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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Featured Headlines

CalChamber Capitol Report:
California and U.S. Set New Export Record

CalChamber International Video
CalChamber, February 19, 2015

PWA, ILWU Announce West Coast
Waterfront Contract

PWA & ILWU, February 20, 2015

Statement by the Press Secretary on the
West Coast Ports Agreement

White House, February 20, 2015

Amid labor pact celebration, Long Beach,
Los Angeles port officials look to avoid a repeat

Los Angeles Daily News, February 23, 2015

Former radio announcer June-ko Nakagawa receives kunsho
Ms. Nakagawa is the Executive Director of the Japanese Chamber of Commerce of Northern California
Nichi Bei Weekly, February 19, 2015

CalChamber Companies in the News

Enterprise Rent-A-Car expands European operations with Denmark deal
Breaking Travel News, February 20, 2015

Taylor Guitars Stays Close to Home to Find Global Talent
San Diego Business Journal, February 6, 2015

Trade Policy

From the World Trade Organization

Azevêdo urges members to move to “solution-finding mode” in developing work programme to conclude Round

WTO chairpersons for 2015

Azevêdo sees “good progress” in implementation of Bali decisions for LDCs

From the White House

Celebrating Lunar New Year at the White House

The 2015 Economic Report of the President

President Obama: "Writing the Rules for 21st Century Trade"

From the U.S. Department of Commerce

Chamber of Commerce Exec Remains Confident About Middle East Prospects
**ITA Blog

U.S. Ambassadors to Lead Delegations of Investors to 2015 SelectUSA Investment Summit

From the U.S. Trade Representative

Remarks by Ambassador Michael Froman to the National Association of Counties

Statement of Ambassador Michael Punke: Report by the Chairman of the Trade Negotiations Committee

Trade Agreements

German minister warns of European decline if U.S. trade deal fails
Reuters, February 23, 2015

In Malaysia, Ryan Delegation Urges Progress in TPP Negotiations
Committee on Ways and Means, February 18, 2015

Put Pacific trade deal on the fast track
Sacramento Bee, February 17, 2015


Froman makes pitch for trade promotion authority
The Hill, February 23, 2015

Trade Delegation Arrives in Tokyo, Meets with Prime Minister Abe
Committee on Ways and Means, February 20, 2015

US Lawmakers Say Agreement on Trade Promotion Authority Near
Associated Press, February 19, 2015

Pritzker expects fast-track to pass Congress
The Hill, February 19, 2015

Trade Promotion Authority is the Key to a Stronger Economy & a Level Playing Field for American Workers
Trade Benefits America, February 2015


California Should Have Embassy in Washington, Lawmaker Says
Bloomberg, February 23, 2015

California job growth, overall confidence boost economy
San Gabriel Valley Tribune, February 18, 2015

'Made in USA' debate revived at Capitol
UT San Diego, February 16, 2015

Local Universities Expand International Programs to Meet Growing Demand
Mark Ballam oversees the Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) at San Diego State University
San Diego Business Journal, February 6, 2015

More International Articles

German Business Confidence Rises for 4th Straight Month
Associated Press, February 23, 2015

Korea, China expected to initial free trade deal this week
Korea Herald, February 22, 2015

Mexican Economy Expanded at Moderate Pace in 2014
Wall Street Journal, February 20, 2015

Germany Turns Up Pressure on Greece as Cash Crunch Looms
Bloomberg, February 20, 2015

Obama to host Britain's Prince Charles at White House in March
Reuters, February 20, 2015

Sri Lanka to continue with Free Trade Agreement with China
Global Post, February 20, 2015

U.S. Lawmakers Press Japan’s Abe on Free Trade
Wall Street Journal, February 19, 2015

US feed sector weighs up Cuban market potential
Feed Navigator, February 19, 2015



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