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Tuesday, Aptil 6, 2021

Featured Headlines


A View from Brazil Featuring Consuls General of Brazil Marcia Loureiro in Los Angeles and Adalnio Senna Ganem in San Francisco: Recent Agreements Provide Framework for Ongoing Partnership in Multiple Sectors
CalChamber, April 6, 2021

CalChamber Companies in the News

CVS Health Affordable Housing Investments in California Surpass $200 Million
CVS Health, April 6, 2021

Walmart & Feeding America® Partner to Help Fight Hunger as the Need Continues as a Result of the Pandemic
Wal-Mart, April 5, 2021

Northrop Grumman Sponsors Young Falcons of Korea Education Program for Future Aerospace Leaders
Northrop Grumman, April 1, 2021

Accenture and Global Ventures Establish Strategic Partnership to Further Drive Middle East Innovation
Accenture Newsroom, March 31, 2021

Trade Policy

From the White House

FACT SHEET: The American Jobs Plan – Revitalize Manufacturing, Secure U.S. Supply Chains, Invest in R&D, and Train Americans for the Jobs of the Future
March 31, 2021

United States-Japan-Republic of Korea Trilateral National Security Advisors’ Press Statement
April 2, 2021

From the U.S. Department of Commerce

Secretary Gina M. Raimondo Statement on her Meeting with a Bipartisan Delegation from the U.S. Conference of Mayors
April 1, 2021

Commerce’s USPTO Concludes Successful Women’s Entrepreneurship Symposium
March 31, 2021

Statement from U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo on the Announced Candidacy of Doreen Bogdan-Martin for ITU Secretary-General
March 31, 2021

From the U.S. Trade Representative

Ambassador Tai releases 2021
National Trade Estimate Report

March 31, 2021


This week’s USTR readouts of virtual meetings with international representatives in chronological order:
New Zealand

Statement from USTR Spokesman Adam Hodge on Ambassador Katherine Tai’s Participation in the First G7 Trade Ministers Meeting
March 31, 2021

Report Calls Out China Over ‘Harmful Trade Practices’
Politico, March 31, 2021

Joint Statement on the Results of the Council Meeting of the U.S. – Central Asia Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA)
March 30, 2021

USTR’s Tai tells European Officials She Wants ‘More Positive’ Trade Ties
Reuters, March 29, 2021

From the U.S. Department of State

Hong Kong Policy Act Report
March 31, 2021

From the U.S. Department of the Treasury

Remarks by Secretary of the Treasury Janet L. Yellen on International Priorities to The Chicago Council on Global Affairs
April 5, 2021

Yellen Calls for Minimum Global Corporate Income Tax
AP, April 5, 2021

From the Bureau of Economic Analysis

U.S. International Investment Position, Fourth Quarter and Year 2020
March 31, 2021

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

READOUT: EXIM Advisory Committee Meets to Discuss Upcoming 2020 Competitiveness Report, China Program, Renewable Energy
March 31, 2021

From the U.S. International Trade Commission

Common Alloy Aluminum Sheet from Bahrain, Brazil, Croatia, Egypt, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Oman, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Taiwan, and Turkey Injures U.S. Industry, Says USITC
March 31, 2021

From the World Trade Organization

World Trade Primed for Strong but Uneven Recovery After COVID-19 Pandemic Shock
March 31, 2021

Trade Forecast Press Conference
March 31, 2021

WTO Sees a Rebound for the Global Economy, Goods Trade in 2021
Bloomberg, March 31, 2021

It’s Time to Get Serious on World Trade Organization Reform
The Heritage Foundation, March 30, 2021

Director-General Urges WTO Members to Deliver Concrete Results this Year
March 30, 2021

Blockchain Forum Looks at How to Accelerate Digitalization to Facilitate Trade
March 30, 2021

From the International Monetary Foundation

World Economic Outlook:
Managing Divergent Recoveries

April 2021

Video Primers on Covid Economic Challenges

Trade Agreements

Biden Administration Dampens Kenya’s Hopes for Bilateral Trade Deal
Maritime Executive, April 5, 2021

