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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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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
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
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,
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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