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Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Featured Headlines

Job Creators

Four Job Creator Bills Go to Governor
CalChamber, September 15, 2015



CalChamber Stops 16 Job Killer Bills
CalChamber, September 14, 2015


Congress's Ex-Im Battle Taking a Heavy Toll
on American Business

JD Harrison, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, September 15, 2015

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

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CalChamber Companies in the News

Mark Jansen, president and CEO of Blue Diamond Growers,
was the speaker at the 54th annual Harvest Luncheon

Harvest Luncheon celebrates locally produced food
The Modesto Bee, September 11, 2015

Joyce Foundation, JPMorgan Chase, and the Annie E. Casey Foundation Support Apprenticeship Return on Investment Study
Featuring CalChamber member JPMorgan Chase
U.S. Department of Commerce, September 8, 2015

Trade Policy

From the World Trade Organization

Azevêdo: Nairobi Ministerial must deliver on development

WTO announces winners of 2015 Essay Award for Young Economists

WTO members elect new chair of farm trade talks

From the U.S. Department of Commerce

U.S. Census Bureau Releases Key Statistics Honoring
Hispanic Heritage Month

Trade Winds—Africa: Taking the Next Step in U.S.-Africa Business Relations
**ITA Blog

Back-to-School Means More International Trade in Education
**ITA Blog

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker Announces Five Market Development Cooperator Program Award Receipients

From the U.S. Trade Representative

Press Week Ahead: September 14 - 18

Trade Agreements

Study: Vietnam will 'benefit significantly' from trade pact
The Hill, September 11, 2015

Auto-state senators push for better trade rules
The Hill, September 10, 2015


U.S. import prices post biggest drop in seven months
Reuters, September 10, 2015


Governor Brown to Speak at U.S.-China Climate Leaders Summit
in Los Angeles Tomorrow

Governor's Office, September 14, 2015

GO-Biz and Japanese Government Sign
MOUs to Develop California Electric
Vehicle Charging Network

The text of the two MOUs can be found here and here.
GO-Biz, September 11, 2015

French Consul General says 'merci' at 'hometown heroes' parade
in Sacramento

The Sacramento Bee, September 11, 2015

China's slowing growth cause for concern at ports,
trade economist says

Los Angeles Times, September 10, 2015

UCLA and USC tie in magazine rankings;
UC Berkeley best public university in nation

Los Angeles Times, September 8, 2015

More International Articles

Bank of Japan Forgoes Additional Easing,
Betting Economy Will Turn Around

Bloomberg, September 14, 2015

California's tech ties to India are about to get a boost
Los Angeles Times, September 13, 2015

Taking a Fresh Look At U.S.-Mexico Trade
Supply Demand Chain, September 11, 2015

Mexico's Proposed Budget Supports Stability
Bloomberg MarketWatch, September 11, 2015

U.S., Cuba set agenda on improving relations
Reuters, September 11, 2015

China central bank ups flexibility in reserve requirement rules
Reuters, September 11, 2015

Mexico industrial output unexpectedly rises in July
Reuters, September 11, 2015

Singapore Vote Count Underway as PAP Looks Set to Keep Power
Bloomberg, September 10, 2015

Puerto Rico Faces Higher Hurdles in Debt Restructuring Plan
Bloomberg, September 10, 2015

European Commission President Jean- Claude Juncker's
first State of the Union address on September 9

European Commission, September 9, 2015

China state planner chairman says economy fundamentally healthy
Reuters, September 9, 2015



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9/14/2015 - 9/21/2015
Trade Winds-Africa Trade Mission

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9/17/2015 - 9/18/15

CalAsian Business Summit

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Power Engineering for Industry - 2015

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TTIP Roadshow - San Francisco

9/25/2015 - 9/27/2015

Americas-Africa Trade Show Conference 2015


Sino-U.S. SME Forum 2015


International Business Culture

9/29/2015 - 9/30/2015
Financial Management for Your Business

10/1/2015 - 10/03/2015

Bilateral Forum: CA & Latin America

10/5/2015 - 10/9/2015
Inbound Trade Mission from Korea

Luncheon Celebrating Singapore's 50th Anniversary

10/7/2015 - 10/8/2015
Russian-American Pacific Partnership

Exporter Roundtable: Export Incentives

Dubai Investment Forum

Academia & Related Export Controls

Evolving Export Controls, Compliance, Enforcement

Global Trade Laws and Taxes

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10/29/2015 - 10/31/2015
21st Century Maritime Silk Road International Expo

11/3/2015 - 11/4/2015
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11/04/2015 - 11/07/2015
Nagoya Trade Show

11/7/2015 - 11/19/2015

Hong Kong/China Trade & Leadership Mission

12/02/2015 - 12/03/2015
How to do Business in the Pacific Rim

12/7/2015 - 2/11/2015
Inbound Trade Mission from Europe


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