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Statement On The Launch Of U.S.-UK FTA Negotiations

Washington, DC – IA Director, Trade Policy, Jordan Haas released the following statement on the official launch of negotiations between the United States and the United Kingdom on a free trade agreement (FTA):

“The start of negotiations on an FTA between the U.S. and UK represents an opportunity to strengthen both our nations’ digital trade leadership. The U.S. and the UK lead the world in digital technology and this agreement should include policies that will bolster that success, such as provisions that foster the free flow of information, ensure intermediary liability protections, prohibit discriminatory digital taxes, and enable small businesses to use the internet to compete globally.