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Atlantic Declaration includes new UK-USA Mutual Recognition Agreement

Published: 09/06/2023

The Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has referenced a new UK-USA Mutual Recognition Agreement for engineering during his two-day visit to Washington DC for trade discussions with US President Joe Biden.

In a speech announcing the Atlantic Declaration, a new UK-USA economic partnership, the Prime Minister expounded on the benefits which included: “An agreement to work towards mutual recognition of more professional qualifications in areas like engineering…”

Discussions towards the Mutual Recognition Agreement are just beginning between the Engineering Council and the US’s National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES).

The full text of the speech is available on the UK Government website.

For press enquiries:
Helen Potts, Engineering Council –, 020 3206 0568

The Engineering Council holds the national Register of Engineering Technicians (EngTech), Incorporated Engineers (IEng), Chartered Engineers (CEng) and Information and Communication Technology Technicians (ICTTech). It also sets and maintains the internationally recognised standards of competence and ethics that govern the award and retention of these titles. By this means it is able to ensure that employers, government and wider society, both at home and overseas, can have confidence in the skills and commitment of registrants. For more information visit: