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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

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Featured Headlines

CalChamber Attends District Export Council Forum,
International Trade Symposium

CalChamber, November 19, 2013

Statement by U.S. Trade Representative Froman on the Conclusion
of Round Two of T-TIP Negotiations

USTR, November 15, 2013

Five Things You Should Know About The Transatlantic Trade
and Investment Partnership (T-TIP)

USTR, November 15, 2013

CalChamber Companies in the News

New Boeing Line in California? We Can Do It.
Loren Kaye in Fox & Hounds, November 18, 2013

Blue Diamond® Named Official Snack Nut of U.S. Ski Team,
U.S. Snowboarding And U.S. Freeskiing

Business Wire, November 18, 2013

Trade Policy

From the World Trade Organization

Trade Policy Review: Peru

Azevêdo continues intensive consultations as members head
for the final stretch to Bali

From the White House

Statement by the President Encouraging Americans
to Support Relief Efforts in the Philippines

From the U.S. Department of Commerce

The SelectUSA Mission Continues
**ITA Blog

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker Outlines Bold Policy Agenda Focused on U.S. Trade and Investment, Innovation, and Data

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

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.

Report of the Environmental Affairs Council Pursuant to Article 20.7.4 of the Free Trade Agreement Between the United States of America and the Republic of Korea

Make Your Voice Heard: International Trade Commission Invites Public Comments on U.S.-Africa Trade Policy

Deputy Assistant U.S. Trade Representative Christina Sevilla speaks
at the Inter-American Dialogue of High Level Micro,
Small and Medium Enterprise Authorities

Trade Agreements

United States and Caribbean Community Forge Stronger Relationship
USTR, November 15, 2013

Joint Statement from the United States – Central Asia Trade
and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA)Council Meeting

USTR, November 14, 2013


House, Senate Leaders Send Letter to USTR Froman
on Ongoing Negotiations at the WTO
and the upcoming Bali Ministerial

Committee on Ways and Means, November 14, 2013


September Another Strong Month for California Export Trade
The Sacramento Bee, November 14, 2013

More International Articles

Free trade zone boosts Shanghai Airport cargo volumes in Oct
Reuters, November 18, 2013

Euro zone trade surplus grows more than expected in September
Reuters, November 18, 2013

Ecuador, European Union to Exchange Offers for a Trade Deal
The Wall Street Journal, November 15, 2013

China Leadership Pledges Expansion of Economic Freedoms
Bloomberg, November 15, 2013

European, US envoys: Trade pact wouldn't hurt consumers
Associated Press, November 15, 2013

U.S. says China must do more to safeguard trade secrets
Reuters, November 14, 2013

Canadian trade picture shows some signs
of brightening after difficult summer

Global Post, November 14, 2013

Support for Free-Trade Zone—and Possibly Zones
The Wall Street Journal (Blog), November 13, 2013



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