U.S. and U.K. Launch Trade Negotiations

Policies will be navigated via video calls.

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and U.K. International Trade Secretary Liz truss kicked off their video negotiations on trade talks on Tuesday.

The “special relationship” that exists between the two nations is already a lucrative one, as goods and services are traded between them and their companies create millions of jobs on the other’s home turf.

The preliminary round of talks will run for two weeks with about 100 negotiators on each side discussing goods and services, digital trade, investment and supporting businesses. Additional rounds will take place approximately every six weeks and will be carried out remotely until it is safe to travel.

“Securing a U.K.-U.S. free trade agreement can pave the way for stronger economies, and create the potential for better jobs, higher wages, more choice and lower prices for citizens in both our countries,” said U.K. Ambassador to the U.S. Dame Karen Pierce.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For the negotiators working on a free trade agreement between the United States and the United Kingdom.
  • For the trade negotiators to discover a win-win that will reduce some existing trade barriers.

Sources: Financial Times, BBC, Fox News


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