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Longtime Commercial Relations Promote Opportunities to Form Reliable Partnerships

The following answers to questions posed by the California Chamber of Commerce are from Toru Maeda, consul general, Consulate General of Japan in San...

CalChamber Joins Canadian Companies in North American Rebound Campaign

Promoting a collaborative manufacturing response to COVID-19 in North America is the goal of a program started by the Canadian American Business Council (CABC)...

Shared Interest in High Tech, Ag Products Elements in Close Economic Collaboration

The following answers to questions posed by the California Chamber of Commerce are from Ming-Chi Scott Lai, director general, Taipei Economic and Cultural Office,...

Cultural Parallels, Mutual Interests Form Core of Strategic Trading Partnership

The following answers to questions posed by the California Chamber of Commerce are from Andrew Whittaker, consul general, British Consulate General San Francisco. United Kingdom-California...

Friendship with California More Important than Ever in Global Pandemic Fallout

The following answers to questions posed by the California Chamber of Commerce are from Rana Sarkar, consul general of Canada, Northern California. Free Trade Agreement What...

Ambassador Recaps Trade Pact Highlights, COVID-19 Impact, State Relationship

The following responses to questions posed by the California Chamber of Commerce are from Ambassador Liliana Ferrer Silva, consul general of Mexico in Sacramento. Free...

Selection of Director General Offers Chance for New Start at World Trade Organization

A change in leadership at the World Trade Organization (WTO) this summer may provide an opportunity for a new beginning at the only global...

Landmark U.S.-Mexico Canada-Agreement Brings Modernized Rules to Trade on July 1

Long-awaited recognition of the impact of technology on trade in North America will come into force on July 1 when the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement...

Africa Gearing Up to Finalize Trade Bloc While U.S. Eyes Agreement with Kenya

Trade and investment opportunities in Africa are in the spotlight this summer as the African nations prepare for final implementation of their free trade...

Manufacturing Leading Source of Jobs from Foreign Direct Investment

The first-ever California-specific report on foreign direct investment shows that manufacturing is the top source of employment from foreign-owned enterprises. Professional and business services, wholesale...

U.S.-United Kingdom Trade Discussions Feature First-Ever Virtual Negotiations

This spring marks 75 years since the end of battles in Europe in World War II. Since 1945, transatlantic cooperation has been all important...

Ireland a Center of Transatlantic Activities for U.S., California Firms

Ireland’s role as a bridge for U.S. and California trade and investment operations with the European Union is highlighted in a report released this...

World Trade Organization at a Crossroads

During the May 2020 recognition of World Trade Month, and in the current worldwide political climate where trade policy has risen to a tier...

More Important Than Ever: Maintaining and Improving Free Trade, Investment

The world has quickly changed over the last few months and during these strange and uncertain times, the importance of international trade has been...

Varied Responses to Coronavirus Pandemic Affect Trade Between U.S., Canada, Mexico

Trade among the United States, Canada and Mexico is being affected in ways as varied as the responses to the COVID-19 pandemic in the...

West Coast Organizations Promote Trade as Way to Help Fuel Economic Recovery

  The California Chamber of Commerce, the Pacific Northwest International Trade Association and the Washington Council on International Trade shared their support and...

Canada OK of U.S.-Mexico-Canada Pact Could Lead to June Implementation Date

The Canadian Parliament approved the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) last week, potentially kicking off a 90-day period before the pact takes effect. Shortly after the Canadian...