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President Trump Visits the UK

On 12–13 July 2018, President Donald J. Trump visited the UK for the first time since taking office, following the NATO Summit in Brussels. The visit also followed the 4th meeting of the US-UK Trade and Investment Working Group (TIWG) in London. As the single largest investor in each other’s economy, the US and the UK share an unrivalled special relationship that stands as a source of strength and stability for both nations, founded on a long history of shared values, and which provides innumerable economic opportunities for its respective citizens. The President's visit to the UK created momentum around the possibility of a future trade deal with the US and reaffirmed the strength of this s

Rt Hon Dr Liam Fox Announces the US at the Front of Queue for Free Trade Agreement

International Trade Secretary Rt Hon Dr Liam Fox formally announced that the United States is at the front of the queue for a free trade agreement following the UK’s exit from the EU. In a speech today at the Federation of Small Business, Secretary Fox announced four public consultations ahead of post-Brexit trade negotiations, formally signifying the UK’s intention to seek free trade agreements with the US, Australia and New Zealand, as well as the UK potentially seeking accession to the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP). The consultations, which will be released to the public shortly, will cover these prospective new trade agreements signalling t

BritishAmerican Business responds to keynote on UK trade by Secretary of State for International Tra

London – On 18 July 2018, at a speech given at the Royal Society, London, the Secretary of State for International Trade and President of the Board of Trade, the Rt Hon Dr Liam Fox announced that the UK government will be starting formal consultations on a potential free trade agreement with the United States of America (USA). In response, BritishAmerican Business CEO Duncan Edwards made the following statement: “Today’s speech certainly marks a historic moment in UK-US trade relations as it reflects the ambition of the UK government to strengthen economic ties with the US, the UK’s most important single-country trading partner." “We welcome the announcement that the US will be one of three

BAB Welcomes Fourth Session of the UK-US Trade and Investment Working Group and Second SME Dialogue

London – BritishAmerican Business (BAB) welcomes the joint release by the Secretary of State for International Trade and President of the Board of Trade, The Rt Hon Dr Liam Fox MP, and the US Trade Representative, Robert Lighthizer, after the fourth session of the UK-US Trade and Investment Working Group, and the second meeting of the US-UK Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SME) dialogue that took place in London last week. BritishAmerican Business CEO, Duncan Edwards: “The fourth meeting, the size of the delegations, and the progress in talks, ahead of the visit of the US President, continue to be evidence of sustained momentum by both sides to explore a wide range of areas where the UK a

BAB welcomes President Trump’s visit to the United Kingdom and calls for the reaffirmation of the st

New York / London – On 12 – 13 July 2018, Donald J. Trump, President of the United States of America is visiting the United Kingdom, following the NATO Summit in Brussels, Belgium. This visit also follows the 4th meeting of the UK-US Trade and Investment Working Group (TIWG) in London this week. BritishAmerican Business (BAB), which represents major US investors and leading UK companies, welcomes the President to the UK and the momentum that this visit creates for the special relationship between the UK and the US. As the single largest investor in each other’s economy, the US and the UK share an unrivalled special relationship that stands as a source of strength and stability for both natio

Technology Breakthroughs Transforming Aerospace Operations Presented at BABC Transatlantic Aerospace

Presented by Boeing, in partnership with GKN Aerospace,this year’s event features dynamic topics and live demos (SEATTLE) – The Pacific Northwest Chapter of British-American Business Connections (BABC-PNW) will host their Transatlantic Aerospace Symposium on Wednesday, September 12 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Four Seasons Hotel in downtown Seattle. A business networking cocktail reception at the same location will follow from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. The event is presented by Boeing, in partnership with GKN Aerospace. At this year’ event, aerospace and technology experts will come together for an afternoon to discuss and share the new technology breakthroughs that are, and will be, tra

BAB/BABC CEO Duncan Edwards on Recent Brexit Developments and Impact on Future-UK-US Free Trade Agre

In light of the most recent Brexit developments, Duncan Edwards, CEO of BritishAmerican Business has released the following statement: UK-US Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement Becomes Less Likely. If the drama of the world cup quarter finals is not enough for you, then thankfully we have the internal negotiations of the UK Cabinet to get excited about. The all-day ‘off-site’ at Chequers on Friday resulted in the issue of a three-page statement setting out a negotiating position that the whole Cabinet has signed up to and which will be the basis for the much more detailed White Paper due to be published later this week. As always, full judgement will need to wait for the detailed paper, but t

BAB Executive Director, Emanuel Adam speaks in Parliament on future of UK-US Trade relationship

BAB Executive Director Emanuel Adam joined MPs and industry colleagues for an Industry-Parliament Trust dinner on the future of the UK-US Trade Relationship. Attendees listened to a discussion on the future of UK-US trade post-Brexit, highlighted by debates over a potential free trade agreement with the US and the challenges the UK would face for this agreement. Emanuel discussed the complexity of such an agreement by identifying points both for and against a free trade agreement, and described key challenges that would impede this deal such as Brexit, recent changes to US Trade policy and the changing and often unpredictable political landscape over the next six months.

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