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Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Featured Headlines

CalChamber President Allan Zaremberg
Announces Upcoming Retirement

CalChamber, August 17, 2021

Allan Zaremberg

California’s Top Business
Leader Retires on High Note

CalMatters, August 18, 2021

Allan Zaremberg, Cal Chamber’s
Leader, Announces Retirement

Capitol Weekly, August 16, 2021

Longtime Chamber of Commerce CEO to Retire After 23 Years Lobbying for California Business
The Sacramento Bee, August 16, 2021

Longtime CalChamber CEO Stepping Down
The Los Angeles Business Journal, August 16, 2021


California Innovation Ecosystem Central
to Future Prosperity for Australia, U.S.

CalChamber, August 20, 2021

CalChamber Companies in the News

Bank of America Sets Company Record for Patents Granted During First Half of 2021
Bank of America Newsroom, August 19, 2021

Aerojet Rocketdyne Expands Los Angeles Facility for NASA’s Moon and Mars Rocket
Aerojet Rocketdyne, August 18, 2021

Wells Fargo Delivers Mentorship for 500 Women-Owned Businesses; Announces Grants to Over 90 Nonprofits
Wells Fargo Newsroom, August 18, 2021

Trade Policy

From the White House

Remarks by Vice President Harris on the Indo-Pacific Region
August 24, 2021

FACT SHEET: Strengthening the U.S.-Singapore Strategic Partnership
August 23, 2021

Statement by Press Secretary Jen Psaki on President Biden’s Meeting with G7 Leaders
August 22, 2021

President Biden Announces His Intent to Nominate Three Individuals to Serve as Ambassador
August 20, 2021

President Biden Announces Presidential Delegation to Ukraine to Attend the Crimea Platform Summit and 30th Anniversary of Independence
August 20, 2021

Statement by Press Secretary Jen Psaki on the Visit of Prime Minister Naftali Bennett of Israel
August 18, 2021

FACT SHEET: Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal and Build Back Better Agenda Present Bright Future for Solar Power, Good Jobs, and More Affordable Energy
August 17, 2021

United States to Host Ninth Summit of the Americas in 2022
August 12, 2021

President Biden Announces Ten Key Nominations (Including USTRs)
August 10, 2021

From the U.S. Department of Commerce

Readout of Secretary Raimondo’s Call With Indian Ambassador Taranjit Sandhu
August 23, 2021

Invention-Con 2021: Capitalizing on Your Intellectual Property
August 16, 2021

Trade at the Local Level: 2020 Metropolitan Export Data Now Available
August 13, 2021

2020 Census Statistics Highlight Local Population Changes and Nation’s Racial and Ethnic Diversity
August 12, 2021

Commerce Department and Treasury Department Release Fact Sheet Supporting the Cuban People’s Right to Safe and Secure Access to the Free Flow of Information on the Internet
August 11, 2021

From the U.S. Trade Representative

Readout of Ambassador Katherine Tai’s Virtual Meeting with Kenya’s Ministry of Industrialization, Trade and Enterprise Development Cabinet Secretary Betty Maina
August 23, 2021

Statement from Ambassador Katherine Tai on the Vote by Workers in Silao, Mexico
August 19, 2021

Joint Statement by the United States and Ecuador
August 16, 2021

Readout of Ambassador Tai and Secretary Vilsack’s Virtual Meeting with the Agricultural Policy Advisory Committee and the Agricultural Technical Advisory Committees
August 13, 2021

Readout of Ambassador Katherine Tai’s Virtual Meeting with South Korea’s Trade Minister Yeo Han-Koo
August 12, 2021

Statement from Ambassador Katherine Tai on Senate Passage of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act
August 10, 2021

Statement from Ambassador Katherine Tai on Pagán and Wilson Nominations
August 10, 2021

United States Reaches Agreement with Mexican Auto Parts Company to Protect Workers’ Rights
August 10, 2021

From the Department of State

United States and Albania Sign Cultural Property Agreement
August 23, 2021

Secretary Blinken’s Videoconference with G7 Foreign Ministers and the High Representative of the European Union on Afghanistan
August 19, 2021

Joint Statement on the Situation of Women and Girls in Afghanistan
August 18, 2021

From the Bureau of Economic Analysis

Activities of U.S. Affiliates
of Foreign Multinational Enterprises, 2019

August 20, 2021

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

Biden-Harris Officials, International Business Leaders to Headline EXIM 2021 Virtual Annual Conference, Sept. 21-23
August 12, 2021

From the World Trade Organization

WTO Says Record Global Trade in Goods Might Be Nearing a Peak
Bloomberg, August 18, 2021

United States Gives USD 600,000 to Boost Negotiating Capacities in Developing Countries
August 18, 2021

Goods Barometer Hits Record High, Confirming Strength of Trade Recovery
August 18, 2021

