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Trade Update - Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Featured Headlines

WTO members secure “historic”
Nairobi Package for Africa and the world

WTO, December 19, 2015

Statement by Ambassador Michael Froman
at the Conclusion of the 10th World Trade Organization Ministerial Conference

USTR, December 19, 2015


Governor Brown to Introduce
State Budget in Sacramento

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. will introduce the proposed 2016-17 state budget Thursday at a news conference in Sacramento.

When: Thursday, January 7, 2016 at 10:00 a.m.
Where: California State Capitol, Governor’s Press Conference Room, Room 1190, Sacramento, CA 95814
**NOTE: This event is open to credentialed media only and will be webcast at


HRUSA Launches in 12 States
CalChamber, December 11, 2015

CalChamber Companies in the News

United Airlines Launches New Caribbean Routes
Caribbean Journal, January 3, 2016

21 CalChamber Member Companies Recognized as Best Places to Work in 2016
CalChamber, December 15, 2015

Trade Policy

From the World Trade Organization

Azevêdo welcomes efforts to help implement Trade Facilitation Agreement

MC10 Opening Ceremony: Speech by Director-General Roberto Azevêdo

From the White House

Statement by the Press Secretary on the U.S.-ASEAN Summit

Statement by the Press Secretary on the President’s Travel to Germany

Statement by the President on the Anniversary of Cuba Policy Changes

Statement by the President on the Paris Climate Agreement

From the U.S. Department of Commerce

Census Bureau Projects U.S. and World Populations on New Year’s Day

U.S.-China Joint Fact Sheet on the 26th U.S.-China Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade

Manufacturing Relies on the Strengths of American Communities

From the U.S. Trade Representative

2015 Report to Congress on China's WTO Compliance

U.S. and WTO Partners Announce Final Agreement on Landmark Expansion of Information Technology Agreement

Trade Agreements

Business Group Hopes to Jumpstart Momentum for Trade Pact Associated Press, January 5, 2016

Region has a big stake in Pacific trade agreement
Sacramento Bee, December 28, 2015

'This isn't NAFTA,' U.S. trade representative says about Trans-Pacific Partnership
Los Angeles Times, December 10, 2015


U.S. Trade and Development Agency Issues 2015 Annual Report
USTDA, January 4, 2016

ASEAN leaders accept Obama invitation to Sunnylands summit
Reuters, December 23, 2015

U.S. Economy Grew 2% in Third Quarter, Led by Consumer Spending
Bloomberg, December 22, 2015

U.S. on verge of lifting 40-year oil export ban in spending bill
Reuters, December 16, 2015

Export-Import Bank reopens but is hamstrung by lack of board members
Los Angeles Times, December 15, 2015

(Video) A Short Primer on the Why of the U.S. Export-Import Bank
Bloomberg, December 9, 2015

Repeal of country-of-origin meat labels may be tucked in U.S. budget bill
Sacramento Bee, December 8, 2015


Navel orange produced a big bang in the Golden State
Sacramento Bee, January 2, 2016

California cranks out new businesses and jobs despite criticism
Los Angeles Times, January 2, 2016

California’s population tops 39 million
Sacramento Bee, December 16, 2015

California leads nation in ‘minority-owned businesses’
Sacramento Bee, December 15, 2015

State’s economy is doing well
Sacramento Bee, December 14, 2015

Jerry Brown in Paris: California governor goes deep on climate change and other global threats
Los Angeles Times, December 10, 2015

California wineries drawn into trade fight between U.S., Canada and Mexico
Press Democrat, December 9, 2015

$120-million bridge lets travelers walk from San Diego to Tijuana's airport
Los Angeles Times, December 9, 2015

CalChamber Releases List of New Employment Laws Affecting Businesses in 2016
CalChamber, December 9, 2015

More International Articles

For some British business owners, EU membership is losing its appeal
Reuters, January 5, 2016

China, euro zone and U.S. manufacturing suggest global economy still fragile
Reuters, January 4, 2016

South Africa May Lose U.S. Trade Benefit After Target Missed
Bloomberg, January 4, 2016

Biggest Economies Face $7 Trillion Debt Refinancing Tab in 2016
Bloomberg, January 4, 2016

China Grants Courts Greater Autonomy on Limited Matters
New York Times, January 4, 2016

EU-Ukraine free-trade accord goes into effect despite Moscow’s opposition
Japan Times, January 2, 2016

U.S. tuna fishing fleet to be shut out of vast area of Pacific Ocean in fee dispute
Los Angeles Times, December 31, 2015

China's economy: Seven predictions for 2016
Los Angeles Times, December 22, 2015

US-Cuba agree commercial flights deal
BBC News, December 17, 2015

China central bank sees economic growth slowing to 6.8 percent in 2016
Reuters, December 16, 2015





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