Trade Update – May 14, 2024

CalChamber Council for International Trade

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World Trade Month Underscores Link Between Economic Growth, Global Trade
CalChamber, May 3, 2024

Celebrating World Trade Month and Advancing the Biden-Harris Administration’s Trade Agenda
U.S. Department of State, May 9, 2024

U.S. Department of Commerce Celebrates World Trade Month 2024
U.S. Department of Commerce, May 1, 2024 

2024 International Trade Forum: Speakers Highlight US-Taiwan Ties, Federal Trade Initiatives, US Economy
CalChamber, May 14, 2024

Speakers at CalChamber International Forum, May 8, 2024
From left: James Golsen, U.S. Foreign and Commercial Service; Susanne Stirling, CalChamber; Sima Patel, Chair, CalChamber Council for International Trade and CEO, Ridgemont Hospitality; Laura Rosenberger, American Institute in Taiwan; and Christopher F. Thornberg, Beacon Economics.
2024 CalChamber & Host Breakfast

Governor Gavin Newsom sits down with CalChamber President and CEO Jennifer Barrera for a fireside chat at the 98th annual Sacramento Host Breakfast on May 9, 2024. Photo by Bryan Patrick.

After opening remarks by Kevin Ramos, Host Committee Chair and Chief Investment Officer of Buzz Oates, the Governor was introduced by Janet Liang, CalChamber Chair and Executive Vice President, Group President & COO Care Delivery, Kaiser Permanente. Liang took the stage and spoke about the role hospitals serve as economic engines for the communities that surround them.

Governor Newsom at Sacramento Host Breakfast: Outlines California’s Priorities, Urges More Housing Construction
CalChamber, May 10, 2024

Analysis: May Budget Revision Released
CalChamber, May 13, 2024

 California Consular Corps & International Partners Reception

Governor Gavin Newsom speaks at the CalChamber-hosted reception for the California Consular Corps and Foreign Economic Partners on May 8, 2024. Looking on are GO-Biz Director Dee Dee Myers (left) and CalChamber President and CEO Jennifer Barrera. Photo by BryanPatrickPhoto.com,

The California Chamber of Commerce hosted an evening reception that featured Governor Gavin Newsom, GO-Biz director Dee Dee Myers, and CalChamber President and CEO Jennifer Berrera on May 8th, 2024. This reception provided members of the California Consular Corps and International Trade Partners, representing around 50 countries, the opportunity to meet with the Governor and other officials.

Attendees at 2024 CalChamber reception for California Consular Corps and Foreign Economic Partners
Attendees at the CalChamber-hosted reception for the California Consular Corps and Foreign Economic Partners. Photo by BryanPatrickPhoto.com.
Japanese Consul General Yo Osumi greets Governor Newsom.
Japanese Consul General Yo Osumi greets Governor Newsom. Looking on is Mathias Hausherr, chair, Swiss-American Chamber of Commerce. Photo by BryanPatrickPhoto.com.
Kai Westerwell, chair of German Business Association, with Governor Newsom.
Kai Westerwell, chair of German Business Association, with Governor Newsom. Photo by BryanPatrickPhoto.com.

Romania Consul General Lucia Sava and Governor Newsom.
Romania Consul General Lucia Sava and Governor Newsom. Photo by BryanPatrickPhoto.com.
District Export Council Meetings

DEC-Meeting-Group-2024
Members of the five California District Export Councils (DEC) and U.S. Department of Commerce officials met, hosted by the California Chamber of Commerce in Sacramento on May 8, 2024, to hear from Jim Golsen, Deputy Director of the U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service of the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding export promotion. Further, Emily Desai, Deputy Director of the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development Go-Biz and Evan Reade, International Affairs Advisor to Lt. Governor Eleni Kounalakis reported on international activities by state leaders. Following, the group attended other international-trade related events.

2024 District Export Council Meeting
May 2024, Sacramento, CA

Representatives from the five California District Export Councils also signed a letter to California’s congressional delegation in support of consideration of a bill reauthorizing the Generalized System of Preferences this spring. The Generalized System of Preferences provides special tariff preferences for imports from the less developed countries into the advanced industrialized countries.
CalChamber, May 2024

Remarks by Deputy Secretary of Commerce Don Graves at the National Association of District Export Councils’ Annual Export Conference
U.S. Department of Commerce, May 13, 2024

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