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.

Projects and Programs





    Recent Activity

    CommentDec 13, 2019 - 5:30pm

    America Crece Agenda

    Press ReleaseDec 13, 2019 - 11:15am

    Brilliant: U.S.-China Trade Deal ‘Welcome Gift for American Businesses and Consumers but Urge Administration to Keep Its Eye on the Prize’

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Chamber of Commerce welcomed news today of a Phase I trade agreement between the U.S. and China but urged the two sides to reach a comprehensive agreement in six months.

    Op EdDec 12, 2019 - 10:00am

    John Murphy: A unilateral digital services tax would be a mistake for Canada

    Federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau said this week that the Liberal minority government plans to implement a unilateral digital services tax (DST). This would be a mistake with broad ramifications for Canada. The digitalization of the world economy is proceeding at a remarkable clip, and it presents undeniable public-policy challenges, including in taxation. The flow of data across borders has risen 150-fold since 2005, and digital commerce has in turn become a powerful driver of growth.

    Press ReleaseDec 10, 2019 - 2:00pm

    U.S. Chamber Statement on Impasse at World Trade Organization

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Chamber Executive Vice President and Head of International Affairs Myron Brilliant issued the following statement on the impasse that will cause the Appellate Body of the World Trade Organization (WTO) to cease to function this week:

    Press ReleaseDec 10, 2019 - 10:15am

    U.S. Chamber Statement on USMCA Handshake Deal

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Thomas J. Donohue, CEO, U.S. Chamber of Commerce issued the following statement in response to news that the administration and House Democrats have reached a handshake deal on the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA):

    Above the FoldDec 10, 2019 - 10:00am
    North America on a globe.

    Quick Take: Your Primer on the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA)

    Trade between the U.S. and Canada and Mexico reached $1.4 trillion in 2018, amounting to $3.8 billion daily.

    Press ReleaseDec 06, 2019 - 10:00am

    U.S. Chamber’s U.S.-Pakistan Business Council Elects Steven Kobos Chairman-Elect and Aamer Sheikh Vice Chairman-Elect

    WASHINGTON, D.C— The U.S. Chamber's U.S.-Pakistan Business Council (USPBC) announced the election of Steven Kobos, president and managing director of Excelerate Energy, as chairman-elect. Mr. Kobos will serve a two-year term, succeeding Dr. Mehmood Khan, former vice chairman of PepsiCo.

    ReportDec 05, 2019 - 5:00pm
    Cover of the report "Colombia - U.S. Investment Roadmap"

    The Colombia - U.S. Investment Roadmap

    This report explores additional opportunities to improve ties between Colombian and U.S. businesses, from creative industries, for which the Colombian government has been constructing the necessary physical and intellectual infrastructure, to tourism and logistics. Colombia offers infinite possibilities granting special benefits and incentives

    Press ReleaseDec 05, 2019 - 5:00pm

    U.S. Chamber of Commerce and ANDI Work Towards a Stronger U.S.-Colombia Economic Relationship at Third CEO Summit

    CARTAGENA — The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the National Business Association of Colombia (ANDI) hosted the third U.S.-Colombia Business Summit to strengthen cooperation between the two countries’ private sectors and increase commercial and economic activity. 

    TestimonyDec 04, 2019 - 5:30pm

    Statement on U.S.-Japan Trade Agreements

    WRITTEN COMMENTSON: “U.S.-Japan Trade Agreements”TO: Subcommittee on Trade, U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Ways & MeansBY: The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and U.S.-Japan Business Council