Issue Brief: International Trade and Investment

Issue BriefOct 12, 2021 - 2:30pm

A New Urgency: Next Steps on the U.S. Steel and Aluminum Tariffs

With U.S. steel prices soaring, shortages multiplying, and the EU poised to double its retaliatory duties on U.S. exports, it’s past time for the United States to rescind the so-called Section 232 tariffs on steel and aluminum. Doing so will avert further harm to American workers and allow the U.S. and its allies to refocus on the true challenges facing global metal markets.

Issue BriefOct 11, 2021 - 10:30am

The Business Case for the WTO — and for its Dispute Settlement System

The continued success of the World Trade Organization (WTO) is critical to the U.S. business community. The global rules-based trading system the WTO embodies has benefited countries around the world — but none more than the United States. And that holds for its dispute settlement system as well.

Issue BriefAug 17, 2021 - 3:00pm

Digital Commerce at the Crossroads: The Case for a Digital Trade Agreement

Burgeoning export opportunities for U.S. small businesses and service industries are endangered by the proliferation of data localization measures and other forms of digital protectionism in foreign markets. This paper makes the case that the best defense against this trend is a good offense. The United States must act swiftly to strengthen international rules by forging a digital trade agreement with willing partners in the Asia-Pacific and beyond.

Issue BriefMay 26, 2021 - 10:00am

Restoring Transatlantic Leadership

Ahead of the June 15 U.S.-EU Summit, the U.S. Chamber and BusinessEurope outline a series of urgent, short-term priorities which should be addressed to resolve commercial disputes, bolster our economic growth prospects, and chart a path for future cooperation.

Issue BriefApr 15, 2021 - 4:15pm

Recommendations for Trade in Medical Goods and Services to Facilitate Pandemic Response, Preparedness, and Resiliency

As the beginning of the end of the COVID-19 pandemic comes into view, assessing U.S. trade policies relating to medical goods and services is overdue. Recalibrating U.S. policy can strengthen our response to the pandemic, making needed medical goods and services more widely available in the United States and abroad and build health system resilience around the world.                       

Issue BriefJan 19, 2021 - 3:45pm

Trump’s Trade Policy: An Assessment

By John MurphyWere the Trump administration’s trade policies a success? Arriving at a full assessment of their costs and benefits will take time, but doing so is useful in charting a path forward for American trade policy.

Issue BriefJan 12, 2021 - 10:00am

International Trade, Investment, and Regulatory Policy Objectives

New for 2020, the Chamber outlines the top policy priorities for international trade and investment. The Chamber advocates for trade and investment agreements that are fair and accountable create a level playing field and put American families and workers first.