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Tuesday, January 14, 2014

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Federal Bill Extends President's Authority
to Negotiate Free Trade Agreements​

The CalChamber supports the Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities Act of 2014​ (TPA-2014) which was introduced January 9 by U.S. House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-Michigan), U.S. Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-Montana) and Ranking Member Orrin Hatch (R-Utah).

Bill Summary

U.S Trade Representative Trade Promotion Authority Page

Trade Benefits America Coalition

A free-trade bill that could help bolster
the U.S. economy

The Washington Post, January 11, 2014

Federal Bill Extends President’s Authority
to Negotiate Free Trade Agreements

CalChamber, January 10, 2014

California should get on the trade fast track
Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Tulare, featured in the San Francisco Chronicle, January 9, 2014

Congressional Deal Reached
on Obama Trade-Talks Authority

Bloomberg Businessweek, January 9, 2014

Guest: Should Congress give Obama fast-track authority for trade deals? Yes
The Seattle Times, December 29, 2013

CalChamber Companies in the News

California farms lead the way in almond production
Los Angeles Times, January 12, 2014

Volkswagen plans $7bn North America investment
BBC News, January 12, 2014

American Insurance Association Statement
on Trade Promotion Authority Legislation

The Wall Street Journal, January 9, 2014

Trade Policy

Beyond the Border Implementation Report 
Canada's Economic Action Plan
December 2013

From the World Trade Organization

“Bali is just the start” — Azevêdo

From the White House

Weekly Address: Ensuring 2014 is a Year of Action
to Grow the Economy

Statement by the Press Secretary on the Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities Act of 2014

From the U.S. Department of Commerce

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker Announces Business Delegation to Join Her First Trade Mission

U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker Announces
New Manufacturing Council Members

Statement from U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker
on the Introduction of the Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities Act Of 2014

Secretary Pritzker Announces 'Look South" Initiative to Connect U.S. Exporters with Latin American Trade Partners

Trade, Investment, and the Need for Global Fluency in America's Business Communities at the Los Angeles World Affairs Council

Statement from U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker
on International Trade in Goods and Services in November 2013

From the U.S. Trade Representative

Remarks by United States Trade Representative Michael Froman Announcing Compliance Action in China – GOES Dispute

Statement by U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman
on the Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities Act of 2014


US trade deficit narrows to four-year low in November
BBC News, January 7, 2014

Business Groups Back Obama on Trade Amid Historic Debate
Bloomberg, January 6, 2014

Obama to Pick Sen. Max Baucus as Ambassador to China,
Officials Say

Los Angeles Times, December 19, 2013


Governor Brown proposes 2014-15 Budget
Governor's Office, January 9, 2014

CalChamber Issues Statement on Governor Brown's 2014-15 Budget
CalChamber, January 9, 2014

California export trade stayed on a roll in November
The Sacramento Bee, January 9, 2014

California exports jump to pre-recession levels
Los Angeles Times, January 8, 2014

Governor Brown to deliver state of the state address on Wednesday, January 22nd
Governor's Office, January 2, 2014

CalChamber Hosts The Technology Advanced Metropolitan Area Association from Japan
CalChamber, December 23, 2013

CalChamber Elects 2014 Board Officers
CalChamber, December 19, 2013

More International Articles

China Dec. Exports Trail Estimates as Import Gains Accelerate
Bloomberg, January 9, 2014

Mexican economy should be growing 5 percent by 2016 - Videgaray
Reuters, January 9, 2014

The Fruits Of Free Trade: How NAFTA Revamped The American Diet
Capital Public Radio, January 9, 2014

Singapore, Turkey to begin FTA talks
Channel News Asia, January 9, 2014



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