CalChamber, Canadian Representatives Share Trade Objectives

Reviewing mutual trade concerns during a Canada Day visit in Sacramento are (from left) Yves Beaulieu, Consul of Canada, San Francisco; Susanne Stirling, CalChamber vice president, international affairs; Rana Sarkar, Consul General of Canada, San Francisco; CalChamber President and CEO Allan Zaremberg; and Arwen Widmer Bobyk, Consul of Canada, Los Angeles.

The updated United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) underscores a renewed understanding among the USMCA parties on the importance of our mutual trading relationships, everyone agreed during a visit by representatives of the Canadian Consulate General from San Francisco and Los Angeles to the California Chamber of Commerce in celebration of Canada Day in Sacramento.

Other topics covered during the Canada Day meeting on February 26 included privacy, homelessness, energy, the future of work (see article on CalChamber portal page for Canada), trade logistics and the Coronavirus.

Staff Contact: Susanne T. Stirling

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Susanne T. Stirling, vice president, international affairs, has headed CalChamber international activities for more than four decades. She is an appointee of the U.S. Secretary of Commerce to the National Export Council, and serves on the U.S. Chamber of Commerce International Policy Committee, the California International Relations Foundation, and the Chile-California Council. Originally from Denmark, she studied at the University of Copenhagen and holds a B.A. in international relations from the University of the Pacific, where she served as a regent from 2012 to 2021. She earned an M.A. from the School of International Relations at the University of Southern California.