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Tuesday, October 20, 2015

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Vote Reauthorizing Ex-Im Bank Expected This Month as Congressional Leaders Break Stalemate
CalChamber, October 20, 2015

Almost six months after its expiration, a bipartisan group of congressional leaders have broken the stalemate and paved a path for the Export-Import (Ex-Im) Bank. With 218 signatures, leaders in the House of Representatives have successfully advanced legislation bringing reauthorization of Ex-Im to the House floor where it is expected to be given a vote before the end of October.

CalChamber Letter to CA Congress
October 15, 2015

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8th Anniversary Edition- Trade Update

Thanks to our nearly 5,000 readers around the world for your continued interest and support.

Eight years ago, on October 1, 2007, the California Council for International Trade (CCIT) merged with the California Chamber of Commerce International Trade Committee to create the CalChamber Council for International Trade, which expands California’s voice on trade.

Please visit the CalChamber's "History of the CCIT."

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Susanne Stirling, Vice President, International Affairs
Mary Watts, Assistant, International Affairs

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CalChamber Companies in the News

California community colleges chancellor set to retire
Associated Press, October 13, 2015

Boeing Celebrates Delivery of Oman Air’s First 787 Dreamliner
American Journal of Transportation, October 11, 2015

Boeing Geomobile Satellite Joining Mexico’s Advanced Mexsat System
Spaceref, October 2, 2015

Trade Policy

From the World Trade Organization

50th ratification of Trade Facilitation Agreement received

Some Members not ready to start discussions on increased transparency in services

DG Azevêdo: We must ensure that Nairobi delivers for growth and development

From the White House

Joint Fact Sheet: The United States-Republic of Korea Alliance: Shared Values, New Frontiers

FACT SHEET: The President’s Priorities in the Latino Community

From the U.S. Department of Commerce

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Opens New Regional Office in Silicon Valley to Empower Entrepreneurs and Create Local Jobs

Secretary Penny Pritzker’s Trip To Cuba

Trade Agreements

TPP Holds Potential to Support Growth and Jobs in Every State
Trade Benefits America, October 2015

Trans-Pacific Partnership Can Boost California Exports and Jobs
U.S. Department of Commerce, October 19, 2015

California has huge stake in Trans-Pacific Partnership
San Francisco Chronicle, October 16, 2015

Trade rep. 'confident' Congress will pass deal
Washington Examiner, October 15, 2015

Ag Secretary Vilsack calls Trans-Pacific pact good for California farmers
Fresno Bee, October 13, 2015

The European Union and TTIP: Preliminary Observations
Cato Institute, October 2015

How TTIP Will Affect the Structure of Global Trade Policy
CATO Institute, October 16, 2015


Final Status Report Reflects Impact of CalChamber Advocacy
CalChamber, October 16, 2015


Governors urge action on Cuba for ag's sake

California Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. was among the 9 U.S. State Governors asking Congress to end trade sanctions against Cuba.
Capitol Press, October 15, 2015

See letter here

Governor Brown to Attend Event with Former Prime Minister of Yugoslavia Milan Panic Today
Governor's Office, October 20, 2015

Governor Brown Joins International Coalition Calling for a Price on Carbon
Governor's Office, October 19, 2015

California export trade backing off recent, record-breaking pace
Sacramento Bee, October 15, 2015

Record September delivers best quarter in Port’s of Long Beach history
American Journal of Transportation, October 13, 2015

More International Articles

The Global Competitiveness Report 2015–2016
World Economic Forum (WEF), October 16, 2015

The U.S. Trade Embargo on Cuba Just Hit 55 Years
Time, October 19, 2015

China economy logs weakest growth since 2009
Reuters, October 19, 2015

U.K. Throws Lavish Welcome for Xi in Hopes of 'Golden Era' in China Trade
Bloomberg, October 18, 2015

Expanded trade, exchanges benefit U.S., Vietnam
Vietnam's ambassador to the U.S. to meet with Californians
Sacramento Bee, October 17, 2015

Australia-Europe free trade agreement talks could start within months
Sydney Morning Herald, October 15, 2015

Fed hike more problematic for global economy than before: ECB
Reuters, October 15, 2015

EU revamps trade policy in face of protests
Reuters, October 14, 2015

U.S., Puerto Rican leaders seek 'action plan' for island
Reuters, October 14, 2015

Brazil's Next Big Crisis Is Scaring Bankers and Wiping Out Jobs
Bloomberg, October 13, 2015



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