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 ReleaseJun 04, 2019 - 5:15pm

U.S.-Cuba Business Council Statement on Administration’s Travel Restrictions to Cuba

New restrictions will disrupt business operations, harming U.S. companies and the Cuban peopleThe U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s U.S.-Cuba Business Council issued the following statement regarding the administration’s additional restrictions on U.S. travelers and vessels to Cuba:

Press ReleaseJun 04, 2019 - 2:15pm

U.S.-India Business Council Honors Google CEO Sundar Pichai and Nasdaq President and CEO Adena Friedman with 2019 Global Leadership Award

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s U.S.-India Business Council (USIBC) today announced its selection of Google Chief Executive Officer Sundar Pichai and Nasdaq President and Chief Executive Officer Adena Friedman as the recipients of its 2019 Global Leadership Awards. The awards will be conferred at the USIBC India Ideas Summit and Annual Meeting, held at the U.S.

Above the FoldMay 31, 2019 - 9:45am
A truck waits to enter Mexico at the Calexico East Port of Entry in Calexico, CA.

Quick Take: Your Primer on the New Tariffs on Mexico

President Trump announced plans to impose a 5% tariff on all goods from Mexico starting June 10.

Press ReleaseMay 30, 2019 - 10:30pm

U.S. Chamber Warns Against Tariffs on Mexico

Washington, D.C. -- Neil Bradley, Executive Vice President and Chief Policy Officer, U.S. Chamber of Commerce issued the following statement today following the Administration's announcement to impose tariffs on Mexico in response to the influx of migrants at the southern border.

Press ReleaseMay 24, 2019 - 11:30am

U.S. Chamber Statement on Theresa May Resignation

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Marjorie Chorlins, executive director of the U.S. Chamber’s U.S.-UK Business Council issued the following statement following the resignation of British Prime Minister Theresa May:

Issue BriefMay 24, 2019 - 10:45am

PM Theresa May Resigns – Now What?

UK Prime Minister Theresa May announced her intention to resign as leader of the Conservative Party on June 7.

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.