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Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Featured Headlines

International Roundtable Offers Update 
on Canada Beyond the Border Action Plan

CalChamber, August 1, 2013

Canada’s Trade Deficit Shrinks in June on Export Rebound
Bloomberg, August 6, 2013

Canada’s Economy Expands in May as Retail Offsets Oil
Bloomberg, July 31, 2013

CalChamber Companies in the News

PwC Named a Leader in Dispute Advisory & Analysis
and Forensic Investigations by Kennedy

PR Newswire, August 5, 2013

Kaiser Permanente awards $731K in grants to nonprofits
The Sun, August 4, 2013

Trade Policy

From the World Trade Organization

WTO, World Bank to develop services trade database

Renato Ruggiero, Former Director-General, Dies in Milan

WTO issues panel report on China’s measures on US broiler products

From the White House

Statement from the President on the
Confirmation of Samantha Power as
U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations

America's Wind Industry Reaches Record Highs

Weekly Address: Securing a Better Bargain for the Middle Class

From the U.S. Department of Commerce

Statement from U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker
on International Trade in Goods and Services in June 2013

Why is Everyone Talking About Africa?

Statement from U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker on New Bill to Strengthen American Manufacturing

Statements from U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker
on the Confirmation of Four Key Department Officials

United States Wins Trade Enforcement Case for American Farmers, Proves Export-Blocking Chinese Duties Unjustified Under WTO Rules

Investments, Exports Create A Better Bargain for the United States
**ITA Blog

From the U.S. Trade Representative

Froman Decision Regarding the U.S. International Trade Commission’s Determination in the Matter of Certain Electronic Devices, Investigation No. 337-TA-794

Press Statement by United States Trade Representative Michael Froman Regarding Today’s World Trade Organization Enforcement Victory

Trade Barriers That U.S. Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises Perceive as Affecting Exports to the European Union; Institution
of Investigation and Scheduling of Hearing

U.S. Trade Representative Froman, Secretary of Agriculture Vilsack Announce Continued EU Market Access for American Producers
of High-Quality Beef

Acting Deputy U.S. Trade Representative Wendy Cutler to Visit Japan, Initiate Bilateral Negotiations on Autos, Insurance, Non-Tariff Measures

Statement by U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman on Expiration of the Generalized System of Preferences Program

Big Week for America’s Agricultural Exporters

Trade Agreements

CHIANG: Trade winds gather on the Pacific
The Washington Times, August 5, 2013

Costa Rica and Latin America Sign Agreement with European Union (EU)
The Costa Rica News, August 4, 2013

Japan, U.S. to hold TPP-related bilateral talks in Tokyo next week
Global Post, August 1, 2013

EU-Colombia FTA to take effect
Fruitnet-United Kingdom, July 31, 2013


Do not let immigration reform die
San Diego Union Tribune, August 5, 2013

Part-Time Nation
Committee on Ways and Means, August 5, 2013

Congressional Trade Leaders Fight India's Unfair Trade Practices
Committee on Finance, August 2, 2013

U.S. economy adds 162,000 jobs in July
Los Angeles Times, August 2, 2013

On immigration, GOP reps should get down to business: Editorial
Daily News Los Angeles, August 1, 2013


Ratings agency cites California's
spending restraint, upgrades credit
The Sacramento Bee, August 5, 2013

SoCal Rep. Lowenthal takes a big swing at redistricting with new bill
KPCC, August 5, 2013

More International Articles

Narrower Trade Gap to Boost Second-Quarter Growth: Economy
Bloomberg, August 6, 2013

From manufacturing to car sales, Britain bounces back
Reuters, August 6, 2013

German Orders Gain Most in Eight Months in Recovery Sign
Bloomberg, August 6, 2013

Canada-EU Trade Negotiators Draw Up “Break-Out Package”
on Outstanding Issues

The Wall Street Journal, August 2, 2013

Mexico president to present energy reform next week
Reuters, August 1, 2013

California lawmakers seek closer ties with Mexico
San Diego Union Tribune, July 31, 2013

Amid Japan-China Political Deadlock, Progress Toward Freer Trade
Forbes, July 31, 2013

Peru exports to free trade partners increased by 6.5% in 2012
Peru This Week, July 31, 2013

Will California And Australia Trade Carbon Credits?
KCET, July 30, 2013

Why China Is Hoarding Hollywood’s Box-Office Profits
Bloomberg Businessweek, July 30, 2013


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