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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
  • Christopher Wenk, Executive Director, International Policy
  • Derek Gianino, 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, Senior Manager, Center for Global Regulatory Cooperation
  • Kara Sutton, Senior Manager, Center for Global Regulatory Cooperation
  • GRC Website

Recent Activity

Above the FoldAug 22, 2017 - 5:00pm
Senator Dick Durbin, a Democrat from Illinois, speaks to reporters after a news conference at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015. President Barack Obama and top lawmakers from both parties reached a tentative budget agre

Inverted Logic on Corporate Inversions

Sen. Durbin and Rep. DeLauro are seeking to single out and punish a small number of companies.

LetterAug 22, 2017 - 2:00pm

Letter to USTR Lighthizer on NAFTA Digital Priorities

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce writes to the Honorable Robert Lighthizer to ensure that he urges NAFTA partners avoid innovation-inhibiting practices that undermine the benefits of trade during his negotiations. The letter focuses on digital priorities including electronic transmissions and cyber-security.

Issue BriefAug 18, 2017 - 2:15pm

Strengthen the World Trade Organization

 Despite a number of challenges, the U.S. business community continues to regard the WTO as indispensable. The global rules-based trading system it embodies has benefited the United States and the entire world. Eight successful multilateral negotiating rounds have helped increase world trade from $58 billion in 1948 to well above $20 trillion today.

Issue BriefAug 15, 2017 - 9:00pm

Adopt Talent-Oriented Immigration Policies

 Faced with fierce international competition to devise the products and services of tomorrow, companies are constantly seeking access to workers with cutting-edge skills. While many of the world’s top scientists, researchers, and engineers are U.S.

Issue BriefAug 15, 2017 - 9:00pm

Foster Development through Trade and Aid

 With most of the world’s population and economic growth squarely centered in the developing world, U.S. companies are increasingly reliant on emerging economies. In fact, over half of U.S. exports now go to developing countries.  Accordingly, the U.S.

Issue BriefAug 15, 2017 - 9:00pm

Oppose Unilateral Economic Sanctions

 During the past few decades, Congress and the executive branch have repeatedly imposed unilateral economic sanctions on a variety of countries in the pursuit of foreign policy goals. With so few positive results—and so many unintended consequences—it’s time for a fresh look at U.S.

Issue BriefAug 15, 2017 - 9:00pm

Advance Trade Facilitation

 Around the globe, trade facilitation is increasingly seen as a top priority.

Issue BriefAug 15, 2017 - 8:45pm

Help Small Businesses to Export

 America’s small business owners are hailed as heroes of free enterprise, not least because they generate two-thirds all new U.S. jobs.

Issue BriefAug 15, 2017 - 8:45pm

Seek a Level Playing Field in Trade Finance

 Trade finance has played a key role in international commerce for centuries.