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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Featured Headlines

President of Mexico, Gov. Brown Continue Momentum of Trade Mission
CalChamber, August 27, 2014

Lawmakers praise Mexican president's message of cooperation
Los Angeles Times, August 26, 2014

United States and Canada Release Regulatory Cooperation Council Joint Forward Plan
August 29, 2014

End-of-Session Legislative Action at a Glance
The Sacramento Bee, August 30, 2014

CalChamber Companies in the News

SeaWorld Announces First-of-its-Kind Killer Whale Environment
and more than $10 Million in New Funding for Research
and Conservation Projects

SeaWorld Entertainment, August 15, 2014

UPS, Fedex get approval for express services
in more Chinese cities

Reuters, August 14, 2014

Trade Policy

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

Businesses Urging Support
for Reauthorizing Export-Import Bank

CalChamber, July 9, 2014

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From the World Trade Organization

Ecuador launches safeguard investigation on floors
of wood and bamboo and accessories

Jordan launches safeguard investigation on writing
and printing papers size A4

DSB adopts Appellate Body reports on China’s rare earths measures

From the White House

Weekly Address: The Export-Import Bank

Second Estimate of GDP for the Second Quarter of 2014

From the U.S. Department of Commerce

Welcoming Investment from South America

Finding Success with Help from the African Development Bank
**ITA Blog

Historic Forum Yields Significant Gains for Africa-U.S. Business Ties

Statement from U.S. Secretary Of Commerce Penny Pritzker
on World Economic Forum’s Netmundial Initiative

From the U.S. Trade Representative

Ambassador Froman Announces Solar Project in Burma;
Increases Capacity for Investment

U.S and Myanmar Agree to Develop New Initiative
to Promote Labor Rights

Remarks by U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman
at the 2014 ASEAN-U.S. Business Summit


GDP Expanded at 4.2% Rate in Second Quarter
The Wall Street Journal, August 28, 2014


Nearly 700 California companies made the annual Inc. Magazine list of the 5000 fastest growing companies in the U.S.

California has by far the most companies of any state including the #1 fastest growing company and four of the Top 10.

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August 2014

Los Angeles is largest manufacturing center in U.S., government says
Los Angeles Times, September 1, 2014

Viewpoints: Mexico’s reforms will strengthen ties with California
The Sacramento Bee, August 26, 2014

The Mission to Mexico: California Governor Jerry Brown’s diplomatic coup, August 19, 2014

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

More International Articles

India's Modi Seeking to Attract More Japanese Investment
The Wall Street Journal, September 2, 2014

Korea, China, Japan open 5th round of three-way free trade talks
Global Post, September 1, 2014

China to offer tax breaks on electric cars, limited mostly
to local brands

Reuters, August 29, 2014

Euro-Zone Inflation Cools Further in August
The Wall Street Journal, August 29, 2014

EU widens aid to dairy exporters hit by Russia food ban
BBC News-UK, August 28, 2014

Mexico's Pemex aims to start importing light crude this year
Reuters, August 28, 2014

As Economy Soars, Philippines No Longer 'Sick Man of Asia'
The Wall Street Journal, August 28, 2014

Investor Visas Soaked Up by Chinese
The Wall Street Journal, August 26, 2014

America's Car Capital Will Soon Be ... Mexico
Forbes, August 20, 2014



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