Tag: International Trade

Senate Committee Moves Bill Encouraging International Trade/Tourism​

A California Chamber of Commerce-supported bill that encourages international trade and tourism by creating an enhanced driver license unanimously passed the Senate Transportation and Housing...

Normalized Relations with Cuba Could Open Trade Opportunities for U.S., State

The potential for chan​ged relations with Cuba to open economic and trade opportunities for U.S. and California companies was the subject of a lively...

Port Slowdown Highlights Need for Passage of Trade Promotion Authority​​​​

The recent port slowdown made headlines across the country and is estimated to have cost the national economy about $2 billion a day. And, no...

CalChamber Capitol Report: California and U.S. Set New Export Record

Newly released trade statistics from the U.S. Department of Commerce revealed another record-breaking year in exports for California and the United States. http://youtu.be/4amfXeBqnHI “With more than...

CalChamber Urges Congress to Reauthorize Export-Import Bank to Boost Economy

The California Chamber of Commerce is urging members of the California congressional delegation to support a newly introduced bill that reauthorizes the Export-Import Bank...

California U.S. Senators Send Letter Urging Resolution to Port Dispute​

U.S. Senators Barbara Boxer and Dianne Feinstein yesterday sent a letter to the presidents of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU)  and Pacific...

Capitol Report: CalChamber Voices Support for Transatlantic Partnership Agreement​​​​​

The California Chamber of Commerce is urging United States and European Union leaders to advance the largest regional trading and investment relationship in the...

Businesses Voice Concerns About Impact While Port Worker Contract Talks Drag On​​​​​​

The many businesses that depend directly on efficient goods movement through West Coast ports are anxiously awaiting the successful completion of negotiations for a...

Obama 2015 Trade Agenda Mirrors CalChamber Goals​

Testimony by the U.S. Trade Representative before congressional finance committees reveals points of agreement with California Chamber of Commerce international trade goals. “It’s clear, more...

CalChamber to Outline International Trade Priorities for California Congressional Delegation​​​

As the new Congress convenes on Tuesday, January 6, the California Chamber of Commerce will send a letter outlining its international trade priorities for...

CalChamber Joins Export, Trade Specialists from Across Country

The California Chamber of Commerce was well represented at recent gatherings of export and international trade specialists nationwide in Washington, D.C. CalChamber Vice President of...

Looking Back on Governor’s Successful Mission to Mexico

Back in the United States after the Governor’s Trade and Investment Mission to Mexico, many delegates have been reporting follow-up activities. Links and photos continue...

Governor, Mexico Foreign Minister Tout Longstanding Mexico-California Ties

Longstanding historical, cultural and commercial ties between Mexico an​d California were in the spotlight yesterday at the luncheon hosted by the California Chamber of...

Commerce Officials Give Update on U.S. Program to Boost Investment

Economic development organizations in California and across the nation can turn to a program within the U.S. Department of Commerce for help in attracting,...

CalChamber International Forum: Strong Trade Opportunities Essential for State to Compete in Global Market

The importance of trade to the California economy was the focus of an international forum hosted by the California Chamber of Commerce in observance...

Commentary: Exports Key to Economic Growth, Jobs​

Perennial Leader California Accounts for More than 10% of U.S. Exports U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker has kicked off World Trade Month 2014 by reiterating...

North American Trade Pact: Opportunities for Improvement 20 Years Later

Twenty years after the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) entered into force, trade among the United States, Canada and Mexico has increased and...

CalChamber Joins Discover America Partnership to Advance Visa/Travel Reforms

The California Chamber Commerce has joined the Discover America Partnership (DAP), a diverse coalition of industries and associations whose work depends on safe and...

Federal Bill Extends President’s Authority to Negotiate Free Trade Agreements

The California Chamber of Commerce is supporting legislation introduced in Congress this week to renew the authority of the President and/or U.S. Trade Representative...