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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

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President Obama’s 2015 Trade Policy Agenda

(January 27, 2015) Today USTR Froman testified at:

The Senate Finance Committee hearing
at 10:00 a.m.
USTR Froman Statement

and the House Ways and Means Committee hearing
at 2:00 p.m.
USTR Froman Statement
Chairman Ryan Statement

CalChamber Companies in the News

Toyota plans for $500 million new investment in Turkey
BGN News, January 24, 2015

Ending Poverty Through Trade
This article was written by David Abney, CEO of UPS,
a CalChamber Member
By David Abney, featured in Globe Newswire, January 22, 2015

Trade Policy

From the World Trade Organization

Trade Policy Review: Barbados

Azevêdo launches intensive process to agree Doha work programme

Registration opens for public viewing of oral hearing
in “US-COOL” appeal

Advanced trade policy course begins in Geneva

From the White House

Remarks by President Obama
at U.S.-India Business Council Summit

Remarks by the President in State of the Union Address | January 20, 2015

From the U.S. Department of Commerce

Statement from U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker
on U.S.-India Strategic and Commercial Dialogue

Data Snapshot: How Much Do Small- and Medium-sized Businesses Contribute to U.S. Exports?

2015 Will Be the Biggest Year Yet for International Opportunities
for Regional Economic Development

Commerce Efforts Featured Prominently in President Obama’s State of the Union Address

Swiss Foreign Direct Investment Promotes Jobs
in the United States

Doing Business in Burma – A Webinar Highlighting
Key Opportunities and Challenges

**ITA Blog

From the U.S. Trade Representative

The Obama Administration's Record on Trade Enforcement

United States Takes Final Step Toward
WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement

Remarks by Ambassador Michael Froman
at the U.S. Conference of Mayors

Trade Agreements

Calculating the Risks and Rewards for the
U.S.-EU Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)

Asia Pathways, January 23, 2015

California will be a winner if Congress blesses
a Pacific trade treaty

San Francisco Chronicle, January 22, 2015

Mexico says Pacific free trade deal 'feasible' in mid-March
Reuters, January 22, 2015

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


Republicans tell Obama to get more aggressive on trade
The State, January 23, 2015

United States says trade holdouts can't keep global deals hostage
Reuters, January 22, 2015

Chairman Tiberi Welcomes President's Support for TPA
U.S. House Committee on Ways and Means, January 21, 2015

Obama says U.S., not China, must write trade rules
Reuters, January 21, 2015

The little-noticed role of trade in small business success
By John Murphy, Senior Vice President for International Policy at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, featured in the Hill, January 21, 2015

U.S. Trade and Development Agency 2014 Annual Report
U.S. Trade and Development Agency, January 5, 2015


California Chamber of Commerce,
Former Governors Deukmejian, Wilson,
Schwarzenegger and Charles T. Munger, Jr.,
and Bill Mundell File Amicus Brief in Arizona Redistricting Case

CalChamber, January 26, 2015

3 former California governors
back independent redistricting

Los Angeles Times, January 26, 2015

West Coast longshore workers, employers reach agreement
on chassis issue

San Bernardino County Sun, January 26, 2015

Big ships prompt a wave of upgrades at ports
Orange County Register, January 24, 2015

Ports of L.A. and Long Beach see best year
since before recession

Los Angeles Times, January 22, 2015

More International Articles

Obama ends day of Indian pageantry with $4 billion pledge
Reuters, January 26, 2015

Vietnam, EU conclude last FTA talk round
Saigon Daily, January 25, 2015

Davos Watch: ECB stimulus in focus, WTO deal hopes raised
NewsOK, January 24, 2015

The chicken or the AGOA: US trade policy in Africa
Devez, January 23, 2015

India Clean-Energy Investments Rise 13% to $7.9 Billion
Bloomberg, January 23, 2015

European Markets Rally Day After ECB Move
The Wall Street Journal, January 23, 2015

China, Japan, S Korea Continue Trilateral FTA Talks
Tax News - Hong Kong, January 22, 2015



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