Global Regulatory Cooperation

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Center for Global Regulatory Cooperation (GRC) seeks to align trade, regulatory, and competition policy in support of open and competitive markets.



Recent Activity

Press ReleaseOct 17, 2018 - 11:00am

U.S. Chamber Statement on UPU Withdrawal Announcement

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Chamber of Commerce Center for Global Regulatory Cooperation (GRC) Vice President Sean Heather today released the following statement after the Trump administration announced its intent to withdraw from the Universal Postal Union (UPU) treaty:

EventJul 18, 2018 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
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FIRRMA and Export Control Discussion (Invitation Only)

The Chamber's Defense and Aerospace Council, China Center and GRC are hosting a closed-door discussion on anticipated FIRRMA implementation with an eye toward its impact on export controls.

Letters to CongressJul 18, 2018 - 9:00am

Key Vote Alert! - H.R. 6147, Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2019

This Key Vote Alert! letter was sent to all members of the U.S. House of Representatives regarding the Chamber’s recommendations for H.R. 6147, Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2019.

Above the FoldJul 09, 2018 - 9:00am
Data privacy

The Privacy Protection Challenge

In response to data privacy concerns, the U.S. Chamber is offering guidelines for smart, effective solutions to this challenging issue.

TestimonyJun 27, 2018 - 9:30am

Sean Heather Testimony: The Need for U.S. Leadership on Digital Trade

Sean Heather, vice president of the Center for Global Regulatory Cooperation, is testifying today before the Joint Economic Committee during a hearing on “The Need for U.S. Leadership on Digital Trade.”

Above the FoldMay 24, 2018 - 3:30pm
European Union flags fly outside the European Commission building in Brussels, Belgium.

GDPR Success or Failure? Eight Things to Watch

We may not see its full implications for months or years to come.

Press ReleaseApr 10, 2018 - 2:30pm

U.S. Chamber Unveils New International Digital Policy Declaration at TecGlobal 2018

Conference Highlights U.S. Leadership in the Global Digital Economy

Issue BriefApr 10, 2018 - 9:00am

Global Digital Policy Declaration

The Global Digital Policy Declaration outlines ten principles that will help promote competitiveness and economic growth.

EventApr 10, 2018 - 8:30am to 2:30pm


Business models and societal norms are shifting at the hands of technology.  Governments around the globe are reacting to these changes as we enter the next "industrial revolution".  These regulatory responses will determine the pace of future innovation.

EventMar 26, 2018 - 12:30pm to 6:00pm

Asia-Pacific Economic Corporation (APEC) Cross Border Privacy Rules (CBPR)

This workshop will feature panel discussions focused on implementation, benefits, and operation of Cross-Border Privacy Rules as well as the next steps for promoting CBPRs. U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and U.S. Federal Trade Commission Acting Chairman Maureen Ohlhausen will deliver keynote remarks.