London signs post-Brexit trade deal with Canada
Sylvie Claire / November 22, 2020
The United Kingdom and Canada agreed on Saturday to a provisional post-Brexit trade agreement that will replicate from 1 January 2021 on a bilateral basis the agreement the country benefited from as an EU member state, a announced the UK Department for International Trade.
In a video call today, Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, joined by International Trade Minister Liz Truss and his Canadian counterpart Mary Ng, agreed to a 'tentative deal' renewing the current trade deal between the EU and Canada, the ministry wrote in a statement.
"The agreement reached today consolidates trade worth 20 billion pounds (22.4 billion euros) and guarantees the security of thousands of jobs", welcomed Liz Truss, welcoming the the links which historically and culturally unite the United Kingdom with its "friends and allies of Canada ».
It's a fantastic deal for the UK, which guarantees transatlantic trade with one of our closest allies, said Boris Johnson, hoping it will bolster already existing UK exports to Canada of cars. electric sparkling wine.