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Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Featured Headlines

Trans-Pacific Partnership Leaders Statement
White House, November 18, 2015


Fact Sheet:
23rd Annual APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting

White House, November 19, 2015


CalChamber Attends
Annual National Export Council Forum

CalChamber, December 1, 2015

CalChamber Companies in the News

Accenture Ireland moves into new Hanover Quay office
Consultancy UK, November 27, 2015

US Industry Welcomes Trade Meeting
on US-China Commercial Relations

Featuring CalChamber Member McWong International/California Center
PR Newswire, November 22, 2015

A Warm Welcome Back to the Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos
Travel Pulse, November 20, 2015

Trade Policy

From the World Trade Organization

Kazakhstan joins the WTO as 162nd member

WTO members consider draft Nairobi Ministerial Declaration

From the White House

FACT SHEET: Visa Waiver Program Enhancements

U.S.-China Joint Statement on COP21

Joint Statement on the ASEAN-U.S. Strategic Partnership

From the U.S. Department of Commerce

Positive Progress at the 2015 U.S. China JCCT
**ITA Blog

The Great Mall of China
**ITA Blog

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker Kicks-Off Visit
to Asia in Hong Kong

United States Official Partner Country for 2016 Hannover Messe
in Germany

U.S. and Cuba to Cooperate on Sister Sanctuaries

From the U.S. Trade Representative

USTR Uses Trade Preference Programs
to Advance Worker Rights

U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman Underlines
Asia-Pacific Trade Agreement’s Numerous Benefits
for Los Angeles Economy

U.S. and Chinese delegations conclude the 26th session
of the U.S.-China Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade

Readout from the Second U.S.- Bangladesh Trade and Investment Cooperation Framework Agreement (TICFA) Council Meeting

Joint Statement of the Fifth United States-Peru FTA
Free Trade Commission Meeting

Trade Agreements

Small Businesses With a Big Stake in the Pacific Trade Deal
The Wall Street Journal, November 26, 2015

US agriculture secretary says TPP trade pact balances China,
taps Asia's growing middle-class

Associated Press, November 20, 2015


CalChamber, Coalition Support Move Toward Improving Operating Efficiencies at U.S. Ports
CalChamber, November 24, 2015

U.S. GDP growth raised for third quarter
Reuters, November 25, 2015


California to Paris: Take our ideas, send money
The Sacramento Bee, November 30, 2015

Gov. Jerry Brown marches California climate agenda to Paris
San Francisco Chronicle, November 27, 2015

California tourism groups worried about changes to visa program
Los Angeles Times, November 25, 2015

California adds 41,200 jobs in October;
unemployment rate is lowest since 2007

Los Angeles Times, November 20, 2015

Analyst predicts strong economy,
more California budget surpluses

The Sacramento Bee, November 18, 2015

More International Articles

The IMF's decision on the yuan is a victory for China
-- and a challenge

Los Angeles Times, November 30, 2015

India Growth Exceeds Estimate Before Interest Rate Decision
Bloombgerg, November 30, 2015

Obama, China's Xi pledge to push for climate deal in Paris
Reuters, November 30, 2015

Obama Pledges Solidarity with France
Associated Press, November 24, 2015

China lifts brokerage curb in sign of market confidence
Reuters, November 24, 2015

Why China's Steel Mills Won't Cut Back Production
Bloomberg, November 24, 2015

U.S. says China to take tougher stance against trade secret theft
Reuters, November 23, 2015

SE Asia Creates Economic Community, But Challenges Remain
Associated Press, November 22, 2015

Argentina Elects Pro-Business President; Big Change Expected
Bloomberg, November 22, 2015

Why fewer Mexicans are leaving their homeland for the U.S.
Los Angeles Times, November 19, 2015



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