Firms want deal giving easy access to US trade



Callum Jones | The Times

Industry leaders have welcomed the prospect of a high-level summit to discuss how to improve small businesses’ ability to trade with the United States.

British and American negotiators are said to have made “good progress” on talks covering small and medium-sized enterprises as they attempt to hammer out a post-Brexit trade agreement.

Liz Truss, the international trade secretary, confirmed this week that Whitehall and Washington had agreed to hold an upcoming roundtable focused on small business in the American city of Boston in October.

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