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Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Featured Headlines

GO-Biz Explaining Income Tax Credit Program
for Business

CalChamber, December 3, 2013

CalChamber Hosts Crimean Delegation
CalChamber, November 26, 2013

CalChamber Companies in the News

Starbucks gift drive to help foster youth
Riverside Press-Enterprise, December 2, 2013

Blue Diamond Growers rings up $1.2 billion in revenue
The Sacramento Bee, November 20, 2013

Trade Policy

From the World Trade Organization

President Yudhoyono: “Let us seize this opportunity”

Ministerial Conference Chair, Vice Chairs call for deal in Bali

WTO and partners praised for assistance on food safety,
animal and plant health

Trade Policy Review: Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

From the White House

America’s Manufacturing Sector Continues to Show Momentum,
With New Data Monday Showing Manufacturing Growing
at Fastest Pace Since Early 2011

Background Press Briefing on Vice President Biden's Trip to China,
Japan and the Republic of Korea

"Keep Dreaming and Keep Working": President Obama Speaks About
the Economy in Southern California

From the U.S. Department of Commerce

“Squeezing In” to New International Markets
**ITA Blog

Opinion Editorial - LinkedIn - "Driving Exports Is Key
to Growing Small Businesses and the American Economy"

Acting Deputy Secretary Gallagher Advocates Increased U.S. Exports through Doing Business in Africa Campaign

From the U.S. Trade Representative

Statement by U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman
on Korea’s Announcement Regarding the Trans-Pacific Partnership

In Case You Missed It: Why Congress Must Reauthorize
Trade Promotion Authority

Statement to the World Trade Organization General Council
by Deputy U.S. Trade Representative and U.S. Ambassador
to the WTO Michael Punke

Trade Agreements

United States, Bangladesh Sign Trade and Investment Cooperation Forum Agreement (TICFA)
USTR, November 25, 2013

United States, Morocco Sign Bilateral Trade Facilitation Agreement
USTR, November 21, 2013

Chinese free trade agreement set to be signed within 12 months, Andrew Robb says
Daily Life, November 21, 2013


The U.S. Trade and Development Agency helps companies create U.S. jobs through the export of U.S. goods and services for priority development projects in emerging economies. USTDA links U.S. businesses to global infrastructure opportunities by funding project planning activities, pilot projects, and reverse trade missions while creating sustainable infrastructure and economic growth in partner countries.

Making Global Local is an initiative designed to connect towns and cities across the country with USTDA's export-promoting programs. The CalChamber is a new partner
in the Making Global Local Program.


California Capital Region Selected to Join
Global Cities Initiative's New Exchange Network

The Exchange is a network of metropolitan areas committed to establishing actionable export plans that will promote greater global trade and economic competitiveness.

Viewpoints: It’s time for China and California
to blaze new trails together

The Sacramento Bee, November 23, 2013

Will S.F. mayor become ambassador to China?
San Francisco Chronicle, November 20, 2013

New Silicon Valley patent office to be located in San Jose
San Jose Mercury News, November 19, 2013

More International Articles

Japan preparing $53 billion economic stimulus package this week: sources
Reuters, December 3, 2013

David Cameron promises China 'growth partnership'
BBC News, December 2, 2013

Vietnam-U.S. Trade in 2013 Likely Up 15.3% at $28.7 Bln -AmCham
The Wall Street Journal, December 2, 2013

Cambodia's trade with China's Hong Kong up 19 pct in 9 months
Global Post, November 27, 2013

Don't Waste This Free Trade Opportunity
US News Opinion, November 26, 2013

Fueled by Chinese demand, West Coast log
and lumber exports rise sharply

MCClathy DC, November 26, 2013

Michael Froman on His Free-Trade Mission
The Wall Street Journal, November 24, 2013

Abe welcomes new U.S. Ambassador Kennedy
The Japan News-Japan, November 21, 2013

US Ambassador to China to Step Down Next Year
Voice of America, November 20, 2013



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The California State Trade and Export Promotion (California STEP) project combines a network of state, federal, private and non-profit trade promotion organizations in California to facilitate export promotion activities, serving targeted industries, to drive exports for small businesses.

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Upcoming Events:

Export Compliance - Los Angeles

12/4/2013 - 12/7/2013

10th Annual Global California Conference

Export Compliance - San Diego?

12/7/2013 - 12/14/2013
Cuba Educational & Policy Trip

1/13/2014 - 1/14/2014
International Investment Forum Chile 2014

3/25/2013 - 3/26/2013
OTC 2014 

5/27/2014 - 5/29/2014
IFE 2014

6/19/2014 - 6/21/2014
MIFB Food/Beverage Trade Fair

World Expo: Milan 


California Coalition
for Free Trade

A broad-based group of companies and business organizations working to secure a national free trade agenda.

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Federal Government:

The White House

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The U.S. House of Representatives

U.S. Department
of Commerce

U.S. Trade Representative 

State Government:


California State Senate

California State Assembly

California Department of Finance

Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development – GO Biz



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