Trade & Policy Committee

 
John Dickerman, The CBI - Co-Chair

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Thomas Whitehead, BT - Co-Chair 

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BABA Trade & Policy Committee

About BABA’s Trade and Policy Committee:


The BABA Trade and Policy Committee provides a forum for identifying, discussing, and promoting policy issues of importance to our members and to the US and UK more broadly. We work closely with the British Embassy in Washington, US government partners, our member companies and other associations to deliver high quality programs that address timely and important issues around the bilateral relationship. As the UK seeks to redefine its external commercial arrangements in the wake of the referendum to leave the EU, BABA and the Trade and Policy Committee will strive to play a critical role in discussions around the future of the UK-US economic partnership, trade with Europe, and policy issues critical to businesses on both sides of the Atlantic.

Past Committee Efforts

The British Ambassador, Sir Kim Darroch, hosted an Embassy-BABA Policy Breakfast meeting on August 31, 2017..

Policy Breakfast photocropped

From left to right:
Frank Ruggerio, BAE Systems; John Dickerman, CBI; Jennifer Taylor-Hodges, BT; Michele Lynch, Google; Michael Masse, HSBC; Anne Collett, British Embassy; Linda Menghetti Dempsey, NAM; Eamonn Cooney,President, BABA; Sir Kim Darroch, British Ambassador; Julie Sutton, Cobham; Beth Mersch, Northrop Grumman; Richard Turner, British Embassy; Charles Borden, Allen & Overy; Rich Buckley, Astra Zeneca; Mark Herlach, Eversheds Sutherland; Kimberley Claman, Citi Group; Mark Kent, British Embassy; Steve McCarthy, British Emabssy; Nancy Ziuzin Schlegel, Lockheed Martin


Statements - In 2014, the Committee issued a policy position paper on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). In 2015, the Committee circulated a letter to Congressional offices in support of Trade Promotion Authority.

Since the Committee was launched in spring 2014, we have held a number of events on trade and other policy issues. Among others, our list of programs to date includes:

• "Strengthening the Transatlantic Economy: Perspectives from the UK and US" (April 2014)
• TTIP 101 Discussion (December 2014)
• EU-US Trade Discussion with UK All-Party Parliamentary Group (March 2016)
• “To Be or Not to Be, The EU Referendum” (May 2016)
• Post-Brexit UK Politics Breakfast Discussion (July 2016)

Past Event Speakers


The Committee has heard from and shared our views with a range of distinguished guest speakers including:

• Ambassador Carla Hills, Former US Trade Representative, Ambassador Carla Hills
• Ambassador Marisa Lino, Corporate Director, Government Relations, Northrop Grumman Corporation
• Angus Lapsley, Director, UK Cabinet Office European and Global Issues Secretariat
• Annie Crawford, Confederation of British Embassy
• Dan Ikenson, Director, Herbert A. Stiefel Center for Trade Policy Studies, CATO Institute
• James Kariuki, Counsellor, Head of Global and Economic Policy Group, British Embassy
• John Dickerman, Head of Washington Office, Confederation of British Industry
• Jon Sopel, North America Editor, BBC
• Kara Sutton, US Chamber of Commerce
• Members of the Parliament of the United Kingdom
• Thomas Whitehead, Senior Trade Policy Advisor, British Embassy
• Tim Bennett, Director-General/CEO, TransAtlantic Business Council

The current members of the Trade & Policy Committee are as follows:

The CBI John Dickerman
BT Thomas Whitehead
Barclays Bret Hester
BMW Bryan Jacobs
British Embasy Anne Collett
British Embassy Mark Kent
BT Jennifer Taylor Hodges
Confederation of British Industry Annie Crawford
FiscalNote Spencer Mahony
Google Nicholas Bramble
Google David Weller
Sutherland, Asbill & Brennan LLP Mark Herlach
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Kara Sutton
   

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