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.
This is an exciting time to be conducting business internationally, and I encourage you to join with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in this great work. Together, we can create new opportunities around the globe.
Executive Vice President and Head of International Affairs
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 also include:
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.
Reach new trade and investment agreements to ignite U.S. economic growth, including the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, and the Trade in Services Agreement.
Revitalize the World Trade Organization with a focus on implementation of the new Trade Facilitation Agreement and concluding separate negotiations on trade in IT products and environmental goods.
Press for negotiation of strong investment treaties with China, India, and other countries.
Preserve continued access to trade finance through the U.S. Export-Import Bank.
Modernize export controls to enhance national security and competitiveness.
Renew the Miscellaneous Tariff Bill (MTB).
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
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The U.S. Chamber of Commerce today released two reports on best practices for privacy regulators and the economic impact of cross-border information and communications technology (ICT) services. The first report reveals $1.72 trillion in global GDP gains that could result from reducing market and regulatory barriers to cross-border ICT services. The second report highlights best practices for global data protection authorities (DPAs) that will contribute to effective data protection governance.
Ahead of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s visit to the White House, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s U.S.-Israel Business Initiative today released a series of policy recommendations for the new Congress and administration aimed at strengthening the U.S.-Israel economic relationship. The policy recommendations outline a new framework to re-energize the economic and commercial partnership between the two countries, through including a High-Level Economic Dialogue and increased collaboration in key industry sectors.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce today concluded the BusinessH2O Summit, a conference bringing together business leaders, government officials, and water experts from the United States and Israel to discuss best practices in corporate water stewardship and public policies to address the growing demand for water. The U.S. Chamber also launched the U.S.-Israel Water Working Group to support ongoing efforts in advancing water sustainability. The Working Group will conduct a BusinessH2O mission to Israel next year.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce this week led its first business delegation to Doha for the 2nd Annual U.S.-Qatar Economic and Investment Dialogue. More than thirty business executives from eighteen companies and the leadership of the American Chamber of Commerce in Qatar participated in the dialogue, which focused on bilateral trade and investment. The U.S. Chamber is the lead private sector organizer for the dialogue.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the World Bank Group, and the Global Business Coalition held the second annual Global Benchmarking Public Procurement Conference, releasing the World Bank’s 2017 Benchmarking Public Procurement Report.
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