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Trade Update - Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Featured Headlines

Remarks by President Obama at Opening Session of the U.S.-ASEAN Summit
White House, February 15, 2016

FACT SHEET: Unprecedented U.S.-ASEAN Relations
White House, February 3, 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


California Export Values Decline for First Time Since 2009; State Still Outpaces Nation
CalChamber, February 16, 2016

2015 "Trade Stats Express"

CalChamber Companies in the News

Boeing in talks with potential Asia-Pacific customer
for Maritime Surveillance Aircraft

OJS Jane's 360, February 16, 2016

UPS has upgraded Flex Global View
American Journal of Transportation, February 16, 2016

U.S. Deputy Commerce Secretary Bruce Andrews Visits IBM Customer Service Center in Delhi
Featuring CalChamber Member Company IBM
U.S. Department of Commerce, February 10, 2016

Trade Policy

Remarks for the Signing
of the U.S.-Cuba Aviation Arrangement

Charles H. Rivkin, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs, U.S. Department of State, February 16, 2016

From the World Trade Organization

DG Azevêdo visits Abuja to discuss how trade can support Nigeria

Cambodia ratifies Trade Facilitation Agreement

DG Azevêdo kick-starts discussion on post-Nairobi work

From the White House

Statement by the Press Secretary on the Trade Facilitation
and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015

From the U.S. Department of Commerce

Commerce and Treasury Announce Second U.S.-Cuba Regulatory Dialogue in Washington, D.C., February 17-18, 2016

Hannover Messe: An Opportunity to Select the USA as a Partner
for Future Trade and Investment Endeavors

From the U.S. Trade Representative

Remarks by Ambassador Michael Froman
at the Bavarian Parliament

Remarks by Ambassador Michael Froman
at the Munich Security Conference

Trade Agreements

FACT SHEET: Customs Bill Strengthens Enforcement
for Groundbreaking Intellectual Property,
Environment and Labor Standards in TPP

USTR, February 11, 2016


Obama to sign customs, trade enforcement bill into law:
White House

Reuters, February 11, 2016

Silicon Valley’s Indian Community Pushes to Reform H1B Visa Program
KQED News, February 11, 2016

Obama plan to ease new U.S. visa limits faces skeptics in Congress
Reuters, February 10, 2016


CalChamber Agenda for California Prosperity

2016 Business Issues and Legislative Guide

BLOG: Addressing an uneven economy
Allan Zaremberg, president and CEO of the California Chamber of Commerce, recently hit it on the head with his assessment of Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposed budget and the state’s priorities in recovering from the economic downturn.
The Business Journal, February 15, 2016

California must address our uneven recovery
Allan Zaremberg, CalChamber President, The Sacramento Bee, January 18, 2016

More International Articles

Norway's economy loses its shine
Reuters, February 16, 2016

APNewsBreak: US OK's first factory in Cuba since revolution
Associated Press, February 15, 2016

Israel and Russia to Sign Free Trade Agreement
Algemenir, February 13, 2016

Eurozone Economy Ends 2015 With Whimper
as Dark Clouds Grow

Associated Press, February 12, 2016

Brazil Said to Scrap Plan to Tax Local Infrastructure Bonds
Bloomberg, February 11, 2016

Puerto Rico Senate Approves Prepa Restructuring Legislation
Bloomberg, February 10, 2016

Exclusive: U.S. and India consider joint patrols in South China Sea - U.S. official
Reuters, February 10, 2016

Lagarde Says Ukraine Must Reform or Risk IMF Program Failing
Bloomberg, February 10, 2016

U.S.-Cuba Business Council Elects Gutierrez as Chair
U.S. Chamber of Commerce, February 9, 2016

What Slowdown? Chinese Consumer Confidence Still Strong
The Wall Street Journal, February 9, 2016




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Make-in-India Week

Asia’s Best Kept Secret: The ASEAN Economic Community

Complying with U.S. Export Controls

Doing Business with China - Webinar

Hong Kong: Where China and Global Advantages Converge

Executive Forum: Connecting the Asia-Pacific
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Eighth Celebration of the International Trade Community in Los Angeles

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3/2/2016 - 3/4/2016
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12th Annual Global California Conference - The Pacific Rim Countries

4/18/2016 - 4/19/2016
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4/25/2016 - 4/29/2016
Hannover Messe 2016 Trade Show
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5/1/2016 - 5/4/2016
Milken Institute Global Conference

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6/19/2016 - 6/21/2016
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