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Tuesday, August 2, 2022

Featured Headlines

Opinion: California Needs a Digital Trade Deal by the CalChamber’s Jennifer Barrera and the U.S. Chamber’s Myron Brilliant
Pacific Coast Business Times, July 23, 2022


Foreign Direct Investment in California, 2022
World Trade Center Los Angeles, July 2022

CalChamber Companies in the News

Blue Diamond Almond Growers Spearhead ‘Almond Express’ Rail Service to Ports of LA and LB
American Journal of Transportation, July 19, 2022

2022 DEI Honoree: Siemens Mobility
Sacramento Business Journal, July 2022

Trade Policy

From the White House

Readout of AUKUS Joint Steering Group Meetings
July 31, 2022

President Biden Announces Key Nominees (Including Ambassador to the Republic of Niger)
July 29, 2022

Background Press Call on President Biden’s Call with President Xi Jinping of the People’s Republic of China
July 28, 2022

Statement from President Biden Commemorating 100 Years of U.S. Diplomatic Relations with our Baltic Allies
July 28, 2022

President Biden Announces Key Nominees (Including Ambassador to the Maldives)
July 27, 2022

From the U.S. Department of Commerce

Opening Remarks by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo at the U.S.-Japan Economic Policy Consultative Committee
July 29, 2022

Readout of Secretary Raimondo’s Meeting with Japanese Minister of Economy, Trade, and Industry Koichi Hagiuda
July 29, 2022

Joint Statement of the U.S.-Japan Economic Policy Consultative Committee Strengthening Economic Security and the Rules-Based Order
July 29, 2022

Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo Applauds Final Passage of CHIPS Legislation
July 28, 2022

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo Announces New Appointments to the U.S.-India CEO Forum
July 27, 2022

Secretary Blinken and Secretary Raimondo Co-Host U.S.-Japan Economic Policy Consultative Committee with Japanese Foreign Minister Hayashi and Minister of Economy, Trade, and Industry Hagiuda
July 26, 2022

Remarks by Deputy Secretary of Commerce Don Graves at the Partnerships for Prosperity: U.S. Leadership in the Global Economy
July 25, 2022

Readout of Deputy Secretary Graves Meeting with President Mohamed Irfaan Ali of Guyana
July 25, 2022

Ambassador Katherine Tai and Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo to Host Virtual Indo-Pacific Economic Framework Ministerial
July 24, 2022

From the U.S. Trade Representative

Readout of Ambassador Katherine Tai’s Meeting with France’s Minister Delegate for Foreign Trade Olivier Becht
August 1, 2022

Readout of Ambassador Katherine Tai’s Meeting with Japan Minister of Economy, Trade, and Industry Hagiuda Koichi
July 29, 2022

Statement By Ambassador Katherine Tai Following Congressional Passage of the CHIPS and Science Act of 2022
July 28, 2022

Ambassador Katherine Tai to Host African Growth and Opportunity Act Ministerial Meeting During Africa Leaders Summit on December 13, 2022
July 26, 2022

United States Seeks Mexico’s Review of Alleged Denial of Workers’ Rights at Automotive Components Facility
July 21, 2022

Statement by Ambassador Katherine Tai on the Launch of the United States-Kenya Strategic Trade and Investment Partnership
July 14, 2022

United States and Kenya Announce the Launch of the U.S.-Kenya Strategic Trade and Investment Partnership
July 14, 2022

From the U.S. Department of State

The United States-Cambodia Relationship
August 2, 2022

Ministerial Statement of the French Republic, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and the United States of America
August 1, 2022

Joint Statement of the U.S.-Japan Economic Policy Consultative Committee: Strengthening Economic Security and the Rules-Based Order
July 29, 2022

100 Years of U.S.-Albania Relations
July 28, 2022

Under Secretary Fernandez Signs Cooperative Arrangement with Organization for American States
July 28, 2022

The United States and Colombia Add All-Cargo Rights to Air Transport Agreement
July 27, 2022

Signing of Supply Chain Memorandum of Understanding With “Alliance for Development in Democracy” Countries: Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, Panama
July 25, 2022

U.S.-Pakistan Health Dialogue Launched to Deepen Health Sector Cooperation
July 25, 2022

From the International Trade Administration

Supply Chain Sustainability: An Opportunity for U.S. Businesses
July 29, 2022

Turn Export Opportunities into Sales: New Online Trade Finance Guide Makes it Easier than Ever
July 27, 2022

Exporting across the Globe: Spotlight on the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
July 18, 2022

From the Bureau of Economic Analysis

Direct Investment by Country and Industry, 2021
July 21, 2022

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

Joint Statement from the Export-Import Bank of the United States and the Co-operative Republic of Guyana on the Signing of a $2 Billion Memorandum of Understanding
July 28, 2022

Export-Import Bank of the United States Releases June 2022 Small Business Authorization Data
July 27, 2022

READOUT: Export-Import Bank Delegation Participates in U.S.-Africa Business Summit; Champions Prosper Africa Initiative
July 27, 2022

READOUT: Export-Import Bank of the United States President and Chair Reta Jo Lewis Meets with Romanian Minister of Energy Virgil-Daniel Popescu
July 27, 2022

