Middle East and Turkey

The U.S. Chamber's Middle East and Turkey Affairs program is the premiere business advocacy platform for strengthening the commercial relationships between the United States and Turkey, as well as the United States and the Middle East region.

We continue to lead the business community's efforts to shape policies that advance U.S. trade and investment in these countries. Our programs and initiatives help expand U.S. companies' access to the growing markets in the Middle East and Turkey and attract inward investment into the United States.

Recent Activity

Press ReleaseMay 08, 2017 - 5:00am

U.S. Chamber Launches Business Israel with Inaugural Mission

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with its Israel affiliate the Israel-America Chamber of Commerce (AmCham Israel), today launched Business Israel, a multi-year program to bring executives from leading business organizations across the U.S. to Israel. The program launched with an inaugural mission led by Myron Brilliant, executive vice president and head of International Affairs for the U.S. Chamber. The delegation included seventeen CEOs and presidents from state and major metropolitan chambers of commerce from across the U.S.

Above the FoldApr 20, 2017 - 3:00pm
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Tillerson and U.S. Businesses Are Optimistic About Saudi Arabia

The US and Saudi Arabia are important economic and geopolitical allies.

Press ReleaseApr 19, 2017 - 2:00pm

U.S. Chamber Welcomes Secretary of State Tillerson for U.S.-Saudi CEO Summit

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Council of Saudi Chambers of Commerce & Industry, today welcomed Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Saudi Minister of Commerce and Investment H.E. Dr. Majid Al-Qasabi for the second annual U.S.-Saudi Arabia CEO Summit. The summit brought together government officials and business leaders from both countries to discuss challenges and opportunities to expanding the U.S.-Saudi economic partnership and creating new jobs.

ReportApr 19, 2017 - 12:00pm
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U.S.-Saudi Arabia Business Outlook Survey

This first edition of the U.S. Saudi Arabia Business Outlook Survey is meant to be an indicator of the sentiment of U.S. businesses regarding the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s business climate.

Above the FoldApr 04, 2017 - 9:30am
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi visits the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

President Sisi’s Visit Starts New Chapter

A new era in the U.S.-Egypt relationship has commenced.

Above the FoldMar 30, 2017 - 9:30am
Shaikh Hamad Causeway, Manama, Bahrain.

Five Opportunities for U.S. Companies in Bahrain And Why We Should Seize Them

For American companies, there are a lot of opportunities in Bahrain.

Press ReleaseMar 20, 2017 - 8:45pm

U.S. Chamber Welcomes Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce today hosted His Excellency Dr. Haider Al-Abadi, Prime Minister of the Republic of Iraq, and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross for a dinner discussion with U.S. business executives. U.S. Chamber executive vice president and head of International Affairs Myron Brilliant welcomed Prime Minister Al-Abadi and Secretary Ross and called for reforms to stimulate the bilateral economic relationship.

ReportFeb 22, 2017 - 9:00am

Globally Connected, Locally Delivered: The Economic Impact of Cross-Border ICT Services

This report uses a model to quantify the economic impact of full liberalisation of cross-border ICT services rules globally by creating an open, competitive marketplace. The report examines a group of eight globally important markets from a diverse range of economic development, including Brazil, the European Union, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Nigeria, Turkey, and Vietnam. Our findings demonstrate across the board benefits.

Above the FoldFeb 15, 2017 - 2:30pm
President Donald Trump meets with Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

How the U.S. Can Strengthen Economic Ties with the 'Startup Nation'

The U.S.-Israel Business Initiative offers a series of recommendations in a new report.

Press ReleaseFeb 14, 2017 - 5:45pm

U.S. Chamber Releases Policy Recommendations to Strengthen Economic Partnership with Israel

Ahead of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s visit to the White House, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s U.S.-Israel Business Initiative today released a series of policy recommendations for the new Congress and administration aimed at strengthening the U.S.-Israel economic relationship. The policy recommendations outline a new framework to re-energize the economic and commercial partnership between the two countries, through including a High-Level Economic Dialogue and increased collaboration in key industry sectors.