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Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Featured Headlines

Interview with Consul General of the Netherlands
in San Francisco, Dirk Janssen – Innovative
Spirit, Digital Connections Help Transition
to Resilient Economic Future

CalChamber, January 15, 2021


Invest in California: A Guide for Irish Companies
AmCham Ireland, January 2021


Biden Transition

Blinken Faces Grilling at Senate
Confirmation Hearing

Foreign Policy, January 19, 2021

Biden to Tap Seasoned Former
Diplomat to Oversee Southern Border Policy

Foreign Policy, January 18, 2021

Biden Team Asks Trump-Picked
Russia Ambassador to Stay in Post

Bloomberg, January 18, 2021


The U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission Will Hold a Hearing on Thursday, January 28, on “U.S.-China Relations at
the Chinese Communist
Party’s Centennial,” starting at 10:30AM EST.

U.S. China Economic and Security Review Commission

CalChamber Companies in the News

Longtime Sacramento Broadcast Media Leader and CalChamber Board Member Elliott Troshinsky has joined the board of another long-time CalChamber Board Member, Frank Washington, CEO of the Asian in-language network Crossings TV, to help expand the Asian American network’s reach across the country.
The Sacramento Bee, January 11, 2021

Ford to Illuminate Iconic Detroit-Area Buildings Tuesday, Joining Nationwide Memorial for U.S. Lives Lost to COVID-19
Ford Media, January 18, 2021

Lockheed Martin-Built Orion Spacecraft Is Ready For Its Moon Mission
Lockheed Martin, January 14, 2021

United Airlines Commits to 100% Green Carbon Neutral by 2050
3BL Media, January 6, 2021

Walmart Foundation Donates $12M to Feeding America
New Jersey Business News Magazine, December 22, 2020

Comcast Announces $1 Million Commitment to Per Scholas to Combat the Tech Opportunity Gap Across the U.S.
Business Wire, December 3, 2020

Trade Policy

From the White House

Proclamation Terminating Restrictions on Entry of Certain Travelers from the Schengen Area, the United Kingdom, the Republic of Ireland, and Brazil
January 18, 2021

Statement from the Press Secretary Regarding the Designations of the UAE and the Kingdom of Bahrain as Major Security Partners of the United States
January 15, 2021

Trump Administration Issues 75th Annual Economic Report of the President
January 15, 2021

Operation Warp Speed Delivers Best Early Vaccination Rate of the G20
January 15, 2021

Executive Order on Encouraging Buy American Policies For The United States Postal Service
January 14, 2021

From the U.S. Department of Commerce

Across the Commerce Department: 2020 Year in Review
January 15, 2021

Commerce Tightens Controls to Prevent Support of Foreign Military-Intelligence and WMD Activities
January 14, 2021

Commerce Department Issues Interim Rule to Secure the ICTS Supply Chain
January 14, 2021

Commerce Secretary Signs MOU Establishing U.S. Trade Zone in Kingdom of Bahrain
January 13, 2021

From the U.S. Trade Representative

USTR Releases 2020 Review of Notorious Markets for Counterfeiting and Piracy
January 14, 2021

USTR Releases Annual Reports on WTO Compliance of China and Russia
January 15, 2021

USTR Releases Findings in Section 301 Investigation of Vietnam’s Acts, Policies, and Practices Related to Currency Valuation
January 15, 2021

USTR Releases Findings and Updates in DST Investigations
January 14, 2021

USDA, USTR Name New Agricultural Trade Advisors
Foreign Agricultural Service, January 14, 2021

From the U.S. Department of State

United States and Turkey Sign Cultural Property Agreement
January 19, 2021

Championing America’s First Freedom
January 16, 2021

United States and Morocco Sign Cultural Property Agreement
January 14, 2021

Protecting and Preserving a Free and Open South China Sea
January 14, 2021

Joint Statement of the 47th U.S.-Israel Joint Political-Military Group
January 12, 2021

U.S. Trade Development Agency

USTDA 2020 Annual Report

Video – 2020: A Year Like No Other
December 30, 2020

From the Export-Bank of the U.S.

