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Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Featured Headlines

Quarterly CalChamber
Economic Advisory Council Report

Despite Drought, Challenges,
California Continues Strong Economic Growth
CalChamber, September 18, 2015


China Investors Looking to U.S. Real Estate
as Safer Way to Diversify Portfolios

Update from Dr. Bruce Pickering, Asia Society
CalChamber Alert, September 18, 2015


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

CalChamber, September 21, 2015


Treasury and Commerce Announce
Further Amendments to
the Cuba Sanctions Regulations

U.S. Department of the Treasury, September 18, 2015

Cuba has first ambassador
to U.S. in half a century

Reuters, September 17, 2015

CalChamber Companies in the News

China's president to meet tech titans, visit Boeing in start to U.S. visit
Reuters, September 22, 2015

Disney hones "Star Wars" strategy in China, Latin America
Marketplace, September 21, 2015

Verizon first to offer cellphone roaming in Cuba
Reuters, September 17, 2015

Trade Policy

Past the point of debate
on country-of-origin labeling

By John Murphy, senior VP of International Policy, U.S. Chamber of Commerce; and Linda Dempsey, VP of International Economic Affairs, National Association of Manufacturers Featured in the Hill, September 17, 2015


From the World Trade Organization

Media accreditation for Tenth Ministerial Conference is now open

Azevêdo: WTO and UNCTAD are united in supporting development

DG Azevêdo: a package of issues for Nairobi may be within reach

Azevêdo encourages WTO members to consider benefits
of procurement pact

From the White House

Readout of the President's Call With Cuban President Raul Castro

Remarks by the President to the Business Roundtable

5 Indicators That Show We Turned a Depression-Like Shock into a Six-Year Expansion

From the U.S. Department of Commerce

Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker to Travel to Seattle
for Chinese President Xi’s West Coast Visit

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker Addresses U.S.-India Commercial and Economic Relationship at Carnegie Endowment
for International Peace

U.S. Deputy Secretary of Commerce Bruce Andrews Announces Business Development Mission to India

Insight on Crafting an e-Commerce Strategy for Europe
**ITA Blog

Deputy Secretary Bruce Andrews Travels to China to Participate
in the WEF Annual Meeting of the New Champions
and Strengthen Economic Ties

From the U.S. Trade Representative

Remarks by Ambassador Michael Froman
at the CSIS Asian Architecture Conference

United States and Indonesia Agree to Steps to Deepen Trade Ties

Trade Agreements

Malmström: EU leaders must fight for TTIP
Politico, September 17, 2015

How Trans-Pacific Partnership Benefits U.S. Trade
**ITA Blog, September 15, 2015


Lawmakers Urge Administration to Address Trade Opportunities,
Concerns at U.S.-India Strategic & Commercial Dialogue Meeting

Committee on Ways and Means, September 21, 2015

Housing Starts in U.S. Fall in Sign of Slow, Steady Recovery
Bloomberg, September 17, 2015

House Plans Vote on Bill to Lift Ban on Oil Exports
The Wall Street Journal, September 15, 2015


Job Creators


Governor Brown to Co-Chair U.S.-China Governors Forum,
Meet with President Xi of the People's Republic of China
on Tuesday in Seattle

Governor's Office, September 18, 2015

Chinese, US Firms Hope to Resurrect California-Vegas Train
Associated Press, September 17, 2015

Unfair competition hurting U.S. airlines, related businesses
in California: Guest commentary

Los Angeles Daily News, September 17, 2015

More International Articles

Pope Francis Looks Beyond Havana
in Cuba Trip

ABC News, September 21, 2015

India dinner, Xi visit kick off busy trade week
Politico, September 21, 2015

Chinese President Xi Jinping eager to be seen as an equal
in U.S. visit

Los Angeles Times, September 21, 2015

Triumphant Tsipras returns to fight for Greek economy,
debt relief

Reuters, September 21, 2015

New Iceland-EU Trade Deal Agreed
Iceland Review, September 18, 2015

India Can Boost Exports by $500 Billion With Trade Liberalization: Study
NDTV, September 18, 2015

U.S., EU Said to Prepare to Keep Russian Sanctions Next Year
Bloomberg, September 17, 2015

Croatia overwhelmed by flood of migrants, EU calls summit
Reuters, September 17, 2015

As Old China Slows, New China Still Closed to Foreign Firms
Bloomberg, September 16, 2015

S&P Downgrades Japan
The Wall Street Journal, September 16, 2015

Things Are Looking Good for the Euro-Area Consumer
Bloomberg, September 16, 2015



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