by Center for Global Trade & Foreign Investment
The World Trade Week Southern California Committee, in partnership with Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA), hosted Southern California Congressional Legislative staff for an informational luncheon to showcase the huge impact of trade on the local economy. Speakers from LAWA, Alba Wheels Up International Inc. and Pacific Harbor Line provided key updates on the impacts of current trade challenges such as tariffs and COVID-19. The luncheon was followed by a private airfield tour. The Los Angeles region serves as one of the nation's key trade gateways to the world, boasting the country's busiest port and second busiest airport. The Los Angeles International Airport's trade totaled more than $114 billion annually, and more than 160,000 workers in L.A. County alone support the international trade sector. The L.A. Area Chamber’s World Trade Week Southern California initiative promotes the positive aspects of international trade that are vital to a strong local and national economy. SEE THE PHOTOS.