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UK NewsBoris Johnson says Donald Trump wants a post-Brexit US-UK trade deal within a year

15:45  25 august  2019
15:45  25 august  2019 Source:   inews.co.uk

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Boris Johnson will meet US President Donald Trump at the G7 summit in France on Sunday. The US must lift restrictions on UK businesses if it wants a trade deal with the UK , Boris Johnson has He said a bilateral post - Brexit deal could lead to a "three to four, five times" increase in current trade

Boris Johnson says Donald Trump wants a post-Brexit US-UK trade deal within a year © Provided by Johnston Publishing Ltd

Donald Trump has told Boris Johnson that he wants to hammer out a post-Brexit trade deal between Britain and the United States within a year.

His timetable emerged after the two leaders held their first face-to-face meeting at the G7 summit in the French resort of Biarritz.

The Prime Minister told ITV News: "There's an opportunity to do a great free trade deal with the United States. The President is very gung-ho about that and so am I."

But he warned that there would need to be "some movement" from the US in order to clinch a deal by next summer.

"They want to do it within a year, I'd love to do it within a year, but that's a very fast timetable," Mr Johnson added.

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BORIS JOHNSON ’s dreams of a post - Brexit , recession-busting, trade deal with Donald Trump “President Trump is going to have a tough time getting a UK trade deal through Congress,” he told “The United States has interests that we want to protect throughout the Brexit process, and there is

Boris Johnson will meet US President Donald Trump at the G7 summit in France on Sunday. The US must lift restrictions on UK businesses if it wants a trade deal with the UK , Boris Johnson has said . Travelling to the G7 summit in Biarritz, France, the PM said there were "very considerable

Trump predicts 'very big trade deal'

Earlier Mr Trump predicted that Britain and the United States would clinch a “very big trade deal” quickly after Brexit as he held his first face-to-face talks with Boris Johnson.

"We're going to do a very big trade deal, bigger than we’ve ever had with the UK" Donald Trump

He hailed the Prime Minister as the “right man for the job”- and forecast that the UK would prosper once it had been freed of the “anchor round the ankle” of European Union membership.

The two leaders, who met at the G7 summit in the French resort of Biarritz, announced they were setting up a “special relationship economic working group”.

It will be seen as the opening step in negotiations over a post-Brexit UK-US trade agreement.

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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.

Striking a post - Brexit trade deal with the US will not be “plain sailing”, Boris Johnson has warned as he prepared for his first face-to-face meeting with President Donald Trump since Prime minister to confront US president over restrictions to trade for UK pork pies, railway carriages and cauliflowers.

Boris Johnson has demanded Donald Trump opens up America to Melton Mowbray pork pies and slashes red tape on other goods in any post - Brexit trade dealCredit: Reuters. He said “barriers to British business” had to go to ensure any deal was right for the UK . He also risked upsetting the US

Mr Johnson has warned that striking a deal would be far from "plain sailing", not least because of the array of trade barriers faced by British companies attempting to export to America.

Trump's upbeat note

But Mr Trump struck an upbeat note as he met the Prime Minister, insisting: "We're going to do a very big trade deal, bigger than we’ve ever had with the UK." He added: “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.”

The President took a swipe at Theresa May as he forecast that a deal could be reached “pretty quickly”.

He said he had been “stymied” previously because “nothing got done on the other side, as you've seen from Brexit.” He said: “This is a different person, and this is a person that's going to be a great prime minister, in my opinion.”

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It will be tight to meet the United States ' desire to do a post - Brexit trade deal with Britain within a Johnson , who took office last month, had his first bilateral meeting with U . S . President Donald Johnson also said the chances of Britain agreeing a Brexit deal with the EU were improving but it

Boris Johnson will warn Donald Trump that Britain will not be rushed into a post - Brexit trade dealCredit: Getty - Contributor. A UK - US trade deal is at the top of their agenda and Mr Johnson is said to be “willing to move forward quickly but he is determined that it is “more important to get the

Johnson 'doesn't need Brexit advice'

Standing alongside the Prime Minister, he said that Mr Johnson did not require any advice on delivering Brexit.

“He's the right man for the job.  I've been saying that for a long time.  It didn’t make your predecessor very happy.  But I've been saying it for a long time: He's the right man for the job.”

Mr Johnson responded: “I'm very grateful for that.  And we're looking forward to having some pretty comprehensive talks about how to take forward the relationship in all sorts of ways, particularly on trade.  And we're very excited about that.”

But he warned there were “tough talks ahead, adding: “I don’t think we sell a single joint of British lamb to the United States.  We don't sell any beef. We don't sell any pork pies.

“And there are clearly huge opportunities for the UK to penetrate the American market in the way that we currently don't. And we're very interested to talk about that with you.”

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Donald Trump has warned Boris Johnson he may be unable to reach a Brexit agreement with Brussels because the European Union are such tough negotiators. © Provided by Johnston Publishing Ltd The Prime Minister said he was "marginally more optimistic" about the possibility of getting a deal after talks in recent days with Europe's key players. But after his debut on the world stage at the G7 summit in Biarritz, US president Mr Trump suggested Mr Johnson could struggle - even though he will be a "great Prime Minister".

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