- 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
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
Issue BriefDec 11, 2020 - 5:00pm
With end-of-year legislation to fund the government and provide pandemic relief under debate in Congress, it is important that legislation to renew the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) and the Miscellaneous Tariff Bill (MTB) not get lost in the shuffle.
EventNov 23, 2020 - 9:00am to Nov 24, 2020 - 11:00am
The U.S. Chamber's U.S.-Iraq Business Council welcomes you to join us for a virtual conference on Post-COVID-19 Economic Priorities in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, which will feature high-level speakers from the Kurdistan Regional Government, United States Government, and leading U.S. companies.
Letters to CongressAug 03, 2020 - 1:30pm
This Hill letter was sent to the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, on the nomination of Dr. Kenneth Weinstein to be U.S. Ambassador to Japan.
CommentJul 31, 2020 - 12:00pm
The Chamber joined a multi association letter addressed to the European Commission, U.S. Department of Commerce, and the European Data Protection Board to urge policymakers and government stakeholders on both sides of the Atlantic to begin immediate negotiations on a successor agreement that provides a solid legal framework to avoid trade disruptions to EU-U.S. data flows.
EventJul 22, 2020 - 8:30am to 12:00pm
This year, the Summit Speakers included U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo; Minister of External Affairs S. Jaishankar, Ambassador of India to the United States Taranjit Singh Sandhu, U.S. Ambassador to India Ken Juster, Senator Mark Warner; Representative Ami Bera, and more.
Press ReleaseJul 10, 2020 - 5:30pm
U.S. Chamber’s Brilliant: 'France’s unilateral and discriminatory digital services tax only adds to the headwinds facing the global economy'
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Myron Brilliant, executive vice president and head of International Affairs, at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, issued the following statement today following news that the U.S. plans to retaliate against France’s digital services tax (DST):
Above the FoldJul 09, 2020 - 11:15am
Breaking down all things antitrust laws: their place in the election narrative, why they matter, how they impact the market, and more.