Americas

As an advocate for U.S. business throughout the hemisphere, the U.S. Chamber's Americas works closely with members, governments, multilateral institutions, and American Chambers of Commerce to promote a wide range of hemispheric trade and investment initiatives and to resolve specific commercial and regulatory challenges in Latin America, the Caribbean, and Canada.

Recent Activity

ReportJun 22, 2018 - 1:15pm

Economic Costs of Absenteeism, Presenteeism and Early Retirement Due to Ill Health: A Focus on Brazil

This report provides estimates of the economic cost due to productivity losses arising from absenteeism, presenteeism and early retirement due to ill health. For Brazil these losses equate to a total of 8.7% of GDP as shown in Table ES 1. This puts Brazil towards the upper end of the range for a group of 10 other countries that includes some of its Latin American peers as well as other middle income developing countries from other parts of the world.

TestimonyJun 07, 2018 - 2:00pm

U.S. Chamber testimony on advancing U.S. business investment and trade in the Americas

Testimony by Neil Herrington, U.S. Chamber senior vice president for the Americas, delivered to the House Foreign Affairs Western Hemisphere Subcommittee during a hearing on advancing U.S. business investment and trade in the Americas. 

SpeechApr 12, 2018 - 11:00am

Hemispheric Cooperation for Greater Growth, Competitiveness, and Prosperity Across the Americas

III CEO Summit of the AmericasAn Address to the AmCham PeruRemarks by Thomas J. Donohue, President and CEO, U.S. Chamber of CommerceApril 11, 2018Lima, PeruIntroductionGood evening, ladies and gentlemen.

Above the FoldMar 06, 2018 - 4:30pm
Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R-FL) spoke at the 2018 Outlook on the Americas AACCLA’s Annual Spring Meeting in Miami.

Here are 3 Opportunities for the U.S. to Strengthen Economic Engagement in its own Neighborhood

Uncertainty is the watch word for the business community in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Above the FoldFeb 28, 2018 - 9:00am
Arizona state flag

How One Border State is Paving the Way for NAFTA-Powered Jobs and Growth

A new NAFTA must be built through a practical and business-savvy modernization.

EventFeb 09, 2018 - 11:00am to 12:30pm
NAFTA Works Iowa Event Graphic

NAFTA Works: The Stakes for Iowa Agriculture and Business

This Des Moines event is one of a series of events organized to show that #NAFTAworks.

Above the FoldFeb 02, 2018 - 9:15am
Nachos, made better by NAFTA

The Super Bowl Without NAFTA? Not So Super.

On Sunday 100 million Americans will gather around TVs, snark at the commercials, and stuff their faces with food, all thanks to NAFTA.

Above the FoldJan 29, 2018 - 9:00am
President Donald Trump speaks at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

Reminder From Davos: Trade Moves on Without Us

If America is not leading on trade, it is falling behind.

Above the FoldJan 24, 2018 - 2:30pm
Italian national team goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon during the 2006 FIFA World Cup.

Gutting NAFTA’s Procurement Rules Could Cost Americans Billions

If the U.S. revokes access to our own government procurement markets, Canada and Mexico will do the same.

Above the FoldJan 23, 2018 - 11:45am
Pulling out of NAFTA threatens American Farmers

He’s Been a Family Farmer for nearly 50 Years. He’s Worried Trade Policies Will Make Him one of Iowa’s Last.

Chris Petersen is one of Iowa’s family farmers concerned about the direction of U.S. trade policy and its impact on the state's economy.