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. 

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New @CompTIA study finds exports account for $1 out of every $4 generated in the U.S. tech industry @CompTIAAdvocacy https://t.co/fHi5nwQm9v

05/03/2017

Tech exports directly support 40% of tech manuf jobs @CompTIAAdvocacy https://t.co/fHi5nwQm9v

05/03/2017

#Brazil posts big trade surplus as imports, exports advance https://t.co/4Omx44MA7l

05/02/2017

Our Position

Exports Matter

 
1 in 4 manufacturing jobs depends on exports.

What better way to create good jobs at home, help small businesses, expand consumer choices, and improve American competitiveness than selling more of our goods and services to countries around the world? 95% of the world's consumers live outside our borders. Yet, while our markets are largely open to trade, many other countries are not.

That's why the U.S. Chamber's international team works every day to build bridges to promising markets abroad, to tear down the barriers that shut U.S. exports out of foreign markets, and to secure a brighter future where international commerce generates economic growth and job creation at home.

Our priorities include:

  • The Trans-Pacific Partnership, which will put fairness and accountability at the heart of our trade relationship with the Asia-Pacific region and open markets for American goods and services.
     
  • The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, which would remove trade barriers between the United States and European Union, help level the playing the field, and boost economic growth and jobs on both sides of the pond.

 

Read our Top 10 Overlooked Facts About Trade and see why we believe there's much to gain in expanding international trade.

 

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Visit the TradeSupportsJobs.com map to see how international trade supports jobs and the economy. Search for by state or district for stats on total merchandise or service exports, export destinations, the number of jobs directly supported by exports, and more.

 

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Press Releases

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E.g., 08/17/2017
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The U.S. Chamber of Commerce today released its latest antitrust practitioner survey, which sought feedback based on practitioner experiences in working with enforcement agencies on matters of transparency and due process in investigative proceedings. The survey measured practitioner views on adherence to guidance issued by the International Competition Network (ICN) in 2015. While practitioners indicated that the guidance was effective in establishing international recommended best practices, consistency with regard to adherence to the guidance was flagged as a concern across different case teams within an agency.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017 - 4:15pm
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The U.S. Chamber of Commerce today released a report, Transatlantic Cybersecurity: Forging a United Response to Universal Threats, which proposes a set of recommendations that would more closely align the approaches of the United States and European Union regarding frameworks, standards, and practices for cybersecurity. The report was released as part of a business delegation led by the U.S. Chamber to Tallinn, Berlin, and Brussels to discuss transatlantic cybersecurity efforts.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017 - 3:00am
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WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with AmCham Argentina, today hosted President Mauricio Macri of Argentina and launched the U.S.-Argentina Business Council through the signing of a memorandum of understanding with the Foro de Convergencia Empresarial (FCE).

Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 6:30pm
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The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Council of Saudi Chambers of Commerce & Industry, today welcomed Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Saudi Minister of Commerce and Investment H.E. Dr. Majid Al-Qasabi for the second annual U.S.-Saudi Arabia CEO Summit. The summit brought together government officials and business leaders from both countries to discuss challenges and opportunities to expanding the U.S.-Saudi economic partnership and creating new jobs.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 2:00pm
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WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Thomas J. Donohue issued the following statement regarding President Trump’s trade-related executive orders:

“While trade deficits often don’t tell us much about the overall health of our economy, it is a good time to examine our various trading relationships to increase opportunities for American companies to compete on a level playing field.

Friday, March 31, 2017 - 2:45pm
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Ahead of the B7 Business Summit, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Chairman and NuScale Power LLC CEO John Hopkins addressed the International Workshop on Resource Efficiency hosted by the Global Business Coalition (GBC) and the Italian Business Federation Confindustria. Hopkins highlighted the importance of private sector innovation and economic growth in advancing global resource efficiency.

Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 10:00am
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The U.S. Chamber of Commerce today hosted His Excellency Dr. Haider Al-Abadi, Prime Minister of the Republic of Iraq, and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross for a dinner discussion with U.S. business executives. U.S. Chamber executive vice president and head of International Affairs Myron Brilliant welcomed Prime Minister Al-Abadi and Secretary Ross and called for reforms to stimulate the bilateral economic relationship.

Monday, March 20, 2017 - 8:45pm
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WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Chamber of Commerce today launched the U.S.-Colombia Business Council, an organization that will endeavor to build upon already close economic ties between the two countries in order to foster a stronger, more robust commercial partnership.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 10:00am
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The U.S. Chamber of Commerce welcomes a report issued today by an independent group of experts it commissioned to consider U.S. responses to the inappropriate use of antitrust enforcement actions worldwide to achieve industrial policy outcomes. In preparing the report, the group drew upon its members’ decades of experience in competition, trade, and economic policy in deliberations independent of the Chamber.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 - 2:00pm
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The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Vice President of African Affairs and President of the U.S.-Africa Business Center Scott Eisner today met with His Excellency Nana Akufo-Addo, the newly elected President of Ghana, to discuss ways to strengthen the bilateral economic relationship between the U.S. and Ghana.

Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 10:15am