Council for International Trade - Trade Update Newsletter

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Featured Headlines

Photo Release: Governor Brown Meets
with Osaka Governor Ichiro Matsui

Governor's Office, June 11, 2013


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

CalChamber, June 7, 2013

Obama, Xi signal new start with walk in the desert
Associated Press, June 9, 2013

Photo Release: Governor Brown Meets with President Xi
of the People's Republic of China

Governor's Office, June 8, 2013

Jerry Brown Says Chinese President Adds 'Sparkle' to California
The Sacramento Bee Blog, June 8, 2013

Governor Brown to Welcome President Obama to Palm Springs
on Friday, Meet with President Xi of the People's Republic of China
on Saturday

Governor's Office, June 6, 2013

CalChamber Companies in the News

Deloitte Makes Community Service a Business Imperative
on 14th Annual IMPACT Day

PR Newswire, June 7, 2013

Turbocharged Honda Odyssey minivan headed to Pikes Peak
World Car Fans, June 6, 2013

California Almonds, What's Next?: Almond Innovation Center
Fox Business, June 3, 2013

Trade Policy

From the World Trade Organization

Lamy: “Aid for Trade to support closer Caribbean integration”

Trade Policy Review: Suriname

Bosnia and Herzegovina accelerates membership negotiations

Kazakhstan accession talks reach advanced stage

Negotiators aim to finalize expanded information technology coverage by end July

From the White House

Remarks by the President Nominating Jason Furman as Chairman

of the Council of Economic Advisers

Remarks by President Obama and President Xi Jinping
of the People's Republic of China After Bilateral Meeting

Building a 21st Century Electric Grid

Announcing the National Impact Initiative at the UK’s G8 Social Impact Investing Forum

The Employment Situation in May

Op-Ed by Vice President Joe Biden in The Wall Street Journal:
The Americas Ascendant

Statement by the Press Secretary on the President’s Speech
in Berlin

Remarks by President Obama and President Piñera
of Chile After Bilateral Meeting

From the U.S. Department of Commerce

The Department of Commerce Supports U.S.-ASEAN Partnerships

Reaching Out to U.S. Businesses to Do Business in Russia
**ITA Blog

From the U.S. Trade Representative

Statement by Deputy Permanent Representative to the WTO David Shark at the Second WTO Trade Policy Review of Suriname

U.S. Trade Representative Officials Join ASEAN Delegation
for Road Show Events

Members of USTR and USDA Meet with Agricultural Policy
and Technical Advisory Committees

Testimony of United States Trade Representative Nominee Michael Froman Before the Senate Finance Committee

Assistant U.S. Trade Representative Lewis Karesh Testifies
at Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Bangladesh Labor Issues and GSP Review

Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Environment and Natural Resources Jennifer Prescott Participates in Meetings with Peruvian Government

Assistant U.S. Trade Representative Stan McCoy Delivers Keynote Address to 2013 World Creators Summit

Trade Agreements

Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for the Western Hemisphere John Melle Co-chairs the Third Meeting of the Free Trade Commission under the United States-Peru Trade Promotion Agreement
USTR, June 7, 2013

Costa Rica-Peru Free Trade Agreement Enters Into Force
Tax News, June 7, 2013

United States and Colombia Hold Inaugural Meeting of the Labor Affairs Council under the U.S.-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement
USTR, June 5, 2013


Baucus Secures Administration's Commitment
to Renewing Trade Promotion Authority

Committee on Finance, June 6, 2013

Baucus Statement on Mike Froman's Nomination
to be U.S. Trade Representative

Committee on Finance, June 6, 2013


California exports rise,
but drop when adjusted for inflation

The Sacramento Bee, June 5, 2013


Economic Growth on Firmer Footing;
Job Growth Higher Than Expected

CalChamber, June 10, 2013

China Trade Slows With Loans in Test of Xi-Li Growth Resolve
Bloomberg Businesswekk, June 9, 2013

Report: California had 200 million visitors in 2012
The Sacramento Bee, June 7, 2013

OPPOSE SB 516 (Steinberg; D-Sacramento)
Foreign Labor Contractors - Approaches the real problem of human trafficking in an overly broad manner which will harm legitimate employers by imposing significant burdens on and risks to employers who hire workers from foreign countries. Assembly Desk.
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More International Articles

Exclusive: EU to seek WTO ruling against Chinese steel duties - sources
Reuters, June 11, 2013

U.K. Industrial Output Increased on Mining in April: Economy
Bloomberg, June 11, 2013

International travel to the U.S. expected to continue to grow
Los Angeles Times, June 10, 2013

Taiwanese trade higher pay and secure jobs for slower lifestyle
Christian Science Monitor, June 10, 2013

Mauldin Bets the House on Japanese Yen Trade, Literally
Wall Street Journal Blog, June 10, 2013

EU-Chinese Trade Outlook: Cloudy
The Economist, June 8, 2013

President Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping agree to wind down production and use of hydrofluorocarbons, or HFCs
Washington Post, June 8, 2013

Mexico says it may suspend U.S. trade preferences
over meat labels

Reuters, June 7, 2013

Obama-Xi California Meeting Emphasizes Personal Approach
Bloomberg, June 7, 2013

U.S. mulling solar trade agreement with EU, China -USTR nominee
Reuters, June 6, 2013

224 U.S. lawmakers urge Obama address forex in Asia trade talks
Reuters, June 6, 2013

USTR nominee Froman promises push
for trade promotion authority

Reuters, June 6, 2013

World Trade Center Developer Plans China Expansion
Bloomberg, June 6, 2013

Canada-EU Trade Talks Said to Stall on Beef, Pork Dispute
Bloomberg, June 5, 2013

Costa Rica to end rice subsidy in 2014, relieving trade friction
Reuters, June 5, 2013

Xi Visit Shows Growing Importance of Pacific Powers
Hispanic Business, June 5, 2013

China to Investigate E.U. Wine After Trade Action
The New York Times, June 5, 2013


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