Sunday, December 16, 2018

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...

China to Focus on Imports with International Expo in November

In May 2017, Chinese President Xi Jinping announced that China will hold a China International Import Expo (CIIE) November 5–10, 2018 at the National...

U.S., South Korea Begin Negotiations on Modifying Free Trade Agreement

The Trump administration started negotiations last week on amendments and modifications to the U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement (KORUS FTA) with South Korea. Background At the direction...

Consul General: United Kingdom Aims to Be Champion of Global Free Trade

Leaving the European Union is not about the United Kingdom cutting itself off from the rest of the world, British Consul General Andrew Whittaker...

NAFTA Update: Ministers Eye January Meeting in Canada; December Talks Set for D.C.

Chief negotiators in talks to modernize the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) reaffirmed their commitment to moving forward at the end of the...

CalChamber Blog Highlights Synergies with California on Israel Trip

At the invitation of the U.S. Chamber, California Chamber of Commerce Vice President of International Affairs Susanne T. Stirling joined a small group of...

Fourth Round of NAFTA Talks Concludes; CalChamber Urges Letters to U.S. Senators

The fourth round of talks to renegotiate and modernize the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) concluded in Arlington, Virginia on Tuesday, October 17. The...

CalChamber Urges Members to Support Modernizing NAFTA

The California Chamber of Commerce is urging members to join the coalition of more than 300 state and local chambers from across the United...

CalChamber Blog on Canada Border Tour Shares Insights on Security, Trade Logistics

California Chamber of Commerce Vice President of International Affairs Susanne T. Stirling recently joined private and public sector leaders from around the United States,...

CalChamber Goes to D.C. Trade Gathering

The California Chamber of Commerce recently joined nearly 125 trade specialists from across the nation for sessions focused on trade issues at the National...

NAFTA Central to Future U.S. Outlook, Global Competitiveness, National Security

The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is at the center of the nation’s future economic competitiveness and national security, an international strategist told...

CalChamber Partner in Governor’s Lunch for Mexico Secretary of Foreign Affairs

On Monday, September 11, Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. in partnership with the California Chamber of Commerce, held a luncheon for Mexico Secretary of...

CalChamber Reaffirms Support for U.S.-South Korea Free Trade Agreement

The California Chamber of Commerce reaffirmed support for the U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement (KORUS) in a letter sent September 5 to members of the Trump...

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...

CalChamber Urges Quick Renegotiation of Trade Agreements to Help Economy

The California Chamber of Commerce has urged the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) to be committed to a quick and efficient renegotiation...

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...