On Sunday 100 million Americans will gather around TVs, snark at the commercials, and stuff their faces with food, all thanks to NAFTA.
- 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
- Christopher Wenk, Executive 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
Above the FoldJan 23, 2018 - 11:45am
He’s Been a Family Farmer for nearly 50 Years. He’s Worried Trade Policies Will Make Him one of Iowa’s Last.
Chris Petersen is one of Iowa’s family farmers concerned about the direction of U.S. trade policy and its impact on the state's economy.
Above the FoldDec 15, 2017 - 3:00pm
Small businesses make up 97.7% of all Wisconsin businesses. Nearly nine in ten of those businesses trade their goods and services abroad.
Press ReleaseDec 13, 2017 - 6:00pm
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Chamber of Commerce issued the following statement today from John Murphy, senior vice president for International Policy, regarding digital trade policy developments at the World Trade Organization (WTO) ministerial in Buenos Aires:
TestimonyDec 06, 2017 - 1:45pm
U.S. Chamber Testimony to the House Foreign Affairs Committee's Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia, and Emerging Threats
Marjorie Chorlins, U.S. Chamber Vice President for European Affairs and Executive Director of the U.S. Chamber's U.S.-UK Business Council, testified before the House Foreign Affairs Committee's Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia, and Emerging Threats during a hearing focused on Brexit negotiations.
Above the FoldNov 14, 2017 - 9:00am
Threats to NAFTA have already hurt U.S. wheat. Mexico is making deals with U.S. competitors Brazil and Argentina.
Above the FoldNov 03, 2017 - 4:15pm
U.S. farmers and businesses will be successful if negotiations result in greater access to North American markets.
EventOct 31, 2017 - 9:00am to 11:30am
The Future of NAFTA: The Stakes for American Agriculture and Business, will be a half-day event with panels featuring speakers from agriculture and business. This diverse group of experts will share their views on why modernizing NAFTA makes sense — and why withdrawing from the agreement would be a mistake.
Above the FoldOct 16, 2017 - 4:00pm
The administration’s approach to trade is bringing other nations together in new trade deals — without the U.S.