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Trade Update - Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Featured Headlines

US-ASEAN Business Council Conference
Asia’s Best Kept Secret: The ASEAN Economic Community

Wednesday, February 17 - San Francisco


The Economic Effects of the
Trans-Pacific Partnership: New Estimates

Peter A. Petri and Michael G. Plummer,
Peterson Institute for International Economics, January 2016


TTIP and the EU Member States
An Assessment of the economic impact of an ambitious Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership at EU Member State level
World Trade Institute and AmCham EU, January 2016

CalChamber Companies in the News

Siemens Opens New Facility At McClellan Park
Capital Public Radio, February 1, 2016

Boeing, Xiamen Airlines Celebrate Milestone 8,888th 737 Delivery
Featuring CalChamber Member Boeing
American Journal of Transportation, January 28, 2016

Barbie breaks the mold with ethnically diverse dolls
Featuring CalChamber Member Mattel
Los Angeles Times, January 28, 2016

Trade Policy

From the World Trade Organization

Trade Policy Review: Morocco

WTO releases new statistical profiles on global value chains

From the White House

FACT SHEET: The FY2017 European Reassurance Initiative Budget Request

Message to the Congress -- Agreement on Social Security
between the Government of the United States of America
and the Government of Hungary

Advance Estimate of GDP for the Fourth Quarter of 2015

From the U.S. Department of Commerce

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Concludes First Leg
of Fact-Finding Mission with President's Advisory Council
on Doing Business in Africa

OPIC: Paving a road to a brighter future in Africa

Business in Africa, Made Easier
Guest blog by Wanda Felton, Vice Chair of the Export-Import Bank of the United States, January 28, 2016

Connecting across continents:
MBDA hosts Power Africa and Agribusiness Summit

Strengthening Business Ties with Africa

Statement from U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker
on Visit to Rwanda

U.S. Deputy Secretary of Commerce Bruce Andrews
Delivers Remarks at Brazil-U.S. Business Council Meeting

From the U.S. Trade Representative

Remarks by Ambassador Michael Froman
at the Beyond AGOA Hearing

USTR and USDA Secure Improved Access
for U.S. Beef and Beef Products to Colombia

Trade Agreements

U.S. Deputy Secretary of Commerce Bruce Andrews Highlights Impact of Trans-Pacific Partnership on Manufacturing
at Washington International Trade Association Event

U.S. Department of Commerce, January 28, 2016

EU Pushing for TTIP Talks’ Completion, Hefty Trade Agenda in 2016
International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development, January 21, 2016


Herald Exclusive: John Kerry:
Getting the endgame right in Colombia

Op-Ed by John Kerry in The Miami Herald, January 30, 2016

Obama likely to discuss TPP, Puerto Rico
with Republican leaders: White House

Reuters, February 1, 2016

U.S. trade deficit in goods climbs in December
MarketWatch, January 29, 2016


California Foundation for Agriculture in the
Classroom celebrates 30 years with
the launch of new-and-improved website

Photo Release: Governor Brown Discusses Climate Change
with Prime Minister of the Netherlands

Governor's Office, January 31, 2016

Slump of the Mexican peso: Good for some in Merced,
not so much for exports

Merced Sun-Star, January 28, 2016

On immigration, California offers a cautionary note
for the national GOP

Los Angeles Times, January 28, 2016

More International Articles

Euro-Area Labor Market Slowly Improves as Jobless Rate Falls
Bloomberg, February 2, 2016

Exclusive: New European, U.S. data transfer pact imminent - sources
Reuters, February 2, 2016

Discover America in Doha: US to parade best products and services
The Peninsula Quatar, February 1, 2016

Egypt seeks free trade zone with Russia
RT, February 1, 2016

EC sees fewer job losses than feared
from easing China trade defenses

Reuters, January 29, 2016

Brazil Bets on Billions in Credit to Help Revive Lagging Economy
Bloomberg, January 28, 2016

U.K. Economy Gains Momentum With Services Dominating Growth
Bloomberg, January 28, 2016

Fed keeps rates unchanged, wary eye on global markets
Reuters, January 28, 2016

U.S. Senate majority leader: Looking at ways to help Puerto Rico
Reuters, January 27, 2016

U.S., China agree on need for new U.N. measure on North Korea
Reuters, January 27, 2016

U.S. Loosens Rules on Cuba Trade Financing
The Wall Street Journal, January 26, 2016




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WIT-LA's Annual State of the Port CBP Update and Luncheon

Export University Advanced Workshop Series

2/13/2016 - 2/18/2016
Make-in-India Week

Asia’s Best Kept Secret: The ASEAN Economic Community

Complying with U.S. Export Controls

Doing Business with China - Webinar

Executive Forum: Connecting the Asia-Pacific

Eighth Celebration of the International Trade Community in Los Angeles

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3/2/2016 - 3/4/2016
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