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Tuesday, February 16, 2021

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World Trade Organization Announces First
Woman and African as Director General

CalChamber, February 16, 2021


Readout of President Joseph R. Biden,
Jr. Call with President Xi Jinping of China

White House, February 10, 2021

Biden Confronts China’s Xi in First Call
Politico, February 10, 2021

Xi Speaks with Biden on Phone
Embassy of China in the U.S., February 11, 2021


California-UK After Brexit: Prospects for Partnership
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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

2021 FedEx Small Business Grant Contest
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International Space Station Tests Virus-Fighting Surface Coating Developed by Boeing, University of Queensland
Boeing Newsroom, February 15, 2021

Cisco Launches Digitization Program in Japan to Support Inclusive Pandemic Recovery
Cisco Systems, February 12, 2021

United to Work with Archer Aviation to Accelerate Production of Advanced, Short-Haul Electric Aircraft
American Journal of Transportation, February 10, 2021

Disney California Adventure Park to Bring Back 1,000 Workers in Limited Reopening
CNN Business, February 8, 2021

SoCalGas to Provide Over $1 Million to Fund Research & Development of Hydrogen to Fuel Commercial Transportation
Sempra Energy, February 8, 2021

Trade Policy

From the White House

Readout of Vice President Kamala Harris Call with President Emmanuel Macron of France
February 15, 2021

Biden-Harris Administration Launches American Innovation Effort to Create Jobs and Tackle the Climate Crisis
February 11, 2021

Remarks by President Biden Before Meeting with Senators on the Critical Need to Invest in Modern and Sustainable American Infrastructure
February 11, 2021

From the U.S. Department of Commerce

Department of Commerce’s EDA Awards Over $70 Million To Support Economic Recovery Across The U.S. And Territories
February 11, 2021

From the U.S. Department of State

Congratulatory Message on the 30th Anniversary of the Visegrád Group (V4)
February 9, 2021

From the Export Import Bank of the U.S.

Export-Import Bank Maintains
Quorum, Ability to Help Exporters

CalChamber, February 12, 2021

From the World Trade Organization

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala Becomes WTO Chief
Politico, February 15, 2021

History is Made: Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala
Chosen as Director-General

February 15, 2021

Europe to Coax U.S. Back to WTO Amid Growing China Challenge
Bloomberg, February 11, 2021

WTO Launches “Trading During the COVID-19 Pandemic” Photo Contest
February 10, 2021

Trade Agreements

Brexit Trade Recovers with Fewer Cross-Channel Cargoes Rejected
American Journal of Transportation, February 16, 2021

What’s Going on With India-China Preferential and Free Trade Agreements?
India Briefing, February 16, 20210

Turkey Seeks Preferential Trade Deal with Ethiopia
AA, February 15, 2021

Here’s Why China’s Trade Deal with Mauritius Matters
World Economic Forum, February 15, 2021

Biden Faces South African Push to Extend Trade Concessions
Bloomberg, February 14, 2021

China-Backed RCEP Trade Deal Unlikely to Benefit Developing Members in Short Term, Analysts Say
South China Morning Post, February 12, 2021

Japan Expects Biden to Rejoin the TPP
The Diplomat, February 12, 2021

UK-Singapore Free Trade Deal Enters Into Force Today
The Straits Times, February 11, 2021

China-New Zealand FTA Upgrade: Reduced Costs and Compliance for NZ Exporters
China Briefing, February 11, 2021

EU Diplomats Say It Is Up to Brazil to Save Mercosur Trade Deal
Reuters, February 10, 2021

RCEP Unlikely to Benefit Developing Members in Short Term
Yahoo Finance, February 10, 2021

India Set to Engage with New USTR on Pending Trade Pact
Mint, February 9, 2021

Key House Democrat Hopeful for U.K., Kenya Trade Deals in 2021
Bloomberg, February 9, 2021

UK-Russia Trade Grows for Fourth Consecutive Year
TASS, February 9, 2021


Why The United States Should Join The Next Giant Global Trade Agreement
The Federalist, February 12, 2021

U.S. Says it’s Back at the Table to Help Global Economic Recovery
Reuters, February 10, 2021

Biden Will ‘Walk, Not Run’ on Trade Deals as Sino-U.S. Tension Lingers
Reuters, February 9, 2021

Top U.S. House Trade Lawmaker to Focus on Enforcing International Pacts
Reuters, February 9, 2021

Battery Trade Dispute Could Test Biden’s Green Policy Plans
Bloomberg, February 9, 2021

Agenda for the Hearing on “Deterring PRC Aggression Toward Taiwan” on February 18, 2021
U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission


Port of Oakland Welcomed CMA CGM’s First Call Asia Service
American Journal of Transportation, February 15, 2021

More International Articles

China Topples US as EU’s
Top Trade Partner Over 2020

Politico, February 15, 2021

Europe Faces Tough Task in Weaning Economy Off $1.8 Trillion in Covid-19 Relief
The Wall Street Journal, February 16, 2021

Japanese Economy Sees Recovery from Pandemic Slump
AP, February 15, 2021

Brexit Causing Supply Problems For Small UK Manufacturers: Survey
Reuters, February 14, 2021

China’s Covid-19 Vaccine Diplomacy Boosts Its Influence in Europe
The Wall Street Journal, February 13, 2021

Trudeau’s Trade Chief Spurns Nafta Challenge on Keystone XL
Bloomberg, February 12, 2021

Analysis: A New Anglo-Japanese Alliance Threatens China’s TPP Plans
Nikkei Asian Review, February 11, 2021

Euro Zone Growth in 2021 to Rebound Less Than Expected
Reuters, February 11, 2021

France’s Macron Floats Pursuing Airbus-Boeing Settlement in Call with Biden, Source Says
CNBC, February 10, 2021

EU Rebuffs U.K. Call to Reset Their Post-Brexit Relationship
Bloomberg, February 10, 2021

China Stakes Its Claim in Latin American Energy: What It Means for the Region, the U.S. and Beijing
Institute of the Americas, February 10, 2021

From Lightbulbs to 5G, China Battles West for Control of Vital Technology Standards
The Wall Street Journal, February 8, 2021



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