The best way to protect American industries from a damaging trade war is to avoid entering into one in the first place.
- Outside our borders are markets that represent 80% of the world’s purchasing power, 92% of its economic growth, and 95% of its consumers. Developing countries buy over half of all U.S. exports.
- More than 41 million Americans jobs depend on trade. Half of all manufacturing jobs depends on exports, and one in three acres on American farms is planted for hungry consumers overseas.
- Many foreign countries still maintain steep tariffs and other barriers against U.S. exports, while the U.S. market is largely wide open. American workers and farmers deserve the opportunity to compete—and succeed—on a level playing field.
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, Vice President, Center for Global Regulatory Cooperation GRC and Executive Director, International Policy & Antitrust Policy
- Alex Botting, Director, Center for Global Regulatory Cooperation
- Kara Sutton, Director, Center for Global Regulatory Cooperation
- GRC Website
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Above the FoldJul 25, 2018 - 12:00pm
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Above the FoldJul 24, 2018 - 2:00pm
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Above the FoldJul 19, 2018 - 8:00am
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Above the FoldJul 13, 2018 - 4:30pm
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Above the FoldJul 13, 2018 - 11:45am
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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
From manufacturing to agriculture, business owners are coping with the changes to come. For small businesses, there are no winners.