The United Kingdom is committed to negotiating a free trade agreement with the United States after it leaves the EU – even if the deal turns out to be ‘shallower’ in nature than the government would like, according to UK trade minister George Hollingbery.
Author: Chris Horseman
The United Kingdom is putting a lot of faith in its membership of one multinational organisation — the World Trade Organization — as a way of mitigating some of the problems associated with its imminent departure from another (the European Union). But might that faith be misplaced?
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