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Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Featured Headlines

An Interview with Consul General of Singapore
in San Francisco, William Chik – Synergy in
Many Fields from Tech to Food Boosts
Ongoing Trade Investment Success

CalChamber, February 2, 2021


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

UPS Rides E-Commerce Boom, Price Increases to Profit Surge
American Journal of Transportation, February 2, 2021

Latin American Companies Turn to IBM Hybrid Cloud and AI Solutions to Unlock New Business Models
Newsroom, January 26, 2021

Anheuser-Busch Becomes First Major Advertiser to Partner with Environmental Media Association, with Six Super Bowl Spots Receiving EMA Gold Green Seals for Sustainable Production
Anheuser-Busch, January 25, 2021

Experian Expands Business in Switzerland
Experian, January 21, 2021

Trade Policy

From the White House

A Proclamation on Adjusting Imports of Aluminum Into the United States
February 1, 2021

From the U.S. Trade Representative

Office of the United States Trade Representative on Black History Month
February 2, 2021

From the U.S. Department of State

Secretary Blinken’s Call with African Union Commission Chairperson Faki
January 29, 2021

Secretary Blinken’s Call with EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Borrell
January 28, 2021

Secretary Blinken’s Call with Canadian Foreign Minister Garneau
January 26, 2021

Secretary Blinken’s Call with Mexican Foreign Secretary Ebrard
January 26, 2021

From the Bureau of Economic Analysis

Gross Domestic Product, 4th Quarter and Year 2020 (Advance Estimate)
January 28, 2021

From the Export-Import Bank of the U.S.

EXIM Senior Vice President of Policy Analysis and International Relations James C. Cruse Authorized as Acting EXIM First Vice President and Vice Chairman, Term of Board Member Judith D. Pryor Extended
February 2, 2021

From the World Trade Organization

WTO DDGs Call for Heightened Cooperation on Vaccine Availability
February 1, 2021

DDG Wolff Urges WTO Ministers to Address the Pandemic and Make 2021 a Year of Action
January 29, 2021

Personal Concluding Remarks by the Chair, President of the Swiss Confederation and Head of the Federal Department for Economic Affairs, Education and Research, Guy Parmelin, Switzerland
Virtual Informal WTO Ministerial Gathering, 29 January 2021, January 29, 2021

Biden Administration Joins Call for ‘Swift Appointment’ of New WTO Head
Politico, January 29, 2021

Washington Says it’s Ready to Engage on WTO Reform
Reuters, January 29, 2021

New WTO Publication Looks at Impact of Digital Technologies on Developing Countries
January 28, 2021

COVID-19 Continued Focus of Trade Facilitation Discussions
January 27, 2021

Trade Agreements

UK Applies to Join Huge Pacific
Free Trade Area CPTPP

Government of the United Kingdom, January 30, 2021

UK Fires Starting Pistol to Join Pacific Trade Bloc
Politico, January 30, 2021

UN Vows to Deepen Africa’s Trade Integration, Implement Free Trade Agreement
Macau Business, January 30, 2021

White House Says U.S.-China Trade Deal Among Issues in Broad Review
Reuters, January 29, 2021

An Upgraded China-ROK Free Trade Deal Good News for Regional Integration, Growth
Global Times, January 28, 2021

US-China Phase One Tracker: China’s Purchases of US Goods as of December 2020
Peterson Institute of International Economics, January 27, 2021

Next Round of UK, Australia Trade Talks Set for February
Reuters, January 27, 2021

China and New Zealand Sign Upgraded Free Trade Deal
CNBC, January 25, 2021


U.S. Manufacturing Growth Continued Early in 2021
The Wall Street Journal, February 1, 2021

Biden to Focus on Trade Enforcement After Years of Trump Tariffs
Bloomberg, February 1, 2021

U.S. Economy Is Expected to Reach Pre-Pandemic Peak by Mid-2021
The Wall Street Journal, February 1, 2021

Government ‘SWAT Team’ Is Reviewing Past Startup Deals Tied to Chinese Investors
The Wall Street Journal, January 31, 2021

Biden’s Trade Representative Expected to Be Assertive with China
Voice of America, January 29, 2021

The New ‘Buy American’ Is Bad News for Americans
Bloomberg, January 29, 2021

Upstate NY Lawmakers Urge Biden on Plan for Reopening US-Canada Border
Syracuse, January 29, 2021

Biggest Gateway for US Imports Hit by Record Ship Bottleneck
American Journal of Transportation, January 29, 2021

U.S. to Press Taiwan, TSMC to Resolve Auto Chip Crunch
Bloomberg, January 28, 2021

U.S. Goods-Trade Gap Narrows as Exports Climb to Pre-Virus Level
Bloomberg, January 28, 2021

State of the Travel Industry: Travel’s Next Chapter
U.S. Travel Association, January 27, 2021

Q&A on “Buy American” Policies
U.S. Chamber, January 26, 2021

Pete Buttigieg, Biden’s Nominee to Lead the U.S. Transportation Department, Supports the Jones Act
GCaptain, January 21, 2021


2021 CalChamber Policy Briefings
CalChamber, January 2021


California’s $500 Million Small Business
and Nonprofit Grant Program Second
Round Application

AP, February 2, 2021

CA Relief Grant Website

Wan Describes Exceptional 2020 In State of the Port of Oakland Address
American Journal of Transportation, January 30, 2021

West Coast Trade Report – January 2021
Pacific Merchant Shipping Association, January 2021

More International Articles

The Global Food Trade Has Been Upended by a Container Crisis
Bloomberg, February 1, 2021

Ecuador’s President Says Biden’s Democracy Agenda Should Start with Latin America
Miami Herald, January 31, 2021

Suga Says Japan Can Lead World on Multilateralism
The Straits Times, January 30, 2021

Report: Mexican Economy Shrinks 8.5% in 2020
ABC News, January 29, 2021

To Counter China’s Rise, the U.S. Should Focus on Xi
Politico, January 28, 2021

Pandemic Spending Boosts Global Government Debt to 98% of Economic Output, IMF Says
The Wall Street Journal, January

EU to End Tariffs on $3.4 Billion Goods If U.S. Lifts Metal Duty
Bloomberg, January 27, 2021

Truckers Shun U.K. Ports to Avoid Brexit Red Tape
The New York Times, January 27, 2021

World’s Longest Undersea Rail Tunnel Back on Agenda in Estonia
Bloomberg, January 25, 2021

To the Diplomats Who Risked Their Lives to Save Jews, We Say Thank You
The Jewish News of Northern California, January 22, 2021

The Longer Telegram: Toward A New American China Strategy
Atlantic Council, January 2021


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