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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Featured Headlines

Canada: Top U.S. Trade Partner Also
No. 1 Market for California Services

CalChamber Alert, September 12, 2014

Deadline Looming for Reauthorizing
Export-Import Bank

CalChamber, September 16, 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

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Summer internships lead to adventures
abroad for two Pacific seniors

An internship with the California Chamber
of Commerce connects classroom
concepts to career possibilities.
University of the Pacific, September 2, 2014

CalChamber Companies in the News

Toyota Looks To Join The Party In Mexico With New Auto Plant
Forbes, Septemeber 10, 2014

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker to Lead High Level
U.S. Business Delegation to Poland, Turkey

Participants include CalChamber members Lockheed Martin Company, The Boeing Company, eBay Inc., IBM
U.S. Department of Commerce, September 9, 2014

Dunkin' Donuts Is Adding Almond Milk To Its Menu,
And America's Going Nuts

CalChamber Member Blue Diamond Growers joins forces with Dunkin' Donuts
The Huffington Post, September 8, 2014

Trade Policy

From the World Trade Organization

Trade Policy Review: Chinese Taipei

Azevêdo launches intensive consultations
on taking the Bali package forward

WTO announces winners of 2014 Essay Award for Young Economists

Steps officially agreed for mediating food safety,
animal-plant health friction

From the White House

Growing Our Economy and Strengthening Our Financial System

Dr. Jill Biden Arrives in Zurich, Switzerland

From the U.S. Department of Commerce

U.S. Commerce Department Releases Data on Nation's Growing Hispanic Population to Kick Off Hispanic Heritage Month

President’s Export Council to Participate in Administration’s
First Ever Fact-Finding Mission

*ITA Blog

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Welcomes Chinese Delegation

U.S. Commerce Department Program Awards $2.2 Million
to Help Increase Exports, Create Jobs

U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker Delivers Remarks
at the Infrastructure Investment Summit

From the U.S. Trade Representative

Statement by Ambassador Michael Punke at the Informal Heads
of Delegation Meeting at the WTO

Trade Agreements

TPP Negotiators Make Important Progress on Agreement
USTR, September 10, 2014


US retail sales driven by car buying and health spending
BBC News-UK, September 12, 2014

TIMMONS: Export-Import Bank is critical for U.S. export competitiveness
Jay Timmons in The Washington Times, September 10, 2014

U.S. House to debate extending Ex-Im Bank through June: GOP aide
Reuters, September 9, 2014


CalChamber Reports on Status
of Major Business Bills at Close of Session

CalChamber, September 15, 2014

Forecaster Projects Faster California Economic Growth in 2015
The Sacramento Bee, September 11, 2014

Mexico's Energy Market Reforms Present Golden Opportunity
for California

By Robert B. Weisenmiller and Michael Rossi, California Energy Commission Blog, September 10, 2014

Mayor Lee Launches LatinSF Initiative
Office of the Mayor of San Francisco, September 9, 2014

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

More International Articles

Taiwan, China Begin New Trade Talks
Voice of America, September 15, 2014

Free trade matters more now than ever
EurActive, September 12, 2014

Peru plans to export more gold to India this year; mulling FTA
Economic Times, September 12, 2014

Korea's FTA journey
Korea Times, September 12, 2014

Moldova, Turkey Sign Free Trade Agreement
Noinvite, September 12, 2014

India Won't Sign Trade Pact Until Stockpile Issue Is Resolved
The Wall Street Journal, September 10, 2014

Australian Employers Add Record Jobs as Currency Jumps: Economy
Bloomberg, September 10, 2014

China Inflation Stays Subdued as Producer Prices Extend Decline
Bloomberg, September 10, 2014



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