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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.

San Francisco to Host Asia-Pacific CEOs Alongside Leaders’ Meeting in November

The Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) CEO Summit will take place in San Francisco, November 15–17, overlapping with the Leaders’ Summit. The CEO Summit will...

Contract Between Dockworkers, Employers Safeguards Economic Gains for All

Finally... and just in time for Labor Day... dockworkers on the U.S. West Coast voted on Thursday, August 31 to ratify a tentative contract...

Australia-California Synergy on Climate Earns Praise

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Alberta, Canada Representatives Visit the CalChamber

On Wednesday, August 9, representatives from the Government of Alberta, Canada and the Consulate General of Canada in San Francisco met with the CalChamber....

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San Francisco Mayor London Breed is preparing the city to host the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Leaders Meeting this November and has announced honorary...

CalChamber, Japan Business Leaders Discuss Importance of Continued Relationship as Key Trade/Investment Partners

The continuing interdependence of California and Japan was highlighted last week at the 22nd annual meeting between the California Chamber of Commerce and Japan...

Speakers Spotlight US, State Efforts to Foster Strong International Trade

Representatives from top state and federal agencies joined the California Chamber of Commerce International Forum last week to talk about how the United States...

Engaging in Global Market Key to Keeping US, California Economies Strong, Growing

In a post-pandemic era, the world’s economic outlook is full of mixed messages. The World Trade Organization (WTO), International Monetary Fund (IMF), World Bank...

Mexico’s Ambassador to US Highlights Importance of Past, Future Partnership

In celebration of the bicentennial anniversary of diplomatic relations between Mexico and the U.S. this year, Mexico’s Ambassador to the U.S. Esteban Moctezuma highlighted...

CalChamber Member Firms Strengthen Ties to Japan

California’s trade mission to Japan last week included sizable representation from California Chamber of Commerce member companies as part of the 100+-member business delegation. The...

China Influence Growing in Latin America; California Maintains Strong Trade Presence

The United States is Latin America’s top trade partner, but China’s influence and economic stake in the region is growing, a leading expert on...

Biden Administration Releases Trade Policy Priorities for 2023

Last week, the U.S. Trade Representative submitted to Congress the Biden administration’s trade policy agenda for 2023 and annual report on how the office...

Canada Day Lunch Focuses on Investors Helping Build Sustainable Economic Future

Ways in which investments from Canada and California pension programs are advancing the move toward a green, sustainable economy were the focus of a...

2022 California Exports Reach Record High

Trade statistics released this month by the U.S. Department of Commerce show that California remained a top exporting state in 2022. California exports reached a...

11th Annual Pan African Global Conference to Return to Sacramento

The Annual Pan African Global Trade and Investment Conference will return to Sacramento, California from April 26 – 27. The 11th Pan African Global Trade...

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

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