2020

CalChamber Companies in the News

Verizon Joins the World Economic Forum’s Trillion Trees Platform
Verizon Newsroom, November 10, 2020

Boeing Secures More Than $800M in Middle East Training and Support Contracts
Boeing Newsroom, November 10, 2020

Sempra Energy And Salk Institute Announce Project To Advance Plant-Based Carbon Capture And Storage Research
Sempra Energy, November 9, 2020

Amazon Expands in Brazil, Riding E-Commerce Boom Set Off By COVID-19 Distancing
Reuters, November 8, 2020

Trade Policy

From the White House

Administration Issues Joint Strategic Plan on Intellectual Property
November 9, 2020

From the U.S. Department of Commerce

U.S. Economy Adds 638,000 Jobs as Unemployment Rate Falls to 6.9%
November 10, 2020

From the U.S. Trade Representative

United States Responds to European Union Tariff Announcement
November 9, 2020

USTR Statement on Successful Conclusion of Steel Negotiations with Mexico
November 5, 2020

From the U.S. Department of State

Building on the Strong U.S.-Europe Relationship Responding to Global Humanitarian Needs
November 10, 2020

The United States and Kuwait Launch Fourth Strategic Dialogue
November 9, 2020

From the Bureau of Economic Analysis

U.S. International Trade in Goods and Services, September 2020
November 4, 2020

From the World Trade Organization

DDG Wolff: WTO Accession is a Catalyst for Domestic Reform and Economic Growth
November 8, 2020

DDG Wolff Shares Views with International Agency Heads on Future of Multilateral Cooperation
November 6, 2020

General Council Meeting on DG Selection Postponed
November 6, 2020

Working Group Finalises Package of Declarations and Recommendations to Assist Small Business
November 5, 2020

New WTO Paper Explores Linkages Between Trade and The Spread of Diseases of Animal Origin
November 5, 2020

Trade Agreements

Asian Leaders Plan to Strike RCEP Trade Deal on Sunday Without India
The Japan Times, November 9, 2020

UK, EU Make One More Push for Elusive Brexit Trade Deal
ABC News, November 9, 2020

U.S. Voices Disappointment on EU Move to Impose Tariffs
Reuters, November 9, 2020

US Trade Pact Talks Still Likely
Taipei Times, November 9, 2020

Indonesia Looks to Secure Limited Trade Deal with US After Washington Extends its GSP Access
South China Morning Post, November 9, 2020

EU to Impose Tariffs on Up to $4 Billion of U.S. Products
CNBC, November 9, 2020

UK Sees Goodwill for Brexit Trade Deal, Open to ‘Sensible’ Fishing Compromise
Reuters, November 8, 2020

Mexico Agrees to Monitor Exports of Certain Steel Products – USTR
Yahoo Finance, November 5, 2020

China’s Xi Says Country Will Speed Up Trade Talks with EU, Japan and South Korea
CNBC, November 4, 2020

Biden Would Want the U.S. to Rejoin Trans-Pacific Partnership, Leading China Watcher Says
CNBC, November 3, 2020


U.S.-China Trade Tensions Won’t Be Going Away Under Biden’s Administration
CNBC, November 9, 2020

Biden Is Expected to Review Trump’s Trade Tariffs
The Wall Street Journal, November 9, 2020

Imports Set New ‘Peak Season’ Record as Retailers Prepare for Holidays
American Journal of Transportation, November 9, 2020

U.S. Trade Deficit Narrowed in September as Exports Rose
The Wall Street Journal, November 4, 2020


In Global Trade, California Will Have
an Ally in a Biden Administration

CalMatters, November 9, 2020

More International Articles

China’s Regulators Prepare to Roll Out New Antimonopoly Rules
The Wall Street Journal, November 10, 2020

China Exports Roar Ahead; Trade Surplus With U.S., World Widens
The Wall Street Journal, November 7, 2020

EU Cuts 2021 Economic Outlook as Virus Spreads
AP, November 5, 2020

Canada’s Trade Deficit Stays Elevated on Import Rebound
American Journal of Transportation, November 4, 2020

Being Tough on China is What Unifies a Polarized U.S., Former Trade Negotiator Says
CNBC, November 4, 2020

China’s Xi to Lay Out Trade Challenge Facing Next U.S. President
American Journal of Transportation, November 3, 2020

China Halts Ant Group’s IPO, Throwing Ma Empire Into Turmoil
Bloomberg, November 3, 2020

China Turns to Lobsters, Wine and Coal to ‘Punish’ Australia
Bloomberg, November 3, 2020

Canada Makes Plan to Evacuate its Citizens from Hong Kong
The Guardian, November 3, 2020

Europe and the US are Drifting Apart on Tech. Joe Biden Wouldn’t Fix That.
Politico, November 3, 2020


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