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

Above the FoldApr 04, 2019 - 11:30am
Vehicles stand in line to enter the United States at the San Ysidro port of entry in Tijuana, Mexico.

How Closing the Southern Border Would Slam the U.S. Economy

U.S. goods and services trade with Mexico reached $678 billion last year or $1.85 billion per day.

EventApr 04, 2019 - 9:00am to 1:00pm
Morocco Forum

U.S.-Morocco Trade & Investment Forum

Join us at the fifth edition of the U.S.-Morocco Trade & Investment Forum—the annual gathering of business leaders, government officials, and stakeholders to discuss the development of trade between the U.S., Morocco and the rest of the African continent.

Press ReleaseApr 03, 2019 - 10:45am

U.S.-Egypt Business Council and The American University in Cairo Launch Fellowship Program

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s U.S.-Egypt Business Council announced today their collaboration with The American University in Cairo (AUC) School of Business to launch the Egypt Fellowship Program, aiming to strengthen the bilateral relationship and provide a unique education opportunity to AUC students.  

Press ReleaseApr 01, 2019 - 2:30pm

U.S. Chamber Statement on Closing the U.S.-Mexico Border

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Neil Bradley, executive vice president and chief policy officer, U.S. Chamber of Commerce issued the following statement today in response to the Trump Administration's threat to close the U.S.-Mexico border.

Press ReleaseMar 29, 2019 - 11:45am

U.S. Chamber Statement on Vote of the UK Parliament Rejecting the Withdrawal Agreement for a Third Time

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Marjorie Chorlins, executive director of the U.S. Chamber’s U.S.-UK Business Council, issued the following statement in response to the UK Parliament’s vote to once again reject the negotiated UK-EU Withdrawal Agreement.

Above the FoldMar 29, 2019 - 11:30am
A truck waits to enter Mexico at the Calexico East Port of Entry in Calexico, CA.

One Way to Tank Markets and the U.S. Economy? Close the Border with Mexico.

Five million American jobs depend on trade with our southern neighbor.

Above the FoldMar 27, 2019 - 1:00pm
Left: Egyptian President Anwar Sadat addresses the U.S.-Egypt Business Council’s launch on March 27, 1979. Right: U.S. Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Tom Donohue speaks to Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El Sisi on April 3, 2017.

Celebrating 40 Years of Advancing the U.S.-Egypt Relationship

The U.S. and Egypt enjoy a vibrant trade relationship with over $6 billion dollars going both ways in 2018.

Press ReleaseMar 26, 2019 - 8:00am

Driving Economic Competitiveness through Intellectual Property Policy in ASEAN

Bangkok - The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Global Innovation Policy Center (GIPC) today hosted Driving Economic Competitiveness through Intellectual Property Policy in ASEAN to showcase how intellectual property fuels innovation, creativity, and competition across the globe.

ReportMar 20, 2019 - 7:00am

The Transatlantic Economy 2019

The Transatlantic Economy 2019 report from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the American Chamber of Commerce to the EU documents the strength of the transatlantic economy, but also warns that accumulating frictions between the United States and Europe are testing the resilience of the world’s largest bilateral commercial relationship.