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Trade Update - Tuesday, April 26, 2016

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Featured Headlines

Remarks by President Obama at
Hannover Messe Trade Show Opening

White House, April 24, 2016

Remarks by the President Obama and
Prime Minister Cameron in Joint Press Conference

White House, April 22, 2016

Barack Obama issues Brexit trade warning
The Guardian, April 24, 2016


Chile-California Council Meeting



Ambassador Jamal Khokhar, (far left) President of the Insitute of the Americas (who spoke to the CalChamber on March 4, 2016) moderates a panel including the topic of the proposed Trans Pacific Partnership. Chile already has signed free trade agreements with all the nations of the TPP. Speakers include from left to right: Juan Gabriel Valdes, Ambassador of Chile to the US; Michael Hammer, Ambassador of the US in Chile; and, Ambassador Gabriel Rodriquez of the Chilean Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

On April 21 and 22, the Chile-California Council met in San Francisco for their annual meeting. The Council is an international non-profit organization that promotes mutually beneficial relationships and knowledge sharing between Chile and California in both the private and public sectors. See - Chile-California Council and Chile-CA Council website.

The organization works in the realm of relational public diplomacy. The Council unites advocates from both the public and private realms to support bi-lateral cooperation among individuals, groups, organizations, corporations, world class universities, and governmental agencies to promote scientific research, entrepreneurship, social innovation and public leadership. The California Chamber of Commerce has been a member since its inception.

The San Francisco annual meeting focused on a number of issues including climate change, innovation hubs and regional advantages, economic development challenges and opportunities, and the Trans Pacific Partnership.

CalChamber Companies in the News

Deloitte on unlocking the automotive market in Africa
Biz Community, April 25, 2016

Ford will expand green-car lineup in China
Automotive News, April 25, 2016

Trade Policy

We must better explain trade deals: US Commerce Secretary
U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker in CNBC News, April 25, 2016

Five Big Truths About Trade
Wall Street Journal, April 21, 2016

From the World Trade Organization

Russian Federation ratifies Trade Facilitation Agreement

India ratifies Trade Facilitation Agreement

From the White House

Remarks by President Obama and Chancellor Merkel

Remarks by President Obama in Address to the People of Europe

Remarks by President Obama in Town Hall with Young Leaders of the UK

FACT SHEET: Investing $90 Million through ApprenticeshipUSA to Expand Proven Pathways into the Middle Class

Readout of the President's Call with President Rafael Correa of Ecuador

From the U.S. Department of Commerce

Promoting Professional Development and Thought Leadership Throughout the Department of Commerce

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker Discusses Importance of Advanced Manufacturing at 2016 Hannover Messe Economic Forum

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker Delivers Remarks at the 2016 U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Legislative Summit

“Survey Says…Foreign Market Research is Tops”

From the U.S. Trade Representative

United States and Thailand Reaffirm Commitment to Expand Trade and Investment Ties

Trade Agreements

Trans-Pacific Partnership Opportunities by Market
U.S. Department of Commerce, April 2016

Obama Confident Trans-Pacific Partnership Will Pass After Political Primaries
Breitbart News, April 24, 2016

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker Discusses Importance of T-TIP at 2016 Hannover Messe
U.S. Department of Commerce, April 25, 2016


Opening Ceremony of the United Nations Signing Ceremony of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change
State Department, April 22, 2016

Senior State Department Official on the Paris Agreement Signing Ceremony
State Department, April 20, 2016


Informational Hearing: Select Committee
on California-Mexico Cooperation

Supporting Energy Efficiency and Clean Partnerships between California and Mexico
Tuesday, May 3, 2016 3:00-5:00pm

Governor Brown to Participate in Paris Agreement Signing Ceremony Events at United Nations Headquarters on Friday in New York
Governor's Office, April 20, 2016

CalChamber Identifies 13th Job Creator Bill

More International Articles

Tackling Graft in India
Op-ed by Anja Manuel in the New York Times,
featuring a chapter in her forthcoming book:
This Brave New World: India, China and the United States.

Obama, Merkel push for trade deal as foreign crises weigh
Reuters, April 25, 2016

Saudi prince unveils sweeping plans to end 'addiction' to oil
Reuters, April 25, 2016

Puerto Rico Economy Worsens With Crisis, Most Anywhere You Look
Bloomberg, April 25, 2016

Lenders ask Greece to prepare contingency package of extra reforms
Reuters, April 22, 2016

Indonesia and EU built first step into free trade agreement
News Europe, April 22, 2016

Thailand, Sri Lanka Free Trade Agreement talks begin
Daily News, April 22, 2016

Mexico Ratifies, Swears in New Ambassador to US Carlos Sada
Associated Press, April 21, 2016

Irish May Sway Brexit Vote as U.K. Mulls With or Without EU
Bloomberg, April 21, 2016

China unveils steps to support exports to help economy
Reuters, April 20, 2016

Senior U.S. lawmakers want India PM Modi to address U.S. Congress
Reuters, April 19, 2016

Brazil's President-in-Waiting, a Political Insider, Is Preparing
Bloomberg, April 19, 2016




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