The Future of US-UK Trade
British-American Business Association (BABA) presents:
"The Future of US-UK Trade (A perspective from the US and UK)"
Please join us for remarks, discussion and Q & A with US and UK Government Officials:
Timothy J. Wedding
Deputy Assistant U.S.Trade Representative for Europe
Timothy Wedding is the Deputy Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Europe in USTR's Office of Europe and the Middle East, where he has a specific focus on the United Kingdom and Ireland. He is the USTR coordinator of the U.S.-UK Trade and Investment Working Group, established in July 2017 to deepen U.S.-UK trade ahead of Brexit and to lay the groundwork for a potential future FTA once the UK leaves the EU. Previously, he worked on the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (T-TIP), and as deputy in USTR's Office of Labor Affairs, he specialized in trade and labor issues in Vietnam, Malaysia, Brunei, Bangladesh and Burma. Prior to USTR, he worked at the U.S. Department of Labor and the U.S. Government Accountability Office. Dr. Wedding teaches a graduate level course on International Trade Policy and Negotiations at Georgetown University. He received his Ph.D. in Economics from Tulane University.
Christina Sevilla, Ph.D.
Deputy Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Small Business
Christina Sevilla is Deputy Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Small Business at the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR), Executive Office of the President. She develops and coordinates trade policy and outreach related to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). She is U.S. lead negotiator on SMEs for the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), and serves as USTR lead on SMEs with the European Union, the United Kingdom, and other trading partners. She has represented USTR in negotiations and public outreach in the Americas, Asia, and the Middle East North Africa for bilateral and regional trade issues, and was previously responsible for USTR’s private sector advisory committee system established by Congress and state and local government outreach. Dr. Sevilla is an adjunct professor at George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs. She was the recipient of a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship in Transnational Economic Security at MIT. She received a Ph.D. in international political economy from Harvard University. She graduated with a B.A. summa cum laude as Valedictorian of the College of Arts and Sciences at Boston College.
Counseller, Head of Global and Economic Policy, British Embassy
Freya is the Counsellor and Head of the Global and Economic Policy Group at the British Embassy in Washington, DC. She joined the Embassy team in July 2016. In this capacity Freya leads the Embassy’s teams covering a wide range of issues including trade, investment and economic policy, environment and energy, transport and science, research and innovation. Prior to joining the Embassy, for the past three years Freya led the Foreign Policy Team in the National Security Secretariat of the UK’s Cabinet Office (NSC equivalent). Before that, she was the Senior Foreign Policy Adviser during the UK’s Presidency of the G8 in 2012. From 2007 to 2011, Freya led the Climate Change and Global Economy negotiating team in the UK’s Mission to the United Nations in New York. Prior to that, Freya worked as the Head of Nuclear & Missile Defence Team for the Security Policy Department, and at various assignments with the FCO across the globe including Buenos Aires, Casablanca, and Mumbai. Freya received her BSc Honors in Environmental Sciences from the University of East Anglia and her Master of Sciences from Kings College, London.
The panel will speak to and welcome Q & A on current matters in regard to UK-US trade relations, a possible future UK-US Bi Lateral Trade Agreement after Brexit, and in particular the importance of Small Business/SME’s, in trans-Atlantic trade.
DATE: Wednesday, January 22, 2019
TIME: 5:30 pm - registration & networking
6:00 pm - Discussion
7:00 pm - Networking continued
Arnold & Porter
601 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20001
PRICE: $35/each - BABA Members & their guests (until Jan. 16 - increase to $50)
$55/each - Non-Members (until Jan 16 - increase to $70)
Wine and appetizers will be served.
Cancellations will be accepted until January 16th.