South China Sea, Xinjiang Muddy Water of Fishing Subsidies Debate as WTO Faces ‘Crucial Test’
South China Morning Post, August 15, 2021

Call for Papers Issued for WTO Trade for Peace Programme
August 13, 2021

Trade Agreements

Kamala Harris Stresses Cooperation on Supply Chains in Singapore Visit
The Wall Street Journal, August 24, 2021

Letter to Ambassador Katherine Tai
Mexican Secretariat of the Economy, August 20, 2021

GM Workers in Mexico Defeat Union in First Test of U.S. Trade Deal
Reuters, August 19, 2021

Turkey Earmarks New Generation Free Trade Deals to Rev Up Exports
Daily Sabah, August 18, 2021

India to Offer Incentives to Boost Exports
Reuters, August 17, 2021

UK Aims to Start Trade Talks with India this Year
Reuters, August 17, 2021

We Examined 20 Years of US-Kenya Trade: Some Lessons for Africa
The Conversation, August 16, 2021

U.S., Ecuador to Set Date For More Trade Talks Later This Year
Bloomberg, August 16, 2021

Liz Truss Closes In: Landmark £2.9bn Trade Deal with New Zealand to be Announced in Days
Express UK, August 16, 2021

Costa Rica’s International Trade Strategy
Latin Trade, August 13, 2021

In Africa, Biden Finds a Free Trade Zone He Can Embrace
Nikkei Asian Review, August 11, 2021

U.S., Mexican Auto-Parts Maker Reach Deal After Labor Complaint
Bloomberg, August 10, 2021


Biden Nominates Burns and Emanuel to Be His Ambassadors to China and Japan
The New York Times, August 20, 2021

U.S. Department of Transportation Announces a New Marine Highway and Six Marine Highway Designations
U.S. Department of Transportation Maritime Administration, August 19, 2021

VP’s Visit to Southeast Asia Affirms Need to Enhance U.S. Trade Ties
US Chamber, August 18, 2021

Digital Commerce at the Crossroads: The Case for a Digital Trade Agreement
US Chamber, August 17, 2021

‘Lay Out the Strategy’: Corporate America Grows Impatient on Biden’s China Trade Review
Politico, August 16, 2021

‘Buy America’ Was a Bad Idea Last Century. It’s a Worse One Now.
Bloomberg, August 6, 2021


Port Reaches Milestone at Long Beach Container Terminal
American Journal of Transportation, August 20, 2021

Port of Oakland Cargo Volume Dipped in July
American Journal of Transportation, August 11, 2021

West Coast Trade Report
Pacific Merchant Shipping Association, August 2021

More International Articles

Beijing’s American Hustle: How China’s Grand Strategy Exploits U.S. Power
Foreign Affairs, September 2021

Chip Shortage Set to Worsen as Covid Rampages Through Malaysia
Bloomberg, August 23, 2021

On Pace for a Record? Reviewing China’s Agriculture Purchases in 2021
Agricultural Economic Insights, August 23, 2021

China-US Tension: Xi-Biden Meet May be Further Delayed as Beijing Considers a Virtual G20 Seat
South China Morning Post, August 23, 2021

US Offers to Host Apec Meeting in 2023: Kamala Harris
The Straits Times, August 23, 2021

EXCLUSIVE China Eyes Pushing U.S. IPO-Bound Firms to Hand Over Data Control
Reuters, August 22, 2021

Executives Warn of Growing Container Ship Shortages
Financial Times, August 22, 2021

China Says Foreign Trade May Face More Complicated Situation Next Year
Reuters, August 22, 2021

Will Vietnam Be America’s Next Strategic Partner?
The Diplomat, August 21, 2021

China Allows Couples Third Child Amid Demographic Crisis
AP, August 21, 2021

India Nowhere Near Ready to Substitute for China
Nikkei Asian Review, August 18, 2021

China Set to Pass One of the World’s Strictest Data-Privacy Laws
The Wall Street Journal, August 17, 2021

Beijing Shoves Canada’s China Problem into the Path of Trudeau’s Reelection Quest
Politico, August 15, 2021

Global Supply Chains Are Being Battered by Fresh Covid Surges
Bloomberg, August 14, 2021

Vietnam and Australia Share a Strong Framework for Deeper Ties in a Contested Indo-Pacific
Australian Strategic Policy Institute, August 11, 2021

Panama Renews Maritime Transport Agreement with China
Hellenic Shipping News, August 11, 2021

International Travel During Covid-19: Where Can You Go and Which Destinations Are Still Sealed Off
Bloomberg, August 9, 2021

Let Slip the Dogs of Diplomacy!: A Very Brief Recent History of Animals in Foreign Affairs
Foreign Policy, November 26, 2018


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