WORLD UK says trade talks with Australia productive

WORLD

UK says trade talks with Australia productive

Xinhua

21:13, July 14, 2020

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Britain's Secretary of State of International Trade and Minister for Women and Equalities Liz Truss leaves Downing Street, in London. (Photo: Agencies)

LONDON, July 14 (Xinhua) -- The British government said Tuesday that trade deal negotiations with Australia were productive after completing their first round of talks.

Trade negotiators from Britain and Australia held the first round of negotiations for a free trade agreement virtually between June 29 and July 10, 2020, according to a statement from the Department for International Trade.

More global trade is essential to support post-COVID-19 economic recovery, said the statement.

Britain is occupied in post-Brexit future relation talks with the European Union, trying to secure a trade deal before the transitional period expires at the end of the year.

It has also launched trade talks with the United States, Japan, and most recently, Australia and New Zealand.

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