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Tuesday, September 28, 2021

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Focus on Cross-Border Business, Markets Aims to Support Growth in Commerce
CalChamber, September 28, 2021


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CalChamber Companies in the News

United Airlines Extends Africa Reach in Deal with Local Carrier
American Journal of Transportation, September 28, 2021

T‑Mobile to Bolster 25 Small Towns Nationwide
T-Mobile News, September 23, 2021

Sempra Foundation And GRID Alternatives Announce Contribution To Solar Projects Intended To Improve Energy Access In Mexico
Sempra Energy, September 22, 2021

CBRE Leads Global Investment Sales Activity in First Half of 2021
CBRE News, September 21, 2021

Trade Policy

From the White House

U.S.-India Joint Leaders’ Statement: A Partnership for Global Good
September 24, 2021
FACT SHEET: The United States and India – Global Leadership in Action

Remarks by President Biden and Prime Minister Modi of the Republic of India Before Bilateral Meeting
September 24, 2021
Remarks by Vice President Harris

Readout of Biden Administration Convening to Discuss and Address Semiconductor Supply Chain
September 23, 2021

When the Chips Are Down: Preventing and Addressing Supply Chain Disruptions
September 23, 2021

Readout of Vice President Harris’ Meeting with the President of Zambia and the President of Ghana
September 22 & 23, 2021

President Biden Announces Key Nominations (Including Ambassadors to Sweden, Belgium, and the Dominican Republic)
September 22, 2021

A U.S.-EU Agenda for Beating the Global Pandemic Vaccinating the World, Saving Lives Now, and Building Back Better Health Security
September 22, 2021

United States–European Commission Joint Statement
September 22, 2021

FACT SHEET: President Biden’s Global COVID-⁠19 Summit: Ending the Pandemic and Building Back Better
FACT SHEET: Targets for Global COVID-⁠19 Summit
September 22, 2021

Joint Statement on the Phone Call between President Biden and President Macron
September 22, 2021

Readout of President Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s Meeting with Prime Minister Boris Johnson of the United Kingdom
September 21, 2021
Remarks by Vice President Harris

Readout of President Joseph R. Biden Jr’s. Call with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada
September 21, 2021
Readout of Vice President Kamala Harris’s Meeting

From the U.S. Department of Commerce

Notice of Request for Public Comments on Risks in the Semiconductor Supply Chain
Submit comments by November 8, 2021

Secretary Raimondo Outlines Agenda to Increase American Competitiveness
September 28, 2021

Readout of Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo Meeting with Ministers from Ireland
September 27, 2021

U.S. Department of Commerce Announces Section 232 Investigation into the Effect of Imports of Neodymium Magnets on U.S. National Security
September 24, 2021

Readout of Deputy Secretary Graves Meeting with Secretary of State and Plenipotentiary for Strategic Energy Infrastructure of Poland Piotr Naimski
September 24, 2021

Opening Remarks by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo at the White House Semiconductor Convening
September 23, 2021

Remarks by U.S. Deputy Secretary of Commerce Don Graves at the Partnership for Transatlantic Energy and Climate Cooperation (P-TECC) Business Forum in Warsaw, Poland
September 22, 2021

Readout of U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo Meeting with EU Commissioner Thierry Breton
September 21, 2021

From the U.S. Trade Representative

Readout of Ambassador Katherine Tai’s Meeting with Ireland’s Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment Leo Varadkar
September 27, 2021

Jayme White Sworn In as Deputy United States Trade Representative
September 27, 2021

Statement from Ambassador Katherine Tai on Sarah Bianchi’s Confirmation as Deputy United States Trade Representative
September 23, 2021

Readout of Ambassador Katherine Tai’s Meeting with World Trade Organization Director-General Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala
September 22, 2021

Ambassador Tai, Secretary Walsh Applaud Successful First Course of Remediation under USMCA’s Rapid Response Mechanism
September 22, 2021

From the U.S. Department of State

Secretary Blinken’s Travel for the U.S.-EU Trade and Technology Council Ministerial
September 27, 2021

Secretary Blinken’s Participation in the U.S.- GCC Ministerial
September 23, 2021

Secretary Antony J. Blinken and the Foreign Ministers of the GCC Nations Before Their Meeting
September 23, 2021

Secretary Antony J. Blinken Remarks at Top of Meeting with the Foreign Ministers of the ASEAN Nations
September 23, 2021

Secretary Blinken’s Meeting with ASEAN Foreign Ministers
September 23, 2021

Secretary Blinken’s Meeting with the P5 Foreign Ministers
September 23, 2021

From the Bureau of Economic Analysis

U.S. International Investment Position, Second Quarter 2021
September 28, 2021

From the International Trade Administration

U.S. Minority-Owned Enterprises a Centerpiece in the U.S. Economic Recovery
September 22, 2021

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

Day 1: U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo, National Security Council’s Peter Harrell Discuss Biden-Harris Administration’s Building Back Together at EXIM Annual Conference

Day 2

Day 3

September 21 – 23, 2021

From the World Trade Organization

Global Services Trade Recovering but Below Pre-Pandemic Levels, WTO Barometer Indicates
September 23, 2021

DG Okonjo-Iweala Welcomes Participants to 2021 Public Forum
September 28, 2021

Working Group on Small Business Finalises MC12 Draft Declaration
September 27, 2021

DG Okonjo-Iweala Encouraged by Support Voiced for WTO During US Visit
September 23, 2021

DG Okonjo-Iweala: Leverage Trade to Build Sustainable Food Systems
September 23, 2021

DG Okonjo-Iweala: Vaccine Policy Key to Sustainable Economic and Trade Recovery
September 23, 2021

Agriculture Negotiators Intensify Talks on Draft Text
September 21, 2021

DDG Zhang: Trade Plays a Unique Role in Scaling Up Circular Economy Solutions
September 21, 2021

Trade Agreements

Comprehensive and Progressive
Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership 

If the UK Enters the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), Commerce Will be Much ‘Easier’ Post-Brexit.
Brinkwire, September 26, 2021

China Will Likely Fail in its CPTPP Bid — but it’s a ‘Smart’ Move Against the U.S., Say Analysts
CNBC, September 26, 2021

US Economic Statecraft Adrift as China Seeks to Join Mega Asian Trade Deal
The Hill, September 25, 2021

Japan Welcomes Taiwan Bid to Join Trade Pact, Citing Shared Values
Reuters, September 23, 2021

Taiwan Blasts ‘Arch Criminal’ China for Pacific Trade Pact Threats
Reuters, September 23, 2021

China’s Bid Could Entice US into Re-Joining TPP
Kyodo News, September 23, 2021

China Voices Strong Opposition to Taiwan’s Bid to Join TPP
Kyodo News, September 23, 2021

Canada Won’t Publicly Support Taiwan or China Joining Trans-Pacific Partnership
The Globe and Mail, September 23, 2021

Pakistan Seeks Trade Deals with Saudi, UAE, Oman – Official Says
Reuters, September 26, 2021

The US-EU Trade and Technology Council: Seven Steps Toward Success
Atlantic Council, September 24, 2021

Mexico Says USMCA Pact Change Needs Approval From All Members
Bloomberg, September 23, 2021

Australian Minister to Visit India Next Week for Further Talks on Free Trade Agreement
The Hindustan Times, September 23, 2021

Philippines and Korea in Final Stage of Free Trade Agreement
BusinessWorld, September 23, 2021

Can Boris Johnson Expect UK-US Trade Deal to Go Ahead?
The Guardian, September 22, 2021

U.K. Weighs Joining USMCA Pact as Hopes for U.S.-Only Deal Fade
Bloomberg, September 21, 2021


