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Tuesday, July 12, 2022

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Featured Headlines


Japan a Steadfast Ally of California,
U.S. Over the Years

CalChamber, July 11, 2022

CalChamber Statement on Tragic Death
of Former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

CalChamber, July 8, 2022

Readout of President Biden’s Call
with Prime Minister Kishida of Japan

White House, July 8, 2022

A Proclamation on the Death Of Abe Shinzo
White House, July 8, 2022

Statement by President Biden on the Killing of Former Japanese Prime Minister Abe Shinzo
White House, July 8, 2022

The Passing of Former Prime
Minister of Japan Abe Shinzo

U.S. Department of State, July 8, 2022


U.S. Trade Gap Narrowed in May
as Imports of Goods Slowed

The Wall Street Journal, July 7, 2022

CalChamber Companies in the News

Staffing Company Works Hard to Deliver
Human Spirit to Clients of All Sizes

CalChamber, July 7, 2022

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The Wonderful Company Opens Application Window for $1 Million Central Valley Community Grants
The Wonderful Company, July 7, 2022

Bar 20 Dairy and CalChamber Member CalBio’s Bloom Fuel Cell Project Receives National Awards
Dairy Cares, July 6, 2022

Amazon Could Turn Grubhub Into a Tastier Meal
The Wall Street Journal, July 6, 2022

Trade Policy

From the White House

Fact Sheet: Vice President Harris Announces Commitments to Strengthen U.S. Partnership with the Pacific Islands
July 12, 2022

President Biden Announces Key Nominees (Including Ambassadors to Nigeria and Papua New Guinea)
July 11, 2022

Statement by President Joe Biden, Prime Minister Anthony Albanese, and Prime Minister Narendra Modi Mourning Former Prime Minister Abe
July 8, 2022

Biden Administration Announces Nearly $1B in Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Funding Improving Airport Terminals across U.S.
July 7, 2022

President Biden Announces Key Nominees (Including Ambassador to Mauritius)
July 6, 2022

Readout of President Biden’s Meeting with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey
June 29, 2022

Readout of President Biden’s Trilateral with President Yoon Suk Yeol of the Republic of Korea and Prime Minister Fumio Kishida of Japan
June 29, 2022

FACT SHEET: The 2022 NATO Summit in Madrid
June 29, 2022

Statement by President Biden on Trilateral Agreement Between Turkey, Finland, and Sweden
June 28, 2022

Joint Declaration Between the Kingdom of Spain and the United States of America
June 28, 2022

Statement by White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre on the Bilateral Meeting between President Joe Biden and President Andrés Manuel López Obrador of Mexico
June 28, 2022

From the U.S. Department of Commerce

U.S. Census Bureau Releases Key Stats in Celebration of the Fourth of July
July 1, 2022

Secretary Raimondo Meets with Advisory Committee on Supply Chain Competitiveness
June 29, 2022

Closing Remarks by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo at the 2022 SelectUSA Investment Summit
June 29, 2022

Biden Administration Announces Historic Coastal and Climate Resilience Funding
June 29, 2022

Remarks by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo at the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) Update Conference
June 29, 2022

From the U.S. Trade Representative

Request for Comments: Trade
Strategy to Combat Forced Labor

Comments close on August 5, 2022

Readout of Ambassador Katherine Tai’s Meeting with Canada’s Minister of International Trade, Export Promotion, Small Business, and Economic Development, Mary Ng
July 8, 2022

Joint Statement of the Second Meeting of the USMCA/CUSMA/T-MEC Free Trade Commission
July 8, 2022

Readout of Ambassador Katherine Tai’s Meeting with Mexico’s Secretary of Economy, Tatiana Clouthier
July 8, 2022

United States and Canada Announce a Memorandum of Understanding on Trade in Solar Products
July 7, 2022

USTR Releases Biennial Report on the Operation of the USMCA with Respect to Trade in Automotive Goods
June 30, 2022

From the U.S. Department of State

Secretary Blinken’s Meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Kishida
July 11, 2022

United States-Thailand Communiqué on Strategic Alliance and Partnership
July 10, 2022

The United States-Thailand Relationship
July 9, 2022

Joint Statement on Support for North Macedonia Opening EU Accession Negotiations
July 9, 2022

Secretary Blinken’s Meeting with Transatlantic Quad Foreign Ministers
July 8, 2022

Hong Kong 25 Years After Handover
June 30, 2022

United States Hosts U.S.– EU Space Dialogue
June 29, 2022

From the Bureau of Economic Analysis

New Foreign Direct Investment
in the United States, 2021

July 6, 2022

U.S. International Trade in Goods and Services, May 2022
July 7, 2022

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

Export-Import Bank of the United States President and Chair Reta Jo Lewis Marks First 100 Days at EXIM
July 7, 2022

EXIM Board of Directors Approves Final Commitments for Projects in Cameroon and Brazil, Supporting 1,600 U.S. Jobs and Sub-Saharan Africa, China Competition Mandates
July 1, 2022

READOUT: Export-Import Bank of the United States Chair Reta Jo Lewis Meets with Argentinian Ambassador Jorge Argüello
June 30, 2022

EXIM Releases 2021 Competitiveness Report
June 30, 2022

Export-Import Bank of the United States Releases May 2022 Small Business Authorization Data
June 30, 2022

READOUT: Export-Import Bank of the United States President and Chair Reta Jo Lewis Addresses 2022 SelectUSA Investment Summit
June 28, 2022

From the World Trade Organization

G20 Economies Show Restraint in Use of Trade Restrictions Amidst Ongoing Instability
July 7, 2022

U.S. Seeks to Fix WTO’s Broken Trade Dispute Process
The Wall Street Journal, July 11, 2022

