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8 things for Trump and May to discuss that can strengthen our economies and make us more secure

Ahead of the first meeting of the UK Prime Minister Theresa May and US President Donald Trump, BABC CEO Jeffries Briginshaw offered 8 key priorities the leaders ought to discuss. 

President-Elect Donald J. Trump Nominates Robert Lighthizer as United States Trade Representative

On Jan. 3, President-elect Donald J. Trump announced that he intends to nominate Robert Lighthizer as U.S. Trade Representative.

US-UK Trade Bill In Congress Just One Week After Brexit Vote (Heatstreet Article)

Despite claims that the US would banish Britain to the “back of the queue” if it dared to leave the European Union, Congress is already considering measures to boost trade with the UK. A bill to lock down current trading arrangements, and fire the starting gun on a bilateral deal, was introduced to the US Senate on June 30.

New EU-US Privacy Shield Framework

On 29 February 2016, the Department of Commerce and European Commission released the details of the new US-EU Privacy Shield program, intended to replace Safe Harbour. 

Statement of the British-American Business Council on TTIP

The chapters of the British-American Business Council (BABC), the largest transatlantic network, welcomed recent statements from EU and US government officials in support of reaching an agreement before President Obama leaves office and called on all parties involved to maintain the momentum necessary for negotiations to come to a successful conclusion.