WASHINGTON, D.C. — Marjorie A. Chorlins, senior vice president for Europe at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, issued the following statement today on the introduction of a new legislative proposal seeking the resumption of trade negotiations between the U.S. and the United Kingdom:
“The Chamber applauds Senators Coons and Thune for their introduction of the Undertaking Negotiations on Investment and Trade for Economic Dynamism (UNITED) Act, which would authorize the administration to negotiate and conclude a trade agreement with the United Kingdom.
“The UK is the single largest investor in the U.S. and bilateral trade and investment support millions of jobs in both countries, deepening our commercial ties will allow us to build on this success.
“This longstanding priority of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and its U.S.-UK Business Council continues to attract broad bipartisan support in Congress, and recent progress by the UK and the EU in addressing trade issues relating to Northern Ireland should give this initiative a shot in the arm. We urge the U.S. Trade Representative to reach out to officials in London to resume these negotiations immediately.”