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

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.

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.

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.

Above the FoldNov 28, 2017 - 2:45pm
Blazers hang in a clothing factory in New York City.

How to Keep NAFTA Dressed for Success

We still make clothes here in the United States, but the bulk of our clothing is sewn offshore.

Above the FoldNov 22, 2017 - 9:00am

In 1988 Ronald Reagan Explained Why We Should Be Thankful for Trade

“Back in 1776, our Founding Fathers believed that free trade was worth fighting for."

Above the FoldNov 17, 2017 - 4:45pm
President Donald Trump speaks at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) CEO Summit in Da Nang, Vietnam.

U.S. Leadership Needed in the Asia-Pacific

As the U.S. stands still other nations will continue moving ahead at the expense of our exporters and their workers.

Above the FoldNov 17, 2017 - 4:30am
NAFTA withdrawal scale.

Which States Would Be Hit Hardest by Withdrawing from NAFTA?

Withdrawing from NAFTA would be a disaster. Here are the numbers.

Above the FoldNov 14, 2017 - 9:00am
A combine harvesting wheat near Wasco, Oregon.

Terminating NAFTA Would Devastate American Agriculture: The View of a Wheat Farmer

Threats to NAFTA have already hurt U.S. wheat. Mexico is making deals with U.S. competitors Brazil and Argentina.