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Tuesday, May 4, 2021

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International Events Go Virtual in May

CalChamber to Co-Host
California-Mexico Event Online

CalChamber, April 30, 2021

Luz MarĂ­a de la Mora, Undersecretary for Foreign Trade, Mexican Ministry of Economy

Dee Dee Myers,
Senior Advisor and Director,

State Food/Agriculture Secretary to Speak at CalChamber Virtual Event
CalChamber, April 30, 2021

Secretary Karen Ross,
California Department
of Food and Agricutlure
Mark Jansen
Mark Jansen, President & CEO, Blue Diamond Growers / Immediate Past Chair, CalChamber

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


Robust Domestic Demand Lifts U.S.
Trade Deficit to Record High

Reuters, May 4, 2021

CalChamber Companies in the News

CalChamber Members The Walt Disney Company Uses Amazon’s AWS to Support the Global Expansion of Disney+
Amazon, April 29, 2021

CVS Health Launches $100 million Venture Fund
CVS Health, April 29, 2021

CalChamber Members Uber and Walgreens Launch New Nationwide Vaccine Appointment and Ride Scheduling Feature Through the Uber app
Walgreens, April 28, 2021

More Than a Job – A Ladder of Opportunity: Walmart Promotes, on Average, 500 Associates Each Day
Walmart, April 28, 2021

CalChamber Member Phillips 66 Collaborates with Southwest Airlines to Advance Sustainable Aviation Fuel
Phillips 66, April 20, 2021

Trade Policy

From the White House

Statement by White House Spokesperson Jen Psaki on the Visit of President Moon Jae-in of the Republic of Korea
April 29, 2021

Remarks by President Biden in Address to a Joint Session of Congress
April 28, 2021

FACT SHEET: Biden-Harris Administration Delivers Emergency COVID-19 Assistance for India
April 28, 2021

From the U.S. Department of Commerce

Celebrate the Power of Travel During National Travel and Tourism Week 2021
May 3, 2021

Statement from U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo on Q1 2021 GDP Advance Estimate
April 29, 2021

From the U.S. Trade Representative

USTR Releases Annual Special 301
Report on Intellectual Property Protection

April 30, 2021

USTR to Hold Virtual Hearings in Section 301 Investigations of Digital Services Taxes
May 2, 2021

Statement from Ambassador Tai on Asian American and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander Heritage Month
May 1, 2021

Readout of Ambassador Katherine Tai’s Virtual Meeting with the National Council of Textile Organizations About the Covid-19 Response and Personal Protective Equipment
April 29, 2021

Readout of Ambassador Katherine Tai’s Virtual Meeting with Moderna About Vaccine Production and Combating Covid-19
April 28, 2021

Readout of Ambassador Katherine Tai’s Virtual Meeting with Bill Gates About Increasing Vaccine Production and Combatting the Covid-19 Pandemic on a Global Scale
April 28, 2021

Opening Statement of Ambassador Katherine Tai Before The United States Senate Committee on Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies
April 27, 2021

Readout of Ambassador Katherine Tai’s Virtual Meeting with Novavax About Increasing Vaccine Production and Global Health Issues
April 27, 2021

Readout of Ambassador Katherine Tai’s Virtual Meeting with United Kingdom Secretary of State for International Trade Elizabeth Truss
April 27, 2021

From the U.S. Department of State

The United States and United Kingdom: Reaffirming Our Alliance
May 2, 2021

G7 Foreign and Development Ministers’ Meeting
May 2, 2021

Uniform Global National Interest Exceptions to COVID-19 Travel Restrictions
April 30, 2021

From the International Trade Administration

Celebrate the Power of Travel During National Travel and Tourism Week 2021
May 3, 2021

From the Bureau of Economic Analysis

Monthly U.S. International Trade in Goods and Services, March 2021: U.S. Trade Deficit Hits Another Record in March as Imports Surge
Bureau of Economic Analysis, May 4, 2021

From the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development

Estimates of Global E-Commerce 2019 and Preliminary Assessment of COVID-19 Impact on Online Retail 2020
May 2021

From the World Trade Organization

DG Okonjo-Iweala Announces Her
Four Deputy Directors-General

May 4, 2021

WTO Trade Negotiations Committee: UK Statement
May 4, 2021

New WTO Database Details Impact of Regulatory Barriers, Other Factors on Costs to Trade
April 30, 2021

