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Trade Update - Tuesday, March 15, 2016

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Featured Headlines

California Economy: Still Outpacing the Nation CalChamber Economic Advisory Council Report
CalChamber, March 14, 2016


Doing Business in Latin America:
Ambassador Explains Challenges

CalChamber Alert, March 11, 2016


Commerce and Treasury Announce Significant Amendments to the Cuba Sanctions Regulations Ahead of President Obama's Historic Trip to Cuba
US Department of Commerce, March 15, 2016

CalChamber Companies in the News

Amazon to take air with 20 Boeing cargo planes
CNN News, March 10, 2016

Working Toward a Greener China
McWong International helps China get tools to clean up its cities Featuring CalChamber Member McWong International
By Steven Yoder, Featured in Comstock's Magazine, March 2016

Trade Policy

From the World Trade Organization

DG Azevêdo praises work of standards committee
on reaching 500th trade concern

Farm committee to monitor implementation of Nairobi decision

Theme of 2016 Public Forum to be “Inclusive Trade”

WTO Members look at way forward in agriculture talks

From the White House

Statement by the Press Secretary
on the Visit of Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny

FACT SHEET: United States – Canada Relationship

From the U.S. Department of Commerce

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker Launches Digital Attache Program to Address Trade Barriers

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker
to Join President Barack Obama in Cuba and Argentina

U.S. Deputy Secretary of Commerce Bruce Andrews Highlights Importance of Promoting U.S. Nuclear Exports

Celebrating the Strength of the U.S.-Canada Economic Relationship

CAFTA-DR at 10: Is Central America On Your Company’s Horizon?

From the U.S. Trade Representative

United States Secures Full Access for U.S. Beef and Beef Products to Peru

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

Trade Agreements

Four Year Snapshot:
The U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement

USTR, March 15, 2016

Editorial: Passing TPP helps U.S. write trade rules
Inside Bay Area, March 12, 2016

TPP: Fostering a Level Playing Field for the American Services Sector
Stefan Selig, Undersecretary for the ITA, ITA Blog, March 10, 2016

Making a Difference to the World's Digital Economy:
The Transatlantic Partnership

U.S. Department of Commerce, March 11, 2016


U.S. import prices fall, but downward trend nearing end
Reuters, March 11, 2016


Silicon Valley fears European backlash after Congress limits visa waiver program
Los Angeles Times, March 14, 2016

Coast Not Entirely Clear at Ports
By Charles Crumpley, Editor of the Los Angeles Business Journal, Featured in Fox & Hounds, March 10, 2016

More International Articles

International Financial Institutions Visit the Panama Canal Expansion
American Journal of Transportation, March 14, 2016

China Regulators Speed Up Help for Banks on Bad Loans
The Wall Street Journal, March 13, 2016

China-Australia FTA cements Aussie competitive advantage: former trade minister
Xinhuanet News, March 11, 2016

Irish Economy Grows Europe - Leading 7.8 Percent in 2015
Associated Press, March 10, 2016

ECB cuts eurozone interest rate to zero to jump-start economy
The Guardian, March 10, 2016

Draghi Expands ECB Stimulus With More QE and Lower Rates
Bloomberg, March 10, 2016

China's Xi Vows to Remove Mountainous Barriers to Private Sector
Bloomberg, March 9, 2016

Brazil inflation relief fans interest rate cut bets
Reuters, March 9, 2016






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