Council for International Trade - Trade Update Newsletter

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Featured Headlines

Forum Showcases Economic Benefits of Exports, GO-Biz,
China Trade/Tourism

CalChamber, May 24, 2013

Governor's Office of Business & Economic Development:

GO-Biz Staff:

Entrepreneurship Gets Nod from Speakers
at 88th Annual Sacramento Host Breakfast

CalChamber, May 24, 2013

District Export Council Examines National Priorities
CalChamber, May 24, 2013

Governor talks regulatory reform, budget at Host breakfast
Sacramento Business Journal, May 22, 2013

Brown defends California's business climate
Associated Press, May 22, 2013

Jerry Brown downplays analyst's budget forecast, pledges to 'stay
 the course'

The Sacramento Bee, May 22, 2013

Guest Commentary: Exports Continue as Bright Spots
for California Economy

CalChamber, May 20, 2013

CalChamber Companies in the News

Toyota President Takes Driver’s Seat in Endurance Race
The Wall Street Journal, May 24, 2013

Chevron Contributes to Oklahoma Tornado Relief Efforts
Chevron, May 23, 2013

Pride Industries five-year contract will employ 85
Sacramento Business Journal, May 14, 2013

Trade Policy

From the World Trade Organization

Panel established on measures imposed by China
on certain steel from Japan

Items proposed for consideration at the next meeting
of Dispute Settlement Body

Chair updates on farm issues proposed for Bali meeting:
talks continue on key differences

WTO announces agenda for Fourth Global Review of Aid for Trade

Lamy: Africa is the growth continent for the 21st century

WTO extends proposals deadline for 2013 Public Forum

From the White House

Remarks to the Press by Vice President Biden
and Colombian President Santos, Bogota, Colombia

Statement by NSC Spokesperson Caitlin Hayden on National Security Advisor Tom Donilon’s Meeting with Russian Security Council Secretary Patrushev

Background Conference Call with Senior Administration Officials
on Vice President Biden and Dr. Jill Biden's Trip to Colombia,
Trinidad and Tobago and Brazil

From the U.S. Department of Commerce

Acting Commerce Secretary Honors More Than 50 U.S. Companies for Export Successes
U.S. Department of Commerce, May 20, 2013

Port of Los Angeles 'Trade Connect' Program Earns Presidential 'E Star' Award
Port of Los Angeles, May 20, 2013

California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office Gains White House Award for Export Services
California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office, May 20, 2013

Going global with a little help from our friends
**ITA Blog

U.S. Department of Commerce Helps American Company Secure
$42 Million Contract With Colombia

Opinion Editorial - Austin American Statesman - "Blank: U.S.,
Colombia Play Key Role in Future of Americas"

“E” Award Winner’s Vehicles Save Lives and Support Exports
**ITA Blog

From the U.S. Trade Representative

Small Businesses Weigh In On U.S.-Korea Trade Agreement
in ITC Report

Trans-Pacific Partnership Negotiations Maintain Strong Momentum

U.S. Agriculture Exports Support American Jobs,
Ambassador Siddiqui Tells Seminar

Cross Post: Advancing Food Security by Opening Markets

United States and Burma Sign Trade and Investment Framework Agreement

Ambassador Sapiro Speaks at Launch of New U.S.-Tunisian
Small Business Program


Legislation Pending Next Week Will Severely Impact Travel
& Tourism Harming Job Growth & Opportunity

Fox and Hounds, May 28, 2013

Trade Agreements

Congress Considering Benefits of Trade Agreement with European Union
Susanne Stirling, CalChamber, May 17, 2013


Baucus Says Modern Customs and Border Protection System is Vital to U.S. Competitiveness
Senate Committee on Finance, May 22, 2013

More International Articles

Growers Boost Pistachio Output to Meet China Demand
The Sacramento Bee, May 26, 2013

N.Z., China May Allow Direct Currency Conversion for Trade
Bloomberg, May 26, 2013

China, EU to discuss trade disputes on Monday
Reuters, May 26, 2013

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa off to China to promote business
Daily News, May 25, 2013

Mexico eyeing retaliatory measures in U.S. meat labeling dispute
Reuters, May 24, 2013

Chinese tourists' spending in the U.S. takes off
Los Angeles Times, May 24, 2013

China seals first free-trade deal with Switzerland
BBC News--UK, May 24, 2013

China, U.S. Reach Accord for Sharing Auditors’ Records
Bloomberg, May 24, 2013

Yuan Gold Trade in Hong Kong Triples as Currency Gains Cut Risk
Businessweek, May 24, 2013

Banker Trade Deals, Price-Fixing Suits, U.K. Banks: Compliance
Businessweek, May 24, 2013

Insight: Luxury brands position for U.S. boom
Reuters, May 24, 2013

European Parliament Moves to Limit Scope of Eventual U.S. Trade Deal
The New York Times, May 23, 2013

Latam 'gang of four' agree to scrap trade tariffs
BBC News-UK, May 23, 2013

Canada threatens ‘retaliatory measures’ over new US meat labeling regulations
Washington Post, May 23, 2013

Euro-Area Services, Factory Gauge Rises More Than Estimated
Bloomberg, May 23, 2013

Greece's National Bank shares to trade ex-rights from May 24
Reuters, May 22, 2013

EU and U.S. not coordinating on China solar dispute
Reuters, May 21, 2013


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