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Tuesday, October 18, 2022

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15th Anniversary Edition – Trade Update

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Fifteen years ago, on October 1, 2007, the
California Council for International Trade (CCIT) merged with the California Chamber of Commerce International Trade Committee to create the CalChamber Council for International Trade, which expands California’s voice on trade.

Please visit the CalChamber’s “History of the CCIT.”

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Susanne Stirling, Vice President, International Affairs
Nikki Ellis, International Affairs Specialist

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Ann Amioka, Vice President, Communications
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CalChamber Companies in the News

After 12 Years at the Helm of Blue Diamond,
Mark Jansen to Step Away from Cooperative

The Sacramento Bee, October 14, 2022

Mark Jansen – Blue Diamond Growers President and CEO – Announces Plans to Step Down Following More than a Decade of Leadership and Remarkable Business Growth
Blue Diamond Growers, October 12, 2022

Pride Industries’ Chief Workforce Inclusion Office, Dr. Jennifer Camota Luebke, Recognized Among Most Influential Filipina Women in the World
Pride Industries, October 17, 2022

Lynda and Stewart Resnick Pledge $50M to UC Davis for Sustainability Research
The Wonderful Company, October 13, 2022

Stellantis Opens Software Hub in India to Support Digital Strategy
Reuters, October 12, 2022

Toyota and Google Cloud Partner to Bring AI-Powered Speech Services to Toyota and Lexus Vehicles
Toyota, October 11, 2022

Trade Policy

From the White House

The Biden-Harris Administration’s
National Security Strategy

White House, October 2022
Fact Sheet

Biden Admin Declares Post-Cold
War Era ‘Definitively Over’

Politico, October 12, 2022

Statement from Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre on the Visit of President Isaac Herzog of Israel
October 17, 2022

Joint Statement: 2022 U.S.-Mexico High-Level Security Dialogue
October 14, 2022
Fact Sheet

FACT SHEET: The Biden-⁠Harris Administration Announces Action Plan to Accelerate Infrastructure
October 13, 2022

From the U.S. Department of Commerce

Readout of Secretary Raimondo’s Meeting with Mexican Finance Secretary Rogelio Ramirez de la O
October 14, 2022

Readout of Secretary Raimondo’s Meeting with EU Commission Executive Vice President Valdis Dombrovskis
October 14, 2022

Readout of Secretary Raimondo’s Meeting with Singapore Senior Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam
October 14, 2022

CHIPS for America Seeks Public Input on Financial Incentives, New Institutes for Semiconductor Manufacturing
October 14, 2022

Readout of Secretary Gina Raimondo’s Meeting with the Advisory Committee on Supply Chain Competitiveness (ACSCC)
October 12, 2022

Readout of Secretary Raimondo’s Meeting with Japan Bank for International Involvement Chairman Tadashi Maeda
October 12, 2022

From the U.S. Trade Representative

USTR Announces Next Steps in Statutory
Four-Year Review of China 301 Tariffs

October 12, 2022

Readout of Ambassador Katherine Tai’s Meeting with WTO Director General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala
October 13, 2022

Readout of Ambassador Katherine Tai’s Meeting with European Commission Executive Vice President Valdis Dombrovskis
October 13, 2022

From the U.S. Department of State

U.S. Department of State Announces Sports Envoy Programs to Strengthen People-to-People Ties Through Sports Diplomacy
October 18, 2022

The U.S. Department of State Celebrates the 10th anniversary of the OneBeat Cultural Exchange Program
October 17, 2022

Interagency U.S. Delegation Travels to Coastal West Africa
October 14, 2022

United States and Laos Hold 10th Comprehensive Bilateral Dialogue
October 14, 2022

Joint Statement on the 2nd Annual U.S.- ROK Democratic Governance Consultations
October 14, 2022

Remarks at the U.S.-Mexico High-Level Security Dialogue
October 13, 2022

Historic Breakthrough on the Israel-Lebanon Maritime Boundary
October 11, 2022

From the International Trade Administration

Commerce Official Celebrates U.S.-Taiwan Trade at Signing Event
October 14, 2022

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

Export-Import Bank Hosts Global Delegations During 2022 Fall IMF-World Bank Week
October 17, 2022

Export-Import Bank of the United States Board of Directors Approves Final Commitment for Aircraft Exports
October 13, 2022

From the World Trade Organization

Work Fast and Work Together, Speakers Urge at Opening of Trade and Environment Week
October 17, 2022

DDG Ellard Discusses Trade Remedy Trends, MC12 Outcomes
October 14, 2022

TBT Symposium on Alleviating Regulatory Bottlenecks in Global Supply Chains
October 14, 2022

