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 100 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.

International Region Detail

International Regional Program Map

Our program and business development experts operate in seven geographic regional teams—Americas, Africa, Asia, Europe, Eurasia, Middle East, and South Asia.

Europe

Middle East, Turkey and Central Asia

About Us

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.

The U.S. Chamber’s International Affairs Division has 100 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 118 American Chambers of Commerce in 105 countries all around the globe.
  • The Chamber’s 20 bilateral business councils work to advance commercial relations between the United States and key markets around the globe, including Argentina, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Brazil, Hong Kong, Colombia, Cuba, Egypt, India, Iraq, Israel, Japan, Kazakhstan, Korea, Kuwait, Mexico, Pakistan, South Africa, Turkey, and the United Kingdom.
  • 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

 

If your company is interested in getting engaged or learning more about the U.S. Chamber's International Affairs Division, please contact Molly McCarthy, International Business Development MMcCarthy@uschamber.com 

Recent Activity

Letters to CongressMar 02, 2021 - 11:45am

U.S. Chamber Letter on the Nomination of Gina Raimondo be Secretary of Commerce

This Hill letter was sent to the Members of the United States Senate, supporting the Nomination of Gina Raimondo to be Secretary of Commerce.

Letters to CongressFeb 23, 2021 - 10:45am

U.S. Chamber Letter to the Senate on the Nomination of Linda Thomas-Greenfield to be UN Ambassador

This Hill letter was sent to the Members of the United States Senate, supporting the nomination of Linda Thomas-Greenfield to be UN Ambassador.

Letters to CongressFeb 23, 2021 - 8:15am

U.S. Chamber Letter on the Nomination of Katherine Tai to be U.S. Trade Representative

This Hill letter was sent to the Members of the Senate Committee on Finance, supporting the nomination of Katherine Tai to be United States Trade Representative (USTR).

Letters to CongressFeb 08, 2021 - 2:45pm

U.S. Chamber Letter on the Nomination of Neera Tanden to be OMB Director

This Hill letter was sent to the Members of the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, supporting the Nomination of Neera Tanden to be Director of the Office of Management and Budget.

Letters to CongressJan 26, 2021 - 3:30pm

U.S. Chamber Letter on the Nomination of Linda Thomas-Greenfield to be UN Ambassador

This Hill letter was sent to the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, supporting the Nomination of Linda Thomas-Greenfield to be U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations.

Letters to CongressJan 26, 2021 - 10:45am

U.S. Chamber Letter to the Senate on the Nomination of Antony Blinken to be U.S. Secretary of State

This Hill letter was sent to the Members of the United States Senate on the Nomination of Antony J. Blinken to be Secretary of State.

Letters to CongressJan 26, 2021 - 9:15am

U.S. Chamber Letter on the Nomination of Gina Raimondo to be Secretary of Commerce

This Hill letter was sent to the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, on the Nomination of Gina Raimondo to be Secretary of the U.S. Department of Commerce.

Press ReleaseJan 20, 2021 - 1:00pm

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Supports Biden Administration’s Cancellation of ‘Muslim Ban’

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Myron Brilliant, Executive Vice President and Head of International Affairs at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, today issued the following statement on the Biden Administration’s cancellation of the so-called “Muslim Ban”:

Letters to CongressJan 19, 2021 - 9:15am

U.S. Chamber Letter on the Nomination of Antony Blinken to be Secretary of State

This Hill letter was sent to the Members of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, on the Nomination of Antony Blinken to be Secretary of the U.S. Department of State.

Letters to CongressJan 19, 2021 - 9:15am

U.S. Chamber Letter on the Nomination of Gen. Lloyd Austin to be Secretary of Defense

This Hill letter was sent to the Members of the Senate Committee on Armed Services, on the Nomination of Lloyd Austin to be Secretary of Defense.