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Tuesday, October 8, 2013

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Featured Headlines

International Luncheon Discusses Expanding Horizons
for Small Businesses

CalChamber, October 2, 2013

Council Seeks Input on Boosting U.S.-Canada Regulatory Cooperation
CalChamber, September 27, 2013

Special Quarterly Report: Economic Advisory Council
State Economic Recovery Spreading Inland; Growth Strongest in Low/High-End Jobs
CalChamber, September 27, 2013

CalChamber Companies in the News

Comcast: Best of the Bunch
Money Show, October 7, 2013

3 Reasons Starbucks Will Keep Winning
Motley Fool, October 4, 2013

Trade Policy

From the World Trade Organization

General Council Proposed Agenda

Azevêdo seeks support for Bali package from India’s government
and business leaders

Azevêdo calls for APEC ministers’ help in reaching consensus
on Bali package

Day 3: Public Forum looks at Bali issues

Day 2 of Public Forum focuses on needs of consumers
and small businesses

From the White House

Trans-Pacific Partnership Leaders Statement

Readout of Vice President Biden’s Meeting
with Prime Minister Antonis Samaras of Greece

Trade Agreements

U.S. Trade and Investment
with TPP Countries Benefits Every State

Business Roundtable Releases New U.S. and State-Level Fact Sheets Detailing Benefits of Trade and Investment with the 11 Other Trans-Pacific Partnership Countries
Business Roundtable, October 1, 2013

Free-trade pact with Peru to take effect soon, minister says
The Nation--Thailand, October 8, 2013

Beijing, Seoul vow to reach FTA soon
China Daily, October 7, 2013

Kosovo, Turkey sign free trade pact
Southeast  Europe Times, October 2, 2013


Kerry-Siew meeting at APEC boosts Taiwan-U.S. ties: envoy
Focus Taiwan, October 7, 2013

Kerry to play lead US role at Asia summits
Associated Press, October 4, 2013


Governor Signs CalChamber-Backed Bill Reducing Delays for California Exporters
CalChamber, October 8, 2013

Go-Biz Director Rajan's Statement on Gov. Brown Signing Pro-Business Legislation
GO-Biz, October 7, 2013

Governor Brown Signs Legislation
to Support California Businesses

Governor's Office, October 4, 2013

AB 1067 Economic development: foreign trade
Signed by the Governor
Requires the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development to serve as the lead state entity for overseeing the state's participation with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services' EB-5 Investment Program.

AB 1400 Export documents: expiration
Signed by the Governor
Facilitates exporting and improves the business climate in California by reducing delays in processing necessary documents for California exporters.

SB 12 Consumer affairs
Signed by the Governor
Makes unlawful the act of representing a product as made in California, by using a specified Made in California label, unless the product complies with the requirements of the Made in California Program established by the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development.

Construction On Border Crossing Continues
Despite Government Shutdown

KPBS, October 2, 2013

Federal shutdown could hurt California tourism business
The Sacramento Bee, October 1, 2013

More International Articles

APEC Leaders Urge Vigilance on Protectionism to Spur Growth
Bloomberg, October 7, 2013

The APEC Summit Is An Opportunity To Boost Global Growth Through Free Trade
Forbes, October 6, 2013

Analysis: Canceled EU-U.S. talks complicate trade ambitions
Reuters, October 6, 2013

US commitment to Asia remains despite shutdown
BBC News--UK, October 5, 2013

Chinese Leader Eyes More Trade With Malaysia
ABC News, October 4, 2013

Mexican Sun Lures Cash to Solar as Panel Prices Plunge
Bloomberg Businessweek, October 4, 2013

Obama cancels part of Asia trip to address shutdown
Los Angeles Times, October 2, 2013

China Services Index Jumps in Sign of Sustained Rebound
Bloomberg, October 2, 2013


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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​

Small Business & Export Seminar 2013

10/31/2013 - 11/1/2013
Select USA 2013 Investment Summit

11/6/2013 - 11/13/2013
Multi-Sector Trade Mission to Mexico​

Expanding Horizons 2013​

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

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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