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Trade Update - Tuesday, July 19, 2016

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Republican National Convention
July 18-21, 2016 – Cleveland, OH

Republican National Party Platform
See Page 2-3 for Trade Policy and
Pages 46-54 for International Affairs


Democratic National Convention
July 25-28, 2016 – Philadelphia, PA

Democratic National Party Platform (Draft)
See Page 9-10 for Trade Policy and
Pages 33-35 for International Affairs


CalChamber Status Update Report on Major Legislation for Business
CalChamber, July 18, 2016

CalChamber Companies in the News

Boeing Celebrates 100 Years of World-Changing Achievement
and Launches Second Century of Innovation

PR Newswire, July 18, 2016

The corner office: Sharp HealthCare’s Mike Murphy
on modeling a classic — yet timeless — piece of advice

Featuring the Chair of the California Chamber of Commerce, Mike Murhpy, CEO of Sharp Healthcare
Becker’s Hospital Review, July 15, 2016

Southwest Airlines to fly nonstop between Oakland and Mexico
American Journal of Transportation, July 14, 2016

Trade Policy

From the World Trade Organization

DG Azevêdo at UNCTAD 14: ‘International organisations must help drive change’

Tourism sector highlighted as important contributor to trade and development

From the White House

Remarks by the President at Diplomatic Corps Reception

Statement by the President on the Attack in Nice, France

Readout of the President’s Call With Prime Minister Theresa May
of the United Kingdom

Statement by the Press Secretary on the Visit of President Enrique Peña Nieto of Mexico

The White House Summit on Global Development:
Reflecting on Real Progress

From the U.S. Department of Commerce

EXIM One Year Later

Deputy Secretary Andrews Wraps Up a Successful Trip
to Ukraine and Kazakhstan

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker Delivers Remarks at Washington International Trade Association 2016 Annual Awards Dinner

Jobs Supported by Exports 2014: Product and Industry

From the U.S. Trade Representative

U.S. Statement on the Terrorist Attack in Nice at the 14th T-TIP Round 14 Press Conference

Statement by Assistant USTR Dan Mullaney at the 14th Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership Negotiating Round

Trade Agreements

U.S. committed to TTIP, more important due to Brexit: Kerry
Reuters, July 18, 2016

Ryan leaves open possibility of a vote on Pacific trade deal this year
The Hill, July 15, 2016

The Trans-Pacific Partnership Is Essential To Regional Peace And Global Prosperity
Forbes, July 14, 2016

U.S. trade rep insists TPP is not dead yet
Associated Press, July 14, 2016

The Trans-Pacific Partnership: Vital to America’s Economic Interests
By Jon Huntsman Jr., July 12, 2016


POLITICO Morning Trade
Politico, July 15, 2016

U.S. economy performing despite headwinds, leaders must cooperate: Lew
Reuters, July 13, 2016

Weak consumer, capital goods curb U.S. import prices
Reuters, July 13, 2016

CBO Expects Higher Long-Term Deficits and Lower Interest Rates
The Wall Street Journal, July 12, 2016


Eloy Ortiz Oakley tapped as California community colleges chancellor
Associated Press, July 18, 2016

California is open for business
Assemblymember Luis Alejo Featured in the Californian, July 16, 2016

U.S., California economy is better than you think it is, new report says
Daily News, July 15, 2016

Jerry Brown, Governor of California, received at the Ministry
of Foreign Affairs

Act Media, July 14, 2016

What to do with empty terminals in Oakland? Nothing, port says
San Francisco Chronicle, July 14, 2016

Fil-Am leads CalAsian CoC visit to PH
Manila Times, July 13, 2016

Mayor Eric Garcetti unveils new push toward greener Port of Los Angeles
Daily News, July 12, 2016

Job Creator Bills    

More International Articles

New UK finance minister Hammond says BoE to move first
on Brexit response

Reuters, July 19, 2016

Vigils honoring Nice victims held in Sacramento, Berkeley
In Sacramento, French Honorary Consul Guy Michelier organized a vigil to send a message of peace, healing and unity. Susanne Stirling and Mary Watts from the CalChamber were in attendance.
KCRA, July 19, 2016

Colombia, Korea mark free trade agreement entering force
Korea Herald, July 18, 2016

ADB Says Developing Asian Economies to Grow 5.6 % in 2016
Associated Press, July 18, 2016

U.K. Won’t Abandon Leading Role in Europe, Boris Johnson Says
Bloomberg, July 17, 2016

Ireland Hits Brexit Alarm in Biggest Foreign Crisis in 50 Years
Bloomberg, July 17, 2016

French nationals in San Francisco react to track attack in Nice 
ABC News, July 15, 2016

Brexit: PM is ‘willing to listen to options’ on Scotland
BBC News, July 15, 2016

Government spending steadies China’s economy
in second-quarter but risks grow

Reuters, July 15, 2016

U.S. trade chief holds talks on UK trade deal possibilities
Reuters, July 14, 2016

Brazil economic activity falls again in May after April reprieve
Reuters, July 14, 2016

New pedestrian border crossing marks new era
San Diego Union Tribune, July 13, 2016

Japan cuts growth forecast to 0.9% as economy falters
BBC News, July 13, 2016

China’s Factory Workers Head Home
Bloomberg, July 13, 2016

China’s Steel Exports Jump to Second Highest Amid Tensions
Bloomberg, July 13, 2016

Theresa’s Diary: Challenges Ahead for the New Prime Minister
Bloomberg, July 12, 2016

Puerto Rico’s fiscal challenges not over: governor
Reuters, July 12, 2016

Demand for perishables in China is growing rapidly
American Journal of Transportation, July 11, 2016



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