Council for International Trade - Trade Update


Tuesday, September 14, 2021

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Meeting Attendees

Twentieth Annual Japanese Business Association of Southern California and Japanese Chamber of Commerce of Northern California Gathering
CalChamber, September 9, 2021

Japanese Chamber of Commerce


CalChamber Companies in the News

Chevron to Triple Low-Carbon Investment
The Wall Street Journal, September 14, 2021

Microsoft Expands Computer Science Education Program to Juarez, Mexico, and Expands Reach Across 18 U.S. Cities to Improve High School Students’ Access and Equity
Microsoft Newsroom, September 13, 2021

Northrop Grumman Supports Successful Flight Test for the Missile Defense Agency
Northrop Grumman News, September 13, 2021

3M Donates Supplies to Support Students, Teachers Returning to the Classroom
3M News, September 8, 2021

Pom Wonderful Launches National Cocktail Contest to Support Local Bars Following Pandemic Closures
The Wonderful Company, September 8, 2021

Trade Policy

From the White House

President Biden Announces 10 Key
Nominations (Including Elaine Trevino,
President of the Almond Alliance of California)

September 13, 2021

Statement From Ambassador Katherine
Tai on Elaine Trevino’s Nomination to
Serve as Chief Agriculture Negotiator

U.S. Trade Representative, September 13, 2021

CalChamber Board Member Blue Diamond
Growers Applauds Trevino for USTR Chief Ag

Blue Diamond Growers, September 14, 2021

President Biden Announces Representatives for the United Nations General Assembly
September 13, 2021

Statement by Press Secretary Jen Psaki on the Quad Leaders Summit
September 13, 2021

A Proclamation on Small Business Week, 2021
September 10, 2021

Readout of President Joseph R. Biden Jr. Call with President Xi Jinping of the People’s Republic of China
September 9, 2021

Re-Launching the U.S.-Mexico High-Level Economic Dialogue (HLED)
September 9, 2021

Re-Launching the U.S.-Mexico High-Level Economic Dialogue (HLED)
September 9, 2021

FACT SHEET: Biden Administration Advances the Future of Sustainable Fuels in American Aviation
September 9, 2021

Statement by NSC Spokesperson Emily Horne Announcing the Inaugural U.S.-EU Trade and Technology Council Meeting
September 9, 2021

Background Press Call on the U.S.-Mexico High-Level Economic Dialogue
September 8, 2021

From the U.S. Department of Commerce

Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo Addresses Importance of Building a Shared Digital Future at Tallinn Digital Summit
September 14, 2021

Readout of Deputy Secretary’s Graves Meeting with METI Vice Minister for International Affairs Naoshi Hirose of Japan
September 10, 2021

Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo Co-chairs U.S.-Mexico High Level Economic Dialogue
September 9, 2021

Department of Commerce Establishes National Artificial Intelligence Advisory Committee
September 8, 2021

Keynote Remarks by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo at the Tallinn Digital Summit
September 7, 2021

From the U.S. Trade Representative

Readout Of Ambassador Katherine Tai’s Meeting with ASEAN Economic Ministers
September 14, 2021

Readout of Ambassador Katherine Tai’s Meeting with South Korea’s Trade Minister Yeo Han-Koo
September 13, 2021

Readout Of Ambassador Katherine Tai’s Meeting with United Arab Emirates Minister Of Economy Abdulla Bin Touq Al-Marri And Minister Of State For Foreign Trade Dr. Thani Bin Ahmed Al-Zeyoudi
September 13, 2021

Statement from Ambassador Katherine Tai on the 20th Anniversary of the September 11 Attacks
September 11, 2021

Readout of Ambassador Tai’s Meeting with the Business Council for International Understanding
September 9, 2021

Statement from Ambassador Katherine Tai on the Re-Launch of the U.S.-Mexico High-Level Economic Dialogue
September 9, 2021

Readout of Ambassador Katherine Tai’s Call with WTO Director General Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala
September 8, 2021

From the Department of State

Joint Statement on 10-Year U.S-Romania Anniversary
September 13, 2021

20th Anniversary of the September 11, 2001 Attacks
September 11, 2021

Secretary Blinken to Participate in U.S.-Mexico High-Level Economic Dialogue
September 8, 2021

From the U.S. International Trade Commission

The Year in Trade 2020:
Operation of the Trade Agreements Program

September 2021

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

President Biden Announces 10 Key Nominations Including Reta Jo Lewis, Nominee for President and Chair of the Export-Import Bank of the United States
September 13, 2021

