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





    Recent Activity

    Above the FoldAug 07, 2019 - 5:30pm
    Cargo Ship in Hong Kong

    New Tariff on Chinese Imports Could be a Nightmare for American Businesses, Consumers

    Reaching a fair trading relationship with China is crucial, but the cost of tariffs almost always fall to American businesses and families.

    Above the FoldAug 07, 2019 - 12:00pm
    York County, Pennsylvania.

    North American Trade Supports nearly 500k Jobs in Pennsylvania Alone

    Trade with Canada and Mexico supports 477,900 jobs based in Pennsylvania, making USMCA vital for Pennsylvania workers.

    Above the FoldAug 01, 2019 - 5:30pm
    USMCA Press Conference

    USMCA Momentum Growing as Congress Heads Home for August Recess

    Momentum for USMCA's passage is growing as industry leaders come together to emphasize its importance for businesses, workers, and families.

    Press ReleaseAug 01, 2019 - 3:30pm

    U.S. Chamber Statement on Escalation of Chinese Tariffs

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Myron Brilliant, executive vice president and head of International Affairs, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, issued the following statement today after the president's announcement to raise tariffs on Chinese imports:

    Letters to CongressJul 25, 2019 - 3:15pm

    U.S. Chamber Letter Supporting the Export-Import Bank Reauthorization Act of 2019

    This letter was sent to the United States Senate, supporting the Export-Import Bank Reauthorization Act of 2019.

    EventJul 25, 2019 - 1:00pm to 5:30pm

    The 2019 Africa Business Forum

    The Africa Business Forum will convene global business executives, government officials, academic leaders, and 100 Mandela Washington Fellows coming from various countries in Africa.

    EventJul 25, 2019 - 11:00am to 11:45am

    Business Association Leaders Host USMCA Press Conference

    U.S. Chamber CEO Thomas J. Donohue will host a press conference alongside leading industry associations about the urgent need for Congress to pass the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement. Representatives from diverse sectors of the U.S. economy will provide brief remarks followed by an open Q&A with press. Press are asked to RSVP by emailing

    Issue BriefJul 25, 2019 - 2:00am

    Prime Minister Johnson and His New Cabinet: No Deal Preparations and Tough Choices Ahead

    As widely anticipated, former London mayor and UK foreign secretary Boris Johnson was elected the new leader of the Conservative Party and took office as Prime Minister yesterday. Johnson won with a clear mandate, securing 66% of the vote from Tory Party members.

    Above the FoldJul 24, 2019 - 12:30pm
    Made in Michigan Stamp

    Michigan’s Auto Industry Needs USMCA Now

    Michigan had $39 billion in export sales to Canada and Mexico in 2017, and North American trade supports 338,300 jobs in the state.

    ReportJul 23, 2019 - 11:45am
    2019 Rule of Law Dashboard Report Cover

    The Global Rule of Law and Business Dashboard 2019

    The Rule of Law Dashboard provides users with an easy-to-understand yet statistically credible meta-measure of the rule of law environment as it relates to business.