UK Free Trade After Brexit: The United States and Beyond

Sunday 4th October | 16.00-17.00
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In the months since Brexit, the British government has moved assertively to demonstrate its commitment to free trade. The U.K. recently announced an agreement in principle for a free trade agreement with Japan, and it has negotiated a wide range of continuity agreements with existing trading partners. But the U.K.’s most significant negotiating partner as a newly-independent trading nation is the United States. The fourth round of the Anglo-American negotiations have concluded, and both sides have announced their determination to reach an agreement. Join Liz Truss, the Secretary of State for International Trade, as she headlines a panel that includes Shanker Singham and Dan Hannan that will examine the UK-US negotiations and their place in Britain’s broader return to its historic role as a free trading nation after Brexit.

Ted Bromund (chair) | Senior Research Fellow in Anglo‑American Relations Davis Institute for National Security and Foreign Policy, Heritage Foundation

Rt Hon Liz Truss MP | Secretary of State for International Trade and President of the Board of Trade and Minister for Women and Equalities

Shanker Singham | CEO of the Competere Group, Chairman of Global Vision UK, a former cleared advisor to USTR and the UK Trade Secretary, and Chairman of GENN (Global Economic Neural Networks)

Dan Hannan | UK trade adviser, President of the Initiative for Free Trade and Visiting Professor at the University of Francisco Marroquín

Further reading

The Heritage Foundation:
Initiative for Free Trade:
Competere Group:
Global Vision UK:

Department for International Trade “The UK’s Approach to Trade Negotiations with the United States”:

January 10, 2020, Ted R. Bromund, “The U.S. Should Pursue Visa Liberalization with the United Kingdom,” The Heritage Foundation,

January 31, 2020, Ted R. Bromund, “Brexit’s Three Key Implications for U.S. Policymakers,” The Heritage Foundation, T

May 6, 2020, Ted R. Bromund, “How the U.S. Should Respond to the U.K.’s Negotiating Objectives for a Free Trade Agreement,” The Heritage Foundation,

January 30, 2020, Shanker Singham, “It’s time to seize the opportunities of Brexit and embrace a Global Vision,” Brexit Central

February 2, 2020, Shanker Singham, “Britain must not put all its eggs in the EU basket,”

September 2018, Initiative for Free Trade, “An Ideal US-UK Free Trade Agreement,”