Trade Talks – John Dickerman (CBI Head of Washington) and Frank Samolis (Co-chair of Squire Patton Boggs International Trade Practice) Discuss the US/UK Trade Relationship

January 2018

Against a backdrop of Brexit and the groundwork being set for the UK to become an independent global trading nation, UK plc increasingly needs support and guidance. Our Trade Talks initiative will provide businesses with current guidance and opinion, along with the resources and contacts to help make strategic business decisions. Whether you are exporting or importing, looking for global investment opportunities or just need to be aware of economic and political issues, Trade Talks can and will help.

We will bring together colleagues who have on-the-ground knowledge from key jurisdictions such as the US, China, the EU, Commonwealth, India and wider afield. This, coupled with experts from our global network of business leaders and influencers, will keep you abreast of economic and political issues in this fast-paced environment.

Our first stop on the Trade Talks tour is the US. January 20, 2017 saw the Trump inauguration and subsequent confirmation of the special relationship between the UK and US. One year on, we ask John Dickerman, Head of CBI Washington, and Frank Samolis, co-chair of our International Trade Practice, what has ensued and what is the outlook for the relationship and trade in 2018 and beyond. Our interview will probe economic trends, forecast for trade in 2018, the word on the street in Washington DC, barriers and, of course, insight on the special relationship.

Interview with John Dickerman, Head of CBI Washington

Interview with Frank Samolis