Friday, July 1, 2022

Innovation Drives Ireland-California Collaborations in Many Fields

Ireland’s relationship with the United States and especially California is driven by innovation, Consul General Marcella Smyth told a California Chamber of Commerce audience...

Canadian Consul General visits CalChamber

Post-pandemic return-to-work policies, energy resources, climate change and trade issues were among the topics of discussion when a team from the Canadian Consulate General...
International

Biden Worker-Centered Trade Policy Aims to Strengthen Labor Rights Worldwide

Workers and labor standards around the world are a central element of the Biden administration’s trade policy. The 2022 Trade Policy Agenda and 2021 Annual...

Report Notes Harm to U.S. Business, Workers from Counterfeiting, Piracy

Commercial-scale copyright piracy and trademark counterfeiting are harming businesses and workers, according to a report released recently by the Office of the U.S. Trade...

Stakeholders Say Real-Time Data Needed to Solve Supply Chain Inefficiencies

The need for timely accurate data to increase efficiency within the supply chain was a recurring theme in stakeholder comments during the February meetings...

Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine: Full Impact on Economy, Markets, State Uncertain

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine will have an impact on the world economy that is still not fully recovered from the pandemic. However, it is...

Trade Representative Releases Report on China’s WTO Compliance

Fifty years after President Richard Nixon made his historic visit to China, 20 years after China joined the World Trade Organization (WTO), and following...

California Keeps Top Trading State Status

Trade statistics released this month by the U.S. Department of Commerce show that California remained a top trading state in 2021. California exported $175.12 billion...

Californians Among Ambassador Nominees Moving Forward in U.S. Senate This Year

After a year in office, the Biden administration has finally received U.S. Senate confirmations for many of the persons it nominated over the past...

Stakeholders Look to Data Harmonization to Solve Global Supply Chain Issues

The need to standardize data to solve global supply chain issues has been a consistent theme at meetings to date of a maritime data...

Partnership Working to Improve Conditions, Promote Economy in Central America

Promoting economic opportunity in northern Central America to address the root causes of migration is the focus of the Partnership for Central America (PCA),...

Los Angeles to Host Summit of Americas

President Joe Biden has announced Los Angeles as the host city for the Ninth Summit of the Americas, scheduled for June 6–10, with a...
International

Startup Culture in Berlin Finds Inspiration in California Entrepreneurial Spirit

The following answers to questions posed by the California Chamber of Commerce are from Daniel Andrich, general manager of the American Chamber of Commerce...
International

German Consul General Highlights Opportunities for California Businesses

California and Germany have many ongoing cooperative efforts underway already and there are more opportunities to come, German Consul General Oliver Schramm told a...

CalChamber Urges Congress to Pass Tariff Relief Bill by End of Year

Congress must support U.S. jobs, competitiveness and growth by passing the Miscellaneous Tariff Bill (MTB) by the end of the year. That is the message...

World Trade Organization Postpones Ministerial Conference

New travel restrictions due to the omicron virus variant have forced yet another shift in the timetable for the World Trade Organization (WTO) ministerial...

Federal Recommendations Keep Focus on Modernizing U.S. Ports, Waterways

Last week, the Biden-Harris administration released a plan to help federal agencies gear up to implement the federal infrastructure bill quickly. The White House said...