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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

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Featured Headlines

Commerce Officials Give Update
on U.S. Program to Boost Investment

CalChamber, August 8, 2014

Letter to California Congressional
Delegation Regarding the Reauthorization
of the Export-Import Bank

The CalChamber supports the reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank, that currently is set to expire on September 30. Failure to reauthorize its operations at an internationally competitive level would seriously disadvantage U.S. companies—small and large—in foreign markets, potentially resulting in the loss of thousands of U.S. jobs

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CalChamber Companies in the News

Viva Mexico! Southwest Airlines Launches Service To Beach Resort Areas Of Cancun And San Jose del Cabo/Los Cabos
PR Newswire, August 11, 2014

Deloitte unveiled as latest partner for Singapore 2015 SEA Games
Inside the Games, August 7, 2014

Trade Policy

From the World Trade Organization

WTO releases 2013 trade data

Azevêdo: Support of private sector is crucial for future
of multilateral trading system

WTO puts jobs, consumer protection and Africa
on agenda of 2014 Public Forum

India files notice of appeal in steel products dispute

Azevêdo: Members unable to bridge the gap on trade facilitation

From the White House

FACT SHEET: Powering Africa:
Increasing Access to Power in Sub-Saharan Africa

FACT SHEET: The Doing Business in Africa Campaign

Remarks by the President at the U.S.-Africa Business Forum

From the U.S. Department of Commerce

U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker Delivers Remarks
at Economic Development Forum in California

Discover the Best Ways to Take Advantage
of U.S. Free Trade Agreements

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker Highlights New Commerce Department Efforts to Strengthen Trade And Investment Between The United States and Africa

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

From the U.S. Trade Representative

U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman Announces U.S. Victory
in Challenge to China’s Rare Earth Export Restraints

USTR European Outreach Highlights T-TIP’s Opportunities
for Small Business Trade, Investment, and U.S. Jobs

Readout of Meeting Between United States and Japanese Trade Negotiators Regarding TPP and Agriculture

The United States and the Economic Community of West African States Sign Trade and Investment Framework Agreement

Trade Agreements

Bridging the Pacific: The Americas’ New Economic Frontier?
Atlantic Council, July 23, 2014

Study: No Trans-Pacific Partnership would be a setback for U.S.,
Latin America

Miami Herald, July 23, 2014


U.S. Job Openings Hit 13-Year High
Wall Street Journal, August 12, 2014

Wyden Statement on WTO Ruling on Rare Earth Exports
U.S. Senate Committee on Finance, August 7, 2014

Trade Gap Narrows Sharply as Imports Tumble
The Wall Street Journal, August 6, 2014

US services firms grow at fastest pace in 8 years
Sacramento Bee, August 5, 2014

Camp, Nunes Statements on Failure
to Adopt Trade Facilitation Agreement

U.S. House Committee on Ways and Means, August 1, 2014

Why Ex-Im is Indispensable
Commentary by Myron Brilliant in Roll Call, July 25 2014


California Seen Ending Year With About $3 Billion Surplus
Bloomberg, August 4, 2014

California state revenue beats expectations in July
The Sacramento Bee, August 11, 2014

California and Mexico are Essential Partners
Gary Toebben, President & CEO of the LA Area Chamber of Commerce, Fox and Hounds, August 7, 2014

California exports continued to roll in June
Sacramento Bee, August 6, 2014

More International Articles

Mexico Hastens Energy Overhaul
The Wall Street Journal, August 11, 2014

China market open again to citrus growers in state
The Porterville Recorder, August 11, 2014

U.S.-Mexico alliance: The border story you don’t know
by Assemblymember Chávez and Senator Hueso featured in UT San Diego, August 9, 2014

China Exports Accelerate, Imports Fall in July
The Wall Street Journal, August 8, 2014

Suez Canal Set for First Major Expansion
The Wall Street Journal, August 8, 2014

Russia’s ban on American food imports is going to hit the U.S. poultry, pork and nut industries the hardest
The Washington Post, August 7, 2014

Canada, EU Agree on Final Details of Trade Pact
The Wall Street Journal, August 5, 2014

Taiwan Leaves Itself Behind
The Wall Street Journal, August, 4, 2014

WTO failure points to fragmented future for global trade
Reuters, August 4, 2014



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