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Tuesday, February 8, 2022

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Stakeholders Look to Data Harmonization
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CalChamber, February 4, 2022


2022 NADEC Annual Export Conference

May 19 – 20, 2022

CalChamber Companies in the News

California Works: Tejon Ranch: Land Steward Provides Housing, Jobs, Conservation
CalChamber, February 2, 2022

Boeing Wins Qatar Airways Order for 737 Max Planes, New 777X Freighters
CNBC, January 31, 2022

JPMorgan Plans to Hire 500 as it Takes top Spot in Latin America
Buenos Aires Times, January 26, 2022

Trade Policy

From the White House

Readout of President Biden’s Meeting with Chancellor Olaf Scholz of Germany
February 7, 2022

Statement from President Biden on House Passage of the America COMPETES Act
February 4, 2022

President Biden Announces 3 Key Nominees (Including Ambassadors to the Philippines, South Africa, and the IMF)
February 4, 2022

Joint Statement by President Biden and President von der Leyen on U.S.-EU Cooperation on Energy Security
January 28, 2022

Readout of Vice President Harris’s Meeting with President Castro of Honduras
January 27, 2022

President Biden Statement on First Year GDP Growth
January 27, 2022

President Biden Announces Key Diplomatic Nominees (Including Ambassadors to the Republic of South Sudan and the Republic of Sudan)
January 26, 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.

Deputy Secretary Graves and NEC Director Deese Meet with U.S. CEOs Ahead of Special Session of the U.S.-Brazil CEO Forum
February 7, 2022

Raimondo, Tai Statements on 232 Tariff Agreement with Japan
February 7, 2022

Remarks by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo on Passage of the America COMPETES Act
February 4, 2022

Statement from U.S. Commerce Secretary Gina M. Raimondo on Qatar Airways’ Purchase of Boeing Aircraft
January 31, 2022

From the U.S. Trade Representative

Tai, Raimondo Statements on 232 Tariff Agreement with Japan
February 7, 2022

Statement from Ambassador Katherine Tai on the Passage of the America COMPETES Act
February 4, 2022

United States and European Union to Resume Trade in Live, Bivalve Shellfish
February 4, 2022

U.S.–Brazil Protocol Relating to Trade Rules and Transparency Enters Into Force
February 2, 2022

Readout of Ambassador Tai’s Meeting with South Korea’s Minister for Trade Yeo Han-koo
January 27, 2022

Statement From USTR Spokesperson Adam Hodge on the EU’s Request For WTO Consultations with China
January 27, 2022

Statement from USTR Spokesperson Adam Hodge on the WTO Arbitration Award Announcement in United States – Countervailing Duty Measures on Certain Products from China
January 26, 2022

From the U.S. Department of State

Joint Statement on the U.S.-EU Energy Council
February 7, 2022

Joint Statement on the Strategic Dialogue Between the United States and Poland
February 5, 2022

Ministerial Meeting of the Major Economies on Energy and Climate Chair’s Summary
January 27, 2022

Joint Statement for the U.S.-Kuwait Strategic Dialogue
January 27, 2022

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

EXIM Delegation Meets with Lithuania’s Ministry of Economy and Innovation
January 31, 2022

From the World Trade Organization

Exports of Intermediate Goods Continue to Grow in Third Quarter of 2021
February 4, 2022

High Shipping Rates and Digital Services Sustain Services Trade Recovery in Q3 of 2021
February 1, 2022

Britain Joins EU-China WTO Challenge Over Lithuania
Reuters, February 7, 2022

WHO, WIPO, WTO Heads Chart Future Cooperation on Pandemic Response
February 1, 2022

WTO Chief Warns of Continued Bottlenecks in Global Supply Chains
Financial Times, January 31, 2022

EU Initiates WTO Dispute Complaint Regarding Chinese Restrictions on Trade with Lithuania
January 31, 2022

E-commerce Negotiations Resume with Call for Intensified Efforts in 2022
January 28, 2022

Australia Seeks to Join WTO Talks on China-EU Trade Row
Reuters, January 28, 2022

Investment Facilitation Negotiators Resume Work, Aim at Conclusion By End of 2022
January 27, 2022

Trade Agreements

U.S. Calls for ‘Concrete Action’ from China to Meet Phase 1 Purchase Commitments
CNBC, February 7, 2022

PH, Japan Sign Pact to Boost Trade Ties
The Manila Times, February 7, 2022

UK and South Korea to Sign Deal to Strengthen Supply Chains
Reuters, February 6, 2022

‘India to Bag Slew of Trade Deals Soon’
Financial Express, February 6, 2022

China, Argentina Pledge Closer Ties on Currency, ‘Belt and Road’
Reuters, February 6, 2022

Ecuador Sees Trade Deal with China at End of Year, Debt Talks to Begin
Reuters, February 5, 2022

EU-U.S. Shellfish Trade to Resume After 10-Year Dispute
Bloomberg, February 4, 2022

U.K. Wants to Renew Push for U.S. Trade Deal After Midterms
Bloomberg, February 2, 2022

