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. 

Priorities

  • 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

ArticleOct 23, 2020 - 10:45am
2020 Brazil-U.S. Business Council Connect Summit

Brazil on a Path to Sustainable Recovery

The Brazil-U.S. Business Council (BUSBC) and International Policy Coalition for Sustainable Growth have an ongoing dialogue with the Brazilian government on ways to improve its regulatory framework to meet international standards on sustainability and environmental performance. The U.S.

EventOct 22, 2020 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
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2020 Forecast on Latin America and the Caribbean (FOLAC) Conference

The event will focus on issues such as: U.S.-Latin American & Caribbean Agenda for 2021-2024: Trade & Beyond (October 8); Road to Recovery: Healthcare, Innovation & Regional Economic Prospects (October 15); and Foundations for Growth: Rule of Law & Digital Transformation (October 22).

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Repeats every day until Thu Oct 15 2020.
Oct 19, 2020 - 8:30am to Oct 20, 2020 - 11:00am
Brazil President Event October 2020

2020 U.S.-Brazil Connect Summit

2020 U.S.-Brazil Connect Summit

EventOct 15, 2020 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
FOLAC Event Graphic

2020 Forecast on Latin America and the Caribbean (FOLAC) Conference

The event will focus on issues such as: U.S.-Latin American & Caribbean Agenda for 2021-2024: Trade & Beyond (October 8); Road to Recovery: Healthcare, Innovation & Regional Economic Prospects (October 15); and Foundations for Growth: Rule of Law & Digital Transformation (October 22).

EventOct 08, 2020 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
FOLAC Event Graphic

2020 Forecast on Latin America and the Caribbean (FOLAC) Conference

The event will focus on issues such as: U.S.-Latin American & Caribbean Agenda for 2021-2024: Trade & Beyond (October 8); Road to Recovery: Healthcare, Innovation & Regional Economic Prospects (October 15); and Foundations for Growth: Rule of Law & Digital Transformation (October 22).

Press ReleaseOct 02, 2020 - 3:45pm

Colombian President Iván Duque, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross, and EXIM Chairman Kimberly A. Reed headline 4th Annual U.S.-Colombia Business Summit

The summit convened executives from the two countries for a virtual dialogue on strengthening the trade and investment relationship and building economic resilience

Above the FoldOct 01, 2020 - 10:45am
US-Australia

Top 5 Reasons to Celebrate the U.S.-Australia FTA

It's the 15th anniversary of the U.S. - Australia Free Trade agreement. Here's why it matters:

ReportSep 29, 2020 - 9:00am

Leveraging Digital Technologies to Improve Health Care Outcomes: An opportunity for policy collaboration in the U.S.-Japan bilateral relationship

Digital advancements in health care are propelling innovation and driving long - term structural changes in how health car e is delivered — trends that the COVID -19 pandemic has only accelerated. From digital tools driving research and development of treatments and vaccines for COVID -19 to delivering health care remotely through telemedicine, both the response and recovery phases are heavily dependent on new technologies.

ReportSep 24, 2020 - 12:15pm

Formalizing U.S.-UK Financial Regulatory Dialogue

The U.S. Chamber and the Chamber’s U.S.-UK Business Council are among approximately 20 financial and professional services organizations that have joined together as the British American Finance Alliance (BAFA) to propose a vision for forward-looking U.S.-UK regulatory cooperation in the financial sector. Today, the Alliance launched its initial paper outlining a series of suggestions for future U.S.-UK economic engagement on services issues, especially relevant in the context of the ongoing trade negotiations.

Above the FoldSep 23, 2020 - 10:15am
US EU

Transatlantic Trade: Time to Pull the Rusty Nails

We explain how the U.S. and EU can build stronger ties by working collaboratively on a broad agenda for transatlantic trade.