Trade Update – February 13, 2024

CalChamber Council for International Trade

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2023 Trade Statistics are available through the
US Department of Commerce
International Trade Administration’s
Trade Stats Express.”In 2023, California exported $178.71 billion to 227 foreign economies.California’s top export markets are:
Mexico, Canada, China, Japan and South Korea.

CalChamber Companies in the News

Boeing to establish Middle East headquarters in Riyadh
Aviation Gulf News, February 13, 2024 

Trade Policy

White House
Statement from NSC Spokesperson Adrienne Watson Marking the Two-Year Anniversary of the Indo-Pacific Strategy
The White House, February 9, 2024

US Trade Representative

US Trade Representative Reveals Why Biden Kept Trump’s Tariffs on China
Newsweek, February 13, 2024

Two Years of Indo-Pacific Strategic Results: Strengthening Indo-Pacific Commerce for a Prosperous Future
U.S. Department of Commerce, February 9, 2024

World Trade Organization

DG Okonjo-Iweala underlines the need to deliver on trade and development at MC13
World Trade Organization, February 8, 2024 

Trade Subcommittee Hearing on Advancing America’s Interests at the World Trade Organization’s 13th Ministerial Meeting
House Committee on Ways and Means

Trade Subcommittee Chairman Smith Opening Statement – Hearing on Advancing American Interests at the WTO’s 13th Ministerial Meeting
Ways and Means Republicans, February 7, 2024

3 Business Priorities for the WTO’s 13th Ministerial Conference
US Chamber of Commerce, February 6, 2024 

Trade Agreements

Canadian trade minister urges remaining EU countries to ratify landmark free trade deal
CNBC YouTube, February 9, 2024

Toward a US-Swiss Trade Agreement
Competitive Enterprise Institute, February 7, 2024


California’s Biggest Ports Are Deploying Air Pollution Capture for Ships
American Journal of Transportation, February 9, 2024

California Senate Leader Mike McGuire Picks His Team
CalMatters, February 9, 2024

State Trade Expansion Program

Apply Today for our Export Voucher Program

GO-Biz is excited to announce that the second round of applications for the Export Voucher program under the California STEP Grant is officially open and will close on February 29, 2024.

We invite California small businesses to submit their applications for export promotion activities before the application deadline. Companies are invited to submit applications for export voucher-eligible activities that are set to take place through March 31, 2024.

For more information, please visit the STEP website or email

More International Articles

Japan earmarks ¥45 billion to fire up chip research at home
The Japan Times, February 10, 2024

Mexico Is America’s Answer to China’s Belt and Road
Foreign Policy, February 9, 2024 

The £3.4bn bridge between two countries in Europe that costs a whopping £52 to cross
Express, February 10, 2024 

Why Americans Are So Down on a Strong Economy
Wall Street Journal, February 7, 2024 

Former Chilean President Sebastian Pinera killed in helicopter crash
CNN, February 7, 2024

Former Irish PM John Bruton dies after long illness
BBC, February 6, 2024

CalChamber Hosts John Bruton, European Union Ambassador
CalChamber, June 29, 2007

PRC in International Organizations
US China Economic and Security Review Commission, February 2, 2024




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