BLOOMBERG: Britain Shouldn’t ‘Go Up Against’ U.S. in Trade Talks




August 11, 2017 | By: Jill Ward

The U.S. may not be the best country for Britain to start its post-Brexit trade agreements with, according to Adam Marshall, director general of the British Chambers of Commerce.

“I wouldn’t want to go up against them, early on, when I’m just getting on my feet again as a country going into free trade agreements,” Marshall said in an interview on Bloomberg Television on Friday. “The U.S. trade representative is one of the best-oiled machines in the world when it comes to negotiating trade deals.”

While the U.K. can’t formally enter new trade agreements until it quits the European Union in March 2019, British Trade Secretary Liam Fox has been laying the groundwork for an accord. He visited Washington last month, and President Donald Trump said on Twitter that the countries are working on a potentially “big and exciting deal” that will make their relationship “even better” after Brexit.

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