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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Featured Headline

Report Highlights Japanese Businesses’ Contributions to Southern California Economy
CalChamber, October 21, 2014

Full Report
Japan Business Association (JBA)
Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO)
Japan Trading Portal

Feeding our Growing Planet
by Opening More Markets

U.S. State Department, October 16, 2014

CalChamber Companies in the News

Honda Starts Work On Plant in India
Dow Jones Business News, October 16, 2014

Secretary Pritzker Meets With Gaming Industry CEOs in Silicon Valley
Participants in the Discussion included CalChamber Member Microsoft
U.S. Department of Commerce, October 14, 2014

Disney in China: Patience is its virtue
China Daily, October 13, 2014

Trade Policy

From the World Trade Organization

Azevêdo announces consultations on future of Bali decisions
and post-Bali work programme

Azevêdo highlights “dramatic increase” in knowledge component
of trade

WTO helps developing countries adjust to major shifts
in trading environment

WTO issues compliance panel reports
on US “country of origin” disputes

Seychelles’ membership terms agreed — next stop:
General Council

Linking up to trade and investment networks
can help fast-track growth—Azevêdo

From the U.S. Department of Commerce

Readout of Meeting Between Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker and U.S. Business Delegation

Expanding U.S.-China Commercial Relations Remains a Top Priority

U.S. Commerce Department and Small Business Administration Launch Business Sunday Program to Promote Economic Growth and Job Creation

U.S. Secretary Penny Pritzker Statement on the Nomination of Michelle Lee as Under Secretary for Intellectual Property and Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

From the U.S. Trade Representative

Joint Statement of the Labor Affairs Council Peru-United States Trade Promotion Agreement (TPA)

U.S. Statement Delivered by Ambassador Michael Punke at the WTO Trade Negotiations Committee Meeting

What They’re Saying: United States Wins WTO Trade Enforcement Dispute for American Farmers

Trade Agreements

Remarks by Ambassador Michael Froman: “Dialogue
on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership”

USTR, October 14, 2014

EU-US trade talks need to make up lost ground, Italy says
London South East, October 14, 2014


Data show U.S. economy's pulse is still strong
Reuters, October 16, 2014

Free trade needs a champion
Chicago Tribune, October 15, 2014

Senators Wyden and Carper Welcome WTO Decision Upholding
U.S. Farmer's Access to Indian Market

U.S. Committee on Finance, October 14, 2014


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

Port of Los Angeles cargo volume surges in September,
up 7.8% for year

Los Angeles Times, October 17, 2014

California Capital Region Market Assessment
Northern California World Trade Cener, October 2014

CalChamber Vote Record: Major Bills 2014
CalChamber Alert, October 17, 2014

GO-Biz and Japanese Government Agree to Feasibility Study
for an Electric Vehicle Pilot Project in California

Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) and New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO), October 14, 2014

More International Articles

Japan ruling coalition ally seeks fresh stimulus to deal
with weak yen

Reuters, October 20, 2014

U.S., Mexico strike deal on trusted traders
San Diego Union-Tribune, October 18, 2014

U.S.-China free trade could generate $460 bln in gains -study
Reuters, October 17, 2014

Taiwan confirms desire for free trade deal with Australia
Sidney Morning Herald-Australia, October 17, 2014

Former state senator to join U.S.-Mexico board
San Diego Union-Tribune, October 16, 2014

China Credit Growth Climbs as Targeted Easing Kicks In
Bloomberg, October 15, 2014

U.S. encouraged by progress with Japan on Pacific trade pact,
but 'tough' issues remain

Reuters, October 15, 2014

Hollande Speeds French Economy Plan
as Europe Patience Fades

Bloomberg, October 15, 2014



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