Ties that Bind
Now that England is leaving the European Union, everyone is wondering if the USA can pull off a lucrative trade deal with the U.K. before the year is out. There have been rumors all over on social media that U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin is trying to make a deal this year.
The only snag is digital disagreements that seem to overshadow negotiations. The U.S. has grave concerns on how much network infrastructure the Chinese Company Huawei should have in the U.K. and has already taken measures to limit access here at home.
Getting a deal done however can be very beneficial for both countries. Especially sinse Britain is threatening to level a tax on big tech companies like Google and Amazon. Such a move would almost certainly bring retaliatory measures from the Trump administration.