U.S.-UK Business Council

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

Marjorie Chorlins Discusses Brexit on CNN International's "Quest Means Business"

 

 

The Council’s mission is to promote a mutually beneficial economic relationship between the United States and the United Kingdom 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.

Allies in Commerce

Bilateral economic ties between the U.S. and the UK are deep and enduring. We are each other’s single largest foreign investors, and more than 2.7 million jobs depend directly on those investments. Two-way trade totals more than $235 billion annually. The Council will build upon this solid foundation and work to further strengthen our commercial relationship.

Following the UK’s vote to leave the EU, a multiyear effort is under way to reset the terms of the UK’s relationship with the EU and its other trading partners, including the U.S.

The outcome of the upcoming negotiations between the UK and EU matters deeply for American corporations that have invested nearly $750 billion in the UK, for U.S. subsidiaries in other EU member states doing business in Britain, and for UK-headquartered firms with significant equities on both sides of the Atlantic. The potential for economic disruption is significant.

Our Objectives

  • Advance the interests of the business community as the UK resets its relationship with the EU.
  • Address issues in the context of current and future economic ties between the U.S. and the UK.
  • 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
  • Advocate for and provide substantive inputs into the negotiations for an eventual U.S.-UK free trade agreement.

Contact Us

For more information on the U.S.-UK Business Council, please contact Marjorie Chorlins at MChorlins@USChamber.com or Garrett Workman at GWorkman@USChamber.com.

Recent Activity

CommentJul 12, 2021 - 12:00pm

Chamber Response to UK DCMS Supply Chain Cybersecurity Call for Views

The Chamber welcomes the opportunity to comment on the Department for Digital, Culture, Media, and Sport’s call for views on cybersecurity in supply chains and managed service providers. The Chamber views supply chain security and resilience as fundamental to both the economic and national security of the U.S. and our allies.

Above the FoldMay 27, 2021 - 8:45am
USA and European Union flags waving in the wind

Transatlantic Relations: Convergence in Principle, Divergence in Fact?

Here is everything you need to know ahead of next month's U.S.-EU leaders’ summit.

Above the FoldMar 26, 2021 - 11:15am
Transatlantic economy

New Transatlantic Economy Report Affirms U.S. and Europe Enjoy the World’s Largest Commercial Relationship

Robust and productive engagement is critical in order to mitigate the challenges facing both Europe and the U.S.

EventMar 24, 2021 - 9:30am to 12:15pm

Launch of the Transatlantic Economy 2021 Report

Join us for the launch of the Transatlantic Economy 2021 report during AmCham EU's Transatlantic Conference. The annual report, produced by the U.S. Chamber, AmCham EU, and the Wilson Center, presents the most up-to-date facts and figures about the economic relationship between the United States and Europe.

ReportMar 24, 2021 - 8:00am
Transatlantic Trade 2021 Report Cover

The Transatlantic Economy 2021

This annual report from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the American Chamber of Commerce to the EU offers the most up-to-date picture of the dense economic relationship binding European countries to America’s 50 states. This year's report highlights that despite transatlantic political turbulence and the COVID-19-induced recession, the U.S. and Europe remain each other’s most important markets. The transatlantic economy generates $6.2 trillion in total commercial sales a year and employs up to 16 million workers in mutually “onshored” jobs on both sides of the Atlantic. It is the largest and wealthiest market in the world, accounting for half of total global personal consumption and close to one-third of world GDP in terms of purchasing power.

EventMar 16, 2021 - 9:00am to 10:15am
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Building Transatlantic Economic Resilience: A Conversation with Ireland’s Taoiseach Micheál Martin

On March 16, the Chamber was delighted to host Ireland’s Taoiseach (Prime Minister) Micheál Martin as part of his virtual visit to Washington for St. Patrick’s Day.

ReportJan 26, 2021 - 9:00am

Policy Recommendations for the New U.S. Administration: Europe and the UK

2021 will be a pivotal year for the transatlantic relationship. There is much work to be done.

Issue BriefJan 21, 2021 - 5:45pm

UK and EU Sign and Implement New Trade and Cooperation Agreement

The EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement (“TCA”) was announced on December 24, giving businesses just 7 days to dige

Above the FoldJan 14, 2021 - 11:00am
Trade 2021

The State of American Business: How to Revitalize America’s Global Leadership

Here are the key takeaways from the U.S. Chamber's Policy Power Hour: America's Global Competitiveness on Jan. 13, 2021.

Issue BriefJan 12, 2021 - 10:00am

International Trade, Investment, and Regulatory Policy Objectives

New for 2020, the Chamber outlines the top policy priorities for international trade and investment. The Chamber advocates for trade and investment agreements that are fair and accountable create a level playing field and put American families and workers first.