Deputy Under Secretary, US Dept. of Commerce, International Trade Administration Visits Greater Irvine Chamber

Monday, June 19, 2017

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Sarah Kemp, Deputy Under Secretary, U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration paid a visit to the Greater Irvine Chamber on June 15 to talk with and thank the Chamber for its World Trade Week event and its export and trade support work. President & CEO Bryan Starr, V.P. Economic Development & Tourism Linda DiMario, and Business & International Development Manager Diana Le welcomed Kemp. The hour-long meeting with Kemp and Irvine-office U.S. Commercial Service Director James Mayfield, Regional U.S. Commercial Service Director Richard Swanson, and Southern California District Export Council Vice President Marv Sepe, covered a variety of issues including the value of trade to U.S. interests, the strength of the Irvine, Orange County export economy, and trade policy with China.

“The Greater Irvine Chamber saw an opportunity to bring value and expertise in this arena to its members and businesses. We are proud of the international coalition we have cultivated and the reputation we have developed in the trade community,” said DiMario. “The Chamber will always be a champion for businesses seeking to export and trade around the globe and for foreign companies looking to invest here and take advantage of the California and U.S. markets.”   

For more information about Business and International Development, contact Diana Le.

Photo (l-r): Richard Swanson, Director, Regional U.S. Commercial Service; Marv Sepe, Vice President, Southern California District Export Council; Sarah Kemp, Deputy Under Secretary, US Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration; Bryan Starr, President & CEO, and Linda DiMario, V.P., Economic Development and Tourism, Greater Irvine Chamber; and James Mayfield, Director, Irvine-office U.S. Commercial Service.

Category: Economic Development