Gubernatorial Trade Mission to Mexico - July 2014
Looking Out for Business — Through our lobbying team and committees, we monitor state and federal legislative issues, as well as multilateral and bilateral trade negotiations on behalf of Californians doing business abroad.
Making Connections — We work as a clearinghouse of information for international trade. We encourage our members to share their international expertise, while also bridging the gap between government agencies and private companies, here and abroad.
Getting Involved — We give you as many chances as possible to grow your international business. Each year, we sponsor/co-sponsor trade and investment missions, educational programs and conferences, as well as trade and catalog shows.
California Chamber Trade and Investment Missions
Over the years, CalChamber delegations have participated in the state’s trade and investment missions.
Members and CalChamber officials often participate in trade events such as International Expos and the World Economic Forum. CalChamber Board members and officials have accompanied four California Governors to various worldwide destinations, including Mexico City to discuss the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA.)
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CalChamber Receives Korean Presidential Citation
Consul General Jeong Gwan Lee (left) and Consul
Kwang Ho Lee (right) of the Korean Consulate
General in San Francisco present the Korean
Presidential Citation to Susanne Stirling.
On December 6, 2012, the California Chamber of Commerce received the prestigious Presidential Citation from the government of the Republic of Korea for promoting U.S.-Korea trade and commercial relations, and specifically for contributing to the passage of the U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement (FTA).
The CalChamber was an early supporter of the U.S.-Korea FTA, the culmination of a five-year process from negotiations, to passage and implementation.
CalChamber Receives Presidents Export Award
U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke (right)
presented the award to CalChamber Vice
President of International Affairs Susanne
Stirling in Washington, D.C.
The California Chamber of Commerce received the prestigious President’s “Excellence for Export Service Award,” the nation’s highest award to honor United States exporters on November 5, 2009.
U.S. Commerce Secretary Locke said that those honored at the ceremony have “shown the foresight and ability to grow and prosper through a strong export strategy. Exporting U.S. manufactured goods and services plays an important role in rebuilding the American economy and creating jobs at home. With 95 percent of the world’s consumers living outside our borders, there is great potential to boost economic growth and create new jobs in America through exporting.
Additional International Resources