There’s a ‘strong’ desire for a US-UK trade deal after Brexit, British trade minister says



David Reid | CNBC

UK wants to secure US trade deal as ‘quickly as we can,’ Liam Fox says  
Liam Fox, the U.K.’s trade secretary, told CNBC that a trade deal between the United Kingdom and the United States is still moving forward, but declined to give a date on when such an agreement could be completed. Fox is in Singapore where he is attempting to strengthen trade relationships and make the case for the U.K.’s accession to the Comprehensive & Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP). Britain is on a diplomatic charm offensive around the world, as it looks to prepare for new trade arrangements after it leaves the European Union in 2019.
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