UK might only enjoy benefits of new EU trade deal for 57 days



Greg Heffer | Sky News

Campaigners are warning the UK will lose access to the EU’s new trade agreement with Japan under a no-deal Brexit.

Top Remain figures have bemoaned how the UK might only be able to enjoy the benefits of the EU’s new trade agreement with Japan for 57 days.

The EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) comes into force today – just eight weeks before the UK is due to leave the European Union on 29 March.

Under the terms of Britain’s withdrawal agreement with the EU, the UK will still participate in the bloc’s 40 free trade agreements during a 21-month transition period.

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