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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Featured Headlines

The Department of State by State Interactive Map
California Facts
March 19, 2014

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

For updates on the situation in Ukraine, visit:

CalChamber Companies in the News

Blue Diamond Growers: A legacy made: Consumers go nuts over Breeze
Western Farm Press, March 19, 2014

Siemens facility in Sacramento to build locomotives for U.S. rail projects
Sacramento Bee, March 18, 2014

Trade Policy

From the World Trade Organization

Members query India’s export subsidies on sugar and other farm trade programmes

From the White House

Remarks by the First Lady Michelle Obama and President Xi Jinping of China

From the U.S. Department of Commerce

SelectUSA: Enhanced, Engaged… and in Japan!
**ITA Blog

ITA Focused on Expanding U.S. Business Opportunities in Iraq
**ITA Blog

From the U.S. Trade Representative

Acting Deputy USTR Wendy Cutler to host U.S.-Japan bilateral meetings on the Trans-Pacific Partnership

United States and Philippines Commit to Intensified Engagement on Trade


Action Call

Contact your Congressional Representative
in support of
Trade Promotion Authority (TPA)

Bipartisan Congressional
Trade Priorities Act of 2014

H.R. 3830 / S.1900


California Congressional Pictorial Roster

California Congressional Committee Assignments

Bill Summary


Trade Benefits America Coalition

U.S. Current Account Deficit Falls to 14-Year Low
Associated Press, March 19, 2014


SUPPORT AJR 34 (Cooley-D) Terrorism Risk Insurance Extension

3/17/2014 - Committee on Insurance

Urges Congress to extend the Terrorism Risk Insurance Program for U. S. economic stability and continuity following a terrorist attack.

Letter to Author

Bill Versions: 02/13/2014 Introduced

SUPPORT AJR 37 (Muratsuchi-D)
Export-Import Bank

3/24/2014 - Amended, adopted, and to Senate

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: 03/24/2014 Amemded


California's unemployment rate drops to 8% in February; 58,800 jobs added
LA Times, March 21, 2014

Photo Release: Governor Brown Meets with Mexican Consuls General in Sacramento
Governor's Office, March 19, 2014

More International Articles

Hong Kong Ranked World’s Freest Economy for 20th Consecutive Year
Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, March 2014

Euro Zone Economy Expands Further in March
New York Times, March 24, 2014

Philippines Engages US On TPP Membership
Tax-News--Philippines, March 24, 2014

U.S. to Press China to Let Yuan Rise Faster, Trade Official Says
Bloomberg, March 24, 2014

Ukraine crisis gives new impetus to EU-U.S. trade talks, U.S. says
Reuters, March 22, 2014

Mexican Oil Rush Is On as Ex-President Gets Black Gold Fever
Bloomberg, March 21, 2014

US officials to meet with China on shellfish ban
Sacramento Bee, March 19, 2014



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