In April 2013, Governor Brown and GO-Biz led a Trade Mission to China where we announced over $1.8 billion dollars in deals and opened a California foreign trade office in Shanghai – the first in over a decade.
In a dramatic transformation of world economic power over the past decade, China has become the nation with the greatest potential for growth of cross-border trade and investment with California.
We also see strong potential for sharing policy and technology innovation on a wide range of issues from energy efficiency and to food safety.
$143 billion in two-way merchandise sales
Billions of dollars in services sales
Tens of billions of dollars in prospective foreign investment
Nearly $180 billion in two-way seaborne and airborne shipping
For more statistics, please see our 2013 Datasheet on California's International Economy
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