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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 2017 Trade Policy Recommendations 

  • Earnestly continue the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) Agreement negotiations with the European Union with the objective to successfully conclude a mutually acceptable agreement as soon as possible.
  • Support and play a leading role in the negotiations for the World Trade Organization (WTO) International Service Agreement that will expand market access for our service sectors. 
  • Support and conclude negotiations for the WTO Information Technology Agreement to increase the scope of duty-free IT products.
  • Successfully reach agreement on bilateral investment treaties with China and India.
  • Support the full implementation of current free trade agreements and ensure the effective monitoring and enforcement of our trading partners’ obligations.   

NEXT MEETING:

An Update on California's International Trade Agenda

Friday, Aug. 25

9 - 10:30 a.m. 


RECAP OF LAST MEETING:

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

The Chamber's Global Initiatives Council convened in late June to hear from Joel Backaler, managing director of global marketing at Frontier Strategy Group. Backaler provided an overview of the potential outcomes of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) renegotiation initiated by the United States. The presentation and the Q&A session generated diverse comments regarding the future of NAFTA. These different opinions were acknowledging that the NAFTA partners are going into a trilateral negotiation, but that some matters and cases bilateral arrangements or accords could also be an important part of the overall renegotiation. The overall consensus was that the USA, Canada and Mexico are most interested in a final agreement that will benefit the North American continent. SEE THE PHOTOS.


TENTATIVE 2017 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. 15
March 15 June 21
Aug. 25
Oct. 18
Nov. 15
 LOCATION Chamber Chamber Chamber Chamber Chamber Chamber 

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

>> SEE THE ARCHIVE


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

2017 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


Leon Grice

Chair
Diplomatic & Commercial Officers Group
Hon. Hans Joerg Neumann
Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany

Lamia Mekhemar

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


Thank you to our 2017 Council Sponsor:

Port of Los Angeles
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