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British-American Business Council (BABC) Appoints Stuart Bagshaw as President

BABC, the global network that includes the Pacific Northwest regional British-American Business Connections chapter, has announced the appointment of Stuart Bagshaw as its new President. Bagshaw assumes the role from Tom Stevens, of BABC Chicago, who departed his post earlier this year. Bagshaw boasts extensive experience in the transatlantic economic space, as current Chief Executive of British American Business LEAP (Land Expand Accelerator Program) LLC and past President, Chairman and current board member of the British-American Business Council Northern California. Duncan Edwards, CEO, British-American Business Council said: “I would like to extend my sincere congratulations to Stuart on

BAB Welcomes Minister of State for Trade Policy for Roundtable on UK-US Trade and Investment

On 14 June, BAB welcomed the UK Minister of State for Trade Policy, the Rt Hon Greg Hands MP, and senior colleagues from the Department for International Trade (DIT) trade team for a timely roundtable with leading firms in the transatlantic community. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss the state of transatlantic trade and investment and how the business community can support government efforts undertaken around the UK-US Trade and Investment Working Group (TIWG). The session was the first in a series of engagements between BAB and the DIT to go alongside the quarterly TIWG session, which alternate between the UK and the US. Greg Hands has since resigned from the post of Minister of St

BritishAmerican Business Statement on the Importance of Maintaining Cross-Border Data Flows

BABC global network chapter, BritishAmerican Business, has released a new statement on the importance of transatlantic data flows, in light of statements by Michael Barnier rejecting the UK's Framework for the UK-EU Partnership Data Protection. Ensuring the cross-border flow of data is one of the top priorities of the transatlantic business community in the ongoing Brexit negotiations. Without it, there could be significant and costly disruptions to transatlantic businesses operating in the UK. Read the statement in full here.

BABC Launches Finding Your Way: The Trade and Investment Guide to the US 2018/19 – Produced by Briti

Today, BABC launched the latest publication in its Trade & Investment Guide series: ‘Finding Your Way: The Trade and Investment Guide to the US 2018/19’. The publication was launched in Birmingham at the Annual BABC Transatlantic Conference, bringing together over 250 business leaders and government representatives from both sides of the Atlantic. ‘Finding Your Way’ was produced by BritishAmerican Business on behalf of BABC in order to provide UK companies looking to either trade with, or invest in the US with a comprehensive and straightforward guide to ensure they do so with the best knowledge possible. The publication offers expert advice from our partner companies, answers to frequently

BritishAmerican Business (BAB) Publishes Statement on Heathrow Expansion Approval

On 5 June 2018, Heathrow Airport received approval from the UK Government for the construction of a third runway at its airport in West London, England, outlined in the latest Airports National Policy statement by Secretary of State for Transport, the Rt Hon Chris Grayling MP. The proposed £14bn private investment is projected to create approximately 60,000 new jobs and double Heathrow’s cargo capacity, generating up to £74bn in economic benefits. BAB welcomed the UK Government’s support of Heathrow’s case for a third runway, through which it can maintain its position as the UK’s only Hub airport and the largest port by value to markets outside the EU and Switzerland. The UK’s airports are c

Statement Regarding United States (US) Tariffs on Steel and Aluminum Imports from the European Union

In response to the United States Government’s announcement on 31 May 2018 that they will be proceeding with raised tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from the European Union, British-American Business Council CEO Duncan Edwards delivered the following statement: “The British-American Business Council regrets the decision by the US administration to lift the moratorium on the imposition of tariffs on the import of steel and aluminum from the EU. The question of whether having a functioning steel industry is a matter of national security can be debated, but to base this decision purely on national security grounds is a contrivance to live within WTO rules. This is particularly the case give

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