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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Typhoon Haiyan, known in the Philippines as Yolanda, devastated much of the central part of the Philippines. The Philippine government estimates that 9.5 million people - about 10 percent of the country - have been affected, with more than 600,000 displaced from their homes.

You can make donations through:

The AmCham Philippines Foundation
Please select specific campaign category: DISASTER RESPONSE.

The American Red Cross Foundation
Cause: Typhoon Appeal.

The Philippine Red Cross Foundation
Campaign: Supertyphoon Yolanda (HAIYAN.)

Featured Headlines

U.S., Canada and Mexico: A new vision of competitive clout
Malin Burnham and Charles Shapiro in San Diego Union-Tribune, November 9, 2013

Recipe for U.S. Jobs Starts With Trade Promotion Authority
Commentary by Myron Brilliant, featured in Roll Call, November 5, 2013

NAFTA partners seek to build on successes
Penny Pritzker in UT San Diego, October 30, 2013

Institute of the Americas 30th Anniversary
November 18, 2013

CalChamber Companies in the News

PepsiCo makes big investment in India
BBC, November 11, 2013

Starbucks Plans to Hire 10,000 Veterans and Military Spouses
Motley Fool, November 6, 2013

More Big Gains for Ford in China
Motley Fool, November 6, 2013

Trade Policy

From the World Trade Organization

Azevêdo: “We are too close to success to accept failure
but it is all or nothing now”

From the White House

President Obama Announces
More Key Administration Posts

Stefan M. Selig, Nominee for Under Secretary for International Trade, Department of Commerce
Obama Nominates BofA's Selig
to Oversee International Trade

Bloomberg, November 7, 2013

Arun M. Kumar, Nominee for Assistant Secretary and Director General of the United States and Foreign Commercial Service, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce
Obama Nominates Arun Kumar
to Key International Trade Post

India West, October 9, 2013

FACT SHEET: Modernizing and Investing in America’s Ports
and Infrastructure

The Employment Situation in October

Advance Estimate of GDP for the Third Quarter of 2013
October 7, 2013

From the U.S. Department of Commerce

ADVISORY: U.S. Secretary of Commerce
Penny Pritzker to Unveil Strategic Vision
for the Department Of Commerce

Commerce Achieves Record Veteran Hiring Numbers in 2013

Remarks at American-Turkish Society Gala

Statement from U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker
on the Advance Estimate of GDP in the Third Quarter of 2013

Farewell and Thank You - Francisco Sánchez
**ITA Blog

From the U.S. Trade Representative

USITC Hearing Rescheduled to November 20 in Washington DC: Trade Barriers that U.S. Small and Medium-sized Enterprises Perceive as Affecting Exports to the European Union.

USTR holds public hearing on China’s compliance
with World Trade Organization Commitments

Assistant U.S. Trade Representative Florie Liser discusses
the AGOA review and the role of the U.S. Government
in trade and investment with Africa

Acting Deputy U.S. Trade Representative Wendy Cutler discusses Japan and the TPP at the Peterson Institute
for International Economics

Ambassador Froman discusses the Transatlantic Trade
and Investment Partnership at the Munich Security Conference

Trade Agreements

Negotiators meet for the second round of Transatlantic Trade
and Investment Partnership talks

USTR, November 11, 2013

Readout of Trade in Services Agreement (TISA) negotiations
USTR, November 8, 2013

Taiwan, Singapore Sign Free-Trade Pact
The Wall Street Journal, November 6, 2013


Baucus Welcomes Jason Park as International Trade Counsel
U.S. Senate Committee on Finance, November 4, 2013

CalChamber in Washington D.C, Calling on Congress
for Immigration Reform

CalChamber, October 30, 2013


CalChamber Issues Vote Record on Major Bills 2013
CalChamber, November 12, 2013

Variety of new laws will impact workplaces
San Francisco Chronicle, November 9, 2013

Local business briefs: China veteran to head California trade office
The Sacramento Bee, November 4, 2013

More International Articles

Britain's Cameron to make first China visit since Dalai Lama row
Reuters, November 11, 2013

Exclusive: EU to offer South Africa end to block on sugar exports
Reuters, November 11, 2013

US, Europe Resume Talks on New Trade Pact
Associated Press, November 11, 2013

China’s Recovery Gives Boost to Xi Amid Reform Summit: Economy
Bloomberg, November 10, 2013

Global Economy: Surprise tactics sweep central banking
Reuters, November 10, 2013

EU, ROK leaders agree to strengthen ties
Global Times, November 9, 2013

U.S. panel hears trade complaints, hope for China reform meeting
Reuters, November 8, 2013

China trade data adds to recovery hopes
BBC News--UK, November 8, 2013



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