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Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Featured Headlines

Port Slowdown Highlights Need for Passage of Trade Promotion Authority
CalChamber, March 3, 2015

Rally on Capitol Hill in Support of Ex-Im Bank
CalChamber, February 26, 2015

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CalChamber Companies in the News

Accenture to Acquire Brazil-Based Analytics Company, Gapso
Supply Chain, February 27, 2015

FedEx Trade Networks Strengthens Latin American Trade Lane Services with Enhanced Shipping Options to Meet Customer Demand
Digital Journal, February 3, 2015

Trade Policy

Generalized System of Preferences / GSP Renewal

The CalChamber is among 628 American organizations that sent a letter to congressional trade leadership, urging retroactive renewal of the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) program.

GSP Coalitiion Letter

CalChamber Capitol Report: California, U.S. Set New Export Record
CalChamber Alert, February 27, 2015

From the World Trade Organization

Members continue to be divided on “rules” role in post-Bali work programme

From the White House

Second Estimate of GDP for the Fourth Quarter of 2014

FACT SHEET: White House Highlights Record U.S. Exports, Announces New Actions to Help More Rural Businesses Export

From the U.S. Department of Commerce

General Counsel Welsh Promotes Commercial Law Development in Bahrain, Saudi Arabia

U.S. Deputy Commerce Secretary Andrews Highlights Agency Activities on U.S.-East Africa Engagement

Written Testimony by Secretary Penny Pritzker on the U.S. Department of Commerce Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Request

Secretary Pritzker Speaks at the United States Travel and Tourism Advisory Board Meeting about the Administration’s Travel and Tourism Agenda

From the U.S. Trade Representative

Remarks by Ambassador Michael Froman at the Signing of the U.S.-EAC Cooperation Agreement

FACT SHEET: The United States - East African Community Cooperation Agreement

Trade Agreements

U.S. business leader envisions TPP deal before June
Japan Times, February 28, 2015


Congress’s Critical Role on Trade
New York Times, March 2, 2015

Trade Pacts Will Strengthen Our National Security
Committee on Ways and Means, February 27, 2015

Former Agriculture Secretaries Support Trade Promotion Authority
Committee on Ways and Means, February 27, 2015

More Trade Will Help American Farmers and Ranchers Thrive
Committee on Ways and Means, February 26, 2015

U.S. wine exports in 2014 second highest on record
Los Angeles Times, February 25, 2015

Senators work on bipartisan U.S. Export-Import Bank survival plan
Reuters, February 25, 2015


West Coast Port Operations Pick Up Speed Pending Ratification of New Contract
CalChamber Alert, February 27, 2015

California: Expanding Exports and Supporting Jobs through Trade Agreements
US Department of Commerce, February 26, 2015

Loretta Sanchez's bill wants John Wayne Airport to be 'port of entry' to attract international travel
OC Register, February 26, 2015

Port labor deal may be too late for California citrus, almond growers
Los Angeles Times, February 24, 2015

LAEDC 2015-2016 Economic Forecast published
LAEDC, February 18, 2015

More International Articles

Canada Quarterly GDP Growth Exceeds Forecasts
Bloomberg, March 3, 2015

Cuba signals readiness to fast-track U.S. diplomatic ties
Reuters, March 2, 2015

NZ, China Hold Talks To Upgrade Free Trade Pact
Tax News, March 2, 2015

China parliament to juggle reform drive and slower growth
Reuters, March 2, 2015

Greece runs out of funding options despite euro zone reprieve
Reuters, February 27, 2015

Brazil’s Government Limits Spending Through April
Wall Street Journal, February 27, 2015

India Says Economic Growth Could Reach 8.5%
Wall Street Journal, February 27, 2015

Euro zone lending shows sign of turnaround as morale improves
Reuters, February 26, 2015



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