Wednesday, December 12, 2018

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...

CalChamber Urges Congress to Act on North American Free Trade Agreement

The California Chamber of Commerce is urging Congress to approve a renegotiated North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) quickly in the face of multiple...

State Economy Draws Strength from Trade

As the Trump administration and the 115th Congress now are into their second year, the California Chamber of Commerce continues to communicate its international...

California-Mexico Partnership Luncheon Features Innovations in Energy, Education

Energy projects that are helping foster innovations in California and Mexico were highlighted this week at an international luncheon forum co-hosted by the California...

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...

U.S.-China Trade Spat Continues

This week, President Donald J. Trump followed through on his stated intention last month, proposing tariffs on $50 billion worth of imports of Chinese-made...

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...

U.S., South Korea Reach Agreement on Amendments to Free Trade Agreement

The United States and South Korea last week announced reaching an agreement in principle on the general terms of amendments and modifications to the...

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...

Urge President Trump Not to Finalize Stand-Alone Steel/Aluminum Tariff

The California Chamber of Commerce has deep concerns over the impact that a stand-alone tariff on steel and aluminum could have on international trade...

Former Mexico President Policy Adviser Foresees Close Race in This Year’s Election

The campaign to be the next President of Mexico could be a close one, the director of the Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies at the...

7th Round of NAFTA Negotiations Closes

The seventh round of negotiations have concluded in Mexico City, Mexico, and the negotiators report closing three additional chapters of the North America Free...

CalChamber, Ontario (Canada) Chamber Join to Support NAFTA

The California Chamber of Commerce and the Ontario (Canada) Chamber of Commerce (OCC) released a joint statement this week encouraging California state leaders—in particular...

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.

U.S. House OKs Retroactive Renewal of Cost-Saving Trade Preference Program

This week, the U.S. House of Representatives approved bipartisan legislation providing a three-year retroactive renewal of the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) program. The 400-2...

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...