May 25, 2021
Since Brexit the British government have been working hard to reproduce EU trading agreements that were in place prior to the UK’s departure.
The UK government has set out its priorities:
Although regarded as a high priority, US Secretary of State has played down the prospects of an early deal with the UK stating that the a UK-US free trade deal “will take some time to agree”. One key point was the priority in maintaining the gains achieved from the Good Friday Agreement in Northern Ireland.
Following several rounds of talks, from the 13th June 2020 to the latest on the 23rd April 2021, it has been announced that both countries would now enter a spirit to agree outstanding details which aims to reach a deal in principal by June 2021
On the 30th April 2021 the forth round of negotiations has been completed with the UKs Trade Secretary Liz Truss saying that that great progress had been made and a deal could be in place as early as the summer 2021