U.K. and U.S. Launch Trade Negotiations

Posted by Kelsay Calvaruso on 5/8/20 5:00 PM

On May 5, 2020, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and the United Kingdom Secretary of State for International Trade Elizabeth Truss announced that first round of trade negotiations between the U.S. and the U.K. will be conducted over the next two weeks via teleconferencing.  Both countries cited strengthened economies, trade, and investment opportunities as benefits of the free trade agreement they hope to reach.

The statement from the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative can be found here:

https://ustr.gov/about-us/policy-offices/press-office/press-releases/2020/may/joint-statement-ustr-robert-lighthizer-and-uk-secretary-state-international-trade-elizabeth-truss

The statement from the U.K. Department for International Trade can be found here:

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/uk-and-us-start-trade-negotiations

Topics: USTR, UK, FTA

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