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Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Featured Headlines

Governor Takes Additional Steps to Help Ease Port Congestion Consistent with CalChamber Letter
CalChamber, November 23, 2021


General Council Decides to Postpone MC12 Indefinitely
World Trade Organization, November 26, 2021

WTO Proposes Holding In-Person
Ministerial Meeting in March

Bloomberg, November 29, 2021

WTO’s Revamp Descends Into a Fight for Survival
Bloomberg, November 29, 2021

WTO Postpones Major Meeting
After New Variant Outbreak

Reuters, November 26, 2021

CalChamber Companies in the News

Amazon Builds Out Network to Speed Delivery, Handle Holiday Crunch
The Wall Street Journal, November 29, 2021

Toyota Plant in Argentina to Increase Production as of 2022
MercoPress, November 24, 2021

Walmart’s Mexico Unit to Open Gas Stations at Stores, Partnering with Gazpro
NASDAQ, November 22, 2021

Trade Policy

From the White House

North American Leaders’ Summit

Readout of President Biden’s Meeting with President Andrés Manuel López Obrador of Mexico
November 19, 2021

Readout of President Biden’s Meeting with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada
November 19, 2021

FACT SHEET: Key Deliverables for the 2021 North American Leaders’ Summit
November 18, 2021

Building Back Better Together: A Secure, Prosperous North America
November 18, 2021

FACT SHEET: The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Will Revitalize Main Street
November 23, 2021

Statement by NSC Spokesperson Emily Horne on the U.S.-Lithuania Strategic Dialogue on the Indo-Pacific
November 23, 2021

President Biden Announces Release from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve As Part of Ongoing Efforts to Lower Prices and Address Lack of Supply Around the World
November 23, 2021

President Biden to Host Second U.S. – Africa Leaders Summit
November 19, 2021

Recent Progress at Our Ports: Moving Cargo and Filling Shelves
November 17, 2021

From the U.S. Department of Commerce

Op-ed By Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo and U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai: What New Steel and Aluminum Deals Mean for American Families
November 28, 2021

Readout of Secretary Gina M. Raimondo’s Official Visit to Malaysia
November 18, 2021

The Minority Business Development Agency is Permanently Authorized in Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal
November 18, 2021

Readout of Secretary Gina M. Raimondo’s Official Visit to Singapore
November 17, 2021

Readout of Joint Indo-Pacific Economic Meeting
November 17, 2021

Next Steps on U.S.-Australia Critical Minerals Collaboration
November 17, 2021

U.S.-Singapore Partnership for Growth and Innovation: A Joint Statement by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo and Singapore Minister for Trade and Industry Gan Kim Yong
November 17, 2021

Readout of Secretary Gina M. Raimondo’s Meeting with New Zealand Minister for Trade and Export Growth Damien O’Connor
November 17, 2021

Readout of Secretary Gina M. Raimondo’s Meeting with Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment of Australia Dan Tehan
November 17, 2021

From the U.S. Trade Representative

Joint Statement of the Trade Ministers of the United States, Japan, and the European Union After a Trilateral Meeting
November 30, 2021

USTR Welcomes Agreement with India on Digital Services Taxes
November 24, 2021

Joint Statement from the United States – India Trade Policy Forum
November 23, 2021

Joint Statement by the Trade Ministers of the United States of America and the Republic of Korea on the Occasion of the Sixth Meeting of the Joint Committee of the U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement
November 19, 2021

USTR Welcomes Agreement with Turkey on Digital Services Taxes
November 22, 2021

Remarks of Ambassador Katherine Tai at the Start of the KORUS Joint Committee
November 19, 2021

Joint Statement by the Trade Ministers of the United States, Japan, and the European Union
November 17, 2021

United States and Japan Announce The Formation Of The U.S.-Japan Partnership On Trade
November 17, 2021

Readouts from the last two weeks:
Digital Economy in Korea

From the U.S. Department of State

Joint Statement on the Sixth U.S.-Republic of Korea Information and Communication Technology Policy Forum
November 29, 2021

The Ironclad U.S. Commitment to NATO
November 29, 2021

The United States and Latvia: A Strong Alliance
November 29, 2021

2021 U.S.-Taiwan Economic Prosperity Partnership Dialogue (EPPD)
November 23, 2021

The United States and Senegal: 60 Years of Partnership
November 19, 2021

Joint Statement on the 12th U.S.-Japan Policy Cooperation Dialogue on the Internet Economy
November 19, 2021

The United States and Nigeria: Strategic Partners
November 18, 2021

From the International Trade Administration

Department of Commerce Hosts Virtual Stakeholder Info Session on Transatlantic Commercial Cooperation
November 22, 2021

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

EXIM Signs Memorandum of Understanding with Lithuania’s Ministry of Economy and Innovation
November 24, 2021

EXIM Announces New Business Development and Outreach Division
November 18, 2021

From the World Trade Organization

WTO, IFC Heads Agree to Enhance Cooperation on Trade Finance
November 29, 2021

Members Conclude Milestone Review of Trade Facilitation Agreement
November 26, 2021

OECD, WTO Issue Joint Study on Economic Benefits of New Services Domestic Regulation Deal
November 26, 2021

Draft Agreement on Fisheries Subsidies Submitted for Ministers’ Attention Ahead of MC12
November 25, 2021

