Sunday, August 18, 2019

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 Reiterates Trade Priorities for New Administration, Congress

As the new administration and 115th Congress get to work, the California Chamber of Commerce will be communicating its international trade priorities and support...

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...

Business Opportunities in Asia Abound

The many trade and investment opportunities existing in key Asian markets were the common theme of remarks by senior commercial officers from the 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,...

Negotiators Continue Push to Wrap Up Transatlantic Partnership Talks This Year

Negotiators reiterated last week the goal of reaching agreement on a potential Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) before the end of the year. A...

International Breakfast Gathering Highlights Trade, Trade Agreements Link to U.S. Jobs

The importance of trade agreements and their impact on U.S. jobs was the focus of a recent international breakfast hosted by the California Chamber...

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...

California Still a Top Exporting State

The U.S. Department of Commerce now has 2018 trade statistics available through the International Trade Administration’s (ITA) “Trade Stats Express.” In 2018, California exported $178.4...

‘Europe Matters’ German Marshall Fund President Emphasizes

Europe’s importance to both the United States and California was the focus of a recent California Chamber of Commerce international breakfast. Featured speaker Dr. Karen...

NAFTA Negotiations Make Real Headway

The sixth round of negotiations on the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) made real headway, according to U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer. 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...

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,...

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...

Chile, California Continue Building Strong Trade/Investment Relationship

On April 17 and 18 the Chile-California Council gathered for its annual event and Board Meeting at the California Chamber of Commerce. The opening...

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...

Obama 2015 Trade Agenda Mirrors Goals of California Chamber of Commerce

Testimony by the U.S. Trade Representative before congressional finance committees reveals points of agreement with California Chamber of Commerce international trade goals. “It’s clear, more...