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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.

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.

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

Above the FoldMar 28, 2017 - 6:00pm
Theresa May, U.K. prime minister, speaks at the Conservative Party's annual Spring Forum in Cardiff, U.K., on Friday, March 17, 2017. May will pledge to forge a closer union within the U.K. in a rebuke to Scottish National Party leader Nicola Sturgeon, wh

Brexit Begins: Business Seeks Open Minds, Clarity On Way Forward

Today, British Prime Minister Theresa May will officially notify the European Council of Britain’s intention to withdraw from the EU.

In the NewsFeb 16, 2017 - 9:30am

Myron Brilliant Discusses U.S.-UK Business Council on BBC Radio

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.

Op EdFeb 14, 2017 - 11:15am

Why Transatlantic Business Relations Can Only Get Better

Myron Brilliant writes in The Telegraph about the strong business relationship between the United States and United Kingdom and how we can further strengthen trade and investment ties in the future.

In the NewsFeb 14, 2017 - 11:15am

Apple 'Optimistic' About Post-Brexit UK

The U.S. business community is following the Brexit negotiations closely to ensure that the post-exit UK remains economically tied and closely integrated with the EU.

Above the FoldFeb 01, 2017 - 10:00am
Interview with Myron Brilliant

Prime Minister May Goes to Washington

Last week, British Prime Minister Theresa May became the first foreign head of state to meet with President Donald J. Trump.

ReportJan 26, 2017 - 3:00pm

Toward A New UK-EU Relationship: The Importance of Transitional Arrangements

The U.S.-UK Business Council highlights the importance of transitional arrangements as the United Kingdom exits and then resets its relationship with the European Union.

Press ReleaseJan 26, 2017 - 12:00pm

U.S. Chamber Launches U.S.-UK Business Council

Will Amplify Voice of U.S. Business Community as UK Charts New Course 

Above the FoldJan 18, 2017 - 1:30pm
UK Prime Minister Theresa May leaves number 10 Downing Street in London.

What We Learned from Prime Minister Theresa May about the Future of the UK

It was the clearest sign yet that the UK is heading for a “hard Brexit,” or what May termed a “clean Brexit.”

Issue BriefNov 22, 2016 - 12:45pm

Brexit: Commercial Contracts, Financial Services, and the Great Repeal Act

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.

Issue BriefNov 11, 2016 - 3:45pm

Brexit: Competition, Antitrust, Intellectual Property Rights, and the Environment

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.