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Finding Your Way: The Trade and Investment Guide to the US 2018/19

 How Gibney, Anthony and Flaherty Can Help Your Business
The Trade and Investment Guide to the US is a fantastic resource for any company looking to bring their business stateside. Packed full of expert information on the obstacles (and opportunities) you may encounter when taking your business transatlantic.

Immigration is a hot topic in global politics, and is often a significant barrier to global expansion - particularly to the US. This month we are featuring insight from Gibney, Anthony and Flaherty, who kindly provided some expert advice on the different types of US visas available to foreign businesses and their employees looking to establish or grow their presence in the United States.

Click here to read how Gibney, Anthony and Flaherty can help you on your business journey to the US.
Meetings and Events
BritishAmerican Business on Doing Business in the USA - Hosted by Menzies

On Thursday, September 20 BritishAmerican Business joined Menzies Chartered Accountants for a roundtable to discuss the opportunities of doing business in the USA, highlighting stronger interest in the US by UK-based firms over the past few years.
BAB joined the panel together with representatives from Withums, Foenix Partners, HSBC and Butler Snow.
Upcoming Events in the Network
Cyber Security Breakfast in Seattle - BABC Pacific Northwest

On Wednesday, October 17 BABC Pacific Northwest will be hosting the BABC 2018 Cyber Security Breakfast to hear from a panel of experts sharing insights, examples and the facts on what companies should be doing now and how they should anticipate future needs.
If you are interested in joining, please click here for more information.

Arizona becomes First State in the US to offer Fintech Regulatory Sandbox

The Arizona Attorney General's Office has announced that Governor Doug Ducey recently signed House Bill 2434 into law making Arizona the first state in the nation to enact a groudbreaking regulatory fintech sandobox.

In Arizona’s sandbox, startups, entrepreneurs, and established companies can launch products on a limited, temporary scale to consumers to test innovative products, services, business models, and delivery mechanisms in the real market without incurring the regulatory costs and burdens that would otherwise be imposed. The Arizona Attorney General’s Office will administer the sandbox.

For more information, please click here.
Business Opportunities
South Carolina Delegation in Birmingham

On October 23rd, BABC Midlands will be hosting a delegation from South Carolina to talk to businesses about their US expansion plans.
The Central SC Alliance seminar will be focused on interactive discussion aimed at British companies and advisors exploring the U.S. market.

Join the delegation to discuss how the State of South Carolina can be beneficial to your business. The seminar will take place at Hyatt Regency Birmingham.

For more information, please click here.
UK's Government Export Strategy - Supporting and Connecting Businesses to Grow on the World Stage

The UK Government recently launched its new Export Strategy to help UK businesses grow through exporting. The Government's ambition is to see exports grow as a proportion of GDP from 30% to 35% of GDP in the long term.

The strategy sets out the four ways the Government can make a difference leveraging the following government resources:

  • Finance - Ensure no viable UK export fails for lack of finance or insurance from the private sector;
  • Connect - Connect UK businesses to overseas buyers, markets and each other;
  • Inform - Help businesses access the right information, advice and practical assistance;
  • Encourage - Encourage and inspire businesses that can export but have not started or are just beginning.

To learn more about the Export Strategy, please click here.