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Trade Update - Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Featured Headlines

Trade growth to remain subdued in 2016
as uncertainties weigh on global demand

WTO, April 7, 2016


Jobs Supported by Exports 2015: An Update 
Chris Rasmussen, U.S. Department of Commerce, April 8, 2016


Trade Creates and Supports Jobs 
Trade Benefits America, April 2016

CalChamber Companies in the News

Rancho Cordova’s VSP Global investing in tech firm with Davis roots
The Sacramento Bee, April 11, 2016

Boeing Announces Expansion Plans for Training Capabilities
in Shanghai

Boeing, April 7, 2016

Happy 90th birthday, United Airlines
USA Today, April 6, 2016

California Center Brought the First Ever UCLA Training Course
to China!

The California Center is a subsidiary company of CalChamber member company McWong International California Center hosted a special education training course for UCLA Extension in the iconic Shanghai World Financial Center in the heart of city’s financial center.
California Center, April 2016

Trade Policy

From the World Trade Organization

Members renew attempts to deepen WTO scrutiny
of regional trade agreements

DG Azevêdo welcomes call for “decisive action
and new policy mix” to boost growth

From the White House

Remarks by the President on the Economy

Letter from the President — Fiscal Year 2017 Budget Amendments

From the U.S. Department of Commerce

President Obama to Address Participants and Kick Off
the 2016 SelectUSA Investment Summit

Secretary Pritzker discusses the Obama Administration’s
National Travel and Tourism Strategy at the 2016 World Travel
and Tourism Council Global Summit

From the U.S. Trade Representative 

North American Governments Call for Effective and Immediate Commitments to Address Global Steel Excess Capacity

USTR and Department of Labor Issue Five-Year Update
on the Colombian Labor Action Plan and Welcome New Decree
on Illegal Subcontracting

Trade Agreements

‘Last chance’ for transatlantic trade pact
Politico, April 11, 2016

Trade ambassador touts TPP benefits in Fresno 
ABC 30, April 8, 2016

The Left and the Right Should Unite for Trade
The Huffington Post, April 8, 2016


Rise in U.S. import prices below expectations;
petroleum costs jump

Reuters, April 12, 2016


California Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development
and ProMéxico to Host California-Mexico Business Trade
and Investment Summit in Los Angeles

Los Angeles, Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Will Tijuana airport crossing boost SD tourism?
The San Diego Tribune, April 7, 2016

California exports continue to sputter at start of 2016
The Sacramento Bee, April 6, 2016 

California’s economy expected to outpace that of U.S. this year
Los Angeles Times, April 6, 2016

L.A. Area Chamber Announces Fred Latuperissa and Ilse Metchek
as Joint Recipients of 2016 Stanley T. Olafson Award

Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce, April 5, 2016

CalChamber Identifies 13th Job Creator Bill
CalChamber, April 11, 2016

CalChamber Releases 2016 Job Creator List
CalChamber, April 7, 2016

CalChamber Identifies 13th Job Creator Bill

More International Articles

IMF Warns of Global Stagnation as Growth Outlook Cut Again
Bloomberg, April 12, 2016

Chinese investors pour more money into U.S. businesses
than ever before

Los Angeles Times, April 11, 2016

Philippines, EU to launch formal free-trade agreement talks next month
Business Mirror, April 11, 2016

China economy shows positive signs but pressure lingers-premier
Reuters, April 11, 2016

As Puerto Rico Nears Record Default, Insured Investors Rest Easy
Bloomberg, April 11, 2016

World Bank: East Asian Growth to Remain Over 6 pct in 2016
Associated Press, April 11, 2016

East Africa: China Seeks Free Trade Pact With East Africa Region
All Africa, April 9, 2016

Kenyan Giraffe Underpass Heralds $30 Billion Africa Rail Revival
American Journal of Transportation, April 8, 2016

U.S. says China internet censorship a burden for businesses
Reuters, April 8, 2016

Israel and China agree on multi-billion free trade deal
The Jewish Chronicle, April 7, 2016

Poverty in Russia Rising at Fastest Pace Since 1990s Turmoil
Associated Press, April 6, 2016

Venezuela Makes Every Friday a Holiday to Save Electricity
Bloomberg, April 6, 2016

Dutch Ukraine vote tests strength of anti-EU mood
Reuters, April 6, 2016




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