California exports rise for 8th straight month
A California economy looking for slivers of good news continues to find them in the export trade industry. California merchandise exports continued their steady recovery in June, with shipments up nearly 23 percent over June 2009, beating the expectations of some analysts. Sacramento Bee, August 12, 2010
Mexico Adds Tariffs in Trucking Dispute
Mexico plans to impose tariffs on an expanded array of American products, from pork to pistachios, escalating a trade dispute over a U.S. ban on Mexican truckers operating north of the border. Mexico's Economy Ministry said Monday it would add 26 U.S. products to its tariff list while removing 16 others. Wall Street Journal, August 17, 2010
AJR 27 (Torrico; D- Fremont)
Colombia-U.S. Free Trade Agreement
A California Assembly Joint Resolution opposing the U.S. - Colombia FTA, would cast the FTA and Colombia in an unproductive light if it were to pass. Colombia is an important trading partner with California and the United States and also a partner in stopping drug trafficking.
SB 657 (Steinberg; D-Sacramento)
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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