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. 2016 International Trade Overview
    3. www.calchamber.com/international
    4. 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. Denmark
      15. El Salvador
      16. Ethiopia
      17. European Union
      18. Fiji
      19. Finland
      20. France
      21. Germany
      22. Greece
      23. Guatemala
      24. Honduras
      25. Hong Kong
      26. Hungary
      27. India
      28. Indonesia
      29. Ireland
      30. Israel
      31. Italy
      32. Japan
      33. Jordan
      34. Luxembourg
      35. Malaysia
      36. Mexico
      37. Mongolia
      38. Morocco
      39. Netherlands
      40. New Zealand
      41. Nicaragua
      42. Norway
      43. Panama
      44. Peru
      45. Poland
      46. Portugal
      47. Russia
      48. Rwanda
      49. Saudi Arabia
      50. Singapore
      51. South Africa
      52. South Korea
      53. Spain
      54. Sweden
      55. Switzerland
      56. Taiwan
      57. Thailand
      58. Turkey
      59. Ukraine
      60. United Arab Emirates (UAE)
      61. United Kingdom
      62. Vietnam
    5. Council for International Trade Update (CITU)
    6. Partial Listing of International Forums
    7. California Coalition for Free Trade
      1. Membership Form
      2. Current Coalition Members
  3. 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. Contacting Your Legislators: Protocol
    6. How to Write a Lobbying Letter
    7. Guide to Reading a Bill
    8. California Initiative ProcessCA Secretary of State’s Office
    9. Tips on Talking with the Media
    10. CalChamber’s Political Action Committees
    11. Secretary of State’s Political Reform Division
    12. California State Government Programs
      1. Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz)
      2. California Department of Labor
        1. California Business Investment Services
      3. California Energy Commission
        1. Global Energy Connection
      4. California Environmental Protection Agency
      5. California Department of Food and Agriculture
      6. California State Senate Office of International Relations
      7. California Community College Network – Centers for International Trade Development
    13. California State Legislature’s Office Glossary of Legislative Terms
  4. About California
    1. California: Quick Facts
    2. CalChamber: Economic Advisory Report
    3. California: Road Trips Magazine
    4. California Vacation Guide
  5. About U.S. Government
    1. U.S. Government “Ben’s Guide”
      1. United States of America: Quick Facts
      2. 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
      3. National Vs. State Governments
        1. Exclusive Powers
        2. Powers Denied
      4. Election of the President and Vice President
        1. General Election
        2. Election of Representatives
        3. Election of Senators
      5. Judicial Branch
        1. Supreme Court
      6. Citizenship
      7. 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