Issue Brief: International Trade and Investment

Issue BriefJul 24, 2018 - 12:15pm

UK Releases its White Paper Proposal on Future UK-EU Economic Ties

The U.S.-UK Business Council analyzes the UK's White Paper on future UK-EU economic relations and the prospective impact of recent political developments in London on the next phases of the negotiations.

Issue BriefJun 08, 2018 - 4:45pm

Action Plan on U.S. Conventional Arms Transfer (CAT) Policy Executive Summary

Action Plan to Implement National Security Presidential Memorandum Regarding U.S. Conventional Arms Transfer Policy Executive Summary

Issue BriefMay 14, 2018 - 12:00pm

Core Principles for the UK-EU Customs Relationship

As the United Kingdom (UK) and European Union (EU) negotiate an agreement that defines their future commercial relationship, the movement of goods stands out as perhaps the most tangible example of how trade flows between the two markets will change.  Among other things, new documentation requirements for UK-EU movement of goods will be instituted, clearance times at ports are likely to be exte

Issue BriefApr 10, 2018 - 9:00am

Global Digital Policy Declaration

The Global Digital Policy Declaration outlines ten principles that will help promote competitiveness and economic growth.

Issue BriefNov 01, 2017 - 6:00pm

Brexit: Deal or No Deal? Business Stresses Need for Negotiated Agreement

The U.S.-UK Business Council believes that a mutually-agreeable outcome is strongly in the interests of both the United Kingdom and the European Union, and that a disorderly "no deal" Brexit must be avoided.

Issue BriefAug 18, 2017 - 2:15pm

Strengthen the World Trade Organization

Despite a number of challenges, the U.S. business community continues to regard the global rules-based trading system embodied by the WTO as indispensable. Eight successful multilateral negotiating rounds have helped increase world trade from $58 billion in 1948 to well above $20 trillion today.

Issue BriefAug 15, 2017 - 9:00pm

Oppose Unilateral Economic Sanctions

 During the past few decades, Congress and the executive branch have repeatedly imposed unilateral economic sanctions on a variety of countries in the pursuit of foreign policy goals. With so few positive results—and so many unintended consequences—it’s time for a fresh look at U.S.

Issue BriefAug 15, 2017 - 9:00pm

Foster Development through Trade and Aid

 With most of the world’s population and economic growth squarely centered in the developing world, U.S. companies are increasingly reliant on emerging economies. In fact, over half of U.S. exports now go to developing countries.  Accordingly, the U.S.

Issue BriefAug 15, 2017 - 9:00pm

Advance Trade Facilitation

 Around the globe, trade facilitation is increasingly seen as a top priority.