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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Featured Headlines

JETRO Message to California Business Circle:
“Japan--transforming itself and challenging difficult issues”

JETRO, July 2013

Abe trade is back, but yen short is coming
MarketWatch, July 26, 2013

Obama says will name Caroline Kennedy as ambassador to Japan
Reuters, July 25, 2013

CalChamber Companies in the News

Silicon Valley Starbucks Locations Receive Wireless Charging Stations
Intomobile, July 29, 2013

Boeing to move more engineering work from Puget Sound area
to Long Beach

Daily Breeze, July 25, 2013

Trade Policy

From the World Trade Organization

Lamy: "Together, we have strengthened the WTO as the global trade body"

Trade Policy Review: Cameroon, Congo, Gabon,
Central African Republic and Chad

Afghanistan accession on track for a 2013 conclusion

WTO updates its Statistics Database

Japan files dispute against Russia over “recycling fee”
on motor vehicles

Panel established on Peru’s measures on Guatemala’s agricultural exports

From the White House

Remarks by the Vice President at Pratt & Whitney, Singapore

Remarks to the Press by Vice President Biden and Prime Minister Lee of Singapore

Readout of Vice President Biden's Meeting with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan

Joint Statement by President Barack Obama of the United States
of America and President Truong Tan Sang
of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam

Vice President Biden and Indian Leaders Discuss U.S.-India Engagement

From the U.S. Department of Commerce

No Stalling on the Ride to Export Markets
**ITA Blog

Interning at ITA, or Getting the Insider’s View on International Trade
**ITA Blog

Remarks at White House Forum on Global Investment

Readout of U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker’s Meeting
with Japan’s Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry

Readout of U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker’s Meeting
with Vietnamese President Truong Tan Sang

Remarks at 2013 Update Conference on Export Controls and Policy

From the U.S. Trade Representative

Statement by Deputy Permanent Representative to the WTO David Shark at the WTO Trade Policy Review of the Central African Economic and Monetary Community (CEMAC)

U.S. Trade Representative Talks Maine Exports During Visit
to Norridgewock’s New Balance Factory

U.S. Trade Representative Froman and Bangladesh Ambassador Agree to Initiate Discussions on Worker Rights and Safety

Remarks by United States Trade Representative Michael Froman at the Bureau of Industry and Security Update Conference on Export Controls and Policy

USTR Michael Froman Meets with Japanese Minister for Economy Trade and Industry Toshimitsu Motegi

Trade Agreements

Turkey ‘ready’ for free trade deal with Mexico, minister says
Hurriyet Daily News--Turkey, July 30, 2013

US hopes free trade negotiations will drive changes in Europe’s economy to promote growth
Associated Press, July 30, 2013

China, Australia Accelerate FTA Talks
Tax News--Hong Kong, July 29, 2013

Statement on the 18th Round of Trans-Pacific Partnership Negotiations
USTR, July 25, 2013

United States and Vietnam Agree to Intensify TPP Engagement,
Aim to Reach Comprehensive Agreement This Year

USTR, July 24, 2013


Immigration bill 2013: Immigration vote may wait until October,
Paul Ryan says

Politico, July 26, 2013

White House says it expects Congress to pass immigration overhaul
Reuters, July 24, 2013

Sign of Hope Seen in House for Immigration Overhaul
The New York Times, July 24, 2013


CalChamber Reports on Status
of Major Business Bills

CalChamber, July 29, 2013

California Tourism Showing Signs Of Recovery With Uptick
In Summer Travel

Capital Public Radio, July 24, 2013

New San Francisco Official Outlines Plans to Promote Wales in One of the World's Most Influential Markets, July 10, 2013

More International Articles

Spain's economy close to leveling off but beset by risks
Reuters, July 30, 2013

U.S. Stocks Advance as Aussie Weakens, Commodities Drop
Bloomberg, July 30, 2013

EU says China deal will survive challenge
Associated Press, July 29, 2013

Bipartisan cooperation is key to US-EU transatlantic trade
The Hill Blog, July 26, 2013

Congress to let U.S. trade benefits for Ecuador expire
Reuters, July 25, 2013

U.K. Economic Growth Quickens to 0.6% as Recovery Gains
Bloomberg, July 25, 2013

World Trade Volume Fell by 0.3% in May
The Wall Street Journal Blog, July 24, 2013

From copper to cameras; feeling the heat from China slowdown
Reuters, July 24, 2013

Argentina's June Trade Surplus Rises 27% to $1.16 Billion
The Wall Street Journal, July 23, 2013


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