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Tuesday, August 31, 2021

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Geographical Similarities, Shared Values Form Core of Chile-California Relations

CalChamber, August 27, 2021

CalChamber Companies in the News

CalChamber Members Companies PG&E and NextEra Energy Resources Pilot Mainspring Linear Generator at Napa County Microgrid: Imagining a Cleaner Mobile Power Solution
PG&E, August 30, 2021

PepsiCo’s Frito-Lay and Feed the Children Provide Critical Food Items to Students throughout 2021-2022 School Year
PepsiCo, August 30, 2021

Wells Fargo Helps Keep People Housed through Nearly $11 Million Grants to 19 Nonprofits
Wells Fargo Newsroom, August 25, 2021

Trade Policy

From the White House

Statement by President Joe Biden
August 30, 2021

Readout of President Joseph R. Biden, Jr.’s Meeting with Prime Minister Naftali Bennett of Israel
August 27, 2021

White House Announces John D. Porcari as Port Envoy to the Biden-⁠Harris Administration Supply Chain Disruptions Task Force
August 27, 2021

FACT SHEET: Biden Administration and Private Sector Leaders Announce Ambitious Initiatives to Bolster the Nation’s Cybersecurity
August 25, 2021

President Biden Announces His Intent to Nominate Two Leaders in U.S. Foreign Policy and Aid
August 25, 2021

FACT SHEET: Strengthening the U.S.-Vietnam Comprehensive Partnership
August 25, 2021

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

From the U.S. Department of Commerce

Hiring for Director of Ventura (Oxnard) Export Assistance Center, aka U.S. Commercial Service Director for Central Coast. A GS-13 standalone director position will support exporters in Ventura, Santa Barbara, and San Luis Obispo counties. Vacancy open until September 15.

For more information, click here for current federal employees and here for U.S. citizens.

20 Years Later: NIST’s World Trade Center Investigation and Its Legacy
August 27, 2021

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo Joins White House Cybersecurity Summit
August 25, 2021

From the U.S. Trade Representative

Readout of Ambassador Katherine Tai’s Meeting with Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economy of Ukraine, Oleksiy Lyubchenko
August 30, 2021

USTR Announces Fiscal Year 2021 Allocation of Additional Tariff-Rate Quota Volume for Raw Cane Sugar
August 26, 2021

Readout of Ambassador Katherine Tai’s Virtual Meeting with Turkey’s Minister of Trade Mehmet Muş
August 26, 2021

Readout of Ambassador Katherine Tai’s Virtual Meeting with Ethiopia’s Senior Policy Advisor and Chief Trade Negotiator Mamo Mihretu
August 25, 2021

The U.S. is Reviewing its Trade Policy with China, Says USTR Katherine Tai
CNBC, August 25, 2021

Readout of Ambassador Katherine Tai’s Virtual Meetings with U.S. Chamber China Center Advisory Board and US-China Business Council
August 24, 2021

From the Department of State

Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry’s Travel to Japan and the People’s Republic of China
August 30, 2021

Afghanistan Virtual Ministerial and Remarks by Secretary Blinken
August 29, 2021

Secretary Antony J. Blinken And Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett Before Their Meeting
August 26, 2021

From the World Trade Organization

Panel Established to Review China’s Compliance with Ruling on Certain Farm Product Imports
August 30, 2021

WTO Members Gear Up for Marathon Fishing Subsidy Negotiations Starting September
August 30, 2021

Public Forum Registration for In-Person Participation Closes on 6 September
August 26, 2021

Trade Agreements

U.K. Seeks to Conclude Talks to Join TPP by End-2022: FT
American Journal of Transportation, August 30, 2021

US-China Trade War Timeline: Key Dates and Events Since July 2018
South China Morning Post, August 29, 2021

Proposed FTA with UAE to Boost Jewelry, Chemicals, Engineering Exports: Exporters
Financial Express, August 29, 2021

India’s Fast Progressing in FTA Discussions with UK, UAE, Canada, Says Piyush Goyal
The Economic Times, August 28, 2021

U.S. Trade Chief Tai Tells Turkey Countries Must Remove Digital Services Taxes
Reuters, August 27, 2021

India-Australia Aim for ‘Early Harvest’ Trade Pact by December
The Hindu, August 27, 2021

Canada to Participate in Mexico-U.S. Auto Spat as Third Party
Bloomberg, August 27, 2021

China to Speed-Up Negotiations with Norway on Free Trade Agreement
ScandAsia, August 27, 2021

UK and Turkey Aim to Expand Current Trade Agreement
SteelOrbis, August 27, 2021

Japan Ruling Party Lawmakers Back Taiwan Joining Trade Pact
American Journal of Transportation, August 27, 2021

Vietnam Wheat Import Tariffs to be Reduced or Eliminated
AgWeb, August 25, 2021

Time to Revitalize Pursuit of U.S.-Kenya Free Trade Agreement
The Heritage Foundation, August 25, 2021

Mexico Warns of Automaker Exodus if Vehicle Content Dispute Not Settled
Automotive News, August 25, 2021

Thai Government is Keen to Sign FTA with Dhaka
Fresh Plaza, August 24, 2021


New U.S. Tariffs Are Contributing to the Shipping Crisis, and There’s Little We Can Do About It
Cato Institute, August 26, 2021

Rails Brace for Gridlock After Ida Hammers New Orleans Hub
American Journal of Transportation, August 30, 2021

U.S. Goods-Trade Gap Shrinks as Imports Fall From Record High
Bloomberg, August 27, 2021

Kamala Harris Tries to Improve Southeast Asia Ties as China Prods From Sidelines
The Wall Street Journal, August 26, 2021

Ban on Canada, Mexico Border Crossings Extended Through Sept. 21
The Well News, August 25, 2021


Port of Los Angeles Reports 36.8% Volume Jump in July
American Journal of Transportation, August 17, 2021

More International Articles

China’s Manufacturing Sector Slows as Export Demand Weakens
AP, August 31, 2021

Europe Hits Covid-19 Milestone With 70% of Adults Vaccinated
The Wall Street Journal, August 31, 2021

Local Exporters Watching as Brazil Sends Bulls to Vietnam in Historic Live Export Trade
ABC, August 31, 2021

Article by George Soros: Investors in Xi’s China Face a Rude Awakening
Financial Times, August 30, 2021

First Autonomous Cargo Ship Faces Test with 236-Mile Voyage
American Journal of Transportation, August 30, 2021

US Travelers Dropped from EU Safe List as Covid Cases Surge
CNN, August 30, 2021

India Could Benefit from U.S. Investment That is Leaving China, Says Trade Body Chief
The Hindu, August 29, 2021

Australia Already in Recession as Economic Slump Deepens, CBA Says
The Wall Street Journal, August 27, 2021

Taiwanese Chips Made in Arizona Is the Future of U.S. Trade
The Washington Post, August 26, 2021

Chicken, Milkshakes, Candy: Scarce in Britain’s Truck Driver Shortage
The New York Times, August 26, 2021

China’s Regulatory Crackdown Is Already Hurting the Economy
Bloomberg, August 25, 2021

Gas Shortage Boosts Russia’s Sway Over Europe’s Energy Markets
The Wall Street Journal, August 25, 2021

U.K. Carmakers Beset by Shortages in Worst July Since 1956
Bloomberg, August 25, 2021

The World’s Third Busiest Container Port is Back But the Shipping Crisis Isn’t Over Yet
CNN, August 25, 2021

China Eyes Afghanistan’s $1 Trillion of Minerals With Risky Bet on Taliban
Bloomberg, August 24, 2021


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