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Tuesday, January 18, 2022

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Virtual Davos

Cooperation, COVID-19 and connections:
Day 1 at The Davos Agenda 2022

World Economic Forum, January 17, 2022

China’s President Xi Opens Davos Agenda
with Call for Greater Global Cooperation
to Tackle Common Challenges

World Economic Forum, January 17, 2022

From Trust to Tech:
Day 2 at The Davos Agenda 2022

World Economic Forum, January 18, 2022

CalChamber Companies in the News

Microsoft to Acquire Activision Blizzard to Bring the Joy and Community of Gaming to Everyone, Across Every Device
Microsoft, January 18, 2022

Northrop Grumman Australia Supports Growth of Australian Defense Industry for the Joint Force
Northrop Grumman, January 17, 2022

Almond Market Update: California Almond Industry Posted December Shipments
January 14, 2022

Boeing’s 737 Max Nears Return to Commercial Service in China
Yahoo Finance, January 13, 2022

Trade Policy

From the White House

Statement by Press Secretary Jen Psaki on President Biden’s Virtual Meeting with Prime Minister Kishida of Japan
January 16, 2022

From the U.S. Department of Commerce

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Remarks by U.S. Commerce Secretary Gina M. Raimondo at the White House Open-Source Software Security Summit
January 13, 2022

Department of Commerce Seeks Internet of Things Experts for New Advisory Board
January 13, 2022

From the U.S. Trade Representative

Mexico, the United States, and Canada Joint Statement on the First USMCA Deputies Meeting
January 13, 2022

Readout of Ambassador Jayme White’s Virtual Meeting with Mexico’s Under Secretary of Economy, Luz Maria de la Mora
January 12, 2022

Readout of Ambassador Jayme White’s Virtual Meeting with Canada’s Deputy Minister of International Trade David Morrison
January 12, 2022

U.S. Trade Chief Says Will Engage on UK Steel Talks When ‘Time is Right’
Reuters, January 12, 2022

U.S. Trade Official Raises Concerns About Canada’s Proposed Digital Services Tax
Reuters, January 12, 2022

From the U.S. Department of State

Fourth U.S.-France Cyber Dialogue
January 14, 2022

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

READOUT: EXIM Chair’s Council on Climate Meets to Discuss Climate-Friendly Technologies
January 14, 2022

Trade Agreements

Joining the Trans-Pacific Free Trade Pact is an Economic and Geopolitical No-Brainer for the UK
The Telegraph, January 17, 2022

Singapore, United Kingdom: The UK-Singapore Digital Economy Agreement
Global Compliance News, January 17, 2022

The Winners and Losers of the World’s Largest Trade Deal: the RCEP
Investment Monitor, January 17, 2022

North Korea-China Trade by Rail to Resume on Monday as Border Closures End
Reuters, January 16, 2022

Explained: Why India is Trying to Seal a Free Trade Agreement with UK
The Indian Express, January 15, 2022

China and Gulf States Pledge to ‘Inject New Impetus’ Into Talks on Free Trade Agreement
Middle East Eye, January 15, 2022

RCEP Trade Agreement Aims to Create an Integrated Market
Financial Express, January 14, 2022

UK and EU to Intensify Talks on Northern Ireland Trade Arrangements
Financial Times, January 14, 2022

India Says Trade Pact with Britain Could Double Trade by 2030
Reuters, January 13, 2022

China Hopes U.S. Can Enable More Trade Amid ‘Phase 1’ Deal Uncertainties
Reuters, January 13, 2022

Japan and Singapore Vow to Maintain TPP Free Trade Pact’s High Standards
The Japan Times, January 12, 2022


Trucker Vaccine Rule Is Making Freight and Fruit Pricier
Bloomberg, January 17, 2022

Shipping Companies Had a $150 Billion Year. Economists Warn They’re Also Stoking Inflation
Bloomberg, January 17, 2022

The Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act Goes Into Effect in the United States
Gibson Dunn, January 14, 2022

U.S.-EU Trade, Technology Body to Meet in Europe in 2022-Tai
Reuters, January 12, 2022

Senate Panel Confirms L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti Ambassador Nomination to India
Los Angeles Times, January 12, 2022


Calif. Finance Director Says Budget Windfall Gives State Opportunity to Invest in Its Future
CalChamber, January 13, 2022

California Budget Aims to Clear Up Port Congestion and Pollution
The Verge, January 11, 2022

LA Looters Raid Unattended Containers Amid Supply-Chain Chaos
American Journal of Transportation, January 16, 2022

More International Articles

Chips and Batteries: Japan to Amp Up Supply Chains with Subsidies
Nikkei Asian Review, January 17, 2022

OPINION: We Must Use the African Free Trade Agreement to Boost Economies
Thomson Reuters Foundation, January 17, 2022

AMLO to Discuss Power Reform with US Energy Secretary
Argus Media, January 17, 2022

Across the Pacific: Four Facts Speak Out Loud Against China-U.S. “Decoupling”
XinhuaNet, January 17, 2022

Suez Canal Expansion Plans Accelerated For Completion By July 2023
gCaptain, January 16, 2022

Record Ships Sailed Suez Canal in 2021 Despite Ever Given Saga
Bloomberg, January 16, 2022

Tanzania, Burundi Sign $900 Million Railway Deal to Boost Trade
Bloomberg, January 16, 2022

Trudeau Plays Dangerous Game Demanding U.S. Truckers Have Shots
Bloomberg, January 14, 2022

China’s Trade Surplus Surges to New Heights.
The New York Times, January 14, 2022

German Slowdown Sends Global Warning Signs on Supply Chains, China
The Wall Street Journal, January 14, 2022

UN Forecasts Lower Global Economic Growth for 2022 and 2023
Associated Press, January 13, 2022

China Looks to Secure Supplies as Strains With U.S. and Its Allies Grow
The Wall Street Journal, January 13, 2022

Shipping Congestion Is Growing at World’s Biggest Port
Bloomberg, January 12, 2022


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