Farm Talks Chair Calls for Increased Efforts to Prepare for First Draft Negotiating Text
April 28, 2021

Members Consider Requests for Dispute Panels from Australia, Malaysia
April 28, 2021

Members Express Concerns on Lack of Transparency at WTO Subsidies Committee Meeting
April 27, 2021

Future of Special Treatment for Developing Countries Talks Lies in Members’ Hands — Chair
April 27, 2021

Trade Agreements

U.S. Chamber Releases In-Depth Analysis of
Potential U.S.-Kenya Free Trade Agreement

U.S. Chamber, April 28, 2021

REPORT: U.S.-Kenya Trade Negotiations: Implications for the Future of the
U.S.-Africa Trade Relationship

April 2021


United States and Kenya: Strategic Partners
U.S. Department of State, April 27, 2021


Brexit Trade Deal Gets a Final
OK From E.U. Parliament

The New York Times, April 28, 2021

UK and India to Start Full Trade Deal Talks in the Autumn – UK
Reuters, May 3, 2021

UK and Japan Agree to Strengthen Trade and Security Partnership
Reuters, May 3, 2021

UK-Jordan Trade Agreement to Drive Growth in Investment
The National news, May 3, 2021

World’s Biggest Free-Trade Deal Has to be Welcomed
South China Morning Post, May 2, 2021

Deal with Vietnam Takes UK Closer to Joining Trans-Pacific Trade Group
CGTN, May 1, 2021

Australia-UK Free Trade Agreement Ready by June, Minister Says
7News, May 1, 2021

Japan Approves World’s Largest Trade Deal Including China, ASEAN
The Jakarta Post, April 28, 2021

U.S. Concerned About Mexico Trade-Deal Performance, Commitment
Bloomberg, April 28, 2021

Biden’s EU Trade Dilemma: More Pain for Harley, Distillers or Back Off Metals Tariffs?
Reuters, April 28, 2021


U.S. Internet Giants Press for OECD Global Tax Deal Over Tariffs
Bloomberg, May 4, 2021

India Travel Ban: U.S. Restrictions, Covid-19 Crisis and What You Need to Know
The Wall Street Journal, May 3, 2021

U.S. Says China Has Fallen Short on ‘Phase 1’ Intellectual Property Commitments
Reuters, April 30, 2021

U.S. Economy Grew Robustly in First Quarter
The Wall Street Journal, April 29, 2021

Biden’s $4 Trillion Economic Plan, in One Chart
The New York Times, April 28, 2021

US Farmers Finally See Better Outlook After 2 Odd Years
AP, April 27, 2021

DFC Announces Call for Applications for Distributed Renewable Energy Projects
U.S. International Development Finance Corporation, April 14, 2021


California Partners with Norwegian Government to Build a More Sustainable Economic Future
Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development, April 28, 2021

More International Articles

G-7 Foreign Ministers Start Talks, Focus on Indo-Pacific, COVID-19
Kyodo News, May 4, 2021

UK Announces Plan for ‘Quantum Leap’ in Relations with India
AP, May 4, 2021

Mexico Hits Remittances Record in March as U.S. Stimulus Flows
Bloomberg, May 3, 2021

On Cusp of Tourist Season, EU Proposes Reopening its Borders
The Los Angeles Times, May 3, 2021

India April Trade Deficit at $15.24 Bln – Trade Ministry
Reuters, May 2, 2021

China Beefs Up Antimonopoly Body Amid Regulatory Push
The Wall Street Journal, April 30, 2021

South Korea’s Exports Increase by Most in 10 Years in April
Bloomberg, April 30, 2021

South Africa’s Trade Surplus Grows to $3.67 Billion in March
Reuters, April 30, 2021

Feeding Chickens Is So Costly It’s Changing Global Trade Flows
Bloomberg, April 29, 2021

China’s Yuan Near 2-Month High as Fed, Biden Stimulus Drag on Dollar
Reuters, April 28, 2021

Australia, Japan and India Form Supply Chain Initiative to Counter China
Bloomberg, April 27, 2021

Mexico Posts Unexpectedly Large Trade Deficit as Auto Exports Struggle
Reuters, April 27, 2021

EU Pushes Back on China With Powers to Thwart State-Backed Firms
Bloomberg, April 27, 2021


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