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Tuesday, March 2, 2021

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Director Gives Analysis of UK Trade
with US, California After Brexit

CalChamber, March 2, 2021

Dr. Matt Beech (left) discusses the impact of Brexit on the U.S. and California with CalChamber President/CEO, Allan Zaremberg.


Biden Administration Releases 2021 President’s Trade Agenda and 2020 Annual Report
U.S. Trade Representative, March 1, 2021

View the report here. 


Final Report National Security
Commission on Artificial Intelligence

March 2021


An Agricultural Renaissance from A.G.
Kawamura, Former Secretary, California Department of Food and Agriculture

Solutions from the Land, 2021

CalChamber Companies in the News

Former 2020 CalChamber Board Chair – Get to know Mark Jansen, a Most Admired CEO Honoree
Sacramento Business Journal, February 26, 2021

LATAM Announces the Conversion of Up to Eight Boeing 767-300ERs into Freighters
American Journal of Transportation, March 1, 2021

Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine Authorized by U.S. FDA For Emergency Use
Johnson & Johnson, February 27, 2021

CalChamber Members Accenture and Microsoft Collaborate to Help Accelerate U.K.’s Transition to Net-Zero Carbon Emissions
Accenture, February 24, 2021

CalChamber Members Volkswagen Group and Microsoft Team Up to Accelerate the Development of Automated Driving
Microsoft, February 10, 2021

Trade Policy

From the White House

U.S.-Mexico Joint Declaration
March 1, 2021

Fact Sheet

Remarks by President Biden and President López Obrador of Mexico Before Virtual Bilateral Meeting
March 1, 2021

Executive Order on America’s Supply Chains
February 24, 2021
Fact Sheet

Remarks by President Biden During a Meeting with a Bipartisan Group of House and Senate Members on U.S. Supply Chains
February 24, 2021

Roadmap for a Renewed U.S.-Canada Partnership
February 23, 2021

Remarks by President Biden and Prime Minister Trudeau of Canada in Joint Press Statements
February 23, 2021

From the House Ways and Means Committee

Trade Subcommittee Hearing on Reauthorizing Trade Adjustment Assistance: Opportunities for Equitable Access and Modernization
on Thursday, March 4th, 2021 at 10:00am

From the U.S. Department of Commerce

Senate Votes to Confirm Biden Pick
as Commerce Secretary

AP, March 2, 2021

U.S. Department of Commerce Adds 14 Parties to the Entity List for Support of Russian Weapons of Mass Destruction Programs and Chemical Weapons Activities
March 2, 2021

U.S. Department of Commerce Announces Additional Biden-Harris Administration Appointments
February 26, 2021

From the U.S. Trade Representative

Opening Statement of Ambassador-designate Katherine Tai Before the Senate Finance Committee
February 24, 2021

Video of Hearing

Senate Panel to Vote Wednesday on Three Biden Nominees, Including Trade Pick Tai
Reuters, March 1, 2020

USTR Celebrates Women’s History Month
March 1, 2021

Biden USTR Nominee Tai Vows to End Trade ‘Race to the Bottom,’ Counter China
Reuters, February 25, 2021

Crapo Statement at Nomination Hearing for U.S. Trade Representative
Senate Finance Committee, February 25, 2021

What They Are Saying: Katherine Tai is an Experienced Trailblazer Who Deserves Swift Confirmation
February 25, 2021

Biden Looks to a Consensus Builder to Heal a Democratic Rift on Trade
The New York Times, February 24, 2021

U.S. Chamber Letter on the Nomination of Katherine Tai to be U.S. Trade Representative
U.S. Chamber, February 23, 2021

Biden Trade Czar Tai Eagerly Awaited in Washington and Brussels
Reuters, February 23, 2021

From the U.S. Department of State

60th Anniversary of the Peace Corps
March 1, 2021

The United States and Canada: Neighbors, Friends, and Allies
February 26, 2021

Secretary Blinken’s Meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau
February 26, 2021

Secretary Blinken’s Meeting with Mexican Foreign Secretary Ebrard
February 26, 2021

The United States and Mexico: Strategic Partners and Neighbors
February 25, 2021

On the Confirmation of Ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield
February 23, 2021

