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Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Featured Headlines

United States, Cuba Restore Diplomatic Relations
CalChamber, July 21, 2015

Cuban Flag Raised over Washington Embassy
as Ties Restored

Reuters, July 20, 2015


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At 20, Amazon Continues to Defy Predictions
July 15, 2015

First look at the vast new Shanghai Disneyland
CNN, July 15, 2015

Trade Policy

Santorum: Reauthorize Ex-Im Bank
The Hill, July 16, 2015

From the World Trade Organization

Germany donates EUR 1 million to help developing countries participate in Doha Round
July 20, 2015

Liberia, EU Sign Deal on Ascension
Belarusian News, July 20, 2015

The Battle against GMOs in the Philippines: Confronting
the WTO’s Attempts to Destabilize Sustainable Agriculture

Global Research, July 18, 2015

WTO members move close to deal on ITA expansion
July 18, 2015

The WTO Secretariat convenes a five-day Workshop on Trade
and Public Health

July 17, 2015

WTO opens NGO accreditation for Nairobi Ministerial Conference
July 15, 2015

From the White House

Follow Dr. Biden’s Trip to Asia on Instagram
July 16, 2015

From the U.S. Department of Commerce

Update to Important Commerce Data Tool Helps Businesses Improve their Export Services and Stay Compliant
July 20, 2015

U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker
to Attend Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Kenya

July 20, 2015

Joint Statement by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker
and Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk on First-Ever U.S.-Ukraine Business Forum

July 16, 2015

International Visitors Spent More than $18 Billion in May 2015
July 15, 2015

From the U.S. Trade Representative

U.S Led Effort Reaches ‘Major Breakthrough’
to Expand Information Technology Agreement

July 19, 2015

U.S. Trade Representative Froman Announces FY 2016 WTO Tariff-Rate Quota Allocations for Raw Cane Sugar,
Refined and Specialty Sugar and Sugar-Containing Products

July 14, 2015

Trade Agreements

Deal reached on cuts to global IT tariffs Financial
Times, July 19, 2015

Deal Could Cut Tariffs on $1 Trillion in Tech Trade
Bloomberg, July 18, 2015

Clamor for economic Charter change grows
July 18, 2015

EU TTIP chief negotiator: ISDS proposal being finalized
July 17, 2015

Thailand to apply for free trade zone with EEU by 2016
RT, July 15, 2015

TPP: The $27 Trillion Trade Agreement
The Market Mogul, July 2015


Job Creators


Sacramento’s new Mexican consul to help drought-stricken farmworkers
The Sacramento Bee, July 20, 2015

UPDATED: Governor Brown to Speak at Vatican Symposium
on Climate Change and Modern Slavery this Week

Governor's Press Office, July 20, 2015

California Governor Calls for Zero-Emissions Plan
for Freight Industry

The Wall Street Journal, July 17, 2015

California Museum hires new director, looks to raise profile
The Sacramento Bee, July 17, 2015

Governor Appointments to Office of Public Sector
Non-Governmental Organization Coordination at CalOES

Governor's Press Office, July 16, 2015

Where Are the Most U.S. Manufacturing Workers? Los Angeles
The Wall Street Journal, July 15, 2015

Importers move their business from West to East Coast ports
American Journal of Transportation, July 15, 2015

Long Beach port president confident diversions won't last
Journal of Commerce, July 15, 2015

More International Articles

Greece Said to Order Creditor Payments as Banks Reopen
Bloomberg, July 20, 2015

Vietnam’s government gives go-ahead for $2.5 billion port project
AJOT, July 19, 2015

Costa Rica ban on Mexican avocados goes
to World Trade Organization

The Tico Times, July 17, 2015

Survey Shows Eurozone Inflation Below Target for Some Time
to Come

The Wall Street Journal, July 17, 2015

Did the U.N. financing for development conference deliver?
Reuters, July 17, 2015

EU Agrees to 7.2 Billion-Euro Loan to Keep Greece Afloat
Bloomberg, July 17, 2015

U.S. jobless claims, housing data point to firming economy
Reuters, July 16, 2015

Softer euro zone inflation confirmed in June as energy dips
Reuters, July 16, 2015

Short-Term Fixes May Impede China’s Long-Term Goals
The Wall Street Journal, July 15, 2015

China’s Growth Beats Economists’ Forecast as Stimulus Kicks In
Bloomberg, July 14, 2015



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