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Tuesday, January 26, 2021

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California-UK After Brexit:
Prospects for Partnership

CalChamber, January 26, 2021

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

CalChamber, January 12, 2021

Observations on future UK-CA relations by Joe White, Tech Envoy to the US and British Consul General SF; and Emily Cloke, British Consul General LA.

CalChamber Companies in the News

Amazon is Officially America’s Favorite Grocery Store, Thanks to a Pandemic-Driven Boost to Online Shopping
Business Insider, January 26, 2021

Clorox Achieves Goal of 100% Renewable Electricity for U.S. and Canada
The Clorox Company, January 25, 2021

UPS to Sell Trucking Unit Under CEO’s ‘Better-Not-Bigger’ Pledge
American Journal of Transportation, January 25, 2021

Walgreens Completes More Than 1 Million COVID-19 Vaccinations
Walgreens Newsroom, January 22, 2021

Amazon Keeps Buying Jets to Move Closer to 30-Minute Delivery Dream
Transport Topics, January 15, 2021

Trade Policy

From the White House

Here’s the Full List of Biden’s Executive Actions So Far
NBC News, January 25, 2021

Executive Order on Ensuring the Future Is Made in All of America by All of America’s Workers
January 25, 2021

Proclamation on the Suspension of Entry as Immigrants and Non-Immigrants of Certain Additional Persons Who Pose a Risk of Transmitting Coronavirus Disease
January 25, 2021

Readout of President Joseph R. Biden Call with Prime Minister Boris Johnson of the United Kingdom
January 23, 2021

Readout of President Joe Biden Call with President Andrés Manuel López Obrador of Mexico
January 23, 2021

Readout of President Joe Biden Call with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada
January 22, 2021

Executive Order on Revocation of Certain Executive Orders Concerning Federal Regulation
January 20, 2021

President Joe Biden Announces Acting Federal Agency Leadership (Including Dept. of Commerce, and USTR)
January 20, 2021

Inaugural Address by President Joseph R. Biden, Jr.
January 20, 2021

From the U.S. Department of Commerce

Commerce Secretary Nominee Gina Raimondo Confirmation Hearing
C-SPAN, January 26, 2021

Biden’s Commerce Nominee Seeks ‘Aggressive’ Steps Against China
Bloomberg, January 26, 2021

U.S. Department of Commerce Announces First Biden-Harris Appointments
January 25, 2021

From the U.S. Department of State

Senate Confirms Antony Blinken As Secretary Of State
NPR, January 26, 2021

Negative COVID-19 Test Required for Travel to the United States Beginning January 26
January 25, 2021

From the Export-Bank of the U.S.

EXIM Releases FY 2020 Annual Report—
“All America”— Highlighting $5.4 Billion in Authorizations Supporting U.S. Exporters
and an Estimated 37,000 American Jobs

January 20, 2021

Letter to All Staff
January 20, 2021

From the World Trade Organization

Services Trade Recovery Not Yet in Sight
January 26, 2021

Multi-Industry Statement on Cross-Border Data Transfers and Data Localization Disciplines in the WTO Negotiations on E-Commerce
BSA The Software Alliance, January 26, 2021

U.S. Delays Effort to Restore WTO’s Key Decision-Making Power
Bloomberg, January 25, 2021

U.S. Blocks Hong Kong’s Escalation of WTO Trade Dispute
Reuters, January 25, 2021

A China With More Clout Awaits Biden at the WTO
The Wall Street Journal, January 25, 2021

DDG Wolff Stresses Need to Make Progress in WTO Negotiations to Enhance Resilience of Farm Sector
January 22, 2021

Stiglitz, Negroponte Urge Biden to Back Okonjo-Iweala for WTO
Bloomberg, January 22, 2021

Outgoing US Trade Chief Says Leading WTO Candidate Lacks Experience
Financial Times, January 19, 2021

Trade Agreements

China, New Zealand Ink Trade Deal as Beijing Calls for Reduced Global Barriers
Reuters, January 25, 2021

U.K. Talks Up U.S. Trade Deal, Despite White House Call Omission
Bloomberg, January 25, 2021

How Africa Free Trade Area Could Aid SME Post-Covid Recovery
The Standard, January 24, 2021

Australia Wants its ‘Mutually Beneficial’ Relationship with China to Improve, Treasurer Frydenberg Says
CNBC, January 24, 2021

Australia New Trade Minister Says U.K., EU Trade Deals Priority
Bloomberg, January 23, 2021

EU-China Comprehensive Agreement on Investment: Milestones and Documents
European Commission, January 22, 2021

India-US Trade Deal May Be Put on the Back Burner
Live Mint, January 22, 2021

China Plans to Expand Free Trade Network, Accelerate FTA Talks
Global Times, January 21, 2021

Africa Trade Pact Gets $1 Billion to Offset Revenue Losses
Bloomberg, January 21, 2021

Post-Brexit Trade Rules Face Early Tests
The Wall Street Journal, January 21, 2021

