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Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Featured Headlines

WTO summit yields deal to boost global trade
Round-the-clock consultations produce 'Bali Package'
WTO, December 7, 2013

Quarterly Report: Economic Advisory Council (EAC):
Bifurcated Recovery Remains in Place

CalChamber, December 6, 2013

California Exports Surge to $15.35 Billion in October
The Sacramento Bee, December 5, 2013

Hollywood, Creative Industries Add $504 Billion to U.S. GDP
Associated Press, December 5, 2013

CalChamber Companies in the News

Nonprofit group recognizes 10 Kaiser hospitals in Northern California
The Sacramento Bee, December 9, 2013

FedEx Delivers Early Christmas Present for Troops
AG Wired, December 3, 2013

Trade Policy

From the World Trade Organization

Ministers greet progress on ratification
of revised Agreement on Government Procurement

From the White House

Joint Fact Sheet on Strengthening U.S.-China Economic Relations

FACT SHEET: The United States and Colombia – Strategic Partners

From the U.S. Department of Commerce

Export Promotion Makes U.S. the Destination for One-Stop Shopping
*ITA Blog

White House, U.S. Department Of Commerce Announce Second Phase Of ‘Investing In Manufacturing Communities Partnership’

Under Secretary Hirschhorn Highlights Benefits
of Export Control Reform for Small Businesses

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

From the U.S. Trade Representative

Saving Money, Growing Trade, Raising Incomes Worldwide:
The New WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement

In Case You Missed It: Renewing America Progress Report
on U.S. Trade and Investment Policy

Deputy Assistant USTR Mara Burr talks Women Economic Empowerment at the Afghan American Chamber of Commerce

Trade Agreements

The Trans-Pacific Partnership: Economic Benefits
USTR, December 10. 2013


U.S. trade deficit narrows as exports hit record high
Reuters, December 4, 2013


Head of California Trade and Investment Office
in China Sees Endless Possibilities

The Sacramento Bee, December 5, 2013

More hotels are catering to Chinese travelers
Los Angeles Times, December 5, 2013

GO-Biz Explaining Income Tax
Credit Program for Business

CalChamber, December 3, 2013

More International Articles

Japan aims to expand, revive Asean swap deals at weekend summit: sources
Reuters, December 9, 2013

China Exports Rise More Than Estimated
Bloomberg, December 7, 2013

Nicaragua Canal Promoter to Build Ukraine Ports
ABC News, December 5, 2013

Shell's record-breaking Prelude takes to the water
BBC News, December 4, 2013

In World Cup year, Europe offers Brazil longer-term goal
Reuters, December 4, 2013



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