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Trade Update - Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Featured Headlines

Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Agreement Signed in Auckland

CalChamber, February 5, 2016

Statement by the President on the Signing
of the Trans-Pacific Partnership

White House, February 3, 2016

Trans-Pacific Partnership Ministers’ Statement
USTR, February 4, 2016


2015 Trade Statistics are available through
the International Trade Administration’s
“Trade Stats Express.”

In 2015, California exported $165.4 billion to 229 foreign economies. California’s top export markets are Mexico, Canada, China, Japan and Hong Kong.

Statement from U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker on International Trade in Goods and Services in 2015
U.S. Department of Commerce, February 5, 2016


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

Wednesday, February 17 - San Francisco

Executive Forum - Connecting the Asia-Pacific:
Innovation, Disruption and Growth

Thursday, February 25 – San Francisco

CalChamber Companies in the News

Hyatt Regency Changchun Hotel Opens in Northeast China
GT Spirit, February 8, 2016

UPS Congratulates TPP Countries On Signing
Of Unprecedented Trade Deal

American Journal of Transportation, February 3, 2016

Trade Policy

From the World Trade Organization

WTO issues call for papers for 2016 WTO Essay Award
for Young Economists

From the White House

FACT SHEET: The President’s Fiscal Year 2017 Budget: Overview

Statement by the President on the Economy

FACT SHEET: Peace Colombia -- A New Era of Partnership
between the United States and Colombia

From the U.S. Department of Commerce

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker Announces Awardees
of $10 Million in Grants to Advance Innovation Across America

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker Completes
Fact-Finding Mission With President's Advisory Council
on Doing Business in Africa

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker Delivers Remarks
at Inauguration of the Tornillo-Guadalupe Port of Entry
and International Bridge

EU-U.S. Privacy Shield

Trade Agreements

Pacific trade pact means more jobs, higher wages for north state
Christopher Cabaldon, West Sacramento Mayor, Sacramento Bee, February 7, 2016

40% of World’s Economy Signs TPP Trade Deal
Voice of America, February 5, 2016

Signing of Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal opens
up tough battle in U.S.

Los Angeles Times, February 4, 2016

Brady Statement on TPP Signing
House Committee on Ways and Means, February 3, 2016

U.S. Machinery Exports: Discovering the Benefits of TPP
**ITA Blog, February 3, 2016

Staying on top with TPP
The Hill, February 3, 2016

Don’t neglect Bay Area’s European ties in pursuit of Asian trade pact
Bay Area Council Economic Institute, January 2016


U.S. trade deficit widens as exports fall
Reuters, February 5, 2016

United States and Cuba Hold Technical Talks
on Human Smuggling and Fraud Prevention

U.S. Department of State, February 5, 2016


CalChamber Agenda for California Prosperity
2016 Business Issues and Legislative Guide

CA Exports See First Annual Decline Since 2009
Beacon Economics, February 5, 2016

Oakland port seeks to navigate past terminal operator's bankruptcy
Inside Bay Area, February 4, 2016

Californians want rum-crazy Cuba to start drinking wine
The Sacramento Bee, February 3, 2016

More International Articles

Chinese, Brazilian economies seen stabilizing: OECD
Reuters, February 8, 2016

How to Fix the Euro: Top Bankers Urge Closer Ties
Associated Press, February 8, 2016

India Sees Growth Exceeding Estimate as Modi Prepares Budget
Bloomberg, February 8, 2016

Puerto Rico Acknowledges Ceding Control Key to Debt Accord
Bloomberg, February 5, 2016

President Santos Welcomes Formation of CEO Advisory Board
U.S. Business Leaders to Bring Expertise to Colombia’s Post-conflict Economy
Embassy of Colombia in the U.S., February 6, 2016

Fiji leads Pacific countries in inter-regional exports
Fiji Village, February 4, 2016

Report: China's yuan to erode, not end, dollar's dominance
The Sacramento Bee, February 4, 2016

Turkey looks to more than double trade with Latin America, Iran
Reuters, February 2, 2016




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The California Spain Chamber of Commerce US Internships Program 2016
Deadline: Monday, February 15, 2016

Upcoming Events:

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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

The Pacific Century: The Future of U.S.-Asia Economic Relations

3/2/2016 - 3/4/2016
GLOBE 2016 Conference & Expo

Doing Business in India

Demystifying Exports and Imports

Trade X-Trade Connect

12th Annual Global California Conference - The Pacific Rim Countries

4/18/2016 - 4/19/2016
Asia/Pacific Business Outlook (APBO) Conference

4/25/2016 - 4/29/2016
Hannover Messe 2016 Trade Show
Hannover Messe 2016

5/1/2016 - 5/4/2016
Milken Institute Global Conference

World Trade Week Kickoff Breakfast

6/19/2016 - 6/21/2016
SelectUSA Investment Summit 2016

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