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Welcome to BAB's Trade & Investment Update for March 2020.
We Are Committed to Your Business
Rita Davids
Manager, Corporate Engagement and Trade
BritishAmerican Business London
Emanuel Adam
Executive Director
BritishAmerican Business London
Dear colleagues in the transatlantic trade and investment community,
First of all, we hope you, your families and colleagues all safe and healthy.

There is no question, this time is challenging for many in our community; and the focus must be to steer our businesses as best as possible through this challenging time.

This is why the BAB trade team has shifted efforts on collecting the most relevant information on updates from government, relevant corporate entities and other public bodies your business or employees may need. Whether its travel guidance and restrictions, or support schemes to help keep you on your feet in the UK and the US, check out our regularly updated BAB COVID-19 portal below and please feel free to get in touch with any questions you may have.

We will also change our event programming. Not only will we offer it online; we will also make ‘Managing COVID-19’ a central part of our programme; looking at office rent questions, or how to make use of government loan, and job retention schemes. Our popular ‘Accelerate’ series will continue, but we will also ask our ‘case study’ speakers how they navigate these times.

Finally, we at BAB are fortunate to be part of a network of partners who provide useful (and often free) initial information and guidance that can inform our and your work. See below for a sample feature of some of these partners. Get in touch directly, or we are happy to facilitate an introduction.

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COVID-19 Travel Updates and Business Resources from BAB
At BAB we're collecting the latest developments in travel restrictions between the UK and USA, as well as resources and guidance for employees and employers in both the UK and USA so you don't have to. Be sure to check back regularly on our website using the link below to stay up to date.

Keeping Things Going
In these uncertain and often confusing times, we are continuing to help companies with their future expansion plans. As part of that, we are working closer than ever before with partners from across our network such as Empire State Development , MHA MacIntyre Hudson , and many other great partners who continue to serve growing businesses.

We're always available to help, so get in touch with us today.
What You Need to Know to Invest in the United States
A Webinar from Empire State Development
Empire State Development are hosting a behind-the-scenes briefing for representatives from Consulates, chambers of commerce and business associations on its SelectUSA program, led by SelectUSA Executive Director Greg Kalbaugh - More details below:

Webinar: What You Need to Know to Invest in the United Sates
April 16, 2020 at 2:00 pm EDT

Greg Kalbaugh , Executive Director, SelectUSA

Dan Clark , Assistant Vice President, New York City Economic Development Corporation

Ed Kowalewski , Director of International Investment Programs, Global New York Empire State Development

Lauren A. Merkel , Director of Partnerships, Global New York Empire State Development

Daniel Bangser , Chairman, Foreign Trade Commissioners Association
MHA MacIntyre Hudson's Going Global Guides to Investing in the US and UK

MHA MacIntyre Hudson have released two guides to international investing, one for investing in the UK, and one for the US.

Comprehensive and easy to read, these guides serve to answer frequently asked questions for international investors such as what other main registrations are typically required in setting up a company overseas, What information must typically be provided to set up a company or branch, and what costs are involved in registering a company including professional fees and authorities’ charges.

It's a confusing, and often overwhelming time to run a business, particularly if you're an SME. With the severe impact of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis being felt across all industries across the US and UK, many businesses are left wondering what avenues are open to them to keep their business running as smooth as possible.

BAB's Accelerate series aims to cut through the confusion and bring you comprehensive, informative and tailored advice on the support available to you during this time. Our new Accelerate Resilience & Continuity series will run in both the USA and UK, delivering relevant advice and guidance from industry experts, and is a must-watch for any small or medium-sized enterprise navigating these uncertain times. More details below:
Upcoming London Accelerate Events

27 April 2020
BAB Accelerate with Paul McIntosh, Bridgehead Agency

TBC Early May 2020
Accelerate Series: Event 2

TBC May 2020
Accelerate Series: Event 3
Upcoming New York Accelerate Events

Accelerate Resilience & Continuity Series: "Financial Resilience in a Time of Crisis"

Monday 13 April
2:00pm – 3:15pm EDT
11:00am – 12:15pm PST

In this session, experts, including the SBA’s New York District representative, will cover:
  • How to apply for the Small Business Relief Program for businesses operating in NYC
  • How to access government subsidies, and an overview of state & federal resources to find the most up-to-date information and guidance
  • Sources of financing in times of economic uncertainty, and ways to preserve & raise cash
  • Strategies for meeting contractual obligations while contracting budgets

Our speakers include:
Roger Barton
Managing Partner
Barton LLP

Peter Fehnel
Economic Development Officer
U.S. Small Business Administration

Mark Baran
Marks Paneth LLP

Thank you for reading this month's Trade & Investment Update. If you have any feedback or comments, please contact us.

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