Saturday, April 20, 2019

Congress Quietly Renews Key Tool to Speed Approval of Trade Deals

Trade promotion authority (TPA) was renewed for another three years by Congress on July 1, continuing until 2021 the important process to speed negotiation...

North America Trade Policy: Opportunities Abound with California Neighbors

While there are areas that can be improved, the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) serves the employment, trading and environmental interests of California,...

Normalized Relations with Cuba Could Open Trade Opportunities for U.S., State

The potential for changed relations with Cuba to open economic and trade opportunities for U.S. and California companies was the subject of a lively...

CalChamber Urges Quick Renegotiation of Trade Agreements to Help Economy

The California Chamber of Commerce has urged the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) to be committed to a quick and efficient renegotiation...

CalChamber Urges Reauthorization of Successful Export-Import Bank

The California Chamber of Commerce this week asked the state’s representatives in Congress to support reauthorizing the U.S. Export-Import Bank, which expired on June...

Trade Essential for Economic Growth, Jobs

Making sure U.S. businesses—from light manufacturers to service providers—benefit from higher growth, employment and wages due to increased exporting is key to expanding the...

China Investors Looking to U.S. Real Estate as Safer Way to Diversify Portfolios

California and other U.S. real estate markets are likely to see an intensification of upward trends in Chinese investment due to the recent turmoil...

Dinner Celebrates Warming U.S.-China Trade Relations

A dinner hosted by Chinese Consul General, Ambassador Luo Linquan last week celebrated recent trade talks between President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi...

President Signs CalChamber-Backed Bills Promoting U.S./State Trade Capabilities

U.S. President Barack Obama recently signed several California Chamber of Commerce-supported trade bills. A key victory for free trade supporters was the legislation renewing the...

CalChamber Urging Congress to Act on Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement

The California Chamber of Commerce is urging the California congressional delegation to prevent the loss of U.S. jobs to foreign competitors by supporting the...

New South Wales, CalChamber Share Sister State Discussion

On Monday, August 6, California Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Allan Zaremberg and Vice President of International Affairs Susanne T. Stirling met with...

First Round of NAFTA Negotiations Concludes; Next Talks to Start September 1

Round one of the renegotiation and modernization of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) has concluded in Washington, D.C. Successful First Round The negotiations began...

CalChamber International Forum Highlights Transatlantic, Trans-Pacific Relationships

U.S. relations with trading partners across the Atlantic and around the Pacific, as well as federal Trade Promotion Authority legislation were the topics of...

CalChamber Participates in Capital Visit by Delegation of Mexico Senators

The California Chamber of Commerce recently participated in meetings with a small visiting delegation of senators from Mexico, all members of the Foreign Affairs...

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...

CalChamber Continues Push for Trade, Cites Benefits

The U.S. House of Representatives this week agreed with the California Chamber of Commerce, voting 218-208 to renew the authority of the President and/or...

CalChamber Urges U.S. Senators to Unleash Full Potential of Export-Import Bank

The California Chamber of Commerce is urging members to ask California’s two U.S. senators to support restoring a quorum to the Export-Import Bank. Since July...