Dentons Dialogue Policy Perspectives

Dentons’ US Public Policy practice is pleased to release its annual Policy Scan, an in-depth look at policy at the Federal level and in each of the 50 states. In this document Dentons provide a first look at the key policy questions for the next year in the states, the House of Representatives, the Senate and the new Administration. Additionally, they examine the people who will be driving change.

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Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are the backbone of the British economy. For tens of thousands of these firms, international trade has become an important element, and sometimes necessity to their success. Yet, building an international business is not easy. It requires resources and support, and most importantly, trading corridors that enable trade ambitions to be realised.

‘Making A Difference – How a UK-U.S. Free Trade Agreement will Help SMEs Across the UK’ makes a case for why it is right that the UK Government has put SMEs at the heart of its global trade agenda, reflecting the gains that can be achieved if trade barriers are to be removed.

Produced in collaboration between BritishAmerican Business and the UK Department for International Trade, the report summarises the findings from a virtual ‘roadshow’ across the UK, conducted in 2020. 60 growing businesses told us their stories of what makes a difference to them when it comes to trade.

A glimpse of what we learned: There is unprecedented excitement for a UK-U.S. FTA amongst the SME community in the UK. And a successful FTA needs to sit at the heart of a triangle of action and support.

Click Here to Read Making a Difference

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Brexit: The Impact on US Business

The United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union – popularly known as Brexit – creates major challenges and opportunities for American businesses. This hub is designed to provide the insights and resources necessary to stay informed, be prepared and be proactive. 

Click here to view the Hub.

*Womble Bond Dickinson does not necessarily share or endorse the views and opinions included in content created outside of the firm. Outside content is shared here in an effort to provide a broad overview of Brexit.

Capital Trade Guide
To help you step beyond U.S. borders and provide you with the transformative power of exporting, the World Trade Center Washington, D.C. has developed the Capital Trade Guide as a comprehensive directory to the federal agencies, trade associations, embassies and digital resources available to you.  View the Guide here.

Billy Fiske Foundation

William Meade Lindsley (Billy) Fiske, III represents everything good about the relationship between the United States and the United Kingdom.  On 23 March 1940, Billy Fiske was granted a commission as an Acting Pilot Officer on probation in the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve (78092). He joined No. 601 Squadron at RAF Tangmere on July12, 1940.

Pilot Officer Fiske died on August 17, 1940 at St. Richard’s Hospital, Chichester, Sussex, England, as a result of injuries sustained in combat the previous day. Billy Fiske was the first American pilot to lose his life in combat during the Second World War, over a year before the United States entered the war. Read full bio.

The Billy Fiske Foundation exists to maintain his legacy of bravery, creativity, and selfless dedication to his friends.  Through erecting a memorial outside the United States Embassy in London and by conducting cultural and educational exchanges, the Foundation endeavours to reinforce and grow the individual and collective friendships that are the true foundation of the “Special Relationship” — an ideal first coined by Sir Winston Churchill in 1941.

The US and UK have stood together for the shared values of freedom, democracy and justice through thick and thin and today strengthening the fibres that tie the two nations together is as important as it has ever been.

The Billy Fiske Foundation is a non-profit charity established under section 501(c)(3) of Title 26 of the United States Code.  The Foundation is committed to the highest standards of ethics and accountability in non-profit governance, management and operations.

To find out more about the Billy Fiske Foundation CLICK HERE.



On April 22, 2020, the US President signed a Proclamation suspending certain immigration into the United States for 60 days.
Immigration remains a key issue under this Administration so how might this latest policy affect your company or organization, your business or your operations?
For a detailed analysis of what the Proclamation covered and its possible consequences for business CLICK HERE.

 On January 15, 2019,  the UK Parliament voted to reject the British PM’s Brexit Deal.   Malcom Dowden (Womble Bond Dickinson-UK) and his team have provided a good summary blog post.  Read Here.

Womble Bond Dickinson Brexit Hub
The site is full of information about regulatory and contractual preparedness.


Guide giving information to UK businesses who are considering using e-commerce to access the US market. This includes:

  • information on US rules and regulations
  • links to guidance for UK companies looking to export
Demonstrating the impact of British Business on America CBI Sterling Asset Report 9

Need to Renew Your UK Passport?

How to apply - you must apply and pay for your UK passport online.  For more information and to begin your application click here.

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