D-8 Preferential Trade Deal Key to Boost Ties: Turkey
AA, April 5, 2021

Turkey’s Exports to UK Surge in Q1 After Post-Brexit Free Trade Deal
Daily Sabah, April 4, 2021

Opinion: Japan Needs US to Return to CPTPP to Expand Trade Pact
The Mainichi, April 2, 2021

Philippines Explores Joining Pacific Trade Pact to Expand Free Trade Network
Caixin, April 2, 2021

Secretary of Agriculture Vilsack Calls for TPA Renewal, Consideration of CPTPP
Tri-State Livestock News, April 2, 2021

‘Turkey, Azerbaijan Should Target Free Trade Agreement’
AA, April 1, 2021

India, Mauritius FTA to Come into Effect from Apr 1
Business Standard, April 1, 2021

China’s CPTPP entry
The Korea Times, April 1, 2021

U.S. Suspends Trade Deal with Myanmar Until Elected Government Returns
CNBC, March 30, 2021

U.S., Central Asian Countries Agree to Focus on Digital Trade Issues
Reuters, March 30, 2021

Britain Brokers Labor Pacts with US States as it Waits on Trade Deal
Politico, March 26, 2021


U.S. Chamber of Commerce Launches U.S.-Bangladesh Business Council
U.S. Chamber, April 6, 2021

Wyden, Brown, Warner Unveil International Taxation Overhaul
Senate Finance Committee, April 5, 2021

Digital Trade Deal Ripe for the Indo-Pacific
Brookings Institute, April 5, 2021

U.S. Lawmakers Urge USTR Tai to Seek Removal of UK, EU Whiskey Tariffs
Reuters, April 5, 2021

Made in U.S.A. Reflation Trade Is a Globally Unwanted Export
Bloomberg, April 4, 2021

U.S. Forges Ahead on $1 Billion Tariff Plan Over Digital Taxes
Bloomberg, April 4, 2021

CDC Issues Updated Guidance on Travel for Fully Vaccinated People
CDC, April 2, 2021

Raimondo Says Chinese Metal Tariffs Are Imperfect But Leveled the Field
Bloomberg, April 1, 2021

U.S. Manufacturing Surges Most Since 1983, Underscoring Rebound
Bloomberg, April 1, 2021

America’s Imports Are Stuck on Ships Floating Just Off Los Angeles
The Wall Street Journal, March 31, 2021


CalChamber Applauds Governor’s Re-Opening Plan
CalChamber, April 6, 2021

Sun’s Out, Surf’s Up and California’s Reopening More Widely
AP, April 1, 2021

More International Articles

G7 Trade Ministers’ Meeting
– Chair’s Statement

Government of the United Kingdom, March 31, 2021

China Creates Its Own Digital Currency, a First for Major Economy
The Wall Street Journal, April 5, 2021

Vietnam Picks New PM and President for Next 5 Years
Nikkei Asian Review, April 5, 2021

US and Japanese Leaders May Put Taiwan Security Centre Stage When They Meet
South China Morning Post, April 4, 2021

Boskalis: The Go-To Company When You Ground Your Ship in the Suez Canal
Financial Times, April 1, 2021

Japan and US Aim for Chip Supply Chain Deal in April Summit
Nikkei Asian Review, April 2, 2021

U.S. LNG Export Bonanza Reshapes Energy Map in Asia
Reuters, April 2, 2021

China Powers Global Trade Boom but COVID Still Looms: WTO
Nikkei Asian Review, April 2, 2021

Inside the 144-Hour Scramble to Free the Giant Ship Stuck in the Suez Canal
The Washington Post, March 31, 2021

Will Panama Canal Avoid Suez-Type Logjam? Top Exec Talks Differences
FreightWaves, March 30, 2021

Bahrain Appoints its First-Ever Ambassador to Israel
Jewish News Syndicate, March 30, 2021

Liz Truss: Britain’s New Iron Lady
Politico, March 30, 2021

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