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Tuesday, October 1, 2013

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6th Anniversary Edition

Six years ago, today, on October 1, 2007, the California Council for International Trade (CCIT) merged with the California Chamber of Commerce International Trade Committee to create the CalChamber Council for International Trade, which expands California’s voice on trade.

Please visit the CalChamber's "History of the CCIT."

Upon creation of the merged Council, the Council for International Trade Update (CITU) was initiated. Each weekly CITU features international headlines, U.S. trade policy updates, relevant information compiled from a number of sources, CalChamber companies in the news, and a worldwide events calendar

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Please take this opportunity of our sixth anniversary to forward this newsletter to your colleagues, clients, vendors, etc. who have an interest in international trade. We welcome them to email us at to receive this comprehensive trade update weekly at no cost.

Thanks to our over 4,000 readers around the world for your continued interest and support. Readers include members of the CalChamber Council for International Trade; CalChamber members with international interests; the consular corps; California congressional delegation; selected U.S. and California government officials; representatives of business and trade associations; and local, binational and American chambers of commerce abroad.

Susanne Stirling, Vice President, International Affairs
Mary Douglass,
Assistant, International Affairs

And thanks to the CalChamber Communications Department!

Ann Amioka, Vice President, Communications
Steve Dormann, Managing Web Editor
Sara Espinosa, Publications Editor
Neil Ishikawa, Art Director
Cheryl O’Neal,
Communications Assistant

CalChamber Companies in the News

Toyota says it will export U.S.-built Corollas to Latin America
Los Angeles Times, September 30, 2013

Kaiser Permanente earns top ranking
The Reporter, September 29, 2013

Trade Policy

From the World Trade Organization

Azevêdo opens Public Forum 2013: “Innovation is an important driver for trade flows”

USTR Froman warns poor countries would be the biggest losers
if Bali fails

Philippines launches safeguard investigation on newsprint

Farm produce stockholding worries members who fear impact
on trade and incomes

Panels established at the request of Panama, Honduras, Mexico
and Canada

From the White House

White House Hosts Southwest Border Economy
and Public Safety Forum

On Board with the Vice President: Diplomacy in Mexico

From the U.S. Department of Commerce

Readout of the Meeting Between United States Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker and Canada’s Minister of International Trade

Obama Administration Officials Announce $7m In Grants
and Investments to Revitalize American Manufacturing

U.S. Department of Commerce Invests Approximately $21 Million
to Support Economic and Job Growth in 11 States

Remarks by U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman
on the United States, the European Union,
and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership

United States and Japan Streamline Organic Trade Across the Pacific

Formal Launch of the USAID-ANSI Standards Alliance Program - Remarks by Deputy U.S. Trade Representative Miriam Sapiro

Assistant U.S. Trade Representative Mark Linscott Speaks
to Business Dialogue about the Upcoming WTO Bali Conference

World Trade Organization Adopts Report Ruling in Favor
of the United States in Chicken Products Trade Dispute with China

Statement by U.S. Mission to the World Trade Organization Attaché Neil Beck at the WTO Trade Policy Review of Costa Rica

United States, Mongolia Sign Transparency Agreement

Trade Agreements

Study: TTIP could create jobs, boost exports
for all 50 US states

British Embassy, September 24, 2013

An ambitious Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), currently under negotiation, could provide hundreds of thousands of US jobs, benefiting every US state, according to "TTIP and the Fifty States: Jobs and Growth from Coast to Coast", a report launched by the British Embassy Washington, Atlantic Council and Bertelsmann Foundation. This report—the first of its kind—outlines the benefit that TTIP could bring to jobs and exports to all 50 states.

California and TTIP


Council Seeks Input on Boosting
U.S.-Canada Regulatory Cooperation

CalChamber, September 27, 2013

House Republicans Work Immigration Behind Scenes
Associated Press, September 30, 2013

U.S. economic growth gauge at highest since April 2010: ECRI
Reuters, September 27, 2013


Special Report: Economic Advisory Council

State Economic Recovery Spreading Inland; Growth Strongest in Low/High-End Jobs
CalChamber, September 27, 2013

Media Outlets Highlight CalChamber Success
CalChamber, September 27, 2013

California Company Leaders Talk Export Business
with President Obama

Fox and Hounds Daily, September 26, 2013

AB 1400 (Committee on Jobs, Economic Development, and the Economy) Export documents: expiration.

Position: Support

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

Sacramento's first Mexican sister city: Mexicali
SacLatino, September 25, 2013

More International Articles

Indonesia's trade deficit seen narrowing in August
Reuters, September 30, 2013

Forging ahead with free trade
Reuters, September 30, 2013

Japan August output slips - seen rising on exports, domestic demand
Reuters, September 30, 2013

China opens new trade zone in Shanghai, reform plans unveiled
Reuters, September 29, 2013

Mexico to escape recession after floods, but risks to growth rise: Reuters poll
Reuters, September 25, 2013

World Trade Volume Rose by 2.2% in July
The Wall Street Journal, September 25, 2013

India-U.S. ties lose shine over economic differences
Reuters, September 25, 2013


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California STEP
The California State Trade and Export Promotion (California STEP) project combines a network of state, federal, private and non-profit trade promotion organizations in California to facilitate export promotion activities, serving targeted industries, to drive exports for small businesses.

Visit for export/import information, trade stats, trade policy, FAQs and more.

6/6/2013 - 10/8/2013
Go Global Webinar Series

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

11/26/2013 - 11/28/2013
INTRADE Malaysia 2013

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 


California Coalition
for Free Trade

A broad-based group of companies and business organizations working to secure a national free trade agenda.

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Web Links:


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Federal Government:

The White House

The U.S. Senate

The U.S. House of Representatives

U.S. Department
of Commerce

U.S. Trade Representative 

State Government:


California State Senate

California State Assembly

California Department of Finance

Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development – GO Biz



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