April 19, 2017 Brexit, the Promise of Anglo-American Free Trade, and the British Election
This Brexit process will offer the U.K. the opportunity to forge new trade relationships with nations around the world, including, importantly, the United States.
Wednesday, Apr 19, 2017
10:00 am - 11:00 am
The Heritage Foundation
On March 29, 2017, the United Kingdom formally triggered a two-year period of negotiations to exit the European Union. This Brexit process will offer the U.K. the opportunity to forge new trade relationships with nations around the world, including, importantly, the United States. Both the Conservative government of Theresa May and the Trump Administration have welcomed the prospect of a U.S.-U.K. Free Trade Area. But what might an agreement creating such a free trade area address, and what are its opportunities and pitfalls?
Please join us as Shanker Singham of London’s Legatum Institute, a senior advisor to the U.K. government on Brexit, speaks on his new report on these issues. His report explores the opportunities for, and challenges facing, the negotiation of a U.S.-U.K. free trade area, and offers policy options for a trade agreement that will increase competition, open markets, and fuel growth in both nations, and thereby put Britain and the United States at the head of a movement for free trade that works for everyone.