US ‘optimistic’ about securing post-Brexit trade deal in 2020

26th January 2020 / NewsBits
  • Donald Trump’s treasury secretary Steve Mnuchin has talked up the prospect of inking a post-Brexit trade deal this year, despite a growing row over the UK’s plans to to tax tech giants.
  • Speaking on Saturday after a meeting at 11 Downing Street with Chancellor Sajid Javid, Mr Mnuchin said that the US government would dedicate “a lot of resources” to inking a trade deal with the UK in 2020, before the end of the Brexit transition period.
  • The US treasury secretary told an audience at Chatham House in London: “I’m quite optimistic.”
  • “We’ve said that our goal – your goal is trying to get both of these trade agreements done this year – and I think from a US standpoint we are prepared to dedicate a lot of resources.

Source: INews



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