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Tuesday, January 4, 2022

Featured Headlines

Leadership Transitions at CalChamber Helm
CalChamber, December 17, 2021

EY West Coast Leader to Chair CalChamber Board
CalChamber, January 3, 2022

CalChamber Board Takes Positions
on Initiatives Aiming for 2022 Ballot

CalChamber, December 17, 2022


CalChamber Quarterly Economic Report:
Economy’s Fundamentals Remain Firm; Household/Corporate Balance Sheets Solid

CalChamber, December 17, 2022


2022 California Legislative Calendar

California State Legislative Pictorial Roster

2022 Congressional Calendar

California Congressional Delegation Pictorial Roster

CalChamber Companies in the News

James Webb Space Telescope Built in Partnership with CalChamber Member Northrop Grumman Begins Million-Mile Journey
Northrop Grumman News, December 25, 2021

UPS to Buy $1.5 Billion of Boeing Freighters as Air Cargo Booms
American Journal of Transportation, December 21, 2021

Plant’s Debut Boosts ‘Made in USA’ Battery Chain
Phillips 66 Newsroom, December 7, 2021

Trade Policy

From the White House

FACT SHEET: The Biden-‚Ā†Harris Action Plan for a Fairer, More Competitive, and More Resilient Meat and Poultry Supply Chain
January 3, 2022

A Proclamation on Adjusting Imports of Aluminum into the United States
December 27, 2021

A Proclamation to Modify the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States and for Other Purposes
December 23, 2021

Readout of President Biden’s Supply Chain Convening
December 22, 2021

President Biden Announces Key Diplomatic and Agency Nominees (Including Ambassadors to Australia and Belize)
December 15, 2021

From the U.S. Department of Commerce

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo Highlights Key 2021 Departmental Accomplishments
December 22, 2021

Readout of Secretary Gina Raimondo’s December Calls with:
Republic of Korea

From the U.S. Trade Representative

USTR Announces 2021 Report on the Implementation and Enforcement of Russia’s WTO Commitments
December 21, 2021

Readout of Ambassador Tai’s Meeting with German Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Climate Action Dr. Robert Habeck
December 21, 2021

Joint Statement on the Fifth Meeting of the Joint Commercial Commission Between the United States and the Republic of Moldova
December 17, 2021

Statement by Ambassador Katherine Tai on the Passage of the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act
December 16, 2021

Statement by USTR Spokesperson Adam Hodge on Canada’s Digital Services Tax As Described in Canada’s Notice of Ways and Means Motion to Introduce an Act to Implement a Digital Services Tax
December 15, 2021

From the U.S. Department of State

International Travel Challenges During COVID-19
December 30, 2021

Second Japan-U.S. Clean Energy Partnership (JUCEP) Plenary Recognizes Achievements and Affirms Indo-Pacific Support Plans
December 23, 2021

U.S.-Dutch Cyber Dialogue Meets in Washington, D.C.
December 21, 2021

Hong Kong Autonomy Act Report to Congress
December 20, 2021

From the Bureau of Economic Analysis

U.S. International Investment Position,
Third Quarter 2021

December 30, 2021

From the International Trade Administration

Marisa Lago Sworn in as Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade
December 29, 2021

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

EXIM Releases November 2021 Monthly Small Business Authorization Data
January 3, 2022

From the World Trade Organization

Merchandise Trade Volume Declined in Q3 While Trade Values Continued to Rise
December 20, 2021

International Organizations Discuss How to Improve Access to COVID Vaccines, Countermeasures
December 22, 2021

Trade Agreements

What is RCEP, the World’s Largest Free Trade Deal That is Under Way?
South China Morning Post, January 1, 2022

U.S. on Sidelines as China and Other Asia-Pacific Nations Launch Trade Pact
The wall Street Journal, January 1, 2022

U.S. and Canada Both Claim Victory in Dairy-Quota Trade Dispute
Bloomberg, January 4, 2021

Ukraine-China Trade Sets New Record – Ambassador
Ukrinform, January 4, 2022

‘India, Israel in Talks for Free Trade Agreement’
The Hindu, January 3, 2022

U.S. Cuts off Ethiopia, Mali, Guinea from Africa Duty-Free Trade Program
Reuters, January 2, 2022

UK May Offer Cheaper, Easier Visas to Clinch Trade Deal with India: Report
Hindustan Times, January 1, 2022

Africa’s Free Trade Area Has a Slow Take Off
DW, December 31, 2021

Beijing Fell Short on Trade Deal Promises, Creating Dilemma for Biden
The Wall Street Journal, December 31, 2021

Asia Looks to China-Focused Trade Bloc for Virus Recovery
AP, December 30, 2021

Ecuador Applies for CPTPP Membership to Diversify Trade
Nikkei Asian Review, December 29, 2021

US-China Phase One Tracker: China’s Purchases of US Goods
Peterson Institute for International Economics, December 23, 2022

UK and Australia Sign First Brand New Post-Brexit Trade Deal
Politico, December 16, 2021

Bilateral Trade with Brazil is the Highest in the Last 8 Years -Argentine Ambassador
The Rio Times, December 16, 2021


Five Big Trade Predictions for the New Year
Politico, January 3, 2022

Chip Makers Contend for Talent as Industry Faces Labor Shortage
The Wall Street Journal, January 2, 2022

China Warns Walmart Against Removing Products Made in Xinjiang
The Wall Street Journal, December 31, 2021

Biden’s Comprehensive Indo-Pacific Economic Framework isn’t Comprehensive at All
The Hill, December 28, 2021

Biden’s Worker-First Trade Policy Rankles Foreign Partners
The Wall Street Journal, December 28, 2021


Shipping Association Head Offers
Perspective on Supply Chain Woes

CalChamber, December 17, 2021

CA Ports Keep ‘Container Dwell Fee’ on Hold
American Journal of Transportation, January 4, 2022

New California Task Force Shines Spotlight on Port Automation
The Journal of Commerce Online, January 4, 2022

LA-LB Terminals Brace for COVID-Related Labor Shortage
The Journal of Commerce Online, January 4, 2022

Los Angeles Port to Fine Carriers for Lingering Empty Containers
Bloomberg, December 30, 2021

December West Coast Trade Report
Pacific Merchant Shipping Association, December 2021

Port of Long Beach Receives $52 Million MARAD Grant for Rail Project
gCaptain, December 22, 2021

More International Articles

Europe Struggles to Meet China’s Trade Challenge
The Wall Street Journal, January 4, 2022

Vietnam Urges China to Urgently Reopen Border Gates as Trade Stalls
Reuters, January 2, 2022

5 Elections Around the World to Watch in 2022
The Washington Post, December 29, 2021

China, Cuba Sign Cooperation Plan to Promote BRI Construction
Global Times, December 26, 2021

World Economy Now Set to Surpass $100 Trillion in 2022
Bloomberg, December 26, 2021


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