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Trade Update - Tuesday, April 5, 2016

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2016 National Trade Estimate: Obama Administration’s Final NTE Highlights Historic Trade Enforcement Record
USTR, March 30, 2016

National Trade Estimate Text


On Sunday, April 3, The Danish-American Chamber of Commerce hosted the First Danish American Frontier Award Dinner at the Mark Hopkins Hotel in San Francisco with approximately 300 Danish-American Business leaders attending. Ulla Tørnæs, Danish Minister of Science and Higher Education presented the winner of the Danish American Frontier Award during the gala event to Jorgen Vig Knustorp, CEO and President of the Lego Group. Based on the iconic Lego brick, the company is one of the world’s leading manufacturer of play materials. The California Chamber of Commerce was a co-sponsor of the event.

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How to establish California’s foreign policy
Markos Kounalakis in the Sacramento Bee, April 2, 2016

CalChamber Companies in the News

FedEx Said to Offer 3 Billion Euros of Bonds in Non-Dollar Debut
American Journal of Transportation, April 4, 2016

Lockheed Lands Airship Deal as Oil Industry Spurs Blimp Revival
American Journal of Transportation, March 30, 2016

Wheels up: SF techies get direct flight to Israel
Featuring CalChamber Members United Airlines, Google, Oracle, Cisco, and Microsoft
CNBC, March 30, 2016

Trade Policy

From the World Trade Organization

Trade Policy Review: Saudi Arabia

DG Azevêdo welcomes Brazil’s ratification of WTO trade facilitation deal

National Confederation of Industry of Brazil: “Brazil in the global trading system: Achievements and future challenges”

From the White House

The Employment Situation in March

Readout of Vice President Biden's Meeting with President Michelle Bachelet of Chile

Readout of the President’s Meeting with President Xi Jinping of China

U.S.-China Joint Presidential Statement on Climate Change

Remarks by President Obama, President Park Geun-Hye of the Republic of Korea, and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan After Trilateral Meeting

Readout of Vice President Biden’s Meeting with President Petro Poroshenko of Ukraine

From the U.S. Department of Commerce

Statement from U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker on International Trade in Goods and Services in February 2016

From the U.S. Trade Representative

Remarks by Deputy U.S. Trade Representative Robert Holleyman to the Commonwealth Club of San Francisco

Trade Agreements

EU Agricultural Exports, Trade Surplus with U.S. Reach Record Levels in 2015
USDA, March 2016

Among California voters, support for trade deals doesn't fall clearly along party lines
Los Angeles Times, March 30, 2016


Manufacturers fret candidates' trade bashing
Politico, April 1, 2016

U.S. private sector adds 200,000 jobs in March: ADP
Reuters, March 30, 2016

U.S.-Japan-R.O.K. Trilateral Relationship
Remarks by Antony J. Blinken, Deputy Secretary of State, March 29, 2016


Minimum Wage Hike Implications for Employers
CalChamber, April 5, 2016

Photo Release: Czech Republic Signs California-Led Under 2 MOU Climate Agreement
Governor's Office April 4, 2016

Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office Celebrates Chinese New Year in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Dallas
HKETO, March 2016

More International Articles

South Korea seeks new bilateral trade deal with Mexico
Reuters, April 4, 2016

Euro Jobless Rate Drops to 10.3 Percent, Lowest Since 2011
Associated Press, April 4, 2016

China may invest £10bn in Scotland as Scottish Government publishes investment agreement
Holy Rood, April 4, 2016

Israel and China commit to completing free-trade agreement
Port 2 Port, April 3, 2016

Lagarde Says IMF Greek Deal Far Off as Talks Roiled by Leaks
Bloomberg, April 3, 2016

Obama to delay Spain visit until government is formed: foreign minister 
Reuters, April 2, 2016

Politics Seriously Imperiling Ukraine Recovery, World Bank Says
Bloomberg, April 1, 2016

China misses deadline for 'negative list' investment offer to U.S.
Reuters, April 1, 2016

China Factory Gauge Unexpectedly Jumps as Stimulus Kicks In Bloomberg, March 31, 2016

EU's Biggest Russia-Trade Fan Finally Throws in the Towel
Bloomberg, March 31, 2016

Argentine Congress Approves Deal to End Debt Standoff in US
Associated Press, March 31, 2016

Eight Things Chinese Money Is Buying in America Right Now
Bloomberg, March 31, 2016

Canada having more free-trade dialogue with China: minister
Reuters Canada, March 30, 2016

What is TSA's PreCheck expedited screening program?
Associated Press, March 30, 2016

Valdes Calls Bottom of Chile's Slowdown as Retail Sales Soar
Bloomberg, March 30, 2016




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