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Trade Update - Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Featured Headlines

Coalition Seeks Feedback on
Generalized System of Preferences Renewal

CalChamber, August 9, 2016


Killing Free Trade Deals Won’t
Magically Bring U.S. Jobs Back

By Wendy Cutler, Former Acting Deputy USTR and Current VP of the Asia Society Policy Institute, Featured in Fortune Magazine, August 6, 2016

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker Highlights Importance of Trans-Pacific Partnership to San Diego Economy
U.S. Department of Commerce, August 4, 2016

TPP Would Benefit San Diego’s
Export Economy, Report Says

KPBS, August 3, 2016

STUDY: The Trans-Pacific Partnership:
Trade’s Prosperous Potential for San Diego

UC San Diego School of Global Policy and Strategy and the San Diego World Trade Center, 2016 

VIDEO: TPP and Exchange Rates
Video by Peterson Institute for International
Economics addressing concerns regarding
currency manipulation in TPP
Peterson Institute for International Economics, July 18, 2016


Joint Media Statement from the ASEAN Economic Ministers -U.S. Trade Representative Consultation
USTR, August 4, 2016

ASEAN Business Outlook Survey
U.S. Chamber of Commerce, August 4, 2016

CalChamber Companies in the News

Accenture Helps MeliĆ” Hotels International Increase Sales
with a New Digital Transformation Strategy

Featuring CalChamber Member Company Accenture
Business Wire, August 3, 2016

First Hyatt-Branded Hotel Planned for Barbados
Successful Meetings, July 29, 2016

Trade Policy

From the World Trade Organization

DG Azevêdo urges tech companies: make e-commerce a force for inclusion

WTO Thematic Course on Trade Policy Analysis concluded in Geneva

From the White House

The U.S. and Singapore celebrate
50 years of diplomatic relations

The Employment Situation in July

Readout of Vice President Biden’s Telephone Call
with President Michelle Bachelet of Chile

Remarks by the President at the Young African Leaders Initiative Town Hall

From the U.S. Department of Commerce

U.S. Commerce Official Highlights Smart Cities Technologies
in Singapore

Statement from U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker
on International Trade in Goods and Services in June 2016

Statement from U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker
on U.S. Employment Report for July 2016

First Native American organization that received President’s “E” Award has been honored in Albuquerque

Trade Agreements

The Rage Against Trade
The New York Times, August 6, 2016

Trans-Pacific Partnership lets American workforce shine
The San Diego Union-Tribune, August 5, 2016

Without Trans-Pacific Partnership, U.S. hands over trade power
to China, Japan

The Washington Times, August 4, 2016

A fading but worthy trade deal draws Obama’s support
San Francisco Chronicle, August 3, 2016


US jobs growth beats forecasts in July
BBC News, August 5, 2016

Bipartisan Congressional Task Force on Economic Growth
in Puerto Rico Seeks Input on How to Strengthen Territory’s Economy

U.S. Senate Committee on Finance, August 4, 2016

Secretary Kerry hosts the second Central Asia Ministerial
State Department, August 3, 2016


Why Port of Los Angeles spent a quarter-million dollars
to bring in a megaship

Daily Bulletin, August 6, 2016

Yosemite, Sequoia and other National Park Service jewels draw record crowds on its centennial
The Sacramento Bee, August 6, 2016

Job Creator Bills    

More International Articles

U.S. disappointed with Chinese export subsidies: EXIM chairman
Reuters, August 9, 2016

Brexit Bulletin: What the Rest of the EU Wants
Bloomberg, August 8, 2016

S. Korea to Hold 5th Round of FTA Talks with 6 Central American Countries
Business Korea, August 8, 2016

China’s Imports, Exports Fall Again in July
Associated Press, August 8, 2016

India’s Next Free Trade Partner: Peru?
The Diplomat, August 6, 2016

Africa: Exporters Urged to Take Advantage of the New AGOA Trade Facility
All Africa, August 4, 2016

Bank of England brings down stimulus sledgehammer
to beat Brexit blues

Reuters, August 4, 2016

IMF-Sized Hole Too Big for Ukraine’s Central Bank to Fill
Bloomberg, August 4, 2016

UK desperately short of trade experts to lead Brexit talks
The Seattle Times, August 3, 2016

Euro zone business growth picks up slightly but still muted
Reuters, August 3, 2016

Vietnam-Thai trade to reach $20bn by 2020: official
Tuoitre News, August 3, 2016



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