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The Progressive Policy Think Tank

The future of US-UK trade: building trade ties and supporting climate, nature and labour ambitions

The US and the UK are longstanding trade partners with shared interests in creating inclusive economic growth and advancing the green transition. After the recent dialogues on the future of Atlantic trade in Baltimore and Aberdeen, the two governments are now working on a roadmap to strengthen trade relations. Talks have included a focus on how the US and the UK can work together on promoting green and worker-centred trade.

This event with a panel of experts discussed how the US and the UK can develop this agenda further by incorporating joint ambitions on the environment, climate, and labour rights into their trade relations. It followed the publication of a new report by IPPR on how the two countries can build a progressive trade partnership.

Speakers included:

  • Graham Floater, UK Chief Negotiator for Trade with the United States, Department for International Trade
  • Kathleen Claussen, Professor of Law, University of Miami School of Law
  • Trevor Sutton, Senior Fellow for International Policy, Center for American Progress
  • Dr Emily Lydgate, Deputy Director, UK Trade Policy Observatory
  • Marley Morris, Associate Director for Migration, Trade and Communities, IPPR
  • Chair: Carys Roberts, Executive Director, IPPR

This event took place on Monday 7 November from 16.00-17.30 GMT via Zoom. You can watch the recording below.