Tag: International

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...

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,...

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...

CalChamber Welcomes News of Progress on USMCA

The California Chamber of Commerce today welcomed news of Congressional action on the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).  CalChamber’s support for the USMCA, like its longstanding...

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...

CalChamber, Japan Business Leaders Note Longstanding Trade/Investment Partnership

An annual meeting between the California Chamber of Commerce and Japan business leaders highlighted California’s continuing interdependence with one of its largest trade and...

CalChamber Reiterates Support for U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement

The California Chamber of Commerce reminded the state’s representatives in Congress this week of the importance of the pending U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) to the...

CalChamber Luncheon Focuses on Understanding Brexit

Brexit is the latest phenomenon in the western world presently characterized by shock and schism, a leading scholar explained yesterday at the California Chamber...

Study: EU Single Largest Foreign Investor in U.S.

The European Union, currently a 28-nation bloc, is the single largest foreign investor in the United States, with $2.37 trillion in foreign direct investment,...

CalChamber Joins in Launching USMCA Coalition

The California Chamber of Commerce has joined more than 200 companies and associations in launching the USMCA Coalition, which will advocate congressional approval of...

NAFTA 2.0 Creates Freer, Fairer Economic Growth

The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) underscores a renewed understating among the USMCA parties on the importance of our mutual trading relationships, everyone agreed yesterday...

Trade Report: Tariff Wars, Lower Commodity Prices Reduce California’s Export Trade

For the first time in more than a year, California’s merchandise export trade fell in November, according to Beacon Economics’ analysis of U.S. trade...

New Members Needed for Trade Advisory Committees

The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) is accepting nominations for new members to serve on its agricultural trade advisory committees. Nominations...

U.S. Holds Public Hearing on Negotiating Objectives for U.S.-U.K. Trade Agreement

To develop U.S. negotiating positions, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) held a public hearing yesterday regarding a proposed United States-United Kingdom...

Trade Report: State Exports Slow as Tariffs Begin to Bite

California’s merchandise export trade slowed significantly in September, according to a Beacon Economics analysis of recently released U.S. trade statistics from the U.S. Census...

United States, Chile and Argentina Meet to Discuss Free Trade

Officials from the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) have held separate meetings this month with counterparts from both Chile and Argentina. Officials from...

CalChamber Hosts U.S. Department of Commerce Official

The California Chamber of Commerce yesterday hosted a small meeting of business representatives, federal trade officials and state legislative liaisons to discuss the current...

CalChamber Member Receives Federal Export Award

California Chamber of Commerce Board member Margaret Wong, president and CEO of McWong International, has received the minority export firm of the year award...

Administration Announces Intent to Open Trade Talks with EU, UK, Japan

This week, the U.S. Trade Representative notified Congress of the Trump administration’s intent to enter into trade negotiations with three markets: the European Union,...

California Receives Federal Grant for Global Trade Expansion Program

California has received a $650,000 grant from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) to help California small businesses boost trade and exports abroad. The...