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Tuesday, June 3, 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

CalChamber International Forum: Strong Trade Opportunities Essential for State
to Compete in Global Market

CalChamber, June 2, 2014

Host Breakfast Speakers Spotlight Ways
to Secure California’s Future

CalChamber, May 22, 2014

JETRO Message to California Business Circle:
“How we can create ‘Common Business
Eco-System’ between California and Japan”?

Japan External Trade Organization, June 2014

CalChamber Companies in the News

Secretary Pritzker Highlights General Electric Investment
in the Nigerian Community

U.S. Department of Commerce, May 27, 2014

Trade Policy

Reagan’s Ex-Im Bank Reforms Still Paying Dividends: The Lender That Reaped $1billion in 2013 Deserves Reauthorization
Washington Times, Featured by National District Export Council May 2014

From the World Trade Organization

WTO issues 2014 Annual Report

Azevêdo underlines leadership role of Bangladesh in post-Bali work

Advanced trade policy course in Spanish begins in Geneva

Deadline for submitting proposals for the Public Forum extended
to 20 June 2014

Yemen to become 160th WTO member

Trade Policy Review: Ghana

From the White House

FACT SHEET & REPORT: President Obama Visits Cooperstown to Highlight Travel and Tourism
that is Growing our Economy and Creating Jobs

Vice President Biden to Travel to Brazil, Colombia,
and the Dominican Republic

Second Estimate of GDP for the First Quarter of 2014

From the U.S. Department of Commerce

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker Discusses Trade Ties
with Vietnamese Government Leaders

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker Leads CEO Mission
to Show U.S. Commitment to Asia

The Look South Slice of the Export Pie Continues to Grow
**ITA Blog

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker Delivers Remarks
at 2014 President’s “E” Awards Ceremony

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker Announces Designation
of First 12 Manufacturing Communities Through the Investing
in Manufacturing Communities Partnership Program

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker Concludes Successful Africa Trade Mission

From the U.S. Trade Representative

Joint Statement from the First Meeting of the United States—
Panama Free Trade Commission of the United States-Panama
Trade Promotion Agreement


Far northern California takes steps to enter global markets
Sacramento Business Journal, June 2, 2014

More ‘Job Killers’ Pass to Next House; Two Die in Senate
CalChamber, May 30, 2014

More International Articles

S. Korea may face rice oversupply in 2014
Global Post, June 2, 2014

Peru-India free trade agreement could raise trade to US$2 billion
Andina-Peru, May 30, 2014

Ukraine to sign EU trade treaty in June
EU Observer, May 29, 2014

Commentary: Global Trade Policy: Made in Latin America?
Atlantic Council, May 28, 2014

Canada Finance Minister Comfortable With Economy's Direction
The Wall Street Journal, May 27, 2014

Two China-Europe Free Trade Agreements
to Come into Force on July 1

China Briefing, May 26, 2014

Ambassador Ahn Ho-young Participates
in the 2014 Ambassadors’ Dialogue

Embassy of the Republic of Korea in the USA, May 22, 2014



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6/19/2014 - 6/21/2014
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