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

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. 

Issue BriefAug 15, 2017 - 8:45pm

Seek a Level Playing Field in Trade Finance

 Trade finance has played a key role in international commerce for centuries.

ReportAug 15, 2017 - 7:15pm

International Agenda

The U.S. Chamber's Plan to Help AmericansCompete and Win in the Worldwide EconomyMessage from the Chamber

Press ReleaseJul 17, 2017 - 5:00pm

U.S. Chamber Statement on USTR Objectives for Upcoming Negotiations to Modernize NAFTA

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Chamber of Commerce Executive Vice President and Head of International Affairs Myron Brilliant issued the following statement on the objectives published today by the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) for the upcoming negotiations to modernize the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA):

EventJun 28, 2017 - 5:15pm to 5:45pm

Dinner in Honor of His Excellency President Moon Jae-in

Korean President Moon to Address U.S. Chamber, U.S.-Korea Business Council, Korea Chamber of Commerce