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Trade Update - Tuesday, January 12, 2016

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State of the Union

President Obama will deliver his final State of the Union address on January 12, 2016 at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT.


State of the State

Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. will deliver his State of the State address before a joint session of the California Legislature on Thursday, January 21, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. at the Assembly Chambers, State Capitol, Sacramento, CA 95814.


The Changing Face of Cuba
Amanda Mattingly
World Policy Journal, Winter 2015/ 2016

CalChamber Companies in the News

FedEx wins no-strings-attached approval for TNT deal from EU
American Journal of Transportation, January 10, 2016

Deloitte and AT&T Form Alliance to Build Smart Cities
PR Newswire, January 7, 2016, Inc. Is Making Headway in India
Motley Fool, January 5, 2016

Trade Policy

From the World Trade Organization

Seychelles ratifies Trade Facilitation Agreement

Lesotho and Georgia, two additional ratifications
for the Trade Facilitation Agreement

From the White House

Statement by the Press Secretary on the Visit
by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull of Australia

The Employment Situation in December

Chart of the Week: American Auto Industry Is Stronger Than Ever

From the U.S. Department of Commerce

Registration Opens for the 2016 SelectUSA Investment Summit

Health IT – Exporting Critical Services
to TPP Countries and Beyond

From the U.S. Trade Representative

Statement by Ambassador Michael Froman on New Market Access for U.S. Poultry, Beef, and Pork Exports to South Africa

Trade Agreements

U.S. Chamber Statement of Support
for the Trans-Pacific Partnership

U.S. Chamber of Commerce, January 6, 2016

Trade Benefits America Coalition Supports TPP; Calls For Passage In 2016
Trade Benefits America, January 7, 2016

TPP ENDORSEMENTS: Diverse Coalition of American Businesses, Farmers, and Manufacturers Call for TPP Passage to Help Boost Made in America Exports, Level the Playing Field
USTR, January 7, 2016

U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman Promotes
Trans-Pacific Partnership at Consumer Electronics Show

USTR, January 7, 2016

Asia trade deal puts honey exporter
in sweet spot for Obama speech

Reuters, January 10, 2016

What a Failed TPP Would Mean for the U.S. Economy
Fortune, January 6, 2016


US economy adds 292,000 jobs in December
BBC News, January 8, 2016

The Latest Tax on Business Hits Visas for High-Skill Workers
The Wall Street Journal, January 6, 2016


CalChamber Joins U.S. Effort to Expand Work Experience Opportunities for Youth
CalChamber, January 11, 2016

CalChamber President Issues Statement on Governor Brown’s Proposed 2016-17 Budget
CalChamber, January 7, 2016

Governor Brown Proposes 2016-17 State Budget
Governor's Office, January 7, 2016

California exports plunge nearly 14 percent
in November from 2014

The Sacramento Bee, January 6, 2016

More International Articles

US border agents to inspect US-bound trucks on Mexican soil
Associated Press, January 12, 2016

New Catalonia leader pledges secession within 18 months
BBC News, January 10, 2016

Meet 2016's Worst Economic Performers
Bloomberg, January 10, 2016

China's financial turmoil won't disrupt California's economy
Los Angeles Times, January 8, 2016

Canada is on the road to freer trade with China
The Star, January 7, 2016

California forges a green-tech partnership with Israel
J Weekly, January 7, 2016

California ends Ebola monitoring of travelers returning
from West Africa

Los Angeles Times, January 7, 2016

China Panic Clashes With Outlook for Modest 2016 Growth Slowdown
Bloomberg, January 7, 2016

Mexican Senate calls for free-trade agreement with Cuba
Business Standard, January 6, 2016

Shuttered up: As China slows, Hong Kong company closures hit record
Reuters, January 6, 2016

Canada’s First Export Gain in 4 Months Narrows Trade Deficit
Bloomberg, January 6, 2016

Latin America's Trade Industry to Expand in Vietnam
Latin Post, January 5, 2016





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