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BABC Trade Twitter account highlights UK/US trade in new series of tweets

The BABC Trade Twitter account is featuring the importance of UK/US trade in a new series of tweets by sharing info-graphics which highlight the trade relationship between the UK and different American cities and states. Be sure to follow @BABCTrade to learn more about the importance of UK/US trade relations.

BAB and BABC welcome new US Ambassador to London

BritishAmerican Business and BABC welcomed the confirmation of Mr Robert Wood Johnson as the US Ambassador to the Court of St James’s. Mr Johnson was confirmed by the United States Senate following his formal nomination by President Trump on 22 June. Read the statement from BAB and BABC.

Response to the UK Government Position Paper on Future Customs Arrangements with the EU

British-American Business Connections welcomes the UK Government’s proposals for a future customs relationship with the EU, as well as its aim to explore a model for an interim period that offers frictionless trade across the borders and helps avoid a “cliff edge scenario." Minimizing any disruption to business through an agreed transition period and providing clarity on the future trading relationship with the EU as early as possible have been a key ask by the transatlantic business community, which includes major American investors and leading British firms. Both options presented, however, are still likely to increase the burden for businesses who trade between the UK and the EU. We there

BABC CEO joins FedEx Express Roundtable

BABC's global network CEO, Jeffries Briginshaw, joined FedEx Express for a roundtable on exporting in the digital era. The conversation focused on future breakout markets, Brexit's effect on internationalism and what is having an impact on companies exporting decision.

BABC Pacific Northwest Welcomes Joint Release of Investment Working Group

BABC Pacific Northwest welcomed the joint release by the Secretary of State, The Rt Hon Dr Liam Fox MP, and the US Trade Representative, Robert Lighthizer, at the culmination of the first plenary session of the UK-US Trade and Investment Working Group which took place in Washington DC this week. BABC Pacific Northwest, as part of the wider BABC network, fully supports the Working Group’s objective to explore options of future economic integration between the UK and US. As the UK prepares to leave the EU, making it a priority to give certainty and confidence to business and minimising disruption through a focus on providing commercial continuity for US and UK businesses is highly welcome by o

Are we witnessing the beginning of the end for free hand luggage?

Luggage continues to be a large issue for airlines and passengers. In this recent Telegraph article, featured in the travel section, BABC member Devin Liddell, Principal Brand Strategist at Teague, shares insights into this issue. Read the article.

Future UK-US trade deal

BAB CEO Jeffries Briginshaw appeared on CNBC's Street Signs segment alongside Labour MP Barry Gardiner to discuss Secretary of State Liam Fox's visit to the United States to discuss a future UK-US trade deal.

Delta Air Lines - Virgin Atlantic - Air France-KLM Group Partnership

BABC Pacific Northwest members Virgin Atlantic and Delta Air Lines announced a new partnership with the Air France-KLM Group offering customers access to the most comprehensive transatlantic route network via an extensive joint venture. Read the Delta Air Lines press release and the Virgin Atlantic press release.

Across The Pond now live

Did you know the greeting card you bought on a British high street may have come from a company that started out of a garage in Oakland, California? Or that over 2,000 people in the UK wake up every morning to go work for aircraft manufacturer Boeing? Or that more than 1 million UK fans of the NFL have celebrated their favourite teams live in London? BritishAmerican Business, in partnership with the UK Embassy in Washington D.C., has released a new publication, highlighting trade and investment success stories from 17 American companies in the UK. Despite increasing global uncertainty, Across the Pond demonstrates that trade and investment continue to underpin the transatlantic relationship;

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