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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Featured Headlines

Normalized Relations with Cuba Could Open Trade Opportunities for U.S., State
CalChamber, March 17, 2015

State Economy Strengthens in Face of Port,
Drought, Domestic Outmigration Challenges

Special Report: Economic Advisory Council
CalChamber, March 13, 2015

CalChamber Companies in the News

Hyatt Announces Plans for Hyatt Regency Tbilisi in the Republic
of Georgia

Market Watch, March 16, 2015

Highlighting Free Trade at Major Exporter Solar Turbines
Caterpillar, March 2015

Trade Policy

From the World Trade Organization

Everything you ever wanted to know about quantitative restrictions

From the White House

I'm an Ambassador for Better Trade
If the success of American businesses in the global economy is important to you, share why you're an ambassador for a better trade deal.

What They're Saying: People From Across the Country Call
on America to Lead On Trade

Statement by the Press Secretary on Approval
of a New IMF Program for Ukraine

From the U.S. Department of Commerce

Opinion Editorial -- Al Jazeera America --
This is Tunisia’s moment

Top Global Business Executives to Participate
in 2015 SelectUSA Investment Summit

Increased Exports and the Jobs Supported by Exports
Are Keys to Heightened Economic Confidence

From the U.S. Trade Representative

Statement by Ambassador Michael Froman
on the Third Anniversary of KORUS

Fact Sheet: U.S. Korea Free Trade Agreement

Joint Statement from the Inter-Sessional Meeting
of the U.S.-Pakistan Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA) Council

Remarks by Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Japan,
Korea, and APEC Affairs Bruce Hirsh at the Fullerton KORUS Event

U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman Spotlights
Record-High California Exports and Touts President Obama's Trade Agenda at Amy's Kitchen

Trade Agreements

Transatlantic trade deal offers EU and US ‘one last chance’
Irish times, March 14, 2015

EU will be damaged if fails to agree U.S. trade deal - UK minister
Reuters, March 12, 2015

The geopolitical importance of the Trans-Pacific Partnership:
At stake, a liberal economic order

Brookings Institute, March 13, 2015

Why Obama’s key trade deal with Asia would actually be good
for American workers

The Washington Post, March 12, 2015

Don’t buy the trade deal alarmism
The Washington Post, March 11, 2015

Pacific trade pact will boost exports, bring good jobs
By Ambassador Michael Froman, US Trade Representative, Featured in Sacramento Bee, March 10, 2015

Job Creators Need Trade Deals to Protect
U.S. Intellectual Property

Committee on Ways and Means, March 11, 2015


Obama courts Dems on trade
The Hill, March 15, 2015

Will Democrats get on the trade bandwagon?
By U-T San Diego Editorial Board, March 14, 2015

Do unions have the oomph to stop Obama's trade agenda?
Politico, March 14, 2015

Yes, Reagan Used Trade Promotion Authority
Committee on Ways and Means, March 13, 2015

Unions to make trade pacts an issue in U.S. 2016 campaigns
Reuters, March 10, 2015

U.S. is most popular travel destination for world travelers,
survey finds

Los Angeles Times, March 11, 2015

What the Strongest U.S. Dollar in a Decade Means
for Your Wallet

Bloomberg, March 10, 2015


Responding to FL Gov on CA’s Ports
John R. McLaurin, President, Pacific Merchant Shipping Association, Featured in Fox and Hounds, March 16, 2015

Congress must put a stop to labor slowdowns at ports
Orange County Register, March 16, 2015

Ports dispute to have a small effect on economy
Los Angeles Times, March 12, 2015

Another shutdown at Port of Oakland
San Francisco Chronicle, March 11, 2015

UCLA Anderson Forecast Finds Continued Growth Nationally While California Remains on Even Keel
Sierra Sun Times, March 12, 2015

California will see slow population growth, big Latino gains
The Sacramento Bee, March 11, 2015

More International Articles

Hong Kong seeks to tap Indonesian trade and services markets
Jakarta Post, March 16, 2015

Travel to Cuba rises as walls come down
The Sacramento Bee, March 14, 2015

Vietnam to boost shrimp exports to South Korea on back
of free trade deal

Undercurrent News, March 13, 2015

Greek Unemployment Rose in Fourth Quarter
as Economy Weakened

Bloomberg, March 12, 2015

IMF Chief Cites Some Progress From Advanced Economies
The Wall Street Journal, March 11, 2015

Fuel-Thirsty California Takes Tankers From East Canada, Asia
Bloomberg, March 11, 2015

U.S. Export Agency Doubles Africa Offices to Help Boost Trade
Bloomberg, March 10, 2015

Chinese Tourists Are Headed Your Way With $264 Billion
Bloomberg, March 10, 2015



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