Members Seek to Advance Transparency Decision for Non-Preferential Rules of Origin
October 13, 2022

Group on Small Business Discusses Implementation of 2020 Recommendations, future Work
October 12, 2022

WTO, IFC Launch Joint Publication on Trade Finance in West Africa
October 12, 2022

DDG González: “More Cooperation on Digital Will Create Trade Opportunities, Reduce Costs”
October 12, 2022

Trade Agreements

Taiwan’s Exports to CPTPP States Up 23.8% in First Three Quarters
Taipei Times, October 18, 2022

No Consensus Yet on China Joining Regional Trade Pact – Singapore PM
Reuters, October 17, 2022

Wait for India-UK Free Trade Agreement Likely to Extend Until Mid-2023
Business Standard, October 17, 2022

U.S.-India Trade Policy Forum Set for November 8, Modest Outcomes Likely
The Hindu, October 16, 2022

Germany Weighs Reviving EU Trade Talks with US, Magazine Reports
American Journal of Transportation, October 15, 2022

Britain Says Alcohol Trade Barriers Removed in Some Export Markets
Reuters, October 13, 2022

Mexico Trade Negotiator With US Departs Amid Energy Dispute
Bloomberg, October 13, 2022

U.S., EU Agree to Speed Up Steel Talks, Keep Discussing EVs
Reuters, October 13, 2022

S. Korea, Chile Agree to Resume FTA Upgrade Talks This Year
Yonhap News, October 12, 2022

EU Exports Under Free Trade Agreements Surpass €1 Trillion
Modern Diplomacy, October 11, 2022

Chilean Lawmakers Approve Trans-Pacific Partnership
Reuters, October 11, 2022


Beijing Wavers on Biden Meeting as U.S. Ups Trade Pressure
Politico, October 17, 2022

We Can’t Stand Still: The Benefits of Trade Agreements in America
U.S. Chamber, October 13, 2022

Logistics Deal Making Falters as Freight Demand Slows
The Wall Street Journal, October 12, 2022

‘Dubious at Best’: Railroad Workers’ Rejection of New Contracts Revives Strike Fears
Politico, October 12, 2022

What It Would Take to Avoid a Rail Strike This Holiday Season
Time, October 12, 2022

U.S. Sees ‘Decisive Decade’ Ahead in Competition With China, Russia
The Wall Street Journal, October 12, 2022

U.S. Considering Complete Ban on Russian Aluminum
Reuters, October 12, 2022

Biden Faces Allies’ Ire at IRA
The Washington Post, October 11, 2022

US Retailers Looking Past China for Suppliers See Costs Jump 30%
Bloomberg, October 11, 2022


California Transportation Agency Calls
for Projects to Upgrade Port Infrastructure

CalChamber, October 13, 2022

Imports Surge on East, Gulf Coasts as ILWU Contract Talks Drag
The Journal of Commerce, October 14, 2022

More International Articles

Latin America and Caribbean Countries Look Towards India for Trade Diversification, Experts Urge Dialogue
Financial Express, October 17, 2022

Questions and Answers on the EU-ASEAN Comprehensive Air Transport Agreement
European Commission, October 17, 2022

France Plays Bad Cop as Transatlantic Trade Tensions Ramp Up
Politico, October 17, 2022

Xi Jinping’s Ideological Ambition Darkens China’s Economic Prospects
The Wall Street Journal, October 17, 2022

Trade: 6 Things to Know About International Trade This Month
World Economic Forum, October 14, 2022

Mexican Trade Team Reshuffle Feeds Doubt Over U.S. Energy Dispute
Reuters, October 14, 2022

Moscow Threatens to Exit Black Sea Grain Deal
Politico, October 13, 2022

Biden Administration Asked Saudi Arabia to Postpone OPEC Decision By a Month, Saudis Say
CNBC, October 13, 2022

US Chip Moves Offer Opportunities for Allies, Rahm Emanuel Says
Bloomberg, October 12, 2022

African Exports Seen Doubling on Asian Shipments, StanChart Says
Bloomberg, October 12, 2022

China Set to Import Brazilian Corn in Challenge to US Supply
Bloomberg, October 12, 2022

U.S. Suppliers Halt Operations at Top Chinese Memory Chip Maker
The Wall Street Journal, October 12, 2022

Brexit: What is the Northern Ireland Protocol?
BBC, October 10, 2022

EU Urges US to Rethink Tax Breaks in Landmark Green Legislation
Financial Times, October 9, 2022


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