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Tuesday, January 3, 2023

Featured Headlines

Lt. Governor Eleni Kounalakis Redesignated
as the Governor’s Top Trade Representative

CalChamber, January 3, 2023

Governor Newsom Redesignates
Lt. Governor Kounalakis as International
Affairs and Trade Representative

Office of Governor Gavin Newsom, December 30, 2022


2023 California Legislative Calendar

California State Legislative Pictorial Roster

2023 Congressional Calendar

CalChamber Companies in the News

General Dynamics Electric Boat Awarded $5.1 Billion by U.S. Navy for Columbia-Class Submarines
General Dynamics, December 21, 2022

Historic $50 Million Gift to Establish Stewart and Lynda Resnick Sustainability Center for Catalysis at the Technion
The Wonderful Company, December 19, 2022

Investing in Progress: At Walmart International, New Infrastructure Ups the Ante
Walmart, December 15, 2022

CalChamber Member Microsoft and Viasat Announce New Partnership to Deliver Internet Access to Underserved Communities Globally
Microsoft, December 14, 2022

World of Hyatt Adds All-Inclusive Leisure Options in Europe
Hyatt Newsroom, December 14, 2022

Trade Policy

From the White House

U.S.-Africa Leaders’ Summit

Secretary Raimondo Joins President Biden in Announcing $15 Billion in U.S.-Africa Trade Commitments
U.S. Department of Commerce, December 20, 2022

The U.S.-Africa Business Forum Begins New Chapter in U.S.-Africa Commercial Relations
U.S. Department of Commerce, December 16, 2022

U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit: Strengthening Partnerships to Meet Shared Priorities
White House, December 15, 2022

Statement: Special Presidential Representative for U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit Implementation
White House, December 15, 2022

Vision Statement for the U.S.-Africa Partnership
White House, December 15, 2022

Remarks by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo at the U.S.-Africa Business Forum
U.S. Department of Commerce, December 14, 2022

Export-Import Bank of the United States Chair Lewis Signs More Than $1 Billion in Memoranda of Understanding with African Financial Institutions at U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit
Export-Import Bank of the U.S., December 14, 2022

Statement by Ambassador Katherine Tai on the Signing of the Memorandum of Understanding on Cooperation for Trade and Investment Between the United States and the African Continental Free Trade Area
U.S. Trade Representative, December 14, 2022

Biden Aims to Inject New Energy Into U.S. Relations With African Nations
The New York Times, December 14, 2022

Readout of the African Growth and Opportunity Act Ministerial During the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit
U.S. Trade Representative, December 13, 2022

FACT SHEET: U.S.-Africa Partnership in Promoting Peace, Security, and Democratic Governance

FACT SHEET: U.S.- Africa Partnership in Promoting Two-Way Trade and Investment in Africa

Statement by National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan on the Republic of Korea’s Indo-Pacific Strategy
December 27, 2022

A Proclamation To Take Certain Actions Under the African Growth and Opportunity Act and for Other Purposes
December 23, 2022

Remarks by President Biden and President Zelenskyy of Ukraine in Joint Press Conference
December 21, 2022

Readout of President Biden’s meeting with President Guillermo Lasso of Ecuador
December 19, 2022

From the U.S. Department of Commerce

Secretary Raimondo Statement on Fiscal Year 2023 Appropriations
December 29, 2022

Commerce Department’s Minority Business Development Agency Announces Nearly $100 Million to Expand Opportunities for Underserved Entrepreneurs
December 21, 2022

Readout from IPEF Ministerial Meeting hosted by Secretary Raimondo
December 20, 2022

Statement from Secretary Raimondo on the European Commission’s Release of Draft Adequacy Decision Regarding the EU-U.S. Data Privacy Framework
December 14, 2022

Cote d’Ivoire
Democratic Republic of the Congo

From the U.S. Trade Representative

Statement from Ambassador Katherine Tai Following Doug McKalip’s Senate Confirmation Vote
December 22, 2022

Statement from USTR Spokesperson Adam Hodge
December 21, 2022

United States Requests New USMCA Dispute Consultations on Canadian Dairy Tariff-Rate Quota Policies
December 20, 2022

Readout of Ambassador Jayme White’s Meeting with Mexico’s Under Secretary of Economy Alejandro Encinas
December 16, 2022

Joint Statement from Ambassador Tai and Secretary Vilsack after Meeting with Mexican Government Officials
December 16, 2022

USTR Extends Exclusions from China Section 301 Tariffs
December 16, 2022

Joint USTR and Department of Commerce Readout of the First Indo-Pacific Economic Framework Negotiating Round
December 15, 2022

