Think Tent 2020: UK free trade after Brexit – the United States and beyond

In the months since Brexit, the British government has moved assertively to demonstrate its commitment to free trade. The UK recently announced an agreement in principle for a free trade agreement with Japan, and it has negotiated a wide range of continuity agreements with existing trading partners. But the UK’s most significant negotiating partner as a newly-independent trading nation is the United States. The fourth round of the Anglo-American negotiations have concluded, and both sides have announced their determination to reach an agreement.

Join Liz Truss, the Secretary of State for International Trade, as she headlines a panel that includes Shanker SIngham and Dan Hannan that will examine the UK-US negotiations and their place in Britain’s broader return to its historic role as a free trading nation after Brexit.


Ted Bromund (Chair), Senior Research Fellow in Anglo‑American Relations Davis Institute for National Security and Foreign Policy, Heritage Foundation

Dan Hannan, UK trade adviser, President of the Initiative for Free Trade and Visiting Professor at the University of Francisco Marroquín

Shanker Singham, CEO of the Competere Group, Chairman of Global Vision UK, and a former cleared advisor to USTR and the UK Trade Secretary

Rt Hon Liz Truss MP, Secretary of State for International Trade and President of the Board of Trade and Minister for Women and Equalities