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Tuesday, October 5, 2021

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What They Are Saying: Ambassador Katherine Tai Outlines the Biden-Harris Administration’s New Approach to the U.S.-China Trade Relationship
U.S. Trade Representative, October 4, 2021

Fact Sheet: The Biden-Harris Administration’s New Approach to the U.S. – China Trade Relationship
U.S. Trade Representative, October 4, 2021

Remarks As Prepared for Delivery of Ambassador Katherine Tai Outlining the Biden-Harris Administration’s “New Approach to
the U.S.-China Trade Relationship”

U.S. Trade Representative, October 4, 2021


The U.S.-China Trade Conflict Remains Frozen
The Wall Street Journal, October 5, 2021

U.S. and Chinese Top Officials
to Meet This Week, SCMP Says

American Journal of Transportation, October 5, 2021

U.S. Trade Representative Tai Vows to
Enforce ‘Phase One’ Trade Deal with China

CNBC, October 4, 2021



FACT SHEET: U.S.-EU Establish Common Principles to Update the Rules for the 21st Century Economy at Inaugural Trade and Technology Council Meeting
White House, September 29, 2021

U.S.-EU Trade and Technology Council Inaugural Joint Statement
White House, September 29, 2021

Readout of Ambassador Tai’s Trade And Technology Council Ministerial Meeting
U.S. Trade Representative, September 29, 2021

Remarks After the U.S.-EU Trade and Technology Council Ministerial
U.S. Department of State, September 29, 2021

The United States-European Union Trade and Technology Council
U.S. Department of State, September 28, 2021

U.S.-EU Officials Pledge More Coordination on Tech and Trade at Pittsburgh Meeting
Politico, September 29, 2021

The Fault Lines Hindering Plans for a Strong US-EU Alliance on Tech and Trade
Politico, September 29, 2021

Transatlantic Business Strongly Supports the New Trade and Technology Council
U.S. Chamber, September 29, 2021

Chamber Policy Recommendations for the U.S.-EU Trade and Technology Council
U.S. Chamber, September 27, 2021


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USA Pavilion Opens Doors at Expo 2020 Dubai
U.S. Department of State, September 30, 2021

USA Pavilion Cultural Performers
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U.S. Department of State, September 28, 2021

CalChamber Companies in the News

Northrop Grumman to Design Signals Intelligence Sensor Prototype for US Air Force
Northrop Grumman, October 5, 2021

Aerojet Rocketdyne Completes Successful Space Launch System Rocket Engine Test Series
Aerojet Rocketdyne, September 30, 2021

United Airlines and Airlink Announce Commercial Agreement to Help Customers Explore Southern Africa
United Newsroom, September 28, 2021

Egypt’s Ministry of Supply and Internal Trade Automates Wheat Silos Processes in Collaboration with IBM and ACME SAICO
IBM Newsroom, September 27, 2021

Trade Policy

From the White House

Background Press Call by Senior Administration Officials on the Administration’s Trade Approach to China
October 4, 2021

Readout of Joseph R. Biden, Jr.’s Call with European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen
October 4, 2021

U.S.- Mexico High-Level Security Dialogue
October 4, 2021

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

Commerce Establishes Early Alert System to Improve Semiconductor Supply Chains
October 4, 2021

Readout of Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo Meeting with Minister for Foreign Trade of Sweden, Anna Hallberg
October 1, 2021

Manufacturing Continues to be Among Top Five Largest Employment Sectors
October 1, 2021

Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo Calls For The U.S. To Counter China’s Economic Power
NPR, September 28, 2021

From the U.S. Trade Representative

Readouts from Ambassador Tai’s Meetings this Past Week:
New Zealand
European Commission

Sarah Bianchi Sworn In As Deputy United States Trade Representative
October 4, 2021

Ambassador Katherine Tai to Travel to Paris, France
October 1, 2021

USTR Announces Agreement Between the United States and Vietnam to Resolve Timber Section 301 Investigation
October 1, 2021

From the U.S. Department of State

Secretary Antony J. Blinken at Blue Dot Network Discussion
October 5, 2021
Keynote Address. Fact Sheet.

