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Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Featured Headlines

California-China Trade and Investment Office Hires Diane Long
as Executive Director

CNBC, October 17, 2013

Governor Brown Signs Legislation to Streamline
the State’s Export Certificate Program

GO-Biz, October 8, 2013

CalChamber Companies in the News

JPMorgan Chase donates almost 200 Bay Area homes to veterans, nonprofits
San Francisco Business Times, October 18, 2013

Sleep Train event raises record $650,000 for foster youth
Merced Sun-Star, October 10, 2013

Trade Policy

Council Seeks Input on Boosting U.S.-Canada Regulatory Cooperation
CalChamber, October 11, 2013

From the World Trade Organization

Items proposed for consideration at the next meeting
of Dispute Settlement Body

Germany donates EUR 150,000 for food safety, animal
and plant health standards

Record number of concerns raised on food safety,
animal-plant health measures

From the White House

The Employment Situation in September

Remarks by President Obama and Prime Minister Letta of Italy
after Bilateral Meeting

Fact Sheet: Announcing the Revised U.S. Export Control System

From the U.S. Department of Commerce

Obama Administration Awards $20.5 Million In Make It In America Challenge Grants To Spur Business Investment And Job Creation
In the U.S.

International Trade Administration Streamlines its Business Divisions to Help Companies More Efficiently and Effectively

From the U.S. Trade Representative

Ambassador Punke Signs Agreement Ensuring Continued Access
of High-Quality U.S. Beef to the European Union

Readout of the Meeting between U.S. Trade Representative
Michael Froman and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif of Pakistan

Remarks by U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman at a Press Conference with Secretary of State John Kerry at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Economic Ministers' Meetings

Readout of the Second Meeting of the U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement Joint Committee

Readout of Ambassador Michael Froman's Oct 3 Meetings in Bali, Indonesia

Trade Agreements

Canada, EU unveil ‘historic' free-trade agreement
The Globe and Mail, October 18, 2013


Small Business Help for Pursuing Global Markets Gets Attention
CalChamber, October 11, 2013


New Foundation Formed to Promote Democracy
and Independent Judiciary

CalChamber, October 16, 2013

CalChamber Recaps Final Status of Major Bills with Impact
on Employers

CalChamber, October 15, 2013

More International Articles

EU nations OK resuming new round of membership talks with Turkey
The Washington Post, October 22, 2013

China Major Cities Home Prices Jump, Fanning Bubble Concerns
Bloomberg, October 22, 2013

Japan posts trade deficit for 15th consecutive month
BBC News-UK, October 20, 2013

China Urges Economic Policy Implementation to Spur Rebound
Bloomberg, October 20, 2013

Brazil reports higher beef exports, eyes new markets
Global Post, October 18, 2013

U.S. and Japan Streamline Organic Trade across the Pacific
Agriview, October 16, 2013

New USITO Paper: Brief on Shanghai Pilot Free Trade Zone 2013
USITO, October 15, 2013


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North American Competitiveness Conference

Opportunities in Brazil Seminar

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

Opportunities & Challenges: China

Libyan Reverse Trade Mission

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

International Business Seminar?

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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State Government:


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California Department of Finance

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