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

Read our International Recommendations for the Biden Administration 

International Policy Staff

  • John Murphy, Senior Vice President, International Policy
  • Kris Denzel, Senior Director, International Policy
  • Mary Kate Carter, 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
  • Abel Torres, Senior Director, Center for Global Regulatory Cooperation
  • Evangelos Razis, Senior Manager, Center for Global Regulatory Cooperation

GRC Website

Recent Activity

Letters to CongressJun 22, 2021 - 12:45pm

U.S. Chamber Letter on Antitrust Legislation

This Hill letter was sent to the House Committee on the Judiciary, on several bills the committee will mark up related to antitrust law.

Press ReleaseJun 17, 2021 - 1:00pm

U.S. Chamber: United States Should Host APEC in 2023

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce today called on the Biden-Harris Administration to host the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum in 2023.  The United States last hosted the once-annual meetings in 2011 in Honolulu. 

ReportJun 03, 2021 - 9:00am

Policy Recommendations for the New Administration: UAE

The United States and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) enjoy a strong and strategic bilateral relationship with the economic partnership serving as a critical avenue for mutual collaboration and investment. As a global hub for innovation, business, and finance, the UAE has increasingly become a more attractive destination for U.S. companies to invest and do business. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and its U.S.-UAE Business Program are ready to work with the Biden Administration as it considers the future of the U.S.-UAE bilateral relationship through the newly established Strategic Dialogue and continuation of the existing Economic Policy Dialogue.

Letters to CongressMay 27, 2021 - 2:00pm

U.S. Chamber Letter on S. 1260, “United States Innovation and Competition Act”

This Hill letter was sent to the Members of the United States Senate on the manager’s amendment to S. 1260, the, "United States Innovation and Competition Act."

Above the FoldMay 27, 2021 - 8:45am
USA and European Union flags waving in the wind

Transatlantic Relations: Convergence in Principle, Divergence in Fact?

Here is everything you need to know ahead of next month's U.S.-EU leaders’ summit.

Letters to CongressMay 27, 2021 - 8:45am

U.S. Chamber Letter on H.R. 2668, the “Consumer Protection and Recovery Act"

This Hill letter was sent to the Members of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, on H.R. 2668, the “Consumer Protection and Recovery Act."

Issue BriefMay 26, 2021 - 10:00am

Restoring Transatlantic Leadership

Ahead of the June 15 U.S.-EU Summit, the U.S. Chamber and BusinessEurope outline a series of urgent, short-term priorities which should be addressed to resolve commercial disputes, bolster our economic growth prospects, and chart a path for future cooperation.

EventMay 18, 2021 - 9:00am to May 19, 2021 - 12:00pm
Global Forum on Recovery Event Teaser

Global Forum on Economic Recovery

The Chamber will convene its inaugural Global Forum on Economic Recovery on May 18 and 19, 2021, led by U.S. Chamber CEO and President Suzanne Clark. The forum will bring together government leaders and business executives to discuss the opportunities and impediments to a global recovery.

EventMay 11, 2021 - 3:40pm to 4:30pm
Virtual InSTEP Discussion featuring Senator Chris Van Hollen and Senator Todd Young

Virtual InSTEP Discussion with Senator Chris Van Hollen and Senator Todd Young

Please join us for a dynamic discussion with Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) and Senator Todd Young (R-IN) on China and pending legislation, COVID and global recovery efforts, trade policy and more.

Letters to CongressMay 11, 2021 - 12:00pm

Open Letter to the President of the United States on the Need for U.S. Leadership in Global Vaccinations

Open Letter to the President of the United States on the Need for U.S. Leadership in Global Vaccinations.