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Disaster in Chile The California Chamber of Commerce wishes to express its deepest sympathy to our partners in Chile during this difficult and terrible time. With the strength of their democracy, we are assured that Chile will confront this disaster with determination and rebuild to be even stronger.
The 2010 Trade Policy Agenda and 2009 Annual Report of the President of the United States on the Trade Agreements Program are submitted to the Congress pursuant to Section 163 of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended (19 U.S.C. 2213). The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) is responsible for the preparation of this report, which was written by USTR staff. March 2010
Federal Travel Promotion Act On February 25, 2010 the US Senate passed the "Travel Promotion Act," which will help increase overseas travel to the U.S. by creating a private-public partnership, to communicate changes to domestic travel policies and to promote the U.S. as a travel destination abroad.
See US Chamber 2.25.2010 press release applauding the Senate passage.
See link - Section 9 on page 8 - Travel Promotion Act of 2009 establishing The Corporation for Travel Promotion as a nonprofit organization.
See link - Section 202 and 203 on page16 - Office of Travel Promotion established in the US Department of Commerce.
SB 657 (Steinberg; D-Sacramento) Human Trafficking Mandates that every retail seller and manufacturer doing business in this state develop, maintain, and implement a policy addressing the eradication of slavery and human trafficking from their supply chain. The bill inappropriately makes California employers responsible for the actions of businesses with which they have no contractual relationship, are located in other countries, and could be engaged in activities that may best be handled on a diplomatic level.
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