During the round, 33 meetings were held, covering 21 different work processes. Many areas of agreement continue to be the subject of positive progress. However, it is unlikely that the United Kingdom will enter into an “ideal” business model with the United States, which defends its offensive and defensive interests. The U.S. economy is six times larger than the U.K. economy, and 13% of UK exports go to the US, compared to only 3% of U.S. exports to the UK. Meanwhile, the United States has some of the most developed negotiating capabilities in the world, having concluded 12 bilateral trade agreements and a multilateral agreement since 2000 and conducted lengthy negotiations on the TPP and TTIP. On the other hand, for the first time in more than forty years, the UK is building its trade capabilities while trying to forge its future relations with the EU. These negotiations between the UNITED Kingdom and the United States cannot be separated from those between the EU and the United Kingdom, as the requirements of the United States inevitably conflict with certain EU rules and rules. The result will be a painful compromise for the UK, which will have to choose between closer economic relations with the EU or with the US.
On 23 October, the UK government signed a new trade agreement with Japan, which means that 99% of UK exports will be tariff-free. As these two sea states consider new bilateral trading waters, there will be exciting economic benefits to managing and avoiding dangerous depths, while a new navigational compass will be used: the UK`s exit from the European Union and its internal market. Over the past 47 years, the UK has complied with the EU and not US standards and regulations. The UK`s reorientation to the European Union, its largest export market, is itself an important strategic decision. The economic impact of Brexit could reduce the UK`s GDP by 5-10%. In addition to a free trade agreement between the United States and Britain, Britain must also negotiate its trade relations with other countries, particularly Commonwealth countries such as India and Australia, which hold out great promises and can challenge or reduce elements of a free trade agreement between the United States and Britain. But what will move the country in the future? A selective independent route? The United States or a North American trade orientation? A Commonwealth approach? Focus on the Pacific? Talks between the EU and the UK are under way to reach a post-Brexit free trade agreement before the end of the year. However, Brexit has caused some complications in the exchange of services between Britain and the United States. For example, exit from the single market could undermine the UK`s commitment to the “single passport” protocol, which allows UK subsidiaries of US banks to provide cross-border financial services within the EU.