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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Next Trade Update: Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Featured Headlines

Presidential Proclamation -
World Trade Week, 2015

The White House, May 15, 2015

Trade Essentials for Economic Growth, Jobs
CalChamber, May 19, 2015

Commerce secretary on Pacific trade deal:
'It's about market access'

Los Angeles Times, May 16, 2015

Senator vows to stay as long as it takes
for fast-track trade bill

Reuters, May 18, 2015

CalChamber Companies in the News

Carl Icahn Invests $100 Million in Lyft
Substantial capital investment for CalChamber member Lyft
The New York Times, May 15, 2015

Southwest Airlines flies South of the border, Prompting Fare Cuts
Member Southwest makes strategic pricing move
Los Angeles Times, May 17, 2015

Suppliers Again Rank Toyota, Honda as Best Customers
CalChamber car manufacturing members
Detroit Free Press, May 18,2015

Accenture To Acquire UK-based Javelin Group-
Quick Facts
Foreign direct investment from
CalChamber member Accenture

Nasdaq May 18, 2015

Trade Policy

The embattled future of global trade policy
Today, May 18, 2015

An American Trade Watershed
The Wall Street Journal, May 18, 2015

From the World Trade Organization

Ukraine's first trade policy review
as WTO member scheduled for April 2016 -
Economy Ministry

KyiviPost, May 15, 2015

Avoiding complex procedures:
Pakistan at forefront of WTO agreement

The Express Tribune, May 17, 2015

WTO Blocks Country of Origin Labels on Meat
U.S. News and World Report, May 18, 2015

From the White House

National Review: Yes to Trade Promotion Authority:
National Review Editorial

From the U.S. Department of Commerce

Deputy Secretary Bruce Andrews Delivers Keynote Address
at Regional Cybersecurity Summit in Bucharest, Romania

Remarks from U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker
at the Discover Global Markets: The Americas Forum

Deputy Secretary Bruce Andrews Highlights Economic Partnership with Poland at American Chamber of Commerce
in Warsaw

Secretary Pritzker Addresses Importance of Supply Chain Innovation and Public-Private Partnerships at Global Supply Chain Summit 2015

The rise of the micro-multinational,
and why it matters to the U.S. economy

Deputy Secretary Bruce Andrews Celebrates U.S.-Polish Partnership in Aerospace Industry

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker Presents
U.S. Companies with President's "E" Award for Export Success

From the U.S. Trade Representative

Standing Up for Workers: Promoting Labor Rights through Trade

CAFTA-DR’s Third Free Trade Commission Meeting:
Facilitating Trade, Strengthening Regional Integration,
and Supporting Made-in-America Exports

Trade Agreements

Is The Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Agreement A Good Deal?
Forbes, May 14, 2015

The strange Democrat-Republican alliance pushing
Trans-Pacific free trade

The Globe and Mail, May 14, 2015

California comes out a winner
in Pacific trade deal

The Sacramento Bee, May 14, 2015

The Strategic Imperative of TTIP
Today's Zaman, May 15, 2015

Senate agrees to debate 'fast track' trade bill
USA Today, May 14, 2015

US must ‘utilise tools in Agoa to pressure SA’
BDlive, May 15, 2015


Boxer, Feinstein Help Block Obama’s Big Trade Initiative
San Francisco Chronicle, May 13, 2015

The U.S. Senate Needs to Pass Trade Bills
San Francisco Chronicle, May 13, 2015

Deal with Democrats clears way for Vote
on Obama's Free-Trade Pact

Los Angeles Times, May 13, 2015

Latino small businesses are nation’s fastest-growing
The Sacramneto Bee, May 13, 2015

Senate Passes Customs Bill, Sets Stage for Test Vote
on Fast-Track

The Wall Street Journal, May 14, 2015

US: Washington’s revised cap-and-trade proposal
would give fuel suppliers rebate

ICIS, May 12, 2015

Calendar short as U.S. Congress weighs trade, spying, roads
Reuters, May 18, 2015


Job Creators


Keeping Southern Califonia Competitive as Gateway for the World
Long Beach Press-Telegram, May 12, 2015

California adds more than 33,000 private sector jobs
Sacramento Business Journal, May 13, 2015

California governor proposes record $115.3 billion budget
San Francisco Chronicle, May 14, 2015

Governor Brown Announces Historic Investment in Schools, Boosts Rainy Day Fund, Creates New State Earned Income Tax Credit in Revised Budget
Governor's Press Office, May 14, 2015

Governor Brown to Sign Landmark Global Climate Change Agreement Tomorrow
Governor's Press Office, May 18, 2015

More International Articles

Stephen Cheung named as new president
for World Trade Center-Los Angeles

Long Beach Press-Telegram, May 12, 2015

China Economy Looses More Steam in April, Further Stimulus
on the Cards

Reuters, May 13, 2015

Bank of England's Carney calls for clarity on EU referendum
Reuters, May 14, 2015

From Tycoons to State Bosses: Key People in Chinese Business
Associated Press, May 14, 2015

China Defends Its Steel Exports
Wall Street Journal, May 15, 2015

China approves $40 billion of rail,
subway projects to bolster economy

Reuters, May 18, 2015

Free Trade Is Not the Enemy
The New York Times, May 19, 2015



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