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Global Initiatives Council

clientuploads/Council Icons/GlobalInitiatives.pngThe Global Initiatives Council works to develop programs and events to promote global trade and investment to create regional employment.

 


 >> Read the 2018 Trade Policy Recommendations 

  • Successfully complete the re-negotiations that will effectively modernize the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).
  • Support any necessary amendments or implementation measures to ensure that the U.S. - Korea Free Trade Agreement (KORUS FTA) remains in effect.
  • Resume and complete the negotiations for the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) with the European Union.
  • Ensure full U.S. engagement in the World Trade Organization (WTO) that will ensure and maintain its institutional integrity and the multi-lateral trading system.
  • Support and conclude negotiations for the WTO International Services Agreement that will expand market access for U.S. service sectors.
  • Successfully conclude negotiations for Bilateral Investment Treaties with China and India.
  • Support new bilateral free trade agreements with key trading partners in lieu of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).

NEXT MEETING:

Wednesday, Aug. 15
How To Identify And Compete Effectively For World Bank-financed Contracts: A Conversation On The New Procurement Framework

 


RECAP OF LAST MEETING:

Made in China 2025
Thursday, June 21

Members of the Global Initiatives Council heard from Brian Peck, director of the Transnational Law and Business Center at USC Gould School of Law, as he shared an overview of China's strategic plan to transform its economic model into a high-tech powerhouse by 2025. Peck noted that while there are some legitimate concerns that arise from the plan, including IPR and technology ownership risks, coupled with investment restrictions, there are also opportunities for California companies as China concentrates on developing five of California’s top industries in their markets. Peck emphasized that the key to successfully navigating business with any foreign entity consists of thorough due diligence and mitigating risks.


TENTATIVE 2018 DATES

This council meets most third Wednesdays of the month, 9 - 10:30 a.m.  Meetings will take place at the L.A. Area Chamber.

 DATE Feb. 21
March 21 June 21
Aug. 15
Oct. 17
Nov. 14
 LOCATION Chamber Chamber Chamber Chamber Chamber Chamber 

2018 MEETING INFORMATION 

 Date      Meeting Materials    

Feb. 21: 2018 Economic Outlook

AgendaPresentation

March 21: The Global E-Commerce Boom in Asia - Best Practices, Trends and Opportunities

AgendaPresentation

June 21: Made in China 2025

Agenda

 

2017 MEETING INFORMATION

 Date      Meeting Materials    

Feb. 15: New Year, New President, New Trade Agenda?

AgendaPresentation

& Video

March 15: California, the Pacific Rim and Trade in the New Administration

AgendaPresentation

 & Video

June 21: Regional Impact of the Renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)

Agenda & Presentation

August 25: An Update on California's International Trade Agenda

Agenda

October 18: Los Angeles: A Global City

Agenda

November 15: Port of Long Beach Creating Opportunities

Agenda, Presentation

Video

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ADVOCACY ISSUES

Free & Fair Trade

The L.A. Area Chamber has actively supported and advocated for the passage of previous Free Trade Agreements, with the belief that trade is not the problem but part of the solution. The Chamber is committed to collaborating with partnering organizations to effectively work together to support the enforcement of trade agreements, protection of intellectual property and promotion of direct foreign investment and constructive dialogue.

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TRADE INTELLIGENCE BRIEF

Once a month, the L.A. Area Chamber produces a brief that includes trade news from around the world. The brief is a Global Initiatives Council exclusive email that is later available online.

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RESEARCH PROJECTS

Access to key information and resources is one of the tools that the Council strives to provide its members. Under the leadership of Dr. Anatoly Zhuplev, professor at Loyola Marymount University and Council Co-chair, a team of LMU students are compiling research for pertinent topics. 

>> SEE RESEARCH PROJECTS


 

 For more information, contact Jasmin Sakai-Gonzalez, 213.580.7569.

 

Global Initiatives

2018 Global Initiatives Council Leadership:

Lisa Greer Quateman

Chair
Lisa Greer Quateman
Principal, Polsinelli LLP

Brian Peck

Vice Chair
International Trade Policy
Brian Peck
Director, Transnational Law & Business Center,
USC Gould School of Law


Lamia Mekhemar

Chair
Diplomatic & Commercial Officers Group
Amb. Lamia Mekhemar
Consulate General of Egypt


Patricia

Vice Chair
Diplomatic & Commercial Officers Group
Patricia Elliott
Consul & Senior Trade Commissioner, Consulate General of Canada in Los Angeles

Thank you to our 2018 Council Sponsor:

Port of Los Angeles
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