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

 

 

 

 

Priorities

  • Advocate for a modernized NAFTA that retains the extensive benefits of the original agreement while updating rules in areas such as digital trade, IP, and customs, and oppose moves to withdraw from the agreement.
  • Ensure that U.S. trade agreements are consistently and faithfully enforced.
  • Use the Trade Promotion Authority law to reach new trade and investment agreements to ensure a level playing field for U.S. workers, farmers, and companies.
  • Renew the Generalized System of Preferences.
  • Use the reformed Miscellaneous Tariff Bill process to help U.S. manufacturers and other businesses maintain their competitive edge.
  • Represent U.S. business interests in the Brexit negotiations to maintain strong EU-UK trade and investment ties and pave the way for a closer U.S.-UK trade relationship.
  • Restore the U.S. Export-Import Bank to its full breadth of operations to counter the aggressive trade finance operations of other countries’ export credit agencies.
  • Secure a long-term reauthorization of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation.
  • Work to secure ratification of treaties for the avoidance of double taxation with Hungary, Poland, and Chile and protocols amending existing conventions with Switzerland, Luxembourg, Spain, and Japan.
  • Win congressional approval of permanent normal trade relations with Kazakhstan and its graduation from the Jackson–Vanik amendment to the Trade Act of 1974.

Recent Activity

Press ReleaseMay 23, 2019 - 8:30am

U.S.-India Business Council Commends Prime Minister Modi On His Historic Re-Election

Ushering in an opportunity for global economic and strategic leadership in IndiaWASHINGTON, D.C. — Nisha Biswal, President of the U.S.-India Business Council at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, issued the following statement today following the successful conclusion of India’s elections, the largest democratic exercise in history.

EventMay 23, 2019 - 8:30am to 10:00am
Graphic for Innovative Nations Event on May 23rd

Innovative Nations: Why USMCA is good for the innovative economies of North America

A discussion about the importance of the IP provisions in the USMCA and the importance of swiftly ratifying the agreement.

Above the FoldMay 22, 2019 - 12:45pm
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce hosted H.E. Iván Duque Márquez, President of the Republic of Colombia (right), for a keynote address during his first official visit to Washington, D.C. on February 14, 2019.

U.S.-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement: 7 Years of Continued Economic Growth

This month, the U.S. and Colombia mark the seventh anniversary of the bilateral trade promotion agreement.

Above the FoldMay 20, 2019 - 9:00am
Packages move along conveyer belts at the Amazon.com fulfillment center in Robbinsville, NJ.

Supply Chains: Virtually Invisible, Vitally Important

The U.S. Chamber will leverage its lobbying muscle, deep resources, and expertise to modernize them for the consumers and companies.

Above the FoldMay 17, 2019 - 3:45pm
President Donald Trump speaks at the National Association of Realtors Legislative Meeting and Trade Expo in Washington, D.C.

President Trump Agrees to Lift Steel and Aluminum Tariffs on Canada and Mexico

This action delivers a welcome burst of momentum for the USMCA in Congress.

Press ReleaseMay 17, 2019 - 2:15pm

U.S. Chamber Applauds Administration for Lifting the Steel and Aluminum Tariffs

Bringing a burst of momentum to USMCAWASHINGTON, D.C. — Thomas J. Donohue, President and CEO, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, issued the following statement today following the administration's announcement to end the steel and aluminum tariffs on Canada and Mexico.

Press ReleaseMay 17, 2019 - 10:00am

U.S. Chamber Statement on Administration's Announcement to Delay Auto Tariffs

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Neil Bradley, Executive Vice President and Chief Policy Officer, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, issued the following statement today regarding the administration's announcement to delay implementation of auto tariffs.

Above the FoldMay 10, 2019 - 2:45pm
China and U.S. flags superimposed on shipping containers.

Quick Take: Your Primer on Trump’s China Tariffs

Tariffs fall squarely on the shoulders of American consumers, manufacturers, farmers, and ranchers.

Press ReleaseMay 10, 2019 - 2:00pm

U.S. Chamber Statement on U.S.-China Trade Negotiations

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Myron Brilliant, Executive Vice President and Head of International Affairs, U.S. Chamber of Commerce issued the following statement today regarding the U.S.-China trade negotiations.

ReportMay 09, 2019 - 10:30am

GPE May Quarterly Update

Global Policy Engagement Quarterly Update for May 2019