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
  • Christopher Wenk, Executive Director, International Policy
  • Derek Gianino, 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, Senior Manager, Center for Global Regulatory Cooperation
  • Kara Sutton, Senior Manager, Center for Global Regulatory Cooperation
  • GRC Website

Recent Activity

Above the FoldDec 15, 2017 - 3:00pm
A pedestrian walks past plants displayed for sale in Manhattan's flower district in New York.

What a Small Milwaukee Flower Shop Teaches Us About Trade and NAFTA

Small businesses make up 97.7% of all Wisconsin businesses. Nearly nine in ten of those businesses trade their goods and services abroad.

Press ReleaseDec 13, 2017 - 6:00pm

U.S. Chamber Welcomes WTO Developments on E-Commerce

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Chamber of Commerce issued the following statement today from John Murphy, senior vice president for International Policy, regarding digital trade policy developments at the World Trade Organization (WTO) ministerial in Buenos Aires:

TestimonyDec 06, 2017 - 1:45pm

U.S. Chamber Testimony to the House Foreign Affairs Committee's Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia, and Emerging Threats

Marjorie Chorlins, U.S. Chamber Vice President for European Affairs and Executive Director of the U.S. Chamber's U.S.-UK Business Council, testified before the House Froeign Affairs Committee's Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia, and Emerging Threats during a hearing focused on Brexit negotitations. 

Above the FoldNov 14, 2017 - 9:00am
A combine harvesting wheat near Wasco, Oregon.

Terminating NAFTA Would Devastate American Agriculture: The View of a Wheat Farmer

Threats to NAFTA have already hurt U.S. wheat. Mexico is making deals with U.S. competitors Brazil and Argentina.

Above the FoldNov 03, 2017 - 4:15pm
Cattle graze in St. Lucie County, FL.

NAFTA’s Future Spawns Uncertainty and Opportunity for Agriculture and Energy

U.S. farmers and businesses will be successful if negotiations result in greater access to North American markets.

EventOct 31, 2017 - 9:00am to 11:30am
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The Future of NAFTA: The Stakes for American Agriculture and Business

The Future of NAFTA: The Stakes for American Agriculture and Business, will be a half-day event with panels featuring speakers from agriculture and business. This diverse group of experts will share their views on why modernizing NAFTA makes sense — and why withdrawing from the agreement would be a mistake.

Above the FoldOct 16, 2017 - 4:00pm
Canadian, American and Mexican flags stand on stage ahead of the first round of North American Free Trade Agreement negotiations in Washington, D.C.

America Last? Four Examples of How the NAFTA Follies Hurt U.S. Exporters

The administration’s approach to trade is bringing other nations together in new trade deals — without the U.S.

Press ReleaseOct 11, 2017 - 6:00pm

CEOs from U.S. and Mexico Discuss NAFTA Modernization, Announce Principles to Guide Bilateral Relationship

MEXICO CITY — Business leaders from the United States and Mexico gathered today in Mexico City for the 9th meeting of the U.S.-Mexico CEO Dialogue.

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).

Above the FoldAug 23, 2017 - 9:00am
U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer speaks during a news conference Wednesday at the start of NAFTA renegotiations in Washington. | Jacquelyn Martin/AP

What Rules of Origin Mean for North American Competitiveness

[This is part of an ongoing series entitled “Modernizing NAFTA,” which examines the importance of modernizing the N