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Tuesday, December 15, 2020

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Featured Headlines

Earlier today the California Chamber of Commerce
hosted a Zoom event for the Consular Corps
with special guests Governor Gavin Newsom
and Lt. Governor Eleni Kounalakis

CC Meeting


Nomination of Katherine Tai
United States Trade Representative

Biden Picks Longtime China Critic
Katherine Tai as Top U.S. Trade Official

CNBC, December 10, 2020


CalChamber Co-Sponsored Webinar: Intro
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Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at 10:00am PST


Annual Report 2019 – 2020:
Hemisphere in Transition

Institute of the Americas, 2020

CalChamber Companies in the News

Northrop Grumman Receives 2020 Award for Excellence and Innovation Based on Significant Contributions to the Global Space Industry
Northrop Grumman, December 14, 2020

Walmart Commits to Sourcing $10 Billion of India-Made Goods Each Year by 2027
Walmart, December 10, 2020

PRIDE Industries Achieves International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) Registered Manufacturer Status
Pride Industries, December 8, 2020

The Home Depot Expands Skilled Trades Initiative with “Path to Pro” Program
The Home Depot, December 1, 2020

Trade Policy

From the White House

Presidential Message on the Occasion of the 60th Anniversary Commemoration of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
December 14, 2020

Executive Order on Rebranding United States Foreign Assistance to Advance American Influence
December 10, 2020

Proclamation on Recognizing The Sovereignty Of The Kingdom Of Morocco Over The Western Sahara
December 10, 2020

President Donald J. Trump Continues to Advance American Leadership in Space
December 10, 2020

President Donald J. Trump’s Effort To Provide Americans With A Safe And Effective Vaccine Is Delivering Results
December 8, 2020

From the U.S. Department of Commerce

Apply Now: 2021 SelectUSA Investment Summit
December 10, 2020

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross Applauds New National Space Policy That Drives American Leadership in Space Commerce
December 9, 2020

From the U.S. Trade Representative

Ambassador Robert E. Lighthizer Announces USTR Annual Awards During Virtual Event
December 11, 2020

USTR Responds to UK Statement on WTO Large Civil Aircraft Dispute
December 9, 2020

United States Takes Action for American Dairy Farmers by Filing First-Ever USMCA Enforcement Action
December 9, 2020

From the U.S. Department of State

U.S. 2020 APEC Outcomes
December 11, 2020

Rebranding United States Foreign Assistance
December 10, 2020

The Future of the United States and the Korean Peninsula
December 10, 2020

Joint Statement on the U.S.-Jamaica Strategic Dialogue
December 9, 2020

From the Export-Bank of the U.S.

EXIM Signs Memorandum of Understanding with Poland’s Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego (BGK), to Promote Economic Cooperation and Business Development Opportunities
December 14, 2020

ICYMI: “Smart Women, Smart Power” – A Center for Strategic & International Studies Podcast Conversation with EXIM Chairman Kimberly Reed
December 11, 2020

EXIM Board Votes to Modernize Agency’s “Local Costs” and “Reachback” Policies to Increase Transparency and Support for EXIM Customers
December 10, 2020

EXIM Chairman Kimberly Reed Meets with Romania’s New Interim Prime Minister Nicolae-Ionel Ciuc─â to Strengthen U.S.-Romania Economic Partnership and U.S. Energy and Infrastructure Exports
December 10, 2020

From the World Trade Organization

WTO Members Committed to Keeping Up Momentum in Fisheries Subsidies Negotiations
December 14, 2020

E-Commerce Co-Conveners Release Update on the Negotiations, Welcome Encouraging Progress
December 14, 2020

WTO Issues Compendium of GATT Dispute Settlement Reports
December 14, 2020

WTO Fails to Agree Rules to Stop Over-Fishing, But Will Try Again
Reuters, December 14, 2020

WTO Director General: Will it be Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala or South Korea’s Yoo Myung-hee?
South China Morning Post, December 13, 2020

Canada to Challenge U.S. Softwood Lumber Export Duties Through World Trade Organization
Global News, December 12, 2020

DDG Wolff: “WTO Accession Has Been a Story of Transformation”
December 11, 2020

Package of Declarations and Recommendations Adopted to Help Small Businesses Trade Globally
December 11, 2020

Report Shows Marked Decline in Trade Restrictions by WTO Members Amidst COVID-19 Pandemic
December 11, 2020

DDG Wolff: “The WTO Must Not Continue as It Is”
December 10, 2020

WTO Members Explore Market Access Issues Regarding Trade in Logistics and Financial Services
December 9, 2020