DG Okonjo-Iweala: “The World Expects Us to Keep Delivering”
July 7, 2022

New Joint Publication Highlights Benefits of Paperless Trade
June 30, 2022

Members Welcome MC12 Commitment to Address Dispute Settlement
June 30, 2022

Members Mark 5th Anniversary of Trade Facilitation Agreement, Share Experiences on Impact
June 29, 2022

Fisheries Subsidies Deal Will Contribute to Sustainable Blue Economy: DG Okonjo-Iweala
June 28, 2022

EIF Partnership Helping LDCs Enhance Trade Capacities, Annual Report Reveals
June 28, 2022

Trade Agreements


Biden to Discuss Immigration,
Trade with Mexico’s President

The Associated Press, July 12, 2022

Readout of Vice President Harris’s Meeting with President Lopez Obrador of Mexico
White House, July 12, 2022

Background Press Call on President
Biden’s Upcoming Meeting with
President López Obrador of Mexico

White House, July 11, 2022

USMCA at 2: Vision for Next Steps
Brookings Institute, July 2022

U.S. Trade Chief Says She Exploring All Options to Resolve Mexican Energy Policy Concerns
Reuters, July 8, 2022

U.S., Canadian, and Mexican Business
Leaders Urge Continued Cooperation
Ahead of Second US-Mexico-Canada
Agreement Free Trade Commission Meeting

Business Roundtable, July 5, 2022

Biden, Trudeau to Discuss Free
Trade Agreement in Mexico Visit -Mexico President

Reuters, July 4, 2022

Mexico and the United Kingdom Will Hold the First Round of Negotiations for a Free Trade Agreement Between the Two Countries
Government of Mexico, July 11, 2022

Costa Rica’s Chaves Launches Pacific Alliance Trade Push
Reuters, July 8, 2022

Biden Says He Has Not Decided on China Tariffs, Reviewing Them ‘One At a Time’
Reuters, July 8, 2022

Argentina Says Has China’s Support to Join BRICS Group
Reuters, July 7, 2022

U.S. to Lift Tariffs on Canadian Solar Products, Minister Says
Reuters, July 7, 2022

India and UK to Seal Trade Deal in ‘Next Few Months’, Minister Says
Financial Times, July 6, 2022

U.S. Aims to Expand Export Bans on China Over Security and Human Rights
The New York Times, July 5, 2022

Australian Trade Minister Offers ‘Compromise’ with China Over Anti-Dumping Tariffs
The Guardian, July 5, 2022

Britain, South Korea Reach Data Sharing Agreement
CNBC, July 5, 2022

US Hopeful for a Free Trade Agreement with UK
AgNet West, July 4, 2022

Taiwan Sees U.S. Trade Deal as Vital to Maintaining its Democracy
Politico, July 4, 2022

UK Risks Chinese Anger Over Trade Talks with Taiwan
Politico, July 4, 2022

Indonesia, United Arab Emirates Reach Trade Pact, Official Says
Reuters, July 1, 2022

EU and New Zealand Seal Trade Deal with Tougher New Green Rules
Politico, June 30, 2022

India-Australia Economic Cooperation and Trade Agreement (INDAUS ECTA) Between the Government of the Republic of India and the Government of Australia
Government of India, June 30, 2022

PM Says EU Trade Talks Stalled Over Perception of Australia as ‘Handbrake’ on Climate Action
The Guardian, June 28, 2022


Cutting Tariffs Would Ease Inflation.
What Are We Waiting For?

US Chamber CEO Suzanne Clark in Barrons, July 1, 2022

Business Groups Warn of Holiday Supply Chain Disruptions If Rail Labor Spat Isn’t Settled Soon
Politico, July 6, 2022

American Factories Are Making Stuff Again as CEOs Take Production Out of China
Bloomberg, July 5, 2022

Airlines Improving, but Need to Do More to Reduce Disruptions, Transportation Secretary Says
The Wall Street Journal, July 6, 2022

America’s Gridlocked Democracy Struggles to Meet China Challenge
The Wall Street Journal, July 6, 2022

China Escalates Efforts to Influence U.S. State and Local Leaders, Officials Warn
The Wall Street Journal, July 6, 2022

Biden’s Missing Trade Policy
The Wall Street Journal, July 5, 2022

Bureau of Industry and Security Announces Changes to Administration Enforcement Program
Bureau of Industry and Security, June 30, 2022


Governor Newsom Signs Budget Putting
Money Back in Californians’ Pockets
and Investing in State’s Future

Office of Governor Gavin Newsom, June 30, 2022

West Coast Dockworkers Still Talking After Contract Expires
The Associated Press, July 5, 2022

Finance Director Keely Bosler to Depart, New Finance Director Appointed
Office of Governor Gavin Newsom, July 1, 2022

Bulging Warehouses, 28,000 Idle Containers Herald New Supply Woe
Bloomberg, June 28, 2022

More International Articles

Can Joe Biden Restore Food Trade Talks with Europe?
The Hill, July 7, 2022

One Scandal Too Many: British PM Boris Johnson Resigns
The Associated Press, July 7, 2022

Israel to Reopen its Economic Office in Turkey as Ties Improve
Reuters, July 5, 2022

Germany Posts First Monthly Trade Deficit in 30 Years
The New York Times, July 4, 2022

Brazil Wants More Trade, Investment with Arab Countries, Says Official
Reuters, July 4, 2022

Food, Energy Issues Set to Dominate G-20 Meeting of Top Diplomats Amid Ukraine War
The Wall Street Journal, July 6, 2022

What the Falling Yen Means for Japan’s Trade Partners
The Washington Post, July 1, 2022



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