Issue Brief: International Trade and Investment

Issue BriefAug 15, 2017 - 9:00pm

Foster Development through Trade and Aid

 With most of the world’s population and economic growth squarely centered in the developing world, U.S. companies are increasingly reliant on emerging economies. In fact, over half of U.S. exports now go to developing countries.  Accordingly, the U.S.

Issue BriefAug 15, 2017 - 8:45pm

Seek a Level Playing Field in Trade Finance

 Trade finance has played a key role in international commerce for centuries.

Issue BriefAug 15, 2017 - 8:45pm

Help Small Businesses to Export

 America’s small business owners are hailed as heroes of free enterprise, not least because they generate two-thirds all new U.S. jobs.

Issue BriefAug 15, 2017 - 8:30pm

Promote Global Regulatory Cooperation

 While trade agreements are powerful tools for opening overseas markets, there are some barriers they have not traditionally addressed. A wide variety of non-tariff obstacles make competing in multiple markets around the world a significant challenge for both large firms and small.

Issue BriefAug 15, 2017 - 8:00pm

Secure U.S. Investment Overseas

 Americans derive important benefits from U.S. investment abroad. In addition to exporting, U.S. corporations can access new customers in foreign markets by investing abroad, creating foreign affiliates and becoming multinationals in the process.

Issue BriefAug 15, 2017 - 8:00pm

Enforce Trade Agreements

 Trade agreements hold little value for American business if they aren’t enforced. The U.S. Chamber has long pressed for consistent and vigorous enforcement of trade agreements entered into by the United States.