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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

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Featured Headlines

SelectUSA Investment Summit

FACT SHEET: President Obama to Announce New Steps to Attract Foreign Investors
and Create Jobs through the Continued Expansion of the SelectUSA Initiative

White House, March 23, 2015

U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker Kicks Off 2015 SelectUSA Investment Summit U.S. Department of Commerce, March 23, 2015

SelectUSA 2015 Investment Summit Highlighting United States As Premier Investment Destination
U.S. Department of Commerce, March 19, 2015

CalChamber Companies in the News

Blue Diamond breaks ground on new receiving warehouse
in Salida

The Sacramento Bee, March 21, 2015

Software giants push for trade deal
CalChamber Member Companies IBM, Microsoft, and Oracle are pushing for passage of TPA
The Hill, March 20, 2015

VSP goes state-of-the-art with Folsom factory
Sacramento Business Journal, March 20, 2015

Op-Ed--The Wall Street Journal--The Engine That Pulled Us Out
of Recession

Boeing is a CalChamber Member Company
Op-Ed by Secretary Pritzker and Jim McNerney, Chairman and CEO, The Boeing Company and Chairman of the President's Export Council
The Wall Street Journal, March 19, 2015

Trade Policy

From the World Trade Organization

Trade Policy Review: Pakistan

Azevêdo underscores WTO commitment to trade programme
for poorest countries

Azevêdo reports continued progress
on Doha work programme talks

From the White House

Statement by the Press Secretary on the Visit
of Prime Minister Abe of Japan

From the U.S. Department of Commerce

Statement from U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker
on New Manufacturing Initiative

From the U.S. Trade Representative

EU-US Joing Statement on Public Services

Remarks by Ambassador Michael Froman Announcing WTO Panel Request on Indonesia's Import Restrictions on U.S. Agriculture

Trade Agreements

Let Obama Close the TPP Deal
Bloomberg View, March 22, 2015

Major Asia-Pacific trade pact enters final stages
CNBC, March 20, 2015

Japan says difficult to reach Japan-U.S. trade deal
without trade promotion authority

Reuters, March 20, 2015

Obama Joined by Ireland’s Kenny
to Promote Trade Pact Prospects

Bloomberg, March 17, 2015


New pro-trade board will sharpen Dem's divide on the issue
Associated Press, March 24, 2015

U.S. fast-track trade deal unlikely until next month: Senator Hatch
Reuters, March 23, 2015

Republican Freshmen Call on Congress,
President to Lead on Trade

Roll Call, March 20, 2015

Pass Trade Promotion Authority Now, American Farm Bureau’s Stallman Tells Congress
Voice of Agriculture, March 18, 2015

Senate Republicans urge cooperation on trade agenda
The Hill, March 18, 2015

H-1B Visa Filing Starts April 1
HR Watchdog, March 19, 2015

Obama to promote U.S. jobs, investment
to international executives

Reuters, March 17, 2015


Three California senators heading to Japan
The Sacramento Bee, March 23, 2015

U.S. farm official visits Stockton
The Stockton Record, March 19, 2015

California gained 498,000 jobs in 2014, beat Texas
Sacramento Bee, March 18, 2015

Cargo volume continues to drop at Port of L.A. after labor issues, March 17, 2015

More International Articles

The Top 15 Economies Winning in Global Trade
Bloomberg, March 23, 2015

South Korea Free Trade Agreement boost for NZ exporters
New Zealand Herald, March 23, 2015

IMF welcomes Beijing's efforts to boost regional investment
Associated Press, March 22, 2015

U.S. Trade Commission Upholds Sugar Pact With Mexico
The Wall Street Journal, March 19, 2015

EU Reaches Agreement to Keep Russian Sanctions In Place
Wall Street Journal, March 19, 2015

Global Watchdog Turns a Bit More Rosy on World Economy
Associated Press, March 18, 2015

UK earnings growth slows in January, jobless rate stable
Reuters, March 18, 2015

Israeli Start-ups Had a Banner Year
Sherwin Pomerantz, President Atid-EDI, March 16, 2015



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