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Tuesday, May 13, 2014

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California-Mexico Mission - July 2014

Governor’s Mexico Mission Accepting Delegate Applications
Applications are available now for companies and organizations wishing to be part of the trade and investment mission to Mexico this July led by the Governor and organized by the California Chamber of Commerce. The delegate application and more information is available at
Calchamber, May 13, 2014

North American Trade Pact: Opportunities for Improvement 20 Years Later
from NAFTA

CalChamber, May 7, 2014

Exports Key to Economic Growth, Jobs
Perennial Leader California Accounts for More than 10% of U.S. Exports
Susanne Stirling, CalChamber International Affairs VP, Featured in Alert, May 9, 2014

Upcoming Event:
Discover Europe Conference
6/3/2014 - 6/4/2014

Discover Europe Conference

CalChamber Companies in the News

Comcast Tests WiFi Access With Asian Carriers
MultiChannel News, May 12, 2014

Southwest Airlines to launch international flights
The Star Online, May 10, 2014

Trade Policy

From the World Trade Organization

Azevêdo asks members to be prepared for “a busy June and July”

New WTO thematic course on trade policy analysis begins

New book examines regulatory practices in services trade and role of WTO legal principles

From the White House

FACT SHEET: The United States and Uruguay – A Growing Bilateral Relationship

From the U.S. Department of Commerce

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker Announces Next Phase of the National Export Initiative -- NEI/NEXT

Partnering to Continue U.S. Export Growth in China
**ITA Blog

From the U.S. Trade Representative

Remarks by Ambassador Michael Punke on Russian Trade Measures

United States Challenges Indonesia’s Ongoing Import Restrictions on Horticultural Products, Animals, and Animal Products

Remarks by Ambassador Michael Froman at the WTO Mini-Ministerial Meeting

Statement by Ambassador Froman on the President’s Notification to Remove Certain Trade Benefits from Russia


Wyden Supports Move to Disqualify Russia from Preferential Trade Program
Senate Committee on Finance, May 7, 2014

Yellen sees faster growth ahead for economy
Sacramento Bee, May 7, 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.

Letter to Author

Bill Versions: 03/24/2014 Amended


Sacramento’s trade mission to China aims to attract investment
Sacramento Bee, May 11, 2014

California exports gain momentum in March
Sacramento Bee, May 6, 2014

More International Articles

E-commerce edge helps British retailers expand abroad
Reuters, May 13, 2014

Europe Day / EU warms to Japan trade talks after TPP progress
The Japan News, May 9, 2014

African Leaders Asked To Boost Trade And Share Knowledge
Channels-Africa, May 8, 2014

World Economy Meets Great Moderation 2.0 as Volatility Fades
Bloomberg, May 8, 2014

China's exports and imports rebound
BBC News, May 8, 2014

Japan's Abe sees free-trade deal with EU agreed next year
Reuters, May 7, 2014



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5/7/2014 - 5/17/2014
China International Trade Mission & Expo

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5/19/2014 - 5/29/2014
Saudi Health Exhibition & Conference

CalChamber Luncheon Forum

Brazil Water/Wastewater Energy Trade Mission

Consular Corps Luncheon

5/27/2014 - 5/29/2014
IFE 2014

6/3/2014 - 6/4/2014
Discover Europe Conference

6/3/2014 - 6/7/2014
Computex Tapei 2014

California-China Cooperation on Climate Change

9th Annual International Trade Outlook

Hayward Chamber Luncheon for Japan Consul General

6/15/2014 - 6/16/2014
U.S.-Israel Business Mission

6/19/2014 - 6/21/2014
Mongolian Business Summit

6/19/2014 - 6/21/2014
MIFB Food/Beverage Trade Fair

7/27/2014 - 7/30/2014
Governor's Mexico Trade Mission

Ethiopia Business & Investment Forum

World Expo: Milan 


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