Ukraine, Turkey to Sign Free Trade Deal During Erdogan Visit to Kyiv
Reuters, February 2, 2022

Israel, UK Agree to Upgrade Free Trade Agreement
XinhuaNet, February 2, 2022

Canada & UK To Commence Trade Negotiations In April 2022
Canzuk International, February 1, 2022

Canada Lumber Set to Pay Less U.S. Duties as Trade Spat Drags On
Bloomberg, February 1, 2022

U.S. Engaged in ‘Robust’ Talks With Kenya, More to Say in Coming Weeks – USTR
U.S. News & World Report, February 1, 2022

India, United Kingdom Conclude Round 1 of Free Trade Agreement Talks
The Economic Times, January 28, 2022

Singapore, Pacific Alliance Countries Sign Trade Agreement
Reuters, January 26, 2022

India and US Need a Free Trade Agreement: USIBC President
Times of India, January 26, 2022


Senators Ask U.S. Trade Chief to Broaden China Tariff Exclusions
Bloomberg, February 7, 2022

U.S. Readies New Asia-Pacific Economic Strategy to Counter China
The Wall Street Journal, February 6, 2022

The Six Trade Disputes that Could Imperil American Exports for Years to Come
The Hill, February 5, 2022

Opinion: Biden’s Lack of Trade Strategy is Hurting California
The San Jose Mercury News, February 4, 2022

Shoppers Are Caught Off Guard as Prices on Everyday Items Change More Often
The Wall Street Journal, February 4, 2022

House Approves $350 Billion ‘America Competes Act’
The Wall Street Journal, February 4, 2022

Global Tax Deal Would Undercut U.S. Tax Breaks, Businesses Warn
The Wall Street Journal, February 3, 2022

The Be More Like China Act
The Wall Street Journal, February 2, 2022

U.S. to Share Details on Asia Economic Framework in Coming Weeks
Bloomberg Quint, February 1, 2022

From Coast to Coast, Supply Chains Get Off to a Rough Start to 2022
Bloomberg, February 1, 2022

Biden Promised to Confront China. First He Has to Confront America’s Bizarre Trade Politics.
Politico, January 31, 2022

After Years on the Sidelines, the US Needs an Indo-Pacific Economic Strategy
The Hill, January 28, 2022

White House Mulls Extension of Trump-Era Solar Tariffs, with Tweaks
Reuters, January 27, 2022

Shipping Carriers Rejected Tons of U.S. Agricultural Exports, Opting to Send Empty Containers to China
CNBC, January 26, 2022

U.S. Goods Trade Deficit Hits Record High; Retail Inventories Surge
Reuters, January 26, 2022


Ports of Long Beach, LA to Wait Until Feb. 11 to Consider Program
American Journal of Transportation, February 7, 2022

California Grapples with Port Congestion, Supply Chain Kinks
Capitol Weekly, February 4, 2022

Super Bowl Gets 200-Plus Shipping Containers Daily, and This is How They are Scanned
Los Angeles Daily News, February 3, 2022

State Leaders Open a Dialogue on How to Cure Ills of Supply Chain Export System
The Orange County Register, February 3, 2022

Port of Oakland, USDA Partner to Speed Up Agricultural Exports
American Journal of Transportation, February 1, 2022

Ports of Los Angeles and Shanghai Partnering to Create World’s First Transpacific Green Shipping Corridor
Splash247, January 31, 2022

U.S. Helps Fund California Port Project as Export Delays Hurt Food Makers
U.S. News, January 30, 2022

Imports Drop at Southern California Ports as Ship Backup Grows
The Wall Street Journal, January 25, 2022

More International Articles

China’s Slowdown to Limit Global Growth but Not Undermine World Economy
The Wall Street Journal, February 6, 2022

FC Targets $10 Billion in Africa Investments Yearly
Bloomberg, February 4, 2022

As Inflation Soars, Central Banks Scramble to Lift Rates
The Wall Street Journal, February 3, 2022

U.S. Stimulus Is One Reason ECB on Different Path, Lagarde Says
Bloomberg, February 3, 2022

Closing the Gap: US-European Cooperation on China and the Indo-Pacific
The German Marshall Fund of the United States, February 2, 2022

The US Should Take Note of Potential Trade Deal Between Ecuador and China
The Hill, February 1, 2022

As U.S. and Taiwan Grow Closer, the Island’s Exporters Face a Balancing Act
The Wall Street Journal, February 1, 2022

Mexicans Abroad Sent a Record $52 Billion Back Home Last Year
Bloomberg, February 1, 2022

Canada Says Trucker Vaccine Mandate Hasn’t Dented Border Crossings
The Wall Street Journal, January 31, 2022

China’s Economy Starts the Year With a Wobble
The Wall Street Journal, January 30, 2022

Chile’s President Is Mad At Damon Albarn Over Taylor Swift And Other Leaders Weighed In, Too
UPROXX, January 25, 2022

A Law is Needed to Get Chilean Artists Airplay on the National Radio
Chile Today, April 19, 2018



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