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




Our Priorities

Trade and investment agreements that are fair and accountable create a level playing field and put American families and workers first. 


  • Secure enactment of the U.S.-Canada-Mexico Agreement (USMCA) to retain the benefits of free trade in North America. 
  • Support continued negotiations to address China’s unfair trade and industrial policies. 
  • Advocate for the termination of U.S. tariffs on imports of steel, aluminum, and a wide range of goods from China—and threatened against imports of autos and auto parts—as taxes on American families and businesses that undermine U.S. competitiveness. 
  • Support the negotiation of ambitious, comprehensive trade agreements with Japan, the European Union (EU), and the U.K. that hew closely to the negotiating objectives established in the Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015 (known as Trade Promotion Authority). 
  • Represent U.S. business interests in the Brexit negotiations and the U.K.’s negotiations to secure a new trade agreement with the EU that guarantees continuing, strong commercial ties. 
  • Ensure that the implementing regulations for the Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act of 2018 (FIRRMA) keep the interagency Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) focused specifically on legitimate national security concerns associated with inbound investment. 
  • Advocate for a balanced approach in implementing regulations for the Export Control Reform Act of 2018 that protects national security without unduly hindering legitimate commerce. 
  • Win congressional approval of permanent normal trade relations with Kazakhstan and its graduation from the Jackson-Vanik amendment to the Trade Act of 1974. 
  • Support full funding of the federal international affairs budget to advance U.S. economic interests, national security, and humanitarian values. 
  • Work to secure ratification of treaties for the avoidance of double taxation with respect to taxes on income with Chile, Hungary, and Poland. 

Recent Activity

EventNov 23, 2020 - 9:00am to Nov 24, 2020 - 11:00am
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Post COVID-19 Economic Priorities in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq

The U.S. Chamber's U.S.-Iraq Business Council welcomes you to join us for a virtual conference on Post-COVID-19 Economic Priorities in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, which will feature high-level speakers from the Kurdistan Regional Government, United States Government, and leading U.S. companies.

ReportNov 18, 2020 - 6:00pm
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Bridging Japan’s Pension Savings and Returns Gap: A Focus on Younger Generations

Japanese retirees have long relied on the public pension system to fund their post-retirement living. In this super-aging society, however, sole reliance on the public pension system is not sustainable; a joint solution leveraging both the public and private pension systems will be essential to secure retirees’ financial wellbeing.

EventNov 18, 2020 - 9:00am to 11:00am

U.S. and India: Post Election Perspectives

Join USIBC and leaders from the U.S.-India corridor for a discussion on the 2020 election and a Biden Administration’s approach to trade, investment and strategic engagement in the U.S.-India corridor and beyond.

Press ReleaseNov 17, 2020 - 9:00pm

32nd USKBC-KUSBC Joint Plenary

Members of the U.S.-Korea Business Council and the Korea-U.S. Business Council (the “Councils”) held the 32nd Annual Joint Plenary Meeting on November 16-17 EST (November 17-18 KST) in a hybrid—in-person and virtual—format due to public health and safety concerns amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Centered around the theme, “Fostering U.S.-Korea Commercial Relations and Promoting Economic Growth and Innovation,” the Councils assembled senior business leaders from the United States and Korea to discuss creative ways to enhance U.S.-Korea commercial collaboration and business resiliency and to promote sustainable economic growth.

Press ReleaseNov 16, 2020 - 7:00pm

U.S. Chamber Statement on the Regional Comprehensive Partnership Agreement (RCEP)

WASHINGTON, D.C.— U.S. Chamber Executive Vice President and Head of International Affairs Myron Brilliant issued the following statement today regarding the recently signed Regional Comprehensive Partnership Agreement (RCEP):

Press ReleaseOct 29, 2020 - 12:00pm

Venezuelan Americans Overwhelmingly Support U.S. Companies Remaining in Venezuela, New Survey Shows

WASHINGTON, D.C.—An overwhelming majority of Venezuelan Americans, 80%, support U.S. companies operating in Venezuela, according to a new survey conducted by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and APCO Insight. And 89% of Venezuelan Americans believe that U.S.

Press ReleaseOct 27, 2020 - 9:30pm

Joint Statement 57th U.S.-Japan Business Conference

Redefining U.S.-Japan Business Priorities Amidst a Global Pandemic