United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland diplomats will commence talks with their the States counterparts on a mail service-Brexit merchandise deal later on this month, Secretary of State for International Trade Liam Fox has said.
Although EU rules mean that fellow member states are not allowed to bang merchandise deals alongside non-European Union countries – such every bit the United States of America – Mr Fox said in that location was zero to pose the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland government off from “scoping out” a hereafter trade human relationship alongside the U.S..
Mr Fox, appearing on BBC One’second political question in addition to reply plan Question Time, confirmed talks with his United States counterparts would commence on July 24th every bit the authorities looks to secure merchandise deals amongst “real, really big markets” exterior the European Union bloc.
The government minister, the sometime United Kingdom defense secretarial assistant, tried to allay fears from a young man Question Time panel fellow member that United States diplomats could be unable to hold to a deal unless the United Kingdom agrees to less rigorous food safe rules.
This is to make amongst worries that United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland shops too supermarkets could be stocked alongside chicken washed inward chlorine, beef treated with hormones too pork fortified alongside a drug that is banned inwards hundreds of countries around the earth.
While refusing to be drawn on that particular consequence, Mr Fox told the Question Time audience: “We are not rejecting Europe, nosotros want an open in addition to liberal trading organisation alongside Europe.”
“But at that place are roughly very, rattling large markets out in that location that we will live able to take reward of.”
“And every bit for [the claim that] the United States will not talk to us, I’ve got tidings for y’all, we are commencement our actual discussions on the 24 July.”
The Great Britain is a pregnant exporter to America, sending around £37 billion ($48 billion) more than inwards goods together with services to the country than it imports.
While erstwhile the States President Barack Obama warned that the U.K. would live at the “back of the queue” for a merchandise pact if it voted for Brexit, incumbent President Donald Trump has struck a warmer note, telling The Times earlier this twelvemonth that the United States of America is going to “function really hard to become it done speedily together with done properly”.