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Featured Headlines

Domestic Renewal as a Foreign Policy Priority – Speech by Secretary Blinken
U.S. Department of State, August 9, 2021


CalChamber Status Update Report
on Major Legislation for Business

CalChamber, August 6, 2021

Here's to a Year of Beating Job Killers
The Business Journal, August 6, 2021

CalChamber Companies in the News

Northrop Grumman Set to Launch 16th Cargo Delivery Mission to the International Space Station
Northrop Grumman, August 9, 2021

United Airlines Will Require US Employees to be Vaccinated
AP, August 6, 2021

Ford Statements on Electric Vehicle Sales and White House Announcement
Ford Media, August 5, 2021

Award-Winning Wells Fargo Website Helps Support Small Businesses Through the Pandemic and Beyond
Wells Fargo, August 5, 2021

Target Launching Debt-Free Education Assistance Program to More Than 340,000 Frontline Team Members
Target Newsroom, August 4, 2021

The Wonderful Company Announces 2021 $1 Million Wonderful Community Grants Applications Now Live
The Wonderful Company, August 2, 2021

Trade Policy

From the White House

Readout of President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Call with Prime Minister Suga of Japan
August 9, 2021

Notice on the Continuation of the National Emergency with Respect to Export Control Regulations
August 6, 2021

President Biden Announces 10 Key Nominations (Including Ambassador Nominations and a Nomination to the Ex-Im Bank)
August 6, 2021

FACT SHEET: The Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act Advances President Biden’s Climate Agenda
August 5, 2021

Executive Order on Strengthening American Leadership in Clean Cars and Trucks
August 5, 2021

President Biden Announces Intent to Nominate Nine Foreign Policy and National Security Leaders (Including Ambassadors)
August 4, 2021

FACT SHEET: The Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act Creates Good-Paying Jobs and Supports Workers
August 3, 2021

From the U.S. Department of Commerce

Protecting our Trademark Customers with Federal Registration of USPTO Marks
August 9, 2021

From the U.S. Trade Representative

Joint Statement of the United States and Uruguay — Trade and Investment Council
August 6, 2021

Readout of Ambassador Katherine Tai’s Roundtable with Agriculture Stakeholders, Tribal Leaders, and Farmers
August 5, 2021

Readout of Ambassador Katherine Tai’s Meeting with Poland’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economic Development, Labor and Technology Jarosław Gowin
August 4, 2021

USTR Pushing Mexico on Biotech, Still Formulating China Plan
AgriPulse, August 4, 2021

From the Department of State

Secretary Antony J. Blinken At the United Nations Security Council Meeting on Maintenance of International Peace and Security: Maritime Security
August 9, 2021

Marking U.S. Engagement with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations on Its 54th Anniversary
August 6, 2021

Secretary Blinken’s Participation in the ASEAN Regional Forum Foreign Ministers’ Meeting
August 6, 2021

The United States and the Friends of the Mekong: Proven Partners for the Mekong Region
August 5, 2021

Joint Press Statement of the Friends of the Mekong “Recovery and Resilience”
August 5, 2021

Safe Haven for Hong Kongers
August 5, 2021

Secretary Blinken’s Participation in the East Asia Summit Foreign Ministers’ Meeting
August 4, 2021

The United States and ASEAN: Strategic Partners for the Indo-Pacific
August 4, 2021

U.S. Support for the ASEAN Outlook on the Indo-Pacific
August 4, 2021

Secretary Blinken’s Participation in the U.S.-ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting
August 4, 2021

U.S. Support to ASEAN in Fighting COVID-19
August 4, 2021

From the Bureau of Economic Analysis

U.S. International Trade in
Goods and Services, June 2021

August 5, 2021

From the International Trade Administration

Trade at the Local Level: 2020 Metropolitan Export Data Now Available
August 3, 2021

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

EXIM Approves $500 Million in Financing to Support U.S.-Manufactured Commercial Aircraft Exports to WestJet
August 6, 2021

From the World Trade Organization

DDG González Underscores Importance of Women’s Economic Empowerment in Trade
August 9, 2021

Trade Agreements

China-Australia Relations: ‘Answer to Almost Every Question About China is India’, Former PM Tony Abbott Says
South China Morning Post, August 9, 2021

U.S. Business Groups Call on President Biden to Restart Trade Talks with China
Reuters, August 5, 2021

Ukraine and Canada are in the Final Stages of Negotiations to Expand the Free Trade Agreement to Cover Services and Investment.
Ukrinform, August 5, 2021

Thailand and the EU Resume Free Trade Agreement Negotiations
ASEAN Briefing, August 4, 2021

Britain Granted ‘Dialogue Partner’ Status by Southeast Asian Bloc
Reuters, August 4, 2021


CalChamber Backs Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework
CalChamber, August 6, 2021

Joe Biden Is Turning His Back on Free Trade With the U.K.
The Heritage Foundation, August 6, 2021

US Must Re-Engage in Trade
The Hill, August 6, 2021

US Trade Deficit Hits Record $75.7 Billion in June
AP, August 5, 2021

U.S. Faces Growing Pressure to Allow European Travelers
The Wall Street Journal, August 4, 2021


Long Beach’s Cordero Predicts LA/LB Will Process 19 Million TEUs in 2021
American Journal of Transportation, August 6, 2021

Meet British Consul General Emily Cloke
Larchmont Buzz, August 3, 2021

More International Articles

China-US Trade War: American Retailers Claim Tariffs on Chinese Goods Hurt Business During Pandemic
South China Morning Post, August 10, 2021

Australia Flags Democracies’ Trade Swing from China to India
AP, August 9, 2021

Canada Reopens its Border for Vaccinated US Visitors
AP, August 9, 2021

Taiwan Eyes a Greater Geo-Economics Role to Assert its Presence in the International Arena
American Journal of Transportation, August 9, 2021

U.S. Steps Up Pressure on Businesses Over Forced Labor in China
The Wall Street Journal, August 9, 2021

Cuba Allows Small and Medium-Sized Private Businesses
BBC, August 8, 2021

China’s Hubris Is a Threat to Its Economic Future
Bloomberg, August 7, 2021

China’s Export Growth Slows as Global Risks Cloud Outlook
Bloomberg, August 6, 2021

Shifting Alliances: How Will Global Food and Agri Trade Look in 2030?
Feed Navigation, August 6, 2021

Freight Rates Continue to Rise Due to the Container Shortage and the Economic Pull of the USA
American Journal of Transportation, August 6, 2021

EU to Review Safe Travel List, Could Reconsider U.S. Status
Reuters, August 6, 2021

Peru’s New Leftist President Prioritizes China Ties During Early Days in Office
Reuters, August 5, 2021

China Typhoons Create Latest Supply-Chain Threat as Ports Shut
Bloomberg, August 4, 2021

Travel Rebound Stalls as China Cuts Flights, U.S. Tops Out
Bloomberg, August 3, 2021

China Is Exporting More Sophisticated Products Despite Trade War
Bloomberg, August 3, 2021

Canada Ready to Push Back Against Joe Biden’s Buy American Pledge, Trade Minister Says
CBC, August 3, 2021

Xi Jinping Is Using Party Outreach to Build an Anti-U.S. Bloc
Foreign Policy, August 2, 2021


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