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UK NewsAt G7 summit, Trump offers Brexit Britain a 'very big' trade deal

12:40  25 august  2019
12:40  25 august  2019 Source:   reuters.com

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President Trump Sunday morning said the United States and Britain will work out a “ very big trade deal ” once the U.K. has left the U.S. President Donald Trump , left, and Britain 's Prime Minister Boris Johnson attend a working breakfast at the Hotel du Palais on the sidelines of the G - 7 summit in

A “ big ” trade deal between the US and the UK will be possible once Britain leaves the European "We’re going to do a very big trade deal , bigger than we’ve ever had with the UK and now at En route to the summit , Johnson told reporters that he would press Trump to drop barriers to UK exports.

At G7 summit, Trump offers Brexit Britain a 'very big' trade deal © Reuters/POOL G7 summit in Biarritz

By Jeff Mason and William James

BIARRITZ, France (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump promised a big trade deal for post-Brexit Britain to Boris Johnson on Sunday and praised the new prime minister as the right man to take Britain out of the European Union.

Johnson, who faces a delicate task of assuaging European allies while not angering Trump at a G7 summit in France, said trade talks with the United States would be tough but there were huge opportunities for British businesses in the U.S. market.

Speaking to reporters with Johnson ahead of a trade-focused bilateral meeting, Trump said Britain's membership of the EU had been a drag on efforts to forge closer trade ties.

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DONALD Trump and Boris Johnson will agree a roadmap to a trade deal when they meet at the G 7 summit in France at the weekend, it has been reported. Earlier this month the US president hailed the "fantastic" post- Brexit trade deal between Britain and the UK - saying it's "moving along rapidly".

Offering an example of a restriction, Mr Johnson said: "Melton Mowbray pork pies, which are sold in Thailand and in Iceland, are currently Image caption Donald and Melania Trump arrived in France for the G 7 summit on Saturday. Last month, President Trump said talks about a " very substantial" trade

"We're going to do a very big trade deal - bigger than we've ever had with the UK," Trump said. "At some point, they won't have the obstacle of - they won't have the anchor around their ankle, because that's what they had. So, we're going to have some very good trade talks and big numbers."

With less than three months until an Oct. 31 deadline, it is still totally unclear, how, when or even whether Britain will leave the EU. The uncertainty around Brexit, the United Kingdom's most significant political and economic post-war move, has left allies and investors aghast and roiled markets.

At G7 summit, Trump offers Brexit Britain a 'very big' trade deal © Reuters/POOL G7 summit in Biarritz

Opponents fear Brexit will make Britain poorer and divide the West as it grapples with both Trump's unconventional presidency and growing assertiveness from Russia and China.

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Boris Johnson heading to his first international summit as PM Boris Johnson is heading to his first international summit as prime minister - and meetings with Donald Trump, the EU and other world leaders on the agenda. © Getty Donald Trump and Boris Johnson will meet face to face at the G7 summit International issues such as climate change, inequality and security are likely to dominate the three-day G7 summit in the French seaside town of Biarritz. But it will also be a chance for Mr Johnson to talk Brexit and trade on the global stage. He is expected to tell the US president that the NHS will not be on the table in any future trade deal.

When asked what advice he could offer his British counterpart on Brexit negotiations, the US Mr Trump suggested his administration were hindered from pursuing a trade deal while Theresa May was in Donald Trump and Boris Johnson held their first bi-lateral meeting at the G 7 summit in Biarritz

Donald Trump claimed him and Boris Johnson were ' very much aligned' (Image: Getty Images). Boris Johnson arrived in Biarritz ahead of the G 7 summit (Image: Getty Images). Liz Truss flew to Chuck Schumer warned a trade deal could be stopped if a no deal Brexit creates a hard border in

Supporters acknowledge the divorce might bring short-term instability, but say in the longer term it will allow the United Kingdom to thrive if cut free from what they cast as a doomed attempt to forge European unity.

COMPREHENSIVE DEAL VS MINI DEALS

Trump and Johnson were in the French seaside resort of Biarritz for a summit of G7 industrialised nations that exposed sharp difference over trade protectionism and an array of other issues including climate change and digital taxes before it had even begun.

Johnson will on Sunday meet European Council head Donald Tusk, who on Satuday said Johnson would go down as "Mr No-Deal" if he took Britain out of the EU without a withdrawal agreement.

Johnson is expected to tell Tusk that Britian will only pay 9 billion pounds instead of the 39 billion pound liability agreed by former prime minister Theresa May under a no-deal Brexit, Sky News reported on Sunday.

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EU leaders rounded on US President Donald Trump over his trade threats Saturday at a G 7 summit in France overshadowed by trans-Atlantic tensions and Speaking to reporters in fluent English, Macron called Trump " a very special guest" and aides later said that the two men had found some common

Amid discussions between seven world leaders, Mr Trump will meet with Prime Minister Boris Mr Johnson is expected to tell Donald Trump the NHS is off the table during Brexit trade deal talks Last year at the summit in Canada, Mr Trump caused a stir by refusing to sign the G 7 agreement and

On his arrival on Saturday, Johnson said in reference to the escalating U.S.-China trade war he was "very worried" about the growth of protectionism. He said those who "supported tariffs were at risk of incurring the blame for the downturn in the global economy".

Sitting opposite Trump on Sunday, Johnson praised the performance of the U.S. economy before adding: "But just to register a faint, sheeplike note of our view on the trade war - we are in favour of trade peace on the whole."

Johnson used a pre-summit phone call to Trump to demand he lower trade barriers and open up parts of the U.S. economy to British firms, citing a wide range of markets from cars to cauliflowers.

Britain was looking forward to some comprehensive talks about taking the future UK-U.S. relationship forward, Johnson said, adding he had made clear to Trump that the National Health Service would not be a part of trade talks.

London's preference is for a comprehensive free trade deal with the United States post Brexit, UK government officials say, while some U.S. officials including Trump's national security adviser John Bolton have talked of a sector-by-sector approach.

Hints of those divisions emerged on Sunday.

As Johnson said London and Washington would do a "fantastic deal", Trump interrupted to say: "lots of fantastic mini-deals, we're talking about many different deals but we're having a good time."

(Writing by Richard Lough)

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LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson talked trade with the leaders of Australia and Egypt at the Group of Seven summit Monday as he sought to position his nation for a post-Brexit world. Johnson and Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison agreed at the summit in France to do a trade deal after the United Kingdom leaves the European Union, a departure now set for Oct. 31. Morrison said he believed a U.K.-Australia pact could be done within a year. "But at the end of the day it's got to be in our interests," Morrison said. "We are not going to sign up to something we don't think helps us and neither will they.

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