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Tuesday, September 7, 2021

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CalChamber Board of Directors Names
Jennifer Barrera as Next President and CEO

CalChamber, September 7, 2021

Director Myers Applauds Jennifer Barrera
as Next President and CEO of California
Chamber of Commerce

GO-Biz, September 3, 2021

Capitol Weekly’s Top 100: The Year of Living Dangerously with the CalChamber’s President & CEO, Allan Zarembeg, at Number 12 and the CalChamber’s New Incoming President & CEO, Jennifer Barrera, at Number 39
Capitol Weekly, August 25, 2021


U.S. Department of Transportation Appoints Port Envoy to Address Supply Chain Disruptions
gCaptain, August 31, 2021


Coalition for GSP

Summer 2021 GSP Expiration Survey

Coalition for GSP – September 2021 Letter Sign On

GSP Expiration Cost American Companies
Another $85 Million in July 2021
(Including $151 M in California)

September 7, 2021

CalChamber Companies in the News

PepsiCo and The PepsiCo Foundation Support Partners on the Front Line of Hurricane Ida Disaster Relief
PepsiCo, September 3, 2021

As Disasters Mount, We’re Extending Our Support
Wal-Mart, September 3, 2021

Wells Fargo Donates $350,000 to Hurricane Ida Relief Efforts
Wells Fargo, September 2, 2021

Experian Wins Community Collaboration Award at Asia Corporate Excellence & Sustainability Awards (ACES) 2021
Experian Inc, September 1, 2021

Trade Policy

From the White House

U.S.- Mexico High-Level Economic Dialogue
September 3, 2021

Readout of President Joseph R. Biden, Jr.’s Call with Prime Minister Scott Morrison of Australia
September 2, 2021

Readout of Vice President Harris Call with Crown Prince Salman Bin Hamad Al Khalifa of Bahrain
September 2, 2021

Readout of Vice President Harris Call with Crown Prince Mishal Al-Ahmad Al-Jabir Al-Sabah of Kuwait
September 2, 2021

Readout of President Joseph R. Biden, Jr.’s Call with Emir Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah of Kuwait
September 1, 2021

Joint Statement on the U.S.-Ukraine Strategic Partnership
September 1, 2021

Remarks by President Biden and President Zelenskyy of Ukraine Before Bilateral Meeting
September 1, 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.

Readout of Secretary Raimondo’s Meeting with European Commission Executive Vice President Valdis Dombrovskis
September 7, 2021

Readout of Secretary Raimondo’s Meeting with Estonian Prime Minister Kaja Kallas
September 7, 2021

U.S. Department of Commerce Accepts Findings and Recommendations from Investigations and Threat Management Service Review
September 3, 2021

Supporting Allies Through Trade: U.S. & Ukrainian Leaders Sign Memorandum of Understanding on Commercial Cooperation
September 1, 2021

Readout of Secretary Gina M. Raimondo’s Call with Vietnamese Minister of Industry and Trade Nguyen Hong Dien
September 1, 2021

From the U.S. Trade Representative

Request for Comments on Certain Products Exclusions Related to COVID-19: China’s Acts, Policies, and Practices Related to Technology Transfer, Intellectual Property, and Innovation
Federal Register Notice, August 27, 2021.

Deadline to submit comments is September 27, 2021.

Statement from Ambassador Katherine Tai Commemorating Labor Day
September 6, 2021

WTO Panel Rejects China’s Solar Safeguard Challenge
September 2, 2021

Readout of Ambassador Katherine Tai’s Virtual Meeting With the Trade Advisory Committee on Africa
September 1, 2021

USTR Announces Dawn Shackleford as Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for the Office of Southeast Asia and the Pacific
September 1, 2021

Trade Remedies: Countervailing Duties
Congressional Research Service, August 23, 2021

From the Department of State

Secretary Antony J. Blinken and Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin, Qatari Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani, and Qatari Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister Dr. Khalid bin Mohammed Al Attiyah at a Joint Press Availability
September 7, 2021

Secretary Blinken Travels to Qatar To Advance Bilateral Ties
September 6, 2021

Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry’s Visit to Japan and the People’s Republic of China
September 3, 2021

Celebrating the Renewed Commitment to U.S. – Ukraine Science and Technology Cooperation
September 1, 2021

