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Tuesday, December 13, 2022

Next CITU will be on Tuesday, January 3, 2023.

Featured Headlines

Boom Time for India Promises Benefits for Relations/Trade with U.S., California
CalChamber, December 13, 2022

Sponsors and speakers at CalChamber international breakfast on U.S./California-India relations.


CalChamber Welcomes British Trade Minister to Quarterly Dinner with Other International Representatives
CalChamber, December 13, 2022

Britain Eyes Trade Agreements with California, Utah
Reuters, December 9, 2022

CalChamber Companies in the News

BofA to Offer Free Financial Counseling in 17 U.S. Markets Through Operation HOPE, Helping Americans Improve Financial Health During a Challenging Time
Bank of America, December 13, 2022

United Airlines Unveils Historic Order to Purchase Up To 200 New Boeing Widebody Planes
United Mediaroom, December 13, 2022

CalChamber Board Member Company East West Bank and Centre Merchant Finance Named 2022 Lenders of the Year at Export-Import Bank of the United States Annual Conference
Export-Import Bank of the U.S., December 13, 2022

Blue Diamond Growers Board of Directors Selects Kai Bockmann as Next Chief Executive Officer
Blue Diamond Gowers, December 12, 2022

The Wonderful Company Announces More Than $1 Million in Community Grants to Central Valley Nonprofits and Schools
The Wonderful Company, November 30, 2022

Trade Policy

From the White House

Statement from President Joe Biden on Bicentennial of United States-Mexico Bilateral Relations
December 12, 2022

U.S.-EU Joint Statement of the Trade and Technology Council
December 5, 2022
Fact Sheet

Remarks by President Biden and President Macron of France at State Dinner
December 2, 2022

Joint Statement Following the Meeting Between President Biden and President Macron
December 1, 2022

From the U.S. Department of Commerce

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo and European Commission Executive Vice-President Margrethe Vestager Announce U.S.-EU Trade and Technology Council Talent for Growth Task Force
December 5, 2022

Africa-U.S.: Commercial Ties will Shape the Partnership in the 21st Century
December 2, 2022

Department of Commerce Issues Preliminary Determination of Circumvention Inquiries of Solar Cells and Modules Produced in China
December 2, 2022

Remarks by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo on the U.S. Competitiveness and the China Challenge
November 30, 2022


From the U.S. Trade Representative

Request for Comments in Four-Year Review of Actions Taken in the Section 301
Comments open on November 15, 2022.

Protocol Amending the Beef Safeguard Provisions of the U.S.-Japan Trade Agreement to Enter into Force on January 1, 2023
December 9, 2022

United States and Bangladesh Convene 6th Meeting of the U.S.-Bangladesh Trade and Investment Cooperation Forum Agreement Council
December 6, 2022

Joint Statement on the Third Meeting of the United States – Argentina Council on Trade and Investment
December 6, 2022

U.S. to Support Extension of Deadline on WTO TRIPS Ministerial Decision; Requests USITC Investigation to Provide More Data on COVID-19 Diagnostics and Therapeutics
December 6, 2022

United States and Panama Hold the Third Meeting of the Environmental Affairs Council under the United States-Panama Trade Promotion Agreement
December 5, 2022

USTR, Department of Labor, European Commission Host Inaugural Principals’ Meeting of the U.S.-EU Trade and Labor Dialogue with Union, Business Leaders
December 5, 2022

United States and Peru Hold Meetings of the Environmental Affairs Council and the Sub-Committee on Forest Sector Governance under the United States-Peru Trade Promotion Agreement
December 2, 2022

USTR, Department of Commerce, Small Business Administration and UK Government Convene the 6th United States-United Kingdom Small- and Medium-Sized Enterprise Dialogue in Edinburgh
November 30, 2022

Canada – Labor Minister
Canada – International Trade Minister

From the U.S. Department of State

200th Anniversary of U.S.-Mexico Bilateral Relations
December 12, 2022

APEC Informal Senior Officials’ Meeting Previews U.S. APEC Host Year
December 10, 2022

Joint Statement on Australia-U.S. Ministerial Consultations (AUSMIN) 2022
December 6, 2022

Joint Statement on the United States-Kazakhstan Enhanced Strategic Partnership Dialogue
December 6, 2022

United States to Co-Host the Fifth Indo-Pacific Business Forum
November 30, 2022

From the Bureau of Economic Analysis

U.S. International Trade in Goods and Services, October 2022
December 6, 2022

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

Export-Import Bank of the United States to Host 2022 Annual Conference on Tuesday, December 13 in Washington, D.C.
December 7, 2022

From the International Trade Administration

United States and United Arab Emirates Intent to Deepen Collaboration in the Digital Economy
November 30, 2022

From the World Trade Organization

Report Shows Increase in Trade Restrictions Amidst Economic Uncertainty, Multiple Crises
December 6, 2022

China Tries to Push Back on US Chip Sanctions With WTO Case
Bloomberg, December 12, 2022

