OAS

 
United States - United Kingdom
 
  Background and Negotiations
   

On October 16, 2018, the United States announced its intent to negotiate a trade agreement with the UK. The United Kingdom published its negotiating objectives for a free trade agreement with the US on March 2nd, 2020. On May 5, 2020 the US and UK governments started negotiating a US-UK Free Trade Agreement. Talks will cover goods and services trade, digital trade, investment and supporting SMEs. On May 5-15, 2020 around 200 negotiators from the UK and the US held the first round of negotiations for a UK-US FTA.

The third UK-U.S. Free Trade Agreement (FTA) negotiating round took place from 27 July to 7 August 2020.There were 33 sessions held in the round, covering 21 different areas: Good Regulatory Practice (GRP), Technical Barriers To Trade, Intellectual Property, Investment, Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS),State Owned Enterprises, Anti-Corruption, Financial Services, Competition, Environment, Services Sectors Professional Business Services, Balance of Payments, Rules Of Origin, Cross Cutting Services, Legal Group - Core Text, Market Access Textiles, Trade Remedies, Market Access, Customs and Trade Facilitation, Sectoral Annexes, and Telecoms. The fourth round of negotiations took place on September 8-18, 2020. This round included 29 sessions, covering 16 different chapter areas. The fifth round was held from 19 to 30 October 2020. This round included 38 sessions covering 19 different chapter areas.

Documents relating to the negotiations
19-30 October 2020 Fifth US-UK FTA negotiating round PDF Document New!
08-18 September 2020 US-UK Fourth round of trade negotiations PDF Document
08 September 2020 US and UK enter into fourth round of trade negotiations PDF Document
27 July-07 August 2020 Third UK-U.S. Free Trade Agreement (FTA) negotiating round PDF Document
05-15 May 2020 First round of negotiations for a UK-US Free Trade Agreement PDF Document
05 May 2020 US and UK start trade negotiations PDF Document
02 March 2020 UK publishes its negotiating objectives for a free trade agreement with the US PDF Document
16 October 2018 United States Announces Intent to Negotiate Trade Agreements with Japan, the European Union and the United Kingdom PDF Document

Notification Letter sent to Congress regarding the United Kingdom PDF Document
Source: Department for International Trade, United Kingdom; Government of the United Kingdom; The Office of the United States Trade Representative

  Sources
   
 

Spanish version 
Recent Developments
  19-30 October 2020. Fifth US-UK FTA negotiating round New!

Contents