International Trade and Investment

Selling more of our goods and services around the world is a great way to create American jobs, help small businesses, and keep the United States ahead of its global competitors. The Chamber wants to negotiate trade and investment agreements that are fair, accountable, and create a level playing field; put American families and workers first; and benefit consumers and businesses, especially small businesses, which represent 97% of all U.S. exporters. 

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Happy Birthday, #Europe! EU integration has hugely benefitted the US & transatlantic economy. Here's to #EU60 more!


Brazil, U.S. sign accord to exchange military information


#Brazil has already added 35,612 jobs in February, the first monthly increase since March 2015


Our Position

Exports Matter

1 in 4 manufacturing jobs depends on exports.

What better way to create good jobs at home, help small businesses, expand consumer choices, and improve American competitiveness than selling more of our goods and services to countries around the world? 95% of the world's consumers live outside our borders. Yet, while our markets are largely open to trade, many other countries are not.

That's why the U.S. Chamber's international team works every day to build bridges to promising markets abroad, to tear down the barriers that shut U.S. exports out of foreign markets, and to secure a brighter future where international commerce generates economic growth and job creation at home.

Our priorities include:

  • The Trans-Pacific Partnership, which will put fairness and accountability at the heart of our trade relationship with the Asia-Pacific region and open markets for American goods and services.
  • The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, which would remove trade barriers between the United States and European Union, help level the playing the field, and boost economic growth and jobs on both sides of the pond.


Read our Top 10 Overlooked Facts About Trade and see why we believe there's much to gain in expanding international trade.


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This letter was sent to the members of the Senate Finance Committee in support of the nomination of Robert Lighthizer to be U.S. Trade Representative. 

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 10:15am
Press Release

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce today hosted His Excellency Dr. Haider Al-Abadi, Prime Minister of the Republic of Iraq, and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross for a dinner discussion with U.S. business executives. U.S. Chamber executive vice president and head of International Affairs Myron Brilliant welcomed Prime Minister Al-Abadi and Secretary Ross and called for reforms to stimulate the bilateral economic relationship.

Monday, March 20, 2017 - 8:45pm
MiC 2025

Made in China 2025 (MIC 2025) is a comprehensive plan to transform China into an advanced manufacturing leader. Targeting industries that constitute nearly 40 percent of China’s entire industrial value-added manufacturing, according to the Rhodium Group, MIC 2025 is part of China’s efforts to develop a more innovative economy and ascend the global value chain.

Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 10:00am
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Chamber of Commerce today launched the U.S.-Colombia Business Council, an organization that will endeavor to build upon already close economic ties between the two countries in order to foster a stronger, more robust commercial partnership.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 10:00am
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is pleased to share this report. The Chamber and its members have long been committed to aligning trade, regulatory and competition policy in support of open and competitive markets. In recent years, however, the Chamber has grown concerned with disparate approaches to antitrust enforcement around the world and increasingly misguided uses of antitrust as a means to achieve industrial policy outcomes.
Tuesday, March 14, 2017 - 2:30pm