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Tuesday, October 7, 2014

7th Anniversary Edition

Seven years ago, 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 seventh 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, Web Managing Editor
Sara Espinosa, Publications Editor
Neil Ishikawa, Art Director
Cheryl O’Neal, Communications Assistant

CalChamber Companies in the News

Boeing Forecasts World Air Cargo Traffic to Double
in Next 20 Years

American Journal of Transportation, October 7, 2014

Lockheed Martin Guest Blog: Public-Private Partnerships:
A Key Enabler for American Manufacturing Innovation

By Steve Betza, Lockheed Martin, US Department of Commerce, October 1, 2014

Trade Policy

From the World Trade Organization

Day 3 of Public Forum looks at impact of trade on jobs,
consumer welfare and development

Day 2 of Public Forum looks at why trade matters to Africa

Day 1 of Public Forum focuses on how trade affects the quality
of people’s lives

Ban Ki-moon: Trade essential to ending poverty,
supports conclusion of Doha Round

Azevêdo says success of WTO dispute settlement
brings urgent challenges

Regional trade agreements “cannot substitute” the multilateral trading system—Azevêdo

From the White House

The Employment Situation in September

Chart(s) of the Week: American Manufacturing
is Growing Stronger Every Day

U.S.-India Joint Statement

From the U.S. Department of Commerce

Final Readout of Secretary Pritzker’s Commercial Diplomacy Mission to Poland, Turkey with U.S. CEOs

Statement from U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker
on International Trade in Goods and Services in August 2014

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker Delivers Remarks
at AmCham Turkey/ABFT 10th Anniversary Gala

The Push to Increase Exports: National and Local, Public and Private
**ITA Blog

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker Makes First-Ever Visit
to Ukraine

From the U.S. Trade Representative

Remarks by Ambassador Michael Froman at the HSBC ‘Made
for Trade’ Event

United States and Brazil Reach Agreement to End WTO Cotton Dispute

Trade Agreements

Talking Trade with Congressmen Jim Costa and Erik Paulsen:
Why TPP and TTIP Advance U.S. Economic and Strategic Interests

Brookings Institute Blog by Miriam Sapiro, October 3, 2014

Opening Remarks by U.S. and EU Chief Negotiators
for T-TIP Round Seven Press Conference

USTR, October 3, 2014

One Year into the TTIP Negotiations: Getting to Yes
Cato Institute, September 29, 2014

Momentum for the Trans-Pacific Partnership needs to be revived
The Washington Post, September 30, 2014


Trade Gap Unexpectedly Narrows in August on Record U.S. Exports
Bloomberg, October 3, 2014

The Free-Trade Way to Job Growth
The Wall Street Journal, October 2, 2014

U.S. private sector creates 213,000 jobs in September: ADP
Reuters, October 1, 2014


CalChamber Releases Final Status Report
on Major Business Bills

CalChamber, October 7, 2014

Overview of November Ballot Measures
CalChamber Alert, October 3, 2014

California shares finest strawberry varieties with Asia
South China Morning Report, October 6, 2014

"Economic Impact of Tourism to California"
A new report commissioned by Visit California can help you explain the value of tourism to opinion leaders in your region. The report explains the economic benefits of tourism in each California Assembly and Senate district.
Visit California, September 2014

More International Articles

From California’s Central Valley to possibly 'Madam ambassador'
Sacramento Bee, September 30, 2014

Euro zone sentiment falls in Oct to lowest level since May 2013
Reuters, October 6, 2014

Canada, South Korea sign free trade pact
Rubber News, October 6, 2014

World Bank Cuts Developing East Asia 2015 GDP Forecast
Bloomberg, October 5, 2014

Free Trade Agreement between Hong Kong, China and Chile to enter into force later this month
7th Space, October 3, 2014

UN chief hails importance of trade
Shanghai Daily-China, October 1, 2014

Chinese free-trade interests set up Asia-Pacific agenda ahead of APEC
Pacific Scoop, September 30, 2014

EU and Canada set out trade agreement
BBC News, September 26, 2014



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