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






  • 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 FoldMar 11, 2019 - 9:00am
World Trade Organization flag flying in Switzerland.

Of Babies, Bathwater, and the WTO

Tomorrow, March 12, U.S.

Above the FoldMar 05, 2019 - 2:30pm
Digital icons superimposed on a world map.

Tax Principles for a Digitalizing World Economy

Countries taking a unilateral approach is counterproductive.

Above the FoldMar 04, 2019 - 9:00am
Fiber optical lamp globe.

Global IP Protections Boost Businesses Everywhere

IP rights ensure our inventors and entrepreneurs are rewarded for their ingenuity, laying the groundwork for continued innovation.

Above the FoldFeb 26, 2019 - 10:15am
A factory worker assembles components on a diesel engine at a Cummins plant in Seymour, IN.

5 Reasons We Support the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement

Alongside more than 200 companies and associations, the Chamber and its partners are launching the USMCA Coalition.

Above the FoldFeb 25, 2019 - 1:45pm
Workers wear protective gear while operating machinery inside a steel plant in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.

How the Steel and Aluminum Tariffs Miss Their Mark

Instead of hitting Chinese overcapacity, they've instead hit innocent bystanders in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico.

Above the FoldFeb 19, 2019 - 11:00am
An employee inspects a door at the Honda auto plant in Marysville, OH.

Not Just a Fender Bender: Tariffs Could Wreck the U.S. Auto Sector

Tariffs on autos and auto parts would put a vibrant, job-creating industry at risk.

Above the FoldFeb 08, 2019 - 12:30pm
Soybeans are harvested with a combine harvester in Illinois.

Farmers Take it on the Chin with Tariffs

Farm bankruptcies in major farm states have risen to 10-year highs.

Above the FoldJan 30, 2019 - 5:00pm
The British Union Jack flag flies beside a European Union flag outside the Houses of Parliament in London.

The Harsh Consequences of a No-Deal Brexit

The UK edges closer to crashing out of the EU without a deal.

Above the FoldJan 24, 2019 - 9:00am

One More Item for the 2019 ‘To Do’ List: Reauthorize the Export-Import Bank

Congress must begin work soon to reauthorize the bank, and the Senate must confirm a quorum for its board.

Above the FoldJan 18, 2019 - 10:00am
Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament in London, England.

UK Parliament Rejected May’s Brexit Deal – What’s Next?

There are now just 70 days remaining before the UK is slated to leave the EU.