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Tuesday, March 16, 2021

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A View from Ireland Featuring Consuls General
of Ireland Robert O’Driscoll in San Francisco
and Orla Keane in Los Angeles: Green & Gold Recovery: Ireland, California Can Shape
Future Post-Pandemic Economy

CalChamber, March 16, 2021

Strong US Relationship Sees Ireland Well
Placed to Grow in Post-Covid World by
Gareth Lambe, President of AmCham Ireland, March 15, 2021

US-Ireland Business 2021
AmCham Ireland, March 2021

Statement by White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki on the Virtual Bilateral Meeting between President Joe Biden and Micheál Martin, Taoiseach of Ireland
White House, March 12, 2021

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

Under the Global Ireland 2025 initiative, enhanced
trade and investment with California is a key component of Ireland’s effort to double the scope and impact of its global footprint in the years ahead.


CalChamber Outlines Trade Priorities
for Congress, Federal Officials

CalChamber, March 11, 2021

CalChamber Companies in the News

SoCalGas Provides $50,000 in Grant Funding to Support Minority Students in the San Gabriel Valley and Inland Empire
Sempra Energy, March 16, 2021

CalChamber Members Volkswagen Group and BP to Join Forces to Expand Ultra-Fast Electric Vehicle Charging Across Europe
BP, March 15, 2021

CVS Health Now Offering COVID-19 Vaccines in 29 States
CVS Health, March 11, 2021

Trade Policy

From the White House

Quad Leaders’ Joint Statement: “The Spirit of the Quad”
March 12, 2021

Fact Sheet: Quad Summit
March 12, 2021

Remarks by President Biden, Prime Minister Modi of India, Prime Minister Morrison of Australia, and Prime Minister Suga of Japan in the Virtual Quad Leaders Summit
March 12, 2021

President Biden Announces Intent to Nominate Key Roles for the Department of Treasury
March 11, 2021

Statement by NSC Spokesperson Emily Horne on National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan Leading the First Virtual Meeting of the U.S.-Israel Strategic Consultative Group
March 10, 2021

Readout of Vice President Kamala Harris Call with Prime Minister Erna Solberg of Norway
March 9, 2021

From the U.S. Department of Commerce

Commerce’s USPTO Celebrates American Women Inventors and Entrepreneurs
March 12, 2021

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo Statement on the Signing of President Biden’s American Rescue Plan Act
March 11, 2021

From the U.S. Trade Representative

USTR Nominee Katherine Tai’s Senate confirmation vote expected tomorrow, Wednesday, March 17.

From the U.S. Department of State

U.S.-Japan Joint Press Statement
March 16, 2021

Secretary Blinken and Secretary Austin’s Meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Suga
March 16, 2021

The United States and Japan Expand Indo-Pacific Economic Cooperation
March 16, 2021

Joint Statement by the Secretary of State of the United States of America, the Foreign Secretary of the United Kingdom, and the Foreign Ministers of France, Germany, and Italy
March 15, 2021

Reaffirming the Unbreakable U.S.-Japan Alliance
March 14, 2021

From the World Trade Organization

Portman, Cardin Introduce Bipartisan Resolution Supporting U.S. Leadership at, and Reform
of, the World Trade Organization

Office of U.S. Senator Rob Portman, March 9, 2021

DG Okonjo-Iweala Makes Official Visit to Nigeria
March 15, 2021

U.S. Vice President, WTO Chief Agree on Need to Reform Global Trade Body
Reuters, March 11, 2021

Barometer Points to Services Trade Rebound in Short Run, Long Term Outlook Less Clear
March 11, 2021

Steady Progress in the Negotiations for an Investment Facilitation Agreement
March 9, 2021

Trade Agreements

Australia and EU to Pursue ‘Self-Interested’ Targets Amid Free Trade Deal Talks
Sky News, March 16, 2021

Brexit: UK Hits Back at EU for Launching Legal Action Over Northern Ireland Brexit ‘Breach’
Sky News, March 15, 2021

Norway and China Strive to Complete Free Trade Agreement Negotiations
China Briefing, March 14, 2021

