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Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Featured Headlines

CalChamber to Outline International Trade Priorities for California Congressional Delegation
CalChamber, January 5, 2015

California Congressional
Delegation Pictorial Roster

CalChamber International Trade Priorities Video
January 2015

California-China Trade and Investment Office Hires Ken Petrilla as New Executive Director
GO-Biz, December 17, 2013

CalChamber Companies in the News

Hyatt Officially Opens Third All-Inclusive Resort in Mexico
Caribjournal, December 29, 2014

Trade Policy

From the World Trade Organization

Azevêdo: WTO celebrates 20 years of helping the global economy grow

From the White House

FACT SHEET: U.S.–Mexico High Level Economic Dialogue

Statement by the President on Cuba Policy Changes

From the U.S. Trade Representative

U.S.-China Joint Fact Sheet on the 25th U.S.-China Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade

2014 Report to Congress on China's WTO Compliance

2014 Year in Review: USTR’s Work to Advance President Obama’s Historic Trade Agenda and Unlock Economic Opportunity for Americans

Trade Agreements

Two sweeping trade compacts are urgently needed
UT San Diego, January 4, 2015

Trade's big breakout: Could 2015 be the year of trillion-dollar deals?
Politico, January 2, 2015

Trade deals mark positive shift for U.S.
UT San Diego, January 1, 2015

A Free Trade New Year's Resolution For Congress and the White House
Forbes, December 31, 2014

A Trade Opportunity for Obama and the New Congress
Wall Street Journal op-ed by Charles Boustany and Robert B. Zoellick, December 28, 2014


Strong Dollar Makes World Travel Cheaper for Americans
Associated Press, January 5, 2015

Robust economic growth in third quarter raises hopes that a boom is on horizon
Washington Post, December 23, 2014

Wyden Statement on Policy Changes to Open Relations with Cuba
U.S. Senate Committe on Finance, December 17, 2014


Governor Brown Sworn In, Delivers Inaugural Address
Governor's Office, January 5, 2015

California Legislative Pictorial Roster

CalChamber Elects 2015 Board Officers
CalChamber, December 17, 2014

Federal Mediator to Help West Coast Ports Contract Dispute
Associated Press, January 6, 2015

Nasty West Coast port dispute needs mediator: Editorial
Press Telegram, January 4, 2015

PMA Calls on ILWU Leaders to Stop Withholding Skilled Workers; Union's Action is Causing Terminal Congestion to Reach Breaking Point
Pacific Maritime Association, January 2, 2015

Fact Sheet on ILWU Slowdowns at Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach
Pacific Maritime Association, January 2, 2015

New signs of labor strife at Southern California ports
Press Telegram, January 2, 2015

The Hollywood star hit by LA's port problem
CNBC, December 30, 2014

California Freight Mobility Plan (CFMP)
California Department of Transportation, December 2014

L.A. tourism expected to set its fourth record in as many years
Los Angeles Times, January 5, 2015

California saw ‘striking’ job gains in November
Sacramento Bee, December 19, 2014

More International Articles

Global economy should be on the up in 2015
BBC News - UK, January 1, 2015

China to begin free trade negotiations with Israel in 2015
Haaretz, December 31, 2014

Japan $29 billion stimulus seeks quick boost for regional economies: draft
Reuters, December 24, 2014

Trichet Sees G-7 Opportunity for Currency Accord
Bloomberg, December 24, 2014

Nicaragua announces start of China-led canal to rival Panama
Reuters, December 22, 2014

Kerry, Pritzker, Lew: President Obama’s new Cuba policy looks forward, not back
By John Kerry, Penny Pritzker, and Jacob Lew, U.S. State Department, December 22, 2014

US agriculture has big appetite for Cuba trade
Associated Press, December 19, 2014

Cuba, California could prove to be powerful partners
San Francisco Chronicle, December 17, 2014



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