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German Consul General Highlights
Opportunities for California Businesses

CalChamber, December 14, 2021

At the first in-person CalChamber Council for International Trade breakfast in two years are (from left) Gregory S. Bielli, Tejon Ranch Company; featured guest Oliver Schramm, Consul General of Germany in San Francisco; Thomas M. Troy, CSAA Insurance Group; and Council Chair Stuart P. Woolf, Woolf Farming and Processing.


The next meeting of the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) International Affairs and Trade Development Interagency Committee is scheduled for today at 2 pm. An agenda and log-in details are available here, where you can also find summaries and recordings of the previous committee meetings.

CalChamber Companies in the News

NEOGEN to Combine with CalChamber Member’s 3M’s Food Safety Business With its Existing Operations, Creating a Global Industry Leader
3M Newsroom, December 14, 2021

Northrop Grumman FAAD C2 to Provide the Baltics Full Interoperability with NATO Air Defense Architecture
Northrop Grumman, December 14, 2021

Walmart Creates Industry First by Introducing Science-Based Targets for Supply Chain Finance Program
Wal-Mart, December 8, 2021

Constellation Brands Agrees to Build Large Brewery in Southeastern Mexico
The Wall Street Journal, December 7, 2021

Trade Policy

From the White House

Summit for Democracy

Remarks by President Biden at the Summit for Democracy Closing Session
December 10, 2021

Background Press Call by Senior Administration Officials on Day One of the Summit for Democracy
December 10, 2021

Fact Sheet: Export Controls and Human Rights Initiative Launched at the Summit for Democracy
December 10, 2021

U.S. Department of State Announces Initiatives to Bolster Democracy & Defend Human Rights in Support of the Presidential Initiative for Democratic Renewal
U.S. Department of State, December 10, 2021

Remarks By President Biden At The Summit For Democracy Opening Session
December 9, 2021

Remarks by Vice President Harris at the Summit for Democracy
December 9, 2021

Secretary Antony J. Blinken Opening Remarks at the Virtual Summit for Democracy Leaders’ Plenary Session
U.S. Department of State, December 9, 2021

FACT SHEET: The Biden-‚Ā†Harris Administration is Taking Action to Restore and Strengthen American Democracy
December 8, 2021

Targeting Repression and Supporting Democracy
U.S. Department of State, December 7, 2021

Vice President Kamala Harris Announces New Commitments as Part of the Call to Action for the Private Sector to Deepen Investment in Central America, Now Totaling Over $1.2 Billion
December 13, 2021

Joint Statement on the Export Controls and Human Rights Initiative
December 10, 2021

Readout of President Biden’s Call with Chancellor Olaf Scholz of Germany
December 10, 2021

Readout of President Biden’s Call with President Zelenskyy of Ukraine
December 9, 2021

President Biden Announces Key Nominees (Including Ambassadors to Kenya, Iraq, Malta)
December 8, 2021

From the U.S. Department of Commerce

U.S.-Mexico High-Level Economic Dialogue (HLED) Fact Sheet
December 13, 2021

Readout of Secretary Gina M. Raimondo’s Joint Meeting with Anne-Marie Trevelyan, U.K. Secretary of State for International Trade and Nadine Dorries, U.K. Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
December 8, 2021

U.S. – U.K. Joint Statement on Deepening the Data Partnership
December 8, 2021

Commerce Adds Export Controls on Cambodia to Address Corruption, Human Rights Abuses, and Regional Security Concerns
December 8, 2021

From the U.S. Trade Representative

Readout of Ambassador Katherine Tai’s Meeting with Norway’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Anniken Huitfeldt
December 9, 2021

Readout of Ambassador Tai’s Meeting with European Commission Executive Vice President For A Europe Fit For The Digital Age Margrethe Vestager
December 8, 2021

Readout of Ambassador Katherine Tai’s Virtual Meeting with Kenya’s Ministry of Industrialization, Trade and Enterprise Development Cabinet Secretary Betty Maina
December 7, 2021

Readout of Ambassador Tai’s Meeting with United Kingdom Secretary of State for International Trade Anne-Marie Trevelyan
December 7, 2021

From the U.S. Department of State

The United States-Malaysia Relationship
December 14, 2021

A Free and Open Indo-Pacific
December 14, 2021
Fact Sheet

Joint Statement Between the United States and Uzbekistan Following the Inaugural Meeting of the Strategic Partnership Dialogue
December 13, 2021

