Council for International Trade - Trade Update Newsletter

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Featured Headlines

Immigration Reform is Important to California
Allan Zaremberg in Fox and Hounds, June 18, 2013

CalChamber sends letter to Congress urging immigration action
Sacramento Business Journal, June 18, 2013

CalChamber President, Local Chamber Execs Urge Congress
to Act on Immigration Reform

CalChamber, June 17, 2013

Nunes Opening Statement: Hearing on U.S.-Brazil Trade
and Investment Relationship: Opportunities and Challenges

Committee on Ways and Means, June 12, 2013

Photo Release: Governor Brown Meets with Chinese Consul General Yuan Nansheng
Governor's Office, June 11, 2013

CalChamber Companies in the News

PG&E Celebrates Success Of First-Ever Month
Of Service Program For Employee Volunteers

Wboy, June 17, 2013

Verizon eyeing wireless business in Canada: report
Reuters, June 17, 2013

PwC CFO Sees Gains From Big Business Transformations
CFO Journal, June 12, 2013

Trade Policy

From the World Trade Organization

Panama files dispute against Colombia on textiles measures

WTO warns G-20 trade restrictions continue to accumulate
as pace of removal remains slow

WTO opens NGO accreditation for the Bali Ministerial Conference

EU files dispute against China on steel measures

Members welcome Costa Rica’s decision to bring
its rice subsidies within agreed limits

Serbia a few steps away from concluding
WTO accession negotiations

WTO ready to help Haiti benefit more from trade – Lamy

From the White House

Lough Erne Declaration

Fact Sheet: U.S. National Action Plan on Preventing the Misuse of Companies and Legal Arrangements

United States G-8 Action Plan for Transparency of Company Ownership and Control

Remarks by President Obama and President Putin of Russia After Bilateral Meeting

G-8 Leaders Statement on the Global Economy

50 Years of National Small Business Week

Press Briefing by Principal Deputy Press Secretary Josh Earnest, Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications Ben Rhodes, and Senior Director for International Economic Issues Caroline Atkinson

President Obama Nominates Betsey Stevenson to Council of Economic Advisers

Readout of the President's Call with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

Fact Sheet: U.S. - Peru Economic Relations

From the U.S. Department of Commerce

NIST MEP helps U.S. Manufacturers Create Jobs and Expand their Businesses

Administration Advances Wireless Spectrum for Economic Growth

Pre-Registration Opens For SelectUSA 2013 Investment Summit

International Travelers to the United States Post Record Numbers in Visits and Spending

ITA Leads Largest Ever Civil Nuclear Trade Policy Mission
to Vietnam and China

**ITA Blog

From the U.S. Trade Representative

U.S., Afghanistan Agree on Memorandum of Understanding
to Improve Afghan Women’s Economic Empowerment

Fact Sheet: The Growing Prominence
of U.S.-ASEAN Trade Relations

United States and Association of Southeast Asian Nations Ministers Meet to Advance Job-Promoting Trade Initiatives

Ambassador Punke Updates Group on Trade
in Services Agreement Negotiations

Trade Agreements

Remarks by President Obama, U.K. Prime Minister Cameron, European Commission President Barroso, and European Council President Van Rompuy on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership
White House, June 17, 2013


Fact Sheet: Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (T-TIP)
White House, June 17, 2013

UK's Cameron: EU-Canada Free Trade Agreement Nearly Complete
The Wall Street Journal, June 18, 2013

Peru plans FTA with Russia and former Soviet block
Peru This Week, June 17, 2013

United States and Indonesia Meet Under Trade
and Investment Framework Agreement

USTR, June 13, 2013


Camp, Nunes Statements on Launch of U.S.-EU Trade
and Investment Negotiations

Committee on Ways and Means, June 17, 2013

Baucus Applauds the Start of U.S.-EU Trade Talks
Committee on Finance, June 17, 2013

Hatch Statement on the Transatlantic Trade
and Investment Partnership

Committee on Finance, June 17, 2013



Silicon Valley Is Trying To Hack Washington D.C.
Time Magazine, June 17, 2013

Comprehensive U.S. Immigration Reform Critical for California
CalChamber, June 14, 2013

Direct Travel Spending in California Provides $106.4 Billion Boost for Economy
CalChamber, June 14, 2013

More International Articles

Japan Seen Overhauling Trade Rules
to Avoid ‘Second-Rate’ Status

Bloomberg, June 18, 2013

Hong Kong's elevator pitch to Silicon Valley: Access to capital, Chinese market (Video)
Silicon Valley Business Journal, June 17, 2013

U.S. and EU agree to launch free-trade talks
Los Angeles Times, June 17, 2013

Yuan trade eclipses Hong Kong dollars for first time
Reuters, June 17, 2013

EU Nations Reach Accord Endorsing Start of U.S. Trade Talks
Bloomberg, June 14, 2013

WTO to co-sponsor China's investment, trade fair
China Daily--China, June 14, 2013

Expanding And Liberalizing Trade With Europe: A Must
For The Free World

Forbes, June 13, 2013

Obama nears decision on Bangladesh trade following tragedies
Reuters, June 13, 2013

U.S. NAFTA Exporters Beware: No End in Sight
for Taxing Mexico Audits

Shibles and Morales, June 13, 2013

U.S. Remains the EU’s Biggest Trade and Investment Partner: Eurostat Figures
International Business Times, June 13, 2013

Obama speaks with Japanese prime minister
USA Today, June 13, 2013

Export slowdown threatens emerging Asia's credit-fuelled boom
Reuters, June 12, 2013

US-China climate deal was long in the works
Associated Press, June 12, 2013

Turkish trade sanction is warning shot in Ukraine car tariff row
Reuters, June 12, 2013


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