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Trade Update - Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Featured Headlines

Negotiators Meet This Week to Discuss Transatlantic Partnership Agreement
CalChamber, February 23, 2016


WEEKLY ADDRESS: A New Chapter with Cuba
White House, February 20, 2016

President confirms it: I’m going to Cuba
The Sacramento Bee, February 17, 2016

CalChamber Companies in the News

Boeing Wins $1.3 Billion 737 Order From China’s Okay Air
American Journal of Transportation, February 16, 2016

Walt Disney Co. is world's 'most powerful' brand, study finds
Orlando Sententinel, February 2, 2016

Trade Policy

From the World Trade Organization

Trade Policy Review: Fiji

DG Azevêdo: WTO can help Senegal achieve its development goals

Ecuador starts phasing out import surcharge

From the White House

Statement by the Press Secretary on the President’s Travel
to Cuba and Argentina

Remarks by President Obama at U.S.-ASEAN Press Conference

From the U.S. Department of Commerce

India’s Smart Cities Presents U.S. with a Unique Opportunity

U.S. Deputy Secretary of Commerce Bruce Andrews Concludes Successful India Trade Mission

Governments Driving Innovation
at the UAE World Government Summit

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker to Travel
to Mexico City for the U.S.-Mexico High-Level Economic Dialogue

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker Delivers Remarks
at Cuba Consortium's First Annual Washington Conference

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker Announces
Largest-Ever Delegation to Attend 2016 Hannover Messe

From the U.S. Trade Representative

United States and Laos Sign Trade and Investment Framework Agreement

U.S. and ASEAN Trade Ministers Strengthen Trade Ties

Remarks by Ambassador Michael Froman at Stanford University

Trade Agreements

Obama Punts On Trade Agreement With EU
Forbes, February 18, 2016

U.S. Consumer Goods and TPP: Supporting jobs
and Economic Opportunities for Americans

**ITA Blog, February 17, 2016

Hail to the TPP
Op-ed by former Gov. Christine Gregoire (D-Wash.), former Gov. Deval Patrick (D-Mass.) and former US Trade Representative Ron Kirk, The Hill, February 17, 2016


The U.S. Economy Is in Good Shape
The Wall Street Journal, February 21, 2016

Departing foreigners tracked through iris, facial scans
The San Diego Union-Tribune, February 18, 2016

Obama Can Make His Asia Pivot Endure
Bloomberg View, February 14, 2016


California economy is poised to grow in 2016 and 2017,
report says

Los Angeles Times, February 17, 2016

President Obama Welcomes ASEAN Leaders to California
for #USASEAN2016

State Department, February 16, 2016

More International Articles

British business bosses say exit from EU would hit economy
and jobs

Reuters, February 23, 2016

German Business Sentiment Falls
as Turmoil and China Sow Concern

Bloomberg, February 23, 2016

Hunt for foreign assets pits Japan Inc vs China
Reuters, February 23, 2016

WTO: Exports Record Steeper Falls in S. Korea than Brazil, China, Japan
KBS World Radio, February 22, 2016

Europe’s Economy Strains as Global Slowdown Takes its Toll
Bloomberg, February 22, 2016

China signals no South China Sea backdown as foreign minister goes to U.S.
Reuters, February 22, 2016

South Korea Becomes Better In International Trade Than Japan, China
JKNUS, February 21, 2016

IMF’s Lagarde Says Oil May Stay Low for Longer Than Expected
Bloomberg, February 21, 2016

U.S. and Canada Start Lumber-Trade Talks
Dow Jones Business News, February 19, 2016

Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan to Establish Railway Consortium
United States - Azerbaijan Chamber of Commerce, February 19, 2016

Air Travel Booms in India, Strains Creaky Infrastructure
Associated Press, February 18, 2016

The Start-Up Nation Changes Direction
By Sherwin Pomerantz, Atid-EDI Ltd, February 18, 2016

World economy will grow slower than expected:
an 'urgent' problem, OECD says

Los Angeles Times, February 18, 2016

China promises economic stability as G20, parliament loom
Reuters, February 17, 2016

Hong Kong Retailers Suffer From Slump in Chinese New Year Sales
Bloomberg, February 17, 2016

Obama, SE Asian leaders seek resolution to maritime disputes
Associated Press, February 16, 2016




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