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Congress Quietly Renews Key Tool to Speed Approval of Trade Deals

Trade promotion authority (TPA) was renewed for another three years by Congress on July 1, continuing until 2021 the important process to speed negotiation...

Trans-Pacific Partnership Talks Reach Successful Conclusion; Ratification Next

Negotiators among the 12 Trans-Pacific economies for the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) successfully concluded their wide-ranging trade negotiations on October 5. The TPP includes the...

President Signs CalChamber-Backed Bills Promoting U.S./State Trade Capabilities

U.S. President Barack Obama recently signed several California Chamber of Commerce-supported trade bills. A key victory for free trade supporters was the legislation renewing the...

Victory for Trade Promotion with CalChamber Support

In a victory for the California Chamber of Commerce and other longtime supporters of free trade, federal legislation renewing the authority of the President...

California Congressional Delegation Vote on Trade Promotion Authority

Senate (June 24) Ayes (1 of 60) Feinstein (D-San Francisco) Noes (1 of 38) Boxer (D-Rancho Mirage) U.S. House of Representatives (June 18) Ayes (16 of 218) Bera (D-Elk Grove) Calvert (R-Corona) Costa (D-Fresno) Davis...

CalChamber Applauds U.S. Senate for Passing Bipartisan Trade Promotion Bill

The California Chamber of Commerce today commended the U.S. Senate for passing Trade Promotion Authority. The measure renews the authority for the President and/or U.S....

CalChamber Continues Push for Trade, Cites Benefits

The U.S. House of Representatives this week agreed with the California Chamber of Commerce, voting 218-208 to renew the authority of the President and/or...

CalChamber Urges U.S. House to Pass Bipartisan Legislation Promoting Trade

The U.S. House of Representatives will consider federal legislation to renew the authority for the President and/or U.S. Trade Representative to negotiate trade agreements...

Trade Essential for Economic Growth, Jobs

Making sure U.S. businesses—from light manufacturers to service providers—benefit from higher growth, employment and wages due to increased exporting is key to expanding the...

Coalition Keeps Pushing for Federal Bill Promoting Trade

Federal legislation renewing the authority for the President and/or U.S. Trade Representative to negotiate trade agreements hit a snag this week as the U.S....

CalChamber Urges Quick Passage of Bipartisan U.S. Bill Promoting Trade

Federal legislation renewing the authority for the President and/or U.S. Trade Representative to negotiate trade agreements has been introduced. The California Chamber of Commerce...

Port Slowdown Highlights Need for Passage of Trade Promotion Authority

The recent port slowdown made headlines across the country and is estimated to have cost the national economy about $2 billion a day. And,...