International Affairs Division

The U.S. Chamber’s International Affairs Division advocates for free enterprise, competitive markets, and rules-based trade and investment as the path to opportunity and prosperity for all. The Division’s staff of 70 regional and policy experts advances these principles before the U.S. and foreign governments as it works to shape trade and investment policies and help companies succeed in international markets.

The International Affairs Division of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce leads the business community’s efforts to shape global policy. 

Headquartered near the White House—and with representatives in key foreign capitals—the U.S. Chamber’s International Affairs Division is a powerful advocate for international economic engagement. Our experts work with leaders in business and government to vigorously advance pro-business trade and investment policies that create jobs and spur economic growth.

With unparalleled access to key decision makers in the United States and abroad, we are working to expand U.S. companies’ access to the 95% of the world’s population that lives beyond our borders. We have made significant progress in recent years, but there is still much work left to do.

About Us

The U.S. Chamber’s International Affairs Division has 70 policy experts and advocates based in our Washington, D.C. headquarters, as well as in Belgium, Brazil, China, Ghana, India, and Korea.

Key Assets

  • The American Chambers of Commerce Abroad, part of the U.S. Chamber Federation, includes more than 117 American Chambers of Commerce in 103 countries all around the globe.
  • The Chamber’s bilateral business councils work to advance commercial relations between the United States and key markets around the globe, including Bahrain, Brazil, Côte d’Ivoire, Egypt, India, Japan, Korea, Pakistan, South Africa, and Turkey.
  • The Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE), an independent, non-profit affiliate of the U.S. Chamber, helps emerging nations develop the free market practices and democratic institutions they need to succeed in the global economy.
  • The U.S. Chamber’s International Policy Committee (IPC) develops our policy positions relating to international trade and investment and makes recommendations to the Chamber’s board of directors. 

Services

  • Unparalleled advocacy on member issues in Washington and abroad
  • Customized business development and high-level government relations support
  • Access to heads of state and government and other senior foreign and U.S. officials
  • Regular updates on trade and investment developments globally

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Executive Vice President and Head of International Affairs Myron Brilliant participated in a fireside chat with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer at the 2018 Concordia Summit on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly.

 
During the 73rd Annual United Nations General Assembly,  the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s International Division hosted a series of meetings with numerous heads of state and senior government officials from across the globe.
 

Recent Activity

ReportNov 20, 2019 - 12:00pm
Indonesia Report Cover Graphic

Making an Impact: The U.S.-Indonesia Investment Report

The 7th annual U.S.-Indonesia Investment Report, contends whether we are considering the important and continuing legacy of existing industries or the more recent role played by innovative and leading-edge tech and health companies, the U.S. has brought true partnerships, core business values and unsurpassed technology to Indonesia.

EventNov 04, 2019 - 8:20am to 6:20pm

Indo-Pacific Business Forum 2019

The INDO-PACIFIC BUSINESS FORUM will be held in Bangkok, Thailand on the sidelines of the East Asia Summit (EAS) and will bring together key U.S. Cabinet Secretaries and senior leaders from U.S. government and business to discuss how government tools and policies can facilitate private sector partnerships to unleash the full potential of the Indo-Pacific region. First held at the U.S.

Letters to CongressOct 30, 2019 - 10:15am

U.S. Chamber Letter on H.R. 3055

This Hill letter was sent to the United States Senate, on H.R. 3055, the Commerce, Justice, Science, Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, Interior, Environment, Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Act of 2020.

EventOct 14, 2019 - 9:30am to 5:30pm
Chatham House Global Trade 2019

Chatham House: Global Trade 2019

Global Trade 2019Trade disputes, technology and transparency14 October | Chatham House, London

EventJul 25, 2019 - 1:00pm to 5:30pm

The 2019 Africa Business Forum

The Africa Business Forum will convene global business executives, government officials, academic leaders, and 100 Mandela Washington Fellows coming from various countries in Africa.

EventJul 25, 2019 - 11:00am to 11:45am

Business Association Leaders Host USMCA Press Conference

U.S. Chamber CEO Thomas J. Donohue will host a press conference alongside leading industry associations about the urgent need for Congress to pass the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement. Representatives from diverse sectors of the U.S. economy will provide brief remarks followed by an open Q&A with press. Press are asked to RSVP by emailing press@uschamber.com.

EventJul 19, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Global Rule of Law 2019 Dashboard Launch Key Grahpic

Launch of the 2019 Rule of Law and Business Dashboard

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Coalition for Rule of Law in Global Market cordially invites you to the 2019 Global Rule of Law and Business Dashboard Launch.

Press ReleaseJun 29, 2019 - 8:30am

U.S. Chamber Statement on Resuming U.S.-China Trade Negotiations

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Myron Brilliant, executive vice president and head of international affairs, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, issued the following statement today following the announcement that the U.S. and China will resume trade talks.

In the NewsMay 23, 2019 - 12:00pm

U.S.-Cuba Business Summit Highlights Impacts of New Regulatory Environment

On May 21, the U.S.-Cuba Business Council hosted a U.S.-Cuba Business Summit at the U.S. Senate with members of Congress, the private sector, and civil society to outline the case for a modernized bilateral economic relationship.

EventMay 23, 2019 - 8:30am to 10:00am
Graphic for Innovative Nations Event on May 23rd

Innovative Nations: Why USMCA is good for the innovative economies of North America

A discussion about the importance of the IP provisions in the USMCA and the importance of swiftly ratifying the agreement.