UK Trade with EU Plunges After Brexit, Hurting Economy
AP, March 12, 2021

Gulf States Urge U.K. To Move Forward On Free Trade Talks
Forbes, March 10, 2021

The Need for a North American Rebound
Policy Options, March 10, 2021

EU Trade Chief Says Mercosur Free-Trade Deal is Important
Reuters, March 9, 2021

UK and Cameroon Sign Trade Agreement
Government of the United Kingdom, March 9, 2021

U.S., Canadian and Mexican Business Leaders Welcome Recent Meetings Between President Biden, Prime Minister Trudeau and President López Obrador
Business Roundtable, March 9, 2021

Letter Concerning EU-MERCOSUR Trade Agreement to the EU President
Federal Ministry Republic of Austria, March 4, 2021


Carriers Rejected at Least $1.3 Billion in Potential U.S. Agricultural Exports from July to December
CNBC, March 16, 2021

Senators Plan Bipartisan Revamp of National-Security Tariffs
American Journal of Transportation, March 15, 2021

How to Secure a Free and Open Indo-Pacific
The Washington Post, March 15, 2021

Biden White House Defends Trump China Tariffs in Legal Showdown
Bloomberg, March 15, 2021

Blinken Hits Out at China’s ‘Coercion’ on Debut Trip to Asia
Bloomberg, March 15, 2021

Biden Goals Converge in Asia: Rebuilding Alliances and Countering China
Bloomberg, March 14, 2021

Biden Steers Off a Blunt Anti-China Message With Asian Allies
Bloomberg, March 11, 2021

Top U.S., China Officials to Meet Next Week in Alaska on Range of Issues
The Wall Street Journal, March 10, 2021

Harris Gets a Crash Course on Foreign Policy
Politico, February 26, 2021


Newsom Addresses Californians,
Legislature in Annual State of the State

The Signal, March 10, 2021

Shipping Congestion at Los Angeles Ports Shows Signs of Easing
American Journal of Transportation, March 15, 2021

Port of Oakland Welcomes Return of Import Cargo Surge
American Journal of Transportation, March 15, 2021

North America’s Tallest Cranes Rise at the Port of Oakland
American Journal of Transportation, March 11, 2021

Port of Long Beach Reports Busiest February on Record
American Journal of Transportation, March 10, 2021

California Will Recover from the Pandemic Faster than the U.S., Forecast Says
The Los Angeles Times, March 10, 2021

More International Articles


The 37 Member Countries of OECD Appoint
Mr. Mathias Cormann of Australia to be Next Secretary General Starting 1 June 2021

March 15, 2021



U.S. Warns of China’s Growing Threat to Taiwan
Politico, March 15, 2021

China Presses Alibaba to Sell
Media Assets, Including SCMP

Bloomberg, March 15, 2021

Xi Warns Against Tech Excess
in Sign Crackdown Will Widen

Bloomberg, March 15, 2021

Tariffs and Trade War to be ‘Definitely’
Covered in China-US High-Level Dialogue

Global Times, March 14, 2021

UK Declares China in Breach of
1984 Hong Kong Declaration

Financial Times, March 13, 2021

Trade War Fallout: How Reliant
is Australia’s Economy on China?

The Guardian, March 13, 2021

EU Touts China Investment Deal
as Way to Boost European Firms

Bloomberg, March 12, 2021

Policy Briefing | 14th Five-Year Plan (2021-2025)
and the Long-Range Objectives Through 2035

AmCham Shanghai, March 10, 2021

China ‘Needs’ Trade Pact Like CPTPP to
Force it Into Domestic Reform,
Says Former Commerce Minister

South China Morning Post, March 11, 2021

With Mass Arrests, Beijing Exerts
an Increasingly Heavy Hand in Hong Kong

The New York Times, January 6, 2021

S. Korea to Help Exporters Further Utilize FTAs with New Support Centers
Yonhap News, March 16, 2021

Johnson Says U.K. Will Become a Global Activist After Brexit
Bloomberg, March 15, 2021

Speech by Executive Vice-President Vestager at the Press Conference on Europe’s Digital Decade: 2030 Digital Targets
European Commission, March 9, 2021

Exclusive: Quad Nations Meeting to Announce Financing to Boost India Vaccine Output – U.S. Official
Reuters, March 9, 2021

Exporters Take Unusual Steps to Ease Container Shortage
Bloomberg, March 9, 2021

U.K. Names Eight Freeports in Bid to Boost Post-Brexit Trade
Bloomberg, March 3, 2021



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