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Featured Headlines

World Trade Month: International Trade
Critical to Weather Economic Downturns

CalChamber, May 10, 2022

CalChamber Companies in the News

CalChamber Board Member Margaret Wong
Accepts Invitation to Join
Prestigious Committee of 100

CalChamber, May 9, 2022

Volkswagen to Invest $7.1 Billion to Increase Production in North America
Plant Services, May 9, 2022

Amazon Expands in Southern California with Plans to Add 2,500 Tech and Corporate Jobs
Los Angeles Times, May 3, 2022

The Coca-Cola Company Donates $2 Million to National Museum of the American Latino
Coca-Cola, May 2, 2022

New U.S. APEC Business Advisory Council Member Appointment Featuring CalChamber Member Company East West Bank
U.S. Department of State, April 27, 2022

Trade Policy

From the White House

The Biden-‚Ā†Harris Inflation Plan: Lowering Costs and Lowering the Deficit
May 10, 2022

G7 Leaders’ Statement
May 8, 2022

Readout of President Biden’s Call with Prime Minister Trudeau of Canada
May 6, 2022

President Biden Announces Key Nominees (Including Ambassador to Nicaragua)
May 6, 2022

FACT SHEET: United States and 60 Global Partners Launch Declaration for the Future of the Internet
April 28, 2022

From the U.S. Department of Commerce

Raimondo Announces Temporary Suspension of 232 Tariffs on Ukraine Steel
May 9, 2022

Readout of Secretary Raimondo’s Meeting with Minister of Economy, Trade, and Industry Hagiuda Koichi of Japan
May 4, 2022

Commerce Department Launches the National Artificial Intelligence Advisory Committee
May 4, 2022

From the U.S. Trade Representative

Statement from USTR Spokesperson Adam Hodge on AUSTR for Africa Constance Hamilton’s Meetings in Kenya
May 10, 2022

USTR Tai Says China Tariff Review Will Have ‘Robust’ Industry Consultations
Reuters, May 5, 2022

USTR Issues Notice Regarding Statutory Four-Year Review of China 301 Tariffs
May 3, 2022

USTR Releases 2022 Special 301 Report on Intellectual Property Protection and Enforcement
April 27, 2022

Joint Statement on U.S. – UK Dialogue on the Future of Atlantic Trade in Aberdeen
April 26, 2022

USTR Readouts from the last week:
World Trade Organization

From the U.S. Department of State

Joint Statement on the 3+1 (Republic of Cyprus, Greece, Israel + United States) Foreign Ministerial
May 9, 2022

U.S.-Japan Economic Policy Consultative Committee Vice-Ministerial Meeting
May 6, 2022

$150 Million in Additional U.S. Military Assistance for Ukraine
May 6, 2022

Secretary Blinken’s Call with UK Foreign Secretary Truss
May 3, 2022

2022 U.S.-Armenia Strategic Dialogue Joint Statement
May 3, 2022

Secretary Antony J. Blinken Keynote Remarks at the 52nd Annual Conference on the Americas Luncheon
May 3, 2022

From the Bureau of Economic Analysis

U.S. International Trade in Goods and Services, March 2022
May 4, 2022

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

READOUT: Export-Import Bank of the United States President and Chair Reta Jo Lewis Discusses EXIM’s Work to Strengthen Supply Chains at Milken Global Conference
May 4, 2022

Export-Import Bank of the United States President and Chair Reta Jo Lewis Kicks Off National Small Business Week with New Council Announcement, Small Business Events
May 4, 2022

From the International Trade Administration

Readout of Under Secretary Lago’s & Under Secretary Fernandez’s Participation in the U.S.-Japan Economic Policy Consultative Committee (EPCC or Economic “2+2”) Vice-Ministerial Meeting
May 6, 2022

From the World Trade Organization

DG Okonjo-Iweala Urges WTO Members to “Meet the Many Challenges of Our Time”
May 9, 2022

Transparency, Analysis, Cooperation Key to Address Trade Impacts of Subsidies — Report
May 5, 2022

WTO Opens Online Registration for 2022 Public Forum
May 2, 2022

National Foreign Trade Council: Strengthening the WTO and the Global Trading System
April 27, 2022

Trade Agreements

South Korea’s Incoming Government Considers Joining U.S. Economic Pact
Reuters, May 9, 2022

Japan Expects Launch of U.S. Indo-Pacific Economic Plan During Biden Visit
Reuters, May 9, 2022

