Liberalized trade with Canada and Mexico has been important to the U.S. economy.
- 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, 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
EventFeb 14, 2019 - 9:00am to 10:30am
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce will host H.E. Iván Duque Márquez, President of the Republic of Colombia, for a keynote address during his first official visit to Washington, D.C.
ReportFeb 13, 2019 - 3:45pm
The report showcases how U.S. corporate investments across Africa, create beneficial economic and social impact by delivering bottom line value for shareholders and communities in which they operate across the continent.
Letters to CongressFeb 06, 2019 - 5:15pm
This letter was sent to the House Committee on the Judiciary, opposing H.R. 948, the No Oil Producing and Exporting Cartels Act (NOPEC).
Letters to CongressFeb 06, 2019 - 4:30pm
This letter was sent to both chambers of Congress in support of the “Trade Security Act.”
Letters to CongressJan 31, 2019 - 1:00pm
January 30, 2019 TO THE MEMBERS OF THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS: The U.S. Chamber of Commerce strongly supports, and urges you to cosponsor, the “BicameralCongressional Trade Authority Act,” and opposes, and urges you to reject calls to cosponsor, the“Reciprocal Trade Act.”
Letters to CongressJan 30, 2019 - 5:00pm
TO THE MEMBERS OF THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS: The U.S. Chamber of Commerce strongly supports, and urges you to cosponsor, the “Bicameral Congressional Trade Authority Act,” and opposes, and urges you to reject calls to cosponsor, the “Reciprocal Trade Act.”
CommentDec 14, 2018 - 9:00am
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Vice President for European Affairs Marjorie Chorlins testified at a USTR hearing outlining U.S. private sector priorities for a U.S.-EU FTA on December 14, 2018.
Letters to CongressNov 26, 2018 - 4:15pm
The Honorable Robert E. LighthizerU.S. Trade RepresentativeOffice of the U.S. Trade Representative600 17th Street, NWWashington, DC 20508 Dear Ambassador Lighthizer: