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Trade Update - Tuesday, August 2, 2016

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California’s economy is more diversified than
ever before. The state’s prosperity is tied to international trade and investment, which
broadly benefit businesses, communities,
consumers and state government.

Op-Ed Globalization isn’t killing factory jobs. Trade is actually why manufacturing is up 40%.
Los Angeles Times, August 1, 2016

Trade backlash frustrates business
The Hill, July 31 2016

At the US-Mexico Border,
Many Depend on Trade

Voice of America, July 31, 2016

Editorial: Parties wrong to toss aside free trade
Detroit News, July 30, 2016

5 Ways the ‘Freedom to Trade’ Helps Americans
New Poll Confirms Majority
of Americans Support Free Trade
U.S. House Committee on Ways and Means, July 26, 2016

CalChamber Companies in the News

Amazon Takes on Alibaba With Japan Portal for Chinese Shoppers
American Journal of Transportation, July 31, 2016

UPS is a big fan of trade deals like TPP
Market Watch, July 29, 2016

Boeing Wins $5.5 Billion Malaysia Air Order for 737 Max Jets
American Journal of Transportation, July 27, 2016

Trade Policy

From the World Trade Organization

DG Azevêdo welcomes Afghanistan as 164th WTO member

General Council: Argentina & Uruguay submit bids
to host 11th WTO Ministerial Conference

WTO launches new Accessions Intelligence Portal

From the White House

Joint Statement by the United States of America
and the Republic of Singapore

Advance Estimate of Gross Domestic Product
for the Second Quarter of 2016

From the U.S. Department of Commerce

New Zealand and the United States Build Relationship Through Free Trade

Mexico’s Release of its National Cluster Map:
a Testament to the Strength of the U.S.-Mexico Partnership

From the U.S. Trade Representative

Statement by Ambassador Michael Froman 
on Afghanistan’s Accession to the WTO

Trade Agreements

Killing TPP would hand China ‘keys to the castle’:
U.S. trade representative

Reuters, July 29, 2016

TPP backers want treaty approved after election,
before inauguration

Capital Press, July 28, 2016


State Dept releases its 2016 Fiscal Transparency Report
State Department, July 2016


Job Killer Vote Record:
Key Wins; Battles Remain

CalChamber Alert, July 29, 2016

Business-opposed ‘job killer’ bills will face final test next month
Dan Walters in the Sacramento Bee, July 28, 2016

State of California – Statement of Securities Accountability
of the State Treasurer’s Office 

State of California, July 2016

Terror threat not deterring California students from studying abroad
East Bay Times, July 30, 2016

Job Creator Bills    

More International Articles

China says willing to explore free trade deal with Britain
Reuters, August 2, 2016

Euro zone producer prices rise more than expected in June
Reuters, August 2, 2016

Argentina, Mexico deepen economic accord in bid for free trade agreement
Reuters, July 29, 2016

Indonesia Negotiates Free Trade with the EU
Global Indonesian Voices, July 28, 2016

Permanent Mexican walkway to open in September
San Diego Tribune, July 28, 2016

China Confirms Legal Status of Ride-Hailing Industry
Associated Press, July 28, 2016

French, Spanish Economies Lost Momentum Before U.K. Brexit Vote
Bloomberg, July 28, 2016

U.K. Approves London City Airport’s $450 Million Expansion
American Journal of Transportation, July 27, 2016

May Says U.K. Seeks New Model for Trade Relationship With EU
American Journal of Transportation, July 27, 2016

Japan Poised to Pump Up Sluggish Growth with New Stimulus
Associated Press, July 27, 2016

UK retailers report biggest fall in sales in 4 years after Brexit vote
Reuters, July 27, 2016

Brexit Bulletin: Brussels Picks Britain’s Old Foe to Lead Exit Talks
Bloomberg, July 26, 2016

UK government to open 3 new U.S. offices to boost trade
Reuters, July 26, 2016

China market helps maintain New Zealand trade surplus in June
Xinhua News, July 26, 2016

Britain’s Best Path After Brexit
The Wall Street Journal, July 26, 2016



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