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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

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State of the Union 2014
January 28, 2014 - 9PM ET/6PM PST


Governor Brown Delivers
2014 State of the State Address

Governor's Office, January 22, 2014

Remarks at the Launch of the 100,000 Strong
in the Americas Partnership​​

"... The United States will work with partners in this region, including the private sector, to increase the number of U.S. students studying in Latin America to 100,000, and the number of Latin American students studying in the United States to 100,000."
- President Barack Obama
Fact Sheet
US Department of State, January 17, 2014

Ties That Bind, 2014 Edition:
The San Francisco Bay Area's Economic Links to Greater China​

In this new edition of Ties That Bind, the Economic Institute once again highlights for businesses and policymakers the key market dynamics, deals, firms and innovators that form the close and lasting economic bond between the San Francisco Bay Area and China.
Executive Summary
Bay Area Council Economic Institute
January 2014​

CalChamber Companies in the News

Bank of America, Bono to partner on Super Bowl Sunday to fight AIDS
Charlotte Observer, January 24, 2014

Southwest Airlines Motivates Its Employees With A Purpose Bigger Than A Paycheck
Forbes, January 21, 2014

Trade Policy

From the World Trade Organization

Azevêdo calls Bali “a leap forward in favour of developing countries”

Panels established in disputes of Korea and Mexico with the US

From the White House

Statement by the Press Secretary Announcing
the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit

From the U.S. Department of Commerce

Secretary Pritzker Takes “Open For Business Agenda”
to World Economic Forum

Commerce Partnership to Benefit Minority-Owned Exporters
**ITA Blog

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker
Announces Energy Business Development Mission to West Africa

From the U.S. Trade Representative

In Case You Missed It: ‘A New Path on Trade Deals’,
Editorial by L.A. Times

Opening Remarks by U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman
at the WTO Mini-Ministerial

Remarks by United States Trade Representative Michael Froman Announcing New Talks Towards Increased Trade
in Environmental Goods

Deputy U.S. Trade Representative Miriam Sapiro Stepping Down
from USTR

Trade Agreements

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

Japan, U.S. agree to continue cooperation for sealing TPP
Global Post, January 27, 2014


Baucus Statement on His Nomination to be Ambassador
to the People's Republic of China

U.S. Senate Committee on Finance, January 28, 2014

White House to release fiscal 2015 budget on March 4
Reuters, January 23, 2014

More International Articles

Peru gets more ocean, Chile keeps fishing grounds
Associated Press, January 27, 2014

Major trade powers pledge free trade in green goods
Reuters, January 24, 2014

U.S. sees hurdles to China joining Pacific trade pact
Reuters, January 24, 2014

12 new free-trade zones to follow in Shanghai's footsteps
South China Morning Post-China, January 23, 2014

Pacific trade partners in end-game of trade talks: U.S. official
Reuters, January 23, 2014

U.S.-Brazil cotton dispute might ignite all-out trade war
The Sacramento Bee, January 23, 2014

EU suspends part of free trade talks with US, January 21, 2014

Best Countries for Business 2014
Bloomberg Rankings, January 21, 2014



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Venure Summit West 2014

2/25/2014 - 2/26/2014
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3/11/2014 - 3/14/2014
IFEX 2014 - Jakarta, Indonesia

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World Trade Week Kickoff Breakfast

5/7/2014 - 5/17/2014
China International Trade Mission & Expo

5/27/2014 - 5/29/2014
IFE 2014

6/19/2014 - 6/21/2014
MIFB Food/Beverage Trade Fair

World Expo: Milan 


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