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Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Featured Headlines

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


Chile and California renew an agreement
for mutual collaboration
- April 19, 2013

Chile California Council
See new website:

Chile Trading Portal

Jerry Brown, California's Grownup Governor
Bloomberg, April 25, 2013

CalChamber Companies in the News

Boeing Earnings Top Estimates
The New York Times, April 24, 2013

Safeway honored for supporting military employees
San Jose Mercury News, April 23, 2013

PG&E Corporation : PG&E Named "Corporation Of The Year"
For Supporting Minority Business Development

4 Traders, April 22, 2013

Trade Policy

From the World Trade Organization

Lamy: WTO pushing for a world growth agenda

Lamy calls for dialogue on trade and energy in the WTO

Lamy welcomes non-resident members and observers
to Geneva Week

DG Selection: Blanco and Carvalho de Azevêdo advance
to final round

Selection process for ITC Executive Director expected
to be completed by June

Governments face four-pronged convergence challenge
in trade—Lamy Panel

DDG Singh: Competition policy is an essential element
of good governance

WTO launches call for proposals for the 2013 Public Forum

Russia, Viet Nam, Indonesia and Brazil among members queried on import licensing

Trade Policy Review: Mexico

Lamy says Europe needs a good compass to sail through crisis

From the White House

Readout of the President’s Meeting With Latino Leaders

Fact Sheet: Administration Partners with Industry to Get Service Members Credentialed for High-Demand Jobs

Advance Estimate of GDP for the First Quarter of 2013

Supporting Local Communities by Building Capacity
and Cutting Red Tape

From the U.S. Department of Commerce

Long Term Opportunities for U.S. Companies in Egypt
**ITA Blog Post

Exporting Entertainment to China and Asia-Pacific: It’s a Wrap!
**ITA Blog Post

U.S. Deputy Secretary of Commerce Rebecca Blank Announces 20 Companies Joining Infrastructure Business Development Trade Mission to Brazil, Colombia and Panama

Building Exports in the Construction Industry
**ITA Blog Post

Deputy Secretary Blank Announces New Federal Partnership to Promote Manufacturing Investment in American Communities, Create Jobs

From the U.S. Trade Representative

Statement by Deputy U.S. Trade Representative and Ambassador to the World Trade Organization Michael Punke Regarding Today’s Meeting of Senior Officials in Geneva, Switzerland

Remarks by Acting United States Trade Representative Demetrios Marantis on "Trade: The Past and The Promise
for Tomorrow”

Marantis Highlights Support for Economic Reforms in Burma through Trade and Investment

United States Advances Trans-Pacific Partnership Goals with Vietnam

Assistant USTR Christine Bliss Discusses American Investment
at Georgetown Event

Statement by Deputy Permanent Representative to the WTO David Shark at the Fourth WTO Trade Policy Review of Switzerland and Liechtenstein

Acting U.S. Trade Representative Marantis Lauds Progress in APEC and Trans-Pacific Partnership, Notes Shared Concerns on World Trade Organization Talks

Trans-Pacific Partnership Ministers Chart Path Forward on Key Issues and Confirm Next Steps on Japan’s Entry

Statement by U.S. Ambassador to the WTO Michael Punke
at APEC Meeting of Ministers Responsible for Trade

Statement by U.S. Ambassador to the WTO Michael Punke
at the Fifth WTO Trade Policy Review of Mexico

USTR Engages with Pakistan in Interactive Web Event Focused on Expanding Trade Opportunities Under GSP Trade Preference Program


New Segment of CalChamber News Released: Video Features Answers to Questions about Covered California
CalChamber, April 29, 2013

San Diego, Tijuana plan joint bid for 2024 Olympics
Los Angeles Times, April 26, 2013

Governor Brown Leads Successful Trade/Investment Mission
to China

CalChamber, April 19, 2013

China Trade Mission

‘Job Killer’ Bill Awaiting Action by Full Senate
CalChamber, April 17, 2013

Senate immigration bill could reshape California
Inside Bay Area, April 16, 2013


Baucus Sees Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Agreement
as Major Spark to U.S. Economy

US Senate Committee on Finance, April 24, 2013

Baucus Pushes for High-Standard Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement
US Senate Committee on Finance, April 24, 2013

More International Articles

South Africa Trade Gap Narrows in March as Metal Exports Gain
Bloomberg Businessweek, April 30, 2013

Mexico seeks new security, economic agenda with US
Associated Press, April 30, 2013

Italy's premier under pressure to win EU budget leeway
Reuters, April 30, 2013

German trade association slashes 2013 export, import forecasts
Reuters, April 29, 2013

Mexico building bridges with China
MarketWatch, Wall Street Journal, April 28, 2013

China Industrial Profit Growth Slows as Economic Recovery Wanes
Bloomberg, April 28, 2013

Euro zone sees light at end of tunnel, pitfalls remain
Reuters, April 26, 2013

WTO must adapt to new pacts to thaw talks-Mexico hopeful
Reuters, April 26, 2013

New Zealand exporters feast on China's vast market
Reuters, April 26, 2013

Froman, Pritzker in line for trade and commerce posts: sources
Reuters, April 26, 2013

Bank of Japan Sees Inflation Nearing Target in 2015: Economy
Bloomberg, April 26, 2013

S. Korea Economy Grows at the Fastest Pace in Two Years: Economy
Bloomberg, April 25, 2013

EU lawmakers support free trade deal with US
Associated Press, April 25, 2013

China, 15 other Asia-Pacific nations to start talks on major free trade pact next month
The Washington Post, April 25, 2013

U.S. Moves to Boost Myanmar Trade Ties After EU Lifts Sanctions
Bloomberg Businessweek, April 24, 2013

Treasury’s Lew Urges Congress to Reinforce IMF Lending Capacity
Bloomberg, April 24, 2013

U.S. could waive duties on imports from Myanmar
Reuters, April 23, 2013

From Apple to mom-and-pops, Bay Area companies look to China for growth
San Jose Mercury News, April 23, 2013

DHS Hopes To Explore Border Crossing Fee
KPBS, April 22, 2013

EU-Canada trade talks stalled, overshadowed by U.S.
Reuters, April 22, 2013

Interview With U.S. Trade Representative Demetrios Marantis
The Wall Street Journal Blog, April 21, 2013

Aso Says Japan Policy Unopposed at G-20 Meeting as Yen Falls
Bloomberg, April 19, 2013

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

Canada's agricultural industry has 'productivity edge': BMO
The Globe and Mail, April 19, 2013

India questions U.S. green energy incentives at WTO
Reuters, April 17, 2013

Icelandic trade alliance advances Chinese Arctic ambition
RT, April 17, 2013

Japan-U.S. trade talks are a reason to cheer
MarketWatch, April 17, 2013

Trip with Gov. Brown lets L.A. executive reconnect with China
Los Angeles Times, April 16, 2013


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