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, Senior Vice President, Center for Global Regulatory Cooperation GRC and Executive Director, International Policy & Antitrust Policy
  • Alex Botting, Director, Center for Global Regulatory Cooperation
  • Evangelos Razis, Senior Manager, Center for Global Regulatory Cooperation
  • GRC Website

Recent Activity

Press ReleaseJun 02, 2020 - 8:30am

U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s U.S.-Bahrain Business Council Welcomes New Co-Chairs from Amazon Web Services

Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s U.S.-Bahrain Business Council recently named Amazon Web Services (AWS) Worldwide Public Sector Vice President Max Peterson and Head of Middle East and Africa Zubin Chagpar as the Council’s new Co-Chairs. Peterson and Chagpar join Mr.

Above the FoldMay 27, 2020 - 11:30am
U.S. & Brazil Flags

Recommendations for a U.S.-Brazil Digital Trade Agreement

The Brazil-U.S. Business Council explains the importance of pursuing a digital trade agreement as the U.S. partnership with Brazil expands.

Issue BriefMay 20, 2020 - 10:00am

Setting the Record Straight on the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the United States

CLAIM: The WTO was created in 1995 to manage the global economy, and in doing so has undermined U.S. sovereignty and drawn economic policymaking authority away from nation-states.

Issue BriefApr 17, 2020 - 6:00pm

Learning the Right Lessons: Safeguarding the U.S. Supply of Medicines and Medical Products

By John Murphy, U.S. Chamber of CommerceThe COVID-19 pandemic has inflicted a heavy toll on the United States in lost lives and mounting economic hardship. While our resilience is unquestionable, the pandemic has laid bare the inadequacies of some aspects of U.S. preparedness, and policy changes are clearly warranted.

Above the FoldApr 14, 2020 - 9:15am
US and Mexico Flags

Success in Fighting COVID-19 Depends on U.S.-Mexico Cooperation on Essential Industries

The U.S. and Mexico should work immediately to align as closely as possible around the CISA guidance to keep supply chains in tact.

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.

Issue BriefJan 09, 2020 - 10:00am

International Trade, Investment, and Regulatory Policy Objectives in 2020

New for 2020, the Chamber outlines the top policy priorities for international trade and investment. The Chamber advocates for trade and investment agreements that are fair and accountable create a level playing field and put American families and workers first.