Middle East, Turkey and Central Asia

The U.S. Chamber's Middle East, Turkey and Central Asia 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, Turkey and Central Asia attract inward investment into the United States.

Recent Activity

Press ReleaseOct 18, 2019 - 2:00pm

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Announces Launch of New U.S.-Kuwait Business Council

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Chamber of Commerce today launched the U.S.-Kuwait Business Council, with the goal of fostering stronger commercial ties between the two countries. The new Council will work with both private sectors and governments to set priorities and share best practices to advance both countries’ economic competitiveness in a growing global marketplace.

Press ReleaseOct 15, 2019 - 5:30pm

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Statement on Recent Turkey Sanctions and Preserving the U.S.-Turkey Relationship

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Myron Brilliant, Executive Vice President and Head of International Affairs, U.S. Chamber of Commerce issued the following statement today regarding the U.S.-Turkey relationship and upcoming government talks.

EventSep 12, 2019 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
BusinessH2O Water Innovation Summit

BusinessH2O Water Innovation Summit - Utah

This global summit will focus on building partnerships in innovation in water and beyond between Utah and Israel by showcasing innovative technology and best practices that support economic growth in the driest places in the world.

ReportAug 21, 2019 - 12:30pm
U.S.-Turkey Business Council Brochure Cover Image

U-S-Turkey Business Council Brochure

An introduction to the U.S.-Turkey Business Council at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The U.S. Turkey Business Council lists key partners mission goals and agenda.

Above the FoldJun 28, 2019 - 12:15pm
U.S. and Israeli flags

U.S.-Israel Cybersecurity Collaborative: A Roadmap for Global Private, Public Partnership

Nearly 20% of all global investment in cybersecurity occurs in Israel – behind only the U.S.

Press ReleaseApr 03, 2019 - 10:45am

U.S.-Egypt Business Council and The American University in Cairo Launch Fellowship Program

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s U.S.-Egypt Business Council announced today their collaboration with The American University in Cairo (AUC) School of Business to launch the Egypt Fellowship Program, aiming to strengthen the bilateral relationship and provide a unique education opportunity to AUC students.  

Above the FoldMar 27, 2019 - 1:00pm
Left: Egyptian President Anwar Sadat addresses the U.S.-Egypt Business Council’s launch on March 27, 1979. Right: U.S. Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Tom Donohue speaks to Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El Sisi on April 3, 2017.

Celebrating 40 Years of Advancing the U.S.-Egypt Relationship

The U.S. and Egypt enjoy a vibrant trade relationship with over $6 billion dollars going both ways in 2018.

Press ReleaseOct 25, 2018 - 9:00am

U.S. Chamber Business Delegation Affirms Commitment to Bilateral Trade and Economic Development with Egypt

U.S.-Egypt Business Council Launches 40th Anniversary Campaign

ReportJun 22, 2018 - 2:30pm

Economic Costs of Absenteeism, Presenteeism and Early Retirement Due to Ill Health: A Focus on Saudi Arabia

This report provides estimates of the economic cost due to productivity losses arising from absenteeism, presenteeism and early retirement due to ill health. For Saudi Arabia, these losses equate to a total of 9.7% of GDP by 2030 as shown in Table ES1. This is the largest impact of any of the countries included in this study as comparator countries. The majority are middle income developing countries from around the globe, although the US, Japan and Singapore are also included.