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Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Featured Headlines

Remarks by President Biden
on America’s Place in the World

White House, February 4, 2021

Memorandum on Revitalizing America’s
Foreign Policy and National Security
Workforce, Institutions, and Partnerships

White House, February 4, 2021

Fact Sheet: President Biden to Sign Executive Actions Restoring America’s Place in the World
White House, February 4, 2021

In 1st Foreign Policy Address, Biden
Looks To Move Beyond Trump’s ‘America First’

NPR, February 4, 2021


CalChamber’s 2021 Business
Issues and Legislative Guide

2021 Business Issues Guide

International Trade Business Issues

Sub-Saharan Africa Trade Relations
North/South America Trade Relations

Trans-Atlantic Trade Relations
Trans-Pacific Trade Relations
Trade Promotion Authority
World Trade Organization


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

Ford Donates Dozens of Laptops in Support of the Girls in Engineering Academy and Ongoing Stem Education
Ford Media Center, February 5, 2021

Johnson & Johnson Announces Submission of Application to the U.S. FDA for Emergency Use Authorization of its Investigational Single-Shot Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate
Johnson & Johnson, February 4, 2021

American Honda Foundation Awards Grants to Support Literacy, Job Training and STEAM Education Programs
Honda News, February 4, 2021

Anheuser-Busch Drives Economic Recovery by Investing More Than $1 Billion in Facilities and Communities Across the U.S. Over Next Two Years
Anheuser-Busch Newsroom, February 3, 2021

If They Nail Vaccinations, Drugstores Will Be the Heroes of 2021 (Featuring CalChamber Members: CVS, Walgreens and Walmart)
Bloomberg, January 21, 2021

Trade Policy

From the White House

Readout of President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Call with Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India
February 8, 2021

President Biden’s Message to African Union Summit Participants
February 4, 2021

Readout of President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Call with President Moon Jae-in of the Republic of Korea
February 3, 2021

The Economics of the American Rescue Plan
February 3, 2021

From the U.S. Congress

Chairman Neal Announces Ways and Means Democrats’ Subcommittee Assignments for the 117th Congress (Including the Trade Subcommittee)
House Ways and Means Committee, February 2, 2021

Brady Announces Subcommittee Leaders and Assignments for the 117th Congress (Including the Trade Subcommittee)
GOP House Ways and Means Committee, February 3, 2021

Opening Statement of Thomas J. Vilsack, Former Agriculture Secretary, Before the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry – Remarks as Prepared
February 2, 2021

From the U.S. Department of Commerce

Apply Now: 2021 SelectUSA Investment Summit
February 4, 2021

From the U.S. Trade Representative

Information on 2021 Tariff-Rate Quotas for Exports from the United Kingdom
February 8, 2021

Office of the U.S. Trade Representative Announces Key Staff Appointments
February 8, 2021

From the U.S. Department of State

U.S. Decision To Reengage with the UN Human Rights Council
February 8, 2021

Secretary Antony J. Blinken Introductory Remarks for President Biden
February 4, 2021

From the Bureau of Economic Analysis

U.S. International Trade in Goods and Services, December 2020
February 5, 2021

From the World Trade Organization

WTO to Meet to Decide on Next
Director-General on Feb. 15

Reuters, February 9, 2021

Meet the Nigerian Corruption Cop
Lagarde Expects Will ‘Rock’ the WTO

Bloomberg, February 7, 2021

U.S. Backs Okonjo-Iweala, First
Woman and African, to Head WTO

Politico, February 5, 2021

Yoo Drops Bid to Become New WTO head,
Clears Way for Nigerian Candidate

Yonhap News Agency, February 5, 2021

Office of the United States Trade Representative Statement on the Director General
of the World Trade Organization

U.S. Trade Representative, February 5, 2021

Chairman Neal Applauds the Biden
Administration’s Support of WTO Director
General Candidate Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

House Ways and Means Committee, February 5, 2021

Brady Statement on WTO Director-General Race
GOP House Ways and Means Committee, February 5, 2021


Toward a New Global Trade Framework
Center for Strategic & International Studies, February 2, 2021

