Thursday, October 6, 2022

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,...

Foreign Direct Investment in State, U.S. Rebounding After Dropping During COVID

International economies continued to be beset by the detrimental effects of the COVID-19 pandemic last year, reducing the amount of foreign direct investment in...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Biden Administration Turns to Indo-Pacific with Launch of Economic Framework

President Joe Biden launched the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework (IPEF) negotiations with 12 other countries on Monday, May 23. Those countries are Australia, Brunei Darussalam, India,...

Specialists Gather to Exchange Insights on Global International Trade Concerns

The California Chamber of Commerce recently joined nearly 150 trade specialists from across the nation for sessions focused on trade issues at the National...

World Trade Month: International Trade Critical to Weather Economic Downturns

After a year of global economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic that has been hindered by a supply chain crisis, the war in Ukraine...

CalChamber-Hosted Mexico Advocacy Day Lunch Focuses on Future Bilateral Relations

The future of the bilateral relationship between California and Mexico was the focus this week at a luncheon hosted by the California Chamber of...