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Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Featured Headlines

Executive Order - Blocking Property of Additional Persons Contributing to the Situation in Ukraine
White House, March 17, 2014

Comment of Ambassador of Ukraine to the U.S. Olexander Motsyk on the situation in Ukraine​
Embassy of Ukraine in the U.S., March 17, 2014

State of California International Trade
and Investment Strategy​

GO-Biz, February 2014

Special Report: Economic Advisory Council
Following Slow Start, Economy Appears Poised For Stronger Gains
CalChamber, March 14, 2014

CalChamber Companies in the News

Lockheed Martin inducted to Silicon Valley Business Hall of Fame
San Jose Mercury News, March 12, 2014

Disney to Develop Chinese Co-Productions
With Shanghai Media Group

Hollywood Reporter, March 6, 2014

Trade Policy

From the World Trade Organization

Azevêdo reports “excellent start” on efforts to put Doha Round back on track

WTO chairpersons for 2014

Trade Policy Review: Myanmar

From the White House

Readout of the Vice President’s Meetings and Engagements in Chile

From the U.S. Department of Commerce

Statement from U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker on the Confirmation of Arun M. Kumar as Assistant Secretary of Commerce and Director General of the U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service

President Obama’s FY 2015 Budget Proposes a $36.7 Million Increase for ITA
**ITA Blog

U.S. Exporters: ITA Innovators are Here to Help!
**ITA Blog

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker Wraps Up
Successful Trade Mission with Visit to Qatar

From the U.S. Trade Representative

U.S. Objectives, U.S. Benefits In the Transatlantic Trade
and Investment Partnership: A Detailed View

United States and Nigeria Hold 8th Trade and Investment Framework Agreement Meeting

Trade Agreements

U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement Shows Strong Results on Second Anniversary​


USTR, March 12, 2014

Why Democrats Should Back the President on Free Trade
The Wall Street Journal, March 17, 2014

T-TIP On Our Tongues
U.S. Mission to the E.U. Blog, March 17, 2014

U.S. Trade Rep details goals of Transatlantic Trade Partnership
AgriPulse, March 12, 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


Assembly Committee to Consider Support
for Reauthorizing Export-Import Bank

SUPPORT AJR 37 (Muratsuchi-D)

3/18/2014 - PASSED Committee on Jobs, Economic Development, and the Economy
To Assembly Floor

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


GO-Biz to Explain How to Apply New Income Tax Credit for Business
CalChamber, March 12, 2014

More International Articles

China to Spend More Than $162 Billion on Shantytowns
Bloomberg, March 16, 2014

China's thirst for milk gives U.S. dairy farms a boost
Los Angeles Times, March 15, 2014

More Hope Than Headway So Far in U.S.-Europe Trade Talks
The New York Times, March 14, 2014

South Korea can't join Pacific trade talks until U.S. issues fixed: official
Reuters, March 13, 2014

U.S. import prices post largest gain in a year
Reuters, March 13, 2014

Goldman Sachs partner confirmed as ambassador to Canada
Chicago Tribune, March 12, 2014

China Export Prowess Wanes in U.S., Europe
Bloomberg, March 12, 2014

Harper Piecing Together Canada Trade Markets Beyond U.S.
Bloomberg, March 12, 2014

Europe Wants its Parmesan Back, Seeks Name Change
Associated Press, March 11, 2014



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