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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

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Featured Headline

CalChamber to Attend District Export Council Forum, International Trade Symposium
CalChamber, October 29, 2013

CalChamber Companies in the News

Blue Diamond Almond Breeze Creates 'Show' From Vines
Bedia Post News, October 23, 2013

Kaiser Permanente Researchers Honored for Drug Therapy Study
Sacramento Bee, October 23, 2013

Trade Policy

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

From the World Trade Organization

WTO releases annual package of trade
and tariff data

“The Bali finish line is clear and in sight” — Azevêdo

From the White House

Fact Sheet: The United States and Pakistan—Strong and Enduring Cooperation

From the U.S. Department of Commerce

Joint U.S.-Canada-Mexico Statement on Strengthening Trade and Economic Relationship

Commerce Secretary Highlights the Importance of the North American Trade Relationship in San Diego

Statement from U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker on First-Ever Select USA Investment Summit

Statement from U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker on International Trade in Goods and Services in August 2013

Celebrating National Seafood Month

From the U.S. Trade Representative

United States Continues to Press Guatemala on Enforcement of Worker Rights

USTR Froman Welcomes EU Action to Ensure Duty-Free Treatment for High-Tech Products as a Result of U.S. Victory in WTO Dispute

Readout of the 3rd Round of U.S.-Japan Parallel Negotiations


Final Status Report Reflects Impact of CalChamber Advocacy
CalChamber, October 28, 2013

JETRO Message to California Business Circle: “Myth and Truth on starting, expanding and prospering your business in Japan”
JETRO, October 2013

More International Articles

Turkey's Bosphorus sub-sea tunnel links Europe and Asia
BBC News--UK, October 29, 2013

Malaysia Leaps Into Top 10 of World Bank Doing Business Rank
Bloomberg, October 29, 2013

Abe’s Special Zones to Fuel Economic Reform, Hatta Says
Bloomberg, October 29, 2013

Euro Jobless Fault Line Festers as Italy Scars Recovery
Bloomberg, October 28, 2013

Shanghai Free Trade Zone May Create A New Financial Hub In The City
Forbes, October 28, 2013

U.K. Economy Grows at Strongest Pace in Three Years
Bloomberg, October 25, 2013

Spain Ends Two-Year Recession Amid Effort to Add Jobs
Bloomberg, October 23, 2013


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10/27/201 - 10/30/2013
North American Competitiveness Conference

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

Celebration Honoring Former President of Mexico

Latina Style Business Series

NorCalWTC International Mixer

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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