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Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Featured Headlines


Interview with Consul General of India in
San Francisco, Ambassador Dr. Nagendra Prasad –
Robust Relations, Cross-Border Startups
Create Jobs, Trade Benefits Across Sectors

CalChamber, January 8, 2020


A New Year, A New Deal: The UK’s
Future Relationship with California

CalChamber, January 12, 2021


Consulate General of Ireland in San Francisco and AmCham Ireland Invest in California Guide Launch
on January 13, 2021 at 8:00am. Register here.


Biden Transition

President-elect Biden Announces Additional Key Members of His Economic and Jobs Team Including Gina Raimondo to be Secretary of Commerce, Don Graves to be Deputy Secretary of Commerce and Isabel Guzman as Small Business Administrator
January 7, 2021

Biden Reportedly Picks California
Official Isabel Guzman to Head SBA

Boston Globe, January 7, 2021

CalChamber Companies in the News

United Airlines Receives Hospital-Grade Certification for Cleaning and Safety
United Airlines, January 12, 2021

Starbucks Expands Initiatives to Advance Opportunity, Equity and Inclusion in the Communities it Serves
Starbucks, January 12, 2021

Taylor Guitars Transitions Ownership to its Employees
Taylor Guitars, January 11, 2021

Boeing to Provide Six More Solar Arrays for International Space Station
Boeing Mediaroom, January 11, 2021

General Motors Unveils New Logo
GM Authority, January 8, 2021

Trade Policy

From the White House

The White House Launches the National Artificial Intelligence Initiative Office
January 12, 2021

From the U.S. Department of Commerce

Readout of OMB-designate Neera Tanden and USTR-designate Katherine Tai’s Roundtable with American Labor Leaders
January 7, 2021

From the U.S. Trade Representative

Suspension of Tariff Action in France Digital Services Tax Investigation
January 7, 2021

USTR Releases Findings in DST Investigations
January 6, 2021

From the U.S. Department of State

U.S. Announces Designation of Cuba as a State Sponsor of Terrorism
January 11, 2021

Joint Statement on Hong Kong
January 9, 2021

Lifting Self-Imposed Restrictions on the U.S.-Taiwan Relationship
January 9, 2021

The Department of State Breaks Ground on New U.S. Embassy in New Delhi, India
January 8, 2021

From the Export-Bank of the U.S.

EXIM Approved 117 Small Business Authorizations Totaling $97 Million and Supporting 400 U.S. Jobs in October 2020
January 8, 2021

The Export-Import Bank of the United States and the Government of Sudan Sign $1 Billion Memorandum of Understanding to Promote U.S. Exports to Sudan
January 8, 2021

From the International Trade Administration

Good Things Come in Small Packages: The Impact of Foreign-Owned SMEs on the U.S. Economy
January 6, 2021

From the Bureau of Economic Analysis

U.S. International Trade in Goods and Services, November 2020
January 7, 2021

From the World Trade Organization

Trade Policy Review: India
January 8, 2021

Trade Agreements

U.K. to Start Talks With EU on Finance Cooperation This Week
Bloomberg, January 12, 2021

African Free Trade Tariff Rules Should Be Completed by July-Official
Reuters, January 11, 2021

S. Korea to ‘Actively’ Consider Joining CPTPP This Year
Yonhap News Agency, January 11, 2021

It’s a ‘Hard Sell’ if Biden Administration Wants to Rejoin Massive Trans-Pacific Trade Deal, Says Analyst
CNBC, January 11, 2021

Trade Deal to Boost Turkey-UK Strategic Partnership: British Envoy
Hurriyet Daily news, January 11, 2021

Pakistan, Korea Agree for Further Talks on Proposed FTA to Promote Free Trade
Dunya News, January 9, 2021

China’s New Commerce Minister Expects More Free Trade Deals: Xinhua
The Straits Times, January 9, 2021

Africa’s New Free Trade Area Will Require a ‘Multidecade Process’ to Implement
World Politics Review, January 8, 2021

U.K.-U.S. Race for Mini Trade Deal
American Journal of Transportation, January 8, 2021


The State of American Business
U.S. Chamber, January 12, 2021

U.S. Chamber Economic Analysis
Underscores Uneven Recovery

U.S. Chamber, January 11, 2021

Biden Will Inherit Healthy Indo-Pacific Alliances
Nikkei Asian Review, January 10, 2021

2020 Retail Imports May Break Record Despite Pandemic
National Retail Foundation, January 8, 2021

U.S. Suspends Plan to Impose Tariffs on French Luxury Goods
The Wall Street Journal, January 7, 2021

US Trade Deficit Jumps to $68.1 Billion in November
AP, December 7, 2021


Governor’s Budget Proposes Economic
Relief, No New Taxes

CalChamber, January 11, 2021

CalChamber Applauds Governor’s Proposed Grants for Small Businesses
CalChamber, January 8, 2021

California’s Challenge: Transforming Crisis to Opportunity
CalChamber, January 8, 2021

Transitions for State Officials, Governor’s Staff
CalChamber, January 8, 2021

More International Articles

China’s Economy Surges, and So Does Its Currency
The New York Times, January 12, 2021

Trump Returns Cuba to U.S. List of State Sponsors of Terrorism
Reuters, January 11, 2021

China’s New Rules Could Hit U.S. Firms and Send a Message to Biden
The New York Times, January 9, 2021

France’s Hopes Lift as US Freezes Tariffs Over Tech Tax
AP, January 8, 2021

U.S. Envoy to U.N. to Visit Taiwan; China Says Playing with Fire
Reuters, January 7, 2021

Dollar Hegemony Is Under Fire From China’s Rapid Growth Recovery
Bloomberg, January 7, 2021

Germany Appeals to U.S. to Scrap Tariffs in Airbus, Boeing Fight
Bloomberg, January 7, 2021

China’s Investment Deal with the EU has Raised 3 Big Concerns in Europe
CNBC, January 6, 2021


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