U.S. and Ukraine Agree to Establish a Secure Communications Link for Risk Reduction
September 1, 2021

Celebrating 70 Years of the ANZUS Treaty
August 31, 2021

U.S.-Japan Joint Statement
August 31, 2021

From the Bureau of Economic Analysis

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

September 2, 2021

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

EXIM Signs Memorandum of Understanding with Ukraine’s Ministry of Economy
September 1, 2021

From the World Trade Organization

DDG Paugam: Trade Policy Must Be Mobilized for Promoting a Sustainable Ocean Economy
September 7, 2021

Exports of Intermediate Goods Sustain Gains in Q1 of 2021 After Rebound from Pandemic
September 2, 2021

WTO Panel Issues Report Regarding US Safeguards on Imported Photovoltaic Cells from China
September 2, 2021

Trade Agreements

Free Trade Deal with India on the Agenda as Payne, Dutton Take Indo-Pacific Trip
The Sydney Morning Herald, September 7, 2021

Free Trade Deal with South Korea Ready Next Month?
The Khmer Times, September 6, 2021

UK Rail Companies to Benefit from Australia Free Trade Agreement
Rail Technology Magazine, September 6, 2021

UK Extends Brexit Grace Periods for Trade into Northern Ireland Again
Politico, September 6, 2021

Hong Kong Plans To Join RCEP, Jointly Invest In Belt & Road Initiative Economic and Trade Co-operation Zones
China Briefing, September 5, 2021

Nigeria’s VP Tasks Africans On Free Trade (AfCFTA) Agreement
The Will, September 4, 2021

UK Cabinet Split Over Visas in New Zealand Trade Deal
Politico, September 3, 2021

Pence Pushes for US-Swiss Free-Trade Deal
SwissInfo, September 3, 2021

Why U.S.-Taiwan Free Trade Agreement Is in Interest of Both Nations
The Heritage Foundation, September 3, 2021

Macron Says France ‘Will Continue’ to Oppose EU-Mercosur Trade Deal
The Buenos Aires Times, September 3, 2021

United States, Mexico to Restart Economic Talks After 4 Years on Sept. 9
Reuters, September 3, 2021

AMLO Seeks Migration Pact With Biden, Expects Agreement on Cars
Bloomberg, September 2, 2021

India Negotiating Free Trade Agreement with UAE
International Leather Maker, August 31, 2021


Why Trump’s Steel Tariffs are Now Biden’s Political Headache
Politico, September 6, 20211

U.S. Ports See Shipping Logjams Likely Extending Far Into 2022
The Wall Street Journal, September 5, 2021

Weaker Demand for Imports Narrowed U.S. Trade Deficit in July
The Wall Street Journal, September 2, 2021

Crop-Trade Routes Altered as Ida Aftermath Disrupts US Port
American Journal of Transportation, September 2, 2021

Businesses Push Biden to Develop China Trade Policy
The New York Times, September 1, 2021

Corporate America Fights Uphill Battle Against Anti-China Push
Politico, September 1, 2021


Port of Oakland Shows Top Transportation Leaders Future of Trade
American Journal of Transportation, September 1, 2021

Legislature Eyes Bill that Could Seriously Hurt Supply Chain
Capitol Weekly, August 31, 2021

More International Articles

Chip Shortage Seen Limiting Mexico Auto Output to 2020 Levels
Bloomberg, September 7, 2021

Chinese Stocks Rise as Data Shows China’s Exports in August Beat Expectations
CNBC, September 6, 2021

The Most Interesting Trade Dispute You’ve Never Heard Of
The Hill, September 5, 2021

How to Make Vietnam a Powerful Trade Ally for the US
Asharq Al-Awsat, September 5, 2021

Taiwan Vital to Indo-Pacific Strategy
Taipei Times, September 3, 2021

Japan’s Suga Quits as Premier, Throwing Open Succession Race
Bloomberg, September 2, 2021

China to Set up Mainland’s Third Stock Exchange in Beijing as Xi Jinping Promises More Digital Trade Zones
South China Morning Post, September 2, 2021

Keynote Speech by Ambassador Qin Gang at the Welcome Event by the National Committee on US-China Relations Board of Directors
Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in the U.S., August 31, 2021

First Bahraini Ambassador to Israel Arrives in Country to Take Up Post
Times of Israel, August 31, 2021


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