Policy Snapshot October 2017
October 2017 was yet another busy month for all who work in or with the transatlantic business community. The UK is running short of time to persuade the EU the future
UK-EU trade relationship should be part of the ongoing negotiations, especially since crucial settlement issues have yet to be resolved. In the US, while business would like to see quick progress on the Administration's efforts on tax reform, time continues to be lost to further political escapades. In both countries, governing parties seem to be more divided than ever, making it even harder to predict what may come next.
It is a crucial time for business to play a leadership role and provide guidance to government (look out for the policy feature in BAB London's upcoming NETWORK Magazine). BritishAmerican Business sees this as a part of its mission.
This month BAB has continued to be vocal on the topics of a future UK-US trade agreement and Brexit. We have joined forces with relevant partners to make a joint statement on the importance of a transition period in the Brexit negotiations, held meetings with the City of London Corporation and the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association and hosted former US Trade Representative Ambassador Miriam Sapiro as well as a delegation of US Congressional staffers. October has been a very busy month and we encourage all members to contact us to speak about opportunities to work together.