About the U.S.-UK Business Council

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The U.S.-UK Business Council is the premier Washington-based business organization dedicated to strengthening the commercial relationship between the U.S. and the UK.

The Council’s mission is to promote a mutually beneficial economic relationship at the highest levels of business and government via advocacy, engagement, and communications.

The Council creates a unique platform for companies to engage with policymakers from the UK, U.S., and the European Union and is a powerful conduit for inputs into the Brexit negotiations, debates on key regulatory policy issues, and future bilateral talks between the U.S. and the UK.

Our Objectives

  1. Advance the interests of the business community as the UK resets its relationship with the EU.

  2. Address issues in the context of current and future economic ties between the U.S. and the UK.

  3. Secure and build upon the open market access the UK has achieved through its existing trade agreements as a member of the EU and WTO

  4. Advocate for and provide substantive inputs into the negotiations for an eventual U.S.-UK free trade agreement.

 The Council’s Program of Work 

  • Communication of policy priorities in the UK-EU Brexit negotiations and eventual U.S.-UK trade talks.
  • Executive roundtables with UK, EU, and U.S. officials.
  • Senior executive delegation visits to London and Brussels.
  • Annual forums in Washington and London.
  • Conferences focused on market access, customs rules, the movement of skilled labor, tax policy, regulatory cooperation, antitrust issues, intellectual property rights, and data transfers.
  • In-depth studies:
    • Addressing top market access and regulatory issues in the UK-EU negotiations.
    • Charting the way toward a U.S.-UK trade agreement.
    • Flagging desired UK policy changes once the country exits the EU.
  • Working Groups on a number of sector-specific priorities
    • Manufacturing, Supply Chain, and Customs
    • Regulatory Cooperation
    • Digital Economy and Cybersecurity
    • Financial Services
    • Talent and Workforce
    • Life Sciences and Innovation

Council Benefits

Council members receive all program invitations and can join working groups. Members are encouraged to provide input into the Council’s advocacy and research agenda, and they receive regular updates and analysis about current events. Membership is acknowledged online and in print materials.

Board members receive all Council member benefits plus:

  • Priority access to events and exclusive access to small meetings with senior officials.
  • Leadership role in defining the Council’s advocacy and research agenda.
  • High-profile recognition online and in print materials.
  • Option to co-chair a Council working group.

Join Us

For more information about the Council, please contact Marjorie Chorlins, executive director, at mchorlins@uschamber.com.