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

Above the FoldAug 21, 2020 - 12:00pm
Iraqi PM Visit Aug 2020

U.S.-Iraq Business Council Hosts Executive Roundtable with H.E. Mustafa Al-Kadhimi, Prime Minister of Iraq

Read the key takeaways from the U.S. Chamber’s U.S.-Iraq Business Council executive roundtable with the Prime Minister of Iraq.

Above the FoldAug 20, 2020 - 1:45pm
Global economics, resilience

B20 Global Dialogue: Why Digital Transformation is Needed for Economic Resilience Post-COVID-19 and Beyond

Read the key takeaways from B20 Saudi Arabia and the U.S. Chamber's event on building economic resilience through digital transformation.

Press ReleaseAug 14, 2020 - 2:30pm

U.S. Chamber Applauds Historic Peace Agreement Between Israel and the UAE

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Chamber of Commerce Executive Vice President and Head of International Affairs Myron Brilliant issued the following statement today applauding the historic peace deal between Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) this week. 

Issue BriefJun 29, 2020 - 3:45pm

U.S.- Israel Collaboration in Health Innovation

A public policy roadmap to advance greater collaboration in health technology and innovation between the U.S. and Israel CONTACT Josh Kram, Executive Director, International A!airsjkram@uschamber.com

Above the FoldJun 10, 2020 - 3:30pm
U.S.-Iraq Business Council

Reimagining the U.S.-Iraq Relationship

U.S.-Iraq Business Council leadership breaks down how to grow our bilateral economic relationship with Iraq following the COVID-19 crisis.

Press ReleaseJun 02, 2020 - 8:30am

U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s U.S.-Bahrain Business Council Welcomes New Co-Chairs from Amazon Web Services

Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s U.S.-Bahrain Business Council recently named Amazon Web Services (AWS) Worldwide Public Sector Vice President Max Peterson and Head of Middle East and Africa Zubin Chagpar as the Council’s new Co-Chairs. Peterson and Chagpar join Mr.

Above the FoldNov 21, 2019 - 7:45am
Business H2O Water Innovation Summit 2019

Middle East Water Scarcity is a Public-Private Partnership Opportunity

The Middle East has a host of water-related challenges, but new water technologies introduced by U.S. companies could provide solutions.

EventOct 30, 2019 - 8:30am to 4:30pm

BusinessH2O International Business & Policy Forum

Water is a vital resource for business and a critical fuel for economic growth and prosperity. From energy and minerals to manufacturing and agriculture, water is an essential ingredient to the food we eat and the products we use every day.  Yet, we are facing a major water challenge globally.  Groundwater basins are drying up, droughts are becoming more common, and growing populations are overloading outdated water systems.

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.