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Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Featured Headlines

United Nations General Assembly

What to Expect at This Week’s
U.N. General Assembly

NPR, September 20, 2022

In World Beset by Turbulence,
Nations’ Leaders Gather at UN

The Associated Press, September 18, 2022

General Debate Schedule:
20 September 2022 to 26 September 2022

United Nations General Assembly
Live Schedule with Video Streaming

Assistant Secretary for International
Organization Affairs Michele Sison Previewing
the Secretary’s Participation in Next Week’s
UN General Assembly High-Level Week

U.S. Department of State, September 16, 2022


FMC’S Bentzel Explains Proposed
Maritime Transportation Data Initiative

American Journal of Transportation, September 16, 2022

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British Politics After PM Boris Johnson Luncheon in Sacramento on Thursday, September 22
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CalChamber Companies in the News

Boeing Forecasts Middle East Fleet to More Than Double by 2041 to Serve Passenger and Cargo Demand
Boeing Mediaroom, September 19, 2022

CalChamber Member Blue Diamond Awarded $45 Million to Expand Climate Smart Orchard Programs
CalChamber, September 15, 2022

United and Emirates Expand Market Presence Through New Agreement
United Mediaroom, September 14, 2022

Holiday Planning Kicks Off at (CalChamber Member) UPS as it Aims to Hire More Than 100,000 Workers
NPR, September 10, 2022

Trade Policy

From the White House

Bidearrn-Harris Administration Announces CHIPS for America Leadership
September 20, 2022

Joint Statement on Atlantic Cooperation
September 20, 2022

President Biden Announces Key Nominees (Including Ambassadors to Montenegro and the UAE)
September 16, 2022

Readout of U.S.-Colombia High-Level Roundtable
September 16, 2022

Remarks by President Biden and President Ramaphosa of the Republic of South Africa Before Bilateral Meeting
September 16, 2022

Executive Order on Ensuring Robust Consideration of Evolving National Security Risks by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States
September 15, 2022

Remarks by Vice President Harris Before Multilateral Meeting with Caribbean Leaders
September 15, 2022

FACT SHEET: U.S. Actions to Promote Caribbean Energy Security, Access to Finance, and Food Security
September 15, 2022

From the U.S. Department of Commerce

Readout of Secretary Raimondo’s Meeting with Philippine Secretary of Trade and Industry Alfredo Pascual
September 20, 2022

Statement from U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo on Responsible Advancement of U.S. Competitiveness in Digital Assets Report Release
September 16, 2022

From the U.S. Trade Representative

Telephonic Press Briefing with Ambassador Katherine Tai, United States Trade Representative
September 19, 2022

AEM-USTR Consultation Joint Media Statement
September 19, 2022

United States and Paraguay Convene First Trade and Investment Council
September 16, 2022

USTR Announces Fiscal Year 2023 WTO Tariff-Rate Quota Allocations for Refined and Specialty Sugar
September 16, 2022

Trilateral Joint Statement from the Trade and Labour Ministers of the United States, Japan, and the European Union on the International Labour Organization’s Global Forced Labour Estimates
September 15, 2022

United States Announces Successful Resolution of Rapid Response Labor Mechanism Matter at Manufactures VU Automotive Components Facility in Mexico
September 14, 2022

Readout of Ambassador Katherine Tai’s Meeting with European Commission Executive Vice President Valdis Dombrovskis
September 14, 2022

U.S. Trade Chief Tai, EU’s Dombrovskis to Keep Talking on EV Tax Credits
Reuters, September 14, 2022

Readout of the U.S. Presidential Delegation’s Meeting with Kenyan President Ruto
September 13, 2022

From the U.S. Department of State

Secretary Antony J. Blinken Remarks at the Strengthening Atlantic Cooperation Ministerial Meeting
September 20, 2022

First Meeting of Artemis Accords Signatories
September 19, 2022

Deputy Secretary Sherman’s Participation in Second U.S.-Switzerland Strategic Partnership Dialogue
September 16, 2022

Joint Statement on the Signing of the Bilateral Memorandum of Understanding on Strategic Partnership between the United States and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
September 16, 2022

Joint Statement on the Third U.S.-Turkey Strategic Mechanism Dialogue
September 15, 2022

Second Anniversary of the Signing of the Abraham Accords
September 15, 2022

U.S. Engagement in the Pacific Islands: 2022 Pacific Islands Conference of Leaders
September 13, 2022

From the International Trade Administration

Commerce Official Visits Singapore to Engage Key Stakeholders, Promote US-Indo Pacific Trade Ties
September 15, 2022

From the World Trade Organization

U.S., Others Press India for Answers at WTO on Ag Export Bans, Use of ‘Peace Clause’
Insider Trade, September 16, 2022

Agriculture Meeting Highlights Food Security, Urgency of Implementing MC12 Outcomes
September 15, 2022

E-commerce Talks Resume Following Summer Break, Mauritius Joins the Initiative
September 15, 2022

WTO, OECD to Redouble Collaborative Efforts in Addressing Challenges of the Global Commons
September 13, 2022

