UK/Japan Trade Deal Good for Consumers, Companies, Johnson Tells Abe



William James and Estelle Shirbon | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson told his outgoing Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe that a free trade deal between their two countries would provide certainty for companies and consumers, his Downing Street office said on Wednesday.

Britain and Japan are in advanced stages of trade negotiations. After leaving the European Union on Jan. 31, Britain is trying to strike bilateral deals with trading partners, which it was not able to do as an EU member.

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