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.