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Tuesday, May 12, 2015

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CalChamber Vice President Appointed by Governor to International Trade and Investment Advisory Council
CalChamber, May 12, 2015

Governor Brown Appoints Vice Chair and New Members to International Trade and Investment Advisory Council
Governor's Office, May 8, 2015

CalChamber Luncheon Spotlights Trade/Investment Opportunities in Mexico, California
CalChamber, May 6, 2015

Cinco Reasons to Celebrate the U.S.-Mexico Relationship – on Cinco de Mayo
U.S. Chamber of Commerce, May 5, 2015

Cuba Policy Trip Gives CalChamber, Others Inside Look in Preparation for Future
CalChamber Alert, May 1, 2015


UC Davis opens Life Sciences Innovation Center in Chile
UC Davis, April 21, 2015

CalChamber Companies in the News

"We've Got to Learn the Right Lessons": President Obama Explains His Vision on Trade at Nike
Nike is a CalChamber Member
White House, May 8, 2015

California CEO – Export-Import Bank of United States A Valuable Tool and Partner For Manufacturers
Video feauting CalChamber Member Company Paulson Manufacturing Corporation's president Roy Paulson
California CEO, April 13, 2015

Trade Policy

By the Numbers: What Trade Means for America
Committee on Finance, May 11, 2015

From the World Trade Organization

Participants urge swift conclusion to ITA 2 negotiations

Azevêdo launches 10th WTO Ministerial Conference logo

From the White House

FACT SHEET: The White House Summit on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders

The Employment Situation in April

Designing a Trade Deal with Small Business in Mind

Trading on the Oregon Trail: What Small Businesses Are Saying About the TPP

From the U.S. Department of Commerce

U.S. Department of Commerce Kicks Off World Trade Month

World Trade Month: Reflecting on How Trade and Investment Lift the U.S. Economy

Department of Commerce Hosts Forum to Better Aid Internet Exporters

Enjoy All that America Has to Offer – Celebrate National Travel and Tourism Week!

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

Exporting is an Open Book: 11th Edition of ‘A Basic Guide to Exporting’ Now Available

From the U.S. Trade Representative

Statement by U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman on Chinese Policies Related to U.S. WTO Victory on Rare Earth Elements

Trade Agreements

Getting the Asia Trade Message Right
The Wall Street Journal, May 11, 2015

Pacific Trade Deal is Good for California
The Sacramento Bee, April 28, 2015

United States and Armenia Sign Trade and Investment Framework Agreement
USTR, May 7, 2015

Japan's Abe urges support for trade pact in speech to Congress
USA Today, April 30, 2015


Ryan Statement on TPA
Committee on Ways and Means, May 12, 2015

Mitt Romney: "TPA is good for America"
Committee on Ways and Means, May 12, 2015

Rep. McClintock: I Support Trade Promotion Authority. Here's Why.
Committee on Ways and Means, May 5, 2015

Rep. Bera backs giving Obama authority to negotiate trade deal
The Sacramento Bee, May 2, 2015

U.S. job growth recovers, keeps 2015 Fed rate rise in play
Reuters, May 8, 2015


Job Creators


California’s walnuts, almonds keep March exports better than rest of U.S.
The Sacramento Bee, May 6, 2015

Report: California tourism spending hits record $117.5 billion
The Sacramento Bee, May 5, 2015

Governor Brown Issues Proclamation Declaring Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month
Governor's Office, May 4, 2015

Photo Release: Governor Brown Meets With Prime Minister of Japan
Governor's Office, April 30, 2015

Luis Alejo, Henry T. Perea and Rudy Salas: We like what we saw on Cuban trade mission
The Fresno Bee, April 30, 2015

Striking L.A. port truck drivers take picket line to rail yard
Reuters, April 29, 2015

More International Articles

China exports, imports fall sharply in April
CNBC, May 7, 2015

U.S. Currency Hawks: IMF’s Brighter Yuan Outlook Strengthens Case for Currency Sanctions in Trade Deal
The Wall Street Journal, May 6, 2015

Preparations for December WTO conference in Kenya underway
Standard Digital, May 6, 2015

How changing WTO rules on China could sink trade duties
PVTech, May 6, 2015

Steel Executives: Enforce Existing Trade Laws and US Steel Industry Will Prosper
Metal Miner, May 5, 2015

U.K. Exit From EU Would Have Big Effects: EU Trade Chief
Bloomberg Business, May 5, 2015

Eu Calls for Global Investment Court
Financial Times, May 5, 2015

Mexico central bank seen holding steady as inflation cools
Reuters, April 30, 2015



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