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
  • 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

Recent Activity

Above the FoldJul 30, 2018 - 5:00am
Shipping containers stacked on a ship as it is unloaded at the Port of Los Angeles.

A Slippery, $39 Billion Slope: New Data Analysis Makes Case for Trade, Not Aid

The best way to protect American industries from a damaging trade war is to avoid entering into one in the first place.

Above the FoldJul 26, 2018 - 11:30am
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Trouble Brewing: Why Tariffs are Making it Harder to Make American Beer

Pretty much everything in a brewery that isn’t an ingredient or a stool is made of metal.

Above the FoldJul 25, 2018 - 12:00pm
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‘We Are Caught in the Middle:’ Tariffs Hit Illinois Farmers and Manufacturers Hard

$3.8 billion of the state's exports are vulnerable due to the emerging trade war.

Above the FoldJul 24, 2018 - 2:00pm
A farmer talks on a cell phone while tending to hogs in Walcott, IA.

‘A Really Bad Deal:’ These Iowa Farmers Are Getting Clobbered by Tariff Escalation

Retaliatory tariffs by China, Canada, Mexico, and the European Union threaten $977 billion in exports.

Above the FoldJul 19, 2018 - 8:00am
A worker assembles a Ford Super Duty series pickup truck at the company's manufacturing plant in Louisville, KY.

Tariffs Would Be a Dangerous U-Turn for U.S. Auto Sector

U.S. auto production has doubled over the past decade, and the sector employs nearly 8 million Americans.

Above the FoldJul 16, 2018 - 9:00am

Businesses and Consumers Reel From Trade Measures

The evidence is stacking up and the word is spreading: Tariffs are a major financial strain on American consumers and businesses alike.

Above the FoldJul 13, 2018 - 4:30pm
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‘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

‘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.

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

‘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.