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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Speeches

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E.g., 08/17/2017
E.g., 08/17/2017
Speech

Mexico City, Mexico

As prepared for delivery

Introduction

Good morning, ladies and gentlemen. It’s wonderful to be back in Mexico City among so many friends and business leaders.

I’d like to offer a special welcome to Ambassador Roberta Jacobson, the U.S. Ambassador to Mexico. Thank you for being here today.

Monday, April 24, 2017 - 10:30am
Speech

Remarks by
THOMAS J. DONOHUE
President and CEO, U.S. Chamber of Commerce


 

Good morning, ladies and gentlemen.

It is my privilege to welcome back to the U.S. Chamber His Excellency, Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan. Mr. Prime Minister, we were honored to host you here at the Chamber during your official state visit in 2015. And we thank you for making time to join us again today.

Friday, February 10, 2017 - 9:15am
Speech

Remarks by
THOMAS J. DONOHUE

President and CEO, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Washington, D.C.
May 18, 2016

Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen. On behalf of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the U.S. business delegation, we are excited to be hosting the 8th U.S.-China CEO and Former Officials’ Dialogue here in Washington.

I’d like to thank CCIEE Chairman and former Vice Premier Zeng Peiyan for his valued partnership.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 - 4:00pm
Speech

 

Remarks by
THOMAS J. DONOHUE

President and CEO, US Chamber of Commerce

AmCham Germany
Munich, Germany
April 26, 2016

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Introduction

Tuesday, April 26, 2016 - 8:45am
Speech

World Strategic Forum: “Pioneering for Growth and Prosperity”
Miami, Florida

Opening Address by
THOMAS J. DONOHUE
President and CEO, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

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Introduction—The Need to Spur Growth

Thank you very much and good morning, ladies and gentlemen. It’s an honor to serve as the co-chair for the 6th World Strategic Forum. I’m particularly excited to address this year’s theme: “Pioneering for prosperity and growth.”

Monday, April 11, 2016 - 12:00pm
Speech

Regulatory Coherence and Cooperation in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)

10th Round Stakeholder Presentation
Brussels, Belgium
Wednesday July 15, 2015

Good morning. My name is Marjorie Chorlins and I am Vice President for European Affairs at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. I’m pleased to participate in today’s stakeholder forum.

Thursday, July 16, 2015 - 6:00pm
Speech

Speech on intellectual property rights by Ashley Mergen, Manager for International Intellectual Property at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Global Intellectual Property Center, at TTIP stakeholder presentations.

Thursday, April 23, 2015 - 2:00pm