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Trade Update - Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Featured Headlines

Report: U.S., California Largest Recipients
of Foreign Direct Investment

CalChamber, July 26, 2016


United States-Cuba One Year Anniversary
of Re-established Diplomatic Relations

State Department, July 20, 2016

Senior State Department Official on One Year
of Re-established Diplomatic Relations with Cuba

State Department, July 20, 2016

Ask your legislators to support removing
the U.S. sanctions on Cuba today

Friends of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce

U.S.-Cuba Business Council
U.S. Chamber of Commerce


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 
See Page 13-14 for Trade Policy and
Pages 42-45 & 49-51 for International Affairs

CalChamber Companies in the News

Secretary Penny Pritzker Tours FedEx Global Hub
U.S. Department of Commerce, July 22, 2016

Chevron Inks LNG Supply Deal with China’s JOVO Group
Rigzone, July 21, 2016

Accenture Overhauls Chinese Website for Leading Global Carmaker
Featuring CalChamber Member Companies Accenture and BMW
Business Wire, July 20, 2016

DLA Piper continues expansion in Americas
with new office in Puerto Rico

DLA Piper, July 18, 2016

Trade Policy

Remarks at the U.S.-ASEAN Ministerial Meeting
U.S. Department of State, July 25, 2016

Trade is Good for America: U.S. Presidents Weigh In
Trade Benefits America, July 22, 2016

From the World Trade Organization

Trade Policy Review: Singapore

Report urges WTO members to resist protectionism
and “get trade moving again”

DG Azevêdo urges WTO members to bring forward proposals
for future negotiations

DG Azevêdo: Trade remains vital for China’s economic development

WTO launches new annual statistical publication

Trade Policy Review: China

From the White House

FACT SHEET: United States-Mexico Relations

Remarks by Vice President Joe Biden
and New Zealand Prime Minister John Key

Remarks by the President at the White House Summit
on Global Development

From the U.S. Department of Commerce

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker Meets with U.K. Secretary of State for International Trade Liam Fox

Doing Business in Brazil’s Retail Sector in the Digital Age

Vietnam: a Land of Opportunity for U.S. Exporters

From the U.S. Trade Representative

U.S. Trade Preference Programs: Reducing Poverty
and Hunger in Developing Nations Through Economic Growth

2016 Biennial Report on the Implementation of the African Growth
and Opportunity Act


Majority of Americans support expanded trade, poll
The Hill, July 25, 2016


CalChamber Releases 2016 Midyear Employment Law Update
CalChamber, July 20, 2016

Job Creator Bills    

More International Articles

United States and Canada Announce
the 2016 Annual Work Plans

Canada-U.S. Regulatory Cooperation Council, July 2016

Solar Plane’s Arrival Highlights UAE’s Clean-Energy Push
Associated Press, July 26, 2016

UK Trade Policy After Brexit: Are Open Markets Enough?
By Peter, Rashish, Featured in the Globalist, July 25, 2016

Froman: Too early to start trade talks with the UK
The Hill, July 25, 2016

Report: Chinese Tourism and Hospitality Investment in the United States
U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission, July 25, 2016

UK explores multi-billion pound free trade deal with China
BBC News, July 24, 2016

G20 will use ‘all policy tools’ to lift growth as Brexit weighs
Reuters, July 24, 2016

US, Mexico ambassadors to visit El Paso
El Paso Times, July 22, 2016

France’s Economy ‘Treading Water’ on Faltering Manufacturing
Bloomberg, July 22, 2016

EU, Indonesia Set to Begin Trade Talks
International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development, July 21, 2016

IMF Calls for ‘Urgent’ G-20 Action to Shore Up Vulnerable Global Economy
The Wall Street Journal, July 21, 2016

Costa Rica to Capitalize on Free Trade Agreement with Colombia? 
Costa Rican Times, July 20, 2016

San Diego Congressmen Propose Bill To Close Visa Loopholes
KPBS, July 20, 2016

Africa’s Top Coffee Exporter May Miss Season Shipment Target
American Journal of Transportation, July 20, 2016

U.S. warns at WTO of China backsliding on economic openness
Reuters, July 20, 2016

American Gas Will Be First to Pass Through Expanded Panama Canal
American Journal of Transportation, July 19, 2016

Business Didn’t Really Have a Plan for Brexit Either
Bloomberg, July 19, 2016

The Challenges of Brexit and the Case for a U.S.-U.K. Trade Agreement
By Myron Brilliant, Executive Vice President and Head of International Affairs, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, July 19, 2016



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