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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

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CalChamber Joins Export, Trade
Specialists from Across Country

The California Chamber of Commerce was well represented at recent gatherings of export and international trade specialists nationwide in Washington, D.C.

CalChamber Vice President of International Affairs Susanne Stirling attended the 2014 District Export Council (DEC) Forum and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce International Trade Symposium,
October 1–3.

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District Export Council, please visit: and

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CalChamber Companies in the News

Hyatt House San Juan Celebrates Official Opening
Hospitality Net, October 9, 2014

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker Announces New Members to Serve on the National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Organizations include CalChamber Members General Electric, JPMorgan Chase, and Ernst & Young
U.S. Department of Commerce, October 8, 2014

Jamba Juice secures new master franchise development agreement in Taiwan
Drinks Business Review, October 7, 2014

Trade Policy

From the World Trade Organization

WTO and World Bank join forces to
provide Trade Facilitation support

WTO issues panel report on India’s agricultural import measures

Azevedo: Concerted effort by members needed to address WTO’s impasse

From the U.S. Department of Commerce

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker to Lead 20 American Firms on Trade Mission to Japan, South Korea

Discovering Greater China Through Long-Term Plans, Serious Relationship-Building, Finding Good Partners
**ITA Blog

From the U.S. Trade Representative

Readout of Meeting Convened by Ambassador Froman to Build International Support for the Myanmar Initiative to Promote Fundamental Labor Rights and Practices

USTR Requests Public Comments for the 2014 Special 301 Out-of-Cycle Review of India

Press Week Ahead: October 12 – 17

Trade Agreements

New Trade Agreements Lead to More, and Better, Jobs
Brookings, October 8, 2014


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

California wines gaining popularity in China
Sacramento Bee, October 9, 2014

More International Articles

Singapore Expands More Than Estimated on Global Demand
Bloomberg, October 13, 2014

China trade data eases slowdown fears, more stimulus may still be needed
Reuters, October 13, 2014

Malaysia’s Policy to Stay Supportive of Growth, Zeti Says
Bloomberg, October 13, 2014

Germany will stick to zero deficit target, Merkel aide says
Reuters, October 13, 2014

Trade rep pins success of latest talks on concessions from China, Japan
Washington Examiner, October 10, 2014

Berlin-Chinese premier says we are ready to ease access to markets
Reuters, October 10, 2014

Canada Jobless Rate Falls to 6-Year-Low
Bloomberg, October 10, 2014

U.S. CEOs and Cabinet Officials Reinforce Commitment to India Trade and Investment
Business Wire, October 9, 2014

Sino-US trade ties are assured: Carlos Gutierrez
China Daily, October 8, 2014



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