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Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Featured Headlines

California regains ranking
as world's eighth largest economy

Sacramento Business Journal, July 8, 2014

Annual Visit Highlights
Japan-California Trade Partnership

CalChamber, July 3, 2014

Ukraine signs historic EU pact, snubbing Russia
The Sacramento Bee, June 28, 2014

CalChamber Companies in the News

World Cup Ratings Update: Univision Hits Highest Viewership Ever
With Mexico Vs. Netherlands Game, June 30, 2014

KPMG Named Best Company for Asian-Pacific Workers
CPA Practice Advisor, June 2014

Global Trade & Logistics Overview -
Video from CA Community Colleges

The California Community College Foundation is a CalChamber Member.
California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office, May 2014

Trade Policy

From the World Trade Organization

Items proposed for consideration at the next meeting
of the Dispute Settlement Body

Appellate Body issues report on US measures on Chinese products

Significant progress in negotiations raises hope
of finalizing Seychelles accession

Trade Policy Review: China

Trade facilitation will support African industrialization
and development—Azevêdo

From the White House

The Big Picture: This Month's Jobs Numbers

The Employment Situation in June

From the U.S. Department of Commerce

Statement from U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker
on International Trade in Goods and Services in May 2014

From the U.S. Trade Representative


China Fails A Second Time in its Challenge
to U.S. Countervailing Duty Law

The United States and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan Hold a Labor Subcommittee Meeting Under the U.S.-Jordan Free Trade Agreement

United States and Korea Streamline Organic Trade


Political Battle Over Export Bank Heats Up
The Wall Street Journal, July 6, 2014

Trade Gap in U.S. Shrinks More Than Forecast on Record Exports
Bloomberg, July 3, 2014

Don’t Mess With Ex-Im Success!
By Lucy Dunn, President and CEO of OC Business Council, Featured in Fox & Hounds, June 30, 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

6/24/2014 - 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


Truckers strike at Los Angeles, Long Beach ports
The Sacramento Bee, July 7, 2014

California export trade stays on a roll in May
The Sacramento Bee, July 3, 2014

USDA predicts record California almond crop
The Fresno Bee, July 1, 2014

'Perfect China' Brings 7,000 Chinese to California
Visit California, July 1, 2014

Visit California Expands Content Partnerships
Visit California, July 1, 2014

More International Articles

World Powers Enter Talks Over Green Free Trade Agreement
Worth $1tn

International Business Times, July 8, 2014

China, U.S. to discuss yuan, monetary policy this week
Reuters, July 7, 2014

Japan, New Zealand leaders confirm cooperation for TPP
News on Japan, July 7, 2014

Tony Abbott confirms Australia and Japan
will sign free trade agreement

The Guardian, July 6, 2014

UK 'to become Europe's second largest economy by 2020'
BBC News-UK, July 5, 2014

Switzerland Becomes First Mainland European Nation
to Start Free Trade Agreement with China

International Business Times, July 2, 2014



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9/24/2014 - 9/25/2014
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