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February 25, 2014

Featured Headlines

Chile-California Council Builds Bridges Between Leading Tech Hubs
Nearshore Americas, February 20, 2014

Event Spotlights Innovation Opportunities for Partnering with Japanese Companies
CalChamber, February 20, 2014

CalChamber Hosts Consul General of South Africa
CalChamber, February 25, 2014

CalChamber Companies in the News

Five businesses that made a mark in Sacramento region in 2013
These businesses include CalChamber Members Sutter Health, Blue Diamond Growers, and RagingWire Data Centers
The Sacramento Bee, February 20, 2014

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Trade Policy

2014 Trade Initiative Background Documents

Export-Import Bank

​Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)

Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)

Trade Promotion Authority (TPA)​

District Export Councils (DECs) contribute leadership and international trade expertise to complement the US Commercial Service’s export promotion efforts. DEC members are appointed by the Secretary of Commerce and for more than 30 years have assisted companies in their local communities export, thus promoting economic growth and creating new and higher-paying jobs.

Roy Paulson of the California Inland Empire DEC is the current Chair of the National District Export Council. He is President of Paulson Manufacturing Corporation​ in Temecula and a member of the CalChamber Council for International Trade.

California District Export Councils:

Northern California DEC
Inland Empire DEC
San Diego DEC
Southern California DEC

From the White House

FACT SHEET: President Obama to Sign Executive Order on Streamlining the Export/Import Process for America’s Businesses

FACT SHEET: Key Deliverables
for the 2014 North American Leaders Summit

From the U.S. Department of Commerce

U.S. Exports Support a Record 11.3 Million Jobs in 2013

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker Visits Silicon Valley
to Highlight Administration Support for Innovation Economy

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker Announces Business Delegation to Join Her Middle East Trade Mission

ITA Helps Business Look South with Market Research
**ITA Blog

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker Attends North American Leaders Summit with President Obama, U.S. Delegation

Opinion Editorial -- Wall Street Journal -- America Is Committed
to Asia

From the U.S. Trade Representative

Ambassador Froman Travels to Singapore
for Trans-Pacific Partnership Ministerial Meetings

Statement by U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman
Following Meetings with EU Commissioner Karel de Gucht

FACT SHEET: Values Driving U.S. Trade Policy

Trade Agreements

Statement of the Ministers and Heads of Delegation for the Trans-Pacific Partnership Countries
USTR, February 25, 2014

US trade rep says TPP key to Congress agreeing to pass TPA
Agweek, February 21, 2014

Europe not ‘giving in’ with US deal: EU trade chief
CNBC, February 21, 2014

North American leaders agree to expand trade into Asia
The Salt Lake Tribune, February 19, 2014

Obama denies Democrats stand in way of free trade agreement
The Washington Times, February 19, 2014


Action Call

Contact your Congressional Representative
in support of
Trade Promotion Authority (TPA)

Bipartisan Congressional
Trade Priorities Act of 2014

H.R. 3830
U.S. House Ways and Means Committee
Chairman Dave Camp (R-MI)

U.S. Senate Finance Committee
Chairman Baucus (D-MT
Ranking Member Hatch (R-UT)


California Congressional Pictorial Roster

California Congressional Committee Assignments

Bill Summary


Trade Benefits America Coalition

Video: USTDA Director Leocadia Zak: Linking U.S. Businesses
with Global Infrastructure Opportunities

Center for Strategic & International Studies, February 3, 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.

February 2014

More International Articles

UC San Diego event looks at Mexico's future
San Diego Union Tribune, February 24, 2014

Compliance becomes hotter issue for U.S. firms in China: report
Reuters, February 24, 2014

Mexico becoming a driving force in auto production
Los Angeles Times, February 24, 2014

German business optimism at highest since mid-2011
The Sacramento Bee, February 24, 2014

N.Korean Trade with China Grows
Chosun Media - China, February 24, 2014

'Three Amigos' agree on 'trusted traveler' program
USA Today, February 19, 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.

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Upcoming Events:

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

KACCLA Annual Gala

3/25/2013 - 3/26/2013
OTC 2014 

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

Consular Corps Luncheon

5/27/2014 - 5/29/2014
IFE 2014

6/19/2014 - 6/21/2014
MIFB Food/Beverage Trade Fair

World Expo: Milan 


California Coalition
for Free Trade

A broad-based group of companies and business organizations working to secure a national free trade agenda.

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Web Links:

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California Congressional Committee Assignments

Federal Government:

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The U.S. House of Representatives

U.S. Department
of Commerce

U.S. Trade Representative 

State Government:


California State Senate

California State Assembly

California Department of Finance

Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development – GO Biz



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