City Corporation response to UK publication of negotiation objectives for US FTA

The UK Government has today published its negotiating objectives and economic assessment for a free trade agreement with the United States. Catherine McGuinness, Chair of the City of London Corporation’s Policy and Resources Committee, said:

“The UK and USA are the world’s leading exporters of financial services and are each other’s biggest services trading partners, so these negotiations are an opportunity to set a new global standard on what is possible on cross border financial services trade.

“As the biggest contributor to the UK’s trade surplus in services and as a key driver for the prosperity of businesses and households on both sides of the Atlantic, the financial services sector should be a top priority in any future free trade agreement.

“Alongside these discussions, closer cooperation on regulatory issues can play an equally important role in increasing transatlantic trade in financial services.”

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