Monday, June 17, 2019

President Signs CalChamber-Backed Ex-Im Bank Reauthorization

U.S. President Barack Obama has signed bipartisan legislation to resurrect the Export-Import Bank. This action will extend the bank’s charter by five years until...

CalChamber Co-Hosts Canada Day Luncheon on NAFTA Changes and State Agriculture

The California-Canada economic partnership, ongoing North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) trade talks and what changes in the agreement could mean for agriculture in California were all discussed at a February 22 luncheon co-hosted by the California Chamber of Commerce.

CalChamber Goes to D.C. Trade Gathering

The California Chamber of Commerce recently joined nearly 125 trade specialists from across the nation for sessions focused on trade issues at the National...

CalChamber Blog Highlights Synergies with California on Israel Trip

At the invitation of the U.S. Chamber, California Chamber of Commerce Vice President of International Affairs Susanne T. Stirling joined a small group of...

Victory for Trade Promotion with CalChamber Support

In a victory for the California Chamber of Commerce and other longtime supporters of free trade, federal legislation renewing the authority of the President...

Port Slowdown Highlights Need for Passage of Trade Promotion Authority

The recent port slowdown made headlines across the country and is estimated to have cost the national economy about $2 billion a day. And,...

Much at Stake in California in Wake of British Vote to Leave European Union

A week after residents of the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union (EU), the long-term ramifications of that decision continue to be...

CalChamber Fights Effort to Derail Export-Import Bank Reauthorization

Opponents of the California Chamber of Commerce-supported Export-Import (Ex-Im) Bank are attempting to jeopardize reauthorization of the bank by sponsoring “poison pill” amendments to...

CalChamber Urges Reauthorization of Program for Immigrant Investors

The California Chamber of Commerce and a growing coalition of industry stakeholders will be urging Congress to reauthorize a program to attract foreign investments...

CalChamber Reiterates Support for U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement

The California Chamber of Commerce reminded the state’s representatives in Congress this week of the importance of the pending U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) to the...

Trade Pact Signing Opens New Chapter in U.S.-Mexico-Canada Relations

On November 30, President Donald J. Trump, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau signed the new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement...

China to Focus on Imports with International Expo in November

In May 2017, Chinese President Xi Jinping announced that China will hold a China International Import Expo (CIIE) November 5–10, 2018 at the National...

Trans-Pacific Partnership Talks Reach Successful Conclusion; Ratification Next

Negotiators among the 12 Trans-Pacific economies for the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) successfully concluded their wide-ranging trade negotiations on October 5. The TPP includes the...

Canada: Top U.S. Trade Partner Also No. 1 Market for California Services

A fact-filled look at the many connections between Canada, the United States and California was the focus of a recent breakfast gathering hosted by...

CalChamber Urges Congress to Act on North American Free Trade Agreement

The California Chamber of Commerce is urging Congress to approve a renegotiated North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) quickly in the face of multiple...

U.S. Trade Representative Releases Agenda for Free, Fair, Reciprocal Trade

The Office of the United States Trade Representative has released the 2019 Trade Policy Agenda and 2018 Annual Report of the President of the...

CalChamber Joins in Launching Coalition Supporting U.S.-Mexico-Canada Pact

The California Chamber of Commerce has joined more than 200 companies and associations in launching the USMCA Coalition, which will advocate congressional approval of...