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UK and USA moving rapidly towards a deal on trade

Written by on August 16, 2019

UK and USA \'moving rapidly towards a deal on trade \'

Donald Trump said the United States and the UK were moving rapidly towards a deal on trade that would be “fantastic and big.” “I think we’ll make a fantastic and big trade deal with the UK,” the US President told reporters before departing for a political rally in New Hampshire. “That’s moving along rapidly.”

He said he had talked to Boris Johnson on Wednesday and would be speaking with him again. “He and I are very much aligned,” Trump said.

The two countries are discussing a partial accord that could take effect on Nov. 1, the day after the UK is due to leave the European Union, a senior Trump administration official said.

Officials from the two nations have discussed the possibility of a temporary agreement covering all sectors. Such a deal could last for something like six months, the official told reporters.

Supporters of the UK’s exit from the EU are hoping for a wide-ranging deal with the United States that could help cushion the nation from any disruption to trade with European neighbors. 

Published: 16/08/2019 by Radio NewsHub