CalChamber Reports on Status of Major Business Bills
at Close of Session
Numerous business priorities remain to be considered by Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. once they pass enrollment, the phase of the legislative process when bills are proofed and prepared for delivery to the Governor, according to the California Chamber of Commerce summary of the status of top priority bills for the business community. CalChamber, September 17, 2012
U.S. Files Trade Case Against China Over Cars
The United States on Monday filed a broad trade case against China at the World Trade Organization, alleging unfair subsidies for exports of cars and auto parts. The New York Times, September 17, 2012
Jerry Brown Announces Plans for New Trade Offices
Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday signed legislation that would authorize the state to open new trade offices, starting with one in Shanghai, and he is planning to visit China later this year, his first official trip out of the country since becoming governor in 2011. Los Angeles Times PolitiCal, September 12, 2012
Support Permanent Normal Trade Relations for Russia
The U.S. House Ways and Means Committee and the U.S. Senate Finance Committee have passed Russia PNTR. It is hoped that both houses of Congress will vote on this issue soon.
California STEP The California State Trade and Export Promotion (California STEP) project combines a network of state, federal, private and non-profit trade promotion organizations in California to facilitate export promotion activities, serving targeted industries, to drive exports for small businesses
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