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