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Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Featured Headlines

Official Statement of the
Embassy of Ukraine to the USA

March 8, 2014

2014 U.S. Trade Policy Agenda
and 2013 Annual Report​

USTR, March 4, 2014

TTIP Yields Significant Export Gains
in Key US Industrial Sectors

A comprehensive Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) between the United States and the European Union would significantly boost exports from fourteen key US industrial sectors, according to a new study conducted by the Atlantic Council, the Bertelsmann Foundation, and the British Embassy in Washington, DC.
March 7, 2014


California and Israel Sign Pact to
Strengthen Economic, Research Ties​


Governor's Office, March 5, 2014

CalChamber Companies in the News

FedEx's Smith: No Growth Without 'Decisive' Change
in Global Trade Policies
Forbes, March 4, 2014

Trade Policy

From the World Trade Organization

Azevêdo: “The WTO needs America, and America needs the WTO”

From the White House

The 2014 Economic Report of the President

FACT SHEET: The United States and Chile

President Obama Announces Presidential Delegation
to the Republic of Chile to Attend the Inauguration
of Her Excellency Michelle Bachelet

The Employment Situation in February

Remarks by the President Announcing the FY2015 Budget

From the U.S. Department of Commerce

Department of Commerce releases FY 2014-2018 Strategic Plan

Remarks in Abu Dhabi on First Leg of Middle East Trade Mission

Statement from U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker
on International Trade in Goods and Services in January 2014

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker Begins Trade Mission
to Middle East

From the U.S. Trade Representative

United States and Iraq Hold Inaugural Trade and Investment Framework Agreement Meeting and Register Progress
on Bilateral Issues

Trade Agreements

Negotiators meet for the fourth round of Transatlantic Trade
and Investment Partnership (T-TIP) talks

USTR, March 10, 2014

A Bold Trade Agenda for 2014
U.S. Chamber of Commerce, March 4, 2014

U.S.-Chile Trade Pact Dazzles After First Decade
US Chamber of Commerce, February 28, 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

U.S. trade deficit steady in January as exports bounce back
Reuters, March 7, 2014


CalChamber Backs Assembly Urging Congress
to Reauthorize Export-import Bank

SUPPORT AJR 37 (Muratsuchi-D)

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.


Bill Versions: 02/19/2014 Introduced


California exports post modest gain in January
The Sacramento Bee, March 7, 2014

Japanese investment in Southern California remains strong,
consul general says

Los Angeles Daily News, March 6, 2014

Obama seeks millions to expand ports of entry
The Sacramento Bee, March 4, 2014

More International Articles

Will Korean TPP Participation Be Accelerated with FTA with Canada?
Business Korea, March 10, 2014

Spain Revival Seen as Development Bank Changes Strategy: Economy
Bloomberg, March 10, 2014

Li Target Challenged by China Exports, Producer Prices
Bloomberg, March 9, 2014

Peru to launch free trade agreement talks with Indonesia this year
Peru This Week-Peru, March 5, 2014

Spending by international visitors to U.S. breaks record in 2013
Los Angeles Times, March 4, 2014

The fight is between Nicolás Maduro and the Venezuelan people
Charles Shapiro, Institute of the Americas, featured in the Miami Herald, February 26, 2014



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