International Policy

The Facts

International Agenda

The U.S. Chamber's Plan to Help Americans Compete and Win in the Worldwide Economy

The United States faces a choice to reach out and seize the benefits of international engagement, or retreat into isolationism. This choice is central to the competitiveness of the U.S. economy and the hopes of hardworking citizens pursuing the American Dream.

America has the most open economy and society in the world. Americans appreciate the benefits of engagement by a two-to-one margin, but some question this openness, wondering whether the unfettered flow of goods, capital, and people helps or hurts the average family. While some are hurt -- and should be helped -- the facts will show that the overwhelming majority of Americans derive great benefits from international engagement.

Read the full International Agenda Here

International Policy Staff

  • John Murphy, Senior Vice President, International Policy
  • Kris Denzel, Senior Director, International Policy
  • Elizabeth Guillot, Coordinator, International Policy

Center for Global Regulatory Cooperation (GRC)

  • Sean Heather, Vice President, Center for Global Regulatory Cooperation GRC and Executive Director, International Policy & Antitrust Policy
  • Alex Botting, Director, Center for Global Regulatory Cooperation
  • Kara Sutton, Director, Center for Global Regulatory Cooperation
  • GRC Website

Recent Activity

EventFeb 14, 2019 - 9:00am to 10:30am

Keynote Address featuring H.E. Iván Duque Márquez, President of the Republic of Colombia

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce will host H.E. Iván Duque Márquez, President of the Republic of Colombia, for a keynote address during his first official visit to Washington, D.C.

ReportFeb 13, 2019 - 3:45pm

Purpose and Prosperity: How U.S. Businesses are Creating Impact in Africa

The report showcases how U.S. corporate investments across Africa, create beneficial economic and social impact by delivering bottom line value for shareholders and communities in which they operate across the continent.

LetterFeb 06, 2019 - 5:15pm

H.R. 948, the No Oil Producing and Exporting Cartels Act (NOPEC)

This letter was sent to the House Committee on the Judiciary, opposing H.R. 948, the No Oil Producing and Exporting Cartels Act (NOPEC).

LetterFeb 06, 2019 - 4:30pm

Trade Security Act

This letter was sent to both chambers of Congress in support of the “Trade Security Act.”

LetterJan 31, 2019 - 1:00pm

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Letter: Bicameral Congressional Trade Authority Act

January 30, 2019 TO THE MEMBERS OF THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS: The U.S. Chamber of Commerce strongly supports, and urges you to cosponsor, the “BicameralCongressional Trade Authority Act,” and opposes, and urges you to reject calls to cosponsor, the“Reciprocal Trade Act.”

LetterJan 30, 2019 - 5:00pm

U.S. Chamber letter on the Bicameral Congressional Trade Authority Act of 2019

TO THE MEMBERS OF THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS: The U.S. Chamber of Commerce strongly supports, and urges you to cosponsor, the “Bicameral Congressional Trade Authority Act,” and opposes, and urges you to reject calls to cosponsor, the “Reciprocal Trade Act.”

LetterJan 11, 2019 - 4:30pm

United States Reciprocal Trade Act

This letter was sent to the U.S. House of Representatives, opposing the United States Reciprocal Trade Act.

CommentDec 14, 2018 - 9:00am

Comments on Negotiating Objectives for a U.S.-EU Trade Agreement

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Vice President for European Affairs Marjorie Chorlins testified at a USTR hearing outlining U.S. private sector priorities for a U.S.-EU FTA on December 14, 2018.

LetterNov 26, 2018 - 4:15pm

Association Letter Urging USTR to Lift 232 Steel and Aluminum Tariffs

The Honorable Robert E. LighthizerU.S. Trade RepresentativeOffice of the U.S. Trade Representative600 17th Street, NWWashington, DC 20508 Dear Ambassador Lighthizer:

TestimonyNov 15, 2018 - 11:00am

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Pre-Hearing Brief: USITC Hearing on the USMCA

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce submitted the following pre-hearing brief to the U.S. International Trade Commission ahead of a hearing titled, "United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA): Likely Impact on the U.S. Economy and on Specific Industry Sectors."