CalChamber Trade Update - May 11, 2021

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Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Featured Headlines

Governor Newsom to Speak
at Virtual Host Breakfast on May 13

CalChamber, May 11, 2021

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


World Trade Month Spotlights Importance
of Global Trade to State, U.S. Economies

CalChamber, May 10, 2021

CalChamber Companies in the News

Chevron, Clean Energy Fuels Extend Adopt-a-Port Initiative to Reduce Emissions
Chevron Newsroom, May 11, 2021

Hyatt Announces Return of Hyatt Loves Local with More Than 160 Small Business Collaborations to Help Revitalize Communities
Hyatt Hotels, May 10, 2021

Toyota Ranks 7th on Diversity Inc’s Top 50 Companies for Diversity
Toyota Newsroom, May 7, 2021

United Airlines Expands India Relief Efforts with Online Fundraising Campaign
United, May 4, 2021

Wells Fargo Responds to India COVID-19 Crisis
Wells Fargo, May 4, 2021

Trade Policy

From the White House

Remarks by President Biden on the Economy
May 10, 2021

Readout of President Joseph R. Biden, Jr.’s Participation in the Bucharest Nine Virtual Summit
May 10, 2021

Statement From Senior Advisor and Chief Spokesperson Symone Sanders on Vice President Kamala Harris’s Virtual Bilateral Meeting with President Andres Manuel L√≥pez Obrador of Mexico
May 7, 2021

Readout of President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Call with Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohamed bin Zayed
May 4, 2021

From the U.S. Department of Commerce

Fiscal Year 2022 Budget Request
for The Department of Commerce

House Appropriations Committee, May 6, 2021

Statement of Gina M. Raimondo Secretary U.S. Department of Commerce Before the House Committee on Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies “Department of Commerce Fiscal Year 2022 Discretionary Request”
May 6, 2021

Biden-Harris Administration Outlines “America the Beautiful” Initiative
May 6, 2021

Remarks by U.S. Commerce Secretary Gina M. Raimondo 51st Annual Washington Council of the Americas (Virtual)
May 4, 2021

From the U.S. Trade Representative

Senate Finance Committee Hearing on The President’s 2021 Trade Policy Agenda
on Wednesday, May 12 at 9:30am

Ways and Means Committee Hearing on the Biden Administration’s 2021 Trade Policy Agenda
on Thursday, May 13 at 10:00am

Biden’s USTR Ramps Up Outreach to US Farmers, Ranchers
Agri-Pulse, May 7, 2021

Readout of Ambassador Katherine Tai’s Virtual Meeting with Chief Executive Officer of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Colin Woodall
May 7, 2021

USTR Releases Agency Transparency Principles
May 7, 2021

Statement from Ambassador Katherine Tai on the Covid-19 Trips Waiver
May 5, 2021

Statement From Ambassador Katherine Tai on WTO Deputy Directors-General Appointments
May 4, 2021

From the U.S. Department of State

Secretary Antony J. Blinken Virtual Remarks at the UN Security Council Open Debate on Multilateralism
May 7, 2021

34th U.S.-ASEAN Dialogue
May 6, 2021

United States, Paraguay, and Taiwan Identify and Create Partnership Opportunities in Renewable Energy Applications
May 6, 2021

The United States and Ukraine: Strategic Partners
May 5, 2021

Secretary Blinken’s Meeting with UK Prime Minister Johnson
May 4, 2021

Joint Statement on the C5+1 Virtual Ministerial
May 4, 2021

From the International Trade Administration

The Silver Linings of Virtual Commercial Diplomacy
May 6, 2021

From the World Trade Organization

DG Okonjo-Iweala Talks COVID Response, Recovery with Italian Officials
May 10, 2021

Participants in Services Domestic Regulation Talks Share National Practices
May 10, 2021

New Booklet Highlights Key Results of 2020 Work on Standards and Regulations
May 10, 2021

Statement of Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala on USTR Tai’s Statement on the TRIPS Waiver
May 6, 2021

