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Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Featured Headlines

Thank You Valued Members
CalChamber, March 19, 2021

CalChamber Quarterly Economic Report:
Economic Positives Tempered by Risks
Like Virus Uncertainties, Debt Worries

CalChamber, March 19, 2021


Biden Trade Chief Katherine Tai
Wins Unanimous Senate Confirmation

Reuters, March 17, 2021


Global Britain in a Competitive Age:
The Integrated Review of Security,
Defense, Development and Foreign Policy

Government of the United Kingdom, March 2021


CalChamber Releases 2021 Job Killer List
CalChamber, March 22, 2021

CalChamber Companies in the News

Anheuser-Busch Foundation Provides More Than $1.8 Million for The Nature Conservancy Projects That Promote Healthy Rivers in the American West
Anheuser-Busch Newsroom, March 22, 2021

PepsiCo Helps More Than 55 Million People Globally Gain Access to Safe Water With Partners
PepsiCo, March 18, 2021

Successful SLS Core Stage Hot-Fire Test Puts America One Step Closer to Returning to the Moon
Aerojet Rocketdyne, March 18, 2021

Non-Profit and CalChamber Board Member, Pride Industries, is Re-Purposing Their Fleet of Buses to Help the Community During the Pandemic
Pride Industries, March 11, 2021

Trade Policy

From the White House

FACT SHEET: Small and Less Populous Island Economies (SALPIE) Initiative
March 22, 2021

President Biden Hosts Virtual Gathering of UN Security Council Permanent Representatives
March 18, 2021

Fact Sheet: The United States-Ireland Partnership
March 17, 2021

Joint Statement by President Joe Biden and Taoiseach Micheál Martin
March 17, 2021

From the U.S. Department of Commerce

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo Statement on Meeting with Members of the Semiconductor Industry Association
March 19, 2021

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo Statement on Actions Taken Under ICTS Supply Chain Executive Order
March 17, 2021

From the U.S. Trade Representative

2021 Trade Policy Agenda and 2020 Annual Report of the President of the U.S. on the Trade Agreements Program
March 2021

Readout of Ambassador Katherine Tai’s virtual meeting with South Korean Trade Minister Yoo Myung-Hee
March 23, 2021

Readout of Ambassador Katherine Tai’s virtual call with Japan Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry Minister Kajiyama Hiroshi
March 23, 2021

Readout of Ambassador Katherine Tai’s call with Japan Foreign Minister Motegi Toshimitsu
March 23, 2021

Readout of Ambassador Katherine Tai’s virtual meeting with World Trade Organization Director General Dr. Gozi Okonjo-Iweala
March 22, 2021

Readout of Ambassador Katherine Tai’s virtual meeting with United Kingdom Secretary of State for International Trade Liz Truss
March 22, 2021

Readout of Ambassador Katherine Tai’s virtual meeting with European Commission Executive Vice President Valdis Dombrovskis
March 22, 2021

Readout of Ambassador Katherine Tai’s virtual meeting with Canada Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion, and International Trade Mary Ng
March 22, 2021

Ambassador Tai’s Day One Message to USTR Staff
March 19, 2021

Katherine C. Tai Sworn in as USTR Ambassador
March 18, 2021

From the U.S. Department of State

Secretary Antony J. Blinken and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg at a Moderated Conversation with Rosa Balfour
March 23, 2021

Secretary Blinken Travels to Belgium To Highlight the Strength of the NATO Alliance and the Transatlantic Relationship
March 22, 2021

Joint Statement on Xinjiang
March 22, 2021

Regional 100,000 Strong in the Americas Innovation Fund Competition to Build Partnerships between the United States and the Dominican Republic and Central America
March 19, 2021

Joint Statement on the Occasion of a Trilateral Discussion among Afghanistan, Tajikistan and the United States
March 19, 2021

Joint Statement of the 2021 Republic of Korea – United States Foreign and Defense Ministerial Meeting (“2+2”)
March 18, 2021

Strengthening the Ironclad U.S.-ROK Alliance
March 17, 2021

Secretary Blinken’s Meeting with Republic of Korea Foreign Minister Chung
March 17, 2021

