Trade talks between Britain and America

This week Britain and the USA launched bilateral trade discussions on proposals which include a cut in US tariffs on UK steel and aluminium products – committing to finding a resolution as soon as possible which will support UK jobs and businesses.

  • The distortions from global steel and aluminium excess capacity pose a serious risk to market-oriented steel and aluminium industries in the United Kingdom.
  • That is why the UK's Conservative government has launched official talks with our friend and ally to discuss the impact on our industries, agreeing that the US and UK will partner to promote high standards, address shared concerns, and hold countries that practice harmful market-distorting policies to account.
  • The government will continue to prioritise UK jobs and businesses and seek a resolution to protect our steel and aluminium industries from harmful market-distorting policies.


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