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Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Featured Headlines

SelectUSA Report on Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in the United States: Drivers of U.S. Economic Competitiveness
January 2014

America is Open for Investment
U.S. Department of Commerce, January 17, 2014

CA Finance Director: Balanced Budget Builds Rainy Day Fund,
Invests in Education and Infrastructure

CalChamber, January 15, 2014

Governor Brown to deliver state of the state address
on Wednesday, January 22nd

Governor's Office, January 2, 2014

CalChamber Companies in the News

Kaiser Permanente volunteers help build Habitat for Humanity homes in west Modesto to honor MLK Day
Merced Sun Star, January 20, 2014

Toyota Pledges to Top U.S. Push to Double Fuel Economy by 2025
Bloomberg, January 15, 2014

Trade Policy

TTB Publishes Guidance for New 'Consolidated' Wine Export Certificate (U.S. to China)
Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, December 23, 2014

From the World Trade Organization

WTO launches advanced trade policy course
for developing country officials

Public viewing of “US-COOL” dispute hearing set

Azevêdo hails Basel Committee’s decision on trade finance
as “good news” for developing countries

From the White House

Remarks by the President in Nominating
Maria Contreras-Sweet as Administrator
of the SBA

From the U.S. Department of Commerce

Secretary Pritzker Highlights Strong Economic Partnership Between USA and Canada

Joint Statement from Secretaries Pritzker, Vilsack, and Jewell
on the Drought Declaration in California

A New Partner in Implementing Our Innovation Agenda

From the U.S. Trade Representative

The United States and Environmental Protections in the TPP

Trade Agreements

Letter to California Congressional Delegation Regarding the Trade Priorities Act of 2014

The CalChamber supports the 
Bipartisan Congressional
Trade Priorities Act of 2014

 H.R. 3830
U.S. House Ways and Means Committee
Chairman Dave Camp (R-MI)


U.S. Senate Finance Committee
Chairman Baucus (D-MT)
Ranking Member Hatch (R-UT)

Bill Summary


Trade Benefits America Coalition

Free trade: A resolution for the U.S. economy:
Pass Trade Promotion Authority

San Jose Mercury News, January 17, 2014

Free-trade deals such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership help
the United States

The Washington Post, January 16, 2014


Baucus: We Must Act to Bring Home Job-Creating Trade Agreements
Senate Committee on Finance, January 16, 2014

Baucus Statement on the Need to Renew Trade Promotion Authority
Senate Committee on Finance, January 16, 2014


California Drought Concerns Escalate
CalChamber, January 21, 2014

California drought emergency declared by Gov. Jerry Brown
San Jose Mercury News, January 17, 2014

State Small Business Loan Program Receives Additional $27 Million from U.S. Treasury
GO-Biz, January 15, 2014

More International Articles

IMF raises UK economic growth forecast
BBC News, January 21, 2014

Panama rejects proposal in canal cost dispute
Associated Press, January 20, 2014

Chinese tourists to U.S. to rise sharply by 2020, report says
Los Angeles Times, January 20, 2014

Global economy at turning point as growth picks up, World Bank says
Los Angeles Times, January 14, 2014

Good news for border crossers
San Diego Union-Tribune, January 14, 2014



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