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


Tech exports directly support 40% of tech manuf jobs @CompTIAAdvocacy


#Brazil posts big trade surplus as imports, exports advance


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 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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President Trump welcomed President Xi at his Mar-a-Lago estate, Carlos Barria/Reuters.

China's 100-day plan sets the stage for the future of relations between the world’s two largest economies

Monday, May 1, 2017 - 9:00am
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President Donald Trump speaks with manufacturing executives in the White House.

President Donald Trump took action on one of the signature issues he ran on in the 2016 election.

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