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
  • 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

Press ReleaseMay 24, 2018 - 12:30pm

U.S. Chamber Statement on Potential Auto Tariffs

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Thomas J. Donohue issued the following statement today in response to the Commerce Department announcement that it will launch an investigation under Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962 into whether imports of vehicles and auto parts harm national security:

LetterMay 09, 2018 - 2:00pm

S. 2463, the ''Better Utilization of Investments Leading to Development (BUILD) Act of 2018''

This letter was sent to the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations in support of S. 2463, the ‘‘Better Utilization of Investments Leading to Development (BUILD) Act of 2018.’’

LetterMay 08, 2018 - 5:30pm

H.R. 5105, the ''Better Utilization of Investments Leading to Development (BUILD) Act of 2018''

This letter was sent to the Chairman and Ranking Member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs in support of H.R. 5105, the ‘‘Better Utilization of Investments Leading to Development (BUILD) Act of 2018.’’

LetterMay 08, 2018 - 9:30am

H.R. 5645, the "Standard Merger and Acquisition Reviews Through Equal Rules (SMARTER) Act of 2018."

This letter was sent to the members of the U.S. House of Representatives in support of H.R. 5645, the “Standard Merger and Acquisition Reviews Through Equal Rules (SMARTER) Act of 2018.”

LetterApr 27, 2018 - 12:00pm

S. 2098/H.R. 4311, the "Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act"

This letter was sent to the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee, the House Committee on Financial Services, and the House Committee on Foreign Affairs regarding S. 2098/H.R. 4311, the “Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act” and efforts to reform the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS).

Issue BriefApr 10, 2018 - 9:00am

Global Digital Policy Declaration

The Global Digital Policy Declaration outlines ten principles that will help promote competitiveness and economic growth.

Press ReleaseMar 16, 2018 - 11:00am

U.S. Chamber to Launch Defense and Aerospace Export Council

Keith Webster Hired to Serve as President

Above the FoldFeb 28, 2018 - 9:00am
Arizona state flag

How One Border State is Paving the Way for NAFTA-Powered Jobs and Growth

A new NAFTA must be built through a practical and business-savvy modernization.

EventFeb 27, 2018 - 8:00am to 3:00pm

2018 Invest in America! Summit

The Invest in America! Summit brings together global investors and U.S. stakeholders to discuss benefits and challenges of foreign investment in the U.S., and to promote opportunities for partnership.

Above the FoldFeb 02, 2018 - 9:15am
Nachos, made better by NAFTA

The Super Bowl Without NAFTA? Not So Super.

On Sunday 100 million Americans will gather around TVs, snark at the commercials, and stuff their faces with food, all thanks to NAFTA.