Council for International Trade - Trade Update California Chamber of Commerce Council for International Trade - Trade Update Newsletter

Trade Update - Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Featured Headline:
Trade Critical to California in U.S. Economy

International trade has come under attack in the recent presidential election campaign, and it is important for all to understand the significance that trade provides to the economy.

Accordingly, promoting the ability of California companies to compete more effectively in foreign markets continues to be a high priority for the California Chamber of Commerce, along with attracting foreign business to the state.

California is one of the 10 largest economies in the world with a gross state product of more than $2 trillion. International trade and investment are major parts of the state’s economic engine that broadly benefits businesses, communities, consumers and state government.

California’s economy is diverse, and the state’s prosperity is tied to exports and imports of both goods and services by California-based companies, to exports and imports through California’s transportation gateways, and to movement of human and capital resources.

California Export Guide

California Export GuideAs part of its trade promotion program, the CalChamber recently joined other organizations and companies in supporting the publication of the California Export Guide. The Guide aims to help California companies “go global” and is published by ThinkGlobal Inc. in partnership with the Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) at San Diego State University.

Publisher Greg Sandler notes in the opening letter to the Guide that California leads the nation in attracting foreign direct investment (FDI), but continued growth in FDI and exporting “will require maximizing existing state, federal and private sector resources, and implementing new trade- and investment-related initiatives.”

In 2015, California exported to 229 foreign markets. Exports from more than 75,000 California companies supported more than 775,000 jobs.

Articles in the Guide provide information on subjects ranging from shipping and logistics to trade finance and international law.

Also included is a directory of international trade resources.

The Guide is available online at California.Think.Global. A Spanish version will be published shortly.

CalChamber Position

The CalChamber continues to support free trade worldwide, expansion of international trade and investment, fair and equitable market access for California products and services abroad and elimination of disincentives that impede the international competitiveness of California business.

Although trade is a nationally determined policy issue, its impact on California is immense. Trade offers the opportunity to expand the role of California’s exports. In its broadest terms, trade can literally feed the world and raise the living standards of those around us.




Share Trade Update:
Facebook  Twitter  LinkedIn  Addthis

You can view the entire
Trade Update on our website.

Export Award Lopo
President's Export Award Recipient

Visit for export/import information, trade stats, trade policy, FAQs and more.

Upcoming Events:

California-Mexico Trade & Investment Summit

Brazil Banking Operations Technologies Reverse Trade Mission

Tunisia 2020 International Conference


Business H2O Summit-Water Management Best Practices from the U.S. and Israel

California Coalition
for Free Trade

A broad-based group of companies and business organizations working to secure a national free trade agenda.

Join or Learn More


California Congressional Delegation Pictorial Roster

California Congressional Committee Assignments

California Legislative Pictorial Roster

Federal Government:

The White House

The U.S. Senate

The U.S. House of Representatives

U.S. Department of Commerce

U.S. Trade Representative

State Government:


California State Senate

California State Assembly

California Department of Finance

Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development – GO Biz

GO-Biz California Business Portal: A One-Stop-Shop Website for Business Owners


Free eNewsletters

Receive free eNewsletters to help keep you up to date on the laws affecting you and your business. To subscribe to any of the newsletters, visit this link.

Connect with CalChamber   LinkedIn   CalChamber RSS Feeds


CalChamber Store


Note: This email is being sent to members of the CalChamber Council for International Trade; CalChamber members with international interests; local, binational and American chambers of commerce abroad; the consular corps; California congressional delegation, selected U.S. and California government officials; and representatives of business and trade associations.

If you would like to be added to the subscriber list for this free e-newsletter, please click here.

To unsubscribe from Trade Update, please email us.

1215 K Street, Suite 1400
Sacramento, CA 95814
916 444 6670