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Tuesday, March 15, 2022

Featured Headlines

Innovation Drives Ireland-California
Collaborations in Many Fields

CalChamber, March 15, 2022
Irish Consul General Marcella Smyth joins
the California Chamber of Commerce for meeting.

Annual Report: US-Ireland Business
2022: Ireland – The Next Century

AmCham Ireland, March 2022

Fact Sheet #WhyIreland is the Global Location
of Choice for Talent and Innovation

AmCham Ireland, March 2022

Statement by White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki on the Bilateral Meeting Between President Joe Biden and Micheál Martin, Taoiseach of Ireland
White House, March 13, 2022


US-Ukraine-Califonia Flage

The California Chamber of Commerce
stands with Ukraine.

Ukrainian President Zelensky will address the U.S. Congress on Wednesday, March 16th at 6:00am PST
You can watch his address here.

Governor Newsom Helps Package Emergency Relief Supplies for Shipment to Ukraine
Office of Governor Gavin Newsom, March 15, 2022

Statement by Executive Vice-President Dombrovskis on EU Decision to Stop Treating Russia as a Most-Favoured-Nation at the WTO
European Commission, March 15, 2022

This Week: Congress Ramps Up Penalties
Against Russia Over Invasion

The Hill, March 14, 2022

Joint Statement by the G7 Announcing
Further Economic Costs on Russia

White House, March 11, 2022
Fact Sheet

Executive Order on Prohibiting Certain Imports, Exports, and New Investment with Respect to Continued Russian Federation Aggression
White House, March 11, 2022

Removing Russia’s Trade Privileges
— What You Need to Know

Politico, March 11, 2022

CalChamber Companies in the News

Blue Diamond Almond Growers Sustain Family Farms, Feed Consumers Worldwide
CalChamber, March 11, 2022

California Almonds: One Example of International Trade’s Important Role in California’s Economy
CalChamber, March 11, 2022

Walmart Global Tech Accelerates Expansion with Plans To Hire Thousands of Technologists and Add New Locations
Walmart, March 15, 2022

Intel Announces Initial Investment of Over €33 Billion for R&D and Manufacturing in EU
Intel, March 15, 2022

Egypt’s Ministry of Finance Automates National Tax System in Collaboration with CalChamber Member IBM
IBM Newsroom, March 9, 2022

Trade Policy

From the White House

Fact Sheet: Biden-⁠Harris Administration Announces New Initiative to Improve Supply Chain Data Flow
March 15, 2022

President Biden Announces Key Nominees (Including Ambassador to the Netherlands)
March 11, 2022

Joint Statement on U.S.-UK Consultations on the Indo-Pacific
March 11, 2022

Joint Statement by President Joseph R. Biden Jr. of the United States and President Iván Duque Márquez of the Republic of Colombia U.S.-Colombia Bicentennial Partnership
March 10, 2022

Memorandum on the Designation of the State of Qatar as a Major Non-NATO Ally
March 10, 2022

Readout of Joseph R. Biden, Jr.’s Call with President-Elect Yoon Suk-yeol of the Republic of Korea
March 9, 2022

From the U.S. Department of Commerce

Department of Commerce Requests Public
Comment on President Biden’s Indo-Pacific Economic Framework

March 11, 2022

Readout of Secretary Raimondo’s Meeting with Polish Minister for Economic Development and Technology Piotr Nowak
March 14, 2022

Commerce Restricts the Export of Luxury Goods to Russia and Belarus and to Russian and Belarusian Oligarchs and Malign Actors in Latest Response to Aggression Against Ukraine
March 11, 2022

(VIDEO) Department of Commerce, U.S. Travel Association Host Roundtable on Promoting Safe Business Travel and Igniting Post-pandemic Recovery in the Travel and Tourism Sector
March 8, 2022

From the U.S. Trade Representative

Request for Comments on the Proposed Fair and Resilient Trade Pillar of an Indo-Pacific Economic Framework
Comments close April 11, 2022

Readout of Ambassador Jayme White’s Virtual Meeting with Mexico’s Under Secretary of Economy, Luz Maria de la Mora and Canada’s Deputy Minister of International Trade, David Morrison
March 14, 2022

Readout of Ambassador Katherine Tai’s Meeting with Poland’s Minister of Economic Development and Technology Piotr Nowak
March 14, 2022

Statement from Ambassador Katherine Tai on the Announcement of Additional Economic Actions Against Russia
March 11, 2022

