Country & Trade Briefings

Chamber Country & Trade briefings connect local businesses with import/export representatives, trade consuls and diplomats, and provide exposure to new market opportunities.


Chamber hosts Vietnamese Provincial Business Briefing | Aug 9, 2019

The Chamber in partnership with the Consulate General of Vietnam in San Francisco, hosted an intimate business briefing with a visiting delegation of executives and government officials in charge of investment, planning, trade and industry development from the Quang Nam Province, home to eight industrial parks, 51 industrial clusters and the Chu Lai open economic zone. The province attracts investors from a number of countries and territories with more than 135 projects and a combined registered capital of over $5.78 billion. The delegates provided an overview of opportunities in hi-tech agriculture, energy,  automobile manufacturing/assembly, and electronics. The newly appointed Consul General of Vietnam in San Francisco, H.E. Nguyen Trac Toan provided welcome remarks. SEE THE PHOTOS.


Dubai Trade Delegation showcases business opportunities for Los Angeles | Mar 11, 2019

For the second year, the Chamber, in partnership with the U.A.E. Business Council, Dubai Investment Development Agency and World Trade Center Los Angeles, hosted a briefing designed to showcase business opportunities available in Dubai for Los Angeles companies.  The Dubai trade delegation, led by Fahad Al Gergawi, CEO of Dubai's Investment Development Agency, provided an in-depth overview of investment and bilateral trade opportunities in various industry sectors. Los Angeles companies were also encouraged to participate in the large trade show EXPO 2020 in Dubai next year. The delegation included representatives of the Dubai free trade zones, Dubai FDI & Exports, the US-UAE Business Council, Emirates Group and Hon. Abdulla AlSaboosi, Consul General of the UAE in Los Angeles. The briefing was followed by strategic one-to-one meetings organized by the World Trade Center. The UAE ranks as the top 33rd trading partner for Los Angeles, with over $ 1.4 billion in trade in 2017. PHOTO GALLERY

See presentations by: Dubai Science Park, Dubai Multi Commodities Center, Dubai South, Dubai Air Free Zone, Emirates

Export Documentation Briefing | Feb 27, 2019

The Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with Fast Track Global Services, California Trade Alliance, The District Export Council of Southern California, and the U.S. commercial Service,  briefed nearly 60 exporters from various industries in Southern California on key updates and information on export documentation solutions from industry experts. SEE THE PHOTOS.

See presentations by: Fast Track Global Services, Alba Wheels Up International Inc., and CA Trade Alliance

 China-U.S. Trade Relations discussed at the Chamber | Dec.5, 2018

The Consulate General of China, in partnership with the Chamber and Los Angeles Regional Export Council, was joined by nearly 140 guests to hear from senior government officials, business leaders and experts as they shared their insights about the past, present and the future of China-U.S. trade relations. The seminar addressed the uncertainty caused by the imposition of tariffs on Chinese products and the escalation of trade friction between the world's two largest economies. “The more trade exists between two countries, the more disputes will exist. The question is not whether or not disputes exist, but rather whether there is bilateral intent to resolve those issues in good faith”, noted Amb. Mickey Kantor, partner, Mayer Brown. In 2017, trade with China accounted for 28.7 percent of California's total foreign trade, and exports to China accounted for nearly 10 percent of California exports. More than half of the cargo at the Port of Los Angeles and two-thirds of the cargo at the Port of Long Beach were to or from China. Speakers also included: Hon. Zhang Ping, consul general of China in Los Angeles; David Loevinger, managing director, TCW Group;  Panorea Avdis, director of the Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) and executives from BYD Motors, International Vitamin Corporation and Qualcomm. SEE THE PHOTOS.

 Chamber meets with Ambassador of Ireland to the U.S. | Oct.29, 2018

Members of the Chamber Board of Directors and representatives of the global trade community met with Ambassador Daniel Mulhall, ambassador of Ireland to the U.S. Amb. Mulhall provided an update on the impact of Brexit on the Irish economy, the future of the EU, and Ireland’s deep trade, tourism and investment relationship with California. Amb. Mulhall noted that California is in fact Ireland’s number one trading partner in the U.S. An estimated 20,000 jobs in Southern California are supported by Irish-HQed companies. In 2017, California exported over $1.5 billion to Ireland, providing 14.4% of total US exports to Ireland. The Ambassador was accompanied by Hon. Robert.O'Driscoll, Consul General of Ireland from San Francisco. View photos.

US - Vietnam Trade & Investment Forum | Sept. 25, 2018

The  L.A. Area Chamber and Los Angeles Regional Export Council (LARExC), in partnership with the Consulate General of Vietnam in San Francisco, welcomed a delegation led by H.E. Mr. Hoang Quoc Vuong, Vice Minister of Industry and Trade of Vietnam,  accompanied by high ranking officials of the ministry, leaders of local governments and business executives of more than 30 enterprises representing various key industry sectors. This is the first time a delegation of this level of government has visited Los Angeles. The briefing garnered attendance by 150 guests and was followed by a series of one to one business meetings. Vietnam is the Los Angeles region's fourth largest trading partner, with a total annual bilateral trade of $19 billion. View photos. 

Vietnam Provincial Roadshow Business Roundtable | Sept. 10, 2018

The L.A. Area Chamber and Los Angeles Regional Export Council (LARExC), in partnership with the Consulate General of Vietnam in San Francisco, welcomed a delegation of Vietnamese provincial government officials and business executives representing various key industry sectors earlier this week. This was the first official program as a result of the memorandum of understanding (MOU) that was signed between LARExC and VIETRADE as part of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti's trip to Asia in July. Speakers included Amb. Nina Hachigian, Office of Mayor Garcetti, Amb. Nguyen Hoang Long, Ministry of Vietnam, Hon. Ho Xuan Son, consul general of Vietnam, and John Rockhold, AmCham Vietnam. Vietnam is the Los Angeles region's fourth largest trading partner, with a total annual bilateral trade of $19 billion. View photos.

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The Future of U.S. - European Trade | May 16, 2017

More than 60 attendees joined the Chamber, in partnership with DWF, an international law firm based in Cologne, on May 16 as experts examined if the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) is still a valid option to pursue. The program also provided an update on the local impact of the United Kingdom's future departure from the European Union. Bilateral trade between the L.A. region and Europe is around $40 billion. 

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A special video message from Amb. John B. Emerson, former U.S. Ambassador to the Federal Republic of Germany