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

Issue BriefApr 15, 2021 - 4:15pm

Recommendations for Trade in Medical Goods and Services to Facilitate Pandemic Response, Preparedness, and Resiliency

As the beginning of the end of the COVID-19 pandemic comes into view, assessing U.S. trade policies relating to medical goods and services is overdue. Recalibrating U.S. policy can strengthen our response to the pandemic, making needed medical goods and services more widely available in the United States and abroad and build health system resilience around the world.                       

Letters to CongressApr 15, 2021 - 1:30pm

U.S. Chamber Letter on S. 746, the "Trade Security Act"

This Hill letter was sent to the Members of the United States Senate, on S. 746, the "Trade Security Act." This bill is on the Legislative Leadership list for the “How They Voted” scorecard.

ReportApr 14, 2021 - 3:00pm

Policy Recommendations for the New Administration: Brazil

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Brazil-United States Business Council (BUSBC) offers recommendations on expanded priorities including collaboration to combat the global pandemic, a new digitized economy, "green" energy, environmental protection, and initiatives to build on 2020’s important, but incomplete, bilateral trade agreement.

ReportApr 14, 2021 - 1:00pm

Policy Recommendations for the New Administration: Egypt

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce's U.S.-Egypt Business Council offers recommendations to enhance the U.S.-Egypt economic relationship.

Letters to CongressApr 13, 2021 - 4:15pm

U.S. Chamber Letter on H.R. 2393, the “No Oil Producing and Exporting Cartels (NOPEC) Act"

This Hill letter was sent to the House Committee on the Judiciary on H.R. 2393, the “No Oil Producing and Exporting Cartels (NOPEC) Act."

Letters to CongressApr 13, 2021 - 3:15pm

U.S. Chamber Letter on a Committee Report on Antitrust

This letter was sent to the Members of the House Committee on the Judiciary, on the the Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial and Administrative Law’s majority staff report on the “Investigation of Competition in Digital Markets."

EventApr 07, 2021 - 4:00pm to 5:15pm

Virtual InSTEP with Ash Carter

Join the U.S. Chamber of Commerce for a session with former Secretary of Defense and Harvard Kennedy School Director of the Belfer Center Ash Carter, moderated by Washington Post Columnist David Ignatius.

Above the FoldMar 26, 2021 - 11:15am
Transatlantic economy

New Transatlantic Economy Report Affirms U.S. and Europe Enjoy the World’s Largest Commercial Relationship

Robust and productive engagement is critical in order to mitigate the challenges facing both Europe and the U.S.

Above the FoldMar 22, 2021 - 12:30pm
iraq and us trade and economics

Reimagining the U.S.-Iraq Economic Relationship: 4 Ideas for the Biden Administration

The United States and Iraq must work together to bring about better opportunities and economic prosperity for the Iraqi people to help secure a stable, democratic and growing Iraq.

Letters to CongressMar 16, 2021 - 2:00pm

U.S. Chamber Letter to the Senate on the Nomination of Katherine Tai to be U.S. Trade Representative

This Hill letter was sent to the Members of the United States Senate, on the nomination of Katherine Tai to be United States Trade Representative.