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Trade Update - Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Featured Headlines

CalChamber Joins D.C. Forums
Supporting Trans-Pacific Partnership

CalChamber, September 27, 2016

Send your TPP Support Letter to Congress


Obama Administration Holds 15th AGOA
Forum, Looks to Maximize U.S.-Africa
Trade through AGOA and Beyond

USTR, September 26, 2016

Remarks by Ambassador Michael Froman
at the Opening of the 2016 AGOA Forum

USTR, September 26, 2016

Report: Beyond AGOA – Looking to the
Future of U.S.-Africa Trade and Investment

USTR, September 2016

Building on AGOA, strengthening
U.S.-African trade ties

By California Congressional Representative Karen Bass,
Featured in the Hill, September 26, 2016


‘Europe Matters’ German Marshall
Fund President Emphasizes

CalChamber, September 23, 2016


Trading Partner Portal: Norway
Lunch Highlights Strong
Norway-California Trade/Investment Ties

CalChamber, September 20, 2016

CalChamber Companies in the News

US, Boeing claim trade win as WTO rules Airbus ‘illegally subsidized’
Featuring CalChamber Member Company Boeing
Manila Bulletin, September 24, 2016

FedEx Trade Index: Trade is a big deal for small business
Federal Express, September 22, 2016

Blue Diamond unveils world’s biggest almond warehouse
Central Valley Business Journal, September 20, 2016

Trade Policy

From the World Trade Organization

World Trade Statistical Review 2016

Live webcasting at 2016 Public Forum

Trade in 2016 to grow at slowest pace since the financial crisis

DG Azevêdo: Trade is vital in meeting Sustainable Development Goals

Advanced Course on Trade in Services underway at WTO

From the White House

Joint Statement by the Presidents of El Salvador, Guatemala,
and Honduras, and the Vice President of the United States

FACT SHEET: U.S.-Africa Cooperation on Trade and Investment Under the Obama Administration

Remarks by President Obama at the U.S.-Africa Business Forum

Statement by the President on the Memorandum
of Understanding Reached with Israel

From the U.S. Department of Commerce

U.S. Department of Commerce Report Demonstrates Exports to Free Trade Agreement Partners Support American Jobs

Boosting Africa’s Economic Rise: A Look Back
at the 2016 U.S.-Africa Business Forum

Op-Ed: Africa Could Be the Great Economic Success of This Century
By Secretary of Commerce Pritzker and Michael Bloomberg, CEO of Bloomberg, September 21, 2016

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker Appoints New Advisory Council to Advance President’s Business Priorities for Africa

From the U.S. Trade Representative

United States Prevails As WTO Panel Finds EU Subsidies
to Airbus Break WTO Rules

United States Wins Decisive Victory in Dispute Challenging Discrimination Against U.S. Solar Exports

Trade Agreements

Japan’s Leader Vows to Accelerate Economic Measures, TPP
Associated Press, September 26, 2016

Recommendations from President’s Export Council Stress Passing of TPP
ITA Blog, September 19, 2016

Why Obama Is Still Trying to Pass the T.P.P
The New Yorker, September 18, 2016

Help American Workers. Pass TPP
Bloomberg, September 16, 2016

Blow for Obama’s TPP as Vietnam parliament defers ratification
Reuters, September 16, 2016

EU weighs new approach in talks on U.S. trade pact
Associated Press, September 24, 2016

Transatlantic Trade Talks Lack European Leadership
The Wall Street Journal, September 20, 2016


U.S. Economic Forecast 2017-2018: Mild Rebound
Forbes, September 16, 2016

Obama hosting political, business leaders for trade event
Associated Press, September 16, 2016

Trump or Clinton, Sunnylands intends to remain significant
Desert Sun, September 15, 2016

Bipartisan Congressional Task Force on Economic Growth in Puerto Rico Releases Status Update
U.S. Senate Committee on Finance, September 15, 2016


Economy Pushes Through Global Turbulence;
State Still Among Fastest Growing in U.S.

Special Report: Economic Advisory Council
CalChamber Alert, September 16, 2016

California added 63,000 jobs in August, 42% of U.S. total
Los Angeles Times, September 16, 2016

Port of Oakland: Hanjin cargo ships cleared to dock
San Jose Mercury News, September 14, 2016

UC regents hail incoming class as most diverse ever
Los Angeles Times, September 14, 2016

What’s the best college in California? The US News & World Report rankings are in
Los Angeles Daily News, September 13, 2016

California Brings In More Money Than Expected In August
Capital Public Radio, September 13, 2016

Job Creator Bills    

More International Articles

Japan-EU trade talks may proceed on possible EU concession on autos
Japan Today, September 26, 2016

China launches $52.5 billion fund to restructure state enterprises
Reuters, September 26, 2016

Most U.K. CEOs Say They Would Consider Moving After Brexit
Bloomberg, September 25, 2016

Canada, China agree to start talks on free-trade agreement
China Post, September 24, 2016

The future of U.S.-Israel relations lies beyond security ties
The Hill, September 23, 2016

EU bids to seal Canada trade pact as U.S. deal prospects fade
Reuters, September 23, 2016

China Ends Complete Ban on Beef From U.S. as Imports Explode
American Journal of Transportation, September 22, 2016

World Leaders Kick Off Second Day at UN General Assembly
The Washington Post, September 21, 2016

In parting words to UN, Obama calls for ‘course correction’
Associated Press, September 20, 2016

Japanese Exports Decline for 11th Straight Month in August
Bloomberg, September 20, 2016

Brazil privatizing 4 airports, 2 ports in economic recovery effort
UPI, September 14, 2016

Argentina and UK to work toward removing shipping restrictions
BBC News, September 14, 2016

EU to Extend Investment Plan Until 2022 to Boost Growth
Associated Press, September 14, 2016




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