Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Chile joins the Visa Waiver Program
On February 28, 2014, Chile became the 38th nation to join the Visa Waiver Program. Chile is an important partner with the U.S.-Chile Free Trade Agreement implemented on January 1, 2004. According to the U.S. Travel Association, visitors from Chile to the U.S. spent more than
$5,000 per trip in 2012.
DHS Announces Chile’s Designation
Into the Visa Waiver Program
Department of Homeland Security, February 28, 2014
CalChamber Companies in the News
Toyota sees 2014 Europe sales at more than 865,000 units
Reuters, March 3, 2014
US wine exports increase 16.4% to $1.55bn in 2013-
California Wine Institute
DBR, February 28, 2014
From the World Trade Organization
Trade Policy Review: Malaysia
Panels established at the request of Denmark and the United States
From the White House
Weekly Address: Investing in Technology
and Infrastructure to Create Jobs
From the U.S. Department of Commerce
U.S. Travel and Tourism Industry Sets New Export Record in 2013
U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker Delivers Remarks
at the Gulf Region Business Councils Luncheon
U.S. Department of Commerce and eBay Inc. Announce Partnership
to Promote U.S. Exports and Trade
From the U.S. Trade Representative
New Sister Center Partnership under the Small Business Network
of the Americas Will Foster Trade between Virginia Small Businesses
and Mexico, TPP countries
Cross Post: SBA, USTR Helping U.S. Small Business Exporters Expand Trade with European Union
FACT SHEET: Values Driving U.S. Trade Policy
The Time Is Now for Free-Trade Agreements | Commentary
Roll Call, March 3, 2014
Africa Group COMESA ‘Encouraged’ with Regional Trade Cooperation
Voice of America, February 27, 2014
SUPPORT AJR 37 (Muratsuchi-D)
Export-Import Bank of the United States.
Status: 2/27/2014-Referred to Committee on Jobs, Economic Development, and the Economy
Urges Congressional reauthorization of the Export-Import (Ex-Im) Bank, thereby enabling U.S. companies — large and small — to turn export opportunities into real sales that help to maintain and create U.S. jobs and contribute to a stronger national economy.
SAMPLE Letter to Author 2-25-14
Letter to Author 2-25-14
Bill Versions: 02/19/2014 Introduced
Gov. Jerry Brown to sign trade pact with Israeli prime minister
Los Angeles Times, February 28, 2014
California should form economic partnership with Mexico:
Long Beach Press-Telegram, February 26, 2014
California has a quarter of foreign-born U.S. residents
The Sacramento Bee, February 26, 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.
More International Articles
China Growth-Target Dilemma Looms as Legislature Meets
Bloomberg, March 3, 2014
EU-U.S. trade talks face growing hostility, ministers warn
Chicago Tribune, February 28, 2014
Panama Canal, consortium reach preliminary deal to finish work
Reuters, February 27, 2014
Hong Kong Eyes Fastest Growth in 3 Years as Fed Tapers
Bloomberg, February 26, 2014
Trade Leads U.K. Economy to Growth as Recovery Broadens
Bloomberg, February 26, 2014
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NAFTA at Twenty
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Trade & Investment Mission to Morocco
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IFEX 2014 - Jakarta, Indonesia
KACCLA Annual Gala
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AS China High Tech Report
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
5/19/2014 - 5/29/2014
Saudi Health Exhibition & Conference
Consular Corps Luncheon
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Computex Tapei 2014
6/19/2014 - 6/21/2014
MIFB Food/Beverage Trade Fair
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