International

APEC

San Francisco Announced as Host City for Asia-Pacific Leaders Meeting in Fall 2023

On Friday, November 18 at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Annual Leaders Meeting in Bangkok, Thailand, U. S. Vice President Kamala Harris announced that...

CalChamber Applauds News of San Francisco Selected as Host City for Asia-Pacific Leaders Meeting...

On Friday, November 18, at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Annual Leaders Meeting in Bangkok, Thailand, U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris announced that during...
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CalChamber Urges Congress to Reauthorize Trade Program, Refund Billions in Tariffs

The California Chamber of Commerce is urging the California congressional delegation to reauthorize a U.S. trade program that has saved companies billions of dollars...
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Sunak Becomes Prime Minister of the UK Amid Challenging Times

Rishi Sunak is officially the new Prime Minister of the United Kingdom today, prevailing in a fast-tracked Conservative Party leadership race after Liz Truss...
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WTO Sees Trade Momentum Slowing Due to Multiple Shocks on Global Economy

World trade will lose momentum in the second half of this year and remain subdued in 2023, according to the updated outlook released by...
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British Expert: Long Ties, Friendship a Solid Base for State-UK Trade Relations

Long ties of trade and friendship between California and the United Kingdom are a solid foundation for continuing relations in this time of flux,...
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Shared Values Form Core of Australia-California Partnerships on Climate, New Technology

Multiple connections enhance continuing strong economic relations between Australia, the United States and California, Ambassador Jane Duke, Consul General of Australia in Los Angeles,...
FDI

Foreign Direct Investment in California, U.S. Rebounding After Dropping During Pandemic

International economies continued to be beset by the detrimental effects of the COVID-19 pandemic last year, reducing the amount of foreign direct investment in...

California Needs a Digital Trade Deal

It’s no secret that technology is the backbone of California’s economy. In fact, despite the roadblocks posed by the pandemic, the tech sector helped...
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Biden Administration Launches U.S.-Kenya Strategic Trade and Investment Partnership

On July 14, the Biden administration announced the launch of the United States-Kenya Strategic Trade and Investment Partnership (STIP). U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai...

Japan a Steadfast Ally of California, U.S. Over the Years

Japan and California share a long history, dating back to 1860 when the first Japanese diplomatic mission arrived in the San Francisco Bay. Today,...

CalChamber Statement on Tragic Death of Former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

California Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Jennifer Barrera today issued the following statement on the tragic death of former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe: “On...
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U.S., Taiwan Strengthen Ties at Inaugural Trade Meeting in Washington

This week, representatives of the United States and Taiwan met for the first time on the newly agreed upon trade framework meant to strengthen...
WTO

World Trade Organization Pledges to Tackle Reform, Extends Digital Trade No-Tax Pact

The World Trade Organization (WTO) held its 12th Ministerial Conference last week in Geneva after thrice postponing the gathering due to the COVID-19 pandemic. By...
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CalChamber, Japan Business Leaders Discuss Ways to Collaborate

The 21st annual meeting between the California Chamber of Commerce and Japan business leaders was held in person once again following the COVID-19 pandemic....
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Western Hemisphere Leaders Gather in Los Angeles for Summit of the Americas

Leaders from the Western Hemisphere, with a few notable absences, gathered in Los Angeles last week for the Ninth Summit of the Americas. The June...

Virtual Summit Reviews Initial Findings of Maritime Data Initiative Meetings

Initial findings from five months of weekly virtual meetings with maritime and intermodal stakeholders were presented on June 1 at a virtual summit of...
District Export Council

2022 National Export Council Meeting Report

The California Chamber of Commerce recently joined nearly 150 trade specialists from across the nation for sessions focused on trade issues at the National...

World Trade Month: International Trade Critical to Weather Economic Downturns

After a year of global economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic that has been hindered by a supply chain crisis, the war in Ukraine...

World Trade Month: International Trade Critical to Weather Economic Downturns

After a year of global economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic that has been hindered by a supply chain crisis, the war in Ukraine...