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Tuesday, July 20, 2021

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From left: CalChamber Board member Rick Fowler,
U.K. Trade Secretary Elizabeth Truss, British Consul
General Joe White,CalChamber Vice President for
International Affairs Susanne Stirling.

CalChamber-Hosted Lunch for UK Trade Secretary Provides Opportunity to Reiterate Shared Goals
CalChamber, July 16, 2021

Liz Truss’s Meeting with USTR Ambassador Katherine Tai
Government of the United Kingdom, July 15, 2021

U.S., UK Trade Chiefs Meet, Agree to Strengthen Bilateral Ties
Reuters, July 13, 2021

Readout of Ambassador Katherine Tai’s Meeting with United Kingdom Secretary of State for International Trade Elizabeth Truss
U.S. Trade Representative, July 13, 2021


Travel Industry Poised to Boost California’s Recovery by Caroline Beteta, President & CEO of Visit California
CalChamber, July 19, 2021


AP Interview: US Firms in Hong Kong Face Risks, Says AmCham
AP, July 19, 2021

AmCham Statement on Business Environment in Hong Kong
AmCham Hong Kong, July 16, 2021

Issuance of a Hong Kong Business Advisory
U.S. Department of State, July 16, 2021

CalChamber Companies in the News

FedEx Express and Delhivery Come Together to Unlock Cross-Border Potential in India
FedEx Newsroom, July 16, 2021

CalChamber Member Oracle Fusion Cloud Applications Suite to Replace SAP for North America’s Largest Railcar Provider
Oracle, July 13, 2021

Northrop Grumman Builds Hypersonic Center of Excellence to Support National Security
Northrop Grumman, July 13, 2021

Trade Policy

From the White House

The United States, Joined by Allies and Partners, Attributes Malicious Cyber Activity and Irresponsible State Behavior to the People’s Republic of China
July 19, 2021

President Biden Announces Seven Key Nominations (Including Ambassadors to Brunei, Bosnia and Herzegovina, New Zealand, and Botswana)
July 16, 2021

Readout of President Joe Biden’s Participation in the APEC Virtual Leaders’ Retreat
July 16, 2021

Readout of President Joe Biden’s Call with Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern of New Zealand
July 15, 2021

Remarks by President Biden and Chancellor Merkel of the Federal Republic of Germany in Press Conference
July 15, 2021

Statement on Vice President Kamala Harris’s Meeting with Dr. Angela Merkel, Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany
July 15, 2021

FACT SHEET: U.S.-Germany Climate and Energy Partnership
July 15, 2021

President Biden Announces 11 Key Nominations (Including Jeff Flake as Ambassador to Turkey)
July 13, 2021

From the U.S. Department of Commerce

Stakeholders From Across The Home Building Supply Chain Applaud Biden Administration Ahead Of Convening
July 16, 2021

U.S. Census Bureau to Release First Look at Nation’s Demographic Characteristics from 2020 Census
July 15, 2021

Commerce’s NTIA Releases Report on Current and Projected Federal Use of Spectrum by Space-Based Systems
July 15, 2021

Secretary Raimondo Announces $153 Million to Promote Innovation in Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing
July 14, 2021

From the U.S. Trade Representative

Readout of Ambassador Katherine Tai’s Meeting with Spain’s Minister of Industry, Trade and Tourism Reyes Maroto
July 20, 2021

Readout of Ambassador Tai’s Call with Kazakhstan Minister of Trade and Integration Bakhyt Sultanov
July 15, 2021

Readout of Ambassador Tai’s Meeting with Indonesia Minister of Trade Muhammad Lutfi
July 13, 2021

Senate Finance Advances Deputy USTR Nominees
Politico, July 13, 2021

From the Department of State

Responding to the PRC’s Destabilizing and Irresponsible Behavior in Cyberspace
July 19, 2021

Joint Statement of the C5+1 on the International Conference “Central and South Asia: Regional Connectivity. Challenges and Opportunities”
July 16, 2021

Marking One Year of Hong Kong’s National Security Law
July 16, 2021

Secretary Blinken’s Meeting with ASEAN Foreign Ministers and the ASEAN Secretary General
July 13, 2021

From the World Trade Organization

United States Announces Intention to Join WTO Initiative on Services Domestic Regulation, Support Conclusion of Negotiations by MC12
U.S. Trade Representative, July 20, 2021

WTO Publishes List of Bottlenecks and Facilitating Measures on Critical COVID-19 Products
July 20, 2021

World Trade Organization Voices Optimism After Fisheries Meeting, but Says ‘Gaps’ Remain
South China Morning Post, July 16, 2021

WTO Members Edge Closer to Fisheries Subsidies Agreement
July 15, 2021

WTO Issues New Edition of World Tariff Profiles
July 14, 2021

DG Okonjo-Iweala Welcomes Progress on Investment Facilitation
July 13, 2021

Trade Agreements

Ambassador Katherine Tai Commends the Treasury Department and the State Bank of Vietnam for Reaching an Agreement Regarding Vietnam’s Currency Practices
U.S. Trade Representative, July 19, 2021

