Council for International Trade - Trade Update Newsletter

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Featured Headlines

CalChamber Forum Gets Preview of Topics for U.S.-China Summit
this Week

CalChamber, June 4, 2013

Obama Cites Chilean Growth in Meeting With Pinera on Trade Push
Businessweek, June 4, 2013

WTO Annual Report 2013
WTO, May 31, 2013

CalChamber Companies in the News

Toyota sees sizable increase in pickup truck sales in May
San Antonio Business Journal, June 3, 2013

Safeway training opens up working world to those with disabilities
AZ Family, May 27, 2013

Strategic Business Summit - May 8th Inland Empire Interview
with Roy Paulson

YouTube,, May 22, 2013

Trade Policy

From the World Trade Organization

Members agree Gita Wirjawan to chair 9th Ministerial Conference

Negotiators aim to finalize expanded information technology coverage by end July

Members approaching last petrol station before Bali — Lamy

Russia welcomed as observer to the Committee
on Government Procurement

From the White House

Weekly Address: Congress Should Take Action to Continue Growing
the Economy

Remarks to the Press by Vice President Biden
and Brazilian Vice President Temer

Readout on the First-Ever White House
Hispanic Business Leaders’ Forum

Remarks by the Vice President on U.S.-Brazil Relations,
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Vice President Biden Visits Trinidad and Tobago

From the U.S. Department of Commerce

Commerce Department Supports Disaster Relief Across the Country

International Buyer Program Announces 2014 Roster of Trade Shows
**ITA Blog

Promoting U.S. Exports of Environmental Technology
**ITA Blog

Spotlight on Commerce: Sharon Yanagi, Chief of Staff,
Bureau of Industry and Security

Guest blog post: Developing Foreign Business is Easier
than You Think

U.S. Department of Commerce Reaches Out to U.S. Companies
on the Benefits of Russia’s WTO Membership

**ITA Blog

From the U.S. Trade Representative

Acting U.S. Trade Representative Sapiro Announces Section 301 Investigation of Ukraine

Statement by Deputy U.S. Trade Representative and U.S. Ambassador
to the WTO Michael Punke at the Trade Session of the OECD Ministerial Conference Meeting

Press Statement of Deputy United States Trade Representative
and U.S. Ambassador to the World Trade Organization Michael Punke

Trade Agreements

India, New Zealand to work towards early conclusion
of Free Trade Agreement

Business Standard--India, June 4, 2013

Peru-Costa Rica FTA comes into effect
Andina--Peru, June 1, 2013

China to study possibility of joining TPP
China Daily--China, May 31, 2013

USTR and Trade Policy Staff Committee Chair Public Hearings
on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)

USTR, May 30, 2013

U.S. lawmakers press Obama to include currency in Pacific trade deal
Reuters, May 30, 2013

Canada and EU down to final issues in trade talks
CBC--Canada, May 30, 2013


Japanese External Trade Organization Message
to California Business Circle

CalChamber, May 31, 2013

CalChamber Stops Three More Job Killers on Assembly Floor
CalChamber, June 4, 2013

Eight ‘Job Killer’ Bills Held; Twelve Move to Senate
or Assembly Floors for Action

CalChamber, May 29, 2013

More International Articles

US Trade Deficit Up 8.5 Percent to $40.3 Billion
The Sacramento Bee, June 4, 2013

Silicon Valley at front line of global cyber war
Associated Press, June 4, 2013

U.S.-China relations need overhaul
San Francisco Chronicle Opinion, June 4, 2013

Japan Wages Gain in Boost for Abe's Drive to Reflate Economy
Bloomberg, June 3, 2013

Germany to Help Spain with Credit for Growth, Jobs
The Sacramento Bee, June 3, 2013

Indonesia Trade Deficit Rises to Near Record on Commodity Slump
Businessweek, June 3, 2013

China drawn to Mexico's opening economy
Associated Press, June 2, 2013

Europe Faces A Decision On Wednesday That Could Trigger
A Trade War With China

Business Insider, June 2, 2013

China, in dramatic shift, signals interest in U.S.-led trade talks
Los Angeles Times, May 31, 2013

India Growth Holds Below 5% as Policy Logjam Hurts Economy
Bloomberg, May 31, 2013

Trade ministers say running against time to save global WTO talks
Reuters, May 31, 2013

Trade with Taiwan explored
The Register-Mail--Taiwan, May 31, 2013

South Africa Trade Gap Widens as Mineral Imports Gain
Bloomberg, May 31, 2013

Xi, Obama Look to Strike Up Relationship at Summit
The Sacramento Bee, May 30, 2013

U.S. groups expect WTO technology trade deal by July
Reuters, May 30, 2013

Pressure Increases on the U.S. to Revoke Bangladesh’s Trade Status
The New York Times, May 30, 2013

SKorea fosters startups as it seeks economic shift
Associated Press, May 30, 2013

U.S. vice president warns Brazil not to lag behind on trade
Reuters, May 29, 2013

OECD Forecasts Global Economy to Recover Next Year: Economy
Bloomberg, May 29, 2013

Italy to stick to commitments after end of EU procedure: Letta
Reuters, May 29, 2013

Ferrari Seeks Open Road to U.S. in Trans-Atlantic Trade Deal
San Francisco Chronicle, May 29, 2013


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