International Policy Committee

The International Policy Committee (IPC) focuses on international trade, investment, and regulatory policies.

The International Policy Committee (IPC) focuses on international trade, investment, and regulatory policies.  IPC members provide input to the Chamber’s Board of Directors in these policy areas. The committee meets three times a year and as needed to address issues as they arise. 

Recent Activity

EventAug 13, 2020 - 9:00am to 10:30am

B20 Virtual Global Dialogue

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and B20 Saudi Arabia present a B20 Virtual Global Dialogue, with a focus on "Building Economic Resilience Through Digital Transformation"

CommentJan 10, 2020 - 3:45pm

U.S. Chamber of Commerce ICTS Supply Chain Comments

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce (Chamber) respectfully submits the following comments in response to the U.S. Department of Commerce’s (Department) request for comment on the proposed rule to implement Executive Order 13873 (EO), Securing the Information and Communications Technology and Services Supply Chain (rulemaking or proposal). This proposal would provide the U.S. government with the authority to intervene in, block, and unwind certain information and communications technology and service (ICTS) transactions on national security grounds.

CommentJan 10, 2020 - 3:45pm

Multi Association Letter - ICTS Supply Chain Proposed Rule

The undersigned associations respectfully submit this letter on behalf of our member companies regarding the U.S. Department of Commerce’s (“Department” or “Commerce”) proposed rule to implement Executive Order 13873, Securing the Information and Communications Technology and Services (“ICTS”) Supply Chain (“proposed rule” or “proposal”). As written, the proposed rule would provide the U.S. government with the authority to intervene in, block, and unwind certain ICTS transactions on national security grounds. As longtime partners in the U.S. government’s efforts to provide national security while strengthening our economy and technology leadership, we welcome the opportunity to share an overview of our members’ views on the proposed rule. We look forward to working with the Department to shape a rule that both addresses national security risk while simultaneously supporting U.S. innovation and promoting the growth of the U.S. economy.

Op EdDec 12, 2019 - 10:00am

John Murphy: A unilateral digital services tax would be a mistake for Canada

Federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau said this week that the Liberal minority government plans to implement a unilateral digital services tax (DST). This would be a mistake with broad ramifications for Canada. The digitalization of the world economy is proceeding at a remarkable clip, and it presents undeniable public-policy challenges, including in taxation. The flow of data across borders has risen 150-fold since 2005, and digital commerce has in turn become a powerful driver of growth.

TestimonyDec 04, 2019 - 5:30pm

Statement on U.S.-Japan Trade Agreements

WRITTEN COMMENTSON: “U.S.-Japan Trade Agreements”TO: Subcommittee on Trade, U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Ways & MeansBY: The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and U.S.-Japan Business Council

CommentAug 14, 2019 - 9:00am

U.S. Chamber Comments on Docket No. USTR-2019-0009: Initiation of Section 301 Investigation of France's Digital Services Tax

On August 14, the U.S. Chamber submitted the following comments to USTR on the Section 301 Investigation of France’s Digital Services Tax pursuant to Federal Register Notice (FRN) 2019-15081/Docket No. USTR-2019-0009, as published on July 16, 2019.

Letters to CongressFeb 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).

Letters to CongressFeb 06, 2019 - 4:30pm

U.S. Chamber Letter Supporting the "Trade Security Act"

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

Press ReleaseJun 27, 2017 - 5:00pm

U.S. Chamber Raises Questions Over EU Antitrust Decision

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Executive Vice President and Head of International Affairs Myron Brilliant issued the following statement today following the European Commission’s decision against Google for violating European Union antitrust laws: