Council for International Trade - Trade Update Newsletter

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Featured Headlines

Request for Comments Concerning Proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Agreement by May 10, 2013
Federal Register, April 1, 2013

China Trade Mission

China Trade Mission Blog
Susanne T. Stirling, CalChamber

Chinese Markets are a Work in Progress for California Agribusiness
The Sacramento Bee, April 16, 2013

Governor Brown Commits to Expanding Cooperation on Trade, Investment and Climate Change with China's Largest Provincial Economy
Governor's Office, April 15, 2013

California opens Shanghai trade office
China Daily USA, April 15, 2013

Jerry Brown gets assist from Yao Ming during Shanghai river cruise
Los Angeles Times, April 13, 2013

CalChamber to Join Governor on Trade Mission to China
CalChamber, April 5, 2013

CalChamber Companies in the News

Sacramento firm McWong International lands China deal
Sacramento Business Journal, April 12, 2013

Jacobs Engineering Group Inc receives contract
from Royal Dutch Shell plc subsidiary in Hong Kong

Offshore Technology International, April 10, 2013

Boeing Unveils New Line of Smaller, Cheaper Satellites, April 9, 2013

Blue Diamond Will Help Dole 'Peel The Love'
On Summer Food Truck Tour

Perishable News, April 3, 2013

Trade Policy

From the World Trade Organization

DG selection: Five candidates advance to second round

Guatemala files dispute against Peru on certain agricultural products

Lamy says change in mind-set needed for Bali to succeed

Trade to remain subdued in 2013 after sluggish growth in 2012
as European economies continue to struggle

Algeria resumes its WTO membership negotiations

From the White House

Statement by the Press Secretary on the Visit of President Park
of the Republic of Korea to the White House

U.S. and Mexican Officials Discuss Border Management
in High-Level Meeting

Resourcing the Rebalance toward the Asia-Pacific Region

Remarks by President Obama and U.N. Secretary General
Ban Ki-moon After Meeting

Remarks by the President Announcing
the Fiscal Year 2014 Budget

Weekly Address: The President’s Plan to Create Jobs
and Cut the Deficit

Remarks by President Obama and Prime Minister Lee
of Singapore Before Bilateral Meeting

From the U.S. Department of Commerce

Remarks at the International Economic Development Council

Investing In The U.S. Is Good Business and Helps To Create Jobs
**ITA Blog Post

Why Companies Choose the United States: Beyond Incentives
**ITA Blog Post

Oral Statement for Senate Appropriations Subcommittee
on FY14 Budget

U.S. Department of Commerce Announces Patents
for Humanity Winners

U.S. Deputy Secretary of Commerce Rebecca Blank Announces Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Request

From the U.S. Trade Representative

Ambassador Sapiro Co-Chairs Facilitators Meeting of Transatlantic Economic Council

Fact Sheet: Guatemala Agrees to Comprehensive Labor Enforcement Plan

Statement by U.S. Ambassador to the WTO Michael Punke at a Meeting of the Trade Negotiations Committee
at the World Trade Organization

Acting U.S. Trade Representative Marantis and Acting Labor Secretary Harris Announce Groundbreaking Labor Rights Enforcement Agreement with Guatemala

Ambassador Demetrios Marantis speaks at the launch
of the Business Coalition for Transatlantic Trade

Statement by Ambassador Michael Punke
at the Sixth WTO Trade Policy Review of Indonesia

Deputy USTR Sapiro Addresses U.S.-EU High-Level
Regulatory Cooperation Forum

USTR Participates in Forestry Sub-Committee
and Environmental Cooperation Commission Meetings in Lima

Assistant U.S. Trade Representative Liser Addresses Harvard Kennedy School of Government’s 2013 Black Policy Conference

Assistant USTR Cutler Speaks on U.S.- Korea Relations
at Woodrow Wilson Center

Results of the 2013 Section 1377 Review
of Telecommunications Trade Agreements

USTR Targets Telecommunications Trade Barriers

Trade Agreements

Statement by Acting U.S. Trade Representative Demetrios Marantis Regarding Japan and the Trans-Pacific Partnership
USTR, April 12, 2013

What They’re Saying: U.S. Endorsement of Japan’s Participation
in the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement

USTR Blog, April 12, 2013

US approves Japan entry into TPP trade talks
Associated Press, April 12, 2013

UPDATE 6-Japan, U.S. agree on Tokyo joining Trans-Pacific trade talks
Reuters, April 12, 2013

Japan Reaches Deal With U.S. on Joining TPP Trade Talks
Bloomberg, April 12, 2013


Capitol Alert: California state revenue up $254 million in March, officials say
The Sacramento Bee, April 12, 2013

New Chinese Consul General arrives in San Francisco
Consulate-General of the People's Republic of China in San Francisco, April 10, 2013

Featured Headlines

Iceland and China Enter a Free Trade Agreement
The New York Times, April 16, 2013

Senators unveil immigration reform bill
Reuters, April 16, 2013

U.S. Rice Farmers See Opening to Japan in Trade Accord
Bloomberg Businessweek, April 15, 2013

China Stuck With Sub-8% Growth as G-20 Confronts Slowdown
Bloomberg, April 15, 2013

WTO director general: who is left in the running
to succeed Pascal Lamy?

The Guardian--UK, April 15, 2013

Guatemala takes Peru to WTO over agricultural import levy
Chicago Tribune, April 15, 2013

The President's Free-Trade Path to Prosperity
The Wall Street Journal, April 15, 2013

Euro zone posts February trade surplus on lower imports
Reuters, April 15, 2013

Japan Trade Deal May Revive Globalization
Bloomberg View, April 14, 2013

Can Chavez Win Beyond the Grave Fix Venezuela's Economy?
San Diego Union-Tribune, April 12, 2013

Barroso Says U.S., EU Trade Deal Won’t Eliminate Regulation
Bloomberg, April 12, 2013

Korea's Government Reorganization
and Implications for U.S. Business

US Chamber, April 11, 2013

China Trade in North Korea Falls After December Rocket Test
Bloomberg, April 11, 2013

EU seeks new anti-dumping trade powers with China in mind
Reuters, April 10, 2013

EU warns of imbalances in Spain, Slovenia
Associated Press, April 10, 2013

World Trade Organization cuts forecast for global exports
in 2013 amid Europe’s debt woes

Washington Post, April 10, 2013

Italy’s Debt to Rise to Record in 2013 as Recession Lingers
Bloomberg, April 10, 2013

WTO Global Trade Growth Forecast for 2013 Lowered to 3.3 Percent
Bloomberg, April 10, 2013

Canada ready for Canadian $1 billion sanctions against U.S.
over labels

Reuters, April 9, 2013

Canada’s Fast Says Next WTO Head Must Bridge Rich-Poor Disparity
Bloomberg, April 8, 2013

Japan current account back in black, trade gap still weighs
Reuters, April 7, 2013

Rights concerns overshadow trade ties on Putin's European trip
Reuters, April 7, 2013

U.S. Undersecretary to Discuss Hacking With Chinese Officials
Bloomberg Businessweek, April 6, 2013

U.S. Trade Deficit Falls as Exports Rise Sharply
The New York Times, April 5, 2013

WTO Has ‘No Choice’ Other Than to Revive Doha, Blanco Says
Bloomberg, April 5, 2013

US trade deficit narrowed to $43 billion in February
as exports rose and oil imports fell

The Washington Post, April 5, 2013

Green groups urge U.S. to back off Indian solar trade case
Reuters, April 4, 2013

US is halfway to Obama 5-year export-doubling goal
Associated Press, April 4, 2013

U.S. encourages South Korea to join Trans-Pacific trade talks
Reuters, April 3, 2013


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