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Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Featured Headlines

FACT SHEET: The American Jobs Plan
Supports Small Businesses

White House, April 13, 2021

American Rescue Plan: US Stimulus Seen
Widening Trade Deficit that Sparked
Trump’s Trade War with China

South China Morning, April 12, 2021


Higher Shipping Costs are Here
to Stay, Sparking Price Increases

American Journal of Transportation, April 12, 2021

Commodity Shipping Rates
Are Surging and Rally Isn’t Over

Bloomberg, April 6, 2021

CalChamber Companies in the News

United Airlines to Lead Industry Switch to Sustainable Aviation Fuel with Global Corporations, Customers
American Journal of Transportation, April 13, 2021

Almond Market Update: Shipments for March are 2nd Largest Shipment Month for Our Industry Ever
Blue Diamond Growers, April 12, 2021

Volkswagen’s Ambitious American EV Plan Back on Track as Battery Suppliers Make Peace
Fortune, April 12, 2021

Walmart Plans Massive India Warehouse with Billionaire Adani
American Journal of Transportation, April 12, 2021

UPS Bets on Electric Aircraft to Get Packages to the Hinterlands
American Journal of Transportation, April 7, 2021

Trade Policy

From the White House

Readout of President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Call with President Vladimir Putin of Russia
April 13, 2021

Readout of White House CEO Summit on Semiconductor and Supply Chain Resilience
April 12, 2021

White House Releases State-by-State Fact Sheets to Highlight Nationwide Need for the American Jobs Plan
April 12, 2021

Pandemic Prices: Assessing Inflation in the Months and Years Ahead
April 12, 2021

Statement by President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden on the Passing of Prince Philip of the United Kingdom
April 9, 2021

Readout of Vice President Kamala Harris Call with President Andrés Manuel López Obrador of Mexico
April 7, 2021

Readout of President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Call with King Abdullah II of Jordan
April 7, 2021

From the U.S. Department of Commerce

U.S. Department of Commerce Statement on Actions Taken Under ICTS Supply Chain Executive Order
April 13, 2021

Secretary Raimondo to Host the 2021 Investment Summit!
April 13, 2021

Biden’s $1.5T 2022 Budget Includes 16 Percent Domestic Spending Boost (Including U.S. Department of Commerce Funding)
Politico, April 9, 2021

Commerce Adds Seven Chinese Supercomputing Entities to Entity List for their Support to China’s Military Modernization, and Other Destabilizing Efforts
April 8, 2021

Remarks by Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo at White House Press Briefing
April 7, 2021

From the U.S. Trade Representative

Statement from Ambassador Katherine Tai on the Settlement Reached Between SK and LG
April 11, 2021

Readout of Ambassador Katherine Tai’s Virtual Meeting with Belgian Deputy Prime Minister Sophie Wilmès
April 8, 2021

From the U.S. Department of State

Secretary Blinken’s Call with NATO Secretary General Stoltenberg
April 12, 2021

New Guidelines for U.S. Government Interactions with Taiwan Counterparts
April 9, 2021

The President’s FY 2022 Discretionary Funding Request
April 9, 2021

Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry’s Visit to India and Meetings with Prime Minister and Top Officials in the Government of India
April 8, 2021

Joint Statement on the U.S.-Iraq Strategic Dialogue
April 7, 2021

From the Bureau of Economic Analysis

U.S. International Trade in Goods and Services, February 2021
April 7, 2021

From the U.S. International Trade Commission

USITC Votes to Continue Investigations Concerning Mobile Access Equipment from China
April 9, 2021

From the World Trade Organization

DG Okonjo-Iweala: Equitable Vaccine Access Key to Sustained Recovery for Growth and Trade
April 13, 2021

DG Calls on WTO Members to Narrow Remaining Gaps in Fisheries Subsidies Negotiations
April 12, 2021

Australia May Take China to WTO Over Wine
Camden Advertiser, April 11, 2021

Calling Young Professionals: The WTO Wants You!
April 9, 2021

Trade Agreements

UK Concerns Over Lower Food Standards in CPTPP Trading Bloc
Farming UK, April 13, 2021

Singapore Ratifies Mega Free Trade Agreement RCEP
Hellenic Shipping News, April 12, 2021

Armenian Parliamentary Standing Committee Approves Bill on Ratifying EAEU-Serbia Free Trade Deal
ArmenPress, April 12, 2021

