By  on October 21, 2019

LONDON — With nerves of steel and a talent for travel and international trade woven tight into their DNA, the British are set to land in Manhattan on Monday, and are prepared to do business despite a spate of new U.S. tariffs and continued Brexit uncertainty.

Walpole, the sector body for the luxury industry, is embarking on its third annual trade mission to New York, led by Michael Ward, chairman of the body and managing director of Harrods and Walpole’s chief executive officer Helen Brocklebank. Johnstons of Elgin, Molton Brown, Kathryn Sargent, The Savoy, The Corinthia and Heathrow VIP are among the 18 fashion, accessories and travel brands taking part this year.

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