As the leading transatlantic business organisation dedicated to helping its member companies connect and build their international business, BritishAmerican Business is here to help you
WHAT IS BAB?
• Established in 2000, when we merged the American Chamber of Commerce in the UK and the British-American Chamber of Commerce in the USA to create a business organisation that is uniquely positioned to serve its member companies on both sides of the Atlantic
• Based in the two major western business/financial centres of London and New York, with networks extending to more than 60 other major US and European business centres
WHO ARE BAB’S MEMBERS?
The world’s leading multinationals and middle-market companies, including major US and European players in:
• Management/business consultancies
• Real estate
WHAT DOES BAB OFFER?
Targeted, high-calibre networking and marketing platforms as well as top-quality business intelligence and regulatory advice and influence, including:
• More than 100 high-quality events each year ranging from exclusive, C-Suite meetings with top corporate/government leaders to business briefings, professional and sectoral forums, and social/client entertainment occasions
• High-quality marketing and brand-building platforms reaching a senior level audience of companies/executives involved in global or transatlantic business
• High-level representation to government on policy issues of concern to our membership
• A portfolio of targeted business services: ranging from business introductions and referrals to visa, business intelligence and event management services
TTIP: A TRADE & INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY
The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) is a trade and investment agreement under negotiation between the United States and the European Union.
Launched at the G8 Summit in June 2013, TTIP has the goal to promote trade and investment, increasing jobs and growth on the two sides of the Atlantic. TTIP is the biggest, most ambitious, trade agreement ever negotiated. BritishAmerican Business (BAB), in close collaboration with the chapters of the British-American Business Council (BABC), plays a leadership role in promoting an ambitious and comprehensive agreement in the UK and the US.
National Roadshow Programme
Over the past three years, we have been particularly keen to illustrate the local, specific and tangible benefits that TTIP can deliver to businesses, workers and local economies.
We regularly provide policy submissions, letters and statements and run TTIP-related roundtables, seminars and conferences. In addition, since 2013, we have conducted local roadshow events throughout the UK. In June 2015 we started our second series ‘Open for Business’ that aims to explore the UK-US trade and investment dimension and TTIP opportunity in leading UK industry sectors.
Small and Medium-sized Companies
With market access, rules and regulatory cooperation at its heart, TTIP addresses the areas that affect companies on an everyday basis. A key element of our work is to illustrate the tangible benefits for smaller and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and to answer those questions that businesspeople have regarding the agreement. BAB has now created a comprehensive SME forum covering these matters.
Coalition for Transatlantic Business
BAB and the BABC work closely with the EU, national and regional governments, including the Office of the United States Trade Representative; the U.S. Department of Commerce; the U.S. State Department; the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills; the Foreign & Commonwealth Office; U.S. and UK Embassies and Consulates and UK Trade & Investment as well as EU, national and regional trade organisations. BAB represents its members and the chapters of the BABC at the ‘Business Alliance for TTIP’ (EU) and the ‘Business Coalition for Transatlantic Trade’ (US). BAB is part of the network of European American Chambers of Commerce (AmChams in Europe).
BAB and the BABC have played an active voice in the national and international TTIP debate. Staff representatives and member companies speak regularly at hearings, public meetings and conferences.
For further news and insights on TTIP and our activities, visit our website at babinc.org, join our Linkedin Group ‘Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership’ and follow us on Twitter @BABPolicy.
BRITISHAMERICAN BUSINESS: THE COMPANY TO KEEP
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