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International Affairs

The U.S. Chamber’s International Affairs Division advocates for free enterprise, competitive markets, and rules-based trade and investment as the path to opportunity and prosperity for all.

The International Affairs Division of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce leads the business community’s efforts to shape global policy.

With unparalleled access to key decision makers in the United States and abroad, we are working to expand U.S. companies’ access to the 95% of the world’s population that lives beyond our borders. We have made significant progress in recent years, but there is still much work left to do.

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The U.S. Chamber’s International Affairs Division has 70 policy experts and advocates based in our Washington, D.C. headquarters, with additional staff support in select capitals around the globe.

Engage with and learn more about the U.S. Chamber's International Affairs Division. Contact Timothy Carothers, International Member Engagement & Corporate Relations, at

Key Assets

  • The American Chambers of Commerce Abroad, part of the U.S. Chamber Federation, includes 130 American Chambers of Commerce in more than 110 countries.
  • The Chamber has country-specific business councils, centers, or programs that work to advance commercial relations between the United States and key markets around the globe, including Argentina, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Cuba, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Israel, Japan, Kazakhstan, Korea, Kuwait, Mexico, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, and Ukraine.
  • The Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE), an independent, non-profit affiliate of the U.S. Chamber, helps emerging nations develop the free market practices and democratic institutions they need to succeed in the global economy.
  • The U.S. Chamber’s International Policy Committee (IPC) develops our policy positions relating to international trade and investment and makes recommendations to the Chamber’s board of directors. 


  • Unparalleled advocacy on member issues in Washington and abroad.
  • Customized business development and high-level government relations support.
  • Executive-level forums with top policymakers from the U.S. and abroad.
  • Regular updates on trade and investment developments globally.

Our Work

Headquartered near the White House—and with representatives in key foreign capitals—the U.S. Chamber’s International Affairs Division is a powerful advocate for international economic engagement. Our experts work with leaders in business and government to vigorously advance pro-business trade and investment policies that create jobs and spur economic growth.

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