Europe Aims to Revive Trade Deals to Secure Allies
Bloomberg, May 9, 2022

New UK India Industry Taskforce Launched to Facilitate Free
Times of India, May 9, 2022

Dairy Access Remains ‘Great Frustration’ in Bilateral Trade Ties: U.S. Representative
CBC, May 8, 2022

India and UK Conclude 3rd Round of FTA Talks
Live Mint, May 8, 2022

Canada–Ukraine Free Trade Agreement to be Expanded in Near Future
Ukrinform, May 8, 2022

India-EU Free Trade Agreement May Be Signed by Next Year: Piyush Goyal
Financial Express, May 7, 2022

Canada-U.S. Trade Growing Stronger Despite Differences, Officials Say at Rare Meeting
Global News, May 5, 2022

Explainer | What is the CPTPP and Why is China Eager to Join?
South China Morning Post, May 5, 2022

EU-Mercosur Trade Deal to Clear Environmental Hurdles this Year, EU Commissioner Says
Reuters, May 2, 2022

India-UAE Free Trade Pact Comes Into Force
The Economic Times, May 1, 2022

Global Tech Priority Outcomes for the May 2022 U.S.-EU TTC Ministerial Meeting
Information Technology Industry Council, May 2022

USTR to Lead Delegation to Kenya to Explore Trade, Investment
Street Insider, April 29, 2022


U.S. Seeks Stronger Latin America Economic Ties as Summit Nears
BNN Bloomberg, May 9, 2022

Biden’s Trade Team: RIP Globalization
Politico, May 8, 2022

US-ASEAN Summit an Opportunity for Biden on China Strategy
Asia Times, May 8, 2022

Biden Admin Accelerates Plans to Reopen Kyiv Embassy
Axios, May 8, 2022

White House Alarmed that Commerce Probe is ‘Smothering’ Solar Industry
The Washington Post, May 7, 2022

Biden’s ‘Asia Month’ Overshadowed by Ukraine War, Tensions with China
Asia Times, May 6, 2022

U.S. Refuses to Invite Cuba to Summit of the Americas in Los Angeles
Los Angeles Times, May 5, 2022

Is Biden Fighting the Last War on Trade?
Foreign Policy, May 5, 2022


California Continues to Send
Life-Saving Support to Ukraine

Office of Governor Gavin Newsom, May 5, 2022

Port Labor Talks Collide with Supply Chain Crunch
CalMatters, May 9, 2022

Port Automation Debate Flares Ahead of USWC Labor Talks
The Journal of Commerce, May 9, 2022

Port Labor Talks Pose New Complication for Supply Chain
The Wall Street Journal, May 8, 2022

Global LA Appoints Debbie Adler as First President and CEO
Global LA, May 2, 2022

Economic Impact of Travel in California 2012-2021
Visit California, April 29, 2022

More International Articles

‘We’re Not Going to Make That Mistake Again’ Britain’s Foreign Secretary Says in An Interview that She Wants to Expand NATO’s Remit, and Strengthen the G7.
The Atlantic, May 9, 2022

Global Scramble for Metals Thrusts Africa into Mining Spotlight
Reuters, May 9, 2022

China Trade Weakens After Cities Shut Down to Fight Virus
The Associated Press, May 9, 2022

The World Needs a 12-Step Programme for Better Trade
Financial Times, May 8, 2022

China Premier Warns of ‘Grave’ Jobs Situation Amid Lockdowns
Bloomberg, May 7, 2022

Ports Race to Clear Cargo, Fearing an Overload When China Lockdowns Lift
The Wall Street Journal, May 6, 2022

Japan, U.K. Agree on Defense Pact Amid China’s Rise in Indo-Pacific
South China Morning Post, May 6, 2022

Rising Interest Rates in US Will Hinder Foreign Economies
The Associated Press, May 4, 2022

EU Targets Russia’s Global Oil Trade With Shipping Sanctions
Bloomberg, May 4, 2022

Trading Aims: The Value of Africa’s Deep Integration Trade Agreement
European Council on Foreign Relations, May 3, 2022

Mexico Seeks Lithium Association with Argentina, Bolivia and Chile
Reuters, May 3, 2022

Brazil Commodities Sales to Arab Nations Soar as Importers Stock Up On Food
Reuters, May 3, 2022

The Quad At A Crossroads
The ASEAN Post, May 2, 2022

Shanghai Lockdown Sends Chill Down Meat Trade
Reuters, May 1, 2022

Why America Must Not Retreat from Leadership Role
Gulf News, May 1, 2022


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