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Tuesday, May 6, 2014

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U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker Recognizes May as World Trade Month
U.S. Department of Commerce, May 2, 2014

USTDA Celebrates Making Global Local Partnerships During World Trade Month
The U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) will celebrate its partnership with 35 state and local trade promotion organizations (including the CalChamber) formed through the Agency's Making Global Local initiative during World Trade Month.
US Trade and Development Agency, May 1, 2014


Fifth California-Mexico Advocacy Day: “Challenges and Opportunities 20 years
from NAFTA”

Consulate General of Mexico in Sacramento, May 6, 2014

A tale of two Mexicos: Growth and prosperity in a two-speed economy
Jaana Remes, PhD, McKinsey Global Institute,
PowerPoint Presentation for CalChamber,
May 6, 2014

Adjusting to a Post-NAFTA Mexico:
What It Means for California

J. Edward Taylor, PhD, UC Davis,
PowerPoint Presentation for CalChamber,
May 6, 2014

Adjusting to a Post-NAFTA Mexico:
What It Means for California

J. Edward Taylor and Diane Charlton, UC Davis,
Hearing of the Senate Select Committee on
CA-Mexico Cooperation, State Capitol,
May 5, 2014

CalChamber Companies in the News

Camp Statement on Mulally Retirement - Ford Motor Company
House Committee on Ways and Means, May 1, 2014

Trade Policy

From the White House

For Cinco de Mayo, President Obama Focuses on Investing in "100,000 Strong in the Americas"

Joint Statement by the Leaders of the United States
and the Republic of Djibouti

The Employment Situation in April

FACT SHEET: The United States and Germany – Leading Together

From the U.S. Department of Commerce

Statement from U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker on International Trade in Goods and Services in March 2014

Pack Your Bags, Support Jobs!
**ITA Blog

Commerce Department Collaborates with Regional Partners to Make the U.S. a Magnet for Advanced Manufacturing and Good Paying Jobs

From the U.S. Trade Representative

United States Trade Representative Michael Froman Testimony on the 2014 Trade Agenda
at the Senate Finance Committee

Remarks by Ambassador Michael Froman at the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy

Trade Agreements

EU Trade Commissioner calls 2015 'year of truth' for TTIP
AgraNet, May 5, 2014

Editorial: Trade agreement must be priority
Orange County Register, May 2, 2014


Hatch Statement at Finance Committee Hearing Examining
the Administration’s Trade Policy Agenda

Senate Committee on Finance, May 1, 2014

Wyden Calls For Unprecedented Transparency on Trade Deals
Senate Committee on Finance, May 1, 2014

Hearing Statement of Senator Ron Wyden, D-Ore., On Modern Challenges and the Need for Transparency in Trade Policy
Senate Committee on Finance, May 1, 2014


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

5/5/2014 - Chaptered by Secretary of State

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

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.


Bill Versions: 03/24/2014 Amended


Gov. Jerry Brown to lead trade mission to Mexico in July
Los Angeles Times, April 29, 2014

Jerry Brown will lead trade mission to Mexico
Political Blotter, April 29, 2014

More International Articles

Japan meets most conditions for 'vital' EU trade talks: documents
Reuters, May 5, 2014

Washington Week Ahead: Focus on farm bill implementation  
and trade

Agripulse, May 5, 2014

Taiwan's commercial service exports grow 5.2% in 2013
Focus Taiwan, May 5, 2014

Africa: Ambassador Sanders to Chair Ex-Im Bank Africa Advisory Committee
All Africa, May 5, 2014

Brazil posts trade surplus of $506 mln in April
Reuters, May 2, 2014

New Realities in the US-China Investment Relationship
U.S. Chamber of Commerce, April 2014



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