BABC Policy Updates

British-American Business Council - July 2019 Policy Update

July was certainly an interesting time in the policy space - particularly for transatlantic relations. The month began with a series of leaked memos from Britain's then Ambassador to the United States, Sir Kim Darroch, claiming that the Trump administration was "inept" and "clumsy." Sir Kim later resigned his post.

Nonetheless, July also brought with it a new Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, who became the leader of the Conservative Party on 23 July. With the new PM also came a new Cabinet, including a new Secretary of State for International Trade, Elizabeth Truss MP, who has already met the US Ambassador to the UK, Robert Wood Johnson , and made a US-UK FTA her '#1 Priority' . You can find a full list of the cabinet changes here.

BAB enjoyed a number of political engagements in July, including a congressional delegation from the United States, alongside the Deputy Chief of Mission, Yael Lempert, and playing an key facilitating role in the sixth meeting of the US-UK Trade and Investment Working Group. Check out everything BAB got up to in the policy space below.

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