International Trade and Investment

Selling more of our goods and services around the world is a great way to create American jobs, help small businesses, and keep the United States ahead of its global competitors. 

The Chamber wants to negotiate trade and investment agreements that are fair, accountable, and create a level playing field; put American families and workers first; and benefit consumers and businesses, especially small businesses, which represent 97% of all U.S. exporters. 

Projects and Programs

Recent Activity

EventJan 17, 2018 - 9:00am to 6:00pm

Securing Sport 2018 - "The Business of Protecting the Future of Sport"

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, The International Centre for Sport Security (ICSS) Group, and The McCain Institute for International Leadershipare pleased to announce 

Above the FoldJan 08, 2018 - 3:30pm
Trucks sit parked at the Manila North Harbour Port.

How About a U.S.-Philippine Free Trade Agreement?

For the near term it is the United States’ only market-opening trade initiative in Asia.

Above the FoldDec 22, 2017 - 1:00pm
Attendees try out Samsung's Galaxy Note 8 smartphones at a media event in Seoul, South Korea.

How Can Asia Grow its Digital Economy?

Policymakers must be wary of short-sited or inward-looking policies.

Press ReleaseDec 15, 2017 - 3:00pm

David Cordani Named Chairman of U.S. Chamber’s U.S.-Korea Business Council

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The U.S. Chamber’s U.S.-Korea Business Council (USKBC) today announced that David M. Cordani, president and CEO of Cigna Corporation, was elected chairman. Mr. Cordani, president and CEO of Cigna since 2009, will serve a two-year term, succeeding Dr. Paul Jacobs, executive chairman of Qualcomm. 

Above the FoldDec 15, 2017 - 3:00pm
A pedestrian walks past plants displayed for sale in Manhattan's flower district in New York.

What a Small Milwaukee Flower Shop Teaches Us About Trade and NAFTA

Small businesses make up 97.7% of all Wisconsin businesses. Nearly nine in ten of those businesses trade their goods and services abroad.

EventDec 15, 2017 - 7:30am to 9:15am

NAFTA Works: The Stakes for Wisconsin Agriculture and Business

The U.S. Chamber has been the leading voice in the NAFTA conversation from the start. On December 15, 2017, the Chamber will host continue it's NAFTA Works Tour to Wisconsin to host “The Future of NAFTA: The Stakes for American Agriculture and Business” featuring lawmakers and a panel of business and agriculture executives discussing the importance of NAFTA for their companies and industries.

Press ReleaseDec 13, 2017 - 6:00pm

U.S. Chamber Welcomes WTO Developments on E-Commerce

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Chamber of Commerce issued the following statement today from John Murphy, senior vice president for International Policy, regarding digital trade policy developments at the World Trade Organization (WTO) ministerial in Buenos Aires:

Above the FoldDec 07, 2017 - 3:15pm
An employee on the production line at the General Motors assembly plant in Arlington, TX.

The Chief Beneficiary of NAFTA is Hidden in Plain Sight

Canada and Mexico are the top two markets for U.S. exports of manufactured goods, which have tripled under the trade agreement.

Above the FoldDec 06, 2017 - 3:45pm
A combine harvests hard red winter wheat in Zurich, KS.

Agriculture Sows Support for NAFTA

Elected officials and advocacy groups are making the case to President Trump not to withdraw from NAFTA.