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Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Our next Council for International Trade Update
will publish in January 2014.

From all of us at the California Chamber of Commerce, we wish you a happy holidays and a wonderful, healthy, and prosperous new year!

Susanne Stirling, Vice President, International Affairs
Mary Douglass, Administrative Assistant, International Affairs

Ann Amioka, Vice President, Communications
Steve Dormann, Managing Web Editor,
Sara Espinosa, Publishing Editor, Communications

Featured Headline

North American Free Trade Agreement:
20 Years Later, Near Quadrupling of Trade

Bloomberg, December 10, 2013

It's Time for Nafta 2.0
Bloomberg, December 10, 2013

Please see:

CalChamber Companies in the News

BofA Merrill's Trade Pro(R) Wins Award From Banking Technology Named Best Use of IT in Wholesale/Transaction Banking
MarketWatch, December 11, 2013

Disney May Expand Shanghai Park to Meet Demand After 2015 Debut
Bloomberg, December 10, 2013

Trade Policy

From the World Trade Organization

Appellate Body member re-appointed and Chair re-elected

From the White House

Statement by the Press Secretary on the Visit of Mariano Rajoy Brey, President of the Government of the Kingdom of Spain

From the U.S. Department of Commerce

U.S. Secretary Of Commerce Penny Pritzker
Announces Positive Travel And Tourism Forecast

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker Names Michelle K. Lee
as Next Deputy Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Secretary Pritzker to Lead Business Development Mission
to Middle East

From the U.S. Trade Representative

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker and U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman to Travel to China
to Advance U.S. Trade and Investment Priorities,
joined by Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack

Trade Agreements

Negotiators meet for the third round of Transatlantic Trade
and Investment Partnership (T-TIP) talks

USTR, December 16, 2013


Obama talks trade policy with advisers
USA Today, December 16, 2013

Camp Statement on TPP Negotiations
Committee on Ways and Means, December 10, 2013

U.S. Congress could OK trade promotion bill in early 2014,
lawmaker says

Reuters, December 10, 2013


California’s Economy to Benefit from New Trade Agreement
Fox and Hounds Daily, December 12, 2013

More International Articles

Euro zone October trade surplus up on higher exports, lower imports
Reuters, December 16, 2013

Japan business mood hits six-year high as 'Abenomics' takes hold
Reuters, December 16, 2013

Mexico Passes Oil Bill Seen Luring $20 Billion a Year
Bloomberg, December 12, 2013

Russia Seeks Package of Trade Agreements With U.S.
Bloomberg, December 12, 2013



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1/6/2014 - 1/15/2014
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1/13/2014 - 1/14/2014
International Investment Forum Chile 2014

Outlook on the Americas Luncheon

2/8/2014 - 2/16/2014
ANZ Business Mission

2/10/2014 - 2/14/2014
Trade Misson to Mexico  

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 


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of Commerce

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