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Trade Update - Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Featured Headlines

CalChamber, Mexican Consulate
Share Strategies to Improve Relations

CalChamber, January 26, 2016


Statement by NSC Spokesperson Ned Price
on the Publication of New Regulatory
Changes for Cuba Sanctions

White House, January 26, 2016

Commerce and Treasury
Announce Further Amendments
to the Cuba Sanctions Regulations

U.S. Department of Commerce, January 26, 2016


Remarks at the World Economic Forum -
Secretary of State John Kerry

State Department, January 22, 2016

Recap of Davos 2016
World Economic Forum, January 23, 2016

Davos optimists see a new era
of trade reform at hand

Reuters, January 22, 2016

CalChamber Companies in the News

2015 Annual Report: Pride Industries
As CalChamber Member Company Pride Industries details in their Annual Report, FY 2015 was another year of strong growth for the organization. Growth is the engine that drives their mission: creating jobs for people with disabilities.
Pride Industries, January 2016

United, Southwest buy 73 Boeing jets in blow to Bombardier
Reuters, January 21, 2016

New Tradepoint Atlantic global logistics center
signs first major real estate deal with FedEx Ground

Featuring CalChamber Member Federal Express
American Journal of Transportation, January 20, 2016

Trade Policy

From the World Trade Organization

Advanced Trade Policy Course gets under way at the WTO

Azevêdo welcomes optimism on the WTO in Davos

From the White House

FACT SHEET: President Obama Hosts Over 250 Mayors
to Strengthen Partnerships and Grow the Economy

Readout of Vice President Biden’s Meeting
with President Mauricio Macri of Argentina

From the U.S. Department of Commerce

Bloomberg Philanthropies and U.S. Department of Commerce
to Host 2nd “U.S.-Africa Business Forum” in New York City
During 71st UN General Assembly

The Future of Renewable Energy to TPP Countries

U.S. Deputy Commerce Secretary Bruce Andrews Announces Delegation to Join Business Development Trade Mission to India

From the U.S. Trade Representative

Statement on TiSA Ministers Meeting

Remarks by Ambassador Michael Froman
at the University of Warsaw

Trade Agreements

US will sign Pacific trade deal on Feb. 4
The Hill, January 20, 2016

Canada to Sign Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Agreement Next Week
Sputnik News, January 25, 2016

U.S.-Europe Trade Talks Are Too Slow, Top EU Lawmaker Says
Bloomberg, January 21, 2016


The outlook and risks this year for five key sectors
of the economy

Los Angeles Times, January 25, 2016

United States Begins Implementation
of Changes to the Visa Waiver Program

Joint Statement of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. State Department, January 21, 2016


Governor Brown Delivers 2016
State of the State Address

Governor's Office, January 21, 2016

Gov. Brown Urges Caution
In State Of State Speech

Associated Press, January 21, 2016


Office of Small Business Advocate (OSBA)
& Made in California Program 2014-15 Annual Report to the Governor and Legislature

OSBA, December 2015

Strong December For California Economy
Capital Public Radio, January 22, 2016

Port of Oakland will keep cargo moving after a terminal closes
American Journal of Transportation, January 20, 2016

More International Articles

Surge of Americans tests limits of Cuba's tourism industry
Reuters, January 26, 2016

American Chamber of Commerce China business survey 2016
AmCham China, January 2016

Russian Economy Shrinks Most Since 2009 as Oil Prices Sink
Bloomberg, January 25, 2016

San Ysidro border crossing scheduled to get new pedestrian entrance
Los Angeles Times, January 24, 2016

Crowdfunding to pay for border improvements?
The San Diego Union-Tribune, January 22, 2016

Iran, China Plan to Expand Ties, Boost Trade
Reuters, January 23, 2016

Brazil’s Barbosa Upbeat on Trade With Argentina
The Wall Street Journal, January 22, 2016

Safety, savings fuel push for driverless trucks
Reuters, January 21, 2016

France’s Private-Sector Growth Picks Up as Services Rebound
Bloomberg, January 22, 2016

British Future in EU? French PM Warns of Exit "Tragedy'
Associated Press, January 21, 2016

China Is 'Not Falling Off a Cliff', Rajan Says
Bloomberg, January 21, 2016

Survey of U.S. companies in China finds that not all's well
Los Angeles Times, January 21, 2016

On China's Main Streets: a need to keep shoppers shopping
Reuters, January 20, 2016

Oil's Nightmare Scenario Dominates Davos
Bloomberg, January 20, 2016




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