The United Kingdom has hired a trade commissioner to focus specifically on North America. Ramping up efforts to prepare for post-Brexit trade negotiations, the U.K. hired two regionally focused trade commissioners that leadership says will lead trade relations with “key markets of the future.” Antony Phillipson, the current director-general of international trade in North America, has been tapped to serve as the U.K. Trade Commissioner for North America, according to Politico. The U.K.’s trade chief says that with 90 percent of growth expected to come from outside the European Union, the U.K. needs to “look at where the emerging markets are.” A year ago, the U.K. claimed U.S. President Donald Trump was ready to begin bilateral trade talks, and Trump said he “looked forward” to working with the United Kingdom. Last year, Commence Secretary Wilber Ross said that the United States has made clear it is prepared to launch talks as soon as the U.K. is ready. Meanwhile, in 2014, the U.K. was reported to rely on the EU for 27 percent of its food imports.
Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross pointed a finger at special interest groups, including those in agriculture, as reason for hiccups in the North American Free Trade Agreement renegotiation. Ross earlier this week said the U.S. will […]
The U.S. Dairy Export Council (USDEC) and the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) today urged the U.S. Senate to swiftly approve Gregg Doud as chief agricultural negotiator in the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative […]
Ted McKinney, Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), will address the board, delegates and members of the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) during the organization’s upcoming meeting […]