February 11, 2014
Solutions for a Strong California
The California Chamber of Commerce
2014 Business Issues and Legislative Guide
is available now at www.calchamber.com/businessissues.
CalChamber Companies in the News
Boeing sees Asia-Pacific fleet nearly tripling over 20 years
Reuters, February 9, 2014
The Home Depot Canada to Hire 6,300 Associates for Spring Season
The Sacramento Bee, February 5, 2014
Generalized System of Preferences - Renewal
GSP has stimulated two-way trade with the US and contributed to the long-term economic development of some developing countries. Companies and associations, including the CalChamber have joined to urge Congress to renew the GSP which expired 7/31/13. See www.renewgsptoday.com.
Recent House letter and recent Senate letter.
From the World Trade Organization
Trade Policy Review: Tonga
Azevêdo urges members to make 2014 the year to implement Bali
and put Doha back on track
From the White House
FACT SHEET: Opportunity For All: Establishing a New
“Made In Rural America” Export and Investment Initiative
The Employment Situation in January
From the U.S. Department of Commerce
U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker Concludes Her First Trade Mission in Mexico
U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker Meets
with Nuevo Leon Governor Rodrigo Medina
Remarks at Mexico-United States Entrepreneurship
and Innovation Council
From the U.S. Trade Representative
Remarks by United States Trade Representative Michael Froman Announcing Enforcement Action with Regard to India
And if you think trade can’t be fun…
See BuzzFeed piece on the
layman’s guide to TTIP –called
"15 Corgis with a Nose for Business."
(Courtesy of Mr. Robin Newmann | Vice Consul, Director for West Coast Politics,
Press & Public Affairs,
British Consulate-General, San Francisco)
EU seeks wider free trade agreement with Egypt
Chicago Tribune, February 10, 2014
Asean+6 set to finalise free-trade pact by 2015
The Nation-Thailand, February 8, 2014
Pacific Alliance to Eliminate Tariffs with New Free Trade Agreement
PanAm Post, February 7, 2014
From Immigration to Trade, Inaction in Congress
Associated Press, February 10, 2014
Baucus Bids Farewell to the Senate
U.S. Senate Committee on Finance, February 6, 2014
More International Articles
State Dinner for Hollande Opening for Business Diplomacy
Bloomberg, February 11, 2014
5 Ways China's Slowdown will Ripple Across Globle
Associated Press, February 11, 2014
Japan's current account woes throw spotlight on economic risks
Reuters, February 10, 2014
Kerry set to make 5th trip to Asia
The Sacramento Bee, February 9, 2014
Senate approves Baucus as ambassador to China
Reuters, February 6, 2014
Euro zone businesses log strongest month in 2-1/2 years in January: PMI
Reuters, February 5, 2014
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2/8/2014 - 2/16/2014
ANZ Business Mission
2/10/2014 - 2/14/2014
Trade Misson to Mexico
Venure Summit West 2014
2/25/2014 - 2/26/2014
III International Black Sea Tourism Forum
NAFTA at Twenty
3/9/2014 - 3/15/2014
Trade & Investment Mission to Morocco
3/11/2014 - 3/14/2014
IFEX 2014 - Jakarta, Indonesia
3/25/2013 - 3/26/2013
4/7/2014 - 4/8/2014
Asia/Pacific Business Outlook Conference
World Trade Week Kickoff Breakfast
5/7/2014 - 5/17/2014
China International Trade Mission & Expo
5/27/2014 - 5/29/2014
6/19/2014 - 6/21/2014
MIFB Food/Beverage Trade Fair
World Expo: Milan
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