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Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Featured Headlines

US-Germany Flags
Interview with Consuls General of Germany
Stefan Schneider of Los Angeles and
Hans-Ullrich Südbeck of San Francisco –
Similar Positions in Tech Revolution Inspire
Climate Actions for a Sustainable Future

CalChamber, December 1, 2020


Global Trade Stages Rapid Recovery
The Wall Street Journal, November 25, 2020

Goods Barometer Signals Trade Resilience
Amid Ongoing COVID Concerns

World Trade Organization, November 20, 2020


Nearly 300 American Organizations
CallOn Congressional Leaders to
Renew GSP in the Lame Duck

December 1, 2020

The Coalition to Renew GSP sent a letter
to Congress today, December 1.
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GSP Saved American Companies $79 Million in September; $630 Million in First 9 Months of 2020
November 5, 2020

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CalChamber Companies in the News

UPS Awarded US Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s 2020 Citizens Award for Social and Community initiatives
American Journal of Transportation, November 20, 2020

Brazil Edges Toward Approval of Boeing’s 737 MAX After U.S. Move
Reuters, November 18, 2020

Trade Policy

From the White House

President Donald J. Trump Announces Intent
to Nominate and Appoint the Following
Individuals to Key Administration Posts

November 17, 2020

Including to the President’s Export Council:
Michael Stumo, CEO of the Coalition for
a Prosperous America, Pennsylvania Vegetable
Growers Association head Barron Hetherington;
former New Mexico GOP chair Deborah Maestas; Schuylkill, Pa., Chamber of Commerce CEO
Robert S. Carl, Jr.; Council for a Secure
America Director Roddey Dowd, Jr.;
and Richard Rigdon of Florida.

President Donald J. Trump Announces Intent to Nominate and Appoint Individuals to Key Administration Posts (Including U.S. Representative to ASEAN)
November 24, 2020

From the U.S. Department of Commerce

OECD Working Group on Bribery Issues Report Commending United States for Maintaining Leading Role in the Fight Against Transnational Corruption
November 18, 2020

From the U.S. Trade Representative

Joint Statement of the United States-Ecuador Trade and Investment Council
November 19, 2020

From the U.S. Department of State

Secretary Pompeo to Launch U.S.-Bahrain Strategic Dialogue
November 30, 2020

Joint Statement of the Fourth United States-Kuwait Strategic Dialogue
November 27, 2020

The United States and Saudi Arabia Advance Decades of Cooperation
November 22, 2020

Inaugural U.S.-Taiwan Economic Prosperity Partnership Dialogue
November 20, 2020

Joint Statement between the United States and Uzbekistan on the Successful Conclusion of 2020 Annual Bilateral Consultations and Commencement of a Strategic Partnership Dialogue
November 20, 2020

The U.S. Relationship with the United Arab Emirates Deepens
November 20, 2020

Marking of Country of Origin
November 19, 2020

Furthering Our Relationship with Israel
November 18, 2020

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

EXIM Seeks Public Comment on its Content Policy Specific to the Agency’s New “Program on China and Transformational Exports”
November 24, 2020

EXIM Chairman Kimberly Reed Joins National Security Advisor Ambassador Robert O’Brien on U.S. Delegation to Vietnam and the Philippines
November 18, 2020

EXIM’s U.S. Supply Chain Financing Factors Significantly in Maintaining Viability of U.S. Aircraft Manufacturing Jobs in Wake of COVID-19
November 18, 2020

EXIM Signs $750 Million Memorandum of Understanding with the Republic of Indonesia’s Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Planning
November 18, 2020

EXIM Sub-Saharan Africa Advisory Committee Conducts First Open Meeting for 2020-2021
November 18, 2020

EXIM Chairman Reed Addresses Technology & Manufacturing Association on How EXIM Can Help Expand Sales Abroad
November 18, 2020

From the World Trade Organization

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala: How Global and Local Experience Would Play Out in WTO Top Job
The Conversation, November 26, 2020

Okonjo-Iweala’s Chances for WTO
DG Brighten as Rival Withdraws

The Guardian, November 25, 2020

WTO to Host First Trade for Peace Week
November 25, 2020

TRIPS@25: Past, Present and Future of the Most Comprehensive IP Multilateral Treaty
November 24, 2020

DDG Wolff: “WTO Reform is Both Necessary and Feasible”
November 24, 2020

DDG Wolff Urges G20 Leaders to Back WTO Action to Support Economic Rebound, Pandemic Response and WTO Reform
November 21, 2020

WTO Maps Out Trade Issues Related to COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout
November 20, 2020

Asia-Pacific Leaders Voice Support for World Trade Organization
Bloomberg, November 20, 2020

WTO’s Achievements, Challenges Addressed at 25th Anniversary Event
November 19, 2020

WTO Report Shows Slowdown in G20 Trade Restrictions as COVID-19 Impacts World Economy
World Trade Organization, November 18, 2020

