Consular Corps Information Packet

Welcome to California!

Over the past several years, the California Chamber of Commerce International Affairs Department has answered many questions, particularly for Consular Corp members newly posted in our state, about how the U.S. and California governments work, and what the CalChamber has to offer our international guests.

counsularcorpsAs a direct result of these inquiries, we have compiled this information into one handy information packet. In it you will find detailed information regarding the California Chamber of Commerce, our international activities, specific operations within the California government directed at international guests, and a guide to understanding the U.S. Government. We hope you will find this information useful as you transition into your new position.

If you have questions or comments, please e-mail international@calchamber.com .

All best wishes in your international endeavors.counsularcorpscover

  1. About the CalChamber
    1. Helping California Do Business (About Us)
    2. CalChamber in the News
    3. CalChamber Facts
    4. CalChamber Staff
      1. Allan Zaremberg (bio), President & CEO
      2. Executive Team
    5. Board of Directors
    6. Policy
    7. CalChamber Committees
    8. Sponsorship/Partnership Opportunities for Businesses
    9. Advocacy
      1. Return on Investment
      2. 2016 Major Victories
      3. Job Killers
      4. Job Creators
    10. Products and Services for Businesses
      1. CalChamber Store
      2. Human Resources / HRCalifornia
    11. Communications
      1. News Releases
      2. Daily Headlines
      3. Inside the Capitol
      4. Alertweekly newsletter
  2. About the CalChamber’s International Activities
    1. International Affairs
      1. Susanne Stirling (bio), Vice President, International Affairs
    2. 2017 International Trade Overview
    3. CalChamber Trade Portals
      1. Argentina
      2. Australia
      3. Austria
      4. Bahrain
      5. Belgium
      6. Brazil
      7. Brunei Darussalam
      8. Canada
      9. Chile
      10. China
      11. Colombia
      12. Costa Rica
      13. Croatia
      14. Czech Republic
      15. Denmark
      16. El Salvador
      17. Ethiopia
      18. European Union
      19. Fiji
      20. Finland
      21. France
      22. Germany
      23. Greece
      24. Guatemala
      25. Honduras
      26. Hong Kong
      27. Hungary
      28. India
      29. Indonesia
      30. Ireland
      31. Israel
      32. Italy
      33. Japan
      34. Jordan
      35. Luxembourg
      36. Malaysia
      37. Mexico
      38. Mongolia
      39. Morocco
      40. Netherlands
      41. New Zealand
      42. Nicaragua
      43. Norway
      44. Panama
      45. Peru
      46. Poland
      47. Portugal
      48. Russia
      49. Rwanda
      50. Saudi Arabia
      51. Singapore
      52. South Africa
      53. South Korea
      54. Spain
      55. Sweden
      56. Switzerland
      57. Taiwan
      58. Thailand
      59. Turkey
      60. Ukraine
      61. United Arab Emirates (UAE)
      62. United Kingdom
      63. Vietnam
    4. Council for International Trade Update (CITU)
    5. Partial Listing of International Forums
    6. California Coalition for Free Trade
      1. Membership Form
      2. Current Coalition Members
  3. About California
    1. California: Quick Facts
    2. CalChamber: Economic Advisory Report
  4. About our California Government
    1. Constitutional Officers & Legislature Pictoral Roster
    2. Executive Branch Organizational Chart
    3. Websites
      1. Governor Jerry Brown
      2. California State Senate
      3. California State Assembly
    4. US and State District Maps
      1. Assembly
      2. Senate
      3. Congressional
    5. Primary Elections in California
    6. Contacting Your Legislators: Protocol
    7. How to Write a Lobbying Letter
    8. Guide to Reading a Bill
    9. California Initiative ProcessCA Secretary of State’s Office
    10. Tips on Talking with the Media
    11. CalChamber’s Political Action Committees
    12. Secretary of State’s Political Reform Division
    13. Secretary of State’s bizfile
    14. California State Government Programs
      1. Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz)
      2. California Energy Commission
      3. California State Senate Office of International Relations
      4. California Department of Food and Agriculture
      5. California State Trade Expansion Program (STEP)
      6. California Community College Network – Centers for International Trade Development
    15. California State Legislature’s Office Glossary of Legislative Terms
  5. About U.S. Government
    1. United States of America: Quick Facts
      1. Branches of Government
        1. The Executive Branch
          1. The President’s Cabinet
        2. The Legislative Branch
          1. U.S. Congress
            1. U.S. Senate
            2. U.S. House
          2. How Laws are Made
      2. National Vs. State Governments
      3. Election of the President and Vice President
        1. Election of Representatives
        2. Election of Senators
      4. Judicial Branch & The Supreme Court
      5. Citizenship
      6. U.S. Government Glossary
    2. U.S. Government Information and Website Links
      1. California Congressional Delegation Pictoral Roster
        1. California Congressional Delegation Committee Assignments
      2. The White House
        1. U.S. Department of State
        2. U.S. Department of Commerce
        3. U.S. Trade Representative
      3. U.S. Senate
      4. U.S. House of Representatives
      5. Thomas : U.S. Library of Congress
      6. U.S. Supreme Court