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$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...

Multitude of Irish-U.S./California Trade, Investment Ties in Spotlight at Events

The strong trade and investment links between Ireland and the United States, as well as California, were celebrated last week at a California Chamber...

Coalition Seeks Feedback on Generalized System of Preferences Renewal

July 29 marked the one-year anniversary of the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) program going back into effect. The California Chamber of Commerce was...

CalChamber Joins Specialists in Export, Trade from Across Nation

The California Chamber of Commerce was well represented at recent gatherings of export and international trade specialists nationwide in Washington, D.C. CalChamber Vice President of...

2017 Trade Figures Show California Maintains Position as Top Exporting State

The U.S. Department of Commerce now has 2017 trade statistics available through the International Trade Administration’s (ITA) “Trade Stats Express.” In 2017, California exported $171.9...

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...

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...

Speakers Highlight Economic Vitality of Baja California Region

The cross-border connections that make the Baja California region a dynamic economic center were the focus of a recent California Chamber of Commerce international...

Major Free Trade Agreements Pending

As the new year begins, a number of international trade agreements are pending between the United States and major trading partners. Trade agreements can ensure...

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,...

U.S., South Korea Begin Negotiations on Modifying Free Trade Agreement

The Trump administration started negotiations last week on amendments and modifications to the U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement (KORUS FTA) with South Korea. Background At the direction...

Administration Outlines Indo-Pacific Vision

“The Indo-Pacific, which stretches from the United States west coast to the west coast of India, is a subject of great importance to American...

California, Chile Continue to Build Up Growing Trade/Investment Relationship

Aspects of the growing trade and investment relationship between Chile and the United States, as well as California, were discussion topics at the annual...

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...

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 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...

Trump Signs Long-Awaited U.S.-Mexico-Canada Pact

President Donald J. Trump signed the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) this week, calling it “a tremendous breakthrough.” The California Chamber of Commerce supports the USMCA based...