DDG Ellard Stresses WTO’s Commitment to Support AfCFTA Implementation
November 25, 2021

Investment Facilitation Negotiations End Productive Year, Aim at Conclusion by End 2022
November 24, 2021

WTO, IMF launch Vaccine Trade Tracker
November 22, 2021

Vulnerabilities, Resilience in Global Trading System Examined in World Trade Report 2021
November 16, 2021

Trade Agreements

Why South Korea Should Join the CPTPP
Nikkei Asian Review, November 30, 2021

Trudeau Weighs Auto-Content Rules as Next U.S. Trade Flashpoint
Bloomberg, November 29, 2021

India Pushes Renewed Trade Talks in Aftermath of Canada-China Tensions
CBC, November 28, 2021

Britain and Israel to Sign Trade and Defense Deal
The Guardian, November 28, 2021

China Can Set the Rules and Counter US Moves on Asia-Pacific Digital Trade, if DEPA Bid Succeeds
South China Morning Post, November 28, 2021

Free Trade Agreement Talks with U.K. Could Be Delayed to January 2022
The Hindu, November 27, 2021

Malaysia, Turkey to Finalise Entire Package of Expanded Free Trade Agreement by Mid-2022, Says Azmin
The Edge Markets, November 25, 2021

USTR Says Moving to Terminate India Trade Retaliation After Tax Agreement
Reuters, November 24, 2021

Good News for Indo-US Trade Ties, Biden Admin to Consider Restoring GSP Status Revoked by Trump in 2019
News18, November 23, 2021

UK Could Secure Free-Trade Agreement with Gulf Nations Within a Year
Express, November 22, 2021

U.S. And EU Reach Section 232 Agreement For Steel And Aluminum Tariff-Rate Quota
The National Law Review, November 23, 2021

China Slows Its Progress on U.S. Trade Deal Purchases Amid Talks
Bloomberg, November 23, 2021

Thailand Plans to Join Talks on Trans-Pacific Trade Pact Membership
Reuters, November 22, 2021

India and U.S. Officials to Look for Ways to Resolve Trade Issues
Reuters, November 22, 2021


U.S.-China Commission to Release
Annual Report to Congress

U.S. China Economic and Security Review Commission,
November 17, 2021

North American Transborder Freight Decreases 3.4% in September 2021 from August 2021, up 7.7% Since Pre-Pandemic September 2019
American Journal of Transportation, November 19, 2021

U.S., China Relations Move From Foothills to Precipice: NEF Wrap
Bloomberg, November 17, 2021

U.S. Should Restrict Investment in China Due to Security Concerns, Panel Says
The Wall Street Journal, November 17, 2021

Federal Maritime Commission to Examine Maritime Supply Chain Data Sharing
gCaptain, November 15, 2021


After Decades in California Politics, Allan Zaremberg Has Some Parting Advice for the GOP
Los Angeles Times, November 25, 2021


New Labor Laws Employers Will See in 2022
CalChamber, November 29, 2021

West Coast Trade Report – November 2021
Pacific Merchant Shipping Association, November 2021

US Navy Opens Seabee Base To Help Relieve LA Port Congestion
gCaptain, November 23, 2021

Los Angeles and Long Beach Container Dwell Times Rose to Record in October
gCaptain, November 23, 2021

California Ports Report Supply Chain Progress, Delay Fines for Lingering Cargo Containers
CNBC, November 22, 2021

Quick Preview of New and 2022 California Employment Laws
CalChamber Alert, November 19, 2021

State Gains Funds from Federal Infrastructure Bill
CalChamber Alert, November 19, 2021

Truckers Steer Clear of 24-Hour Operations at Southern California Ports
The Wall Street Journal, November 17, 2021

Watch: Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg Joins Port of Los Angeles Executive Director for Supply Chain Update
gCaptain, November 16, 2021

Empty Containers Pile Up at Port of Los Angeles as Ocean Liners Add ‘Sweeper’ Ships to Clear Backlog
gCaptain, November 16, 2021

Los Angeles and Long Beach Port Authorities Postpone New Container Dwell Fees
gCaptain, November 15, 2021

More International Articles

U.S. Needs More Substantive Asia Economic Plan, Singapore Says
Bloomberg, November 30, 2021

Omicron Delays Africa Forum Set to Unveil $110 Billion of Deals
Bloomberg, November 29, 2021

27 More Russian Diplomats Expelled from US, Ambassador Says
The Hill, November 28, 2021

China’s Rising Cost of Business is Prompting Some Companies to Leave
The Orange County Register, November 26, 2021

Japan, Vietnam Foreign Chiefs Vow to Promote Free, Open Indo-Pacific
KyodoNews, November 25, 2021

UK Sets Out Plans to Boost Global Digital Trade
Reuters, November 25, 2021

Every Step of the Global Supply Chain Is Going Wrong — All at Once
Bloomberg, November 22, 2021

Supply Chain Woes Trigger Shortages of Critical Medical Devices
North Coast Journal, November 22, 2021

Supply-Chain Problems Show Signs of Easing
The Wall Street Journal, November 21, 2021

Container Shipping Rates Could Take Two Years to Return to Normal
gCaptain, November 16, 2021

Shipping Containers Get Foldable Design Seen as Cure for Logjams
gCaptain, November 15, 2021



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