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

Above the FoldJul 13, 2018 - 4:30pm
Cheese State

‘They Walked Away:’ Three Wisconsin Industries Reeling from Tariffs

More than $1 billion of the state’s exports are vulnerable due to the emerging trade war.

Above the FoldJul 13, 2018 - 11:45am
Florida

‘We’re All Just in Limbo:’ 3 Florida Business Owners Feeling the Heat of Tariffs

More than $713 million of the state's exports are vulnerable due to the emerging trade war.

Above the FoldJul 11, 2018 - 5:00pm
OHIO

‘I’ve Lost my Competitive Advantage:’ 3 Ohio Small Businesses Hurt by Tariffs

From manufacturing to agriculture, business owners are coping with the changes to come. For small businesses, there are no winners.

LetterJul 11, 2018 - 11:30am

Key Vote Alert! - The motion to instruct conferees dealing with tariffs offered by Senator Corker to H.R. 5895

U.S. Chamber Senior Vice President for Congressional and Public Affairs Jack Howard today sent a Key Vote Alert! letter to all members of the United States Senate in support of the motion to instruct conferees dealing with tariffs offered by Senator Corker to H.R. 5895.

Above the FoldJul 10, 2018 - 11:00pm
penn

‘Real Ugly, Real Quick': 3 Pennsylvania Industries Feeling the Sting of Tariffs

From manufacturing to agriculture, business owners are coping with the changes to come. For small businesses, there are no winners.

Above the FoldJul 09, 2018 - 4:30pm
Pawns on a chess board

‘I Feel Like We’re the Pawns:’ Meet 3 Michigan Small Businesses Already Hurt by Tariffs

More than $2.3 billion in Michigan exports are vulnerable due to the emerging trade war, leaving business owners paying the bill.

Above the FoldJul 09, 2018 - 1:45pm
A worker watches soybeans being loaded onto a truck at a grain elevator in Ohio, IL.

Tariff War Hits U.S. Agriculture and Manufacturing

Tariffs are a tax – one paid not by foreigners but by Americans.

TestimonyJun 27, 2018 - 9:30am

Sean Heather Testimony: The Need for U.S. Leadership on Digital Trade

Sean Heather, vice president of the Center for Global Regulatory Cooperation, is testifying today before the Joint Economic Committee during a hearing on “The Need for U.S. Leadership on Digital Trade.”

Press ReleaseMay 30, 2018 - 7:30am

U.S. Chamber Statement on Additional Steel, Aluminum Tariffs and Quotas

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Chamber of Commerce Executive Vice President and Head of International Affairs Myron Brilliant issued the following statement today regarding the upcoming June 1 deadline for exemptions from proposed steel and aluminum tariffs:

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: