California – UK After Brexit: Prospects for Partnership Webinar on Thursday, February 25, 2021 at 2:00pm PST.
On January 31, 2020, the United Kingdom left the European Union. The following day it entered a transition period until December 31st. The day before the UK was due to leave the EU Customs Unions and Single Market without a deal, the UK-EU Trade and Co-operation Agreement was finally signed.
Dr. Matt Beech, Senior Fellow at the Institute of European Studies at UC Berkeley and Director of the Centre for British Politics at the University of Hull, provides an analysis of what Global Britain means for future partnerships with the US and specifically, for trade in California.
In 2019, the UK was California’s 12th largest export market with the state exporting more than $5.2 billion in goods to the UK. Dr. Beech’s insights into the nascent UK-US trade deal and the reasons for strong future co-operation will be of great interest to Californian business leaders and those invested in the Anglo-American relationship.
Dr. Beech is a political scientist and historian who teaches post-war British political history, government and ideas – and is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and the Royal Society of Arts. Dr. Beech has appeared in The Times, The Washington Post, The Financial Times, The Guardian, The Chicago Tribune, USA Today, Le Figaro, Les Echos, The Globe and Mail and Bloomberg News. He has worked on programs for Sky News, BBC Parliament, BBC Radio 4, Radio France International and CNBC Asia