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Discover America Partnership

Business Groups Urge Congress to Grow International Travel to the U.S.
Discover America Partnership, June 11, 2014

The Discover America Partnership (DAP), of which the California Chamber of Commerce is a member, is a broad-based coalition of travel, hotel, retail, restaurant, professional and business organizations. The DAP launched a renewed push to advance the Jobs Originated through Launching Travel (JOLT) Act through Congress. The DAP’s advocacy effort will call on Congress to take immediate action to expand the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) through the JOLT Act (H.R. 1354) to help increase international visitation. The campaign launches with issue-advertising on public affairs news websites targeting members of Congress and their staff. If the VWP is extended to strong candidates such as Brazil, Poland , Israel and Croatia through the JOLT Act, the U.S. will take an important step forward in reaching the goal of recapturing its share of international travelers. Expansion of VWP to these and other select countries will add nearly $10 billion to the economy and create nearly 60,000 additional American jobs.

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Eighty Years After the Reciprocal Trade Agreements Act: A legacy of creating jobs, promoting growth,
and strengthening the middle class

USTR, June 12, 2014

Eighty Years of History Underline the Need
for TPA to Conclude the Best Trade Agreements
and Create Jobs

House Committee on Ways and Means, June 16, 2014

CalChamber Companies in the News

Boeing to work with Italian government on cybersecurity
St. Louis Business Journal, June 16, 2014

Deloitte Releases June 2014 Asia Pacific Economic Outlook
Hotel News Resource, June 16, 2014

Trade Policy

From the World Trade Organization

Trade Policy Review: WTO Members of the Organization
of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS)

Azevêdo congratulates International Trade Centre
on 50th anniversary

From the White House

FACT SHEET: The United States and Australia:
An Alliance for the Future

From the U.S. Department of Commerce

International Statistical Update: Health-
and Education-Related Travel Now Part of Travel Services

U.S. Economic Development Administration and Harvard Business School Unveil Brand New U.S. Cluster Mapping
and Registry Website

From the U.S. Trade Representative

Remarks by Ambassador Michael Froman at the Council
on Foreign Relations: The Strategic Logic of Trade

Joint Statement from the United States – Central Asia Trade
and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA) Council Meeting

Trade Agreements

USTR Hosts Public Hearing on the WTO Environmental Goods Agreement

Republican gains in November may boost chances of U.S. trade deals
Reuters, June 16, 2014


Nunes Opening Statement: Hearing on Advancing the U.S. Trade Agenda: Benefits of Expanding U.S. Agriculture Trade
and Eliminating Barriers to U.S. Exports

House Committee on Ways and Means, June 11, 2014


California set for more exports, strong manufacturing,
Beacon finds

Los Angeles Times, June 16, 2014

California job growth beats rest of U.S., UCLA Anderson Forecast says
Los Angeles Times, June 13, 2014

More International Articles

Canadian Agricultural Trade Mission to China Opens Door
to Future Prosperity

MarketWatch, June 16, 2014

China Surpasses U.S. as Largest Corporate Debt Issuer
The New York Times, June 16, 2014

Venezuela's soaring inflation ups pressure for economic reforms
Reuters, June 13, 2014

Korea, Canada set to sign FTA
Korea Times, June 13, 2014

For Brazil's new middle class, life's still a struggle
Los Angeles Times, June 11, 2014

World Bank Cuts Global Economic Forecast for 2014
Associated Press, June 11, 2014



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