EXIM Board Adopts New Procedures to Implement Provisions of its Historic 2019 Congressional Reauthorization
January 18, 2021

EXIM’s Role in National Strategy to Secure 5G Implementation Plan Approved by White House
January 17, 2021

EXIM Chairman Kimberly Reed Kicks Off Second Phase of “All America Initiative” in Partnership with the National Association of State Chambers
January 17, 2021

EXIM Approved 142 Small Business Authorizations Totaling More Than $407 Million and Supporting 2,700 U.S. Jobs in November 2020
January 14, 2021

From the International Trade Administration

U.S. Departments of Commerce and Energy Appoint U.S. Selection of the U.S.-Mexico Energy Business Council
January 15, 2021

From the World Trade Organization

DDG Wolff: Focused WTO Talks Needed on Trade and Climate Change Issues
January 14, 2021

DDG Wolff Outlines Possible Responses to Calls for WTO Reform
January 13, 2021

WTO, OECD Launch Dataset on Bilateral Services Trade
January 13, 2021

Trade Agreements

New Brexit-Era Regulations Add “Red Tape” and Confusion to EU-UK Trade
American Journal of Transportation, January 18, 2021

Fate of Kenya-U.S. Free Trade Deal Uncertain
The Maritime Executive, January 18, 2021

EU Trade Official Wants Swift Engagement with Biden on Aircraft, Digital Taxes, WTO
Reuters, January 15, 2021

The Chile-Paraguay FTA Could Create Deeper Ties For Latin America And Opportunities For Investors
Forbes, January 14, 2021

African Continental Free Trade Agreement: Red Tape Delays Start of Trading Under New Pact
Business Maverick, January 14, 2021

China to Import More Indonesian Products to Balanced Trade
Reuters, January 13, 2021

Trade Deal Allows Chinese Staff to Work in EU for 3 Years
Politico, January 13, 2021

U.S. Bans All Xinjiang Cotton Products, Tomatoes Over Forced Labor
Bloomberg, January 13, 2021


Key Dates to Remember For Trade Events in 2021
Politico, January 13, 2021

U.S. Says Vietnam’s Currency Actions ‘Unreasonable’ but Holds Off On Tariffs
Reuters, January 16, 2021

Architect of U.S. Pivot Picked to Be Biden’s ‘Asia Czar’
The Japan Times, January 14, 2021

Biden Names U.S.’s Former UN Ambassador Power to Lead USAID
Reuters, January 13, 2021

Obama-Era Veteran Kurt Campbell to Lead Biden’s Asia Policy
Reuters, January 13, 2021

The Right Way for the U.S. to Engage the World Again
Bloomberg, January 13, 2021

U.S. to Require Negative Virus Tests From International Air Passengers
The New York Times, January 12, 2021

Biden Trade Policy to Center on Workers, USTR Nominee Says
The Wall Street Journal, January 12, 2021


More Than 200 Groups Join CalChamber’s Call for COVID-19 Business Relief, Action to Prevent California Employer Exodus
CalChamber, January 13, 2021

Seroka Reports Port of LA Moved 9.2 Million TEUS In 2020
American Journal of Transportation, January 15, 2021

Port of Long Beach Moves a Record 8.1 Million TEUs in 2020
American Journal of Transportation, January 15, 2021

Minister Troy Highlights Opportunities to Strengthen Ireland’s Economic Relationship with Largest Trade and Investment Partner in the US, California
Government of Ireland, January 13, 2021

State Expects to Receive Surplus Revenue, But Sees Deficits on the Horizon
CalChamber, January 13, 2021

More International Articles

Canada Urges Biden Not to Cancel Keystone XL Pipeline on His First Day in Office
The Los Angeles Times, January 19, 2021

Time for Europe and US to Work Together on China
Politico, January 19, 2021

Johnson Fuels G-7 Fears of Rival Alliance to Counter China
Bloomberg, January 19, 2021

Merkel, Macron, Xi and Modi to Speak at Virtual Davos Forum
Bloomberg, January 18, 2021

Once a Trump-Basher, Mexico’s Leader Misses Him Already
The New York Times, January 18, 2021

Canada’s Ambassador to U.S. Shares Most Biden Priorities, Worries About His ‘Buy America’ Policy
Politico, January 17, 2021

China’s Growth Beats Estimates as Economy Powers Out of Covid
Bloomberg, January 17, 2021

Brexit Driving Top Dealmakers Out of London and Into the EU
Bloomberg, January 15, 2020

China 2020 Exports Up Despite Virus; Surplus Surges to $535B
AP, January 14, 2021

China Promotes New International Trade Representative
Global Times, January 14, 2021

U.S. Says Austria, Spain, U.K. Digital Taxes Are Discriminatory
Bloomberg, January 14, 2021

China’s Economy Powers Ahead While the Rest of the World Reels
The Wall Street Journal, January 13, 2021

China Wants to Open Up its Financial Markets to Foreigners — But It’s a Long Road Ahead
CNBC, January 12, 2021


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