European Union to implement new trade deal with UK from Jan 1: Report

Topics European Union | Brexit | UK govt

By Gabriela Baczynska and Guy Faulconbridge BRUSSELS/LONDON (Reuters) - European Union member states have started to prepare their procedure to implement a new trade deal with the United Kingdom from Jan. 1, three diplomatic sources in the bloc told Reuters, indicating that agreement could be imminent.

Both sides are racing to avoid a turbulent split when Britain leaves the EU's orbit on Dec. 31, 11 months after it formally quit the bloc and entered a transition period keeping it in the EU customs union and single market. The.....

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