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UK-US trade negotiations

Inquiry

The Government has made agreeing a comprehensive free trade agreement (“FTA”) with the US an early priority for the UK’s independent trade policy. The US is the UK’s largest bilateral trading partner and largest export market outside of the EU. Trade negotiations between the UK and US were officially launched on Tuesday 5 May 2020.

The UK-US trade deal is the first major, wholly new agreement pursued by a post-Brexit UK, and this inquiry will focus on the Government’s aims and objectives, the progress of negotiations, and the possible impacts of a final deal for people and businesses across the UK.

In June and July 2020, the inquiry focused on agriculture and food, healthcare and drug pricing, and digital trade and services. The Committee wrote to the Secretary of State about these issues and others raised in evidence on 31 July. In the autumn, the Committee expects to focus on the environment and climate change, intellectual property, and regulation and standards. It is not yet known when the talks will conclude, but this inquiry will run for their duration.

This inquiry is currently accepting evidence

The committee wants to hear your views. We welcome submissions from anyone with answers to the questions in the call for evidence. You can submit evidence until Monday 31 August 2020.

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Oral evidence transcripts

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16 July 2020
Inquiry UK-US trade negotiations
Witnesses Marjorie Chorlins (Senior Vice President for European Affairs at U.S. Chamber of Commerce)
Committees EU International Agreements Sub-Committee
Oral Evidence
8 July 2020
Inquiry UK-US trade negotiations
Witnesses Sabina Ciofu (Head of EU and Trade Policy at techUK), Ziyang David Fan (Head of Digital Trade at World Economic Forum), and Jimena Sotelo (Project Lead, Digital Trade at World Economic Forum)
Committees EU International Agreements Sub-Committee
Oral Evidence
8 July 2020
Inquiry UK-US trade negotiations
Witnesses Mark Dayan (Policy Analyst and Head of Public Affairs at Nuffield Trust), and Karl Claxton (Professor of Health Economics at University of York)
Committees EU International Agreements Sub-Committee
Oral Evidence
Witnesses Cornwall Council
Committees EU International Agreements Sub-Committee
Written Evidence
Witnesses TheCityUK
Committees EU International Agreements Sub-Committee
Written Evidence
Witnesses AT&T
Committees EU International Agreements Sub-Committee
Written Evidence

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