A trade deal could also lead to US direct investment, which could put pressure on UK municipalities to admit polluting activities such as fracking. Within the EU, general principles (such as the precautionary principle or the polluter pays principle) guide legislation. The United Kingdom and the United States do not have the same legal structure that enshrines these principles. It is therefore unclear whether environmental standards will remain the same after Brexit or whether a US trade deal will lead to deregulation pressures. In the following sections, we look at the key areas of trade and analyze the likely tensions and impact on businesses. I am sure the whole House will agree when I say that trade barriers and tariffs discourage the economy and that we do not want them. The U.S. targets do not mention health care, but when it comes to drugs and medical devices, it says the U.S. government is working to ensure transparency in the state`s regulatory reimbursement systems, ensure transparency of procedures, not be discriminatory, and provide full market access for U.S. products. As part of a free trade agreement between the United Kingdom and the United States, the U.S. government also intends to ensure that the WTO Doha Declaration on Ad Hoc Agreement and Public Health fosters innovation and promotes access to medicines, reflecting a standard similar to that of U.S. law.6 demand higher prices for medicines sold to the NHS under a uk-US free trade agreement.
ensuring full market access and strengthening IP rights for US medicines sold in the UK. . . .