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Trade Update - Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Featured Headlines

Joint Statement: 2016 U.S.-Mexico
High-Level Economic Dialogue

White House, February 25, 2016


U.S. Press Statement at the Close
of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment
Partnership Negotiating Round in Brussels

USTR, February 26, 2016

CalChamber Companies in the News

GE Sees $15 Billion in Software Sales in Digital Transformation
American Journal of Transportation, February 29, 2016

PwC teams up with Australasian startups for new cloud offering
ZDNet, February 23, 2016

Boeing Launches Next-Generation 737 Boeing Converted Freighter
PR Newswire, February 23, 2016

Trade Policy

From the World Trade Organization

DG Azevêdo: WTO can support Qatar’s economic goals

Paraguay becomes second South American nation
to ratify Trade Facilitation Agreement

DG Azevêdo urges WTO members to deepen their dialogue
to build on recent successes

South Africa accepts protocol amending the TRIPS Agreement

From the White House

Second Estimate of Gross Domestic Product
for the Fourth Quarter of 2015

Remarks by the President at the Signing
of the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015

From the U.S. Department of Commerce

In Beijing, U.S. Deputy Secretary of Commerce Bruce Andrews Highlights U.S. as Premiere Travel Destination at Launch
of 2016 U.S.-China Tourism Year

Fact Sheet: Overview of the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework

Strengthening the U.S.-Mexico Economic Relationship

U.S. and China to Launch 2016 U.S.-China Tourism Year

Latin America –Opportunities for U.S. Automotive Aftermarket Exports

New Study: How Important is 
FDI to the U.S. economy?

From the U.S. Trade Representative

USTR Requests Peru Timber Verification

Trade Agreements

EU, U.S. Push for Trans-Atlantic Trade Deal Before End of 2016
Bloomberg, February 26, 2016

TPP Promotes Building Products Exports
**ITA Blog, February 26, 2016

Personal Care and Cosmetics: TPP Opens Expanding Markets
to Industry

**ITA Blog, February 24, 2016


U.S. economic growth in fourth quarter unexpectedly revised up
to 1%

Los Angeles Times, February 26, 2016


CalChamber Capitol Summit Registration Opens
CalChamber, February 29, 2016

More International Articles

Iran Seeks Foreign Partnerships to Boost Auto Industry
Associated Press, March 1, 2016

EU Completes Legal Review of Free-Trade Agreement With Canada
American Journal of Transportation, February 29, 2016

UK Report Says Leaving EU Would Cause Decade of Uncertainty
Associated Press, February 29, 2016

China central bank resumes easing cycle to cushion reform pain
Reuters, February 29, 2016

Modi Sticks With India Deficit Target in Pro-Farmer Budget
Bloomberg, February 28, 2016

Trade within Africa: Tear down these walls
The Economist, February 27, 2016

Suez Canal Access Channel is Officially Opened
American Journal of Transportation, February 26, 2016

World trade records biggest reversal since crisis
Financial Times, February 26, 2016

China talks up growth agenda at G20 amid lack of wider policy unity
Financial Times, February 26, 2016

Mexico’s Trade Deficit Widens in January
The Wall Street Journal, February 26, 2016

Puerto Rico needs restructuring to avoid cascading defaults: Treasury
Reuters, February 25, 2016

U.S. to submit 'significant' sanctions resolution on North Korea
Reuters, February 25, 2016

Arctic thaw opens shipping waterways, risks to environment
American Journal of Transportation, February 25, 2016

Wendy Cutler Receives Top Honor from Republic of Korea
Asia Society, February 24, 2016

Brazil Credit Ratings Cut to Junk by Moody’s
Bloomberg, February 24, 2016

Can Things Get Any Worse for Russia? You're About to Find Out
Bloomberg, February 23, 2016

Reign of Terroir: How to Resist Europe’s Efforts to Control Common Food Names as Geographical Indications
Cato Institute, February 16, 2016




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