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Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Featured Headlines

Secretary Ross Joins CalChamber to Talk on Importance of Food, Ag to State’s Economy
CalChamber, May 18, 2021


How California and the USMCA Are
Helping Women Stay in Business

CalChamber, May 18, 2021

District Export Council

CalChamber Hosts Five California District Export Councils in Virtual Meeting – Advocacy
CalChamber, May 12, 2021

Letter to the Federal Maritime Commission – Port Congestion and Remedies for California Exporters

CalChamber Companies in the News

Rolls-Royce Confirms it’s Discussing All-New Jet with CalChamber Member Boeing
American Journal of Transportation, May 13, 2021

The Wonderful Company Co-Owner Lynda Resnick Dedicates $1 Million to Inspire Fresno State Graduates to Engage in Community Service
The Wonderful Company, May 14, 2021

United Strengthens Sustainability Commitment Through Collaboration with More Than a Dozen New Community Organizations
United Newsroom, May 13, 2021

CalChamber Member Microsoft Works Together with Mars to Accelerate Mars’ Digital Transformation and Reimagine Business Operations, Associate Experience and Consumer Engagement
Microsoft, May 13, 2021

Trade Policy

From the White House

Executive Order on Improving the Nation’s Cybersecurity
May 12, 2021

From the GOP House Ways and Means Committee

Brady: President Biden’s Trade Agreement Moratorium Must Cease
May 13, 2021

From the U.S. Department of Commerce

Joint United States – European Union Statement on Addressing Global Steel and Aluminum Excess Capacity
May 17, 2021

Message from the 19th Deputy Secretary of Commerce, Don Graves
May 14, 2021

Secretary Raimondo Names New Members to United States-Brazil CEO Forum
May 14, 2021

Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo Addresses Economic Recovery and Need for Greater Equity and Opportunity for Women
May 12, 2021

Biden-Harris Administration Approves First Major Offshore Wind Project in U.S. Waters
May 11, 2021

From the U.S. Trade Representative

Testimony of Ambassador Katherine Tai Before the House of Ways and Means Committee Hearing on the President’s Trade Agenda
May 13, 2021

Testimony of Ambassador Katherine Tai
at a Senate Finance Committee Hearing
on the President’s Trade Agenda

May 12, 2021


Readout of Ambassador Katherine
Tai’s Virtual Meetings with:

Mexico’s Secretary of Economy, Tatiana Clouthier
May 17, 2021

Canada’s Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion, and International Trade Mary Ng
May 17, 2021

European Commission Executive Vice President Valdis Dombrovskis
May 14, 2021

World Health Organization Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus
May 14, 2021

India Minister of Commerce and Industry Piyush Goyal
May 14, 2021

Minister Ebrahim Patel of South Africa About Increasing Vaccine Production and Combating the COVID-19 Pandemic
May 13, 2021

New Zealand Minister of Trade Damien O’Connor
May 11, 2021

Ukrainian Minister of Economic Development, Trade and Agriculture Ihor Petrashko
May 11, 2021

Ireland’s Tánaiste Leo Varadkar, Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment
May 11, 2021

Brazil Minister of Foreign Affairs Carlos Alberto França
May 7, 2021

Joint United States-European Union Statement on Addressing Global Steel and Aluminum Excess Capacity
May 17, 2021

Remarks from Ambassador Katherine Tai at the 2021 Committee of 100 Virtual Event
May 12, 2021

From the U.S. Department of State

Secretary Blinken’s Meeting with Ministers from Denmark, Faroe Islands, and Greenland
May 17, 2021

The United States and Iceland: Reaffirming Shared Commitments
May 17, 2021

The United States and the Kingdom of Denmark: Strengthening Our Alliance
May 16, 2021

Secretary Blinken’s Travel to Denmark, Iceland, and Greenland
May 14, 2021

U.S.-ROK Pledge To Increase Cooperation on ASEAN and Southeast Asia
May 13, 2021

From the International Trade Administration

Trade Remedies: Ensuring a Free and Fair International Trade System
May 12, 2021

From the World Trade Organization

WTO Members Look to MC12 Outcome on Trade Finance
May 17, 2021

Productive New Negotiating Round for an Investment Facilitation Agreement
May 12, 2021

