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July 18, 2018

This week, WTC San Diego partnered with the U.S. Commercial Service team in San Diego to host a business roundtable led by Mr. Alan Turley, the Deputy Assistant Secretary (DAS) for China and Mongolia. With much at stake in the future of the U.S.-China relationship, DAS Turley’s visit presented seven local companies and institutions a chance to voice their concerns directly to a government official involved in formulating and negotiating U.S.-China trade policy and offered reassurance and guidance to those companies presently conducting business across borders so they may remain globally competitive.

The roundtable was particularly timely as it took place amidst growing concerns over steel and aluminum tariffs and less than two weeks after the Trump Administration announced it would impose 25 percent tariffs on Chinese goods, worth $34 billion. The Administration is currently preparing an additional round of tariffs, worth $200 billion, in response to China's retaliatory tariffs.

 

May 6, 2018

WTC San Diego played host to more than 50 delegates from CCCME, a leading Chinese chamber of commerce with more than 10,000 members. The delegation, which consisted of developers, business executives, and government officials, was interested in learning about real estate, manufacturing, and investment opportunities in the San Diego region.

WTC provided an overview of the regional economy and business opportunities in San Diego with partners from the San Diego County Board of Supervisors, Imperial Valley EDC, and Cali-Baja Binational Mega-Region.