Sunday, December 16, 2018

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...

Visit with Tatarstan Representatives Promotes Trade and Investment

On Wednesday, August 15, the California Chamber of Commerce met with representatives from the Tatarstan Investment Development Agency of the Republic of Tatarstan in...

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...

Forum Highlights Trans-Pacific Partnership as Vehicle for Economic Integration

The importance of Trans-Pacific trade relations was the subject of a recent international forum at the California Chamber of Commerce. More than 200 forum attendees...

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...

Federal Trade Program Back in Force; Tariff Cut Will Save Businesses Millions

The $1.3 trillion omnibus spending bill signed by the President on March 23, averting a government shutdown, includes language renewing a federal trade program...

Netherlands Looks Ahead to Post-Brexit World

The Netherlands looks ahead to changing trade relations in Europe as the United Kingdom is leaving the European Union, the Dutch Consul General explained...

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....

U.S, New Zealand Conclude Talks for Trade/Investment Framework Agreement

The United States and New Zealand concluded two days of meetings on July 20 under the Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA), noting the...

CalChamber Outlines Trade Priorities for California Congressional Delegation

As the new Congress convened this week, the California Chamber of Commerce shared its international trade priorities for the 114th Congress with members of...

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 Urges Quick Passage of Bipartisan U.S. Bill Promoting Trade

Federal legislation renewing the authority for the President and/or U.S. Trade Representative to negotiate trade agreements has been introduced. The California Chamber of Commerce...

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...

CalChamber Attends Annual National Export Council Forum

Susanne T. Stirling, California Chamber of Commerce vice president of international affairs, joined colleagues from across the country at the recent meeting of the...

U.S. House Votes to Reauthorize Export-Import Bank

The U.S House of Representatives this week took the second step of a complicated process to reauthorize the Export-Import (Ex-Im) Bank. The 313-118 vote on...

Annual Luncheon Gathering Underscores Longstanding Trade/Investment Partnership

An annual meeting between the California Chamber of Commerce and Japan business leaders highlighted California’s continuing interdependence with one of its largest trade and...

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...