Trade Agreements


United States to Host First
USMCA Free Trade Commission

U.S. Trade Representative, May 14, 2021

U.S., Mexico, Canada to Hold
‘Robust’ Talks on Trade Deal

Reuters, May 14, 2021

Peru and Nicaragua Begin Negotiations on Free Trade Agreement
Foreign Brief, May 18, 2021

China Steps Up Efforts to Join Trade Pact Created to Exclude It
Bloomberg, May 17, 2021

Analyst Says China Not Meeting US Seafood Purchase Commitments Under Trade Agreement
SeaFood Source, May 17, 2021

U.K. Ministers Stuck in Talks Over Australia Trade Deal
Bloomberg, May 17, 2021

EU, U.S. Say They Can Partner to Hold China to Account on “Trade-Distorting Policies”
Reuters, May 17, 2021

The NAFTA Mistakes that Africa’s Largest Trade Agreement Can Avoid
Quartz Africa, May 17, 2021

Japan cautiously explores possibility of US returning to TPP
Nikkei Asian Review, May 15, 2021

After India-EU Summit, Is a Free Trade Agreement on the Cards?
News18, May 15, 2021

Why a Post-Covid UK/India Free Trade Agreement is so Important
The HR Director, May 14, 2021

Brazil Reaffirms to Biden Administration its Interest in a Free Trade Agreement with the U.S.
The Rio Times, May 14, 2021

Talks on Possible Free Trade Agreement with India Start (Cambodia)
Khmer Times, May 14, 2021

The Kenya-UK Trade Agreement: Trading Up?
African Law & Research, May 14, 2021

USTR Katherine Tai Under Pressure on Asia-Pacific Trade Pact
South China Morning Post, May 13, 2021

U.S. Trade Rep, Ireland’s Varadkar Discuss Subsidies, Global Tax Reform
Reuters, May 11, 2021

Uruguay Launches Its 2025 Digital Trade Agenda
Government of Uruguay, 2021


Who’s Afraid of Comprehensive Trade Deals? Washington, Apparently
The Hill, May 17, 2021

Column: If Garcetti Leaves Early for India Ambassador Post, How Will He Be Remembered?
The Los Angeles Times, May 15, 2021

Trade and Development: The View from 50 Years Ago
Brookings Institute, May 14, 2021

Empty Lots, Angry Customers: Chip Crisis Throws Wrench Into Car Business
The Wall Street Journal, May 13, 2021

White House Group Gets to Work on Plan to Increase Unionization of U.S. Workers
Reuters, May 13, 2021

U.S. Tariffs Drive Drop in Chinese Imports
The Wall Street Journal, May 12, 2021

Trade Chief, Key Lawmaker Call for Update of U.S. Tariff Tools
Bloomberg, May 12, 2021

U.S. Lumber Importers Drive Buying Mania for European Wood
Bloomberg, May 11, 2021


Governor Proposes Additional $1.5 Billion in Small Business Relief Grants
CalChamber, May 13, 2021

California Budget 2021-22: May Revision


California to Provide Covid-19 Relief for Ports
Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development, May 13, 2021

Port of Oakland a Recipient of Economic Relief for California Ports
American Journal of Transportation, May 18, 2021

California is Awash in Tax Revenue and Budget Reflects It
AP, May 14, 2021

More International Articles

Japan’s Recovery From Pandemic Slows
The Wall Street Journal, May 18, 2021

Green and Digital Transformation Will Be the Focus of Debate at the Annual Conference of European Ports
American Journal of Transportation, May 18, 2021

China’s Economic Recovery Slowed in April
The Wall Street Journal, May 17, 2021

UK’s Frost Slams EU’s ‘Purist View’ on Trade with Northern Ireland
Politico, May 16, 2021

The World Economy Is Suddenly Running Low on Everything
Bloomberg, May 16, 2021

China Accuses US of ‘Coercive Diplomacy’ After Trade Remarks
ABC news, May 14, 2021

U.S./U.K. Travel Ban: Airlines Beg To Restart Flights, Worried That June Decision Is Too Late
Forbes, May 14, 2021

Italy Eases Covid Rules for EU Arrivals as Tourism Season Nears
Bloomberg, May 14, 2021

Brazil Joins Chile in Building First Fiber Optic Cable to Connect S. America and Asia
KFGO, May 13, 2021

As World Runs Short of Workers, a Boost for Wages—and Inflation
The Wall Street Journal, May 12, 2021


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