Japan, U.S. Trade Ministers Agree to Bolster Chip Supply Chains
Japan Today, April 11, 2021

House Approves Indonesia-EFTA Trade Deal Bill
The Star, April 11, 2021

Britain Close to Securing Huge Free Trade Deal with New Zealand – Bringing Cheaper Wine and Meat
The Sun, April 10, 2021

India Considers Reviving FTA Talks with Gulf Cooperation Council
The Economic Times, April 10, 2021

Weak African Customs Regimes Will ‘Hinder’ Implementing Continental Free Trade Agreement
News24, April 9, 2021

New Delhi Hopes Trade Pact Talks Will Resume at India-EU Summit
The Hindustan Times, April 9, 2021

Kenya, U.S. Hold Talks on Free Trade Agreement
XinhuaNet, April 8, 2021

US Scrambles to Save Organic Ag Trade Relationship with Mexico
Agri-Pulse, April 7, 2021

Canada-United Kingdom Trade: Canada Launches Public Consultation on Trade Negotiations with the United Kingdom
Lexology, April 6, 2021

Biden Administration Should Say No to New Trade Deals With China
The Heritage Foundation, April 6, 2021


Yellen Plans to Spare China From Currency Manipulator Label
Bloomberg, April 12, 2021

Rehabilitating Protection and Resituating Trade Agreements
The Hill, April 11, 2021

Biden Faces Key Test on EV Battery Trade Dispute
Reuters, April 9, 2021

U.S. Trade Deficit Jumps 4.8% to Record $71.1 Billion as Americans Snap up Imports
MarketWatch, April 7, 2021

Crowded Ports, Weather Dented U.S. Exports in February
The Wall Street Journal, April 7, 2021

Retail Import Surge Expected Through Summer
American Journal of Transportation, April 7, 2021


California ‘Job Killer’ List Reignites Old Conflict
CalChamber, April 12, 2021

California Port Truck Drivers Go on Strike
American Journal of Transportation, April 13, 2021

Port of Oakland Reports Record Cargo Surge in March
American Journal of Transportation, April 13, 2021

Port of Long Beach Reaches Busiest Month on Record
American Journal of Transportation, April 8, 2021

More International Articles

Global Airport Traffic Rebounds; Full Recovery Still Years Away
American Journal of Transportation, April 13, 2021

China’s Robust Exports, Surging Imports Boost Economic Recovery; Outlook Challenging
Reuters, April 12, 2021

Mexico Faces Challenge of Heterogeneous Economic Recovery
Reuters, April 12, 2021

EU Sets Provisional Tariffs 19.3% to 46.7% on China Alu Products
Bloomberg, April 12, 2021

Global Digital Governance Can Start in Asia
East Asia Forum, April 12, 2021

Avoiding a Fractured Digital Global Economy
East Asia Forum , April 11, 2021

China’s Shadow Hangs Over Private Preparations for Boris Johnson’s G-7
Bloomberg, April 11, 2021

Exclusive: China’s Antitrust Regulator Bulking Up as Crackdown on Behemoths Widens
Reuters, April 11, 2021

Chinese Diplomat Invokes Ping-Pong Diplomacy for Better Ties
Bloomberg, April 10, 2021

China Pulls German Trade Up, but Brexit Hits UK Business
Reuters, April 9, 2021

The UK Should Beware of Future Restrictions against UK-EU Data Flows
Competitive Enterprise Institute, April 9, 2021

IMF Policy Panel Endorses $650 Billion Increase in Resources
PBS, April 8, 2021

Brazil Raises $600 Million in Privatization Auction of 22 Airports
KFGO, April 7, 2021

G-20 to Seek Agreement on Global Minimum Tax Rate by Mid-2021
The Wall Street Journal, April 7, 2021

China’s Greenland Ambitions Run Into Local Politics, U.S. Influence
The Wall Street Journal, April 7, 2021

‘Make in India’ Epitomizes Challenges to Trade Relationship: US
The Free Press Journal, April 7, 2021

G20 Finance Officials to Meet on Pandemic Measures, U.S. Global Minimum Tax Plan
Reuters, April 6, 2021

Canadian Trademark Registration: Use or Intent to Use No Longer Required
The National Law Review, April 6, 2021

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