Brexit deal COMPLETE: UK signs historic first trade deal after quitting EU - ...

BRITAIN has signed its first post-Brexit trade deal with Japan today after a tumultuous few days of talks between the UK and the EU.

PUBLISHED: 08:21, Fri, Sep 11, 2020 | UPDATED: 08:55, Fri, Sep 11, 2020

Officials in London and Tokyo have both confirmed the historic agreement has been signed. Liz Truss, the UK trade minister, held a video conference with her Japanese counterpart Toshimitsu Motegi this morning. The Department for International Trade confirmed the UK had signed its first post-Brexit trade deal on Friday morning.


It said in a statement: “The UK has secured a free trade agreement with Japan, which is the UK’s first major trade deal as an independent trading nation and will increase trade with Japan by an estimated £15.2billion.

"The UK-Japan Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement was agreed in principle by International Trade Secretary Liz Truss and Japan’s Foreign Minister Motegi Toshimitsu on a video call this morning (Friday 11 September).

"The deal is tailored to the UK economy and secures additional benefits beyond the EU-Japan trade deal, giving UK companies exporting to Japan a competitive advantage in a number of areas.

"It will help to create jobs and drive economic growth throughout the whole of the UK."


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