The Special (Trade) Relationship: U.S.-UK Negotiations

Friday, September 25, 2020

The Special (Trade) Relationship: U.S.-UK Negotiations

Britain’s exit from the European Union (“Brexit”) in January 2020 put the country back in charge of its trade policy. Now, it must settle the terms of its future trading relationship with the EU by the end of this year and decide whether and how to pursue its own trade agreements with non-EU countries. Trade negotiations between the U.S. and UK launched in May 2020. Dr. Lorand Bartels, Dr. Kyle Handley, and Warren Maruyama discuss the legal and economic implications of the uncertainty of the final EU-UK trading relationship on ongoing U.S.-UK trade negotiations as well as the scope and impact of a potential deal.

This webinar is part of a six-session series on “International Trade: Measuring and Managing Risk and Uncertainty.” The series is hosted by the Clayton Yeutter Institute of International Trade and Finance at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, with support from the CME Group Foundation. All webinars are free and open to the public. 

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Lorand Bartels

Dr. Lorand Bartels is a Reader in International Law in the Faculty of Law and a Fellow of Trinity Hall at the University of Cambridge, where he teaches trade law. His books include Exceptions in International Law (OUP, 2020), edited with Federica Paddeu, Regional Trade Agreements and the WTO Legal System (OUP, 2007), edited with Federico Ortino, and Human Rights Conditionality in the EU’s International Agreements (OUP, 2005). Beyond his academic work, he is Senior Counsel at Linklaters LLP, in which capacity he advises the UK Government and other clients on trade law issues arising out of the UK’s departure from the EU. Dr Bartels holds undergraduate degrees in English Literature and Law from the University of New South Wales (1996), and a PhD from the European University Institute (2002). He is admitted to practise law in New South Wales, Australia.

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Kyle Handley

Kyle Handley is an economist who studies international trade, investment, uncertainty, and firm employment dynamics. He is a professor of business economics and public policy at the University of Michigan and a faculty research fellow in the National Bureau of Economic Research. His research has been published in top academic journals and he has also written for major media outlets such as CNBC and The Hill.   He has B.S in Economics and Mathematics from the University of Wisconsin, a M.Sc. in Economics from the London School of Economics, and  Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Maryland.

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Warren Maruyama

Warren Maruyama is a Partner at Hogan Lovells, whose practice focuses on U.S. and international trade law, negotiations, policies, and disputes. Warren served as General Counsel of the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (2007-2009), Associate Director for International Economic Policy on the White House staff (1989-1992), USTR Associate General Counsel (1983-1989), and staff attorney at the U.S. International Trade Commission (1980-1983).