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

Press ReleaseDec 20, 2019 - 12:15pm

U.S. Chamber’s U.S.-UK Business Council: UK Parliament Vote on Withdrawal Agreement Legislation An Important Step Forward

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 the UK Parliament Withdrawal Agreement legislation:

Press ReleaseNov 07, 2019 - 8:00am

U.S. Chamber Releases New Report on Future Trade in Services with the UK

New report lays out opportunities to enhance bilateral trade in services as the UK resets its economic relationship with the EU

ReportNov 07, 2019 - 8:00am

Services Priorities for a Future U.S.-UK Trade Agreement

This report from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's U.S.-UK Business Council and the Coalition of Services Industries (CSI) considers trade in services between the United States and the UK in the context of Brexit, and underlines business priorities for any future legal arrangement governing U.S.-UK trade in services.

Press ReleaseOct 19, 2019 - 9:30am

U.S. Chamber Statement Following Parliament Vote on Brexit

LONDON, ENGLAND - Marjorie Chorlins, executive director of the U.S. Chamber’s U.S.-UK Business Council, issued the following statement regarding the UK Parliament vote on Brexit.

Press ReleaseOct 17, 2019 - 1:00pm

U.S. Chamber Statement on Brexit Deal

DUBLIN, IRELAND – Marjorie Chorlins, executive director of the U.S. Chamber’s U.S.-UK Business Council, issued the following statement following the announcement of a Brexit deal. Chorlins is currently leading a delegation of Council member companies in London and Dublin this week where they are meeting with senior UK and Irish officials.

EventOct 14, 2019 - 9:30am to 5:30pm
Chatham House Global Trade 2019

Chatham House: Global Trade 2019

Global Trade 2019Trade disputes, technology and transparency14 October | Chatham House, London

Press ReleaseSep 26, 2019 - 11:45am

U.S., UK Tech and Business Associations Call on Leaders to Advance Digital Trade

WASHINGTON — Today, a coalition of tech groups and experts from business, government, and academia in the United States and United Kingdom called on government leaders to advance a high-standard model of digital trade.

CommentSep 03, 2019 - 7:00am

International Business Federations Urge UK and EU to Avoid No Deal Brexit

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce along with several national business federations penned a letter voicing grave concerns about the U.K.’s possible exit from the European Union without a withdrawal agreement, and urging the U.S. and EU to reach an agreement as soon as possible. The full letter, including a list of those that signed on, can be found here.

Press ReleaseAug 08, 2019 - 2:00pm

U.S.-UK Business Council Announces Clare Woodman as Chair

The U.S.-UK Business Council is pleased to announce that Clare Woodman, Morgan Stanley’s Head of EMEA and CEO of Morgan Stanley & Co International Plc, has become chair of the council.  

Issue BriefJul 25, 2019 - 2:00am

Prime Minister Johnson and His New Cabinet: No Deal Preparations and Tough Choices Ahead

As widely anticipated, former London mayor and UK foreign secretary Boris Johnson was elected the new leader of the Conservative Party and took office as Prime Minister yesterday. Johnson won with a clear mandate, securing 66% of the vote from Tory Party members.