U.S.-ROK Alliance – Expanding Bilateral Cooperation for the 21st Century
March 17, 2021

Hong Kong Autonomy Act Update
March 17, 2021

From the International Trade Administration

A Year Like No Other: Overview
of U.S. Trade in 2020

March 22, 2021

From the Bureau of Economic Analysis

U.S. International Transactions, Fourth Quarter and Year 2020
March 23, 2021

From the World Trade Organization

New WTO Report Examines Ways of Increasing Africa’s Trading Capacities
March 23, 2021

DG Okonjo-Iweala Continues Outreach to Members with Ottawa Group Ministers
March 22, 2021

United States Appeals Panel Report Regarding US Duties on Korean Products
March 19, 2021

Director-General Concludes Successful Official Visit to Nigeria
March 17, 2021

DDG Wolff: Africa is a Priority for the WTO
March 17, 2021

Co-convenors of E-Commerce Negotiations: We are Heartened by Progress Made so Far
March 16, 2021

With New Director at Helm, Time Is Ripe for World Trade Organization Reform
The Heritage Foundation, March 16, 2021

Trade Agreements

CP Rail’s CEO Makes the $25 Billion
Deal His Mentor Wouldn’t

American Journal of Transportation, March 22, 2021

Railroad Megamerger Would Create the First Mexico-US-Canada Freight Rail Network
CNN, March 21, 2021

UK Launching Four Regional Trade Hubs to Boost Exports
BBC, March 23, 2021

US Lawmakers US Lawmakers Push for Free Trade Agreement with Taiwan
Taiwan News, March 23, 2021

Thai-UK Pact Sets Stage for Agreement Negotiations
Bangkok Post, March 22, 2021

Thailand-Panama to Restore Pre-Pandemic Level of Trade
Pattaya Mail, March 22, 2021

China Finishes Ratifying RCEP Free Trade Agreement: Commerce Ministry
Global Times, March 22, 2021

U.K.-U.S. Trade Talks Can Build on Trump’s Plan, Envoy Says
Bloomberg, March 20, 2021

U.S. Trade Czar Tai to Discuss Trade Deal With U.K. Next Week
Bloomberg, March 18, 2021

Analysis: Twenty Years On, EU Turns Cold on Mercosur Trade Deal
Reuters, March 18, 2021

India-EU Trade Talks May See Progress at Portugal Summit
LiveMint, March 18, 2021

A New Era for UK-Japanese Scientific Research Relations
PMLive, March 19, 2021


As U.S. Economic Outlook Brightens, Europe Fears a Cloudy Summer
The Wall Street Journal, March 20, 2021

U.S Extends Travel Restrictions at Canada, Mexico Land Borders
Reuters, March 18, 2021

Menendez, Risch, Rubio, Kaine Introduce Resolution Recognizing 9th Summit of the Americas, Hosted by U.S.
U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, March 17, 2021

America’s Coming Vaccine Glut: Who Should Get it First
CNN, March 15, 2021


Leaders and Advocates Support
Governor Newsom’s Appointment
of New Small Business Advocate

Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development,
March 19, 2021

Port of LA Continues Breaking Cargo Records in Historic 7-Month Surge
Los Angeles Daily News, March 16, 2021

More International Articles

China’s Belt and Road:
Implications for the United States

Council on Foreign Relations, March 2021


Meetings of NATO Ministers of Foreign Affairs
NATO, March 23, 2021

EU, China Impose Tit-For-Tat Sanctions Over Xinjiang Abuses
Reuters, March 22, 2021

Canada Begins Public Consultations on Joining the Digital Economy Partnership Agreement
Government of Canada, March 19, 2021

Analysis: Exports, Stimulus Throw Lifeline to Mexico’s Battered Economy
Reuters, March 19, 2021

Here are the Highlights from the Heated Exchange Between the U.S. and China in Alaska
CNBC, March 19, 2021

In Japan, They’re Still Worried About Deflation, Not Inflation
The Wall Street Journal, March 19, 2021

China Exports Surged Late Last Year as Consumer Recovery Picked Up Steam in U.S., Other Nations
CNBC, March 17, 2021

Shortage of New Shipping Containers Adds to Global Trade Turmoil
Bloomberg, March 16, 2021

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