Tag: Trade

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,...

President Trump Signs USMCA Trade Pact

President Donald J. Trump signed the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) this morning, calling it "a tremendous breakthrough." The California Chamber of Commerce supports the USMCA based...

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...

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...

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...

Strong California Economy, Jobs Depend on Worldwide Free Trade, Investment

With trade being a top tier national issue, the California Chamber of Commerce continues to communicate its international trade priorities to secure a national...

U.S. Trade Representative Releases Agenda for Free, Fair, Reciprocal Trade

The Office of the United States Trade Representative has released the 2019 Trade Policy Agenda and 2018 Annual Report of the President of the...

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...

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...

CalChamber Urges U.S. Senators to Unleash Full Potential of Export-Import Bank

The California Chamber of Commerce is urging members to ask California’s two U.S. senators to support restoring a quorum to the Export-Import Bank. Since July...

U.S.-Canada Reach NAFTA Agreement Before Deadline, Branding New Pact the U.S.-Mexico-Canada-Agreement

Late Sunday night, just before the midnight deadline, the U.S. and Canada came to an agreement on a new trade pact, rebranding it the...

Visit from South African Consul Shares Sister State Ties and Push for Economic Development

Renewing and furthering South Africa’s trade and investment relationship with California was the emphasis when Consul Talifhani Mbelengwa from the Consulate General of South...

CalChamber-Supported Korean Trade Agreement Moves Forward

Last week, the U.S. Trade Representative announced that the U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement has been modified to “improve implementation of the trade pact.” Agreement Amendments The amendments included an extension...

U.S., Mexico Reach Preliminary Trade Update Agreement

According to President Trump and the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR), as of August 27, the United States and Mexico have reached...

America’s Indo-Pacific Vision

“The Indo-Pacific, which stretches from the United States west coast to the west coast of India, is a subject of great importance to American...

State Economy Draws Strength from Trade

As the Trump administration and the 115th Congress now are into their second year, the California Chamber of Commerce continues to communicate its international...

United States, South Korea Reach Agreement on Amendments to Free Trade Agreement

The United States and South Korea this week announced reaching an agreement in principle on the general terms of amendments and modifications to the...