Inside Global Trade: E-Commerce and Emerging Markets

June 2013 - in this issue...
E-Commerce and Emerging Markets

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The Chamber is proud to offer eCertify technology as our standard to process Certificates of Origin. With eCertify, exporters and freight forwarders have a seamless and streamlined electronic solution providing real value in cost savings and efficiency gains. Get started today.

Read more on the process behind issuing Certificates of Origin.  


Regional Trade Reports:

The latest Los Angeles trade data is now available through WorldCity's Trade Numbers publication. Download the data or access more information

Trade news from around the world
Once a month, the L.A. Area Chamber produces an email brief that includes trade news from around the world. The brief is a Global Trades Council exclusive email benefit that is later published online. Read more.

Global trading is moving into a new technology realm quickly. Join the Global Initiatives Council on Wednesday, June 19 to hear from 2013 World Trade Week Chair Noel Massie, UPS, as he discusses the latest trends in the Global e-Commerce market and shares strategies on identifying target markets based on your product. The discussion will also focus on middle class growth projections and taking advantage of these opportunities. Massie currently serves as president of the South California District of UPS and is responsible for all operations, customer relationship management and revenue management of more than $3 billion annually. Register now or contact Jasmin Sakai-Gonzalez, 213.580.7569.
Chamber meets with Chief Executive of South Africa's Transnet National Port Authority
In May, the Chamber met with Tau Morwe, chief executive of Transnet National Port Authority, as he discussed upcoming infrastructure projects and investment opportunities in South Africa. Morwe talked about the passenger terminals in both Cape Town and Durban ports; the ship repair facility in Richards Bay Port; oil and gas terminals in Saldanha; construction of the coal terminal in Richards Bay; and construction of the manganese terminal in Port Elizabeth. Senior executives representing AECOM, Moffatt & Nichol, McTique, JMC, and the Port of Los Angeles also attended the meeting.
Chamber welcomes Chairman Jack So from the Hong Kong Trade Development Council
The Chamber and the Hong Kong Trade Development Council held a press conference at the Chamber last month to preview the "Think Asia, Think Hong Kong" event to be held in Los Angeles on June 14. Chairman Jack So was joined by former California Gov. Pete Wilson and Chamber Board Chair Alan Rothenberg, 1st Century Bank. "In the United States, Los Angeles is the trade center," said Chairman So. "Just as New York is the financial center." Learn more.  
Chamber participates in ASEAN Economic Ministers visit to Los Angeles
This week the US-ASEAN Business Council stopped in Los Angeles as part of a roadshow for the ASEAN Economic (Trade) Ministers to L.A. The Chamber worked with representatives from the U.S. Department of State, U.S. Trade Representative and the U.S Department of Commerce to organize this visit. More than 125 regional business leaders had the opportunity to engage key ministers and senior officials with responsibility for promoting trade in Asia.
For more information, contact Carlos Valderrama 213.580.7570.

Join us for this two-day conference, Sept. 25-26 at the University of California, Los Angeles, which will provide you the opportunity to meet with senior commercial officers from the U.S. Embassies in 12 western hemisphere countries to gain awareness and plug into opportunities. The Americas Business Forum was conceptualized with the needs of California manufacturers, with the goal of helping them connect to markets and partners, while minimizing time away from the office. Register by Aug. 16 to receive the special Early Bird discount. Register now or learn more.  

Port of Los Angeles and California Centers for International Trade Development honored
Port of Los Angeles' Trade Connect program recently earned the nation's highest honor for promoting American export trade, the President's "E Star" Award for Export ServiceTrade Connect is an outreach program that offers a series of workshops to small and midsize American companies to educate them on the opportunities, costs and requirements of exporting their goods and services. Read the press release or learn more about TradeConnect. The California Centers for International Trade Development (CITDs) received the President's prestigious "E" Award for excellence in export services. This is the third "E" Award received by the California CITDs. Read more.
Far left photo: Mike Christensen, Port of Los Angeles; Acting Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade Kenneth Hyatt; Jim MacLellan, Port of Los Angeles; and Acting Secretary of Commerce Rebecca Blank. Second photo: Deborah Malumed, California Community Colleges Board of Governors, and Jeffrey Williamson, Centers for International Trade Development.
Former World Trade Week Chair appointed chairman of the Federal Maritime Commission

President Barack Obama recently appointed Mario Cordero, 2011 L.A. World Trade Week Chair, as chairman of the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC). Prior to his appointment, Chairman Cordero was an attorney in private practice and served eight years on the Board of Harbor Commissioners for the Port of Long BeachHe served one term as Board president and two terms as

vice president. Among the Port's successful initiatives during his time on the Board, was the cutting edge Green Port policy later to be nationally recognized. The FMC is the federal agency responsible for regulating the nation's international ocean transportation for the benefit of exporters, importers and consumers. Read more.

To submit an event or for more information on any of the information in this newsletter, contact Jasmin Sakai-Gonzalez213.580.7569.
The Chamber is proud to be a partner of California STEP. The California State Trade and Export Promotion (California STEP) project combines a network of state, federal, private and non-profit trade promotion activities, serving targeted industries, to drive exports for
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