Council for International Trade - Trade Update Newsletter

Tuesday, June 25, 2013


Our next Council for International Trade Update will publish on Tuesday, July 23, 2013.

From all of us at the
California Chamber of Commerce,
we wish you a Happy Independence Day

Featured Headlines

World Trade Increased in April
The Wall Street Journal, June 24, 2013

Trade Policy Review: Brazil
WTO, June 24, 2013

Statement by Deputy Permanent Representative to the WTO David Shark at the WTO Trade Policy Review of Brazil
USTR, June 24, 2013

CalChamber Companies in the News

Deloitte launches Humanitarian Innovation Program to enhance crisis preparedness and emergency response worldwide
Canada Newswire--Canada, June 25, 2013

Safeway Receives Department of Defense Freedom Award
Herald Online, June 25, 2013

Blue Diamond opens first phase of major plant in Turlock
The Sacramento Bee, June 19, 2013

Trade Policy

From the World Trade Organization

African cotton producers regret no progress in talks, welcome improved aid with more focus

Lamy: European leaders must lead from the front

From the White House

Readout of the President’s Meeting with Business Leaders and Entrepreneurs on Economic Impact of Immigration Reform

Conference Call Briefing on the President's Trip to Africa

Statement from the President on the Confirmation of Michael Froman as United States Trade Representative

Remarks by President Obama and German Chancellor Merkel in Joint Press Conference

White House Rural Council Growing Rural Economies, Creating Jobs

Remarks by President Obama after a bilateral meeting with President Hollande of France

From the U.S. Department of Commerce

How a Career Change Led to a Successful Export Business in Africa
**ITA Blog

Ensuring the Right Business Conditions for U.S. Companies to Thrive in Russia
**ITA Blog

Commerce Bureaus Play Key Role in Intellectual Property Accomplishments and Future Priorities

Commerce’s Economic Data Is a Goldmine for Small Businesses

From the U.S. Trade Representative

Readout of the Meeting Between United States Trade Representative Michael Froman and Canadian Minister of International Trade Ed Fast

United States and Indonesia Co-Host Workshop to Promote Trade and Investment Through Good Regulatory Practices

Seventh Report to the Congress on the Operation of the Andean Trade Preference Act as Amended

Acting U.S. Trade Representative Sapiro Issues Report Highlighting Russia's World Trade Organization Compliance

Trade Agreements

Costa Rica signs free trade agreement with European Free Trade Association
Tico Times--Costa Rica, June 24, 2013


Baucus Welcomes Elissa Alben as International Trade Counsel
Committee on Finance, June 24, 2013

Baucus, Hatch Demand an End to China's Bans on U.S. Meat Exports, Thorough Review of Smithfield Acquisition
Committee on Finance, June 21, 2013



JETRO Message to California Business Circle:
Japan as a Bridge between California,
China, India and Other Asian Courntries

Jetro, June 2013

Commentary: AB 880 will severely harm tourism, manufacturing, construction, restaurants and more
Signal Tribune, June 21, 2013

More International Articles

Spanish Retail Slump Keeps Growth Hope Pinned on Exports
Bloomberg, June 25, 2013

EU ministers seek resolution on who pays if banks fail
Reuters, June 25, 2013

Seoul shares rise in volatile trade, China worries cap gains
Reuters, June 24, 2013

Immigration Bill Clears Senate Test
Swampland Time, June 24, 2013

Kerry Urges India to Reduce Emissions of Greenhouse Gases
Bloomberg, June 23, 2013

China May ‘Fine-Tune’ Monetary Policies Amid Cash Squeeze
Bloomberg, June 23, 2013

China central bank holds line on shadow banking as rates spike
Reuters, June 21, 2013

Insight: Who wants to bet on a 'Nicaragua Canal'?
Reuters, June 20, 2013

Chinese, U.S. factories struggle, Europe still in slump
Reuters, June 20, 2013

Senate approves Froman as U.S. trade representative
Reuters, June 19, 2013

Obama says U.S. EU free trade deal can boost jobs and growth
Reuters, June 19, 2013

U.S. puts Russia on notice in first report on WTO compliance
Reuters, June 19, 2013

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

China has the world’s fastest supercomputer
Associated Press, June 18, 2013


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6/6/2013 - 10/8/2013
Go Global Webinar Series

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U.S. - Saudi Auto Conference

Japan America Society of Southern California 104th Anniversary Celebration

7/14/2013 - 7/19/2013
Trade Mission to Colombia

Brazil: Exploring a Changing Culture

Modern China: Creation of a Global Power

9/7/2013 - 9/22/2013
America's Cup: San Francisco 2013

9/13/2013 - 9/15/2013
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Guy Fox MIS Dinner

9/25/2013 - 9/26/2013
The Americas Business Forum

9/26/2013 - 9/29/2013
Expo Pakistan

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