Tag: International Trade

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...

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...

California’s International Trade Makes Nominal Gains in Last Quarter of 2019

Exports of California-made products edged up slightly in December, according to Beacon Economics’ analysis of the latest U.S. trade statistics released by the U.S....

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,...

USMCA Passes Senate, Awaits President Trump’s Signature

The U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) passed the U.S. Senate this morning and the deal is now awaiting President Donald J. Trump’s signature. California Senator Dianne Feinstein...

CalChamber Welcomes House of Representatives Vote to Approve USMCA

The California Chamber of Commerce today welcomed news that the United States House of Representatives voted to approve the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). “It’s about time...

Exports of California-Made Products Up, Re-Exports Fall by 20%

Exports of goods produced by California manufacturers and farmers increased by 3.6% compared to the same period last year, according to the latest international...

CalChamber Supports Newly Reached U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement Deal

The California Chamber of Commerce welcomes the December 10 indication that the Trump administration and the U.S. Congress have reached agreement to move forward on...

Longtime Banking Executive/China Hand Describes Challenges of Doing Business in Transitional China

An “on-the-ground” update on doing business in China was presented last Friday at the CalChamber Council for International Trade breakfast by Ken Petrilla, the...

Trade Group Recognizes CalChamber’s Susanne Stirling as ‘Outstanding Woman of the Year in International...

California Chamber of Commerce Vice President of International Affairs Susanne Stirling yesterday was presented with the “Outstanding Woman of the Year in International Trade”...

CalChamber, Business Leaders Join Lt. Governor in Trade Delegation to Mexico

A delegation of California business and state agencies led by Lieutenant Governor Ambassador Eleni Kounalakis traveled to Mexico City for a trade mission to advance...