Increasing People’s Republic of China Military Pressure Against Taiwan Undermines Regional Peace and Stability
October 3, 2021

Deputy Secretary Sherman’s Participation in U.S.-Switzerland Strategic Partnership Dialogue
October 1, 2021

Secretary Blinken’s Travel to Paris and Mexico City
October 1, 2021

Joint Statement on the Outcomes of the U.S. – Russia Strategic Stability Dialogue in Geneva on September 30
September 30, 2021

Joint Statement on the C5+1 Ministerial during UNGA 76
September 29, 2021

On Russia’s Obstructionism at the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe
September 28, 2021

From the Bureau of Economic Analysis

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

October 5, 2021

From the World Trade Organization

Global Trade Rebound Beats Expectations but Marked by Regional Divergences
October 4, 2021


WTO Public Forum

DG Okonjo-Iweala Welcomes Participants to 2021 Public Forum
September 28, 2021 – October 1, 2021

WTO Launches Interactive GATT Dispute Settlement Database
October 5, 2021

Trade Agreements

Negotiations Over ASEAN-EU Free Trade Agreement Set to Resume
Fibre2Fasion, October 5, 2021

Vietnam Plans to Cut U.S. Pork Tariffs as Trade Tensions Ease
Bloomberg, October 4, 2021

Anger Over Delays to Body Meant to Scrutinise UK Post-Brexit Trade Deals
Business Telegraph, October 3, 2021

U.S. Trade Deal is Not the ‘Be All and End All’ -UK’s Truss
Reuters, October 3, 2021

India and UAE to Finalise Trade Agreement Before 2021 End, Says Goyal
Gulf News, October 3, 2021

Aukus: Australia-EU Trade Talks Delayed as Row Deepens
BBC, October 1, 2021

India, Australia Trade Pact to Include E-commerce: Australia’s Trade Minister
Livemint, October 1, 2021

With 500 million Consumers Waiting, Chile’s Salmon Farming Industry Pressures Government to Join TPP 11
IntraFish, October 1, 2021

‘Indeed They Should’: Tony Abbott Backs Taiwan Joining TPP
Sky News, October 1, 2021

Free Trade Agreement is the Next Frontier in India-US Ties: USIBC President
Business Standard, September 30, 2021

Taiwan Questions China’s Suitability for Pacific Trade Pact, Fears ‘Obstruction’
NASDAQ, September 30, 2021

TPP Members Start Full-Fledged Talks on UK’s Accession
Japan Today, September 29, 2021

EU Court Invalidates Morocco Trade Agreement Over Western Sahara Inhabitant Consent
Jurist, September 29, 2021

Uruguay Bets on Free Trade Deal with China Outside Mercosur
Dialogo Chino, September 29, 2021

S. Korea, Uruguay to Speed Up Negotiations for Trade Pact with Mercosur
The Korea Herald, September 29, 2021

Taiwan Joining WTO Is Not a Precedent for CPTPP, China Says
Bloomberg, September 28, 2021

How the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) is Scaling up Local Content Initiatives in Nigeria
Africa News, September 28, 2021


U.S. Trade Deficit Climbs 4.2% to Record $73.3 Billion as Imports Surge Ahead of Holidays
MarketWatch, October 5, 2021

Op-ed: Biden Needs to Act Now to Shore Up Economic Foreign Policy to Restore Confidence in U.S. Leadership
CNBC, October 2, 2021

Inside America’s Broken Supply Chain
The Washington Post, September 30,2021

The U.S. Has a Way Back on Pacific Trade
The Wall Street Journal, September 29, 2021

The U.S. Steel Sector Would Be Booming Even Without Trump’s Tariffs
Bloomberg, September 29, 2021

GMF President Dr. Karen Donfried Appointed Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs
The German Marshall Fund, September 28, 2021


FourKites data on Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach show import spike
American Journal of Transportation, October 5, 2021

California Port’s 24-Hour Operation Is Going Unused
The Wall Street Journal, September 30, 2021

Newest, Giant Crane at Oakland Seaport Began Operations
American Journal of Transportation, October 1, 2021

TGS’ Schneider and Port of Oakland’s Brandes Urge Ocean Carriers Return to Oakland
American Journal of Transportation, September 30, 2021

Huge Backup of Ships Bringing More Pollution to LA, Long Beach-Area Port Communities
Orange Country Register, September 24, 2021

LA’s Seroka Expresses Support for Ag Exporters but Cites Challenges
American Journal of Transportation, September 16, 2021

More International Articles

These 3 Charts Show How International Trade Works – and the Current State It’s In
World Economic Forum, October 4, 2021

The U.S. Can’t Be Smart on China Without Talking Trade
Bloomberg, October 4, 2021

Japan’s Parliament Elects Former Diplomat Kishida as New PM
NPR, October 4, 2021

Global Trade Boom to Continue After Covid-19 Reopening Bounce
The Wall Street Journal, October 4, 2021

Inflation, Supply Chains, COVID: The Global Economy Has A Lot of Worries
Los Angeles Times, October 3, 2021

How the Supply Chain Crisis is Affecting Six Big Economies
The Guardian, October 2, 2021

Euro-Area Inflation Surges to 13-Year High With More to Come
Bloomberg, October 1, 2021

Why a Canada-China Trade Dispute was (Almost) a Gift to US Biotech
The Hill, October 1, 2021



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