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Tuesday, February 15, 2022

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Californians Among Ambassador Nominations Moving Forward in the U.S. Senate This Year
CalChamber, February 15, 2022

CalChamber Companies in the News

Boeing is Converting Even More Jets into Cargo Freighters
American Journal of Transportation, February 15, 2022

Wells Fargo Donates $20 Million to Strengthen Small Businesses in Los Angeles
Wells Fargo, February 11, 2022

Search for America’s Top Young Scientist of 2022 Begins
3M, February 8, 2022

Trade Policy

From the White House

Remarks by Vice President Harris on the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law
February 14, 2022

FACT SHEET: Indo-Pacific Strategy of the United States
February 11, 2022

Readout of President Biden’s Call With Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada
February 11, 2022

President Biden Announces 2 Diplomatic Nominees (Ambassadors to South Korea and Iceland)
February 11, 2022

Joint Statement Between the United States and France on the One Ocean Summit in France
February 11, 2022

Statement by Press Secretary Jen Psaki on the United States Hosting APEC in 2023
February 10, 2022

FACT SHEET: Biden-‚Ā†Harris Administration Ensuring Future is Made in America
February 8, 2022

From the U.S. Department of Commerce

Notice Seeking Public Comments on Methods to Prevent the Importation of Goods Mined, Produced, or Manufactured with Forced Labor in the People’s Republic of China, especially in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, into the United States
Request for Public Comment, comments close 3/10/22.

Commerce Announces Competitive Grant Program to Promote U.S. Exports
February 15, 2022

U.S. Department of Commerce and Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Launch New Partnership to Help Small Businesses Export
February 11, 2022

WHAT THEY ARE SAYING: Industry and Labor Applaud U.S. Trade Deal with Japan to Counter Unfair Trade Practices by China
February 8, 2022

Remarks by U.S. Deputy Secretary of Commerce Don Graves at the U.S.-Brazil CEO Forum
February 8, 2022

From the U.S. Trade Representative

USTR Announces USMCA Environment Consultations with Mexico
February 10, 2022

From the U.S. Department of State

U.S. Action to Strengthen Ukraine’s Economy
February 14, 2022

The COVID-19 Global Action Meeting
February 14, 2022

Joint Statement on the U.S.-Japan-Republic of Korea Trilateral Ministerial Meeting
February 12, 2022

The United States-Fiji Relationship and Our Partnership for Peace, Stability, and Prosperity
February 11, 2022

Joint Statement on Quad Cooperation in the Indo-Pacific
February 11, 2022

Secretary Antony J. Blinken Opening Remarks at the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue Meeting
February 11, 2022

Announcement of Matt Murray as U.S. Senior Official for Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)
February 10, 2022

The United States and Australia: A Vital Partnership for the Indo-Pacific Region and the World
February 8, 2022

United States Releases Updated List of Critical and Emerging Technologies
February 8, 2022

From the International Trade Administration

U.S. Trade in 2021: U.S.
Exporters on Road to Recovery

February 11, 2022

From the Bureau of Economic Analysis

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

February 8, 2022

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

U.S. Senate Votes to Confirm Reta Jo Lewis as President and Chair of Export-Import Bank of the United States
February 9, 2022

From the World Trade Organization

DG Okonjo-Iweala: Climate-Related Trade Policies Must Focus on Needs of Most Vulnerable
February 14, 2022

Canada Seeks to Join EU Challenge Against China at WTO
Reuters, February 10, 2022

High-Level Dialogue Takes Stock of Arab Countries’ Ongoing WTO Accessions
February 9, 2022

WTO Members, International Organizations Outline Aid for Trade Activities Amid COVID-19
February 8, 2022

WTO Largely Sides With South Korea Over Trump’s Washer Tariffs
Bloomberg, February 8, 2022

Trade Agreements


New China Tariff Probe Among Options Considered by Biden -U.S. Chamber
Reuters, February 10, 2022

Biden Team Sees Limited Ability to Press China in Trade Talks
Bloomberg, February 14, 2022

China Bought None of the $200 Billion it Promised From the U.S. Under ‘Phase 1’ Trade Deal, Study Reveals
MarketWatch, February 10, 2022

