International

Longtime Commercial Relations Promote Opportunities to Form Reliable Partnerships

The following answers to questions posed by the California Chamber of Commerce are from Toru Maeda, consul general, Consulate General of Japan in San...

To ‘V’ or Not to ‘V,’ That is the Question…

The COVID-19 induced recession of 2020 began with the ferocity of an unexpected tsunami smashing onto the shore—one month the economy was fine, the...

California’s Export Trade Resurgent in Latest Numbers

Below are excerpts from Beacon Economics’ monthly California Trade Report, which analyzes data released by the U.S. Census Bureau’s Foreign Trade Division and pinpoints...

CalChamber Joins Canadians in North American Rebound Campaign

Promoting a collaborative manufacturing response to COVID-19 in North America is the goal of a program started by the Canadian American Business Council (CABC)...

Shared Interest in High Tech, Ag Products Elements in Close Economic Collaboration

The following answers to questions posed by the California Chamber of Commerce are from Ming-Chi Scott Lai, director general, Taipei Economic and Cultural Office,...

State Exports Fall Amid Tariffs, Sluggish Foreign Demand

Below are excerpts from Beacon Economics’ monthly California Trade Report, which analyzes data released by the U.S. Census Bureau’s Foreign Trade Division and pinpoints...

Friendship with California More Important than Ever in Global Pandemic Fallout

The following answers to questions posed by the California Chamber of Commerce are from Rana Sarkar, consul general of Canada, Northern California. Free Trade Agreement What...

Ambassador Recaps Trade Pact Highlights, COVID-19 Impact, State Relationship

The following responses to questions posed by the California Chamber of Commerce are from Ambassador Liliana Ferrer Silva, consul general of Mexico in Sacramento.

Landmark U.S.-Mexico Canada-Agreement Brings Modernized Rules to Trade on July 1

Long-awaited recognition of the impact of technology on trade in North America will come into force on July 1 when the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement...

Africa Gearing Up to Finalize Trade Bloc While U.S. Eyes Agreement with Kenya

Trade and investment opportunities in Africa are in the spotlight this summer as the African nations prepare for final implementation of their free trade...

U.S.-United Kingdom Trade Discussions Feature First-Ever Virtual Negotiations

This spring marks 75 years since the end of battles in Europe in World War II. Since 1945, transatlantic cooperation has been all important...

World Trade Organization at a Crossroads

During the May 2020 recognition of World Trade Month, and in the current worldwide political climate where trade policy has risen to a tier...

More Important Than Ever: Maintaining and Improving Free Trade, Investment

The world has quickly changed over the last few months and during these strange and uncertain times, the importance of international trade has been...

Varied Responses to Coronavirus Pandemic Affect Trade Between U.S., Canada, Mexico

Trade among the United States, Canada and Mexico is being affected in ways as varied as the responses to the COVID-19 pandemic in the...

West Coast Organizations Promote Trade to Fuel Economic Recovery

The California Chamber of Commerce, the Pacific Northwest International Trade Association and the Washington Council on International Trade shared their support and principles for...

World Trade Organization Annual Report: Trade Numbers Fall

From the April 8 release of the annual World Trade Organization (WTO) report from Geneva, the key message is: "This crisis is first and...

U.S. Takes Next Step in Pursuit of Free Trade Agreement with Kenya

President Trump has announced his intent to negotiate a trade agreement with the Republic of Kenya. On March 17, 2020, following the procedures laid...

Speakers Highlight Economic Vitality of Baja California Region

The cross-border connections that make the Baja California region a dynamic economic center were the focus of a recent California Chamber of Commerce international...

Canadian Consul General Visits CalChamber; Discusses Privacy, Trade, Workforce Development

Representatives of the Canadian Consulate General from San Francisco and Los Angeles visited the California Chamber of Commerce yesterday in celebration of Canada Day...

Mexico Chief Negotiator Provides Insight on USMCA at CalChamber Lunch

The U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) is a “wide, forward-looking agreement” that brought some of the best minds to the negotiating table, Dr. Jesús Seade Kuri,...