From the U.S. Department of State

Secretary Blinken’s Meeting with Mexican Foreign Secretary Ebrard
December 19, 2022

Announcement of Joe Kennedy III as U.S. Special Envoy to Northern Ireland for Economic Affairs
December 19, 2022

The 17th Meeting of the U.S.-Swiss Joint Economic Commission And Under Secretary Fernandez’s Engagement with the Swiss Delegation
December 17, 2022

From the Bureau of Economic Analysis

U.S. International Investment Position, 3rd Quarter 2022
December 29, 2022

From the International Trade Administration

ITA Publishes New Global Aluminum Trade Monitor to Help U.S. Industry Better Track Markets
January 3, 2023

From the World Trade Organization

Services Trade Activity Likely to Weaken with Slowing Growth in Major Economies
December 22, 2022

WTO Dispute Panel Issues Report Regarding US Origin Marking Requirements
December 21, 2022

DG Okonjo-Iweala: During These Difficult Times, The WTO “Cannot Afford to Stand Aside”
December 20, 2022

Members Consider EU Requests for Dispute Panels Regarding Chinese Trade Measures
December 20, 2022

WTO Members Accept UAE, Cameroon Offers to Host Ministerial Conferences
December 19, 2022

China Initiates WTO Dispute Complaint Targeting US Semiconductor Chip Measures
December 15, 2022

Trade Agreements

U.S. Cuts Off Burkina Faso from Africa Duty-Free Trade Program
Reuters, January 2, 2023

Economic Watch: RCEP, a Catalyst for Recovery, Regional Integration in Asia-Pacific
Xinhua, January 2, 2023

Joining the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework for Prosperity is a Critical Step for Canada
The Globe and Mail, December 30, 2022

UK Government Set to Miss 2022 Target on Global Trade Deals
Financial Times, December 30, 2022

Panama Expects to Review Trade Agreement with the U.S.
Prensa Latina, December 27, 2022

India, Australia Interim Trade Agreement Comes Into Effect Next Week
Hellenic Shipping News, December 27, 2022

Chile Ratifies CPTTP Free Trade Pact
NHK World, December 23, 2022

Costa Rica Seeks Entry to North America Trade Pact
Reuters, December 14, 2022


Biden Admin Bows Slightly to European Pressure in Trade Clash
Politico, December 29, 2022

Biden’s Picks for Some Ambassador Posts Remain Stalled
The Wall Street Journal, December 28, 2022


Southern California Ports Are Losing to East Coast Rivals, Threatening L.A.-Area Jobs
Los Angeles Times, December 16, 2022

More International Articles


‘A Sea Change’: Biden Reverses Decades of Chinese Trade Policy
Politico, January 3, 2023

US Frets About ‘Erosion of Influence’ as China and Ecuador Move Closer to a Free-Trade Deal
South China Morning Post, December 30, 2022

China Increases Trade in Asia as U.S. Pushes Toward Decoupling
The Wall Street Journal, December 28, 2022

US-China Business Cooperation is Prevailing, Despite Tensions Elsewhere
South China Morning Post, December 27, 2022

Chinese Ambassador Says Ukraine Crisis Has Hurt Relations with EU
Reuters, December 23, 2022

Biden’s China Tech Crackdown Leaves Xi With Few Ways to Hit Back
Bloomberg, December 16, 2022

China Shows More Pragmatism—And Less Ideology—on Economy
The Wall Street Journal, December 16, 2022

China Dominates the Rare Earths Market. This U.S. Mine Is Trying to Change That.
Politico, December 14, 2022

Britain’s New Trade Chief Thinks There’s More to Life Than Trade Deals
Politico, January 2, 2023

Global Economy Faces Tougher Year in 2023, IMF’s Georgieva Warns
Reuters, January 1, 2023

South Korea Exports Extend Drop as Risks to Economy Escalate
Bloomberg, December 31, 2022

Uruguay, a Failed Mercosur Summit and China’s Long Shadow
MercoPress, December 30, 2022

EU Welcomes Access to US Subsidy Scheme for Commercial Vehicles
European Commission, December 29, 2022

UAE Set to Host World’s Largest Trade Minister Meeting in 2024
Bloomberg, December 19, 2022

Global Recession Risks Rise as Central Banks Raise Rates
Bloomberg, December 16, 2022

EU Greenlights 15% Corporate Minimum Tax, Advancing Global Deal
The Wall Street Journal, December 15, 2022

Modi Discussed Trade and Security Cooperation in Call With Putin
Bloomberg, December 16, 2022

Blockchain Fails to Gain Traction in the Enterprise
The Wall Street Journal, December 15, 2022



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