Trade Agreement on E-Commerce Essential to Power Post-COVID Economy
International Chamber of Commerce, December 9, 2020

S. Korea’s Trade Minister Yoo in U.S. to Discuss WTO Director Race
Pulse News, December 9, 2020

Trade Agreements

Barnier’s Narrow Path: How a Brexit
Deal Could be Done this Week

American Journal of Transportation, December 14, 2020

U.K. Signs Continuity Trade Deal With Mexico, Keeps EU Benefits
Bloomberg, December 15, 2020

India Hopeful Biden Could Restore GSP Benefits, but Free Trade Deal to Be on Backburner
The Print, December 14, 2020

‘Narrow Path’ to Brexit Trade Deal Visible, Next Few Days Critical
Reuters, December 13, 2020

Johnson, von der Leyen Agree to Continue Brexit Negotiations
Politico, December 13, 2020

Taiwan Says on Track to Apply to Join Trans-Pacific Trade Pact
Reuters, December 13, 2020

Singapore Plans to Sign Free Trade Agreement with Pacific Alliance in 2021
The Straits Times, December 13, 2020

U.K., Vietnam Reach Free-Trade Deal as Brexit Deadline Looms
Bloomberg, December 11, 2020

U.K.-Canada Deal Hits Delay, Threatening Trade on WTO Terms
Bloomberg, December 10, 2020

UK Signs Post-Brexit Free Trade Deal with Singapore
AP, December 10, 2020

India in Talks with Australia for Free Trade Pact-Foreign Minister
Yahoo, December 9, 2020

U.S. Challenges Canadian Dairy-Tariff Quotas Under USMCA
Bloomberg, December 9, 2020

Kenya Signs Trade Deal with Britain to Avoid Post-Brexit Disruption
Reuters, December 8, 2020


With Americans Stuck at Home, Trade With China Roars Back
The New York Times, December 14, 2020

S. Korea’s Trade Minister Meets with USTR Nominee
Yonhap News Agency, December 12, 2020

US-China Trade War: Joe Biden Hints He Will Keep Up Pressure on Beijing with Pledge to Fight ‘Unfair Trade Practices’
South China Morning Post, December 12, 2020

US Borders with Canada, Mexico to Stay Closed Through At Least Jan. 21
USA Today, December 11, 2020

Time to Revisit Trans-Pacific Trade
The Hill, December 11, 2020

Trade Activity Buzzing for U.S. Agriculture
American Farm Bureau Federation, December 10, 2020

Trump Set Record Sanctions Use that Biden is Likely to Maintain
American Journal of Transportation, December 9, 2020

AGTC Hears U.S. Import Surge Could Last Through 2021
American Journal of Transportation, December 9, 2020

Retail Imports Still Strong After Setting New Records for the Holiday Season
American Journal of Transportation, December 9, 2020


Governor Newsom Announces Dee Dee Myers as Senior Advisor and Director of the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz)
Office of Governor Gavin Newsom, December 11, 2020

More International Articles

Africa Trade Deal Could Tap $84 Billion in Export Opportunities
American Journal of Transportation, December 15, 2020

U.K.’s Johnson to Visit India in January to Boost Trade Ties
American Journal of Transportation, December 15, 2020

Mexican Ambassador to U.S. Says Will Leave Post in Coming Months
Reuters, December 14, 2020

China’s Asean Influence Sets Stage for New Superpower Battleground with US, as the Ball Shifts to Biden’s Court
South China Morning Post, December 13, 2020

How Cuba’s Monetary Reform Will Take Place and Impact the Economy
Reuters, December 11, 2020

N. Korea-China Trade Hits All-Time Low in Oct. Amid Pandemic
Yonhap News Agency, December 10, 2020

China Races Toward Plan to Blacklist, Redlist Firms for Behavior
Bloomberg, December 9, 2020

Latin America Is Facing A Hunger Pandemic
NPR, December 9, 2020

Container Shortage Threatens India’s Nascent Export Revival
American Journal of Transportation, December 9, 2020

How Britain and the EU Would Trade Under WTO Rules
The Washington Post, December 9, 2020

A Once-Promising Global Deal to Prevent Overfishing Runs Aground
American Journal of Transportation, December 9, 2020

Australia Accuses China of Breaching Free Trade Deal by Restricting Imports
The Guardian, December 9, 2020

Canada Plans Digital Tax in 2022 on Global Tech Giants Such as Facebook, Google
Reuters, November 30, 2020

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