Pennsylvania International Commerce Caucus
   

Pennsylvania Senate International Commerce Caucus

To establish relationships and exchanges with Pennsylvania businesses, international markets, the general public and policymakers advancing public understanding and the important role of international commerce in Pennsylvania.

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  • January 10, 2013 - Brubaker Announces Changes to Senate International Commerce Caucus

  • October 3, 2012 - DCED: PA Receives Federal Grant to Increase Business Exports, Grow Jobs

  • March 7, 2012 - Brubaker Resolution Urges Congress to Support Energy Security 

  • March 5, 2012 - Doing Business in Iraq Workshop

  • December 2011 - Senator Brubaker: US-Turkey business potential underutilized (Istanbul)

  • November 21, 2011 - DCED International Trade Shows and Missions Schedule

  • June 20, 2011 - Brubaker Appointed Co-Chair of CSG International Committee

  • May 16, 2011 - Senator Brubaker attended ceremony with Pennsylvania DCED who received E-Award from the US Secretary of Commerce on May 16th.

  • April 26, 2011 - International Commerce Caucus Hearing regarding Pennsylvania Port System
    Senator Brubaker

  • March 8, 2011 - Governor Tom Corbett Proposes Streamlined DCED Budget that Promotes Economic Growth and Job Creation

Articles of Interest

  • November 3, 2011 - Government and industry aim to increase Pennsylvania companies' international presence

  • August 3, 2011- California's "Economic Growth and Competitiveness Agenda", recently presented by Lt-Gov. Newsom, Pennsylvania is cited as the example to follow for a successful trade program. California is now looking to establish foreign offices, starting with China.

  • August 20, 2010 - EX-IM Bank Provides $159 Million in Trade Finance for Pennsylvania

  • August 9, 2010 - China's Trade Surplus Climbs to $28.7 Billion (New York Times)

  • July 26, 2010 - More than 200,000 jobs in Phil. Region tied to export activity (Philly.com)

Photo Gallery

Senator Brubaker

September 24, 2013 – Senator Brubaker takes time to talk with four Pennsylvania trade representatives (Cindy Chang  [mother of Tiffany Hwang]; Tiffany Hwang [Executive Director, Governor’s Commission on Asian American Affairs]; and Irene Tsai and Grace Lu from Taiwan) during a joint event with the Senate International Commerce Caucus, Team PA and the Department of Community and Economic Development.

Senator Brubaker

September 24, 2013 – The Chairmen of the Senate International Commerce Caucus, members of Team PA, and the state Department of Community and Economic Development welcome Pennsylvania trade representatives from various countries during an event held at the State Museum.

Senator Brubaker

September 24, 2013 - Pleased to have partnered with the state Department of Community and Economic Development by hosting Pennsylvania’s 23 authorized trade reps from various countries who have been visiting during Pennsylvania International Week. Picture with Saud Al-Suwaileh from Saudi Arabia.

Senator Brubaker

May 14, 2013 – Members from the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (Taipei Ambassador Andrew Kao and Deputy Director General Alex Fan) met with Senator Brubaker to discuss continued relations with the United States and Taiwan.
  

Senator Brubaker

May 6, 2013 - Senator Brubaker met with Olga Ponomareva and Erhan Ersoz, Legislative Fellows from Russia and Turkey, while visiting the State Capitol Building. 


 

Senator Brubaker

March 13, 2013 – Wilfred Muskens, Deputy Secretary for International Business  Development in the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development, introduced Mr. Jairaj Thacker Narsee from the Narsee Monjee Educational Trust in India to Senator Brubaker.
 

Senator Brubaker

March 4, 2013 – Senator Brubaker spent time with members from the Chinese Delegation on the Senate floor following a meeting organized by United States Senator Pat Toomey's office.

 

Senator Brubaker

February 13, 2013 – The Bashkortostan Delegation visited the Senate in an effort to spur positive relations that could lead to trade and economic relations between Pennsylvania and Bashkortostan.  Senator Stack who is also pictured organized the meeting.
 

Senator Brubaker

December 5, 2012 - Senator Brubaker and a delegation from Pennsylvania met with the Ambassadors and business officials from the South African embassy to discuss economic commerce opportunities between Pennsylvania and South Africa.
 