Trade Agreements

Israel, Bahrain Start Free Trade Agreement Talks
Reuters, September 20, 2022

Britain’s Truss Doesn’t Expect UK-US Trade Deal Anytime Soon
The Associated Press, September 20, 2022

Is Biden’s Indo-Pacific Economic Initiative A Trade Deal By Stealth? India’s Actions Suggest So
Forbes, September 19, 2022

India-France-Australia Trilateral to Focus on Securing Supply Chains
Business Standard, September 19, 2022

Australia-Asia Ties Get a Boost Through Rejigged ASEAN Trade Deal
Financial Review, September 18, 2022

Full Ratification of RCEP Expected in Near Future as Mega Trade Deal Manifests as Linchpin for Global Growth
Global Times, September 18, 2022

RCEP Lays Foundation for Win-Win Trade
China Daily, September 17, 2022

U.S., Paraguay Discuss Ways to Deepen Trade Ties
Reuters, September 16, 2022

Sri Lanka to Upgrade Trade Agreement with India
Times of India, September 16, 2022

Hearing Shows Bipartisan Agreement on Need for US Pact with Taiwan
Agri-Pulse, September 14, 2022

A Better Approach to U.S.-Taiwan Economic Relations
Cato Institute, September 14, 2022

Focus on Free Trade Agreements with Developed Countries: Piyush Goyal
The Hindu, September 14, 2022

U.S., Japan Commitment Vital to Indo-Pacific Framework’s Success
Kyodo News, September 13, 2022


It’s Time for Congress to Modernize Section 301 Tariffs
The Hill, September 18, 2022

King Charles III Has Met 10 of the Last 14 U.S. Presidents
Los Angeles Times, September 16, 2022

Biden Orders Deeper Scrutiny of Foreign Investment in Tech and Supply Chains
The Wall Street Journal, September 15, 2022

Secretary Walsh, Ambassador Tai Join Japanese, European Trade, Labor Ministers to Express Concerns About Reported Global Increase in Forced Labor
U.S. Department of Labor, September 15, 2022

Biden: Tentative Railway Labor Deal Reached, Averting Strike
Politico, September 15, 2022

Biden to Nominate New Ambassador to Russia: Reports
Axios, September 14, 2022

One Union Rejects Deal Days Ahead of Rail Strike Deadline
The Associated Press, September 14, 2022

U.S. Weighs China Sanctions to Deter Taiwan Action, Taiwan Presses EU
Reuters, September 14, 2022


Port Labor Talks Stall as Worker Disruptions Grow
The Wall Street Journal, September 19, 2022

Port Officials Praise Tentative Rail Labor Deal, But Say Challenges Remain
Long Beach Post, September

Imports to Largest US Port Drop, Hinting at Weaker Demand
Bloomberg, September 15, 2022

More International Articles

EU Seeks New Powers Over Supply Chains During Emergencies
The Wall Street Journal, September 19, 2022

‘Crippling’ Energy Bills Force Europe’s Factories to Go Dark
The New York Times, September 19, 2022

Dollar’s Rise Spells Trouble for Global Economies
The Wall Street Journal, September 18, 2022

US-UK Relations Enter New Chapter as New PM, King Settle In
The Washington Post, September 17, 2022

Biden Arrives in London for Queen’s Funeral
The Associated Press, September 17, 2022

China-led SCO Bloc Agrees to Expand Trade in National Currencies
Reuters, September 16, 2022

China’s Economy Shows Signs of Recovery as Stimulus Ramps Up
Bloomberg, September 16, 2022

G7 Nations to Take Tougher Line on Trade with China
The Associated Press, September 15, 2022

The World Has a $1 Trillion La Nina Problem
Bloomberg, September 15, 2022

World Bank Warns of Global Recession Next Year if Central Banks Lift Interest Rates Too High
The Wall Street Journal, September 15, 2022

Xi and Putin Meet to Cement Ties Amid War in Ukraine and Hostility Toward U.S.
Los Angeles Times, September 15, 2022

Japan Posts Record Trade Deficit in August as Energy Imports Soar
Reuters, September 14, 2022

Japan Set to Waive Some Visa Requirements in October to Boost Tourism- Nikkei
Reuters, September 14, 2022

Russia’s Economic War Hits Europe’s Factories
The Wall Street Journal, September 14, 2022

South Korea, US Will Step Up Efforts to Resolve Electric-Vehicle Spat
Bloomberg, September 14, 2022

End of COVID Pandemic is ‘In Sight’ -WHO Chief
Reuters, September 14, 2022

‘Worse Than MAGA’ – South Korea Erupts Over Biden’s Trade Policy
VOA, September 14, 2022

Chinese Manufacturers Get Around US Tariffs With Some Help From Mexico
Bloomberg, September 13, 2022

India Stays Wary of US Initiative to Bolster Asia Trade
Bloomberg, September 13, 2022

Germany Drawing Up New China Trade Policy, Vows ‘No More Naivety’
Reuters, September 13, 2022


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