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Tuesday, April 27, 2021

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Capitol Summit, Host Breakfast Go Virtual – Wednesday and Thursday, May 12 and 13, 2021
CalChamber, April 21, 2021


How to Watch the Livestream of President Biden’s Address to the Joint Session of Congress
April 28, 2021 at 9:00pm EDT

Review of the Activities and Fiscal Year 2022
Funding Priorities of the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative. USTR Tai Set to Testify

U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations, April 28, 2021


Biden to Take First Overseas Trip
as President in June for G-7, NATO Summits

The Hill, April 23, 2021

Statement by Press Secretary Jen Psaki
on the President’s Travel to the
United Kingdom and Belgium

White House, April 23, 2021

CalChamber Companies in the News

27 CalChamber Members on Fortune List of 100 Best Companies to Work For
CalChamber, April 27, 2021

Northrop Grumman Contributes to Successful National Security Launch
Northrop Grumman, April 27, 2021

PepsiCo Commits $1 Million To Improve Access To Soccer In Underserved Communities In The U.S.
PepsiCo, April 27, 2021

3M Innovates to Reduce Plastic Use, Improve Environmental Footprint
3M, April 22, 2021

Honda Targets 100% EV Sales in North America by 2040, Makes New Commitments to Advances in Environmental and Safety Technology
Honda, April 22, 2021

Chevron, Toyota Pursue Strategic Alliance on Hydrogen
Business Wire, April 21, 2021

Blue Diamond Growers Announces New Director of Sustainability
Blue Diamond Growers, April 19, 2021

Trade Policy

From the White House

Statement by President Joe Biden
on Armenian Remembrance Day

April 24, 2021

President Biden Announces Key Hire, Celeste Drake, at the Office of Management and Budget
April 27, 2021

FACT SHEET: Urgent Relief to Central America
April 26, 2021

Executive Order on Worker Organizing and Empowerment
April 26, 2021

Readout of President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Call with Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India
April 26, 2021

FACT SHEET: The American Jobs Plan Empowers and Protects Workers
April 23, 2021

From the U.S. Department of Commerce

Commerce Secretary Gina M. Raimondo to Head U.S. Delegation at G7 Digital & Technology Ministerial
April 27, 2021

Remarks by Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo at 2020 Census Population Counts for Apportionment News Conference
April 26, 2021

U.S. Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo Addresses Clean Energy Economy and Importance of Business and Academia in Fight for Climate Change
April 23, 2021

Opening Remarks by Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo Before the Senate Committee on Appropriations
April 20, 2021

From the U.S. Trade Representative

Readout of Ambassador Katherine Tai’s Virtual Meeting with Pfizer about Increasing Vaccine Production and Global Health Issues
April 26, 2021

Readout of Ambassador Katherine Tai’s Virtual Meeting with Astrazeneca about Increasing Vaccine Production and Global Health Issues
April 26, 2021

Closing Remarks from Ambassador Katherine Tai at the Leaders Summit on Climate
April 23, 2021

Statement from Ambassador Katherine Tai on Earth Day
April 22, 2021

U.S. Trade Representative: “The Global Economy Needs to Evolve”
MarketPlace, April 22, 2021

From the U.S. Department of State

The United States and Kenya: Strategic Partners
April 27, 2021

The United States and Nigeria: Strategic Partners
April 27, 2021

U.S. Commitment to the Western Balkans
April 26, 2021

Secretary Blinken’s Meeting with the U.S.-India Business Council
April 26, 2021

Launching Agriculture Innovation Mission for Climate
April 23, 2021

U.S.-India Joint Statement on Launching the “U.S.-India Climate and Clean Energy Agenda 2030 Partnership”
April 22, 2021

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

EXIM Seeks Public Comment on Implementation of New Content Principles Applicable to Transformational Exports
April 26, 2021

EXIM Announces Chair’s Council on Climate to Advise on Increasing Support for U.S. Clean Energy Exports
April 22, 2021

