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

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.

Issue BriefJan 12, 2021 - 10:00am

International Trade, Investment, and Regulatory Policy Objectives

New for 2020, the Chamber outlines the top policy priorities for international trade and investment. The Chamber advocates for trade and investment agreements that are fair and accountable create a level playing field and put American families and workers first. 

Above the FoldDec 08, 2020 - 11:45am
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Unlocking Antitrust: 3 Reasons Why Simplicity is Antitrust’s Greatest Strength

Here are three reasons why the simplicity of existing antitrust laws are also the laws' greatest strength.

Press ReleaseSep 21, 2020 - 4:00pm

U.S. Chamber Report Shows Healthcare Investments Drive Social and Economic Development

U.S. Chamber report shows $20 return for a $1 investment in health interventions  

Above the FoldSep 16, 2020 - 3:45pm
Middle East

The Business Impact of the Abraham Accords

The historic agreement promotes innovation, collaboration, and tremendous business potential.

EventAug 13, 2020 - 9:00am to 10:30am

B20 Virtual Global Dialogue

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and B20 Saudi Arabia present a B20 Virtual Global Dialogue, with a focus on "Building Economic Resilience Through Digital Transformation"

Press ReleaseJul 10, 2020 - 5:30pm

U.S. Chamber’s Brilliant: 'France’s unilateral and discriminatory digital services tax only adds to the headwinds facing the global economy'

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Myron Brilliant, executive vice president and head of International Affairs, at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, issued the following statement today following news that the U.S. plans to retaliate against France’s digital services tax (DST):

Letters to CongressJul 08, 2020 - 11:45am

U.S. Chamber Letter on FY21 State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations

This Hill letter was sent to the House Committee on Appropriations, on Fiscal Year 2021 Appropriations for State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs.