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Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Featured Headlines

Governor Newsom Signs Executive
Order to Help Tackle Port Congestion

CalChamber, October 21, 2021

Governor Newsom Signs Executive Order
to Help Tackle Supply Chain Issues

Office of Governor Gavin Newsom, October 20, 2021

 

 

AmCham Ecuador: Optimism in the Air
as the Strong Vaccine Effort,
New Regime Promote Business Recovery

CalChamber, October 26, 2021

 
Chile California Council

Chile California Council Celebrates a Decade of Building Bridges Between Chile and California
CalChamber, October 26, 2021

CalChamber Companies in the News

Wonderful® Pistachios Generated 96% of Total Pistachio Year-Over-Year Revenue Growth in America with Plans to “Double Down”
The Wonderful Company, October 22, 2021

Boeing Forecasts Africa’s 20-Year Commercial Aviation Market Opportunity Valued at Nearly $400 Billion
American Journal of Transportation, October 21, 2021

United Air Goes All-In on New Flights Abroad, Holds Line in US
American Journal of Transportation, October 21, 2021

Northrop Grumman Signs Cooperative Agreements with Korean Aerospace and Defense Industry Leaders for JSTARS-K
Northrop Grumman, October 19, 2021

17 Million Doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine to be Donated to African Union Countries
Johnson & Johnson, October 18, 2021

Trade Policy

From the White House

Fact Sheet: New Initiatives to Expand the U.S.-ASEAN Strategic Partnership
October 26, 2021

A Proclamation on Advancing the Safe Resumption of Global Travel During the COVID-⁠19 Pandemic
October 25, 2021

Readout of President Joseph R. Biden, Jr.’s Call with President Emmanuel Macron of France
October 22, 2021

President Biden Announces Key Nominations (Including Ambassador to Pakistan)
October 19, 2021

From the U.S. Department of Commerce

Secretary Raimondo Statement on Release of International Travel Rules
October 25, 2021

Readout of Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo Meeting with Giancarlo Giorgetti, Minister of Economic Development of the Italian Republic
October 22, 2021

Commerce Tightens Export Controls on Items Used in Surveillance of Private Citizens and other Malicious Cyber Activities
October 20, 2021

From the U.S. Trade Representative

Readouts from Ambassador Tai’s meetings this past week:
Lithuania
France
Germany on the Margins of the G7 Trade Ministerial
European Steel Association
American Chamber of Commerce To The European Union And BusinessEurope
European Union Environment NGOs
European Parliament’s International Trade Committee
European Union Labor Unions
Virtual AGOA Ministerial Meeting
Belgium

Opening Statements of María L. Pagán and Christopher Wilson Before The Senate Finance Committee As Prepared For Delivery
October 26, 2021

US Trade Rep Tai Hopeful Of Breaking Impasse With EU On Aluminium And Steel Tariffs
Aluminum Insider, October 24, 2021

Statement from Ambassador Katherine Tai on the G7 Trade Ministers Meeting
October 22, 2021

The United States and Colombia Meet to Review Implementation of the United States—Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement
October 22, 2021

USTR Welcomes Agreement with Austria, France, Italy, Spain, and the United Kingdom on Digital Services Taxes
October 21, 2021

From the U.S. Department of State

Updates on U.S. Travel Policy Requiring Vaccination
October 26, 2021

U.S. – Taiwan Working Group Meeting on International Organizations (IO Talks)
October 23, 2021

Secretary Blinken’s Call with UN Secretary-General Guterres
October 21, 2021

Secretary Blinken’s Participation in the Ninth U.S.-Colombia High-Level Dialogue
October 21, 2021
Remarks

On the Continued Erosion of Freedoms in Hong Kong
October 21, 2021

Joint Statement on Mexican – U.S. Engagement on Climate Change
October 19, 2021

From the International Trade Administration

Trade Spotlight: There’s Nothing Standard About Standards
October 25, 2021

Reading of Acting Under Secretary Diane Farrell’s Meeting with Brazil Secretary of Foreign Trade Dr. Lucas Ferraz
October 21, 2021

From the World Trade Organization

Trade Policy Review: China
Executive summary
Full Report
A Policy Statement By the Government of the Member Under Review

U.S. Statement on the Trade Policy Review of China
United States Trade Representative, October 22, 2021

Statement by David Bisbee, Chargé d’Affaires, a.i., on the Trade Policy Review of the People’s Republic of China
United States Trade Representative, October 20, 2021

Biden’s Nominee to WTO Wants to Restore Appellate-Body Function
Bloomberg, October 26, 2021

Panel Established to Examine Chinese Duties on Imported Australian Wine
October 26, 2021

Can WTO Serve up Miracles When Trade Ministers Meet?
South China Morning Post, October 24, 2021

DG Okonjo-Iweala Welcomes Constructive Talks During Visit to India
October 22, 2021

Coordinated Global Response Key to MSMEs’ Post-Pandemic Economic Recovery — DDG Zhang
October 22, 2021

DDG Zhang: Cooperation in Trade and Investment Needed to Revitalize World Economy
October 22, 2021

WHO, WIPO, WTO Update Information Note on Integrated Health, Trade, IP Response to COVID-19
October 22, 2021

As EU Moves on Carbon Pricing, US Must Work with WTO to Avert Trade War
The Hill, October 21, 2021

