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Trade Update - Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Featured Headlines

US stocks rise as investors grow hopeful
about British vote

Associated Press, June 20, 2016

Lawmakers remember Jo Cox
as markets sense rising EU support

Associated Press, June 20, 2016

 Brexit could lead to political instability in EU:
ECB's Makuch

Reuters, June 20, 2016

The Economist’s guide to Britain’s EU referendum
The Economist, June 15, 2016

Report: Britannia, Rule the Trade!
The Atlantic Council, June 9, 2016

Report: To Brexit or to Bremain?
That is the Question

The Atlantic Council, June 6, 2016


Surging California economy vaulted
to world’s 6th largest in 2015
The Sacramento Bee, June 14, 2016

Top Countries Ranked by Gross Domestic Product, California's World Ranking
California Department of Finance, June 14, 2016

Timeline: Gross Domestic Product, California
California Department of Finance, June 14, 2016

California Department of Finance Financial
& Economic Data

CalChamber Companies in the News

Three CalChamber Members Appointed
to Federal Travel Advisory Board

Featuring CalChamber board member Ted Balestreri, Cannery Row Company and member companies United Airlines and Enterprise Holdings
CalChamber, June 21, 2016

Accenture Opens Innovation Center in Paris
to Help Organizations Speed Digital Transformation
and Create Pathways to Future Growth

Business Wire, June 15, 2016

Blue Diamond Growers Almond Market Update – June 2016
Blue Diamond Growers, June 13, 2016

Trade Policy

Global Reach, Local Impact:
Trade Supports Jobs in All 50 States

U.S. Coalition for TPP, June 2016

From the World Trade Organization

WTO report: “G20 trade restrictions reach highest monthly level since the crisis”

DG Azevêdo meets with global business representatives in Brazil

World trade weakens in first quarter as imports decline in Asia

Republic of Moldova ratifies revised WTO procurement pact

From the White House

President Obama Announces Presidential Delegation
to Attend the Inauguration of the Expansion of the Panama Canal

Remarks by the President at the 2016 SelectUSA Investment Summit

FACT SHEET: U.S. Assistance to Ukraine since February 2014

Readout of the Vice President’s Meeting with Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman of Ukraine 

Readout of the President’s Meeting with His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama

From the U.S. Department of Commerce

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker Delivers Remarks at the 2016 SelectUSA Investment Summit 

U.S. Commerce Department Releases New Report
on Foreign Direct Investment Trends 

Secretary Pritzker Addresses U.S.-Mexican Business Leaders on Making North America the Most Competitive Region in the World 

From the U.S. Trade Representative

Joint Statement on the 2nd Joint U.S.-Nepal Trade
and Investment Framework (TIFA) Council Meeting

Remarks by Ambassador Michael Froman at the National Council of Farmer Cooperatives Washington Conference 

Trade Agreements

Obama takes turn as 'America's pitch man'
to help sell TPP trade deal

Reuters, June 20, 2016

TPP Presents New Opportunities for U.S. Trade with Malaysia 
ITA Blog, June 17, 2016

Tips for the TTIP
Project Syndicate, June 13, 2016

On TTIP an ambitious agreement is still possible,
says Business Europe’s Marcegaglia

Italy Europe 24, June 10, 2016

What TTIP Will Mean For: Germany
LillyPad, June 9, 2016

TTIP dialogue in Stockholm
The Government of Sweden, June 8, 2016


Dalai Lama Says California’s Diversity can Promote Peace
Associated Press, June 20, 2016

GO- Biz and ProMéxico to Host California-Mexico Business Trade and Investment Summit in Fresno
June 22, 2016 9:00am - 12:30pm

Obama to announce L.A.-based hub to create factory sensors
Los Angeles Times, June 19, 2016

Saturday in Yosemite: Obama says U.S. needs to preserve national parks for future generations
The Fresno Bee, June 18, 2016

CalChamber Identifies 13th Job Creator Bill

More International Articles

Panama Canal expands as trade falls flat
Marketplace, June 20, 2016

India now most open economy in world for FDI: Modi
Reuters, June 20, 2016

India, South Korea review free trade agreement
Business Standard, June 18, 2016

India, Thailand to speed up free trade agreement talks
Live Mint, June 18, 2016

Putin Calls to Improve Ties With the EU Despite Sanctions
Associated Press, June 17, 2016

Cuba, Colombia to Remove Tariffs in Bid to Increase Trade
The Wall Street Journal, June 17, 2016

During Rare Visit, EU Official Says Bloc Must Engage Russia
Associated Press, June 16, 2016

The Latin Term Every Exporter Should Know: De Minimis
AmCham EU, June 15, 2016

Fed's Yellen acknowledges difficulty of escaping world's low rate grip
Reuters, June 15, 2016

China Spends More on Infrastructure Than the U.S. and Europe Combined
Bloomberg, June 15, 2016





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