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Posted on 24/03/2022 by DHL Express

UK and US launch transatlantic dialogues to boost trade

With their respective ‘Build Back Better’ agendas in mind, the UK and US have arranged a series of events that will look to deepen their transatlantic trade relationship, which is currently worth £200 billion.

Kicking off in Baltimore, before returning to the UK for the second dialogue, the aim is to explore modern approaches to international trade, particularly in areas such as digital, green trade and supporting SMEs.

International Trade Secretary, Anne-Marie Trevelyan, said: “The US is our biggest trading partner. Our thriving relationship already delivers so much for our economies, businesses and people. Now, more than ever, we recognise the power of deepening trade ties with like-minded allies around the world.”

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