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

SpeechOct 10, 2017 - 10:00am

Preserving North American Growth, Jobs, and Competitiveness

Tom Donohue's address to the AmCham Mexico on Preserving North American Growth, Jobs, and Competitiveness.

LetterOct 10, 2017 - 9:15am

Coalition Chamber Federation Letter on NAFTA to the President and Congress

This coalition letter, undersigned by more than 310 state and local chambers of commerce from across the United States support efforts to modernize the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

Op EdSep 24, 2017 - 1:00pm

Wall Street Journal Op-Ed: A Nafta Exit Would Be a Rotten Deal

Tom Donohue illustrates why a Nafta exit is a bad idea.

EventSep 21, 2017 - 10:00am to 3:00pm
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AACCLA's 50th Annual Meeting and Forecast on Latin America and the Caribbean Conference

The “Forecast” conference convenes key players in the Americas and offers valuable insights from top strategists and public- and private-sector leaders.

In the NewsSep 14, 2017 - 11:00am

Sunday Express: U.S. "Still Eager" to sign post-Brexit Trade Deal with Britain

London's Sunday Express writes that the UK must sign a quick and seamless Brexit transition before a trade deal with the U.S. can be agreed.

ReportSep 07, 2017 - 8:15am

Priorities for a New EU-UK Economic Partnership

As the Brexit negotiations continue, the business community is eager to ensure that economic disruptions are minimized. Members of the U.S.-UK Business Council have a significant stake in the outcome of these talks, and we aim to provide information that will help negotiators minimize the adverse effects of the reset in UK-EU relations. This includes forging a close future economic partnership between the EU and UK.

EventSep 06, 2017 - 9:00am to 10:00am
Title graphic for the U.S. Kuwait Form Event

U.S.-Kuwait Economic Forum

United States Secretary of Commerce, Wilbur Ross and First Deputy Prime Minister Anas Khalid Al-Saleh discuss how to enhance and strengthen our bilateral commercial and investment relationship at the U.S.-Kuwait Economic Forum.

In the NewsSep 01, 2017 - 12:15pm

Politico: UK Brexit Secretary Forcefully Defends Free Trade

Politico analyzes Chamber speech by David Davis, UK Secretary of State for Exiting the EU

EventSep 01, 2017 - 8:30am to 9:30am

Conversation with UK Secretary of State for Exiting the EU, David Davis

Remarks by The Rt Hon David Davis MP, UK Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union.

Above the FoldAug 25, 2017 - 10:00am
Tom Donohue and Mike Pence

Chamber Snapshots: The Second Quarter of 2017 in Photos

Tax reform, health care, regulatory reform, and international trade have all been priorities for the Chamber in the second quarter of this year. From events to testimonies and everything in between, it's been a busy season at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Scroll along to see photo highlights from the second quarter.