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

EventMay 11, 2021 - 3:40pm to 4:30pm
Virtual InSTEP Discussion featuring Senator Chris Van Hollen and Senator Todd Young

Virtual InSTEP Discussion with Senator Chris Van Hollen and Senator Todd Young

Please join us for a dynamic discussion with Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) and Senator Todd Young (R-IN) on China and pending legislation, COVID and global recovery efforts, trade policy and more.

EventApr 29, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
WTTL April Event

Women Taking the Lead Presents: Diplomacy in the Pandemic Era

Please join Women Taking the Lead on Thursday, April 29 at 12pm ET for Women Leading in Diplomacy, hosted in partnership with the Chamber’s International Affairs Division. 

ReportApr 28, 2021 - 9:00am

U.S.-Kenya Trade Negotiations

This report is an in-depth study regarding a potential free trade agreement (FTA) between the U.S. and Kenya, whose negotiations were launched on July 8, 2020. The report draws on insights from dozens of interviews with business executives and experts, to explore perspectives regarding FTA obligations on products and services traded between the two countries.

Letters to CongressApr 26, 2021 - 3:15pm

U.S. Chamber Letter to the House Energy and Commerce Committee on the FTC's Statutory Authority

This Hill letter was sent to the Members of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, in advance of a hearing entitled, “The Consumer Protection and Recovery Act: Returning Money to Defrauded Consumers."

Letters to CongressApr 19, 2021 - 4:00pm

U.S. Chamber Letter to the Senate Commerce Committee on the FTC's Statutory Authority

This Hill letter was sent to the Members of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, in advance of a hearing entitled, “Strengthening the Federal Trade Commission’s Authority to Protect Consumers."

Letters to CongressApr 15, 2021 - 1:30pm

U.S. Chamber Letter on S. 746, the "Trade Security Act"

This Hill letter was sent to the Members of the United States Senate, on S. 746, the "Trade Security Act." This bill is on the Legislative Leadership list for the “How They Voted” scorecard.

Above the FoldMar 26, 2021 - 11:15am
Transatlantic economy

New Transatlantic Economy Report Affirms U.S. and Europe Enjoy the World’s Largest Commercial Relationship

Robust and productive engagement is critical in order to mitigate the challenges facing both Europe and the U.S.

Letters to CongressMar 16, 2021 - 2:00pm

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

This Hill letter was sent to the Members of the United States Senate, on the nomination of Katherine Tai to be United States Trade Representative.

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.