DDG Wolff — WTO Must Demonstrate Soon it Can Deliver
February 9, 2021

Participants in Domestic Regulation Negotiations for Services Commit to Maintain Momentum
February 4, 2021

Trade Agreements

India, UK Speed Up FTA Talks; Roadmap To Be Announced During Boris Johnson’s Visit
Business Today, February 9, 2021

Separate Trade Deals with UK, EU in India Plan
The Hindustan Times, February 9, 2021

Turkish Exports to US See Highest Rise as Trade Ties Enter New Period
Daily Sabah, February 8, 2021

U.K. Favors Comprehensive Over Quick U.S. Trade Deal, Envoy Says
Bloomberg, February 8, 2021

EU Awaits U.S. Trade Chief for Real Tariff Talks to Start
Reuters, February 8, 2021

Ghana Signs Long-Awaited Post-Brexit Trade Agreement With U.K.
Bloomberg, February 6, 2021

U.K. Says Brexit Trade Flow with EU is Nearly Back to Normal
American Journal of Transportation, February 3, 2021

Australia Eyes New Trade Deal with Israel, Focusing on Cyber Security, Innovation
The Sydney Morning Herald, February 3, 2021

EU Rebuffs UK Demand to Soften Northern Ireland Brexit Trade Terms
Reuters, February 3, 2021

U.K. Says Brexit Trade Flow with EU Is Nearly Back to Normal
American Journal of Transportation, February 3, 2021

S. Korea, Cambodia Strike Free Trade Deal for Broader Economic Cooperation
Yonhap News Agency, February 3, 2021

NZ Signs Upgraded Trade Deal with China
Farm Weekly, February 2, 2021


White House says it Aims to Strengthen Ties with Brazil, but Will Speak Out on Concerns
Reuters, February 8, 2021

Biden Appointments Signal a Trade Approach That Hews to the Left
The New York Times, February 8, 2021

U.S. Trade Balance With China Improves, but Sources of Tension Linger
The Wall Street Journal, February 5, 2021

Trade Court Ruling to Uphold Trump’s Security-Based Steel Tariffs
U.S. Court of International Trade, February 4, 2021

Trade to be Part of Biden’s China Strategy, Not Driving Force
Reuters, February 2, 2021


An Engine of the Nation’s COVID-19 Recovery: State of the Port Highlights Long Beach’s Key Role in 2020, Year Ahead
American Journal of Transportation, February 4, 2021

Port of Oakland’s Executive Director Plans for Port Growth and a Healthy Community
American Journal of Transportation, February 3, 2021

More International Articles

Services Trade Restrictions Increased in 2020, Compounding COVID-19 Economic Shock
Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, February 9, 2021

Taiwan’s Exports Hit Record High on 5G and Holiday Demand
American Journal of Transportation, February 8, 2021

Retail Imports Expected to Hit Repeated Monthly Records After Record Year in 2020
American Journal of Transportation, February 8, 2021

Amid Biden Pressure, China Calls for EU Autonomy
Politico, February 8, 2021

China Economy Overtaking the U.S. to Guide Biden’s Trade Stance
Bloomberg, February 8, 2021

Cuba Opens Up its Economy to Private Businesses
BBC, February 7, 2021

Macron: EU Shouldn’t Gang Up on China with US
Politico, February 4, 2021

80% of Ports Missing Out on the Benefits of Digitalisation, Creating ‘Last Mile’ Risks
American Journal of Transportation, February 3, 2021

COVID-19 Cases Falling in U.S., Canada, but Still Rising in Latam, Says PAHO
Reuters, February 3, 2021

Manufacturing: The China Inc. Model
Marketplace, February 2, 2021

Europe’s Economy Falls Further Behind U.S. and China. ‘It’s Getting Desperate.’
The Wall Street Journal, February 2, 2021

China Stockpiles Chips, Chip-Making Machines to Resist U.S.
Bloomberg, February 2, 2021

Indian Trade Secretary Stands by Digital Tax Opposed by U.S.
Reuters, February 2, 2021


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