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

Letters to CongressJan 30, 2019 - 5:00pm

U.S. Chamber letter on the Bicameral Congressional Trade Authority Act of 2019

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.”

Letters to CongressJan 11, 2019 - 4:30pm

United States Reciprocal Trade Act

This letter was sent to the U.S. House of Representatives, opposing the United States Reciprocal Trade Act.

CommentDec 14, 2018 - 9:00am

Comments on Negotiating Objectives for a U.S.-EU Trade Agreement

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

Association Letter Urging USTR to Lift 232 Steel and Aluminum Tariffs

The Honorable Robert E. LighthizerU.S. Trade RepresentativeOffice of the U.S. Trade Representative600 17th Street, NWWashington, DC 20508 Dear Ambassador Lighthizer:

TestimonyNov 15, 2018 - 11:00am

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Pre-Hearing Brief: USITC Hearing on the USMCA

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce submitted the following pre-hearing brief to the U.S. International Trade Commission ahead of a hearing titled, "United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA): Likely Impact on the U.S. Economy and on Specific Industry Sectors." 

Letters to CongressOct 30, 2018 - 9:45am

U.S. Chamber Letter to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on European Digital Services Tax

U.S. Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Thomas J. Donohue today sent a letter to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on the potential for a European Digital Services Tax (DST).Read the letter below:October 29, 2018

Above the FoldSep 25, 2018 - 5:00pm
Welcome to Virginia highway sign.

‘Our prices have gone up significantly:’ Tariffs Threaten Virginia Businesses

More than $1.9 billion in Virginia exports are being threatened by the emerging trade war.

Above the FoldSep 20, 2018 - 12:30pm
A container ship sits docked a the Port of Oakland in Oakland, CA.

The High Price of Tariffs

The tariff war will hurt consumers, reverse tax cuts, and cost jobs.

Above the FoldAug 29, 2018 - 10:00am
Shipping containers sit stacked at the Port of Oakland in Oakland, CA.

Piling On: These States Got Walloped by the Latest Trade War Escalation

The tit-for-tat escalation of the tariff war continues. China imposed tariffs on an additional $16 billion in U.S. exports on August 23.

Above the FoldAug 06, 2018 - 9:00am
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Here’s What a Bailout for the Trade War Would Cost

The U.S. Chamber crunched the numbers on the proposed bailout for the trade war.