Council for International Trade - Trade Update Newsletter

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Featured Headlines

Diplomats: Brazilian ambassador selected as next WTO director
Associated Press, May 7, 2013

Governor’s China Trade Mission Spurs Tourism Dollars for California
by Susanne Stirling, VP International Affairs; Featured in Fox & Hounds, May 2, 2013

CalChamber Companies in the News

California almond crop up 6 percent
The Modesto Bee, May 2, 2013

Accenture Builds Digital Social Platform for Unilever Global Marketing in 12 Weeks
Fort Mill Times, May 2, 2013

American Airlines Ups "Miles for the Cure" Mileage Benefit This Month
Travel Agent Central, May 2, 2013

Honda sales stay on roll in April, up 7% on strong CR-V, RDX demand
Columbus Business First, May 1, 2013

eBay's CIO Focuses on Employee and Customer Engagement
CIO (Australia), April 30, 2013

JPMorgan Chase Donates $1.5 Million to Detroit Community Hub Project
Yahoo News, April 30, 2013

Trade Policy

From the World Trade Organization

Lamy sees bigger ITC role in Aid for Trade

Appellate Body issues reports on renewable energy dispute

Cuba files dispute against Australia on tobacco plain packaging

WTO launches new trade monitoring database

WTO Arbitrator determines "reasonable period of time"
in electrical steel dispute

Liechtenstein first to ratify Amendment to the WTO Agreement
on Government Procurement

From the White House

President Obama Announces his Nominees
for Secretary of Commerce and U.S. Trade Representative

Op-ed in Miami Herald by President Obama: Improving our Partnership with Latin America

FACT SHEET: United States Support for Economic Growth
and Development in Central America

WEEKLY ADDRESS: Fixing our Immigration System
and Expanding Trade in Latin America

Joint Press Conference with President Obama
and President Chinchilla of Costa Rica

The Employment Situation in April

Joint Statement between the United States and Mexico

FACT SHEET U.S. – Mexico Partnership

President Obama Announces His Nominees for FCC Chair
and FHFA Director

From the U.S. Department of Commerce

International Visitors Spent $14.4 Billion in the United States
in March 2013

Celebrating World Trade Throughout May

From the U.S. Trade Representative

United States Seeks to Protect Worker Rights under U.S.-Bahrain Trade Agreement

Join USTR for #TradeChat and Get Your Exporting Questions Answered!

Ambassador Marantis Highlights Significant U.S. Export Growth Opportunities with Japan’s Entry into TPP

Fact Sheet: U.S.-Mexico High Level Economic Dialogue

USTR Releases Annual Special 301 Report on Intellectual Property Rights



Camp, Nunes Statements on Nomination of Mike Froman as USTR
House Committee on Ways and Means, May 2, 2013

Baucus Comment on the Nominations of Mike Froman for USTR
and Penny Pritzker for Commerce Secretary
U.S. Senate Committee on Finance, May 2, 2013

More International Articles

L.A. opens tourism office in Shanghai
Los Angeles Times, May 7, 2013

SKorea's parliament approves $15.3B extra budget
The Sacramento Bee, May 7, 2013

German Factory Orders Rose in March in Sign of Recovery
Bloomberg, May 7, 2013

Canada loses WTO appeal in renewable energy case
Reuters, May 6, 2013

Cuba Makes First WTO Dispute Targeting Australia Tobacco Rules
Bloomberg Businessweek, May 6, 2013

Kuwait firm launches Islamic trade finance fund
Reuters, May 6, 2013

Where Trade Is Free, Powerful Economic Growth Is The Norm
Forbes, May 6, 2013

Analysis: Mexico aims to overhaul tax system, raise revenue
Reuters, May 6, 2013

France Declares Austerity Over as Germany Offers Wiggle Room
Bloomberg, May 6, 2013

Europe's jobs crisis comes into sharper relief
Reuters, May 5 2013

U.S. and EU see opening for free-trade pact
The Washington Times, May 5, 2013

Lawmakers struggle over guest workers in immigration bill
Reuters, May 3, 2013

Turkey, South Korea sign free trade agreement
Turkish Weekly--Turkey, May 3, 2013

Trade allies throw lifeline to Iran's steel sector
Reuters, May 3, 2013

USIBC Applauds Nomination of Mike Froman for U.S. Trade Representative
The Wall Street Journal, May 2, 2013

Obama Asks Trade Nominees to Tackle Slumping U.S. Exports
Bloomberg, May 2, 2013

Obama to push trade, security in Mexico
Los Angeles Times, May 2, 2013

Draghi Leaves Door Open to Further Monetary Easing
Bloomberg, May 2, 2013

US trade deficit falls to $38.8 billion in March
The Sacramento Bee, May 2, 2013

Trade office targets Ukraine for copyright piracy concerns
Reuters, May 1, 2013

EU considers trade action after Bangladesh factory collapse
Reuters, May 1, 2013

UPDATE 2-U.S. presses China to stop growing trade secret theft
Reuters, May 1, 2013

1st Chinese Automaker in US to Open Calif. Plants
Associated Press, May 1, 2013


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