- Title: Britain seeking stability, confidence with U.S. after Brexit - UK's Fox
- Date: 24th July 2017
- Summary: WASHINGTON, D.C., UNITED STATES (JULY 24, 2017) (REUTERS) ***WARNING CONTAINS FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY*** UK TRADE SECRETARY LIAM FOX (RIGHT) AND U.S. TRADE REPRESENTATIVE ROBERT LIGHTHIZER (LEFT) SHAKING HANDS WHITE FLASH WIDE SHOT OF MEETING IN PROGRESS (SOUNDBITE) (English) UK TRADE SECRETARY, LIAM FOX, SAYING: "As we leave the European Union, we have new opportunities. We have the chance to set out an independent trade policy for the first time in over 40 years and, of course, getting a closer working relationship yet with our biggest trading partner is high on our agenda. And as you say, we've got some very important strands. The first is our continuity agreements. We want to ensure that as we leave the European Union, the UK-U.S. arrangements are very stable and predictable for our businesses and our investors." FOX SMILING WIDE SHOT OF MEETING IN PROGRESS MAN WALKING INTO OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE TIGHT SHOT SIGN READING (English): "OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE"
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- Keywords: U.S.-Britain economic relations Brexit transition campaign Robert Lighthizer UK trade secretary Liam Fox U.S.-UK trade and investment working group
- Location: WASHINGTON, D.C., UNITED STATES
- City: WASHINGTON, D.C., UNITED STATES
- Country: USA
- Topics: Government/Politics,International Trade
- Reuters ID: LVA0016R2W6RR
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Britain wants to ensure commercial ties with the United States are not disrupted as it moves out of the European Union, UK trade secretary, Liam Fox, said on Monday (July 24) during a meeting with his U.S. counterpart, Robert Lighthizer, in Washington.
"We want to ensure that as we leave the European Union, the UK-U.S. arrangements are very stable and predictable for our businesses and our investors," Fox told a U.S.-UK trade and investment working group, which was to discuss cooperation and a bilateral trade agreement after Brexit during its first meeting.
Britain is not free to enter into new trade deals until it has left the EU in 2019. It has indicated, however, that it wants to get legal documents in place to ensure that such things as flights and data flows between the countries are not interrupted.
On Tuesday, as part of Britain's Brexit transition campaign, Fox is due to address U.S. lawmakers on Capitol Hill and launch a report detailing British trade and investment with 435 congressional districts in the United States.
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