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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

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CalChamber signs onto Coalition Letter on TPA

Trade Benefits America Coalition urges passage of bipartisan Trade Promotion Authority (TPA)
Trade Benefits America, January 14, 2015

California Congressional Delegation
Pictorial Roster

California Congressional
Committee Assignments

CalChamber International Trade Priorities Video
January 2015

California Legislative Pictorial Roster

CalChamber Companies in the News

Facebook helped boost global economy by $227bn in 2014
International Business Times, January 20, 2015

Hyatt Regency Saipan partners with trade school’s
culinary arts program

Variety News, January 20, 2015

Trade Policy

From the World Trade Organization

Azevêdo invited to participate in informal meeting
of African ministers

Azevêdo: India’s support “vital” in WTO negotiations this year

From the White House

Get Ready: President Obama's 2015
State of the Union Address

January 20, 2015 9pm ET

Swiss Business and Government Leaders Participate
in White House Investment Mission

From the U.S. Department of Commerce

Statement from U.S. Commerce Secretary Pritzker
on New Commerce Department Regulations Changing
U.S. Export Policy On Cuba

Commerce and White House Ramp-Up Efforts
to Open More Markets to American Goods and Services

From the U.S. Trade Representative

GSP Review of Bangladesh Recognizes Progress,
Urges that More be Done on Worker Safety and Rights

WTO Appellate Body Affirms U.S. Victory
in Trade Enforcement Dispute Against Argentina’s
Import Licensing Restrictions

Trade Agreements

U.S. finally living up to NAFTA
UT San Diego, January 19, 2015

The Window Is Closing on a Trans-Atlantic Trade Deal
The Wall Street Journal, January 19, 2015

Japan TPP negotiator: felt US intends to wrap up talks
in few months

Reuters, January 15, 2015

Is a Major Trade Deal the Way for Obama
to Secure His Legacy?

Foreign Policy, January 14, 2015


SOTU and Trade: What to Listen for
US House Committee on Ways and Means, January 20, 2015

President, Republicans Aim to Forge Trade Deals
The Wall Street Journal, January 19, 2015

TPA: Empowering Congress to Set America's Trade Agenda
US House Committee on Ways and Means, January 15, 2015

Wyden: WTO Decision on Argentina Validates Strong Trade Enforcement
US Senate Committee on Finance, January 15, 2015

Trade Promotion Authority Is not an Executive Power Grab
Cato Institute, January 13, 2015

Job openings jump to 14-year high; sign of strong hiring
Associated Press, January 13, 2015


Trade groups urge longshore workers,
bosses to resolve issues at ports
of Long Beach, Los Angeles

The California Chamber of Commerce was among the dozens of trade associations that signed Friday’s letter.
Press-Telegram, January 16, 2015

Port of Oakland reached all-time high in cargo volume 2014
Associated Press, January 13, 2015

Shipping companies at ports of Long Beach,
Los Angeles stop crews from unloading at night

City News Service, January 13, 2015

State Finance Director Provides Analysis
of Governor’s 2015-16 Budget
for CalChamber Members

CalChamber, January 15, 2015

Jerry Brown’s California Overtakes Russia, Italy and Brazil in Economic Might
Bloomberg, January 15, 2015

More International Articles

First Gate Installed in Pacific New Locks
for Panama Canal Expansion Project

American Journal of Transportation, January 19, 2015

European Car Registrations Rise
The Wall Street Journal, January 16, 2015

Norway, East Africa in talks for free trade agreement
Shanghai Daily, January 15, 2015

US-Cuba travel and trade: New rules start on Friday
BBC News, January 15, 2015

Forget Emerging Markets. Hot Topic at Davos 2015
Is the U.S.

Bloomberg, January 15, 2015

Mexican consulates begin issuing copies
of birth certificates

Los Angeles Times, January 15, 2015

As eurozone eyes new stimulus plan,
some question its merits

Associated Press, January 14, 2015



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