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Trade Update - Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Featured Headlines

CalChamber Forum Highlights Trans-Pacific Partnership as Vehicle for Economic Integration
CalChamber, May 24, 2016

Report: Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement: Likely Impact on the U.S. Economy and on Specific Industry Sectors
United States International Trade Commission, May 2016

U.S. Coalition for TPP - California Letter
The CalChamber Signed the Letter
in Support of the TPP
May 23, 2016

FACT SHEET: U.S. Market Access Benefits
under the Trans-Pacific Partnership

USTR, May 20, 2016

Joint Statement from Trans-Pacific
Partnership Ministers Meeting on Margins
of APEC MRT in Arequipa, Peru

USTR, May 17, 2016



World Trade Month

Trade Expands Economy, Opportunities
CalChamber Alert, May 13, 2016


CalChamber/Host Committee Annual Events

CalChamber Chair Recap State’s
Advances, Challenges

CalChamber, May 19, 2016

Brown pitches business crowd on infrastructure
Sacramento Business Journal, May 18, 2016

CalChamber Companies in the News

Boeing Wins $11.3 Billion Order for 100 Planes From VietJet
American Journal of Transportation, May 23, 2016

Deloitte expansion in Belfast will make it second biggest UK office
CCH Daily, May 23, 2016

Trade Policy

From the World Trade Organization

Proposals for Public Forum 2016 to be submitted by 3 June

DG Azevêdo: ‘WTO can help Colombia seize new economic opportunities’

DG Azevêdo welcomes strong support from APEC ministers for the WTO

General Council: DG Azevêdo urges WTO members to ‘step up’ negotiating work

From the White House

President Obama in Vietnam: The Next Chapter in a Renewed Partnership

FACT SHEET: Trade and Investment with Vietnam

Remarks by President Obama, Prime Minister of Iceland, and Prime Minister of Denmark in Exchange of Toasts

From the U.S. Department of Commerce

Let the Countdown Begin: 2016 SelectUSA Investment Summit

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker Delivers Keynote Remarks at the Global Digital Challenge Initiative Conference

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker Honors U.S. Companies with Presidential Award for Export Achievements

Protecting America’s Secret Sauce: Trade Secret Protection for American Innovators

From the U.S. Trade Representative

United States and Uruguay Hold Meeting of the Trade and Investment Council Under the Trade and Investment Framework Agreement

Trade Agreements

Obama confident Pacific trade deal will be approved
Reuters, May 23, 2016

Report predicts Trans-Pacific pact will boost economy, but passage still uncertain in U.S.
Los Angeles Times, May 18, 2016

The Best Way to Strengthen Ties With Asia? Ratify TPP
Bloomberg, May 17, 2016

Trade Is a National Security Imperative
Wall Street Journal, May 16, 2016

Benefits of Trade Agreements: U.S. Exports
**ITA Blog, May 12, 2016


Foreign-Born Workers Account for Rising Share of U.S. Labor Force
Wall Street Journal, May 20, 2016

Obama signs measure on trade secrets
Associated Press, May 13, 2016


California creates self-inflicted barriers to trade
Jock O’Connell in The Sacramento Bee, May 22, 2016

Moving California Goods: Draft Freight Action Plan Raises Concerns
CalChamber Alert, May 13, 2016

Governor Brown Redoubles Commitment to Fiscal Prudence in Revised Budget
Governor's Office, May 13, 2016

California, China Work to Boost Business
Governor Brown Speaks at Inaugural California-China Business Summit in Los Angeles
China Daily, May 12, 2016

CalChamber Identifies 13th Job Creator Bill    

More International Articles

G7 to examine economic risk, vow policy mix to spur growth: sources
Reuters, May 24, 2016

Leaving EU is 'self-destruct option' for economy and jobs, British PM says
Reuters, May 23, 2016

Obama declares end to arms sale embargo for Vietnam
Los Angeles Times, May 23, 2016

Canada and Japan talk trade in lead up to G7 summit
The Globe and Mail, May 22, 2016

Pakistan, China may restart talks on FTA-II in July
The News International, May 22, 2016

PM Najib: Asean to enter Free Trade Agreement with EAEU
New Straits Times, May 20, 2016

EU states agree to make it easier to limit visa-free travel
Sacramento Bee, May 20, 2016

Japan, U.S. remain at loggerheads over yen policy
Reuters, May 20, 2016

EU seen on track to extend economic sanctions on Russia: sources
Reuters, May 19, 2016

Construction of $45bln Strategic Pipeline Launched
US - Azerbaijan Chamber of Commerce, May 17, 2016

Azerbaijan Ratifies Agreement with US on Air Traffic
US - Azerbaijan Chamber of Commerce, May 17, 2016

Treasury's Lew urges China to ensure fairness for U.S. exporters
Reuters, May 16, 2016

Top Cuba diplomat: Obama trip positive, created momentum
Sacramento Bee, May 16, 2016

China Slowdown Shows Debt Addiction Will Be Tough to Shake
Bloomberg, May 15, 2016

Relief for San Ysidro's pedestrian crossers
San Diego Union-Tribune, May 12, 2016





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