Susanne T. Stirling

Susanne T. Stirling
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Susanne T. Stirling, vice president, international affairs, has headed the CalChamber international activities for nearly four decades. She serves on the National Export Council (appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Commerce), the California International Relations Foundation, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce International Committee, and the Chile-California Council. Originally from Denmark, she studied at the University of Copenhagen and holds a B.A. in international relations from the University of the Pacific, where she now serves as a regent. She earned an M.A. from the School of International Relations at the University of Southern California. See full bio.

CalChamber Luncheon Highlights Challenges, Opportunities of Mexico-California Relationship

An international luncheon forum at the California Chamber of Commerce provided historical context and insights into the U.S. and California relationship with Mexico. The Automobile...
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CalChamber Urges U.S. Senators to Unleash Full Potential of Export-Import Bank

The California Chamber of Commerce is urging members to ask California’s two U.S. senators to support restoring a quorum to the Export-Import Bank. On Thursday,...

CalChamber Luncheon Focuses on Understanding Brexit

Brexit is the latest phenomenon in the western world presently characterized by shock and schism, a leading scholar explained yesterday at the California Chamber...

Multitude of Irish-U.S./California Trade, Investment Ties in Spotlight

The strong trade and investment links between Ireland and the United States, as well as California, were celebrated last week at a California Chamber...

California Still a Top Exporting State

The U.S. Department of Commerce now has 2018 trade statistics available through the International Trade Administration’s (ITA) “Trade Stats Express.” In 2018, California exported $178.4...

U.S. Trade Representative Releases Agenda for Free, Fair, Reciprocal Trade

The Office of the United States Trade Representative has released the 2019 Trade Policy Agenda and 2018 Annual Report of the President of the...

Study: EU Single Largest Foreign Investor in U.S.

The European Union, currently a 28-nation bloc, is the single largest foreign investor in the United States, with $2.37 trillion in foreign direct investment,...

CalChamber Joins in Launching USMCA Coalition

The California Chamber of Commerce has joined more than 200 companies and associations in launching the USMCA Coalition, which will advocate congressional approval of...

NAFTA 2.0 Creates Freer, Fairer Economic Growth

The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) underscores a renewed understating among the USMCA parties on the importance of our mutual trading relationships, everyone agreed yesterday...

Trade Report: Tariff Wars, Lower Commodity Prices Reduce California’s Export Trade

For the first time in more than a year, California’s merchandise export trade fell in November, according to Beacon Economics’ analysis of U.S. trade...

New Members Needed for Trade Advisory Committees

The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) is accepting nominations for new members to serve on its agricultural trade advisory committees. Nominations...

U.S. Holds Public Hearing on Negotiating Objectives for U.S.-U.K. Trade Agreement

To develop U.S. negotiating positions, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) held a public hearing yesterday regarding a proposed United States-United Kingdom...

Netherlands Looks Ahead to Post-Brexit World

The Netherlands looks ahead to changing trade relations in Europe as the United Kingdom is leaving the European Union, the Dutch Consul General explained...

U.S., Mexico, Canada Sign New Trade Agreement

On November 30, President Donald J. Trump, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau signed the new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement...

Trade Report: State Exports Slow as Tariffs Begin to Bite

California’s merchandise export trade slowed significantly in September, according to a Beacon Economics analysis of recently released U.S. trade statistics from the U.S. Census...

United States, Chile and Argentina Meet to Discuss Free Trade

Officials from the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) have held separate meetings this month with counterparts from both Chile and Argentina. Officials from...

CalChamber Hosts U.S. Department of Commerce Official

The California Chamber of Commerce yesterday hosted a small meeting of business representatives, federal trade officials and state legislative liaisons to discuss the current...

CalChamber Member Receives Federal Export Award

California Chamber of Commerce Board member Margaret Wong, president and CEO of McWong International, has received the minority export firm of the year award...

Administration Announces Intent to Open Trade Talks with EU, UK, Japan

This week, the U.S. Trade Representative notified Congress of the Trump administration’s intent to enter into trade negotiations with three markets: the European Union,...

California Receives Federal Grant for Global Trade Expansion Program

California has received a $650,000 grant from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) to help California small businesses boost trade and exports abroad. The...