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
  • Kathleen Aldrich, 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 FoldMay 22, 2017 - 10:45am
May 18, 2017 - Washington, DC, USA: U.S. Invest In America Summit, featuring Vice President Mike Pence, Treasury Sec. Steve Mnuchin. With Tom Donohue, and Myron Brilliant.    Photo by Joshua Roberts / © U.S. Chamber of Commerce

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EventMay 18, 2017 - 8:30am to 3:00pm
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Invest in America! 2017 Summit

The goal of the Invest in America! initiative is to increase foreign investment into the United States, and to help investors obtain better - and better quality – returns on their investments.

Press ReleaseMay 02, 2017 - 3:00am

U.S. Chamber Report Offers Framework for US-EU Cybersecurity Cooperation

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce today released a report, Transatlantic Cybersecurity: Forging a United Response to Universal Threats, which proposes a set of recommendations that would more closely align the approaches of the United States and European Union regarding frameworks, standards, and practices for cybersecurity. The report was released as part of a business delegation led by the U.S. Chamber to Tallinn, Berlin, and Brussels to discuss transatlantic cybersecurity efforts.

Press ReleaseApr 19, 2017 - 2:00pm

U.S. Chamber Welcomes Secretary of State Tillerson for U.S.-Saudi CEO Summit

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Council of Saudi Chambers of Commerce & Industry, today welcomed Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Saudi Minister of Commerce and Investment H.E. Dr. Majid Al-Qasabi for the second annual U.S.-Saudi Arabia CEO Summit. The summit brought together government officials and business leaders from both countries to discuss challenges and opportunities to expanding the U.S.-Saudi economic partnership and creating new jobs.

Press ReleaseMar 31, 2017 - 2:45pm

U.S. Chamber’s Donohue Comments on President Trump’s Trade-Related Executive Orders

WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Thomas J. Donohue issued the following statement regarding President Trump’s trade-related executive orders:

LetterMar 22, 2017 - 10:15am

U.S. Chamber Letter on the Nomination of Robert Lighthizer to be U.S. Trade Representative

This letter was sent to the members of the Senate Finance Committee in support of the nomination of Robert Lighthizer to be U.S. Trade Representative. 

Press ReleaseMar 15, 2017 - 10:00am

U.S. Chamber Launches U.S.-Colombia Business Council

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Chamber of Commerce today launched the U.S.-Colombia Business Council, an organization that will endeavor to build upon already close economic ties between the two countries in order to foster a stronger, more robust commercial partnership.

Press ReleaseFeb 22, 2017 - 12:00pm

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Releases Reports on Best Practices for Privacy Regulators and the Economic Impact of Cross-Border ICT Services

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce today released two reports on best practices for privacy regulators and the economic impact of cross-border information and communications technology (ICT) services. The first report reveals $1.72 trillion in global GDP gains that could result from reducing market and regulatory barriers to cross-border ICT services. The second report highlights best practices for global data protection authorities (DPAs) that will contribute to effective data protection governance.

ReportFeb 22, 2017 - 9:00am

Globally Connected, Locally Delivered: The Economic Impact of Cross-Border ICT Services

This report uses a model to quantify the economic impact of full liberalisation of cross-border ICT services rules globally by creating an open, competitive marketplace. The report examines a group of eight globally important markets from a diverse range of economic development, including Brazil, the European Union, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Nigeria, Turkey, and Vietnam. Our findings demonstrate across the board benefits.