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Committee examines UK-US trade deal negotiations

12 June 2020

This International Trade Committee session examines the progress of negotiations between the UK and United States on a Free Trade Agreement.

Witnesses

Wednesday 17 June, virtual session

At 2.30pm

  • Dr Meredith Crowley, Reader in International Economics, University of Cambridge
  • Dr Peter Holmes, Reader in Economics, University of Sussex
  • Dr Sheila Lawlor, Director, Politeia

At 3.30pm)

  • Rosa Crawford, Policy Officer, Trades Union Congress
  • John Dickerman, Head of US Office, Confederation of British Industry
  • Nick von Westenholz, Director of EU Exit and International Trade, National Farmers' Union

Talks between the UK and US governments began remotely in May, following publication of the UK's negotiating objectives in March, and those of the US in February 2019.

In this session, the Committee will assess each side's objectives and potential areas of contention, as well as the timeframe for negotiations. The Committee will also consider the overall impact of an FTA with the US on key sectors of the UK economy.

Further information

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