FACT SHEET: The United States-Indonesia Relationship
December 12, 2021

United States – Iceland Economic Partnership Dialogue
December 8, 2021

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

READOUT: EXIM Advisory Committee Meets to Discuss China Program, Climate Finance, Build Back Better World
December 10, 2021

From the World Trade Organization

Monitoring Report Shows Continued but Slow Rollback of COVID-19 Related Trade Restrictions
December 9, 2021

E-Commerce Co-Convenors Welcome Substantial Progress in Negotiations
December 14, 2021

WTO Circulates Panel Reports in Dispute Complaints Targeting Indian Sugar Subsidies
December 14, 2021

As China Marks 20 Years of Accession to the WTO, What of the Trade Body’s Vitality and Relevance?
South China Morning Post, December 12, 2021

20 Years of China’s WTO Membership: Integration & Development — High-level Opening Session (Virtual)
December 10, 2021

High-Level Forum Marks 20 years of China’s WTO Membership
December 10, 2021

U.S.-China Frictions Undercut Efforts to Settle Global Trade Disputes
The Wall Street Journal, December 10, 2021

China Joined Rules-Based Trading System — Then Broke the Rules
Politico, December 9, 2021

Trade Agreements

Indonesia on the Cusp of a Free Trade Agreement with Pakistan: Envoy
The News, December 14, 2021

U.S. Pitches Truce to Japan Over Trump-Era Steel, Aluminum Tariffs
Bloomberg, December 13, 2021

South Korea to Apply for CPTPP Free Trade Pact Membership
The Japan Times, December 13, 2021

Israel Invites De Facto UAE Leader to Visit, Eyes Trade Deal
Bloomberg, December 13, 2021

Global Britain Struggles to Get US Attention Over Steel Fight
Politico, December 12, 2021

Is India on the Cusp of a Flurry of Free Trade Deals?
Aljazeera, December 10, 2021

UK Agrees World’s Most Comprehensive Digital Trade Deal with Singapore
Government of the United Kingdom, December 9, 2021

U.S. Working Closely with UK on Trade Challenges -USTR’s Tai
Reuters, December 9, 2021


Blinken to Senate: Confirm Ambassadors for the Sake of U.S. National Security
Reuters, December 14, 2021

Kamala Harris to Announce New Private Investments Aimed at Slowing Central American Migration
Los Angeles Times, December 13, 2021

U.S. Eyes ‘Powerful’ Asia Economic Deal in 2022, Raimondo Says
American Journal of Transportation, December 10, 2021

Biden Nominates Meg Whitman as Ambassador to Kenya
Politico, December 8, 2021


Port of Long Beach Breaks Cargo Record
American Journal of Transportation, December 10, 2021

Languishing Walnuts Show How Shipping Crisis Is Hurting U.S. Farmers
GCaptain, December 9, 2021

More International Articles

EU Plan for Sweeping Update of Big Tech Rules Gains Momentum
AP, December 14, 2021

Asia Waits for U.S. to Walk the Talk on Trade
Bloomberg, December 14, 2021

China Food Import Rules to Take Effect Despite EU, U.S. Concerns
Bloomberg, December 13, 2021

China’s Next Advance in Electric Vehicles Is a Used-Car Market
Bloomberg, December 13, 2021

Workers in Europe Are Demanding Higher Pay as Inflation Soars
The New York Times, December 13, 2021

In Asia, China’s Long Game Beats America’s Short Game
Foreign Policy, December 12, 2021

Japan, U.S. Vow to Boost Alliance Capabilities to Counter China
Kyodo News, December 12, 2021

Canada Threatens to Retaliate Against U.S. Over EV Tax Credit
Bloomberg, December 10, 2021

G-7 Finance Ministers Plan to Discuss Inflation as Prices Soar
Bloomberg, December 10, 2021

China Shifts Focus to Economic Stability as Growth Weakens
Bloomberg, December 10, 2021

ASEAN: Biden Must Build Stronger Trade Ties with ASEAN
Thailand Business News, December 10, 2021

U.S.-China Frictions Undercut Efforts to Settle Global Trade Disputes
The Wall Street Journal, December 10, 2021

Australia Urges US to Push Back on ‘Digital Authoritarianism’
The Sydney Morning Herald, December 8, 2021


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