Consular Corps

Consular Corps Information Packet

Welcome to California!

Over the past several years, the California Chamber of Commerce International Affairs Department has answered many questions, particularly for Consular Corp members newly posted in our state, about how the U.S. and California governments work, and what the CalChamber has to offer our international guests.

counsularcorpsAs a direct result of these inquiries, we have compiled this information into one handy information packet. In it you will find detailed information regarding the California Chamber of Commerce, our international activities, specific operations within the California government directed at international guests, and a guide to understanding the U.S. Government. We hope you will find this information useful as you transition into your new position.

If you have questions or comments, please e-mail international@calchamber.com .

All best wishes in your international endeavors.counsularcorpscover

  1. About the CalChamber
    1. Helping California Do Business (About Us)
    2. CalChamber in the News
    3. CalChamber Facts
    4. CalChamber Staff
      1. Allan Zaremberg (bio), President & CEO
      2. Jennifer Barrera (bio), Incoming President & CEO
      3. Executive Team
    5. Board of Directors
    6. Policy
    7. CalChamber Committees
    8. Sponsorship/Partnership Opportunities for Businesses
    9. Advocacy
      1. Return on Investment
      2. Major Victories
      3. Job Killers
      4. Job Creators
    10. Products and Services for Businesses
      1. CalChamber Store
      2. Human Resources / HRCalifornia
    11. Communications
      1. News Releases
      2. Daily Headlines
      3. Inside the Capitol
      4. Alertweekly newsletter
  2. About the CalChamber’s International Activities
    1. International Affairs
      1. Susanne Stirling (bio), Vice President, International Affairs
    2. 2021 International Trade Overview
    3. CalChamber Trade Portals
      1. Afghanistan
      2. Argentina
      3. Armenia
      4. Australia
      5. Austria
      6. Bahrain
      7. Belarus
      8. Belgium
      9. Bolivia
      10. Brazil
      11. Brunei Darussalam
      12. Canada
      13. Chile
      14. China
      15. Colombia
      16. Costa Rica
      17. Cote d’Ivoire
      18. Croatia
      19. Czech Republic
      20. Denmark
      21. Ecuador
      22. Egypt
      23. El Salvador
      24. Estonia
      25. Ethiopia
      26. European Union
      27. Fiji
      28. Finland
      29. France
      30. Germany
      31. Ghana
      32. Greece
      33. Guatemala
      34. Honduras
      35. Hong Kong
      36. Hungary
      37. India
      38. Indonesia
      39. Ireland
      40. Israel
      41. Italy
      42. Japan
      43. Jordan
      44. Kenya
      45. Kuwait
      46. Latvia
      47. Lithuania
      48. Luxembourg
      49. Malaysia
      50. Mexico
      51. Mongolia
      52. Morocco
      53. Netherlands
      54. New Zealand
      55. Nicaragua
      56. Norway
      57. Panama
      58. Peru
      59. Philippines
      60. Poland
      61. Portugal
      62. Rawabi
      63. Romania
      64. Russia
      65. Rwanda
      66. Saudi Arabia
      67. Singapore
      68. South Africa
      69. South Korea
      70. Spain
      71. Sweden
      72. Switzerland
      73. Taiwan
      74. Thailand
      75. Turkey
      76. Ukraine
      77. United Arab Emirates (UAE)
      78. United Kingdom
      79. Vietnam
    4. Council for International Trade Update (CITU)
    5. Partial Listing of International Forums
    6. California Coalition for Free Trade
      1. Membership Form
      2. Current Coalition Members
  3. About California
    1. California: Quick Facts
    2. CalChamber: Economic Advisory Report
  4. About our California Government
    1. Constitutional Officers & Legislature Pictorial Roster
    2. Executive Branch Organizational Chart
    3. Websites
      1. Governor Gavin Newsom
      2. California State Senate
      3. California State Assembly
    4. US and State District Maps
      1. Assembly
      2. Senate
      3. Congressional
    5. Primary Elections in California
    6. Contacting Your Legislators: Protocol
    7. How to Write a Lobbying Letter
    8. Guide to Reading a Bill
    9. California Initiative ProcessCA Secretary of State’s Office
    10. Tips on Talking with the Media
    11. CalChamber’s Political Action Committees
    12. Secretary of State’s Political Reform Division
    13. Secretary of State’s bizfile
    14. California State Government Programs
      1. Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz)
      2. California Energy Commission
      3. California State Senate Office of International Relations
      4. California Department of Food and Agriculture
      5. California State Trade Expansion Program (STEP)
      6. California International Trade Center powered by California Community Colleges
    15. California State Legislature’s Office Glossary of Legislative Terms
  5. About U.S. Government
    1. United States of America: Quick Facts
      1. Branches of Government
        1. The Executive Branch
          1. The President’s Cabinet
        2. The Legislative Branch
          1. U.S. Congress
            1. U.S. Senate
            2. U.S. House
          2. How Laws are Made
      2. National Vs. State Governments
      3. Election of the President and Vice President
        1. Election of Representatives
        2. Election of Senators
      4. Judicial Branch & The Supreme Court
      5. Citizenship
      6. U.S. Government Glossary
    2. U.S. Government Information and Website Links
      1. California Congressional Delegation Pictorial Roster
        1. California Congressional Delegation Committee Assignments
      2. The White House
        1. U.S. Department of State
        2. U.S. Department of Commerce
        3. U.S. Trade Representative
      3. U.S. Senate
      4. U.S. House of Representatives
      5. Thomas : U.S. Library of Congress
      6. U.S. Supreme Court