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 CongressJun 22, 2021 - 12:45pm

U.S. Chamber Letter on Antitrust Legislation

This Hill letter was sent to the House Committee on the Judiciary, on several bills the committee will mark up related to antitrust law.

Press ReleaseJun 17, 2021 - 1:00pm

U.S. Chamber: United States Should Host APEC in 2023

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce today called on the Biden-Harris Administration to host the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum in 2023.  The United States last hosted the once-annual meetings in 2011 in Honolulu. 

EventJun 14, 2021 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
WTTL April Event

Women Taking the Lead Presents: Diplomacy in the Pandemic Era

Please join Women Taking the Lead on Monday, June 14 at 1pm ET for Women Leading in Diplomacy, hosted in partnership with the Chamber’s International Affairs Division. 

Letters to CongressJun 10, 2021 - 8:45am

U.S. Chamber Letter on H.R. 2668, the "Consumer Protection and Recovery Act"

This Hill letter was sent to the Members of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, opposing H.R. 2668, the "Consumer Protection and Recovery Act."

Letters to CongressMay 27, 2021 - 2:00pm

U.S. Chamber Letter on S. 1260, “United States Innovation and Competition Act”

This Hill letter was sent to the Members of the United States Senate on the manager’s amendment to S. 1260, the, "United States Innovation and Competition Act."

Letters to CongressMay 27, 2021 - 8:45am

U.S. Chamber Letter on H.R. 2668, the “Consumer Protection and Recovery Act"

This Hill letter was sent to the Members of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, on H.R. 2668, the “Consumer Protection and Recovery Act."

Issue BriefMay 26, 2021 - 10:00am

Restoring Transatlantic Leadership

Ahead of the June 15 U.S.-EU Summit, the U.S. Chamber and BusinessEurope outline a series of urgent, short-term priorities which should be addressed to resolve commercial disputes, bolster our economic growth prospects, and chart a path for future cooperation.

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.

Letters to CongressMay 11, 2021 - 12:00pm

Open Letter to the President of the United States on the Need for U.S. Leadership in Global Vaccinations

Open Letter to the President of the United States on the Need for U.S. Leadership in Global Vaccinations.

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.