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Trade Update - Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Featured Headlines

President Obama's 2016 Trade Policy Agenda
March 2016


Doing Business in Latin America:
Ambassador Explains Challenges

Ambassador Jamal Khokhar is President and CEO of the Institute of the Americas and Former Canadian Ambassador to Brazil
CalChamber, March 8, 2016


CalChamber Irish Minister Luncheon Forum
Sacramento, CA
Wednesday, March 16
Featuring The Honorable Alan Kelly TD
Irish Minister for the Environment,
And Assemblymember Bill Brough,
Chair, California Legislative Irish Caucus

Sponsor: Voxpro

CalChamber Companies in the News

Mexico plant to show off Toyota's revamped system
Automotive News, March 5, 2016

Southwest Airlines asks for a dozen daily flights to Cuba
Star-Telegraph, March 2, 2016

United seeks OK to fly to Cuba from Chicago, three other U.S. airports
Chicago Tribune, March 2, 2016

Trade Policy

From the World Trade Organization

India files dispute against the US over non-immigrant temporary working visas

DG Azevêdo welcomes Jordan’s positive approach in the face of adversity

From the White House

Remarks by the President on the Economy

From the U.S. Department of Commerce

SelectUSA’s Japan Road Show Highlights the Strong U.S.-Japan Economic Partnership

New Report: Global FDI Flows Show Continued Confidence in U.S. Economy

Building Stronger Commercial Ties with ASEAN

U.S. Deputy Secretary of Commerce Bruce Andrews Delivers Remarks to American Business Group of Riyadh

From the U.S. Trade Representative

FACT SHEET: Obama Administration Actions Open South African Market to U.S. Agriculture

United States and Honduras Achieve Breakthrough on Intellectual Property Protection and Enforcement

Trade Agreements

Negotiators Continue Push to Wrap Up Transatlantic Partnership Talks This Year
CalChamber Alert, March 2016

TTIP - economic growth, liberalism and democracy
The Hill, March 3, 2016

Three Things to Watch as the Transatlantic Trade Talks Accelerate
U.S. Chamber of Commerce, March 3, 2016


US Trade Gap Widens to $45.7 Billion in January
Associated Press, March 4, 2016

U.S. private sector adds 214,000 jobs in February: ADP
Reuters, March 2, 2016

America's missing Mexican ambassador
The Hill, March 1, 2016


Despite trouble in China and on Wall Street, California's economy looks strong
KPCC, March 4, 2016

More International Articles

Equipment, building investment boost euro zone growth
Reuters, March 8, 2016

When Chinese consumers want Western goods, they turn to these U.S. intermediaries
Los Angeles Times, March 7, 2016

World's Food-Import Bill Just Shrank $9 Billion to Five-Year Low
Bloomberg, March 7, 2016

EU mulls Chinese trade agreement
Irish Examiner, March 5, 2016

China's premier says economy faces greater difficulties in 2016: state radio
Reuters, March 4, 2016

Trudeau's Message to World: Let Government Spending Do the Work
Bloomberg, March 3, 2016

Business activity worldwide at weakest in three years in February
Reuters, March 2, 2016

EU Sees Current Climate Targets as Priority After Paris Deal
Bloomberg, March 2, 2016

Japan PM Abe adviser: G20 statement not a restriction on BOJ
Reuters, March 2, 2016





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