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.


The U.S. Chamber continues 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

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.

ReportFeb 14, 2017 - 11:30am

Building a U.S.-Israel Strategic Economic Partnership: A framework to re-energize bilateral commercial relations

The U.S.-Israel Business Initiative's report, "Building a U.S.-Israel Strategic Economic Partnership: A framework to re-energize bilateral commercial relations," proposes the creation of a U.S.-Israel Strategic Economic Partnership, a new policy framework that recommends deepening collaboration on innovation, establishing a High-Level Economic Dialogue, cooperating on regulatory issues and st

Above the FoldFeb 13, 2017 - 9:30am

A New Strategy for Economic Partnership with Israel

The Trump Administration can capitalize on our special relationship with Israel, historically focused on national security issues.

Above the FoldFeb 12, 2017 - 10:00am

'We Have Not Even Begun to Scratch the Surface' on the U.S.-Turkey Economic Relationship

Jennifer Miel, Executive Director for the U.S.-Turkey Business Council sat down with the Turkish Heritage Organization.

Above the FoldDec 21, 2016 - 12:00pm
Map: The U.S. Chamber visited seven countries in seven days.

The U.S. Chamber Racks Up the Frequent-Flyer Miles: Seven Countries in Seven Days

We're helping American companies bring their products, services, and business know-how to countries all over the world.

Above the FoldDec 20, 2016 - 10:30am
A man getting his blood pressure checked at a U.S. Chamber-sponsored health screening in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Why Are U.S. Companies Trying to Improve Health Care in Saudi Arabia?

The U.S.Chamber traveled to Saudi Arabia to promote public-private partnerships in support of the Saudi government’s health goals.

Press ReleaseDec 12, 2016 - 8:30pm

U.S. Chamber BusinessH2O Summit Promotes Water Management Best Practices from the U.S. and Israel

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce today concluded the BusinessH2O Summit, a conference bringing together business leaders, government officials, and water experts from the United States and Israel to discuss best practices in corporate water stewardship and public policies to address the growing demand for water. The U.S. Chamber also launched the U.S.-Israel Water Working Group to support ongoing efforts in advancing water sustainability. The Working Group will conduct a BusinessH2O mission to Israel next year.

Press ReleaseDec 12, 2016 - 1:00am

U.S. Chamber Leads Business Delegation to Qatar

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce this week led its first business delegation to Doha for the 2nd Annual U.S.-Qatar Economic and Investment Dialogue. More than thirty business executives from eighteen companies and the leadership of the American Chamber of Commerce in Qatar participated in the dialogue, which focused on bilateral trade and investment. The U.S. Chamber is the lead private sector organizer for the dialogue.