Friday, July 1, 2022

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...

Need for Better Data Still Consensus as Maritime Data Initiative Meetings End

The need for real-time data within the supply chain remained in the spotlight as the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) Maritime Data Initiative meetings concluded...

Tension Mixed with Optimism as Business Awaits Upcoming Port Worker Negotiations

Major port congestion and the global supply chain have made headlines frequently over the past two years. With labor talks set to begin May...
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Biden Signs Package to End Trade Relations with Russia, Ban Russian Oil Imports

President Joe Biden signed legislation earlier this month ending permanent normal trade relations (PNTR) with Russia and codifying a ban on Russian oil. The bipartisan...

U.S.-U.K. Trade Dialogue Resumes

The United States and the United Kingdom resumed trade talks at the end of March, two years after they were frozen and eight months...

Reliable Data Crucial to Efficiency, Preventing Supply Chain Bottlenecks

The March meetings of the Federal Maritime Commission’s (FMC) Maritime Data Initiative maintained the focus of previous sessions on data reliability and the consequences...

CalChamber Hosts Reception for Japanese Ambassador, Celebrates Longtime Relations

On Monday, March 21 the California Chamber of Commerce hosted a reception for the Japanese Ambassador to the United States. Ambassador Koji Tomita was accompanied...