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Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement
On November 12, 2011, the leaders of the nine Trans-Pacific Partnership countries— Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Chile, Malaysia, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, Vietnam, and the United States—announced the broad outlines of an ambitious, 21st-century Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement that will enhance trade and investment among the TPP partner countries, promote innovation, economic growth and development, and support the creation and retention of jobs. President Obama, along with the other eight TPP leaders agreed to seek to finalize an agreement in 2012.
Canada, Mexico and Japan have stated their intent to join the TPP negotiations. Please submit your comments in support of their expression of interest to the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative by Friday, January 13, 2012.
Governor's 2012-13 Proposed Budget
Through a year-long process, the Department of Finance prepares, explains and administers California's annual financial plan, the California Budget. The Governor submits the Governor's Budget to the Legislature in January, it is revised in May, and the fiscal year begins July 1.
California STEP 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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