General & Transatlantic Business & Trade
Building on a Solid Foundation The Business Case for a UK-U.S. Free Trade Agreement
‘Building on a Solid Foundation’ argues that a comprehensive agreement will allow an already world–leading trade and investment relationship to grow further. The paper uses real examples of British and American companies to show how business leads innovation, provides new jobs, creates consumer choice and contributes to the prosperity of both countries.
Covid-19 and Tourism: Assessing the Economic Consequences
What does the future look like for the tourism industry? BABC Director Badri Narayanan Gopalakrishnan, PhD shares a recently released report he published with colleagues, and under the guidance of UNCTAD, on COVID-19 impacts on the tourism industry. Depending on the duration of the global lockdown, the paper estimates the direct and indirect costs of the shutdown for 65 individual countries and regions and 65 sectors, covering the global economy.
Innovate Finance: 2019 FinTech Investment Landscape
A report from Innovate Finance highlighting the United States lead in the world for global FinTech investment in 2019 with $16.3 billion invested across 1,095 deals in 2019, nearly a quarter increase (23%) from 2018. The United Kingdom ranked second in 2019 with $4.9 billion of investment (up 38% on 2018) across 359 deals (down 9%).
Moving My Workers Post-Brexit: A short guide for international companies doing business in the UK
Courtesy of BABC sister chapter, BritishAmerican Business, in partnership with Fragomen, this guide for international companies with operations in the UK sets out the key considerations companies need to be making during the transition period and beyond in regards to their workers, and how their ability to work in the UK could be affected by Brexit.
The guide also provides a helpful summary of the UK Government’s proposed new immigration system, and how your business should be preparing for these proposed changes, as well as a timeline throughout the year and into 2021 to help you plan for what comes next.
Moving the Bar: How the US and UK Can Help Create a New Level Playing Field for Digital Trade
This white paper, published by BABC's sister chapter, BritishAmerican Business, lays out several key recommendations from the transatlantic business community on the future of the US-UK digital trade relationship.
Open for Business; Open for People!? A Way Forward for UK-US Labour Mobility - 3-2020
A white paper with recommendations from the transatlantic business community on the future of transatlantic labour mobility. The availability of workers, regardless of their country of origin, is a crucial factor in successful, internationally competitive economies that lead to trade and investment. While there are many US and UK citizens working temporarily or permanently in each other’s market, there is further potential for improvement. Against a backdrop of domestic debates on immigration, this paper sets out a vision for the UK-US governments to use the current political momentum to improve labour mobility between their two countries.
Reshoring Initative: 2018 Data Report
This report contains data on trends in U.S. reshoring announcements by U.S. headquartered companies and FDI by foreign companies that have shifted production or sourcing from offshore to the U.S. The data is cumulative 2010 through 2018 and is for the U.S. only, unless otherwise noted.
Tahmina Talks Immigration Radio Show
Tahmina Talks Immigration is a talk show, hosted on Spotify, all about U.S. immigration laws hosted by BABC member Tahmina Watson, Founder of Watson Immigration Law.
The Future of Work—the good, the challenging & the unknown
In the last four months, work has changed drastically. But will these changes persist into the future? Microsoft's Work Trend Index report explores this idea by combining insights from three sources: trends behind how our customers use our tools; findings from a Harris Poll survey of over 2,000 remote workers in six countries; and conclusions from over 30 research projects from across Microsoft that seek to understand the experience for remote workers today via surveys, interviews, diary studies, focus groups, and studies of the human brain.
Read the key findings.
Trade Association Linked (TALinked)
TA Linked uniquely supports and connects business to trade associations, economic development agencies, and Chambers of Commerce. It is the only online location that provides your company with access to expert resources that are vetted by industry associations. Registration is by invitation of an industry association. Connect, share and receive focused help and industry leads by joining TALinked.com.
UW Foster School of Business Consulting Projects
Looking for helpful business consultant teams? Consider the UW Foster School of Business' Consulting Projects, which engage students to serve as consultants on real-world business issues. The teams work in partnership with businesses to understand their needs and clarify the scope of work. They conduct in-depth analysis and research over the course of a 10-week quarter. At the conclusion, a formal written report and a final presentation is provided to the company. Projects range on topics from foreign market entry strategy to comprehensive marketing plans.
