AB 2163 – California-Ireland Trade Commission

AB 2163 would establish the California-Ireland Trade Commission to enhance bilateral trade and investment between California and Ireland, recognizing their shared economic interests and cultural ties.

Specifically, this bill requires the commission to consist of seven members to serve without compensation except for approved expenses. The purpose of the commission is to advance bilateral trade and investment between Ireland and California and encourage mutual investment in the infrastructure of California and Ireland, among other purposes. The bill requires the commission to report recommendations on these topics to the Governor and the Legislature within one year of its initial organizational meeting and by February 1 of each succeeding year until February 1, 2030. The bill requires GO-Biz to consider the commission’s recommendation when updating its strategy for international trade and investment, as required by current law.