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Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Featured Headlines

CalChamber 2015 Issues Guide
Available on Website

CalChamber, February 9, 2015

Capitol Report: CalChamber Voices Support
for Transatlantic Partnership Agreement

Capitol Report
CalChamber, February 4, 2015

California U.S. Senators Send Letter
Urging Resolution to Port Dispute

CalChamber, February 10, 2015

CalChamber Urges Congress to Reauthorize Export-Import Bank to Boost Economy
CalChamber Alert, February 6, 2015

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2015 Exporters for Ex-Im Fly-In

CalChamber Companies in the News

Nissan reports 23.6% rise in net income to $3.2 billion
for first nine months of FY2014

Nissan News, February 9, 2015

Blue Diamond Growers launches UK snack range
Just Food, February 9, 2015

Trade Policy

2014 Trade Statistics are available through
the International Trade Administration's

"Trade Stats Express."

In 2014, California exported $174.1 billion to 229 foreign economies. California's top export markets continue to be
Mexico, Canada, China, Japan and South Korea

Export Totals from California (In $ U.S. millions)
Export Totals from California
Source: US Department of Commerce

From the World Trade Organization

Trade Policy Review: Brunei Darussalam

Members move to enact Bali decision on LDC services waiver

From the White House

Readout of the Vice President’s Meetings in Brussels

Made in America: What You Might Not Know
About American Exports

From the U.S. Department of Commerce

Op-Ed -- CNN -- Made in America Makes a Comeback

BEA Constantly Innovates to Produce New Statistics Measuring
the U.S. Economy

U.S. Exports Hit New Annual Record, Reaching $2.35 Trillion
in 2014

African Ambassadors Make the Case for U.S. Companies
to Do Business in Africa

**ITA Blog

Trade Agreements

Germany's Merkel says wants European trade agreement
with U.S
Reuters, February 9, 2015

TTIP's Strategic Challenge
Original article (French)
English Translation
By Peter S. Rashish,Transnational Strategy Group, February 4, 2015


More calls for Trade Promotion Authority as TPP agreement nears
Farm Futures, February 6, 2015

Trade, power and opportunity
Washington Post, February 6, 2015

Chairman Ryan Remarks: The Rule of Law
and the Global Economy - Trade Agenda

Committee on Ways and Means, February 5, 2015


Trade missions are absolutely the mayor’s business
San Francisco Chroncile, February 7, 2015

Labor dispute brewing at ports
along the West Coast

FOX News Video, February 9, 2015

West Coast port operations resume,
more labor talks scheduled
Reuters, February 9, 2015

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy wants federal mediation of port dispute
KPCC, February 6, 2015

California exports hit all-time high in 2014,
but port slowdowns hinder shippers

The Sacramento Bee, February 5, 2015

Port slowdown creating 'devastating' impact
on agriculture, logistics

Sacramento Business Journal, February 5, 2015

More International Articles

G20 plan for investment targets runs into stiff opposition
Reuters, February 9, 2015

Interview: US-China cooperation stronger than ever before:
fmr ambassador

Xinhuan News, February 8, 2015

China's imports slump, capping dismal Jan trade performance
Reuters, February 8, 2015

Switzerland Seeks to Boost Economic Cooperation
with Morocco: Swiss minister

Morocco World News, February 7, 2015

Current EU Law Articles
These 6 articles were printed in the Danish daily newspaper Jyllands-Posten, and have been translated into English.
By Attorney Hans Sønderby Christensen (H), HjulmandKaptain, and Attorney Patrick Goergen, Etude Goergen, February 6, 2015

Growing at fastest rate in 6 months, survey finds eurozone started 2015 stronger than thought
Associated Press, February 4, 2015

EU urged to move fast to ratify FTA with S'pore
The Straits Times, February 4, 2015



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