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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

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Featured Headlines

Economic Advisory Council:
Growth Shows Signs of Moderating

CalChamber, September 22, 2014

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

CalChamber, September 15, 2014

$12M earmarked for UCD life
sciences center in Chile

Sacramento Bee, September 17, 2014

CalChamber Companies in the News

Southwest Airlines to Launch Daily Flights to Costa Rica
Nearshore Americas, September 17, 2014

Coca-Cola, Verizon, BofA Among Companies
to Support Health Initiatives

The Wall Street Journal, September 16, 2014

Trade Policy

Statement of Fred P. Hochberg
on Ex-Im’s Extension

Export-Import Bank of the US, September 18, 2014

From the World Trade Organization

WTO lowers forecast after sub-par trade growth in first half of 2014

Azevêdo warns of “freezing effect” on WTO work from impasse
on Bali package

WTO to award seven Chairs in 2014, beginning
with South Africa’s North-West University

Differences remain on deadlines and forums
for post-Bali work on agriculture

From the U.S. Department of Commerce

Small Business Development Centers Raise the Bar on Exporting
**ITA Blog

Statement from U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker
on Leading Delegation to Ukraine

From the U.S. Trade Representative

Standing Up for Workers: Ensuring that the Benefits of Trade
are Broadly-Shared

Remarks by Ambassador Michael Froman
at the No Labels Business Leaders Forum

U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman Joins the Coalition
for Green Trade in Support of Negotiations
on the Environmental Goods Agreement

Statement by Ambassador Michael Punke at the WTO Trade Policy Review of the Separate Customs Territory of Taiwan,
Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu (Chinese Taipei)

Trade Agreements

Remarks By Ambassador Michael Froman at the U.S. Chamber
of Commerce and Center for Strategic and International Studies Symposium on the TPP

USTR, September 18, 2014

US, EU set seventh round of trade talks for Sept. 29 start
The Hill, September 18, 2014

Japan's Amari, USTR Froman arranging TPP talks next week
Reuters, September 17, 2014


Why Expanded Trade Will Support an Economic Recovery
Commentary by Gary Shapiro in Roll Call, September 19, 2014

U.S. Household Wealth Hits Fresh Record
The Wall Street Journal, September 18, 2014

Wyden Praises Effort to Boost Clean,
Innovative American Exports

U.S. Senate Committee on Finance, September 17, 2014

Business groups keep passage of fast-track high
on list of priorities

The Hill, September 16, 2014


Governor Brown signs sister state agreement
with China's Guangdong Province

Governor's Office, September 21, 2014

California adds 44,200 jobs in August, unemployment steady at 7.4%
Los Angeles Times, September 19, 2014

More International Articles

The Republic of Palau 20th year anniversary
Julian Padilla the Honorary Consul General of Palau – San Diego is proud to announce The Republic of Palau 20th year anniversary
Honorary Consul General of Palau - San Diego, September 22, 2014

Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Peru: Better Together
Bloomberg, September 21, 2014

G-20 says close to goal of $2 trillion in growth
Associated Press, September 21, 2014

Can China Save the Shanghai Free Trade Zone?
The Diplomat, September 20, 2014

Global tourist numbers grew 4.6% in first half of 2014,
according to WTO

Merco Press, September 19, 2014

China's Xi Jinping signs landmark deals on India visit
BBC News-UK, September 18, 2014

S. Korea, Turkey initial FTA in service, investment sectors
Yonhap News, September 18, 2014

Foster's new Mexico City airport to be "one of the biggest and most sustainable" in the world
Gizmag, September 17, 2014

New lanes ease wait times at border
San Diego Union-Tribune, September 17, 2014



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