UK Will Submit Request to Join CPTPP Trading Bloc Soon – Trade Minister
Reuters, January 20, 2021

UK and US Fail to Do Mini-Trade Deal as Trump Exits
January 20, 2021

China Failed to Meet U.S. Trade Deal Target in 2020 Amid Pandemic
Bloomberg, January 20, 2021

Brazil’s Bolsonaro says He Wants Free Trade Agreement with U.S. in Letter to Biden
Reuters, January 20, 2021

On Eve of Biden, EU Arms Itself for Trade Disputes
Reuters, January 19, 2021

Turkey Ratifies Free Trade Deal with Azerbaijan
AA, January 19, 2021

Kenya Gears for Third Round Talks on US Trade Deal
Citizen Digital, January 18, 2021


Biden’s Trade ‘Reset’ Depends on What Happens with Trade Promotion Authority
The Hill, January 25, 2021

Yellen Confirmed as Treasury Chief with More Economic Aid at Top of Agenda
Politico, January 25, 2021

Biden Team Promises New Look in Trade Policy
The Wall Street Journal, January 24, 2021

Biden and Johnson Strike Different Tones on Trade Deal in Call
Bloomberg, January 24, 2021

Biden and Trudeau Plan Next Bilateral Confab in Reset of Canada-U.S. Relations
Politico, January 22, 2021

U.S. Business Activity Gains at Start of Year
The Wall Street Journal, January 22, 2021

Biden Talks Migration and Trade With Mexico, Canada Leaders
Bloomberg, January 22, 2021

Biden’s Trade Rep Knows China Inside and Out
Asia Times, January 21, 2020

The Uneven U.S. Economy in 6 Charts as Biden Takes Office
Bloomberg, January 20, 2021

Key USMCA Negotiator Todd Picked as US Trade Chief of Staff
American Journal of Transportation, January 20, 2021

CBP Intercepts Threats to U.S. Agriculture
American Journal of Transportation, January 20, 2021


California and Denmark Sign MOU
on Climate Smart Dairy Collaboration

California Department of Food and Agriculture, January 22, 2021

Public Health Officials Lift Regional Stay at Home Order for All Regions
CA Department of Public Health, January 25, 2021

Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach Urge California to Fast Track Vaccines for Dockworkers
American Journal of Transportation, January 21, 2021

More International Articles


The Davos Agenda: January 25 – 29, 2021
World Economic Forum, January 2021

Xi Warns Biden and EU Not to Reignite Cold War
Politico, January 25, 2021

President Xi Jinping: Macro Economics
Should Be Stepped Up (Video)

World Economic Forum Video, January 25, 2021

President Xi Delivers Special Address at Virtual Davos Agenda 2021 (Full Video)
China Global Television Network via Facebook Live, January 25, 2021

Op-Ed: Xi is Positioning China
as the World’s Indispensable Economy
— and Biden’s Greatest Challenge

CNBC, January 24, 2021

These 8 Charts Show How the Global
Economy is Coping with COVID-19

World Economic Forum, January 14, 2021

Emirati and Israeli Bosses Cannot Wait to Do Business
The Economist, January 26, 2021

Looking Ahead at the US Economy and Transatlantic Relations Under Biden-Harris Administration – Conversation with EU AmChams
The National Law Review, January 25, 2021

China’s Leader Attacks His Greatest Threat
The Atlantic, January 25, 2021

Shipping Container Crunch Shows Signs of Easing, Index Shows
American Journal of Transportation, January 25, 2021

Canada Worries About Biden’s ‘Buy American’ After Keystone Blow
Bloomberg, January 24, 2021

Pandemic Aftershocks Overwhelm Global Supply Lines
The Washington Post, January 24, 2021

China Overtakes U.S. as World’s Leading Destination for Foreign Direct Investment: Flows Into America Nearly Halved as Covid-19 Dragged on the Economy in 2020
The Wall Street Journal, January 24, 2021

World’s Economic Recovery Delayed by Slow Vaccine Rollouts
Bloomberg, January 24, 2021

China-Taiwan Tensions Rise Days into Biden Presidency
Reuters, January 24, 2021

China’s Growing Trade and Investment in Latin America Outpaces its Influence in the Region’s Media and Civil Society: a Council on Foreign Relations Analysis
Latin Trade, January 23, 2021

Japan Braces for a Biden Trade Policy Focused on U.S. Jobs
The Japan Times, January 21, 2021

The Biden Inauguration: Implications for Latin America and the Caribbean. The Atlantic Council.
Latin Trade, January 20, 2021

No Question the Biden Administration Has to Appear ‘Very Tough’ on China, Former Singapore Diplomat Says
CNBC, January 20, 2021

China Urges ‘Mutual Respect’ With Biden After Trump Upheaval
Bloomberg, January 20, 2021

Taiwan Bucks Global Slump with Record Surge in Export Order
American Journal of Transportation, January 20, 2021

China Is the Only Major Economy to Report Economic Growth for 2020
The Wall Street Journal, January 18, 2021




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