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Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Featured Headlines

World Trade Organization Slowly Begins
to Move Forward on Path to Reform

CalChamber, March 26, 2021


The Suez Canal: Looking Beyond the Surface to Access the Full Economic Impact
American Journal of Transportation, March 30, 2021

Ever Given is Finally Free and Under Way
Vessel Finder, March 29, 2021

In Suez Canal, Tides Rise and Fall, Salvagers Toil, but Ship Remains Stuck
The New York Times, March 29, 2021

Why the Suez Canal Is So Important
The New York Times, March 25, 2021


CalChamber’s Susanne Stirling is
Sacramento County Woman of the Year

Office of California State Senator Bill Dodd, March 25, 2021

CalChamber Companies in the News

PepsiCo Launches $40 Million Community College Program to Support 4,000 Black and Hispanic Students
PepsiCo, March 30, 2021

Southwest Airlines Orders 100 Boeing 737 MAX Jets, Plus 155 Options
American Journal of Transportation, March 29, 2021

Trade Policy

From the White House

Readout of President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Call with Prime Minister Boris Johnson of the United Kingdom
March 26, 2021

President Biden Announces His Intent to Nominate Key Members for the Department of State
March 26, 2021

President Biden Participates in European Council Summit
March 25, 2021

Readout of President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Call with Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis of Greece
March 25, 2021

From the U.S. Department of Commerce

Women-Owned Business Ownership in America on the Rise
March 29, 2021

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo Announces Efforts to Advance Offshore Wind Power Generation
March 29, 2021

Making a Place for Women in Manufacturing
March 26, 2021

Women in Commerce’s NTIA Leadership Making a Difference in Tech Equity
March 25, 2021

Intensifying Negotiations on Trans-Atlantic Data Privacy Flows: A Joint Press Statement by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo and European Commissioner for Justice Didier Reynders
March 25, 2021

Statement: U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo On Her Meeting With The U.S. Travel Association
March 24, 2021

From the U.S. Trade Representative

This week’s USTR readouts of virtual meetings with international representatives in chronological order:
South Africa
European Commission 

First Joint Committee Meeting Under the Bilateral U.S.-UK Agreement on Prudential Measures Regarding Insurance and Reinsurance
March 30, 2021

USTR Suspends Trade Engagement with Burma Following Military Coup and Violence Against Civilians
March 29, 2021

USTR Announces Next Steps of Section 301 Digital Services Taxes Investigations
March 26, 2021

Statement from USTR Ambassador Katherine Tai on the Death of Ambassador William E. Brock, III
March 26, 2021

Statement from USTR Spokesperson Adam Hodge on U.S. Action to Prevent Maduro Regime’s Attempt to Undermine U.S. Sanctions
March 26, 2021

From the U.S. Department of State

Secretary Blinken’s Meeting with UN Secretary-General Guterres
March 29, 2021

Secretary Blinken’s Meeting with President of the UN General Assembly Volkan Bozkir
March 29, 2021

Secretary Antony J. Blinken at a Virtual Town Hall Meeting with U.S. Mission to the United Nations Staff
March 29, 2021

PRC Sanctions on U.S. Officials
March 27, 2021

Entry Into Force of U.S.-UK Civil Air Transport Agreement
March 26, 2021

Secretary Antony J. Blinken’s Remarks to U.S. Tri-Mission
March 25, 2021

Strengthening Economies and Shoring Up Infrastructure Development Along the U.S.-Mexico Border
March 24, 2021

Secretary Blinken’s Meeting with European Commission President von der Leyen
March 24, 2021

Reaffirming and Reimagining America’s Alliances
March 24, 2021

From the International Trade Administration

The United States Remains the Top Destination for Business Investment for the Ninth Consecutive Year
March 24, 2021

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

EXIM Announces Key Staff Appointments
March 24, 2021

From the World Trade Organization

DG Okonjo-Iweala: Action on Trade Can Help Alleviate Debt Pressures for Poorest Countries
March 29, 2021

Trade Beyond COVID-19: Building Resilience
March 29, 2021

WTO Launches Trade for Peace Network in Support of Fragile and Conflict-Affected States
March 25, 2021