The WTO has Weathered Recent Global Crises — DDG Paugam
October 20, 2021

Members Agree on Draft MC12 Decision on Small Economies’ Integration into Trading System
October 19, 2021

Trade Agreements

Comprehensive and Progressive
Agreement for Trans Pacific Partnership

S Korea to Soon Decide Whether to Join CPTPP in November After China, Taiwan
ANI, October 25, 2021

Coming Clean on CPTPP
Bangkok Post, October 25, 2021

China Moves to Ease Rules on Government Procurement for CPTPP
Nikkei Asian Review, October 25, 2021

Japan Foreign Minister Calls for U.S. to Join CPTPP
Nikkei Asian Review, October 23, 2021

CPTPP Delay Likely to Result in Stalemate
Taiwan News, October 23, 2021

Korea, Philippines Strike Free Trade Deal
The Korea Times, October 26, 2021

Cambodian Commerce Minister Signs Free Trade Agreement with South Korea
Khmer Times, October 26, 2021

Trudeau Uses COVID-19 Gnarled Supply Chains in Free Trade Pitch to ASEAN Countries
Global News, October 25, 2021

India, UK Working on Free Trade Agreement: Harsh Vardhan Shringla at India Global Forum
Trend News Agency, October 23, 2021

UK and EU Still ‘Far Apart’ on Northern Ireland Trade
Politico, October 23, 2021

Australia Says EU has Postponed Free Trade Talks for Second Time
Reuters, October 22, 2021

Mexico Probing Allegations of Forced Labor at Tomato Export Firms
Reuters, October 22, 2021

EU Mulls Terminating Brexit Trade Deal If U.K. Rift Deepens
Bloomberg, October 22, 2021

The Geopolitics Behind the New Zealand-UK Free Trade Agreement
The Diplomat, October 22, 2021

China-Africa Trade Bouncing Back from Covid-19 Impact, Figures Suggest
South China Morning Post, October 21, 2021

China Meets Only Half of U.S. Trade Deal Target as Talks Restart
Bloomberg, October 20, 2021

U.K., New Zealand Forge Trade Deal in Latest Post-Brexit Accord
Bloomberg, October 20, 2021

US-Africa Trade Pact AGOA at Risk? African Leaders Raise Alarm
The Africa Report, October 20, 2021

Israel, US, UAE, India Agree to Launch Joint Economic Forum
The Jerusalem Post, October 19, 2021

Federal

America’s Jammed-Up Ports Need Help
Bloomberg, October 26, 2021

Shippers Find New Supply-Chain Hurdles at Alternate Ports
The Wall Street Journal, October 25, 2021

The Future of World Trade Depends on US Leadership
The Hill, October 25, 2021

What America’s Supply-Chain Backlog Looks Like Up Close
The Wall Street Journal, October 22, 2021

Container Ships Headed for U.S. Poised to Worsen Port Bottleneck
Bloomberg, October 22, 2021

Biden Says U.S. Would Defend Taiwan From Attack by China
Bloomberg, October 21, 2021

U.S. Drops Tariff Threat in Digital Tax Transition Deal with European Countries
Reuters, October 21, 2021

Biden Tackles Supply-Chain Crisis with Few Tools, Clock Ticking
American Journal of Transportation, October 21, 2021

Biden Needs to Overhaul the U.S. Strategy Toward Latin America. This Is How.
The New York Times, October 20, 2021

White House has Weighed Tapping National Guard to Address Mounting Supply Chain Backlog
The Washington Post, October 19, 2021

California

Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach to Begin Charging Ocean Carriers for Excessive Container Dwell Times at Terminals
gCapitan, October 25, 2021

Gavin Newsom Moves to International Stage to Tout California’s Climate Efforts in Scotland
The Sacramento Bee, October 25, 2021

America’s Supply Chain Collides With California’s Nimbyism
Bloomberg, October 25, 2021

Long Beach Eases Container Rules to Tackle ‘National Emergency’
Bloomberg, October 23, 2021

Port of LA: Seroka and Porcari Outline 24/7 Cargo Operations
American Journal of Transportation, October 20, 2021

Oakland Seaport Hunts for Business Amid Southern California Cargo Bottleneck
The Mercury News, October 19, 2021

West Coast Trade Report
Pacific Merchant Shipping Association, October 2021

More International Articles

G-7 Countries Reach Breakthrough
on Digital Trade and Data

CNBC, October 23, 2021

G7 Trade Ministers’ Digital Trade Principles
Government of the United Kingdom, October 22, 2021

Covid-19 Sets Back China’s Plans to Rebalance Its Economy
The Wall Street Journal, October 24, 2021

Have we Reached Peak China? Beijing’s Growing Influence on the Global Stage Masks an Overlooked Insecurity.
Politico, October 21, 2021

As EU Moves on Carbon Pricing, US Must Work with WTO to Avert Trade War
The Hill, October 21, 2021

UK High Commissioner Claims Tilt to Indo-Pacific is Crucial to Post-Brexit Britain
The Examiner, October 21, 2021

New Trade and Agriculture Commission Launched with Measures to Boost Farming Exports
Government of the United Kingdom, October 21, 2021

Supply-Chain Crisis Fuels Latest Retreat From Globalization
The Wall Street Journal, October 20, 2021

Double-Digit Price Hikes on China Exports Add to Inflation Risk
American Journal of Transportation, October 19, 2021

 

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