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Tuesday, January 13, 2015

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Terrorism Risk Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2015
Signed on January 12, 2015 by President Obama

Obama signs terrorism risk insurance bill into law
Reuters, January 12, 2015

CalChamber Position: Support

California Congressional
Delegation Pictorial Roster

California Congressional
Delegation Contact Roster

The California Institute, January 2015

CalChamber International Trade Priorities Video
January 2015

California Legislative Pictorial Roster

CalChamber Companies in the News

Deloitte Middle East responds to increased demand for financial advisory services
Deloitte Middle East, January 12, 2015

Ford’s Europe sales rise 7.3 percent in 2014
The Detroit News, January 9, 2015

Trade Policy

From the White House

Get Ready: President Obama's 2015 State of the Union Address
January 20, 2015 9pm ET

The Employment Situation in December

Remarks by President Obama and President Peña Nieto after Bilateral Meeting

From the U.S. Department of Commerce

Statement from U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker on December Jobs Numbers

How trade stats can help US businesses expand abroad

2015 SelectUSA Investment Summit is Now Open for Business

2015 Promises More Data from BEA on Foreign Investment in the United States

From the U.S. Trade Representative

FACT SHEET: Transparency and the Obama Trade Agenda

Trade Agreements

North American Free Trade Agreement

"[January 9, 2015] The U.S. Department of Transportation announced today that Mexican motor carriers will soon be able to apply for authority to conduct long-haul, cross-border trucking services in the United States, increasing economic and export opportunities between the two countries, and marking a significant milestone in implementation of the North American Free Trade Agreement."

United States to Expand Trade Opportunities with Mexico through Safe Cross-Border Trucking
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, January 9, 2015

Federal Register Notice: Acceptance of Applications for Mexican-Domiciled Long-Haul Operations
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, January 9, 2015

Food issues will not block EU-U.S. trade deal: German minister
Reuters, January 12, 2015

EU publishes confidential papers to defend U.S. trade deal
Reuters, January 7, 2015

Special Report: Potential Impacts of
the Trans-Pacific Partnership

The California Institute for Federal Policy Research,
January 2015

Trans-Pacific Partnership:
Summary of U.S. Objectives

U.S. Trade Representative


U.S. Retakes Helm of Global Economy
Bloomberg, January 11, 2015

Hatch Statement on Selection as Chairman of Senate Finance Committee
U.S. Senate Committee on Finance, January 8, 2015

Obama-GOP alliance on trade raises hopes for new agreements
Associated Press, January 8, 2015

U.S. free trade critics, supporters kick off battle for public opinion
Reuters, January 8, 2015

Voting ‘Yes’ on Trade Is Hard for Democrats—but Necessary
Wall Street Journal, January 6, 2015


Governor Brown Proposes 2015-16 State Budget
Governor's Office, January 9, 2015

Imports expected to rise as West Coast port issues continue
American Journal of Transportation, January 9, 2015

AAPA encouraged that PMA, ILWU have requested Federal mediation in contract talks
American Journal of Transportation, January 6, 2015

Federal mediator to help resolve West Coast port contract dispute
Los Angeles Times, January 6, 2015

More International Articles

China December trade more robust than expected, but concerns linger
Reuters, January 13, 2015

Japan Plans Record Budget to Help Economy Struck by Recession
Bloomberg, January 12, 2015

OECD indicator signals stable growth; Germany flagging
Reuters, January 12, 2015

Vietnam-RoK trade directs to $70bil.
Vietnam Net, January 11, 2015

Kerry urges rapid growth in U.S.-India trade, commercial ties
Associated Press, January 11, 2015

California farmers see potential in trade with Cuba
Fresno Bee, January 10, 2015

U.S. Oil Export Ban Poised to Loosen With Mexico Request
Bloomberg, January 8, 2015

Joint U.S.-Mexico Statement on the U.S.-Mexico Bilateral Forum on Higher Education, Innovation, and Research: Connecting Tomorrow's Leaders Today
Office of the Spokesperson, U.S. State Department, January 6, 2015

US-Mexico economic talks are key to cross-border prosperity
U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker featured in CNBC, January 6, 2015



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