Post-COVID-19 Recovery Must Not Leave Anyone Behind — DG Okonjo-Iweala at Aid for Trade Event
March 25, 2021

Trade Agreements

Filipino Gov’t Starting Informal Talks to Join Trans-Pacific Partnership
BusinessWorld, March 30, 2021

The Trade Pact Waiting to Happen: Friends—Like the U.S. and the U.K.—are Invaluable in a Pinch
The Wall Street Journal, March 30, 2021

U.S. Trade with Myanmar is Suspended Over Killings by the Military.
The New York Times, March 29, 2021

African Continental Free Trade Agreement: Lovely on Paper, Probably Dead in the Water
Daily Maverick, March 29, 2021

Fate of Trade Pact Hangs in the Balance Amid Beijing-Taipei Tensions
South China Morning Post, March 27, 2021

Outgoing Ecuador Trade Minister Presses for Deal with U.S.
Politico, March 26, 2021

U.K.-U.S. Trade Deal Is Likely Years Away as Biden Shifts Focus
Bloomberg, March 26, 2021

The Complexities of China’s CPTPP Entry
East Asia Forum, March 26, 2021

China Eyes Free Trade Agreement with the Gulf States
Hellenic Shipping News, March 26, 2021

EU Leaders Make Good on Trade Promises with Turkey, but Threaten Sanctions
Reuters, March 25, 2021

Philippines Keen on Trans-Pacific Free Trade Area
PhilStar Global, March 25, 2021

China Says Members of RCEP Pact Aim for Deal to Take Effect from 2022
Reuters, March 24, 2021

UK Will Not Compromise Values for Trade in ‘Critical’ Indo-Pacific
Nikkei Asian Review, March 24, 2021

China Has Bought Only a Third of U.S. Goods Required by Trade Deal
Bloomberg, March 23, 2021

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


US Threatens Tariffs on UK Exports Over Digital Services Tax
The Guardian, March 29, 2021

Biden’s Trade Chief says US Won’t Be Lifting Tariffs on China
The Hill, March 28, 2021

At Least 12 American Grain Shipments Impacted by Suez Congestion
American Journal of Transportation, March 26, 2021

Hot U.S. Economy, Fresh Supply Disruptions Pressure World’s Factories
The Wall Street Journal, March 24, 2021

FDI in the United States, Quarter Four 2020
Global Business, March 23, 2021

U.S. Durable Goods Orders Decrease for First Time Since April
Bloomberg, March 24, 2021

More International Articles

New Report: The Transatlantic Economy 2021: Annual Survey of Jobs, Trade and Investment between the U.S. and Europe
AmCham Denmark, March 24, 2021


G7 Trade Ministers to Meet on March 31

US-China Relations: Trade Talks Will Take Place ‘When the Time is Right’, says New US Trade Representative Katherine Tai
South China Morning Post, March 29, 2021

China, Long a Source of Deflation, Starts Raising Prices for the World
The Wall Street Journal, March 29, 2021

China May Boost Cotton Imports to Cut Xinjiang Fiber in Exports
Bloomberg, March 29, 2021

New US Administration an Opportunity to ‘Rebuild’ EU-US Transatlantic Partnership, says David Sassoli
The Parliament Magazine, March 29, 2021

What the UK’s Tilt to the Indo-Pacific Means for India
Observer Research Foundation, March 28, 2021

Iran, China Sign Strategic Long-Term Cooperation Agreement
Politico, March 27, 2021

Boris Johnson Talks Tough on China Following Sanctions Against UK MPs
Politico, March 27, 2021

China Sets Duties on Australia Wine for 5 Years as Ties Sour
Bloomberg, March 26, 2021

Biden Finds a Key Ally Wary of His Bid to Outpace China on Chips
Bloomberg, March 25, 2021

China Retaliates Against Clothing Brands After Western Sanctions
NPR, March 25, 2021

China’s New Belt and Road Has Less Concrete, More Blockchain
Bloomberg, March 24, 2021

Global Factories Pay Higher Prices as Surge Strains Supplies
The Wall Street Journal, March 24, 2021

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