Statement from Ambassador Katherine Tai on María L. Pagán’s Confirmation as Deputy United States Trade Representative (Geneva Office)
March 10, 2022

From the U.S. Department of State

Slovenia – U.S. Strategic Dialogue Joint Statement
March 14, 2022

Secretary Antony J. Blinken with AU Commission Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat at the Signing of a Memorandum of Cooperation Between the United States and the African Union
March 11, 2022

From the International Trade Administration

A New Collaboration to Empower Women in Trade
March 14, 2022

From the World Trade Organization

2022 Public Forum to Focus on Theme of Sustainable and Inclusive Recovery
March 15, 2022

There Are Two Ways to Kick Russia Out of the World Trade System. One is More Likely to Work.
The Washington Post, March 11, 2022

No Longer Business as Usual at the World Trade Organization
Asia Society, March 11, 2022

DG Okonjo-Iweala Welcomes Project in Support of African Continental Free Trade Area
March 10, 2022

U.S. Senate Confirms Pagán as Top Trade Official at WTO
Reuters, March 10, 2022

Explainer: Ousting Russia from WTO, IMF Would Mark End of An Era
Reuters, March 9, 2022

Trade Agreements

Gov’t Taking Steps to Resume Malaysia-EU Trade Negotiations
The Sun Daily, March 14, 2022

Interim FTA with Australia Likely on 21 Mar
LiveMint, March 14, 2022

U.S.-South Korea Free Trade Agreement Turns 10. It Is Key to Further Elevating Both Countries’ Alliance.
The Heritage Foundation, March 14, 2022

Pakistan, China to Renegotiate Free Trade Agreement Benefits
The Print, March 11, 2022

CPTPP: Can We Expect Additional Southeast Asian Members Soon?
The Diplomat, March 10, 2022

Australia, India Move Toward Free Trade Pact to Cut China Dependence
Nikkei Asia, March 9, 2022


White House to Withdraw Key Agricultural Trade Nominee
MSN, March 15, 2022

Shenzhen Lockdown Leaves U.S. Ports Bracing for Fallout
Bloomberg, March 15, 2022

Biden Set to Call for End of Russia’s Preferred Trade Status
Bloomberg, March 11, 2022

U.S. Inflation Soared 7.9 Percent in Past Year, a Fresh 40-Year High
Politico, March 10, 2022

Far From a Negative, Trade is Key to Building American Jobs
The Hill, March 10, 2022

AFT Statement on Upcoming Section 301 Tariff Review
Americans for Free Trade, March 9, 2022

Risch, Durbin Encourage Biden Administration to Follow Through on U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit
U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, March 9, 2022


Southern California’s Ports Are Catching Their Breath During Import Lull
The Wall Street Journal, March 10, 2022

More International Articles

China Lockdowns Hit Output for Toyota, VW to Apple Suppliers
American Journal of Transportation, March 15, 2022

Container Freight Rates Set to Rise on More China Lockdowns
Bloomberg, March 14, 2022

Japan Announces More Details of Chip, Weapon Ban Against Russia
Bloomberg, March 14, 2022

India and US to Collaborate on Building Resilient Supply Chains: USTR Report
The India Panorama, March 13, 2022

Russia’s Efforts to Salvage Economy Could Have Devastating Impacts
The Hill, March 13, 2022

Ukraine Conflict Prompts Countries to Hoard Grain, Endangering Global Food Supply
Politico, March 12, 2022

The Global Supply Chain’s Pandemic Recovery is Another Casualty of Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine.
The New York Times, March 12, 2022

Russia Bans Export of 200 Products After Suffering Sanctions Hit
Bloomberg, March 10, 2022

Russia Says China Refuses to Supply Aircraft Parts After Sanctions
Reuters, March 10, 2022

IMF Chief Georgieva Says Ukraine War to Lower Global Growth Forecast
Reuters, March 10, 2022

Cambodia Says ASEAN-U.S. Summit Postponed, Seeking New Date
Reuters, March 9, 2022

Give Georgia a Free Trade Agreement
The Hill, March 9, 2022

South Korea’s ‘Maverick’ New President Rides Tough-on-China Platform to Victory
Politico, March 9, 2022

Ukraine War Gives Macron’s Drive for EU Autonomy New Impetus
Politico, March 9, 2022

War in Ukraine Puts Shipping’s Recovery in Jeopardy
Bloomberg, March 9, 2022

How Biden Plans to Squeeze Putin’s Global Access to High Tech
Politico, February 24, 2022


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