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. 

Projects and Programs

Recent Activity

Above the FoldMay 22, 2017 - 10:45am
May 18, 2017 - Washington, DC, USA: U.S. Invest In America Summit, featuring Vice President Mike Pence, Treasury Sec. Steve Mnuchin. With Tom Donohue, and Myron Brilliant.    Photo by Joshua Roberts / © U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Just Another Week At the Chamber…

VP Pence and more.

Above the FoldMay 17, 2017 - 4:00pm
Pence Invest America

Vice President Mike Pence Speaks at the U.S. Chamber

Vice President Mike Pence addressed the U.S. Chamber’s “Invest in America!” Summit.

Above the FoldMay 15, 2017 - 12:00pm
Emmanuel Macron waves to the crowd in Le Touquet, France.

New Pro-Business French President Bucks Europe’s Populist Trend

Emmanuel Macron’s immediate priority will be next month’s legislative elections.

Above the FoldMay 11, 2017 - 12:45pm
Cargo at the Port of Charleston, S.C.

What Has President Trump Done So Far on Trade?

The administration is committed to expanding American exports, getting rid of foreign market access borders, and enforcing trade agreements.

Above the FoldMay 09, 2017 - 11:00am
U.S. President Donald Trump with Justin Trudeau, Canada's prime minister. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

How Allies Of Trade Came to NAFTA’s Defense

I have been impressed to learn just how broad support for NAFTA is among American companies of every size, sector, and region.

Above the FoldMay 08, 2017 - 9:00am

Bringing NAFTA Into the 21st Century

As officials consider renegotiating NAFTA, they ought to keep in mind the agreement's beneficial tenants.

Above the FoldMay 05, 2017 - 10:00am
Trade and Margaritas

Without NAFTA, Say Adios to Your Cinco de Mayo Margarita

One part lime juice, ten parts trade.

Above the FoldMay 03, 2017 - 10:30am
Stock Trade Rising

What Do Trade Deficits Really Tell Us About the Economy?

What causes trade deficits? Whether bilateral, aggregate, short-term or long, understanding their causes is essential – whether they are harmful or not, whether they are the product of bad domestic policies or unfair foreign trade practices, or whether they are just a feature of a global economy much like temperature is a feature of the climate.

Above the FoldMay 02, 2017 - 1:30pm
Farmer examining harvest

How the TFA Creates Bushels of Opportunities for U.S. Farmers

Reliable, predictable, and stable supply chains are essential to U.S. global competitiveness.

Above the FoldMay 01, 2017 - 11:00am
A statue of the 18th Century economist and philosopher Adam Smith, located in Edinburgh, Scotland, UK.

Exploring the First Principles of Trade

World Trade Month is a good moment to pause and reflect on trade's importance to American jobs and economic growth.