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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Featured Headlines

Governor Brown Signs Agreement
with Ambassador of Japan

Governor's Office, September 5, 2014

Why trade matters
Ambassador Mirian Sapiro featured in The Hill, September 5, 2014

New Data Shows Sacramento-Roseville-Arden-Arcade is a Leading Metropolitan Area for Exports
U.S. Department of Commerce, September 2, 2014

CalChamber Companies in the News

Disney drives explosive theme park expansion in China
Los Angeles Times, September 4, 2014

Focus drives Ford auto sales increase in China
Detroit News, September 4, 2014

Trade Policy

Jobs may be at risk as fate of Export-Import Bank is debated
Los Angeles Times, September 6, 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
CalChamber, July 10, 2014

Businesses Urging Support
for Reauthorizing Export-Import Bank

CalChamber, July 9, 2014

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From the World Trade Organization

Journalists and NGOs share their perspectives on trade and WTO
in Bangkok workshops

From the White House

The Economy that Built 10 Million Jobs

The Employment Situation in August

From the U.S. Department of Commerce

Statement from U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker
on International Trade in Goods and Services in July 2014

Daring to Be Great in Supporting U.S. Exporters

Commerce Department Reports Demonstrate that Exports Continue
to Help Spur U.S. Economy and Support Jobs

From the U.S. Trade Representative

New Reports Illustrate How Made-In-USA Exports Support Jobs,
Grow the Economy, and Unlock Opportunity for Americans

U.S. Trade Representative Froman Announces FY 2015 WTO Tariff-Rate Quota Allocations for Raw Cane Sugar, Refined and Specialty Sugar and Sugar-Containing Products

Trade Agreements

Daimler chief urges U.S., EU to finalize free trade deal
Detroit News, September 5, 2014


U.S. trade deficit smallest in six months on rising exports
Reuters, September 4, 2014

U.S. private sector adds 204,000 jobs in August: ADP
Reuters, September 4, 2014

House Leaders Weigh Short-Term Ex-Im Bank Plan
Bloomberg, September 3, 2014


Lee looking to boost business ties between S.F., Latin America
San Francisco Chronicle, September 8, 2014

UC Davis, China Sign Pact to Speed Development of Electric Vehicles
The Sacramento Bee, September 8, 2014

President of Mexico, Governor Brown Continue Momentum of Trade Mission
CalChamber, September 5, 2014

Report: Online Job Ads Surge in California in August
The Sacramento Bee, September 4, 2014

More International Articles

Opportunities and challenges in US-Taiwan trade
The Hill, September 8, 2014

Japan second-quarter GDP shrinks 7.1 percent,
adds to doubt over inflation goal

Reuters, September 8, 2014

Philippine President to become a tourism ambassador when traveling to Europe and the US next week
ETurboNews, September 7, 2014

Minister Moore Continues Push for Free and Open Trade in Canada
Market Wired-Canada, September 5, 2014

Majority of ASEAN businesses want more ambitious trade pacts
Director of Finance-UK, September 5, 2014

Canada: Canada And European Union Agree To Comprehensive Economic And Trade Agreement
Mondaq, September 5, 2014

U.S.-Asia Decoupling Seen in Export Weakness: Chart of the Day
Bloomberg, September 4, 2014

Switzerland, Singapore, US top economic rankings
The Sacramento Bee, September 3, 2014



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