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 2.2 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 $600 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.
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.
On February 9, Myron Brilliant joined BBC Radio's "Today" and "Wake Up to Money" programs to discuss the launch of the U.S.-UK Business Council and the views of American companies on the Brexit negotiations.
On November 15, the Chamber hosted a Brexit update on the lawsuit arguing that Parliament must have a voice on whether to invoke Article 50 and trigger negotiations to leave the EU, the Great Repeal Act, as well as Brexit’s potential impact on commercial contracts.
On November 8, the Chamber hosted the 4th session in a series of webinars for member companies focused on the political, economic, and commercial implications of the UK’s vote to leave the European Union in partnership with the British law firm Allen & Overy. The focus of this session was the impact of Brexit on Antitrust, Intellectual Property, and Environmental Regulations.
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