Friday, February 15, 2019

$5.6 Billion in California Exports Target of Trade Retaliation for U.S. Import Tariffs

California exports of more than $5.6 billion are the targets of retaliatory tariffs from major trading partners in response to new U.S. tariffs on...

CalChamber Urges U.S. House to Pass Bipartisan Legislation Promoting Trade

The U.S. House of Representatives will consider federal legislation to renew the authority for the President and/or U.S. Trade Representative to negotiate trade agreements...

CalChamber, Mexican Consulate Share Strategies to Improve Relations

Strategies to improve the close relationship between Mexico and California were the focus when California Chamber of Commerce representatives met recently with the new...

CalChamber Board Member Receives Minority Export Firm of Year Award

California Chamber of Commerce Board member Margaret Wong, president and CEO of McWong International, has received the minority export firm of the year award...

CalChamber Applauds U.S. Senate for Passing Bipartisan Trade Promotion Bill

The California Chamber of Commerce today commended the U.S. Senate for passing Trade Promotion Authority. The measure renews the authority for the President and/or U.S....

CalChamber Blog on Canada Border Tour Shares Insights on Security, Trade Logistics

California Chamber of Commerce Vice President of International Affairs Susanne T. Stirling recently joined private and public sector leaders from around the United States,...

NAFTA Central to Future U.S. Outlook, Global Competitiveness, National Security

The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is at the center of the nation’s future economic competitiveness and national security, an international strategist told...

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...

U.S.-Mexico-Canada Trade Talks Continue

President Donald J. Trump on Friday, August 31 notified Congress of “his intention to enter into a trade agreement with Mexico—and with Canada if...

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...

Report: 2015 Difficult Year for Ex-Im Bank

A recent report to Congress shows that 2015 was an especially challenging year for the U.S. Export-Import (Ex-Im) Bank. Since June 30, 2015, the Export-Import...

CalChamber Urges Congress to Reauthorize Export-Import Bank to Boost Economy

The California Chamber of Commerce is urging members of the California congressional delegation to support a newly introduced bill that reauthorizes the Export-Import Bank...

Report Highlights Japanese Businesses’ Contributions to Southern Cal Economy

Southern California is one of the leading global hubs for Japanese companies, according to a recent survey by the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO)...

Administration Announces Intent to Open Trade Talks with EU, UK, Japan

This week, the U.S. Trade Representative notified Congress of the Trump administration’s intent to enter into trade negotiations with three markets: the European Union,...

Foreign Direct Investment Report Finds U.S., California Largest Recipients

The United States is the world’s largest recipient of foreign direct investment (FDI), according to a recent report released by the U.S. Department of...

International Forum: California Continues to Blaze Trail in Trade; Exports Growing

U.S. and California politics and trade priorities, global connections and the importance of exports were the topics discussed by an international trade expert, a...

Expanded Panama Canal Opens to Transit

The $5.2 billion Panama Canal Expansion has opened to transit and will double the waterway’s cargo capacity, enhancing the canal’s efficiency, reliability and customer...