international trade

California almond growers are likely to see their largest-ever harvest this August.  But the surge comes at an unfortunate time, as their second-largest importer - China - imposed a 50 percent tariff on their product.  Capital Public Radio's Nadine Sebai explans how the US-China trade war is affecting California growers and others in the supply chain.

What A Trade War With China Could Mean For California

Mar 27, 2018

Following President Trump's proposal to slap tariffs on Chinese steel and aluminum exports, China may retaliate by levying $2 billion in tariffs on U.S. agricultural exports.  Capital Public Radio's Julia Mitric has more on what that could mean for California.

California's climate change market, where businesses buy and trade the right to emit greenhouse gases, just got bigger.  Governor Jerry Brown announced Friday that he's signed an agreement with the Canadian province of Ontario to link cap-and-trade systems.  It's been a long-time goal of the state.  Capital Public Radio's Ben Bradford explains why.

Ontario International Airport is taking steps to pursue more cargo and passenger traffic across the Pacific Ocean.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

As officials from the U.S., Mexico, and Canada begin negotiating an updated version of NAFTA, the North American Free Trade Agreement, mayors from border cities in California and Mexico held a news conference to send a message to federal negotiators just how important NAFTA is to local and international economies.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

California Governor Jerry Brown heads to China today for a week-long trip focused on climate change.  It's the governor's first trip back to China since he led a trade delegation in 2013.  Capital Public Radio's Ben Bradford is traveling with Brown.

On his first weekday in office yesterday (Monday), President Trump made good on a campaign promise by abandoning the Trans-Pacific Partnership.  The trade pact negotiated by former President Obama involved 11 nations.  As Julia Mitric reports from Sacramento, economic experts don't agree on what the move means for the state's farm industry.

From almonds to dairy products, California exports 20 percent of what it produces.  Federal trade policy has a huge impact on state agricultural exports.  In spite of many unknowns, one agriculture industry leader has an optimistic outlook about what a Trump administration would do on trade.  Capital Public Radio's Julia Mitric reports.

California Governor Jerry Brown met in Seattle with China's president this week to discuss the economy, the environment, and trade.  Capital Public Radio's Katie Orr gets an update on how the California-China Trade Office is doing.

John Husing, Chief Economist for the Inland Empire Economic Partnership, talks with KVCR's Ken Vincent about the effect of the strong U.S. dollar on the IE's trade-related economy.

The California State Board of Food and Agriculture is going international.  The board held a meeting in Tijuana yesterday (Tuesday).  Capital Public Radio's Katie Orr reports on the agricultural relationship between Mexico and California.