Tuesday, September 24, 2013
CalChamber Companies in the News
Almond Breeze Debuts in Japan!
Blue Diamond Growers (Sacramento, California, USA; CEO Mark D. Jansen) has signed a licensing contract with Marusan-Ai Co., Ltd. (Okazaki-shi, Aichi Prefecture) under which Marusan-Ai will market Almond Breeze, a new almond milk beverage, throughout Japan.
Blue Diamond Growers, September 23, 2013
The Safeway Foundation Helps Fight Childhood Obesity
with over $3 Million for Research and Prevention Programs
Asian Week, September 18, 2013
Regulatory Cooperation Council –
Request for Input
The Canada-United States Regulatory Cooperation Council is inviting stakeholders, Canadians and Americans alike, to contribute their views on how to reinforce, institutionalize, and expand efforts at regulatory cooperation between Canada and the U.S.
See Federal Register and www.regulations.gov (type keyword "Regulatory Cooperation Council" or Docket ID# OMB-2013-0004). These highlight a number of key areas where the RCC is seeking input until October 11, 2013.
For further information, see www.calchamber.com/Canada
From the World Trade Organization
Trade Policy Review: Costa Rica
Director-General Azevêdo launches Global Seminar
on WTO Accessions
Azevêdo:“Many pending Bali issues are political,
capitals must be continuously engaged”
Indonesia files dispute against Australia over tobacco plain packaging
Azevêdo announces responsibilities of his Senior Leadership team
EU donates EUR 700,000 to enhance trade capacity
of developing countries
From the White House
FACT SHEET: U.S.-Mexico High Level Economic Dialogue
Remarks by the President at the Meeting of the Export Council
Remarks by the President at the Business Roundtable
From the U.S. Department of Commerce
U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker, U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman Co-chair the Launch of the U.S.-Mexico High Level Economic Dialogue
International Buyer Program Leads the Pack
at PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2013
Commerce Secretary Pritzker Announces Representatives from
More than 60 Countries to Attend SelectUSA 2013 Investment Summit
NextGen Solutions Vendors Guide Brings State-of-the-Art Air Traffic Management to Global Clients
From the U.S. Trade Representative
Readout of U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman’s Meeting
with Mexico’s Secretary of Economy Ildefonso Guajardo
Ambassador Froman Highlights TPP and TPA, Participates
in President's Export Council Meeting at White House
Ambassador Froman Joins Vice President Biden in Mexico City
to Kick off the U.S.-Mexico High Level Economic Dialogue
Readout of this week’s Trans-Pacific Partnership discussions
in Washington, DC
USTR, September 20, 2013
Merkel’s Victory for the Transatlantic Economy
AICGS, September 23, 2013
Why you should care about the Trans-Pacific Partnership
Washington Business Journal, September 17, 2013
Nancy Pelosi may introduce immigration reform bill
Politico, September 23, 2013
Emerging Market Tourist Spend Boosts U.S. Travel: Economy
Bloomberg, September 23, 2013
Chamber of Commerce successful against most 'job killer' bills
Los Angeles Times, September 23, 2013
AB 1400 (Committee on Jobs, Economic Development, and the Economy) Export documents: expiration.
Facilitates exporting and improves the business climate in California by reducing delays in processing necessary documents for California exporters.
Bill Versions: 09/16/2013 Enrolled and to Governor
More International Articles
Canada July Retail-Sales Rebound Boosts Recovery Argument
Bloomberg, September 24, 2013
Argentina's August Trade Surplus Tumbles 59% to $568 Million
The Wall Street Journal, September 23, 2013
Under new WTO head, race for December trade deal picks up pace
Reuters, September 20, 2013
EU-Singapore Trade Text Released, Due to Apply Around End-2014
Bloomberg, September 20, 2013
Obama Calls Record U.S. Exports a Big ‘Bright Spot’ in Recovery
Businessweek, September 19, 2013
Japan Export Gains Offer Growth Momentum as Sales-Tax Rise Looms
Bloomberg, September 18, 2013
Obama faces heavy lift with India trade relations
Politico, September 18, 2013
EU ready for talks with China on pact paving way for free trade
Reuters, September 17, 2013
China's interest grows in joining an Asia-Pacific trade deal
The Hill, September 17, 2013
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6/6/2013 - 10/8/2013
Go Global Webinar Series
9/19/2013 - 09/26/2013
Trade Mission to Myanmar
Digital Trade in the U.S. and Global Economies
Sacramento Roundtable: Trade Barriers Affecting the US
9/25/2013 - 9/26/2013
The Americas Business Forum
INCO Terms Seminar
International Trade Finance: Methods of Payment
Invest Chile Forum
San Jose Hearing: Trade Barriers Affecting the US
9/26/2013 - 9/29/2013
UNA-USA SF Area Council Luncheon
Advanced Management of an Import/Export Business
9/29/2013 - 10/9/2013
Trade Mission to Japan?
Expanding Horizons for Small Business
Re-Shoring for Exporting Roundtable
KITA Seminar and Reception?
10/8/2013 - 10/9/2013
West Coast Economic Summit
West Coast Trade/Export Finance Conference
10/11/2013 - 10/12/2013
Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2013
10/13/2013 - 10/20/2013
CA Trade & Investment Delegation to China
10/16/2013 - 10/20/2013
Trade Expo Indonesia 2013?
10/31/2013 - 11/1/2013
Select USA 2013 Investment Summit
11/6/2013 - 11/13/2013
Multi-Sector Trade Mission to Mexico?
11/14/2013 - 11/15/2013
K-Tech Conference & Expo
Latina Style Business Series
11/28/2013 - 11/30/2013
Interwine China 2013
12/4/2013 - 12/7/2013
Global Callifornia Conference
12/7/2013 - 12/14/2013
Cuba Educational & Policy Trip
1/13/2014 - 1/14/2014
International Investment Forum Chile 2014
World Expo: Milan
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