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Susanne T. Stirling, senior 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.

CalChamber, U.S., State, Local Chambers Urge Support for Digital Trade Rules

The California Chamber of Commerce has joined the U.S. Chamber and more than 150 state and local chambers from 45 states in urging the...

CalChamber, Japan Business Leaders Celebrate Longtime Trade Connections

The California Chamber of Commerce and Japan business leaders explored subjects of mutual interest this week during a working luncheon in Sacramento. The June 12...

Speakers Highlight US-Taiwan Ties, US Economy, Federal Trade Initiatives

Nearly 200 attendees gathered last week for the California Chamber of Commerce International Trade Forum, which featured presentations on U.S.-Taiwan ties, the U.S. economy...

Reception at Historic Governor’s Mansion Gives Consular Corps, International Trade Partners Chance to Meet Governor, State Officials

A California Chamber of Commerce-hosted evening reception on May 8 at the Historic Governor’s Mansion provides members of the California consular corps and international...

World Trade Month Underscores Link Between Economic Growth, Global Trade

As World Trade Month begins, the California Chamber of Commerce is emphasizing the significance of international trade in maintaining economic growth. World Trade Month activities...

CalChamber-Hosted Luncheon Highlights Friendship, Connections with Canada

Canada’s close and longstanding partnership with the United States was the focus of a California Chamber of Commerce luncheon forum this week featuring Canada...

Norway & California Sign Agreements to Further Climate Collaboration

His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon of Norway visited California and on April 16 oversaw the signing of two climate change agreements with Governor...

European Parliament Members Visit CalChamber

Five members of the European Parliament visited the California Chamber of Commerce on March 21 under the auspices of the German Marshall Fund of...

US-Ireland Business Report Marks 100 Years of Diplomatic Relations

Shortly before St. Patrick’s Day, the American Chamber of Commerce released its annual US-Ireland Business Report; the 2024 theme is “Building Ireland’s Transatlantic Impact.” In...

Digital Trade Offers Growth Opportunities for US, State Firms in Latin America

Growth in digital trade represents a great opportunity for U.S. and California companies to expand ties with Latin America in general and Brazil in...

U.S. Trade Representative Releases President Biden’s Trade Policy Agenda

The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) released President Joe Biden’s 2024 Trade Policy Agenda and 2023 Annual Report to Congress on...

Crown Princess Opens Full-Time Swedish Consulate Office, Signs Climate Change Cooperation Letter with Governor

Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden, accompanied by her husband, His Royal Highness Prince Daniel, opened a full-time consulate office in San...

California Trade Down in 2023, But State Still a Top Exporter

Trade statistics released this month by the U.S. Department of Commerce show that California, despite lower annual trade numbers, remained a top exporting state...

$ Billions in Tariff Savings Possible If Congress Renews Trade Program

The California Chamber of Commerce continues to push for congressional reauthorization of a U.S. trade program that has saved companies billions of dollars in...

90th Anniversary of Export-Import Bank Brings Survey for Future

The Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM) Bank is the official export credit agency of the United States. Its mission is to support...

Strong EU-California Relations Help Strengthen Both Economies

California is the farthest state away from Europe geographically, yet the closest in terms of values, a European Union (EU) representative told a California...

Asia-Pacific Leaders Summit in San Francisco: CalChamber Board Firms Play Influential Role

CalChamber President and CEO Jennifer Barrera; Travis Kiyota, senior vice president and head of global corporate affairs, East West Bank; East West Bank Chairman and CEO Dominic Ng, chair of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Business Advisory Council; and Ambassador Matt Murray, U.S. senior official for APEC, meet at the advisory council’s welcome reception on November 12.