Friday, May 20, 2022

International

Selection of Director General Offers Chance for New Start at World Trade Organization

A change in leadership at the World Trade Organization (WTO) this summer may provide an opportunity for a new beginning at the only global...

Global Groups Express Cautious Optimism for Post-Pandemic Worldwide Recovery

Economic reports recently released by two key global organizations present cautiously optimistic signs for worldwide recovery. World Trade Organization The World Trade Organization (WTO) reported on...

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...

$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...

Importance of Tourism, Trade, Other Issues Take Center Stage at International Forum

California’s top issues, including tourism’s impact on the state, and federal initiatives to facilitate Indo-Pacific trade, took center stage at the California Chamber of...

Shared Values Underpin Enduring Mateship Producing Jobs, Prosperity for Both Partners

The following answers to questions posed by the California Chamber of Commerce are from Ambassador Jane Duke, consul general at the Australian Consulate General...

Key Tool to Speed Approval of Trade Pacts Expired July 1

Congressional authorization for the President and/or U.S. Trade Representative to enter into trade negotiations to lower U.S. export barriers expired on July 1. The trade...

Tension Mixed with Optimism as Business Awaits Upcoming Port Worker Negotiations

Major port congestion and the global supply chain have made headlines frequently over the past two years. With labor talks set to begin May...

CalChamber-Supported Korean Trade Agreement Moves Forward

Last week, the U.S. Trade Representative announced that the U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement has been modified to “improve implementation of the trade pact.” Agreement Amendments The...

Canada OK of U.S.-Mexico-Canada Pact Could Lead to June Implementation Date

The Canadian Parliament approved the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) last week, potentially kicking off a 90-day period before the pact takes effect. Shortly after the Canadian...

California-UK After Brexit: Prospects for Partnership

California-United Kingdom relations following the latter’s exit from the European Union will be the focus of an international virtual event hosted by the California...

World Expo Kicks Off in Dubai, Continues through March 2022

After a year’s delay due to the pandemic, Expo 2020 Dubai kicked off on October 1, 2021. The expo will continue through March 31,...

‘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 Joins in Launching Coalition Supporting U.S.-Mexico-Canada Pact

The California Chamber of Commerce has joined more than 200 companies and associations in launching the USMCA Coalition, which will advocate congressional approval of...

Ambassador Recaps Trade Pact Highlights, COVID-19 Impact, State Relationship

The following responses to questions posed by the California Chamber of Commerce are from Ambassador Liliana Ferrer Silva, consul general of Mexico in Sacramento. Free...

Rebate Program Aims to Help Businesses Explore Global Markets

Companies that do business internationally or seeking to start may want to consider saving time and money by signing up for the ATA Carnet,...

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...