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Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Featured Headlines

CalChamber Urges State Congressional Delegation to Support Transatlantic Economic Partnership
CalChamber, September 1, 2015

Letter to California Congressional Delegation
in Support of TTIP

CalChamber supports the TTIP Agreement.
Congress reconvenes 9/8.

TTIP in US congressional districts
British Embassy in Washington, the Bertelsmann Foundation, and the Atlantic Council, August 2015

The Case for Investing in Europe 2015
AmChams in Europe, May 2015



CalChamber Keeps Up Pressure
to Reauthorize Export-Import Bank

CalChamber Alert, August 28, 2015


Escape From Boko Haram
In northern Nigeria, a fearless American educator has created a refuge for young women desperate to evade the terrorist group
Joshua Hammer, featured in Smithsonian Magazine, September 2015

CalChamber Companies in the News

Honda Says India A Key Strategic Market
With Exports Pushing Growth

Forbes, August 28, 2015

Amazon Gives Chinese Sellers a Boost in US, Internationally
eCommerce Bytes, August 27, 2015

Trade Policy

GSP Update: A Major Change for the Industry
Sourcing Journal, August 26, 2015

From the World Trade Organization

DG Azevêdo welcomes progress in Honduras on acceptance
of Trade Facilitation Agreement

DG Azevêdo: “Let’s make Nairobi a success”

From the White House

Second Estimate of GDP for the Second Quarter of 2015

From the U.S. Department of Commerce

Cloud Computing Exports Drive Growth at Home and Abroad

USPTO Supports Invention, Innovation and Economic Growth
in the Gulf and Across the Country

New U.S.-Mexico West Rail Bypass Bridge First
in Over a Century

From the U.S. Trade Representative

Readout of Meeting Between Ambassador Froman
and South African Minister of Trade and Industry Rob Davies

Remarks by Ambassador Michael Froman
at the Opening Ceremony of the 2015 AGOA Forum

Joint Statement on the ASEAN Economic Ministers (AEM)-USTR Consultations

Trade Agreements

Is Europe the new frontier for US energy exports?
The Hill, August 31, 2015

Free Trade Can Save the Rhino
Bloomberg View, August 31, 2015

U.S. says regional trade pacts to curb poaching in Africa
Reuters, August 27, 2015


Economy in U.S. Grew More Than Forecast in Second Quarter
Bloomberg, August 27, 2015

Core capital goods orders post largest rise in year
Reuters, August 26, 2015

Wyden Meets with Labor Representatives in Guatemala,
Explores Trade and Diplomatic Opportunities in Cuba, Argentina

U.S. Senate Committee on Finance, August 24, 2015


Job Creators



Company aims to expand program that eases traffic around the ports
Press Telegram, August 29, 2015

State Receives Federal Funding to Help
California Small Businesses Export Globally

Fox and Hounds, August 26, 2015

Capitol Weekly's Top 100 list -- Another Top 100 list is history.
Capitol Weekly, August 26, 2015

More International Articles

IMF's Lagarde sees weaker than expected global economic growth
Reuters, September 1, 2015

Trade gives boost to UK, but pound weighs on economy
The Independent, August 29, 2015

Brazil's economy enters recession
BBC News, August 28, 2015

Puerto Rico Spends More Than $60 Million on Debt Restructuring
Bloomberg, August 28, 2015

How the IMF’s misadventure in Greece is changing the fund
Reuters, August 28, 2015

The euro is irreversible despite its faults: ECB's Coeure
Reuters, August 27, 2015

South Africa car export boom sharpens Agoa focus
Business Daily Live - South Africa, August 27, 2015

British Airways to fly 787 from San Jose to London
Contra Costa Times, August 26, 2015

China's Xi Staying the Course Despite Sliding Economy
Associated Press, August 26, 2015



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