From the World Trade Organization

Twelfth Ministerial Conference to
Take Place in Geneva in Late 2021

March 1, 2021

DG Okonjo-Iweala: WTO Can Deliver Results if Members “Accept We Can Do Things Differently”
March 1, 2021

This Year Holds Great Promise for WTO and Multilateral System — DDG Wolff
March 1, 2021

WTO Chief Begins Uphill Climb to Overhaul Global Trade’s Referee
Bloomberg, March 1, 2021

DDG Wolff Calls on Members to Work with New Director-General to Reform WTO
February 25, 2021

Reforming WTO Appeals Body Necessary, Won’t Be Easy, Chief Says
Bloomberg, February 24, 2021

Countries Seek New Fix for Dormant International Trade Court
The Wall Street Journal, February 24, 2021

Trade Agreements

Conclusion of Free Trade Agreement to Double Ukraine-Turkey Trade
Ukrinform, February 26, 2021

South Korea-Central America Trade Agreement Goes into Effect
Foreign Brief, March 1, 2021

Vietnam-UK Trade Turnover Soars After Post-Brexit Free Trade Deal
VN Express, February 28, 2021

Joe Biden’s Pick for Trade Representative Embraces ‘Sound Formula’ of Trans-Pacific Partnership
South China Morning Post, February 26, 2021

Biden’s Trade Chief Pick Dodges Question on Rejoining TPP
Nikkei Asian Review, February 26, 2021

Biden Trade Pick Says China Must Deliver on Phase-One Pact
Bloomberg, February 25, 2021

China Has Informal Contacts with Some Nations to Join TPP Trade Pact
Nippon, February 24, 2021

Brazilian Meat Lobby Says Trade Talks with Indonesia Hinge on Halal WTO Compliance
The Rio Times, February 24, 2021

Japan Cabinet Endorses RCEP Free Trade Deal
Nippon, February 24, 2021

India and Mauritius Ink Free Trade Pact
The Free Press Journal, February 24, 2021

UK-Japan Trade Deal Settled Post-Brexit Nerves, says Honda
City AM, February 23, 2021


U.S. Imports at Full Speed Show Uneven Global Recovery Pace
Bloomberg, March 2, 2021

Where Biden’s Foreign Policy Is Taking the U.S.
The New York Times, March 1, 2021

U.S. to Take Hard Line on Chinese Trade Practices, Administration Says
The Wall Street Journal, March 1, 2021

U.S. Manufacturing Hits 3-Year High in February
CFO, March 1, 2021

U.S. Drops Digital Tax Demand, Opening Door to Global Deal
Bloomberg, February 26, 2021


West Coast Trade Report: A First Glimpse at January’s TEU Counts
Pacific Merchant Shipping Association, February 2021

More International Articles

China Charges Ahead With a National Digital Currency
The New York Times, March 3, 2021

U.S. Trade Report Flags Challenges from ‘Make in India’ Policy
The Hindu Times, March 2, 2021

Brazil Posts $1.2 Billion Trade Surplus in February
Reuters, March 1, 2021

Sugar to Get More Expensive as India Set to Miss Export Target
American Journal of Transportation, March 1, 2021

Chile Emerges as Global Leader in Covid Inoculations With ‘Pragmatic Strategy’
The Guardian, February 28, 2021

Argentina Shows Signs of Recovery in Foreign Trade, Says Economist
The Rio Times, February 28, 2021

South Korea February Exports Extend Growth on Strong Chip, Auto Demand
Reuters, February 28, 2021

Question on GSP in India is Very High on My Radar: USTR Nominee
The Federal, February 26, 2021

U.S. to Impose Sweeping Rule Aimed at China Technology Threats
The Wall Street Journal, February 26, 2021

U.S. Partners in Asia May Not Wait Around as Biden Prioritizes Domestic Issues
CNBC, February 25, 2021

Mexican Economy Ended 2020 Stronger Than First Estimated
Reuters, February 25, 2021

G20 Promises No Let-Up in Stimulus, Sees Tax Deal by Summer
Reuters, February 25, 2021


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