Vietnam Pledges Not to Devalue Currency in Agreement with U.S. Treasury
Reuters, July 19, 2021

S. Korea to Lift Tariffs on Imports from Indonesia, Israel Under Trade Deals
The Korea Herald, July 20, 2021

India and EU Set to Resume Free Trade Agreement Talks After 8 Years
Telegraph India, July 19, 2021

Britain Sets Out Plan to Stimulate Trade with Developing Economies
Reuters, July 18, 2021

Pakistan’s Uzbekistan Agrees to Conclude Preferential Trade Agreement
Eminetra, July 17, 2021

Ministry to Propose Frameworks for FTAs
Bangkok Post, July 17, 2021

Japan, Australia to Promote Regional Trade Deals
Japan Today, July 16, 2021

U.S. Clashes With Mexico, Canada on Car Rules in USMCA Risk
Bloomberg, July 16, 2021

US Anti-China Digital Trade Deal Seen as ‘Dead in the Water’ for Joe Biden in Asia
South China Morning Post, July 16, 2021

Divorce Bill Dispute Roughens Relations: Beyond Brexit
Bloomberg, July 15, 2021

Peruvian Congress Ratifies the Trans-Pacific Partnership Treaty
The Rio Times, July 15, 2021

Africa Nations Plan $8 Billion Fund to Offset Trade-Pact Losses
Bloomberg, July 15, 2021

Ecuador’s Government Intends to Negotiate Trade Agreement with U.S.
The Rio Times, July 14, 2021

Turkey, Malaysia Resolve to Expand Free Trade Agreement
Hurriyet Daily News, July 14, 2021

Pence Presses Trade Deal with Taiwan, Slams Biden on China
Politico, July 14, 2021

India Begins Talks on Free Trade Agreement with UAE
The Hindu Business Line, July 13, 2021


How a US Trade Agency Blundered in Evaluating Trade Agreements
Peterson Institute for International Economics, July 16, 2021

Port Chief Sees U.S. Import Surge ‘Easily’ Lasting into 2022
American Journal of Transportation, July 20, 2021

Trump’s China Tariffs Near $100B Mark
Politico, July 19, 2021

Canada to Open Border Aug. 9 to Fully Vaccinated U.S. Travelers
Politico, July 19, 2021

The Futility of ‘Product of USA’ Labeling in a World of Global Supply Chains
The Hill, July 17, 2021

Yellen Says China Trade Deal Has ‘Hurt American Consumers’
The New York Times, July 16, 2021

Biden to Tap Former Ambassador to France as His Ambassador to the UK After Lengthy Search
CNN, July 16, 2021

Biden Faces Hard Sell in Asia for Anti-China Digital Trade Pact
Bloomberg, July 15, 2021

Biden Can Win Friends and Influence With a Digital Trade Deal
Bloomberg, July 12, 2021


California Community Colleges Chancellor to Take Temporary Job with Biden Administration
The Los Angeles Times, July 19, 2021

Port of Oakland Volume Spiked 11.4 Percent in First Half ‘21
American Journal of Transportation, July 16, 2021

LA’s Seroka Expects Lead In US Import Market Share Will Continue
American Journal of Transportation, July 15, 2021

More International Articles


China is Buying Up American Farms. Washington Wants to Crack Down.
Politico, July 19, 2021

How China Is Helping to Damp Global Inflation
The Wall Street Journal, July 18, 2021

Xi Sidesteps APEC Talks with Biden as Leaders Grapple with Virus
American Journal of Transportation, July 16, 2021

China Buys Friends With Ports and Roads. Now the U.S. Is Trying to Compete.
The Wall Street Journal, July 15, 2021

China Slams ‘Sinister’ U.S. Over Hong Kong, Digital Trade Deal
Bloomberg, July 13, 2021

Taiwan Angers China with First Europe Office Using its Name
American Journal of Transportation, July 20, 2021

How Barriers to Cross-Border Data Flows Are Spreading Globally, What They Cost, and How to Address Them
Information Technology & Innovation Foundation, July 19, 2021

Germany’s Export-Driven Foreign Policy is Being Challenged
The Economist, July 17, 2021

European Union Ambassador Stavros Lambrinidis on EU-US Relations
The Washington Diplomat, July 15, 2021

Container Rates to U.S. Top $10,000 as Shipping Crunch Tightens
Bloomberg, July 15, 2021

Europe Rolls Out Plan to Shift From Fossil Fuels, an Effort That Could Impact Trade
The New York Times, July 14, 2021

Panama Canal Transits Rise as World Trade Recovers From Pandemic
Bloomberg, July 14, 2021



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