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UK ‘closing in’ on free commerce settlement with New Zealand By Reuters

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© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Worldwide Commerce Secretary Liz Truss arrives at Downing Road in London, Britain February 11, 2020. REUTERS/Hannah McKay

(Reuters) -Britain is nearing an settlement in precept on a free commerce take care of New Zealand, its commerce ministry stated on Saturday, as London appears to be like to bolster its post-Brexit commerce ties with non-EU companions.

The European Union is Britain’s single largest commerce accomplice and the 2 sides have signed a post-Brexit commerce pact, however enterprise teams say they nonetheless face further purple tape coping with European clients and suppliers on account of Brexit.

Commerce minister Liz Truss stated that “nice progress” had been made in a sixth spherical of discussions which ran from July 19-30.

A commerce settlement with New Zealand may see the removing of tariffs on British and New Zealand items making merchandise accessible at decrease costs, the ministry stated.

A deal would additionally allow small and medium enterprises to export extra items and companies to New Zealand, it added.

“We’re closing in on an settlement in precept, with 6 extra chapters now full,” Truss stated.

In June Britain acquired a inexperienced mild to begin the method of becoming a member of the Complete and Progressive (NYSE:) Settlement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) commerce bloc of 11 nations.

In June Britain’s commerce ministry additionally signalled confidence in its commerce talks with New Zealand and stated it aimed to conclude a “improbable” settlement in August.

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