Monday, 24 July 2017

UK and US to start talks on post-Brexit trade deal



The UK is to hold its first talks with the US to try to sketch out the details of a potential post-Brexit trade deal.

 
International Trade Secretary Liam Fox will spend two days in Washington with US counterpart Robert Lighthizer.


EU rules mean the UK cannot sign a trade deal until it has left the bloc.


Mr Fox said it was too early to say exactly what would be covered in a potential deal. Firms and trade unions have both warned of the risks of trying to secure an agreement too quickly.


The Department for International Trade said discussions were expected to focus on "providing certainty, continuity and increasing confidence for UK and US businesses as the UK leaves the EU".
Mr Fox added: "The [UK-US trade and investment] working group is the means to ensure we get to know each other's issues and identify areas where we can work together to strengthen trade and investment ties."



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