Trade Update

Trade Update Newsletter

InternationalTrade_newslettThe Council for International Trade Update (CITU,) an e-newsletter from the CalChamber Council for International Trade, is an easy-to-scan digest of the latest news and information about trade policy.

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The Council for International Trade Update expands California’s voice on trade. The Trade Update e-newsletter is sent to members of the CalChamber Council for International Trade; CalChamber members with international interests; the consular corps; California congressional delegation; selected U.S. and California government officials; representatives of business and trade associations; and local, bi-national and American chambers of commerce abroad.

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“It’s a wonderful publication that provides a great source of information and updates in the global universe of international trade and related fields. I always look forward to each edition. Many thanks to you and your team for putting together such an important and useful compilation of current news and developments.”

Brian Peck
Executive Director, Center for Transnational Law and Business
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Law, University of Southern California

I enjoy reading your Trade Update…just reading the headlines is a help in keeping me aware of global activities in this area. You do a great job of getting important items listed.

Dr. Lovell “Tu” Jarvis
Professor, UC Davis
Former Chair, Chile-California Council

“The Chamber’s Council for International Trade Update is still one of the most thorough international news summaries I’ve seen. The compilation of the different feeds is extraordinary.”

Paul V. Oliva
Commercial Officer
U.S. Commercial Service, Department of Commerce

“I always enjoy reviewing your online newsletter, even when traveling. It offers me a better scope of observation of the world, and more angles on what is happening on trade policy, world trade, and California government.”

William Cheng
Vice President
Westlake International Group

“Thank you for always sending this most informative newsletter.”

Isao Steve Matsuura
Chairman of the Board (Ret.)
Japan Society of Northern California

“Nice to receive one email with all the relevant links to trade issues 0f the date. A valuable service.”

Mitch Larsen
Executive Director, Office of Europe & Eurasia
U.S. Commercial Service, U.S. Department of Commerce

“A handy snapshot of what is happening around the world in any given week.”

Robin Gentz
Director, Government Affairs-North America
The Clorox Company

“The e-newsletter is a convenient way to catch upon trade issues.”

Susan Corrales-Diaz
President and CEO
Systems Integrated

“Scanning the headlines gives me a good sense of what is happening in many global markets.”

Mark Jansen
President and CEO
Blue Diamond Growers

“Your newsletter is always very well done: loaded with good info, links and resources.”

Tim Bennett
Director General/CEO (Ret.)
Trans-Atlantic Business Council


Recent Trade Updates

Trade Update – May 28, 2024

Legislature Approves Sen. Dodd’s Ukraine Sister-State Measure, The Nairobi-Washington Vision, Celebrating World Trade Week – and U.S. Agriculture’s Trade Successes, Mexico faces triple threats of drought, water shortages and deadly heat wave

Trade Update – May 21, 2024

Tourism Spending in California Reaches Record High, National Travel and Tourism Week, Trade Representative Katherine Tai to Take Further Action on China Tariffs After Releasing Statutory Four-Year Review, Trade data reveal changing patterns in electric vehicles market

Trade Update – May 14, 2024

World Trade Month Underscores Link Between Economic Growth, Global Trade, 2024 International Trade Forum: Speakers Highlight US-Taiwan Ties, Federal Trade Initiatives, US Economy, California Consular Corps & International Partners Reception, District Export Council Meetings

Trade Update – April 30, 2024

CalChamber-Hosted Luncheon Highlights Friendship, Connections with Canada, Guest Commentary: Securing North American Prosperity, WTO forecasts rebound in global trade but warns of downside risks, California Remains the World’s 5th Largest Economy, Norway & California Sign Agreements to Further Climate Collaboration

Trade Update – April 9, 2024

USTR Releases 2024 National Trade Estimate Report on Foreign Trade Barriers, U.S. Remains World’s Top Destination for Foreign Direct Investment for 12th Consecutive Year, Clearing the waters: Dispelling myths about Panama Canal operations



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