Tuesday, April 22, 2014
U.S. Senate Finance Committee to Hold Hearing on 2014 Trade Policy Agenda
On Wednesday, April 30, the Senate Finance hearing will take place regarding the 2014 trade policy agenda, with testimony from Ambassador Michael Froman.
Request for Comments on an
Environmental Goods Agreement
On March 21, 2014, the USTR notified Congress of the Administration's intention to enter into negotiations for a World Trade Organization Environmental Goods Agreement. The Office of the USTR, on behalf of the Trade Policy Staff Committee (TPSC), is seeking public comments regarding U.S. interests and priorities with respect to this initiative.
Written comments are due by May 5, 2014
Hearing - May 5, 2014 in Washington, DC
CalChamber Companies in the News
Port of Los Angeles Shipments Jump in March by Most Since
Bloomberg, April 21, 2014
Boeing’s 737 Turns 8,000: The Best-Selling Plane Ever Isn’t Slowing
Bloomberg Businessweek, April 16, 2014
TradeUp Capital Fund, New Crowdfunding Platform for Export-driven Small and Mid-size Growth Companies, Announces Launch
CalChamber Member Roy Paulson (Paulson Manufacturing) is on the board of TradeUp, a new platform for SME exporters to access financing: tradeupfund.com.
PR Web, April 3, 2014
From the World Trade Organization
Trade Policy Review: Qatar, Bahrain and Oman
15 April marks the 20th anniversary
of the WTO’s founding agreements
Modest trade growth anticipated for 2014
and 2015 following two year slump
Trade statistics show the least developed hit more severely
by global slowdown — Azevêdo
Goods Council agrees on 2014 chairs
Members review six free trade agreements, EU enlargement
to 28 member states
Azevêdo: Our aim now should be nothing less than to complete
the Round and do it quickly
From the U.S. Department of Commerce
Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker Highlights Administration’s Commitment to Asia-Pacific Region
U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker Announces Expansion
of Global Resources to Support U.S. Businesses, Exports
¡Hola Investors! The SelectUSA Mexico Road Show is Coming Your Way!
SelectUSA: Investing in the United States, Creating Jobs,
and Spurring Economic Growth
Making It Easier to Clear Customs in Latin America
From the U.S. Trade Representative
Readout of Meeting between U.S. Trade Representative Froman and Japanese Minister of Economic and Fiscal Policy Akira Amari
Froman: Atlas Devices Exemplifies Trade's Capacity
to Unlock Opportunity, Support Jobs
Simon Cooper: Long walk to free trade worth the pain
The Oraneg County Register - Opinion, April 15, 2014
Improving Job Market Driving Rebound in U.S. Growth: Economy
Bloomberg, April 21, 2014
Call for California State Fair Competitors
SACRAMENTO, CA – The California State Fair has hosted competitions for over 160 years, displaying the best of our State’s unique and diverse talent. The annual State Fair brings together a wide range of Californians who excel, and thousands are awarded for their excellence. Competition categories include Junior Livestock, Versatility Ranch Horse, Fur and Feathers, Youth Art, Industrial & Technology Education, Fine Art, California Crafts, California’s Kitchen, Commercial Wine and Beer, Home Wine and Beer, and more.
For more information, deadlines, competition handbooks, or to enter a competition online, please click here to visit the California State Fair website.
The California State Fair will be held July 11 - 27, 2014.
SUPPORT AJR 34 (Cooley-D)
Terrorism Risk Insurance Extension
4/10/2014 - Ordered to third reading.
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)
4/7/2014 - Assembly bills - Third Reading
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.
SEND A LETTER
Bill Versions: 03/24/2014 Amended
More International Articles
Obama Trip Stirs Emotions Over Asia Trade Pact
Politico, April 21, 2014
This Time, Get Global Trade Right
The New York Times Editorial, April 19, 2014
Japan, U.S. trade talks in stalemate, ministers to meet again: Japan
Reuters, April 18, 2014
Peru eyes free trade agreement with India
Andina - Peru, April 18, 2014
China economy stronger than data suggests: government
Reuters, April 17, 2014
Morocco: EU, Morocco Discuss Free Trade Pact
All Africa, April 16, 2014
Obama aims to reinvigorate Asia strategy
The Washington Post, April 16, 2014
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The California State Trade and Export Promotion (California STEP) project combines a network of state, federal, private and non-profit trade promotion organizations in California to facilitate export promotion activities, serving targeted industries, to drive exports for small businesses.
Visit CalChamber.com/International for export/import information, trade stats, trade policy, FAQs and more.
Luncheon with Asian Development Bank
Grow Your Business in California
Branding the Monterey Bay Region
World Trade Week Kickoff Breakfast
NAFTA Luncheon Forum
5/7/2014 - 5/17/2014
China International Trade Mission & Expo
5/19/2014 - 5/29/2014
Saudi Health Exhibition & Conference
CalChamber Luncheon Forum
Consular Corps Luncheon
5/27/2014 - 5/29/2014
6/3/2014 - 6/4/2014
Discover Europe Conference
6/3/2014 - 6/7/2014
Computex Tapei 2014
9th Annual International Trade Outlook
6/19/2014 - 6/21/2014
MIFB Food/Beverage Trade Fair
World Expo: Milan
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