February 18, 2014
California Capital Region
Metropolitan Export Plan Survey
In partnership with organizations throughout the California Capital Region – including the CalChamber, the world-renowned Brookings Institution is assisting with the development and execution of a regional export strategy to boost the local economy and jobs.
A less than 10 minute trade survey is intended to help organizations throughout the California Capital Region define Sacramento region’s exporting activity, export-related challenges, and policies to further grow exports and businesses in Northern California.
CalChamber Companies in the News
Hong Kong Disneyland Turns Profit for 2nd Year
Associated Press, February 18, 2014
Blue Diamond grows profits on trees
Western Farm Press, February 13, 2014
A Vision for Mexico’s Future (IBM)
U.S. Department of Commerce, February 13, 2014
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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
Azevêdo’s health-check on global trade: Growth recovering but restrictions on the rise
Help WTO keep up the Bali momentum, Azevêdo asks parliamentarians
From the White House
Background Briefing by Senior Administration Officials to Preview the President's Upcoming Trip to Mexico
Statement by the Press Secretary on the President’s Travel to Asia in April
From the U.S. Department of Commerce
Valentine’s Day “Suites” Support U.S. Exports
U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker Participates in Cybersecurity Framework Launch
From the U.S. Trade Representative
Welcoming Remarks by U.S. Trade Representative Froman at Meetings with EU Trade Commissioner de Gucht on a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership Agreement
Ambassador Froman Meets with Japan’s Minister of State for Economic and Fiscal Policy Akira Amari
Ambassador Sapiro and Colombian Ambassador Villegas review progress in the US-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement
Notorious Markets List Focuses Fight Against Global Piracy and Counterfeiting of American Products
China and Sri Lanka seen concluding free trade pact by end of 2014
Reuters, February 12, 2014
U.S. campaign draws $3.4 billion in tourism spending, study says
LA Times, February 17, 2014
Wyden Statement on Finance Chairmanship
U.S. Senate Committee on Finance, February 14, 2014
California's having a record wine grape harvest
Associated Press, February 16, 2014
California Is Second Largest Tech Exporting State
Tech America, February 11, 2014
More International Articles
Germany Beats Growth Estimates With France Amid Recovery
Bloomberg, February 14, 2014
Japan seen posting record trade deficit in January as import bill soars
Reuters, February 13, 2014
Strong China January trade data sparks cheers, doubts
Reuters, February 12, 2014
Obama Joins Hollande in Vowing New Era of U.S.-French Ties
Bloomberg, February 11, 2014
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The California State Trade and Export Promotion (California STEP) project combines a network of state, federal, private and non-profit trade promotion organizations in California to facilitate export promotion activities, serving targeted industries, to drive exports for small businesses.
Visit CalChamber.com/International for export/import information, trade stats, trade policy, FAQs and more.
Doing Business in Angola
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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