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Tuesday, August 25, 2015

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

CalChamber supports the reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank, which expired June 30th. 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. Congress reconvenes 9/8.
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Her Small Business was Ready
to Hire 100 More People. Then, Ex-Im Expired

U.S. Chamber of Commerce, August 19, 2015

CalChamber Companies in the News

Hyatt place Brand Cements position in the UAE
and drives International Traders to the country

Zawya, August 23, 2015

Southwest Airlines Campus Reach Program
to Inspire Students at All Levels

Just Means, August 19, 2015

Trade Policy

From the World Trade Organization

Ninety sessions to be held at 2015 Public Forum

From the White House

The Next Big Idea: Supporting Startups Across America

From the U.S. Department of Commerce

Six Reasons to Look South to Mexico
and Central America’s Infrastructure Build-Out

**ITA Blog

Business Opportunities in West Africa: Attend the Trade Mission
to the Canary Islands & Africagua

**ITA Blog

Commercial Service Taiwan Completes U.S. Trade Day
and Select USA Roadshow

**ITA Blog

Flag Raising in Havana, Cuba: My View of a Historic Moment

From the U.S. Trade Representative

U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman completes visits
to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and Beijing, China

Unlocking Africa’s Trade Potential
By Ambassador Michael Froman and Millenium Challenge Corporation CEO Dana J. Hyde, August 23, 2015

Trade Agreements

Handful of issues remaining in TPP: Froman
New Straits Times, August 24, 2015

Trans-Pacific trade pact benefits San Diego
The San Diego Union-Tribune, August 19, 2015


SBA announces State Trade and Export Promotion (STEP) program grant awards, including California
U.S. Small Business Administration, August 24, 2015‚Äč

GO-Biz Announces $747,000 Federal Grant for Trade and Export Initiative
GO-Biz, August 25, 2015

Job Creators



CalChamber White Paper Recaps Key Employment Law Developments
CalChamber, August 21, 2015

Feds release $57M to help California businesses get loans
Sacramento Business Journal, August 21, 2015

California jobless rate falls to 6.2% in July;
employers add 80,700 jobs

Los Angeles Times, August 21, 2015

More International Articles

Africa’s non-oil exports to US hit $4.4b
The Nation, August 24, 2015

ASEAN, partners make 'historic' progress on RCEP
Channel News Asia, August 24, 2015

Vintage cars intrigue tourists in Cuba;
Caterpillar eyes its vintage roads

American Journal of Transportation, August 24, 2015

IMF official says 'premature' to speak of Chinese crisis
Reuters, August 22, 2015

Korea, Ecuador to begin FTA talks
Korea Joongang Daily, August 22, 2015

At Busy Crossing, Pedestrians Need Passport to Enter Mexico
ABC News, August 20, 2015

To Become the Biggest Economy, China Needs to Stop Fighting Itself
Bloomberg, August 20, 2015

IMF Signals Yuan Won’t Be Considered a Reserve Unit
for at Least a Year

The Wall Street Journal, August 19, 2015



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