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Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Featured Headlines

Foreign-Trade Zone Imports and Exports Hit Record-High Levels
in 2012

The Sacramento Bee, September 2, 2013

Roberto Azevêdo takes over
WTO, September 1, 2013

Ministerial Guidance Energizes Negotiators' Work During 19th Round of TPP Negotiations
USTR, August 30, 2013

9/16/2013 - 9/18/2013
U.S. - Saudi Business Opportunities Forum

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Trading Portal for Saudi Arabia

9/25/2013 - 9/26/2013
The Americas Business Forum

CalChamber Companies in the News

AT&T Recruiting For Career Positions Throughout
San Francisco Bay Area

MarketWatch, August 29, 2013

Honda Odyssey family minivan gets top safety rating
NBC News, August 29, 2013

Chevron's 2013 Fuel Your School Program Expands
to Help Fund Classroom Projects in 14 U.S. Communities

Webwire, August 29, 2013

Trade Policy

From the World Trade Organization

US, New Zealand file disputes against Indonesia on animals, horticultural/animal products

Panel established on EU complaint against China’s anti-dumping duties

South African university to host student exercise
in WTO dispute settlement

Korea files dispute against US over anti-dumping measures
on washing machines

Before his departure, Pascal Lamy signs new WTO infrastructure contract in Bern

From the White House

Background Conference Call on the President's Trip to Sweden
and Russia

Joint Statement by the United States of America, Republic of Estonia, Republic of Latvia, and Republic of Lithuania

Vice President Biden to Travel to Panama and Mexico Following
a Visit to the U.S. Ports of Savannah and Charleston

Reducing America’s Dependence on Foreign Oil As a Strategy
to Increase Economic Growth and Reduce Economic Vulnerability

Statement by the President Announcing the Appointment
of Ambassador Donald Booth as U.S. Special Envoy for Sudan
and South Sudan

From the U.S. Department of Commerce

Confirming the Partnership Between the United States and Asia

Statement from U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker
on Labor Day

Department of Commerce Data Show U.S. Exports
of Manufactured Goods Supported 6.4 Million Jobs Nationwide In 2011

Attila’s Guide to Conquering Export Markets
**ITA Blog

FDI is a Top Priority for U.S. Economic Development Organizations
**ITA Blog

From the U.S. Trade Representative

United States Welcomes New Zealand’s Decision
to Join U.S. Challenge to Indonesia’s Import Restrictions
on Horticultural Products, Animals and Animal Products

Trade Agreements

Indonesia, Pakistan Ink Free Trade Agreement After 10 Years
Jakarta Globe--Indonesia, Augusts 31, 2013

Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement; Interim Environmental Review
USTR, August 28, 2013


Trade Barriers That U.S. Small and Medium-Sized
Enterprises Perceive as Affecting Exports
to the European Union; Institution of Investigation
and Scheduling of Hearing

The U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) is seeking information for a report that will identify trade-related barriers that U.S. small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) perceive as disproportionately (as compared to large firms) affecting their exports to the European Union (EU). SMEs, associations with SMEs in their membership, and interested stakeholders are encouraged to respond to the Federal Register Notice request for comment on trade barriers affecting U.S. SME exports to the EU.

Full text of Federal Register Notice

Written comments due by October 15, 2013. Requests to appear at hearing due by
September 13, 2013.

Growth Exceeds Estimates as U.S. Weathers Budget Cuts: Economy
Bloomberg, August 29, 2013

Immigration reform’s No. 1 enemy: Time
Politico, August 28, 2013


GO-Biz director unveils new state permitting Website with mobile feature
GO-Biz (featured in Lake County News), August 28, 2013

State's job-creation streak hits 25 months
The Sacramento Bee, September 3, 2013

More International Articles

Armenia says will join Russia-led customs union
Reuters, September 3, 2013

Worst of Crisis Over for Asian Emerging Markets, Nomura Says
Bloomberg, September 2, 2013

Indonesia’s Trade Gap Widens to Record as Inflation Quickens
Bloomberg, September 2, 2013

Japan's economy is bouncing back, offering a possible model for U.S.
Los Angeles Times, September 2, 2013

Surveys: China Manufacturing Improves in August
Associated Press, September 2, 2013

Assembly rejects license bill to speed border crossings
UT San Diego, August 30, 2013

EU's Rehn sees European recovery strengthening in 2014
Reuters, August 29, 2013

Turkey July Trade Deficit Misses as Mideast Trade Slumps
Bloomberg Businessweek, August 29, 2013

Where's China's Growth? Textiles Industry Is Weaving Expansion
Forbes Asia, August 28, 2013

Free trade, Arctic, Russia may top Obama's Nordic agenda
Reuters, August 28, 2013

EU’s Rehn Says ‘Premature’ to Put Numbers on Greek Financing Gap
Bloomberg, August 28, 2013


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6/6/2013 - 10/8/2013
Go Global Webinar Series

U.S.-Southern Africa Solar Roundtable

9/7/2013 - 9/22/2013
America's Cup: San Francisco 2013

Consul General Luncheon Series: Italy

9/13/2013 - 9/15/2013
CIAPE 2013

9/16/2013 - 9/18/2013
U.S.-Saudi Business Opportunities Forum

Guy Fox MIS Dinner

9/19/2013 - 9/20/2013
California Asian Business Summit

9/19/2013 - 9/20/2013
Russian Innovation Week Conference

9/19/2013 - 09/26/2013
Trade Mission to Myanmar

Start Your Own Import/Export Business

9/25/2013 - 9/26/2013
The Americas Business Forum

International Trade Finance: Methods of Payment

9/26/2013 - 9/29/2013
Expo Pakistan

Advanced Management of an Import/Export Business

9/29/2013 - 10/9/2013
Trade Mission to Japan?

West Coast Trade/Export Finance Conference 

10/11/2013 - 10/12/2013
Global Entreperneurship Summit 2013

10/13/2013 - 10/20/2013
CA Trade & Investment Delegation to China

10/16/2013 - 10/20/2013
Trade Expo Indonesia 2013?

10/31/2013 - 11/1/2013
Select USA 2013 Investment Summit

11/15/2013 - 11/17/2013
US-Spain Council Forum

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11/28/2013 - 11/30/2013
Interwine China 2013

12/4/2013 - 12/7/2013

Global Callifornia Conference

1/13/2014 - 1/14/2014
International Investment Forum Chile 2014

World Expo: Milan 


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