International Trade and Investment | U.S. Chamber of Commerce

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

LetterJul 31, 2017 - 5:15pm

U.S. Chamber Comments on Reviews of Trade Agreement Violations

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce appreciates the opportunity to present the following comments to the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative and the Department of Commerce as they prepare the “Administration’s Reviews and Report to the President on Trade Agreement Violations and Abuses” pursuant to Executive Order 13796 of April 29, 2017 (82 FR 20819).

Above the FoldJul 31, 2017 - 12:00pm
Customers wait in line to enter a supermarket in Caracas, Venezuela, stockpiling scarce food and water as tensions mount ahead of a widely criticized vote to rewrite the constitution. Photographer: Carlos Becerra/Bloomberg

How to Help Venezuela Out of Crisis – and How Not To

Venezuela is in the midst of a full-scale political, economic, and humanitarian crisis.

Above the FoldJul 24, 2017 - 9:00am

NAFTA Modernization Moves Forward

As the debate over NAFTA heats up, the Chamber stands firm in its commitment to preserving the agreement.

Above the FoldJul 20, 2017 - 1:30pm
David Icker, VP of Finance, Air Tractor

Faces of Trade: David Ickert and Air Tractor

The Texas company makes and sells agricultural and forestry firefighting airplanes to 20 countries, including Canada, Australia, and Chile.

Press ReleaseJul 17, 2017 - 5:00pm

U.S. Chamber Statement on USTR Objectives for Upcoming Negotiations to Modernize NAFTA

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Chamber of Commerce Executive Vice President and Head of International Affairs Myron Brilliant issued the following statement on the objectives published today by the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) for the upcoming negotiations to modernize the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA):

Above the FoldJul 14, 2017 - 5:00pm

Why America Needs a Fully Functional Ex-Im Bank

The head of the bank must be committed to the bank's mission.

Above the FoldJul 14, 2017 - 4:15pm
A worker works on a Caterpillar engine at the Ellicott Dredges factory in Baltimore, Md.

Five Questions About Possible Steel Tariffs

Imposing barriers would mostly hit products, manufacturers, and countries that have nothing to do with national security.

Above the FoldJul 11, 2017 - 8:00am
Nicholas Pinchuk, CEO of Snap-On Inc., introduces President Trump who signed "Buy American" EOs. (Daniel Acker/Bloomberg)

The Illusion of 'Buy American' Policy

All national governments, to varying degrees, seek to protect their industrial sectors and labor workforces from foreign competition. The United States is no exception. 

Above the FoldJun 30, 2017 - 9:00am
Fourth of July

Celebrate, America and Canada, Your National Holidays and the Spirit of Trade

“Oh, say can you see” the benefits of trade.

Above the FoldJun 29, 2017 - 12:00pm

Here’s How to Modernize NAFTA

14 million American jobs depend on trade with Canada and Mexico.