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 FoldNov 15, 2019 - 9:30am
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    5 Reasons to Reauthorize Ex-Im Bank Now

    Reauthorization for the Ex-Im Bank will run out November 21 if Congress fails to pass a funding bill – here's why we need to keep it open.

    Above the FoldNov 13, 2019 - 2:30pm
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    Bridging the Digital Divide for Small Businesses

    By improving small businesses’ awareness of export-enabling technologies entrepreneurs can expand their customer base to other countries.

    Above the FoldNov 13, 2019 - 10:15am
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    New Hampshire’s Agricultural, Manufacturing Sectors Await USMCA Passage

    Day-by-day, the need for passage of USMCA grows – in places like New Hampshire and throughout the country. Find out why.

    Above the FoldNov 11, 2019 - 12:15pm
    U.S. Capitol

    Quick Take: Your Primer on the National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2020

    Here is everything you need to know about the FY2020 National Defense Authorization Act.

    Above the FoldNov 05, 2019 - 4:15pm
    U.S. Small Business Owners

    Digital Tools Allow U.S. Small Businesses to Grow Internationally, Prompting Need for Long-Term Trade Agreements

    The rise of small businesses on an international scale calls for sustainable trade agreements.

    Above the FoldNov 01, 2019 - 11:15am
    VOT Teresa Hack

    Voices on Tariffs: “Irreparable harm to our small business”

    Teresa Hack, president and COO of Ohio-based Channel Products, explains the effects the trade war with China has on manufacturers.

    Above the FoldOct 31, 2019 - 12:15pm
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    Looming Auto Tariffs Threaten Deep Job Cuts in America’s Heartland

    Here is a breakdown of the potentially detrimental effects of looming auto tariffs.

    Above the FoldOct 25, 2019 - 2:00pm
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    USMCA Will Lead to Agriculture, Small Business Growth in Iowa

    Last year, Iowa exported $4.2 billion worth of goods alone to Canada – representing 30% of the state’s total goods exports.

    Above the FoldOct 25, 2019 - 1:15pm

    USMCA is a Win For Minnesota’s Agriculture, Manufacturing Industries

    Last year, Minnesota exported over $4.8 billion worth of goods alone to Canada and nearly $2.4 billion to Mexico.

    Above the FoldOct 21, 2019 - 4:45pm
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    Will Congress Help Small Businesses?

    Business owners across a range of industries are calling for #USMCAnow. Dick Cardew, founder of Arizona-based Cardew Hay, tells us why.