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Tuesday, February 17, 2015

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International Trade Highlighted as Big Priority for Administration, Business Community This Week
CalChamber is asking businesses to send a letter to the California congressional delegation to reiterate support for Trade Promotion Authority, the related Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement, and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership.
CalChamber, February 17, 2015

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CalChamber Trade Priorities Video

CalChamber Urges Congress to Reauthorize Export-Import Bank to Boost Economy
CalChamber, February 11, 2015

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2015 Exporters for Ex-Im Fly-In

CalChamber Companies in the News

McWong Environmental Technology Purchases Major Business Units from Long Beach based Company ULTURA to form Subsidiary APTwater LLC
McWong International, February 16, 2015

Mexico and Wal-Mart launch initiative to improve lives of farmworkers
Los Angeles Times, February 12, 2015

Southwest Airlines ready to partner with Belize
Breaking Belize News, February 11, 2015

Trade Policy

The Open Door of Trade: The Impressive Benefits of America’s Free Trade Agreements
U.S. Chamber of Commerce, February 2015

From the World Trade Organization

Parliamentarians’ involvement “crucial” to WTO work — Azevedo

From the White House

FACT SHEET: Supporting Travel and Tourism to Grow Our Economy by Improving the Arrivals Experience for International Travelers to the US

Readout of the President's Call with President Xi of China

From the U.S. Department of Commerce

Report to the President on America’s National Travel and Tourism Goal

Secretary Pritzker Tours DODOcase and Highlights Successful San Francisco Exporters

Remarks from U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker at the Kauffman Foundation's 2015 State of Entrepreneurship Address

From the U.S. Trade Representative

United States Launches Challenge to Extensive Chinese Export Subsidy Program

Trade Agreements

TPP negotiations entering 'end game'
Farm Futures, February 17, 2015

Don’t believe the anti-TTIP hype – increasing trade is a no-brainer
The Guardian, February 16, 2015

US Ambassador: Europe Would Benefit From Free Trade Agreement
Hungary Today, February 12, 2015


Ryan Delegation Meets with Leaders in Singapore
Committee on Ways and Means, February 16, 2015

Chairman Ryan, to Advance Trade Agenda, Leads Congressional Delegation to Asia
Committee on Ways and Means, February 13, 2015

Maybe the Obama Admin is right about free trade after all
Fortune, February 13, 2015

Economists raise first-quarter U.S. jobs growth forecasts: Philly Fed survey
Reuters, February 13, 2015

Former top U.S. officials urge lifeline for export credit agency
Reuters, February 12, 2015


California has much to lose in port standoff​
Sacramento Bee, February 16, 2015

Top US labor official arrives as West Coast ports back up
Sacramento Bee, February 16, 2015

End the storm at the Los Angeles and Long Beach ports
Mickey Kantor in the Los Angeles Times, February 16, 2015

Port Delays Starting to Damage Businesses
Wall Street Journal, February 17, 2015

The real roots of congestion at California ports
Sacramento Bee, February 14, 2015

West Coast port dispute hurts California citrus growers
San Francisco Chronicle, February 14, 2015

Commerce secretary in SF to push exports — says port shutdown could cost billions
San Francisco Gate, February 13, 2015

West Coast Congress members urge swift longshore labor agreement
Daily News, February 13, 2015

West Coast port delays frustrate growers, businesses
Sacramento Bee, February 12, 2015

California solar industry added 7,500 jobs in a year
Southern California Public Radio, February 13, 2015

More International Articles

Jordan, Mexico resume negotiations on free trade
Jordan News Agency, February 17, 2015

Businesses Call On G-20 Leaders To Ratify WTO TFA
Tax News-Belgium, February 17, 2015

Japan pulls out of recession, but economic growth disappoints
Los Angeles Times, February 16, 2015

Euro zone economy accelerates thanks to German 'thunderbolt'
Reuters, February 13, 2015

Eurasian Economic Union, Vietnam free trade zone deal may be signed in 2015
Public Radio of Armenia, February 11, 2015

Japan, Mongolia ink free trade agreement
Mainichi News-Japan, February 11, 2015



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