The Future of US-UK Trade
British-American Business Association (BABA) presents:
"The Future of US-UK Trade - USTR Officials address BABA Members"
From the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR), please join us for remarks, discussion and Q & A with
Timothy J. Wedding
Deputy Assistant USTR 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.
USTR is responsible for developing and coordinating U.S. international trade, commodity, and direct investment policy, and overseeing negotiations with other countries, and is part of the Executive Office of the President.
Tim and Christina 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.
This event has been arranged by BABA’s Small Business Group and all Members are welcome with preference to Small Business members.
As with many such events to fully benefit BABA members, this will be off the record to allow for the best possible remarks and discussions.
DATE: Wednesday, December 11, 2019
TIME: 5:30 - 7:30pm
1900 K Street, NW
PRICE: $30 per person - Members and their guests (until Dec 4)
$50 - Non-Members (until Dec 4)
After Dec 4 prices increase to
$45 per person - Members and their guests
$65 per Non-Member