Time To Act: Policy Agenda 2019/2020
This publication outlines key issues of relevance to the transatlantic business community for 2019/2020, whether it be US infrastructure reform, trade and tariffs, the prospect of a future US-UK FTA, Brexit, digital taxation, US-UK immigration, education or diversity in the workforce.
Collateral Damage: How Global Disputes are Disrupting Trade in Washington State
Courtesy of our partners the WA Council on International Trade. The last two years have been tumultuous for trade. Friction between the U.S. and its trading partners has soared, from the contentious negotiations with Canada and Mexico on the USMCA to the ongoing disputes with China. The consequences of these tensions are far-reaching, including for the many workers, companies, and communities in Washington state that rely on robust global trade. Stories in this study will shine a light on what’s at stake from prolonged trade disputes both statewide and in specific communities.
Export Voucher Program
Boost your export sales with an Export Voucher of up to $5k. Offered through the WA State Dept. of Commerce through the U.S. Small Business STEP, vouchers can be used to offset expenses such as trade show fees, registration and airfare, website translation and international certifications.
International Trade and the Global Pandemic: Impacts of COVID-19 on Washington’s Trade Economy
Courtesy of our partners at the WA Council on International Trade. In their newest research, released May 2020, WCIT examines the economic slowdown on Washington state’s top trade partners and its implications for the state’s economy.
The New USMCA: Implications for Washington State
Courtesy of our partners at the WA Council on International Trade. USMCA was agreed to by the U.S., Mexico, and Canada on October 1, 2018 and signed by representatives at the G20 Summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina on November 30. The deal must now be ratified by legislative bodies in each country including the U.S. Congress. The schedule
for ratification in each country is uncertain at this time.
WA Council on International Trade: 2020 Trade Policy Agenda
The WA Council on Internation Trade's updated policy agenda covering the top eight issues facing trade-active Washingtonians shaping our state's economy. The 2020 Trade Policy Agenda summarizes the issues, shares specifics on WCIT's policy positions, and provides links to related research.
UK Government Office Seattle
The UK Government Office in Seattle works to promote Britain’s business, economic and political ties with Washington state, including the key industry sectors of aerospace and advanced manufacturing, information and communication technologies, life sciences, clean technology and the low carbon economy, financial and professional business services, and retail.
U.S.-U.K. Free Trade Agreement: Opportunities and Challenges for Washington State
Negotiations between the United States and the United Kingdom on a free trade agreement offer great economic growth opportunities in Washington state. This report from BABC partner, WCIT, outlines the trade and investment relationship between both nations, and what a new deal may mean for trade-reliant Washingtonians. opportunity for the northwest regional economy.
Washington and the UK Trade and Investment Highlight
The US and UK have a strong trade relationship worth more than $200 billion a year and a total of $1 trillion invested in each other’s economies. The relationship plays a pivotal role in Washington's economy and supports thousands of jobs in the State.
Washington Council on International Trade Policy Agenda
On behalf of trade active Washingtonians – farmers, fishermen, ranchers, inventors, software and services suppliers, professionals, workers, and small and large business owners, BABC partner, the WA Council on International Trade, advocates for policies and investments to address international trade opportunities and concerns. Learn about their policy agenda for Washington state.
Washington State Digital Trade: Barriers and Opportunities
Courtesy of our partners at the WA Council on International Trade. The digital economy is reshaping how Washington State companies connect across borders, creating new ways for businesses of all sizes to reach new markets and customers through trade. Business and society often struggle to keep up with the rapid pace of economic and social change. This is especially true with international trade, as our institutions and accords must catch up with a new era in trade and business. Nowhere is this more important than how we modernize trade agreements in order to harness the opportunities digital trade presents.
Prosper Portland is the economic and urban development agency for the city of Portland. They focus on building an equitable economy by carrying out a comprehensive range of economic development programs that support small business, improve access to workforce training, and create jobs for Portland residents.