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Tuesday, October 13, 2015

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CalChamber Joins Singapore Ambassador in Celebration of Nation’s 50th Anniversary of Independence
CalChamber, October 7, 2015



Capitol Report: CalChamber-Supported Trans-Pacific Partnership Negotiations Concluded
Capitol Report Video

CalChamber-Supported Trans-Pacific Partnership Negotiations Successfully Concluded
CalChamber, October 6, 2015

Trans-Pacific Partnership Ministers’ Statement
USTR, October 5, 2015

Statement by the President on the Trans-Pacific Partnership
White House, October 5, 2015

FACT SHEET: How the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Boosts Made in America Exports, Supports Higher-Paying American Jobs, and Protects American Workers
White House, October 5, 2015

Ryan Statement on Conclusion of TPP Negotiations
Ways and Means Committee, October 5, 2015

The Trans-Pacific Partnership: Leveling the Playing Field for American Workers & American Businesses
USTR TPP Website

Summary of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement
USTR, October 4, 2015

TPP Fact Sheets

Trans-Pacific Partnership
ITA / US Department of Commerce new website

TPP: Benefits for U.S. Agricultural Products
U.S. Department of Agriculture

TPP: Benefits for U.S. States
U.S. Department of Agriculture

Agriculture-Related Provisions of the Trans-Pacific Partnership: Detailed Summary
U.S. Department of Agriculture

Media Sources:

U.S. hopes to release Pacific trade deal text in 30 days: Froman
Reuters, October 12, 2015

Trans-Pacific Partnership Arrives as World Trade Growth Slows
Bloomberg, October 8, 2015

TPP: Time For Rigorous Review
Committee on Finance, October 8, 2015

Approval of the TPP Is Vital for Continued U.S. Power in Asia
The New York Times, October 6, 2015

Obama makes pitch to win support for Pacific trade pact
Reuters, October 6, 2015

California wine industry expected to benefit from Trans-Pacific Partnership
Press Democrat, October 5, 2015

CalChamber Companies in the News

Presidential Trade Mission Participants Announce Creation of "U.S. Smart Cities Alliance"
The effort is being led by CalChamber Board Member McWong International Group of U.S. companies to focus collaborating on clean energy and smart city projects in China and meeting U.S./China low-carbon emission goals set by President Xi and President Obama
U.S. Smart Cities Alliance, September 24, 2015

AES plans $1 billion investment in Mexican power generation
Reuters, August 1, 2015

Trade Policy

Global trade for the global good
The Hill, October 9, 2015

From the World Trade Organization

New consultation process established on Nairobi outcome document

WTO and UNCTAD sign declaration on increased cooperation on trade and development

DG Azevedo: WTO members have identified a road to success in Nairobi

Azevedo: Trade works to create jobs and lift people out of poverty

From the White House

Weekly Address: Writing the Rules for a Global Economy

The Employment Situation in September

From the U.S. Department of Commerce

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker Inaugurates Regulatory Dialogue in Cuba


U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker Announces 2016 SelectUSA Investment Summit


From the U.S. Trade Representative

United States and Taiwan Deepen Dialogue on Trade and Investment Priorities

Trade Agreements

What Trade-Deal Critics Are Missing
The Wall Street Journal, October 8, 2015


Bipartisan coalition forces House vote to reopen Export-Import Bank
Los Angeles Times, October 9, 2015

U.S. import prices point to smaller drag on inflation
Reuters, October 9, 2015


CalChamber Stops 18 of 19 Job Killer Bills
CalChamber, October 12, 2015

Job Creators


California Small Business Owner Isabel Vald├ęs Appointed to Federal Advisory Board
Multicultural Marketing, October 2015


U.S. - Arab Chamber Hosts Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority (UAE) Visit to California
National U.S.-Arab Chamber of Commerce, October 5, 2015

Pulling together: O.C.'s Asian-owned businesses see strength in a pan-Asian appeal
The Orange County Register, October 4, 2015

California economy is projected to grow faster than U.S. through 2020
Los Angeles Times, September 30, 2015

Reauthorize Ex-Im Bank to help California’s small exporters: Dianne Feinstein
Los Angeles Daily News, September 29, 2015

More International Articles

China economic picture remains cloudy as September export fall eases, imports slump
Reuters, October 13, 2015

South Africa `On Track' to Keep Duty-Free Export Access to U.S.
Bloomberg, October 11, 2015

China-backed trade pact playing catch-up after U.S.-led TPP deal
Reuters, October 10, 2015

German Exports Register Steepest Decline in Almost Seven Years
The Wall Street Journal, October 8, 2015

The global economy is once again slowing down, IMF says
The Washington Post, October 6, 2015

US, Chile to Announce New Marine Sanctuaries at Conference
Associated Press, October 5, 2015

Putin's Economic Might Is Withering Away
Bloomberg, September 30, 2015

WTO cites China, U.S., refugee costs as risks to trade growth
Reuters, September 30, 2015

Chile Labor Market Defies Slowdown as Manufacturing Shrinks
Bloomberg, September 30, 2015

Obama, Castro meet as they work on thawing U.S.-Cuba ties
Reuters, September 29, 2015

Include Poland In the Visa Waiver Program: Commentary
By Edward L. Rowny is a former ambassador and Lt. Gen. USA (Ret.), and president of the American Polish Advisory Council, Featured in Roll Call, September 25, 2015



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