International Trade and Investment

Selling more of our goods and services around the world is crucial to creating American jobs, helping small businesses, and keeping the United States ahead of its global competitors.

The Chamber wants to negotiate trade and investment agreements that are fair and accountable, that create a level playing field, and that put American families and workers first.

Trade policy can and must benefit all consumers and businesses, including small businesses, which represent 98% of all U.S. exporters.

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    Recent Activity

    Press ReleaseAug 25, 2019 - 1:15pm

    U.S. Chamber Statement on Preliminary U.S.-Japan Trade Deal

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Myron Brilliant, executive vice president and head of international affairs, U.S. Chamber of Commerce issued the following statement today in response to the president's announcement of a forthcoming U.S.-Japan trade deal:

    Above the FoldAug 23, 2019 - 1:45pm
    Shipping dock, California

    Why Tariffs on Imports Have Been Bad for Exports

    The tariff war between the U.S. and China has inflicted serious harm on American exports.

    Above the FoldAug 21, 2019 - 11:15am
    Gloucester, New Jersey

    New Jersey Needs USMCA Passage to Safeguard Jobs

    Trade with Canada and Mexico supports 348,700 jobs based in New Jersey alone.

    Issue BriefAug 21, 2019 - 10:00am

    Italy’s Prime Minister Resigns – Next Steps Unclear

    Yesterday, Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte resigned. His move pre-empted a no confidence vote in the Government that was called by the far-right, anti-immigration League Party, headed by Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini.

    CommentAug 14, 2019 - 9:00am

    U.S. Chamber Comments on Docket No. USTR-2019-0009: Initiation of Section 301 Investigation of France's Digital Services Tax

    On August 14, the U.S. Chamber submitted the following comments to USTR on the Section 301 Investigation of France’s Digital Services Tax pursuant to Federal Register Notice (FRN) 2019-15081/Docket No. USTR-2019-0009, as published on July 16, 2019.

    Press ReleaseAug 13, 2019 - 11:30am

    U.S. Chamber Statement on Administration’s Announcement to Delay Additional Chinese Tariffs

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Neil Bradley, Executive Vice President and Chief Policy Officer, U.S. Chamber of Commerce issued the following statement today in response to the administration's announcement to delay its proposed ten percent tariff on imports from China.

    Above the FoldAug 13, 2019 - 7:30am

    USMCA Passage Crucial for Arizona Farmers, Manufacturers, Small Businesses

    Trade with Canada and Mexico supports 228,300 jobs based in Arizona.

    Above the FoldAug 12, 2019 - 9:00am
    U.S. Chamber of Commerce CEO Tom Donohue (left) and business association executives call for Congress to ratify the USMCA trade agreement.

    Business to Congress: Approve USMCA

    The business community is working overtime to urge Congress to support this trade pact.