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21:00 2020-05-04

UK government begins transatlantic trade talks with Washington

Increasing links with US will aid recovery after coronavirus crisis, says Liz TrussCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageLiz Truss has claimed bolstering transatlantic trade could help the economy bounce back from the Covid-19 crisis, as negotiations with Washington over a free trade deal begin by video link.Despite the government’s negotiating objectives for the deal pointing to a modest economic gain of 0.16% of GDP over 15 years, the international trade secretary said she was keen to “make it even easier to do business with our friends across the pond”.

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