U.S. Durable-Goods Orders Rise Sharply Despite Supply Constraints
The Wall Street Journal, September 27, 2021

Lifting International Travel Restrictions Will Boost U.S. Economy -Commerce Chief
Reuters, September 23, 2021

White House Weighs Invoking Defense Law to Get Chip Data
Bloomberg, September 23, 2021

U.S. Tariffs on Chinese Goods Didn’t Bring Companies Back to the U.S., New Research Finds
The Washington Post, September 22, 2021

U.S. Energy Trade Lowers the Overall 2020 U.S. Trade Deficit for the First Time on Record
American Journal of Transportation, September 22, 2021


Los Angeles Port Chief Calls for More Federal Funding for Congested West Coast Ports
gCaptain, September 27, 2021

Cargo Piles Up as California Ports Jostle Over How to Resolve Delays
The Wall Street Journal, September 26, 2021

Port of Long Beach Pier T Terminal Begins Pilot Program for 24-hour Cargo Pickup
American Journal of Transportation, September 22, 2021

West Coast Trade Report: August’s Early Returns: TEU Numbers from the Ports
Pacific Merchant Shipping Association, September 2021

More International Articles

The Quad

The Quad Countries Pledge to Promote an Indo-Pacific Region that is ‘Undaunted by Coercion’
CNBC, September 27, 2021

Quad Principles on Technology Design, Development, Governance, and Use
White House, September 24, 2021

Joint Statement from Quad Leaders
White House, September 24, 2021
Fact Sheet: Quad Leaders’ Summit
Remarks from Quad Leaders Summit

ASEAN and the Quad: Strategic Impasse or Avenue for Cooperation?
Brookings Institute, September 23, 2021

Quad Leaders Press for Free Indo-Pacific, with Wary Eye on China
Reuters, September 25, 2021

EU Adopts 5 Billion-Euro Brexit Reserve to Help Businesses
AP, September 28, 2021

U.S., EU to Discuss Global Trade and Tech Cooperation as They Seek to Counter China
CNBC, September 27, 2021

Dubai’s Non-Oil External Trade Surges as City Prepares for Expo
Bloomberg, September 26, 2021

Factbox: Japan PM Candidates and Their Policy Stances
Reuters, September 26, 2021

U.S.-EU Trade Summit in Pittsburgh Aims to Deepen Economic Ties
The Wall Street Journal, September 26, 2021

Yuan Buoyed by Prospects for Improved Sino-U.S. Ties
Reuters, September 26, 2021

Europe’s Energy Crisis Is Coming for the Rest of the World, Too
Bloomberg, September 26, 2021

China’s WTO Deputy Chief Says African Nations ‘Risk’ Missing Chance to Reshape Trade Rules
South China Morning Post, September 26, 2021

India, U.S. Find Alignment on Indo-Pacific, Countering Terror
The Hindu, September 25, 2021

Has the Trade World Gone Nuts?
The Hill, September 24, 2021

Christmas Chaos: Shipping Delays Mean Santa Might Be Late This Year
The Wall Street Journal, September 24, 2021

Power-Starved U.K. Thrown World’s Longest Lifeline From Norway
gCapitan, September 24, 2021

China Says All Crypto Transactions Illegal; Bitcoin Tumbles
AP, September 24, 2021

U.S. and European Economies Slowed by Delta Variant, Supply Chain Bottlenecks
The Wall Street Journal, September 23, 2021

China’s New D.C. Ambassador: We’re Just a Misunderstood Democracy
Politico, September 23, 2021

Over Half Million Mobile Robots to be Shipped to Warehouses Globally in 2030
American Journal of Transportation, September 22, 2021

EU, U.S. Aim to Pledge More Enforcement to Curb China Risk
Bloomberg, September 21, 2021

China’s Regulatory Storm Risks Triggering Wider Economic Damage
The Wall Street Journal, September 21, 2021


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