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Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Featured Headlines

CalChamber Celebrates 125 Years
CalChamber Alert, March 27, 2015

Governor, CalChamber Chair, Kings Owner to Speak at Annual Sacramento Host Breakfast
CalChamber Alert, March 27, 2015

CalChamber Companies in the News

McWong Environmental Technology to Join U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker and U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernst Moniz for Business Development Mission to China
McWong International, April 6, 2015

13 CalChamber Member Companies Land on ‘Best Places to Work’ in Sacramento List
CalChamber, March 31, 2015

Ford opens plant at Sanand in Gujarat
The Times of India, March 26, 2015

Trade Policy

From the World Trade Organization

Seychelles to become 161st WTO member

Members conclude oral review of three regional trade agreements

Azevêdo says lack of trade finance can be a significant trade barrier for developing countries

From the White House

The Employment Situation in March

Representatives from Every Administration Since 1973 — Including Reagan's — Support This New Trade Agreement:

Reinforcing the U.S.-Africa Partnership

From the U.S. Department of Commerce

Statement from U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker on International Trade in Goods and Services in February 2015

Commerce Department Launches First Startup Global Pilot Event to Help Young Companies Do Business Internationally

U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker Delivers Remarks on the State of the U.S. Economy, the Importance of Trade, And the President’s New Cuba Policy

From the U.S. Trade Representative

U.S. Trade Representative Announces New Obama Administration Accomplishments in Reducing Barriers to American Exports

USTR Success Stories: Reducing Technical Barriers to Trade

Obama Administration Targets Obstacles to American Telecommunications Trade in 2015 Report

Trade Agreements

Hollywood joins push for Obama's Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal
Los Angeles Times, April 6, 2015

Why the Trans-Pacific Partnership Matters
New York Times, April 3, 2015

What’s the big deal?
The Economist, March 28, 2015

Stand up for American jobs and innovation in trans-Pacific trade
The Hill, March 26, 2015

U.S. hopes to wrap up Pacific trade deal, fast-track soon
Reuters, March 26, 2015

Investor-state dispute settlement: Rule of law or law of the jungle?
By Peter Rashish, Transnational Strategy Group LLC, Featured in Asia Pathways, March 31, 2015

ISDS—What's That?
Committee on Ways and Means, March 31, 2015

3 Ways U.S.-Korea Trade Agreement Has Helped U.S. Dairy
U.S. Dairy Exporter Blog, March 16, 2015

Ag exports to Korea growing 7x faster than those to world at large
Farm Futures, March 16, 2015


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Foreign graduates of U.S. colleges become agents of change abroad
Sacramento Bee, April 4, 2015

Soaring dollar puts the world on sale for Americans
Los Angeles Times, April 4, 2015

Business group's outlook for U.S. economy in 2015 and 2016 improves
Associated Press, March 29, 2015

U.S. expects Congress to pass fast-track trade bill within next month
Reuters, April 1, 2015


CalChamber Names Santa Clara Chamber Exec as Silicon Valley/Bay Area Rep Starting April 6
CalChamber, April 1, 2015

Union caucus recommends dockworkers approve tentative contract
Los Angeles Times, April 3, 2015

U.S. trade deficit lowest since 2009, ports dispute likely a factor
Reuters, April 2, 2015

Long Beach, Los Angeles ports must fix congestion: Editorial
Press Telegram, March 29, 2015

Senior Canadian diplomat, Jamal Khokhar, named as IOA’s President and CEO
Institute of the Americas, April 2, 2015

California agriculture board goes to Tijuana to consider ‘cross-border’ opportunities
Sacramento Bee, March 31, 2015

AM Alert: California lawmakers head overseas for spring break
Sacramento Bee, March 29, 2015

Pelosi heads trade-oriented trip to Asia
The Hill, March 28, 2015

Atkins to lead CA delegation to Cuba
UT San Diego, March 26, 2015

In Memoriam: Bill Campbell, Former Senator, Head of Manufacturers Association
CalChamber Alert, March 27, 2015

How Chinese tourism boosts Los Angeles’ economy
Daily Bulletin, March 25, 2015

Why almond growers aren't the water enemy
Los Angeles Times, March 25, 2015

More International Articles

World Economy Ready to Bounce After Sluggish Opening to 2015
Bloomberg, April 7, 2015

Disaster expo shows innovations in thriving Japan industry
Associated Press, April 3, 2015

European factories buoyant but weak Asia adds to stimulus calls
Reuters, April 1, 2015

Lew Signals Yuan Not Ready for IMF Blessing as Reserve Currency
Bloomberg, March 31, 2015

Transportation strike in Argentina shuts down country
Associated Press, March 31, 2015

Panama Canal sets sights on new $17 billion expansion project
American Journal of Transportation, March 26, 2015

Logistics platforms proliferate near Panama Canal entrance
American Journal of Transportation, March 24, 2015

Mexico Keeps Key Rate at Record Low 3% on Economic Weakness
Bloomberg, March 26, 2015

Will China’s new infrastructure bank help or hurt the environment?
Sacramento Bee, March 25, 2015

Exclusive: U.S. bets on Brazil, extends new invitation to Rousseff
Reuters, March 24, 2015



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