Bauer Business Focus

UK Trade Secretary Visits Houston On Mission To Secure Trade Post-Brexit

Liam Fox chaired a trade working group to start talks about a future free trade agreement with the United States.

Britain’s secretary of state for international trade, Liam Fox, met with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer in Washington, D.C., before visiting Houston to meet with representatives from the chemical, oil and gas industries.

With one of the largest ports in the country, Houston is on the forefront of global trade.

In 2016, Great Britain was Houston’s 11th largest international trade partner, according to the Greater Houston Partnership.

That country’s secretary of state for international trade, Liam Fox, recently traveled to the United States to start talks on a bilateral trade agreement for the time after the UK officially leaves the European Union.

After stops in Washington, D.C., and Mexico City, Fox made a stop in Houston.

He dropped by our studios for this week’s Bauer Business Focus.

To listen to the interview, click on the link above.

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Florian Martin

Florian Martin

Business Reporter

Florian Martin is currently the News 88.7 business reporter.Florian’s stories can frequently be heard on other public radio stations throughout Texas and on NPR nationwide. Some of them have earned him awards from Texas AP Broadcasters and the Houston Press Club.Florian is a native of Germany. His studies in Leipzig...

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