Trade Agreements: USA

Department for International Trade written question – answered on 7th March 2019.

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Photo of Andrew Rosindell Andrew Rosindell Conservative, Romford

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether a free trade deal with the United States is a priority for his Department.

Photo of George Hollingbery George Hollingbery Minister of State (International Trade)

Once we have left the EU, negotiating an ambitious free trade agreement with the United States that maintains our high standards for businesses, workers and consumers is a high priority.

The United States is our largest trading partner outside of the EU, responsible for a fifth of all UK exports and is the single biggest source of inward investment into the UK. A potential free trade agreement between our two countries presents an important opportunity to deepen our already strong bilateral relationship.

We have completed a 14-week public consultation on a future FTA with the US and will respond in due course.

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