EXIM President and Chair Reta Jo Lewis Visits Singapore; Highlights EXIM Support for Clean Energy with U.S. Energy Secretary Granholm and Singapore Second Minister of Trade and Industry Tan See Leng
July 18, 2022

From the World Trade Organization

WTO Members Show Restraint in Trade-Restrictive Measures Despite Economic Uncertainty
July 27, 2022

WTO Issues New Edition of World Tariff Profiles
July 29, 2022

WTO Issues Latest Edition of Annual Report
July 28, 2022

WTO High-Level Event Examines How International Cooperation Can Tackle Illicit Trade
July 27, 2022

A World in Crisis Needs Both Trade and Aid
Japan Times, July 26, 2022

The World Trade Organization is Not Dead Yet
The Hill, July 26, 2022

Trade Agreements

Massive RCEP Trade Deal Fails in Areas Where Smaller Bilateral Pacts in Asia-Pacific Shine
South China Morning Post, August 2, 2022

India, UK End Fifth Round of FTA Talks, Deal Likely to Double Bilateral Trade to USD 100 Billion by 2030
The India Express, August 1, 2022

Japan Group to Aid Taipei’s CPTPP Bid
Taipei Times, August 1, 2022

Costa Rica Wants to Join CPTPP, President Says
Nikkei Asia, July 30, 2022

U.S.-U.K. Trade Advocates Can Cheer State-Level Deals Now and Push for Broader Negotiations After the Midterms
Morning Consult, July 28, 2022

Uruguay-China FTA Negotiations Raise Tensions Over Mercosur’s Future
Dialogo Chino, July 28, 2022

Uruguay Will Seek to Join Trans-Pacific Partnership; Lacalle Announces
MercoPress, July 27, 2022

Brazil’s Lula Says He Would Ask EU to Improve Trade Deal with Mercosur
Reuters, July 27, 2022

Oman, US Hold Joint Meet on Free Trade Agreement
Times of Oman, July 27, 2022

China, Indonesia to Enhance Bilateral Trade, Deepen Cooperation
Reuters, July 26, 2022

U.S. to Host Virtual Meeting on Tuesday of Indo-Pacific Trade, Economic Ministers
Reuters, July 24, 2022

Colombia UK Post-Brexit Bilateral Trade Agreement Goes Into Force
Finance Colombia, July 23, 2022

U.S. Trade Complaint Against Mexico Puts López Obrador in a Corner
The Wall Street Journal, July 22, 2022

U.S. Open to Discussing Colombia Trade Deal with Next President
Reuters, July 21, 2022

Britain Launches Free Trade Talks with Israel
Reuters, July 20, 2022

South American Mercosur Bloc, Singapore Conclude Trade Pact Talks
Reuters, July 20, 2022


US Ambassador to Japan Warns of Chinese Economic Coercion
The Associated Press, August 2, 2022

Biden Team Defends China Tariffs Amid Debate to Trim Some Duties
Bloomberg, August 1, 2022

Did Biden Just Boost U.S. Tech — or Fund a Bunch of Solyndras?
Politico, August 1, 2022

Bumps, Bipartisanship in Long Fight for Semiconductor Bill
The Associated Press, August 1, 2022

Biden Wants an Industrial Renaissance. He Can’t Do It Without Immigration Reform.
Politico, July 31, 2022

Ag Trade Nominee’s Plan: ‘Break Down the Barriers’
Successful Agriculture, July 29, 2022

Nicaragua Withdraws Approval of U.S. Ambassador Nominee
Reuters, July 28, 2022

How the Trade War Has Led to Higher Food Prices
American Journal of Transportation, July 26, 2022

US Urged to Show Up More as China Courts Allies in Africa, Asia
Bloomberg, July 22, 2022

Janet Yellen Calls for Trade Overhaul to Diversify From China
The Wall Street Journal, July 19, 2022


PMSA Says California Nut Exports Via California Ports are Rising
American Journal of Transportation, July 26, 2022

More International Articles

New China Derivatives Law Is Latest Attempt to Open Market
Bloomberg, July 31, 2022

India Was the Top Beneficiary of Trade Aid from Developed Economies in 2020
Quartz, July 29, 2022

Japan’s Vision for a Free, Open and Inclusive International Order Based on the Rule of Law
Center for Strategic & International Studies, July 29, 2022

Advice Given to Help Firms Boost Exports to American Members of CPTPP
Vietnam Plus, July 29, 2022

UK-US ‘Special Relationship’ Remains Strong Under Biden, New Ambassador Says
Politico, July 28, 2022

Canada Welcomes U.S. Bill to Expand North American EV Tax Credits
Reuters, July 28, 2022

CPTPP Trade Pact Will Be Better with U.K. Inside
Nikkei Asia, July 27, 2022

Xi Gets Invitation to G-20 Summit, But His Response Is Unclear
Bloomberg, July 26, 2022

How and Why China Is Centralizing Its Billion-Ton Iron Ore Trade
The Washington Post, July 25, 2022

EU Trade Chief Pledges to Speed Up Efforts to Strike New Deals
Politico, July 24, 2022

Lithuania to Open Trade Office in Taiwan in September Amid Tension with China
The Print, July 24, 2022

EU Must Act Faster to Agree More Global Deals, Says Trade Chief
Financial Times, July 23, 2022


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