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Tuesday, November 3, 2020

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CalChamber Companies in the News

Amazon Announces First Fulfillment Center in North Dakota
American Journal of Transportation, October 30, 2020

United Airlines Launches World’s First Free Transatlantic COVID-19 Testing Pilot
United, October 29, 2020

CalChamber Member IBM’s Unique Partnership in Australia Will Foster the Next Generation of Cyber Security Experts
IBM Newsroom, October 28, 2020

Wonderful Pistachios Achieves Billion-Dollar Brand Milestone
Wonderful, October 27, 2020

Trade Policy

From the White House

Memorandum on Protecting Jobs, Economic Opportunities, and National Security for All Americans
October 31, 2020

Put the American People First, Not China
October 30, 2020

Proclamation to Modify Duty-Free Treatment Under the Generalized System of Preferences and for Other Purposes
October 30, 2020

The Great American Recovery: Third Quarter GDP Blows Past Expectations
October 29, 2020

From the U.S. Department of Commerce

Secretary Ross Touts Record GDP Growth with Florida Business Leaders
October 30, 2020

From the U.S. Trade Representative

USTR Announces GSP Enforcement Action, Country Successes, and New Eligibility Reviews
October 30, 2020

United States and European Union Hold Third Joint Committee Meeting under Bilateral Agreement on Prudential Measures Regarding Insurance and Reinsurance
October 30, 2020

Statement from the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative on the WTO Director-General Selection Process
October 28, 2020

From the U.S. Department of State

On U.S. Intent to Open an Embassy in Maldives
October 28, 2020

The United States Partners with Australia and Japan to Expand Reliable and Secure Digital Connectivity in Palau
October 29, 2020

2020 Indo-Pacific Business Forum Promotes Free and Open Indo-Pacific
October 29, 2020

Secretary Pompeo Travels to Vietnam To Demonstrate Support for a Strong, Prosperous, and Independent Vietnam
October 29, 2020

United States – Iceland Memorandum for Economic Cooperation
October 28, 2020

Inaugural United States-Thailand Energy Policy Dialogue Joint Press Statement
October 28, 2020

Secretary Michael R. Pompeo Travels to Indonesia To Underscore Shared Vision of a Free and Open Indo-Pacific Region
October 28, 2020

Secretary Pompeo Travels to Maldives to Announce New U.S. Presence in Key Indo-Pacific Nation
October 28, 2020

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

EXIM Director Pryor Participates in Global Trade Review’s GTR U.S. 2020 Virtual Conference
November 3, 2020

EXIM Establishes New Tied Aid Credit Fund Procedures
October 30, 2020

EXIM Further Extends COVID-19 Temporary Relief Measures Through April 30, 2021
October 30, 2020

EXIM Chairman Reed and Senior Officials Participate in 2020 Indo-Pacific Business Forum to Promote Two-Way Trade and Investment Throughout the Region
October 29, 2020

EXIM and USA Healthcare Alliance Announce Memorandum of Understanding at 2020 Indo-Pacific Business Forum
October 29, 2020

EXIM Chairman Kimberly Reed Meets With State Counsellor of Myanmar Aung San Suu Kyi to Discuss Economic Development and Job Creation
October 27, 2020

From the World Trade Organization

Director General Race

WTO Leadership Race Hits New Hurdle
as Geneva Lockdown Returns

Bloomberg, November 2, 2020

WTO Leadership Race Upended
by Trump Now Hinges on US Election

American Journal of Transportation, October 29, 2020

Members Indicate Strong Preference for Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as DG but US Objects
October 28, 2020

U.S. State Department Cable Signals
Support for South Korean in WTO Race

Politico, October 28, 2020

Hong Kong, China Initiates Dispute Complaint Against US Origin Marking Requirements
November 3, 2020

DDG Wolff: Pandemic Crisis Highlights Need for Enhanced Cooperation
November 3, 2020

DDG Wolff Underlines Central Role of SPS Agreement in Facilitating Trade in Safe Food
November 2, 2020

DDG Wolff Urges Start of “Serious Discussion” on WTO Reforms
October 30, 2020

Anti-Dumping Committee Holds First 2020 Meeting
October 28, 2020

Trade Agreements

EU, UK so Far Fail to Bridge Gaps to Secure Trade Deal
Reuters, November 3, 2020

UK and Kenya Secure a Trade Agreement
UK Government, November 3, 2020

Negotiations on the UK’s Future Trading Relationship with the US: Update
UK Parliament, November 2, 2020

From Strength to Strength: Kenya-US Partnership from AGOA to FTA
The Star, November 1, 2020

Free Trade Agreement Talks Continue Between Thailand and EU
The Thaiger, October 31, 2020

Colombia Approves Trade Agreement with the United Kingdom
Fresh Plaza, October 30, 2020

Free Trade Deal Between EU, Canada Produces Win-Win Results in Past 3 Yrs
XinhuaNet, October 30, 2020

Zambian Cabinet Approves Ratification of African Free Trade Agreement
XinhuaNet, October 27, 2020


US Construction Spending Up Again, Rises 0.3% in September
AP, November 2, 2020

U.S. Manufacturing Gauge Expands at Fastest Pace Since 2018
Bloomberg, November 2, 2020

Rapid Harvest Means Export Tailwinds for American Farmers
Bloomberg, October 30, 2020

Gross Domestic Product, Third Quarter 2020 (Advance Estimate)
Bureau of Economic Analysis, October 29, 2020

A Biden Win Could Renew A Democratic Split on Trade
The New York Times, October 28, 2020

U.S. Goods-Trade Gap Unexpectedly Narrows on Drop in Imports
Bloomberg, October 28, 2020

Year-to-Date Visits to the US from People on Student Visas and Other Travelers
International Trade Administration, October 2020


CalChamber Best Business Votes 2020
CalChamber, October 23, 2020

More International Articles


China to Halt Key Australian Imports in Sweeping Retaliation
American Journal of Transportation, November 3, 2020

Here’s What Economists are Saying about China’s New 5-Year Plan
American Journal of Transportation, October 29, 2020

China Focuses on Building its Own Core Tech as U.S. Curbs Supply
Bloomberg, October 29, 2020

Pompeo’s ‘Strong Remarks’ are Needed to Send a Message to China, says Former Indian Ambassador
CNBC, October 28, 2020

China-Australia Relations: What Has Happened Over the Last Six Months?
South China Morning Post, October 28, 2020

Data Show Chinese Students are Steering Clear of the US
Quartz, October 28, 2020


Investment Trends Monitor: 2020 H1 FDI Down 49%. Biggest Declines in Europe and the United States. Outlook Negative as New Project Announcements Drop 37%.
UNCTAD, October 2020

Taiwanese Growth Rebounds on Export Boom and Domestic Stimulus
American Journal of Transportation, October 30, 2020

Transatlantic Trade War Brews as EU Eyes Nov. 10 Tariff Strike
Bloomberg, October 30, 2020

Swiss Debut Tunnel for Shipping Goods From Rotterdam to Genoa
Bloomberg, October 29, 2020

ECB Signals Further Stimulus Ahead to Prop Up Struggling Economy
The Wall Street Journal, October 29, 2020

Surge in Virus Threatens to Reverse Global Economic Rebounds
AP, October 28, 2020

Mexico’s Exports Grow in September for 4th Month, but at Slower Pace
XinhuaNet, October 27, 2020

Peru’s Machu Picchu Reopening Sunday After Pandemic Closure
AP, October 27, 2020


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