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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 2019 Trade Policy Recommendations

  • Support the Administration’s efforts and urge the U.S. Congress to approve the new U.S. – Mexico – Canada (USMCA) free trade agreement.
  • Urge the Administration to engage in constructive dialogue and negotiations with China to address legitimate concerns in a reasonable manner that will de-escalate the trade war and ensure a sustainable, mutually beneficial bilateral trade relationship between the US and China.
  • Support any remaining necessary implementation measures to ensure that the U.S. - Korea Free Trade Agreement (KORUS FTA) remains in effect.
  • Support the continuing discussions under the U.S. - Japan Economic Dialogue and initiation of the U.S. – Japan free trade agreement negotiations.
  • Support a trade dialogue, which would successfully lead to a future U.S. - UK trade agreement, and U.S. – EU trade agreement.
  • Ensure full U.S. engagement in modernizing the World Trade Organization (WTO) rules and regulations to strengthen the rule of law in the multi-lateral trading system; and urge the Administration to support the WTO dispute settlement system.
  • Support new bilateral free trade agreements with key trading partners in lieu of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).
  • Encourage the U.S. Government to establish a closer trade and investment relationship with the newly elected governments in Latin America.
  • Urge the U.S. Government to suspend the aluminum and steel tariffs.
  • Urge the Administration to implement export control rules that protect US national security interests without unnecessarily restricting trade and export opportunities for US companies.
  • Recommend that the U.S. make efforts to harmonize competition policy and antitrust standards as applied to technology companies to ensure consistent transparency and due process in all jurisdictions.

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RECAP OF LAST MEETING:

Chamber hears from economist Chris Thornberg and Congressman Gomez on Global Issues Affecting the Los Angeles Region

Dr. Chris Thornberg, founder of Beacon Economics LLC, provided members of the Chamber’s Global Initiatives Council with a candid and optimist outlook on global trade and the region's economic health. While Thornberg mitigated speculation of an upcoming recession and major trade downturn, he stressed the need to ratify the U.S. Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA) as quickly as possible in order to maintain the export revenue and growth with two of the state’s largest trading partners. Three out of four California manufacturing firms export to Canada and Mexico, which purchase about one-quarter of our state’s manufacturing exports and about $44 billion worth of goods from information and communications equipment and food products to automotive parts and textiles and apparel. Congressman Jimmy Gomez, representing California's 34th Congressional District, joined the discussion to provide an update on the efforts of the House Democrat’s working group to review the agreement and shared takeaways from a fact-gathering trip to Mexico in late July. The eight-member working group sent revised text for the agreement to the U.S. Trade Representative’s office and is awaiting a response, while continuing to work on a draft on implementation procedures of the bill.

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TENTATIVE 2019 DATES

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

 DATE Feb. 13
March 20 June 18
Aug. 20 Oct. 16
Nov. 20
 LOCATION Chamber Chamber Chamber Chamber Chamber Chamber 

2019 MEETING INFORMATION 

 Date      Meeting Materials    

Feb. 13: Forecast for U.S. Trade Policy in 2019: Tariffs, Negotiations and Trump

AgendaPresentation

Video

Jun. 18: Success in Today's Global Trade Landscape

Agenda

Aug. 20: Global Issues Affecting the Los Angeles Region

Agenda, Presentation

 

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

Aug. 15: How To Identify & Compete Effectively for World Bank Financed Contracts: A Conversation On the New Procurement Framework

Agenda, Presentation

& Video

Oct. 17: The Fourth Industrial Revolution

AgendaPresentation

Nov 14: Transatlantic Trade: A Tie That Binds

Agenda

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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

2019 Global Initiatives Council Leadership:

Steve Nissen

Chair
Steve Nissen
SVP, Legal & Government Affairs, NBCUniversal

Brian Peck

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


Patricia

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


Amb. Marcia Loureiro

Vice Chair
Diplomatic & Commercial Officers Group
Amb. Marcia Loureiro
Consul General, Consulate General of Brazil in Los Angeles

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