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Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Featured Headlines

Secretary of State Antony Blinken: A
Foreign Policy for the American People

U.S. Department of State, March 3, 2021


Message from the 40th Secretary
of Commerce, Gina Raimondo

U.S. Department of Commerce, March 4, 2021


China Ratifies RCEP Trade Deal Three
Months Ahead of Schedule, Urges
Other Members to Follow Suit

South China Morning News, March 9, 2021


Governor Newsom to Address Legislature,
People of California in Evening State of the
State Address Today, March 9 at 6:00pm

Office of Governor Gavin Newsom, March 3, 2021

Livestreams available at
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CalChamber Companies in the News

Celebrating 100 Years: Lowe’s Announces “100 Hometowns,” A Commitment to Give Back with 100 Community Impact Projects Nationwide
Lowes, March 9, 2021

Walgreens Administers 5 Million COVID Vaccinations and Nears Completion of Long-Term Care Facility Program
Walgreens, March 9, 2021

Chevron to Build California Carbon Capture Plant with Microsoft, Schlumberger
Reuters, March 4, 2021

Procter & Gamble’s Secret Deodorant Brings Relief to Over 100,000 Women and Their Families with YWCA Partnership
Procter & Gamble, March 4, 2021

FedEx Commits to Carbon-Neutral Operations by 2040
FedEx Newsroom, March 3, 2021

Trade Policy

From the White House

Remarks by President Biden on the Senate Passage of the American Rescue Plan
March 6, 2021

The Employment Situation in February
March 5, 2021

From the U.S. Department of Commerce

Commerce Implements New Export Controls on Burma and Makes Entity List Additions in Response to the Military Coup and Escalating Violence against Peaceful Protesters
March 4, 2021

Gina M. Raimondo Sworn in as 40th U.S. Secretary of Commerce
March 4, 2021

U.S. Commercial Service to Recognize Women Exporters
March 2, 2021

From the U.S. Trade Representative

USTR Announces Conclusion of WTO Quota Negotiations with the European Union
March 8, 2021

Joint Statement of the European Union and the United States on the Large Civil Aircraft WTO Disputes
March 5, 2021

Joint US-UK Statement on Suspension of Large Civilian Aircraft Tariffs
March 4, 2021

Senate Finance Panel OKs Tai as Top U.S. Trade Negotiator
AP, March 3, 2021

From the U.S. Department of State

United States, Eswatini, and Taiwan Identify and Create Partnership Opportunities
March 4, 2021

The United States and the Netherlands Host Conference on Maritime Security
March 3, 2021

From the Bureau of Economic Analysis

U.S. International Trade in Goods and Services, January 2021
March 5, 2021

From the International Trade Administration

SelectUSA Investment Summit 2021: Select Global Women in Tech Mentorship Network Call for Applications Now Open!
March 8, 2021

Start a New Global Business Habit This Year
March 8, 2021

From the World Trade Organization

International Women’s Day: Focus on Women for a Stronger Recovery
March 8, 2021

DG Okonjo-Iweala Hits the Ground Running
March 5, 2021

Talks on Domestic Regulation in Services Focus on Disciplines in Regional Trade Accords
March 4, 2021

DDG Wolff: AfCFTA and WTO Can Help “Knit Together” Africa in Peace and Prosperity
March 4, 2021

WTO Chairpersons for 2021
March 4, 2021

Talks Kick Off for Brazil’s Accession to Government Procurement Pact
March 3, 2021

WTO Members Adopt Roadmap to Review Implementation of the Trade Facilitation Agreement
March 3, 2021

Trade Agreements

India-Australia Trade Agreement Gathering Momentum Under Morrison: Report
Hellenic Shipping News, March 9, 2021

EU Says it Agrees Post-Brexit WTO Agriculture Quotas with U.S.
Reuters, March 8, 2021

Austria Rejects Free Trade Agreement with South-America
The Brussels Times, March 8, 2021

Can an Australia–India FTA Succeed Where RCEP Failed?
East Asia Forum, March 8, 2021

Swiss Vote Yes to Indonesia Trade Deal and Ban on Face-Veils
Bloomberg, March 7, 2021

UK Faces Uphill Struggle to Rebuild Trade Ties with Latin America
Financial Times, March 7, 2021

Free Trade Agreement (FTA), India-EU Will Be Negotiated at Aggregate Level Says Swedish Envoy Klas Molin
The Economic Times, March 6, 2021

Free Trade Agreement: Talks May Gain Traction During UK PM Boris Johnson’s Likely Visit to India
The Hindu Business Line, March 5, 2021

Kenya’s Free-Trade Deal with the UK Stumbles Towards Finish Line
The Africa Report, March 5, 2021

China Seeks to Boost Trade With U.S. Allies, Premier Li Says
Bloomberg, March 4, 2021


U.S. Set to Power Global Economic Recovery From Covid-19
The Wall Street Journal, March 7, 2021

Biden Smooths Tensions with Europe, Pausing Tariffs in Boeing-Airbus Dispute
Politico, March 5, 2021

U.S. Trade Deficit Widens as Goods Imports Hit Record High
Reuters, March 5, 2021

Biden Vows to Defend Allies from China in Security Guidance
Nikkei Asian Review, March 4, 2021

Biden Commerce Chief Says Steel, Aluminum Tariffs ‘Effective’
American Journal of Transportation, March 4, 2021

Blumenauer Opening Statement at Trade Subcommittee Hearing on Reauthorizing Trade Adjustment Assistance: Opportunities for Equitable Access and Modernization
House Ways and Means Committee, March 4, 2021

Food Prices Are Soaring Faster Than Inflation and Incomes
Bloomberg, February 28, 2021


JBIC Signs MOU with the US State of California: Supporting Business Expansion of Japanese Companies in California, Advanced State of Global Environmental Protection
Japan Bank for International Cooperation, March 5, 2021

California and Japan Bank for International Cooperation Ratify Agreement to Expand Relations in Sustainability and Economic Development
Office of Lt. Governor Eleni Kounalakis, March 4, 2021

More International Articles

African Private Sector Summit on Doing Business Under the AfCFTA – Virtual Conference
3/8/21 – 3/12/21

China Exports Resurgent a Year on From Covid-19 Doldrums
The Wall Street Journal, March 7, 2021

Shake Off Your Ill Will, Britain Tells EU Over Post-Brexit Trade
Reuters, March 7, 2021

China Will Make ‘Efforts’ to Outlaw Forced Labor: Foreign Minister
Politico, March 7, 2021

I’ve Never Seen Anything Like This’: Chaos Strikes Global Shipping
The New York Times, March 6, 2021

U.S. Extends Tariff Exclusion on China Virus Supplies 6 Months
Bloomberg, March 5, 2021

Export Boom Drives Canada’s Largest Trade Surplus Since 2014
American Journal of Transportation, March 5, 2021

US, EU Agree to Suspend Tariffs in Boeing-Airbus Dispute
American Journal of Transportation, March 5, 2021

China to Pour More Money Into Chips, AI and 5G to Catch U.S.
Bloomberg, March 4, 2021

UN Finds Soaring Poverty in Virus-Hit Latin America Region
ABC News, March 4, 2021

Opinion: On Trans-Pacific Trade Britain Could Be Our New Asian Ally
Financial Post, March 3, 2021

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

Global Cargo Traffic Jam Could Last Into 2022, Freight CEO Warns
American Journal of Transportation, March 2, 2021

Global Air Cargo Volumes Recover to Pre-Covid Level Inside 10 Months
American Journal of Transportation, March 2, 2021


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