Trade Agreements: Non-EU Countries

Part of International Trade – in the House of Commons on 5th March 2020.

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Photo of Rupa Huq Rupa Huq Labour, Ealing Central and Acton

In reality, the roll-over deals struck to date amount to just 8% of our existing total trade, yet we were told that all this would be sorted by one minute past midnight on 31 March last year. Are the US negotiations being conducted in tandem with the EU ones, with fully trained teams aware of what each other is doing so that that can be factored into any future relationship? I am sure that other countries will be thinking the same, particularly as our objectives seem to be so divergent from the US’s “America first” aims?