Research Event

The Future of US–UK Trade Relations

19 June 2018 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
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Chatham House | 10 St James's Square | London | SW1Y 4LE


Rorden Wilkinson, Professor of Global Political Economy and Deputy Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Education and Innovation), University of Sussex; Fellow, UK Trade Policy Observatory
Pietra Rivoli, Vice-Dean and Professor, McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University
L. Alan Winters, Professor of Economics and Director, UK Trade Policy Observatory
Emily Lydgate, Lecturer in Law and Fellow, UK Trade Policy Observatory
Michael Gasiorek, Senior Lecturer in Economics, University of Sussex; Managing Director, Interanalysis
Chair: Jim Rollo CMG, Emeritus Professor of European Economics, University of Sussex; Deputy Director, UK Trade Policy Observatory; Associate Fellow, Global Economy and Finance Department, Chatham House



Both US President Donald Trump and UK Prime Minister Theresa May have stated their keenness to negotiate and agree the groundwork for a bilateral trade agreement after Brexit. With President Trump set to visit the UK next month and less than a year until the UK leaves the EU, this roundtable event focuses on what the key issues are likely to be and what a transatlantic agreement may, or may not, comprise. 
At the event, the panellists will outline the general geopolitical landscape within which a UK–US trade agreement will be negotiated, including the WTO, discuss potential issues that may infringe on a swift agreement and also offer insight on how these issues could be resolved. These include the compatibility of regulatory regimes, public support for free trade and economic interests. 
The UK Trade Policy Observatory (UKTPO) is a partnership between Chatham House and the University of Sussex. The UKTPO provides independent expert comment on, and analysis of, trade policy proposals for the UK as well as training for British policymakers and negotiators through tailored training packages. For more information about the Observatory please click here or follow us on Twitter for regular news and updates: @UK_TPO.

Event contact

Roxanne Bildan

Research Administrator, International Economics