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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.

Boom Time for India Promises Benefits for Relations/Trade with U.S., California

Trade and investment opportunities in India were the focus of attention at last week’s international breakfast meeting of the CalChamber Council for International Trade. Ambassador...

San Francisco Announced as Host City for Asia-Pacific Leaders Meeting in Fall 2023

Asia-Pacific leaders will gather in San Francisco in the fall of 2023 during the United States’ host year for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC). U.S....

CalChamber Urges Congress to Reauthorize Trade Program, Refund Billions in Tariffs

The California Chamber of Commerce is urging the California congressional delegation to reauthorize a U.S. trade program that has saved companies billions of dollars...

Groups Predict Trade Momentum to Slow Due to Multiple Shocks on Global Economy

World trade is headed for a slowdown, according to forecasts released by two global groups this month. In an updated trade outlook released on October...

British Expert: Long Ties, Friendship a Solid Base for State-UK Trade Relations

Long ties of trade and friendship between California and the United Kingdom are a solid foundation for continuing relations in this time of flux,...

Shared Values Core of Australia-California Partnerships on Climate, New Technology

Multiple connections enhance continuing strong economic relations between Australia, the United States and California, Ambassador Jane Duke, Consul General of Australia in Los Angeles,...

U.S., Taiwan Begin Formal Negotiations for Initiative on 21st-Century Trade

The United States and Taiwan have begun formal negotiations on the U.S.-Taiwan Initiative on 21st-Century Trade. The two sides announced on August 17 that they...

NSW Australia Group, CalChamber Mark 25th Anniversary of Sister State Signing

The many shared interests of New South Wales (NSW), Australia and sister state California were discussed this week when a delegation from the NSW...

New Biden Administration Strategy Reframes Africa’s Importance to U.S.

The Biden administration has released the new U.S. Strategy Toward Sub-Saharan Africa, which outlines the administration’s vision for a “21st Century U.S.-African Partnership.” The strategy,...

Biden Administration Launches U.S.-Kenya Strategic Trade and Investment Partnership

Last week, the Biden administration announced the launch of the United States-Kenya Strategic Trade and Investment Partnership (STIP). U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai met with...

U.S., Taiwan Strengthen Connections at Inaugural Trade Meeting in Washington

This week, representatives of the United States and Taiwan met for the first time on the newly agreed upon trade framework meant to strengthen...

World Trade Organization Pledges to Tackle Reform, Extends Digital Trade No-Tax Pact

The World Trade Organization (WTO) held its 12th Ministerial Conference last week in Geneva after thrice postponing the gathering due to the COVID-19 pandemic. By...

Virtual Summit Reviews Initial Findings from Maritime Data Initiative Meetings

Initial findings from five months of weekly virtual meetings with maritime and intermodal stakeholders were presented on June 1 at a virtual summit of...

Western Hemisphere Leaders Gather in Los Angeles for Summit of the Americas

Leaders from the Western Hemisphere, with a few notable absences, gathered in Los Angeles last week for the Ninth Summit of the Americas. The June...

CalChamber, Japan Business Leaders Discuss Ways to Collaborate

The 21st annual meeting between the California Chamber of Commerce and Japan business leaders was held in person once again following the COVID-19 pandemic....

Global Trade Issues with Touch of Politics Get Attention at CalChamber Forum

Common challenges facing the global community were the focus of an enthusiastic audience at the California Chamber of Commerce-hosted in-person International Forum last week. Speaking...