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.

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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

CommentAug 14, 2020 - 1:45pm

The Future EU-UK Economic Relationship: Priorities of the U.S. Business Community

American companies have a keen interest in the negotiations on the post-Brexit trade relationship between the United Kingdom (UK) and European Union (EU). U.S.- based firms have long-established supply chains and trading networks that crisscross Europe and the UK, giving them a substantial stake in the talks’ outcome. In the view of these U.S.

Above the FoldJun 18, 2020 - 1:00pm
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Our Response to Europe’s AI Proposals

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Press ReleaseMay 05, 2020 - 8:00am

U.S. Chamber’s U.S.-UK Business Council Welcomes Launch of U.S.-UK Trade Negotiations, Releases Updated Priorities for Talks

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s U.S.-UK Business Council welcomes the formal launch of negotiations towards a U.S.-UK trade agreement.

CommentMay 05, 2020 - 5:00am

U.S.-UK Trade Negotiations: Private Sector Priorities

The U.S. business community is encouraged that the United States and the United Kingdom (UK) are committed to securing tangible improvements in our bilateral trade and investment relationship through a comprehensive, high-standard trade agreement.

Above the FoldMar 25, 2020 - 3:45pm
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Press ReleaseJan 31, 2020 - 9:00am

U.S. Chamber’s U.S.-UK Business Council Calls for Post-Brexit Clarity

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Marjorie Chorlins, executive director of the U.S. Chamber’s U.S.-UK Business Council, issued the following statement ahead of the United Kingdom’s formal departure from the European Union this evening.

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:

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 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