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.

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.

Myron Brilliant

Executive Vice President and Head of International Affairs

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 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. 

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

Recent Activity

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.

Press ReleaseMar 16, 2018 - 11:00am

U.S. Chamber to Launch Defense and Aerospace Export Council

Keith Webster Hired to Serve as President

EventFeb 27, 2018 - 8:00am to 3:00pm

2018 Invest in America! Summit

The Invest in America! Summit brings together global investors and U.S. stakeholders to discuss benefits and challenges of foreign investment in the U.S., and to promote opportunities for partnership.

Press ReleaseJan 30, 2018 - 4:45pm

U.S. Chamber Hires Charles Freeman to Lead Asia Program, Names Neil Herrington Senior Vice President

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Chamber of Commerce made two leadership announcements for its International Affairs Division today. Charles Freeman has been hired as Senior Vice President for Asia, and Neil Herrington has been promoted to Senior Vice President for the Americas.

EventJan 17, 2018 - 9:00am to 6:00pm
Securing Sport Event Graphic

Securing Sport 2018: The Business of Protecting the Future of Sport

This exciting forum convened leaders and experts from the world of sport, security, technology, law enforcement, civil society and youth affairs to focus on the key issues affecting sport and which are now under a global spotlight.

EventDec 12, 2017 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm

2017 Global Business Rule of Law Dashboard Release

Release of the 2017 edition of the Rule of Law Dashboard, and a discussion of the implications for global business with corporate, government and civil society leaders.

EventOct 12, 2017 - 8:00am to 9:00am
Le Maire addresses the Chamber

Bruno Le Maire, French Minister of the Economy and Finance, Visits the Chamber

On Thursday, October 12, the Chamber's European Affairs Program hosted Bruno Le Maire, France’s Minister of the Economy and Finance.

Press ReleaseOct 11, 2017 - 6:00pm

CEOs from U.S. and Mexico Discuss NAFTA Modernization, Announce Principles to Guide Bilateral Relationship

MEXICO CITY — Business leaders from the United States and Mexico gathered today in Mexico City for the 9th meeting of the U.S.-Mexico CEO Dialogue.

Press ReleaseOct 10, 2017 - 11:00am

Chambers of Commerce from All 50 States Urge Trump Administration to Modernize NAFTA, “Do No Harm”

Donohue: “We stand firmly on the side of a modern NAFTA that meets the needs of our 21st century economy”