U.S. December Trade Data Reveals Massive Shortfall in China’s ‘Phase 1’ Purchases
Reuters, February 8, 2022

S. Korea Seeks New Zealand’s Support for its Envisioned CPTPP Membership
The Korean Herald, February 15, 2022

US Lobbying: Kenya Fights to Preserve Trump’s Trade Deal
The Africa Report, February 14, 2022

Avocados to Get Even More Expensive as U.S. Halts Imports Amid Threats
Bloomberg, February 14, 2022

UAE, Indonesia Say Trade Deal Could Be Signed Next Month
WTVB, February 14, 2022

‘India In Discussion With UAE, UK, Canada, Israel & EU For Free Trade Pacts’: Piyush Goyal
Republic World, February 11, 2022

Korean NA to Ratify Cambodia-Korea Free Trade Agreement in Mid-2022
The Khmer Times, February 12, 2022

India and Australia Close to Sealing Early Trade Pact, Indian Minister Says
Reuters, February 11, 2022

Brexit Talks Are Stuck With Little Hope of Progress Before May
Bloomberg, February 10, 2022

What You Need to Know About the African Continental Free Trade Area
African Business, February 10, 2022

Biden Moves to Soothe Allies in China’s Shadow with Japan Deal
The Japan Times, February 9, 2022

EU-Australia Free Trade Agreement is Needed as Soon as Possible – Lithuanian Formin
The Baltic Times, February 8, 2022


The Digital Trade Revolution: How U.S.
Workers and Companies Can Benefit
from a Digital Trade Agreement

US Chamber, February 9, 2022

Farmers Feel the Squeeze of Inflation
The Wall Street Journal, February 15, 2022

U.S.-Canada Traffic Ramps Up After Trucker Blockade Ends on Detroit Bridge
The Wall Street Journal, February 14, 2022

America Must Be the Standards Setter — Especially in the Digital Sphere
The Hill, February 11, 2022

5 Years Later the United States Is Still Paying for Its TPP Blunder
Cato Institute, February 10, 2022

United States to Host APEC Summit Next Year -White House
Reuters, February 10, 2022

U.S. Farmers Push Washington to Help Boost Exports Even After a Record Year
Politico, February 10, 2022

Remember the ‘Pivot’ to Asia? U.S. Wants to Reassure Pacific Allies it’s Still On
Los Angeles Times, February 9, 2022

The Next Supply Chain Mess Is Coming for Your Morning Coffee
The Wall Street Journal, February 9, 2022

U.S. Trade Deficit Hit Record in 2021 as Americans Spent on Computers, Games
The Wall Street Journal, February 8, 2022


Ongoing STEP Funding Opportunities
The California State Trade Expansion Program (STEP) continues to fund eligible California small businesses for export activities through May 2022. Businesses can apply for reimbursement grant funding through STEP in order to initiate or expand export activities. This can include trade show/mission attendance, translation services, and much more. Click here to apply.

California Port Chief Urges Transformation of Supply Chain
The Associated Press, February 9, 2022

Los Angeles Port Sees Chance to Ease Ship Backlog by Summer Peak
Bloomberg, February 9, 2022

With Port Congestion, Pre-Pandemic Normalcy is Still Far Off
Agri-Pulse, February 9, 2022

More International Articles

Omicron’s Threat to Global Economy Increasingly Runs Through China
The Wall Street Journal, February 14, 2022

Canada’s Trudeau Invokes Emergency Powers to Address Trucker Protests
The Wall Street Journal, February 14, 2022

India’s Unusual Rush To Sign Free Trade Deals
Forbes, February 14, 2022

$100 Oil Threatens to Compound World Economy’s Inflation Shock
Bloomberg, February 13, 2022

India Takes Aim at China’s Trade Coercion Against Australia
Bloomberg, February 13, 2022

How China Could Feel a US-Led Economic Squeeze in the Indo-Pacific
South China Morning Post, February 13, 2022

Free Trade and Drones: Turkey and Ukraine Strengthen Strategic Ties
Atlantic Council, February 11, 2022

Canadian Trucker Protests Start to Hurt Auto Plants Nationwide
NBC News, February 10, 2022

Asia Deepens Regional Ties as Disruptions Roil Global Trade
Bloomberg, February 8, 2022



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