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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Brazil cuts base rate fourth time in a row, now 12.25% https://t.co/PrcKfYXy5j

02/23/2017

A Model Trade Agreement? Congress Already Provided One https://t.co/zy0INzxC3o https://t.co/kTl1XUXx5T

02/23/2017

#Mexico is our 2nd largest export market & according to the @USTradeRep the US exported over $266 bill in goods & s… https://t.co/7HMtGVsJjV

02/23/2017

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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Visit the TradeSupportsJobs.com map to see how international trade supports jobs and the economy. Search for by state or district for stats on total merchandise or service exports, export destinations, the number of jobs directly supported by exports, and more.

 

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In the News

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce supports the efforts of the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis on their recent workshop series regarding the areas of interest and issues relating to economic integration in Eurasia.

Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 10:45am
Press Release

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce today released two reports on best practices for privacy regulators and the economic impact of cross-border information and communications technology (ICT) services. The first report reveals $1.72 trillion in global GDP gains that could result from reducing market and regulatory barriers to cross-border ICT services. The second report highlights best practices for global data protection authorities (DPAs) that will contribute to effective data protection governance.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 12:00pm
Event

Countries are increasingly pursuing protectionist measures that require businesses to store data locally. Join us for two discussions on issues related to cross border data flows with leading experts.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 9:00am
Report

This report uses a model to quantify the economic impact of full liberalisation of cross-border ICT services rules globally by creating an open, competitive marketplace. The report examines a group of eight globally important markets from a diverse range of economic development, including Brazil, the European Union, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Nigeria, Turkey, and Vietnam. Our findings demonstrate across the board benefits.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 9:00am
Press Release

Groundbreaking Agreement Will Break Down Barriers to Trade for American Small Businesses

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 8:00am