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"

 

 

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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 2.2 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

Press ReleaseMay 24, 2019 - 11:30am

U.S. Chamber Statement on Theresa May Resignation

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Marjorie Chorlins, executive director of the U.S. Chamber’s U.S.-UK Business Council issued the following statement following the resignation of British Prime Minister Theresa May:

Issue BriefMay 24, 2019 - 10:45am

PM Theresa May Resigns – Now What?

UK Prime Minister Theresa May announced her intention to resign as leader of the Conservative Party on June 7.

Issue BriefApr 08, 2019 - 9:00am

Transatlantic Business Works - Policy Priorities and Recommendations

As we host the annual Transatlantic Business Works Summit, here are some ideas for American and European policymakers to pursue to strengthen transatlantic economic cooperation and competitiveness.

Press ReleaseMar 29, 2019 - 11:45am

U.S. Chamber Statement on Vote of the UK Parliament Rejecting the Withdrawal Agreement for a Third Time

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’s vote to once again reject the negotiated UK-EU Withdrawal Agreement.

ReportMar 20, 2019 - 7:00am

The Transatlantic Economy 2019

The Transatlantic Economy 2019 report from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the American Chamber of Commerce to the EU documents the strength of the transatlantic economy, but also warns that accumulating frictions between the United States and Europe are testing the resilience of the world’s largest bilateral commercial relationship.

Press ReleaseMar 14, 2019 - 3:15pm

U.S. Chamber Statement on UK Parliament Vote to Delay Brexit

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 vote today to delay Brexit:

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.