EXIM Renews Supply Chain Finance Guarantee of $180 Million Purchase Facility Supporting Sales of CFM International Aircraft Engines
September 10, 2021

From the World Trade Organization

U.S. Trade Chief Sees ‘Difficult Logistical Challenges’ for WTO Summit
Reuters, September 8, 2021

Agriculture Negotiations Chair Says Progress on New Draft Text Depends on WTO Members
September 8, 2021

Trade Agreements

UAE Wants Quick Trade Talks, Some Deals Signed in 6-12 Months
Reuters, September 14, 2021

Singapore Welcomes China’s Interest in Trans-Pacific Free Trade Pact
Nippon, September 14, 2021

S. Korea Proposes Digital Trade Pact with ASEAN
The Korean Herald, September 13, 2021

U.K., India to Start Free Trade Deal Discussions Later This Year
Bloomberg, September 13, 2021

Developing a Roadmap for USMCA Success
Brookings Institute, September 13, 2021

U.S., South Korea Trade Chiefs Discuss Strengthening Supply Chain
Reuters, September 13, 2021

Cambodian Parliament Ratifies RCEP, World’s Biggest Free Trade Pact
The Star, September 12, 2021

Uruguay’s FM Says Other Unilateral Trade Deals May Be Announced Shortly
MercoPress, September 11, 2021

China Lobbies Australia for Help to Join Trade Pact Despite Spat
American Journal of Transportation, September 10, 2021

America Must Return to the Trans-Pacific Partnership
Foreign Affairs, September 10, 2021

U.S. Moves Toward Ending Steel-Tariff Fight With Offer to EU
Yahoo, September 10,2021

Mexico and U.S. Agree to Work on Supply Chains, Migration
Reuters, September 9, 2021

Uruguay Advances Free Trade Talks with China, Aims to be Mercosur ‘Gateway’
Reuters, September 8, 2021

Mexico and U.S. Seek to Mend Damaged Ties in Washington Summit
Bloomberg, September 7, 2021


Why is Biden Hesitating to Challenge China as East Asia’s Major Trade Partner?
The Hill, September 10, 2021

U.S. Moves Toward Ending Steel-Tariff Fight With Offer to EU
Bloomberg, September 10, 2021

Strained Supply Chains Keep U.S. Producer Prices Hot
Reuters, September 10, 2021

Biden, China’s Xi Jinping Hold First Call in Months
The Wall Street Journal, September 10, 2021

Connecting America’s Rural Communities to Global Trade
International Trade Administration, September 9, 2021

U.S. Seeks Economic Reset With Mexico, Top Biden Adviser Says
Bloomberg, September 9, 2021

Expired Trade Program Gets Shot at Revival in House Budget Bill
Bloomberg, September 7, 2021


California Launches Dedicated Small Business Portal Ahead of National Small Business Week
GO-Biz, September 9, 2021

Record Number of Ships at Southern California Ports
gCapitan, September 10, 2021

Port of Long Beach Kicks Off Peak Shipping Season With A Bang
gCapitan, September 9, 2021

More International Articles

Global Debt Hits Record $296 Trillion as World Lockdowns Ease
Bloomberg, September 14, 2021

China Urges U.S. to Mend Ties as Biden Weighs Fresh Trade Probe
Bloomberg, September 13, 2021

Maersk CEO Says Construction of Fossil Fueled Ships Should Be Banned
gCapitan, September 13, 2021

India, Australia Deepen Defense, Trade Ties Amid China Tensions
American Journal of Transportation, September 13, 2021

The World’s Shippers Are Earning the Most Money Since 2008
Bloomberg, September 12, 2021

EU Travel Ban: France Takes U.S. And Israel Off Its Safe Travel List
Forbes, September 10, 2021

Robust Job Gain Brings Canada Closer to Pre-Pandemic Levels
Bloomberg, September 10, 2021

‘Reversing Gears’: China Increasingly Rejects English, and the World
The New York Times, September 9, 2021

How Latin America Can Navigate the China-US Trade Wars
America’s Quarterly, September 8, 2021

Bitcoin Crashes on First Day as El Salvador’s Legal Tender
BBC, September 8, 2021

Ecuador Reaches New Deal with IMF, Will Receive $1.5 bln This Year
Reuters, September 8, 2021

China Trade Surges to New Records on Strong U.S., EU Demand
Bloomberg, September 6, 2021


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