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British-American Business Connections (BABC-PNW) Statement on Seattle Head Tax

Seattle, Wash., May 24, 2018 – The Pacific Northwest chapter of British-American Business Connections (BABC-PNW) today released a statement on the Seattle Head Tax passed by the Seattle City Council last week. Responding to measure’s passage, the 15-member body of the BABC-PNW Board of Directors stated, “We are disappointed and disheartened by the recent decision of the Seattle City Council to pass a head tax on jobs. As an organization representing transatlantic companies engaged in global business between the Pacific Northwest and the UK, we believe this decision negatively impacts Seattle’s global economy and its attraction as a world-class destination for the development, cultivation and

British-American Business Connections (BABC-PNW) Announces New Patron and Business Members

GCI, Norwegian airlines, Port of Portland, GPS Capital Markets and High Impact Technology further expand and grow the chapter’s Pacific Northwest and transatlantic footprint Seattle, Wash., May 14, 2018 – The Pacific Northwest chapter of British-American Business Connections (BABC-PNW) today announced new patron and business members to its regional business and trade organization, further expanding and growing the chapter’s Pacific Northwest footprint. Patron Members GCI is a technology and innovation company that connects its business and consumer customers to the rest of the world. GCI has been a pioneer and trailblazer in its field for 39 years, providing managed technology and communicat

Introducing a New International Trade Profession

On May 3 the UK Government announced the launch of a new Civil Service profession to support and develop our growing team of trade specialists across government. The International Trade Profession will be a vital part of building the trade expertise needed in the UK and overseas to maximize the opportunities for the United Kingdom as they leave the EU and build their own independent trade policy. Learn more about the profession and its role.

BAB Director of Policy Featured in the American Hour

An article on transatlantic business and Brexit authored by BAB Director of Policy and Trade Emanuel Adam was featured in 'The American Hour'. In the article Adam welcomed the recent engagement from US Ambassador Robert Wood Johnson on the issue which sent a signal the Administration is taking the implications of Brexit seriously and working for a smooth transition to take place that favours US business in the UK. Read the full article.

BAB/BABC CEO: Notes on Trade and Brexit

BAB and BABC CEO, Duncan Edwards has published the first of his quarterly 'Notes from the CEO'. The memo is designed to keep members up to date on BAB's work including on policy and trade promotion. This issue highlights trade and Brexit. Read the first edition here.

Take part in DIT Research on Exporting to UK and US Markets

BABC's sister chapter, BritishAmerican Business is partnering with the Department for International Trade (DIT) to test a survey that they will be rolling out in 2018 on the challenges that business face in accessing the US market for UK companies and accessing the UK market for US companies. If your business exports a good or service to the UK or US, particularly in insurance, other business services, chemicals, recreation and other services, or agriculture sectors, contact BAB Policy and Public Affairs Manager, Theo Bachrach before Tuesday, May 15 to learn more and participate .

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