Senator Brubaker

November 8, 2012 - Senator Brubaker and a delegation from Pennsylvania met with the Ambassadors and staff of the embassies of Latvia, Sweden, El Salvador, Lithuania and Britain to discuss doing business in Pennsylvania. (Click on photo for additional photos)

Senator Brubaker

October 15, 2012 – Senator Brubaker welcomed and introduced his legislative fellows on the Senator Floor – Arsen Nikoghosyan and Veronica Vragaleva. (Click on photo for additional photos) Listen 
 

Senator Brubaker

May 9, 2012 - Senator Brubaker celebrated the strong relationship between Pennsylvania and Turkey during Turkish Cultural Day at the Capitol. (Click on photo for additional photos) 
 

Senator Brubaker

May 2, 2012 - Senator Brubaker and the International Commerce Caucus hosted a reception for international investment representatives at the offices of the PA Chamber of Business and Industry in Harrisburg.  (Click on photo for additional photos) 

 

Senator Brubaker

May 2, 2012 - Senator Brubaker attended a reception for Investment Representatives from several countries including: Australia, Canada, India, Japan, Korea, France, Germany, Netherlands, Spain and the United Kingdom to discuss possible business relationships with Pennsylvania.

Senator Brubaker

February 8, 2012- Senator Brubaker hosted a delegation from Russia to discuss social issues in Pennsylvania.  Also, Bob DeSousa from Senator Pat Toomey's office joined the meeting to give more information on the federal side of social issues. The 12 individuals in the delegation are being hosted by Keystone Human Services. (Please click on photo for additional photos from this event)
 

Senator Brubaker

October 24, 2011 - Senator Brubaker hosted an informational briefing and reception for members of the International Commerce Caucus to learn more about trade issues between Canada and Pennsylvania with Marta Moszczenska, Consul General of the Consulate General of Canada at Buffalo. (Please click on photo for additional photos from this event)

Senator Brubaker

June 30, 2011- Senator Brubaker met with Ed Burton, US Saudi Arabian Business Council President in Harrisburg to discuss trade opportunities between Saudi Arabia and Pennsylvania.

Senator Brubaker

May 9, 2011- Senator Brubaker took time to take a picture on the Senate floor with individuals who were visiting the Capitol to celebrate Turkish Cultural Day.

 

Senator Brubaker

May 16, 2011 - US Department of Commerce Secretary Gary Locke presented the President's Award of Export Excellence to the Commonwealth's Center for Trade Development (CTD). Now in its 50th year, the "E" Award provides national recognition to persons, firms, or organizations which contribute significantly in the effort to increase United States exports. Pennsylvania was recognized for the performance metrics system it developed and utilizes to measure and manage the spectrum of activities and outcomes across the state and around the world to drive more Pennsylvania firms into international markets and expand their global reach and capacity. (Please click on photo for additional photos)
 

Senator Brubaker

April 26, 2011 - Senator Brubaker and members of the International Commerce Caucus held a hearing with individuals from the Department of Community Economic Development and business owners representing the three ports of Pennsylvania- Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Erie, to discuss international commerce and how they work cooperatively with the state to economically develop their respective metro areas. (Please click on photo for additional photos)

 

Senator Brubaker

March 15, 2011 – Senator Brubaker met with Israeli Trade Representatives in the Lititz Office to discuss opportunities to work with Pennsylvania. Shown in the photo left to right: Wilfred Muskens, Deputy Secretary, Office of International Business Development (OIBD) at DCED, Sherwin Pomerantz – DCED Authorized Trade Rep-Israel, Senator Brubaker and Ben Dansher – DCED Authorized Trade Rep -Israel.

 

Senator Brubaker

March 8, 2011 – Members of the Canadian Consulate met with Senator Brubaker to discuss business relations between Pennsylvania and Canada. Shown in the photo left to right: David Briel, PA DCED, Marta Moszczenska, Consul General, Senator Brubaker, Paul Gillis, Consul, David Marshall, Consul and Senior Trade Commissioner, Daniel Kolundzic, Ph.D., Political and Economic Relations Officer, Bryan Roth, Political and Economic Relations Officer.
 

Senator Brubaker

February 17, 2011 - Senator Brubaker met with the Korean Ambassador, Han Duk-soo, to discuss how they could partner with the PA International Commerce Caucus.

Senator Brubaker

January 5, 2011 - Craig Schlonger, CEO of Ten Thousand Villages, discussed with Senator Brubaker ways in which they could partner with the International Commerce Caucus in the future.

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