WTO Launches New E-Learning Platform
December 12, 2022

WTO Circulates Dispute Panel Reports Regarding US Measures on Steel and Aluminium Products
December 9, 2022

EU Takes China to WTO Over Lithuania Trade Dispute
The Associated Press, December 7, 2022

E-Commerce Negotiators Vow to Intensify Work in Coming Year
December 1, 2022

Members Put Trade Facilitation Support in Sharper Focus, Aim to Close Gaps in Next 2 Years
December 1, 2022

WTO Issues 2022 Edition of Flagship Statistical Publication
November 30, 2022

Trade Agreements

Indonesia-South Korea Free Trade Agreement to Take Effect
ASEAN Briefing, December 13, 2022

Bipartisan Duo Propose Plan for TPP Reentry
Politico, December 12, 2022

US-Africa Set to Iron Out Duty-Free Trade Pact Future at Summit
Bloomberg, December 11, 2022

UAE, Israel Ratify Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement
Reuters, December 11, 2022

Negotiations Kick Off for U.S.-Led Indo-Pacific Economic Framework
The Japan Times, December 10, 2022

EU Ties Trade Bow with Chile — to Carmakers’ Delight
Politico, December 9, 2022

Britain Begins Preparations for S.Korea Trade Talks
Reuters, December 8, 2022

Mexico, Canada Win Trade Panel’s Nod Over US on Car-Content Rules
Bloomberg, December 8, 2022

Mexico’s AMLO to Host Biden, Trudeau for Summit in January
Bloomberg, December 7, 2022

Tensions Over Trade Deals Exposed at Mercosur Summit
The Associated Press, December 7, 2022

U.S., Europe Need a Grand Bargain on Semiconductors and Electric Vehicles to Counter China
The Wall Street Journal, December 7, 2022

Argentina Urges EU to Renegotiate South American Trade Pact – FT
Reuters, December 7, 2022

Israel and Bahrain Expected to Close Free Trade Agreement
Haaretz, December 6, 2022

Israel Dispatches Large Trade Delegation to Turkey as Ties Warm
Bloomberg, December 5, 2022

Ukraine Strikes Digital Trade Agreement with Britain
Reuters, November 29, 2022


Biden Is Bringing Africa’s Leaders to Washington, Hoping to Impress
The New York Times, December 12, 2022

In U.S. Bid to Blunt China’s Pacific Sway, Postal Service Has a Say
The Wall Street Journal, December 12, 2022

Is the U.S. Moving On From Free Trade? Industrial Policy Comes Full Circle
The Wall Street Journal, December 11, 2022

Biden Cements Trump-Era Steel, Aluminum Tariffs in WTO Snub
Bloomberg, December 10, 2022

Trade and Logistics Data Point to Broader Economic Cooling
Bloomberg, December 7, 2022

As Supply Chains Unclog, Consumers Enjoy (Tentative) Relief
The Associated Press, December 7, 2022

U.S. Trade Deficit Widened in October on Lower Energy Exports
The Wall Street Journal, December 6, 2022

U.S. and Europe Gird for Trade Spat Over Washington’s Push for Domestic Investment
The Wall Street Journal, December 4, 2022

Threat of Rail Strike Reveals Persistent Supply-Chain Risks to U.S. Economy
The Wall Street Journal, December 3, 2022

Congress Votes to Avert Rail Strike Amid Dire Warnings
The Associated Press, December 1, 2022

Biden and Macron Hold Talks on Ukraine, Climate, China
The Associated Press, December 1, 2022

Manufacturing in US Contracts for First Time Since May 2020
Bloomberg, December 1, 2022


California Long Ruled U.S. Shipping. Importers Are Drifting East.
The Wall Street Journal, December 10, 2022

The Busiest Port in America is No Longer on the West Coast
Los Angeles Daily News, December 9, 2022

A Fix for Wobbly Supply Chains? Ambitious $30B California Inland Port Imagines a New Way to Move Stuff
The Business Journal, December 1, 2022

More International Articles


The Dangerous Downward Spiral of U.S.-China Relations
The Wall Street Journal, December 12, 2022

China Is the Wild Card for Global Inflation in 2023
Bloomberg, December 7, 2022

China Scraps Most Covid Testing, Quarantine Requirements in Policy Pivot
The Wall Street Journal, December 7, 2022

Freight Rates from China to West Coast Down 90% as Global Trade Falls Off Fast
CNBC, December 7, 2022

China’s Trade Suffers Worst Slump in 2-1/2 Yrs as COVID Woes, Feeble Demand Take Toll
Reuters, December 6, 2022

China’s Top Air Cargo Carrier Links With Freightos as Bookings Jump Online
Bloomberg, December 5, 2022

Japan to Join US Effort to Tighten Chip Exports to China
Bloomberg, December 12, 2022

G-7 Nations to Open Climate Club to Avoid Green Trade Wars
Bloomberg, December 12, 2022

Global Inflation Peaks Near Double-Digits, But Remains a Problem
Bloomberg, December 1, 2022





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