BABC Trade and Investment Update - July 2018

Posted August 08, 2018

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The month of July was marked by a visit to the UK from President Donald J. Trump, the first time since entering office. The President's visit was the precursor to an announcement by the UK Department for International Trade (DIT) that formal, public consultations will take place on new trade arrangements with Australia, New Zealand and the United States, following the latest meeting of the US-UK Trade and Investment Working Group. More information on these consultations, including how you can contribute, can be found in the Business Opportunities section below.


The UK also played host to hundreds of US government representatives this month, as they attended one of the most important aerospace events in the world, the Farnborough Airshow , alongside 80,000 other attendees from across the world. The biennial event gathers representatives from the aerospace industry, worldwide governments, and aerospace fans to give businesses the opportunity to foster innovation on aerospace and showcase the newest developments.


BABC's London chapter was happy to welcome to London Secretary of Commerce for the State of Indiana, Jim Schellinger, the Governor of the State of Virginia, Ralph Northam and Secretary of Commerce of the State of North Carolina, Anthony Copeland.
The Department for International Trade has published its Inward Investment Results 2017-2018. The report contains comprehensive information on the level, type and source of Foreign Direct Investment in the UK, including how many new jobs are supported by increased investment. To read the report, please click here.


The BABC network is hosting a range of fantastic events, including summer networking receptions, seminars on the growing transatlantic relationship and more. For more information, please see the Upcoming Events section.


From everyone at BABC - We hope you have a wonderful summer!