Trade and Public Health, Fish Subsidies and LDC Concerns in General Council Spotlight
May 6, 2021

WTO Urges Rapid Start of Vaccine Talks After U.S. Move
Reuters, May 6, 2021

General Council: Remarks by DG Okonjo-Iweala on the IP Waiver
May 5, 2021

DG Okonjo-Iweala Underlines Urgent Need to Address Equitable Access to Vaccines
May 5, 2021

Trade Agreements

AFL-CIO, SEIU, SNITIS And Public Citizen Announce Filing of First USMCA ‘Rapid Response Mechanism’ Labor Case to Fight for Mexican Workers Denied Independent Union Representation
AFL-CIO, May 10, 2021

U.S. Unions Lodge First Mexico
Labor Grievance Under New NAFTA

Reuters, May 10, 2021

Peru, Nicaragua Begin Free Trade Agreement Negotiations
XinhuaNet, May 11, 2021

Malaysia Eyes Fresh Free Trade Talks with EU
DW, May 10, 2021

Post-Brexit Trade Deals Mean Firms Will Miss Out on Freeport Benefits
The Guardian, May 10, 2021

Israel and South Korea to Sign Free Trade Pact
Reuters, May 9, 2021

Mercosur Countries Sign Digital Trade Deal
EurasiaReview, May 9, 2021

EU and India Agree Trade Reboot to Confront China Threats
Bloomberg, May 8, 2021

The Opportunities are Vast in a Potential U.S.-Kenya Free Trade Agreement
U.S. Chamber, May 6, 2021

Merkel Wants Europe, United States to Aim for New Trade Deal
Reuters, May 5, 2021

U.S., China to Assess Phase 1 Deal Soon, Biden Trade Chief Says
Reuters, May 5, 2021

EU Puts Up Guard to Chinese Firms, Cools on Trade Deal
Reuters, May 5, 2021


Rahm Emanuel to Be Appointed
US Ambassador to Japan

Financial Times, May 10, 2021

U.S. Business Lobby Calls on China to Play Fair, Warns of Consumer Boycott Danger
Reuters, May 10, 2021

Biden Administration to Name Thea Lee to Top Labor Department Post
The Wall Street Journal, May 9, 2021

Retail Cargo Imports Set New Record as Economy Recovers
American Journal of Transportation, May 7, 2021

U.S. Senate China Bill Would Create ‘Chief Manufacturing’ Post in Research Boost
Reuters, May 7, 2021

China’s Trade Surges as Global Stimulus Keeps Export Boom Going
Bloomberg, May 6, 2021

Biden Administration Issues Support for Waiving Vaccine Intellectual Property Rules
U.S. News & World Report, May 5, 2021


Governor Newsom Announces Appointments 5.4.21 Including Emily Desai to Deputy Director of Intl Affairs and Trade at GO-Biz
Office of Governor Gavin Newsom, May 4, 2021

Hope Grows for an L.A. Summer Economic Boom as COVID-19 Fades, Tourists Return, Businesses Recover
Los Angeles Times, May 5, 2021

More International Articles

Inflation Kicks Off Race for EU’s First Rate Hike This Year
Bloomberg, May 11, 2021

Chinese Manufacturers Sidestep Trade Barriers by Buying Factories Overseas
The Wall Street Journal, May 6, 2021

China’s Emissions Now Exceed All the Developed World’s Combined
Bloomberg, May 6, 2021

California-China Climate Institute Releases Groundbreaking Report Detailing Shared Pathways to Carbon Neutrality for the U.S. and China
Berkeley California-China Climate Institute, May 5, 2021

The Chip Shortage Keeps Getting Worse. Why Can’t We Just Make More?
Bloomberg, May 5, 2021

Iron Ore to Displace Soybeans as Brazil’s Main Export Earner -Trade Body
Reuters, May 4, 2021

U.S. Home Builders Call For End to Canadian Lumber Trade War
Vancouver Island Free Daily, May 4, 2021

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