UK trade secretary wants FTA with NZ 'one of the first' after Brexit

UK trade secretary wants FTA with NZ 'one of the first' after Brexit
Rebecca Howard
By Rebecca Howard July 31 (BusinessDesk) - UK International Trade Secretary Liz Truss reaffirmed the UK's commitment to move quickly on a free trade deal with New Zealand as soon as the country leaves the European Union. "I want New Zealand to be one of the first free trade agreements the UK signs as we prepare to become an independent trading national once again," Truss said in a tweet after meeting with Trade and Export Growth Minister David Parker in London.  Truss was appointed to the Boris Johnson government a week ago.  “New Z...

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