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Trade deals: taking on the European Union

Tim Hurdle
Tue, 22 Jun 2021

Securing trade deals with the UK is proving possible, but it will be no bed of roses doing the same with the EU (Source: Getty Images)
Tim Hurdle
Tue, 22 Jun 2021
The British have concluded a free trade deal with Australia and now have a similar deal in their sights with New Zealand. What will that mean for the potential for either country to close a free trade agreement with the European Union (EU)?Being outside the EU tent, the UK can cut their own deals and their national interests are clear.On one hand, they wish to demonstrate momentum on trade deals after leaving Brexit. On the other, British negotiators have also been acutely aware of the threat that improved access for agricultural goods fro...

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