From the World Economic Forum

The Future of Global Trade – in 7 Charts
April 26, 2021

From the World Trade Organization

WTO Examines Progress in Landlocked Developing Countries’ Trade Performance
April 26, 2021

WTO Members Note Further Progress on Trade Facilitation Agreement Implementation
April 23, 2021

“Easter Text” to Facilitate Negotiations for an Investment Facilitation Agreement
April 23, 2021

Negotiating Group on Rules — Fisheries Subsidies: Informal Open-Ended Meeting at Heads of Delegation Level
April 21, 2021

Ministerial Meeting Eyed for July as Fisheries Subsidies Negotiations Enter Final Phase
April 21, 2021

E-commerce Negotiations: Members Finalise “Clean Text” on E-Signatures and Authentication
April 20, 2021

Trade Agreements

EU Lawmakers Debate Brexit
Accord Before Decisive Vote

Reuters, April 27, 2021

Signing of Korea Trade Deal Postponed
The Phnom Penh Post, April 26, 2021

U.K., Australia Seal Most of Trade Deal in Boost for Johnson
Bloomberg, April 23, 2021

EU/Presidency: African Free Trade Agreement Fundamental for Economic Development – Business
Macau Business, April 23, 2021

Trade Ties on the Up Thanks to FTA Boost
Hellenic Shipping News, April 22, 2021


US Energy Imports Declined in 2020, While Exports Remained Largely Unchanged
American Journal of Transportation, April 27, 2021

Vaccinated U.S. Travelers Will Be Allowed To Visit Europe Again Starting This Summer
NPR, April 26, 2021

Biden Formally Recognizes Killing of More Than One Million Armenians as Genocide
The Los Angeles Times, April 24, 2021

U.S., Global Economy See Pickup as Services Revive and Factories Ramp Up
The Wall Street Journal, April 23, 2021

Snarled Supply Chain Trips Up Small Businesses
The Wall Street Journal, April 21, 2021

U.S. Extends Non-Essential Travel Restrictions with Mexico Through May 21
The San Diego Union-Tribune, April 20, 2021

The Shipping Industry Wants to Be Taxed for Its Carbon Emissions
Bloomberg, April 20, 2021


Governor Newsom Issues Proclamation
Declaring Day of Remembrance of
the Armenian Genocide 4.24.21

Office of Governor Gavin Newsom, April 24, 2021

California Nut Exports Shine in Wake of Economic Recovery
The Sun Gazette, April 21, 2021

More International Articles

Western Brands Tested by China in Backlash Over Forced Labor Allegation
NBC News, April 25, 2021

Xinjiang Cotton: Why it is so Hard to Find Out the Truth About Forced Labour Claims
South China Morning Post, April 25, 2021

The Collateral Damage of Australia’s Trade War with China
ABC, April 25, 2021

A Tiny Part’s Big Ripple: Global Chip Shortage Hobbles the Auto Industry
The New York Times, April 23, 2021

U.S., Global Economy See Pickup as Services Revive and Factories Ramp Up
The Wall Street Journal, April 23, 2021

Japan and the United States: Special Allies
Kenosha News, April 23, 2021

Cracks Emerge in US-Led Intelligence Pact Over China Approach
American Journal of Transportation, April 22, 2021

Airlines Look Past Slow Recovery to Post-Pandemic Travel
Reuters, April 22, 2021

Canada to Suspend Passenger Flights from India, Pakistan Over COVID-19 Fears
Reuters, April 22, 2021

China Is Already Scooping Up U.S. Corn From the Next Harvest
Bloomberg, April 22, 2021

Australia Cancels China Infrastructure Deal, Citing National Interest
The Wall Street Journal, April 22, 2021

China Corn Imports to Surge to Record High This Year, US Says
American Journal of Transportation, April 21, 2021

Global Chip Rush Drives Taiwan’s Export Orders to Record
American Journal of Transportation, April 20, 2021

China’s Xi Lays Out Vision for a World Without a Single Dominant Power
The Wall Street Journal, April 20, 2021

China, U.S. Close to Naming New Ambassadors as Rivalry Grows
The Wall Street Journal, April 20, 2021


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