Trade Agreements

Canada, Britain Still Working on Final
Text of Trade Agreement, Minister Says

Global News, November 30, 2020

UK Signs Trade Deal with Canada
o Prepare for Brexit

AP, November 21, 2020

France Says EU-U.K. Could Agree on Brexit Deal in a Few Days
Bloomberg, November 30, 2020

China Should Not Be Allowed Anywhere Near the TPP
Nikkei Asian Review, November 26, 2020

Failure to Get Brexit Trade Deal Would Wipe Extra 2% Off UK Output – OBR
Reuters, November 26, 2020

Taiwan Voices Confidence in Trade Deal with New U.S. Government
Reuters, November 20, 2020

Japan Aims to Expand CPTPP Trade Pact as UK, China Eye Membership
Reuters, November 19, 2020

Taiwan, Frozen Out of RCEP, Explores Trade Agreement Options With US
The Diplomat, November 19, 2020

China to Push Trade Agenda at APEC Summit as US Retreats
Digital Journal, November 17, 2020


EU Extends a Hand (or Two) to Joe Biden
Politico, December 1, 2020

Biden Has Early Chances to Show Allies His Global Trade Agenda
The Wall Street Journal, November 26, 2020

U.S. Goods-Trade Gap Widens as Imports Rise to Highest in a Year
Bloomberg, November 25, 2020

America Cannot Afford a Timeout on Trade
The Hill, November 24, 2020

Biden Expected to Pick Longtime Diplomat Linda Thomas-Greenfield as U.S. Ambassador to U.N.
CBS News, November 23, 2020

Biden to Name Longtime Aide Blinken as Secretary of State
Bloomberg, November 22, 2020

US Borders with Canada, Mexico Will Stay Closed Through December: ‘These Measures are With Us for a While’
USA Today, November 20, 2020

Trade Truths Will Outlast Trump
The Wall Street Journal, November 20, 2020

‘Everyone Likes Katherine Tai’: House Trade Lawyer Emerges as USTR Contender
South China Morning Post, November 19, 2020

Trump to Address Asia Summit as Region Looks Toward Biden Future
Bloomberg, November 19, 2020

America Taxed Your Favorite Bordeaux? Try One With More Alcohol.
The Wall Street Journal, November 19. 2020

US Has 1st Ambassador in Decade to Venezuela Amid Tensions
The Seattle Times, November 18, 2020

U.S. Agriculture Community Urges USTR to Deepen Discussion to Remove EU Retaliatory Tariffs on American Food and Ag Exports
American Journal of Transportation, November 18, 2020


Report: California Tourism Economy Cut in Half in 2020 Because of Coronavirus Pandemic
North Bay Business Journal, November 27, 2020

California Assembly to Meet in Golden 1 Center for New Session
ABC10 News, November 25, 2020

Boatloads of Cargo are Waiting in the Waters Off Los Angeles
The Los Angeles Times, November 22, 2020

California Wants Its Imperial Valley to Be ‘Lithium Valley’
Bloomberg, November 19, 2020

Port of LA Has Best Month in 114 Years as Trucks and Rails Struggle to Keep Pace
Los Angeles Daily News, November 18, 2020

West Coast Trade Report: A First Glimpse at October’s TEU Counts
Pacific Merchant Shipping Association, November 2020

More International Articles

EU Seeks Anti-China Alliance on Tech with Biden
Politico, November 30, 2020

US, Taiwan to Push an Alternative to China’s Belt and Road
American Journal of Transportation, November 30, 2020

China to Overtake US to Become World’s Top Consumer Goods Market ‘Very Soon’
South China Morning Post, November 30, 2020

Forget Decoupling. China’s Economy is Wedded to Globalisation
South China Morning Post, November 29, 2020

Mexico Aiming to Start COVID-19 Vaccinations in December
Reuters, November 24, 2020

Latin American Corporate Indicators Point to Slow Recovery in 2021
Fitch Ratings, November 23, 2020

The Impact Of The RCEP On The European Union
The ASEAN Post, November 23, 2020

China’s TPP Ambition Puts Japan in a Bind: Expert
Nikkei Asian Review, November 23, 2020

China May Join Trade Pact That Replaced Trans-Pacific Partnership, Xi Jinping Tells Apec
South China Morning Post, November 23, 2020

US, Taiwan Sign Pact to Hold Annual Economic Talks for Five Years
Stars and Stripes, November 23, 2020

Japan Allocates $2.4 Billion to Beef Up Supply Chains
Bloomberg, November 20, 2020

Full Text: Keynote Speech by Chinese President Xi Jinping at APEC CEO Dialogues
XinhuaNet, November 19, 2020

Asia-Pacific Leaders Push for Freer Trade After Trump
Reuters, November 18, 2020

Japan Pandemic-Hit Economy Returns to Growth July-September
AP, November 15, 2020


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