As the clock ticks closer and closer to 31 October, Brexit is growing into a top issue of concern for politicians in Washington, D.C. The CBI’s Washington office has taken advantage of this peaked interest to make sure that your concerns are promoted up to the top levels of the U.S. federal government.
The CBI’s course of engagement with the U.S. government has been broad and extensive. It includes regular check-ins with Congressional staff on the Senate Finance Committee and House Ways and Means Committees (the two bodies that introduce trade agreements in Congress), meetings with the Department of State’s UK desk, the Department of Commerce’s Western Europe desk, and most importantly, private discussions and business roundtables (in Washington and London) with senior negotiators at the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative.
Presenting the UK business view across the pond
Our top priority in these meetings is to put U.S. officials in the shoes of UK businesses