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 2.2 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

EventMar 13, 2019 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Image courtesy of David Bohrer/ U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Ireland, Gateway of the Atlantic: A Conversation with An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar

On March 13, the Chamber hosted Ireland’s Taoiseach (Prime Minister) Leo Varadkar for a member’s roundtable discussion and a public event highlighting Ireland’s growing role at the heart of the transatlantic relationship. Varadkar is in Washington as part of his annual St. Patrick’s visit to the United States.

Press ReleaseMar 12, 2019 - 4:00pm

U.S. Chamber Statement on Brexit Vote in UK Parliament

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Marjorie Chorlins, executive director of the U.S. Chamber’s U.S.-UK Business Council, issued the following statement in response to today’s UK Parliament vote on Brexit: 

Issue BriefFeb 28, 2019 - 4:15pm

U.S. Chamber Principles for International Taxation in a Digitalizing Economy

February 2019 Principles for International Taxation in a Digitalizing Economy

Above the FoldJan 30, 2019 - 5:00pm
The British Union Jack flag flies beside a European Union flag outside the Houses of Parliament in London.

The Harsh Consequences of a No-Deal Brexit

The UK edges closer to crashing out of the EU without a deal.

TestimonyJan 29, 2019 - 11:30am

U.S. Chamber Testimony on Proposed U.S.-UK Trade Agreement

Testimony by Marjorie Chorlins, U.S. Chamber vice president of European Affairs and executive director of the U.S.-UK Business Council, delivered during a hearing of the Office of the U.S. Trade Represenative on a proposed U.S.-UK trade agreement.

Above the FoldJan 18, 2019 - 10:00am
Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament in London, England.

UK Parliament Rejected May’s Brexit Deal – What’s Next?

There are now just 70 days remaining before the UK is slated to leave the EU.

Press ReleaseJan 15, 2019 - 2:45pm

U.S. Chamber Statement on UK Parliament Brexit Vote

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Marjorie Chorlins, executive director of the U.S. Chamber's U.S.-UK Business Council, issued the following statement today in response to the UK Parliament vote on Brexit: 

Above the FoldDec 19, 2018 - 3:15pm
France's ministry of finance headquarters in Paris.

France Moves (Too) Quickly on A Digital Tax

Any measures should be adopted only after constructive dialogue among countries about modernizing the international taxation system.

Above the FoldDec 11, 2018 - 1:15pm
The Union Jack, flies in front of Big Ben, in London, U.K.

Quick Take: Your Primer on Brexit – and Why It Matters to U.S. Businesses

U.S. companies employ nearly 1.4 million Britons, and British companies employ more than 1.1 million Americans in the U.S.

Letters to CongressOct 30, 2018 - 9:45am

U.S. Chamber Letter to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on European Digital Services Tax

U.S. Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Thomas J. Donohue today sent a letter to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on the potential for a European Digital Services Tax (DST).Read the letter below:October 29, 2018