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Israel Trip Blog - Fall 2017

At the invitation of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, California Chamber of Commerce Vice President of International Affairs Susanne T. Stirling joined a small group of state and metro chambers from around the U.S. on a five-day business trip through Israel.

Stirling found her trip to be an excellent opportunity to learn about the high-tech industry and start-ups in Israel, and gain a deeper understanding of the many similarities between Israel and California, together with areas where we can learn from each other.

California Chamber of Commerce Vice President of International Affairs, Susanne Stirling, with Mayor of Jerusalem, Nir Barkat.

The trip itinerary enabled participants to look at some specific sectors where there are synergies with business communities also represented in California, and spend some time seeing cultural, religious, and historic sites.

Trip attendees met with top government officials and business leaders to better understand Israel’s business, geopolitical, and historical landscape. Attendees also met with venture capitalists and scientists; visited American research and development centers; toured Tel Aviv’s unique start-up scene; and saw many of Israel’s historic and religious sites. Stirling, along with other chamber leaders, also had the opportunity to meet with Israeli chambers and representatives of companies that are looking to do business in the United States.

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CalChamber Companies in the News

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CalChamber, November 1, 2017

Trade Policy

From the White House

Remarks by President Trump and President Moon of the Republic of Korea in Joint Press Conference | Seoul, Republic of Korea
November 7, 2017

President Donald J. Trump’s Visit to Japan Strengthens the United States-Japan Alliance and Economic Partnership
November 6, 2017

President Trump’s Trip to Asia
November 3, 2017

From the U.S. Department of Commerce

U.S. Department of Commerce Finds Dumping and Subsidization of Imports of Softwood Lumber from Canada
November 2, 2017

U.S. Department of Commerce Issues Affirmative Preliminary Antidumping Duty Determination on Aluminum Foil from the People’s Republic of China
October 27, 2017

Joint Statement from Secretary Ross and Minister Prabhu on the U.S.-India Commercial Dialogue
October 27, 2017

U.S. Department of Commerce Releases Report on Promoting Energy Independence and Economic Growth Through Deregulation
October 25, 2017

From the U.S. Trade Representative

Laura Ingraham Exclusive Interview with U.S. Trade Representative Bob Lighthizer
Youtube, November 4, 2017

USTR Lighthizer Statement on the U.S.-India Bilateral Trade Policy Forum
October 27, 2017

From the Department of State

Secretary Tillerson Travels to Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam, the Philippines, and Burma
November 2, 2017

U.S.-EU Joint Consultative Group Meeting on Science and Technology Cooperation
October 27, 2017

From the World Trade Organization

Azevêdo Highlights Important Role of Trade and Investment in Promoting Sustainable Development
November 2, 2017

South Korea May Consider Filing WTO Complaint Over U.S. Solar Tariffs
Reuters, November 2, 2017

Summary of General Council Meeting of 26 October 2017
October 26, 2017

Trade Agreements


#NAFTAWorks Take Action on NAFTA

Mexican Ambassador:
Bilateral Relationship Will Suffer Without NAFTA

The San Diego Union-Tribune, November 6, 2017

NAFTA Success Will Be Hard if
U.S. Keeps Up Tough Stance – Canada

Reuters, November 2, 2017

NAFTA Withdrawal Would Increase,
Not Lower, U.S. Trade Deficit with Mexico

Forbes, November 2, 2017

Trump’s Trade War with Canada
The New York Times, November 2, 2017

Investors Say NAFTA Withdrawal Would
Hurt Stock Market and US Economy

Trade Leadership Coalition, November 1, 2017

NAFTA Uncertainty Already Hurting Growth,
Bank of Canada Says

Bloomberg, October 25,2017

Is NAFTA Rotten? How About Them Apples?
The Wall Street Journal, October 24, 2017

‘Army’ of Lobbyists Hits Capitol Hill to Preserve Nafta
The New York Times, October 24, 2017

UK PM May: Commerce Secretary Ross Showed Enthusiasm for Trade Deal
Reuters, November 7, 2017

On Eve of APEC, Canada Wants TPP Changes on IP, Supply Management, Culture
CBC, November 6, 2017

Japan Fin Min Says Won’t Use FTA to Resolve U.S. Trade Imbalance
Reuters, November 6, 2017

TPP States Push to Activate Pact Without U.S. as Soon as Next Week
The Japan Times, November 2, 2017

NZ Minister Says Big Changes to Pacific Trade Deal May Not Be Possible Before APEC Meeting
Reuters, October 30, 2017

What’s the Chance of a Caribbean Free Trade Agreement?
The Star, October 29, 2017


In Visit to South Korea, Trump Continues Theme of Security and Trade
NPR, November 7, 2017

Where’s the U.S. Beef? In Seoul’s Supermarkets
The Wall Street Journal, November 6, 2017

Letter to USTR Lighthizer from US Chamber of Commerce
National Foreign Trade Council, November 6, 2017

Trump, During Visit to Japan, Talks Trade and North Korea
NPR, November 6, 2017

New U.S. Ambassador to Denmark Confirmed by Senate
AmCham Denmark, November 6, 2017

Senate Confirms Kenneth Juster as US Ambassador to India
Times of India, November 3, 2017

Heightened Tensions Over North Korea and Trade Will Define Trump’s Tour of Asia
Los Angeles Times, November 3, 2017

U.S. Trade Deficit Widens Despite Rising Exports
Reuters, November 3, 2017

Here are the Corporate Dealmakers Joining Trump in China
CNBC, November 2, 2017

China, US Headed for ‘Significant Outcomes’ on Trade and North Korea: Beijing’s Top US Envoy
South China Morning Post, October 31, 2017

Trump’s China Trip to Broker Billions of Dollars in Energy Deals
Bloomberg, October 27, 2017

President Trump’s First Asia Visit: What’s at Stake for America’s Trade?
Forbes, October 26, 2017

Trump Tightens H-1B Visa Rules: What You Need to Know
The Mercury News, October 25, 2017


Trump is ‘Bombastic’ But Might Keep NAFTA, Ag Secretary Says in Visit to Modesto
The Modesto Bee, November 5, 2017

L.A., Long Beach ports Adopt Plan to Slash Air Pollution and Go Zero-Emissions
Los Angeles Times, November 2, 2017

Governor Brown to Represent World’s States and Regions Committed to Climate Action at UN Climate Conference, European Union and the Vatican
Office of Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr., October 31, 2017

California Receives Money to Boost Small Business Exports
CalChamber, October 27, 2017

More International Articles

Eastern Europe Set for Strongest Economic Growth Since Crisis
The Wall Street Journal, November 7, 2017

Labour to Open Free Trade Agreements to Scrutiny
Illawarra Mercury, October 31, 2017

Xi Tells Zuckerberg and Cook China’s Set for ‘Unprecedented’ Reform
Bloomberg, October 30, 2017

Catalonia Declares Independence; Spain Approves Central Takeover of Region
Capital Public Radio, October 27, 2017





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