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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. 

Projects and Programs

Recent Activity

Above the FoldAug 17, 2017 - 10:30am
General James Mattis, U.S. secretary of defense, speaks during a news conference with Tomomi Inada, Japan's defense minister. Photographer: Akio Kon/Bloomberg

Sec. Mattis: Why America Must Engage with the World

"And by the time they got done, they created a new world order, and every nation on Earth … has actually benefitted."

Above the FoldAug 16, 2017 - 12:00pm
Workers load a segment of drilling equipment onto a truck at Ellicott Dredges.

NAFTA Helps Small Business Manufacturers Grow

Many small businesses across the country have benefited – and continue to benefit – greatly from NAFTA.

Above the FoldAug 16, 2017 - 9:00am
U.S. President Donald Trump shakes hands with Justin Trudeau, Canada's prime minister. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

First in a Series: Growth and Opportunity for North America

Twenty-five years ago this week, negotiations for the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) were concluded.

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

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

Advance Trade Facilitation

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

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.

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.