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After Brexit, UK aims for trade deal with EU that tops Canada pact: Davis

The EU has been considering a post-Brexit free trade deal with Britain along the lines of one agreed last year with Canada

Reuters  |  London 

Britain is aiming to secure a comprehensive free trade deal with the European Union and wants it to be signed shortly after it leaves the bloc in 2019, Brexit minister David Davis said on Sunday. After securing an initial agreement on Friday to move Brexit talks to a second phase, Prime Minister Theresa May is keen to start discussing future ties with the EU, and especially the type of trading agreement to try to offer greater certainty for businesses. But despite Davis striking a confident tone, EU officials say they will only launch negotiations on a legally binding treaty ...

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First Published: Sun, December 10 2017. 20:55 IST