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. 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. 2020 International Trade Overview
    3. CalChamber Trade Portals
      1. Afghanistan
      2. Argentina
      3. Armenia
      4. Australia
      5. Austria
      6. Bahrain
      7. Belarus
      8. Belgium
      9. Brazil
      10. Brunei Darussalam
      11. Canada
      12. Chile
      13. China
      14. Colombia
      15. Costa Rica
      16. Cote d’Ivoire
      17. Croatia
      18. Czech Republic
      19. Denmark
      20. Egypt
      21. El Salvador
      22. Estonia
      23. Ethiopia
      24. European Union
      25. Fiji
      26. Finland
      27. France
      28. Germany
      29. Greece
      30. Guatemala
      31. Honduras
      32. Hong Kong
      33. Hungary
      34. India
      35. Indonesia
      36. Ireland
      37. Israel
      38. Italy
      39. Japan
      40. Jordan
      41. Kenya
      42. Kuwait
      43. Latvia
      44. Lithuania
      45. Luxembourg
      46. Malaysia
      47. Mexico
      48. Mongolia
      49. Morocco
      50. Netherlands
      51. New Zealand
      52. Nicaragua
      53. Norway
      54. Panama
      55. Peru
      56. Philippines
      57. Poland
      58. Portugal
      59. Rawabi
      60. Russia
      61. Rwanda
      62. Saudi Arabia
      63. Singapore
      64. South Africa
      65. South Korea
      66. Spain
      67. Sweden
      68. Switzerland
      69. Taiwan
      70. Thailand
      71. Turkey
      72. Ukraine
      73. United Arab Emirates (UAE)
      74. United Kingdom
      75. 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