Friday, July 30, 2021

International

‘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...

CalChamber Members Work Together to Build Next Generation Container Ships

General Dynamics NASSCO and Matson Navigation Company, Inc., both members of the California Chamber of Commerce, announced in late August they had signed a...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Much at Stake in California in Wake of British Vote to Leave European Union

A week after residents of the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union (EU), the long-term ramifications of that decision continue to be...

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...

Japan-California Trade/Investment Ties: Annual Meeting Keeps Connections Strong

The numerous areas that affect trade and investment between California and Japan, one of the state’s largest export partners, were the subject of a...

Three CalChamber Members Appointed to Federal Travel Advisory Board

Three California Chamber of Commerce members have been appointed to the federal Travel and Tourism Advisory Board (TTAB) by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny...

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...

Trade Expands Economy, Opportunities

As trade is being widely discussed on the national political scene, making sure U.S. businesses—from light manufacturers to service providers—benefit from higher growth, employment...

CalChamber Luncheon Highlights Mexico’s Energy Reform, Investment Opportunities

Mexico’s energy reform and investment opportunities were the topic of discussion this week at a California Chamber of Commerce International Luncheon Forum. Nearly 100 guests...

CalChamber International Luncheon Highlights U.S./California-Irish Trade

Economic and trade ties are an important facet of overall U.S./California-Irish relations, explained the Honorable Alan Kelly T.D., Irish minister for the environment, community...

Doing Business in Latin America: Ambassador Explains Challenges

Observations on conditions affecting companies doing business in Latin America were presented at a recent California Chamber of Commerce breakfast gathering by Ambassador Jamal...

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...

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...