UK-US trade relations examined

22 November 2017

The International Trade Committee continue their inquiry into UK-US trade relations with a session focusing on agriculture, and financial and business services.


Wednesday 22 November, Committee Room 6, House of Commons

At 10.00am

  • Nick von Westenholz, Director of EU Exit and International Trade, National Farmers Union
  • Peter Stevenson, Chief Policy Advisor, Compassion in World Farming

At 10.45am

  • Gary Campkin, Director, Policy & Strategy, TheCity UK

Purpose of the session

The Committee will examine the state of agricultural trade between the UK and US, and whether any trade agreement will address animal welfare issues as well as food safety, particularly in relation to controversial products such as chlorine-washed chicken and hormone-treated beef.

Members will also look at UK-US trade in services, including whether improved US access to UK agriculture markets will help unlock greater UK opportunities in US financial services. The Committee will consider the importance of regulation at US-state level, and what increased transatlantic trade could mean for UK trade with the EU.

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