President Donald Trump took to Twitter Tuesday morning to tout a burgeoning trade deal between the United States and the United Kingdom, promising it will be “big” and “exciting.”Easier said than done. Before London can enter any trade deal on its own, it must first exit the European Union. It has until March of 2019 to do so, and talks are just getting underway.
International trade deals are incredibly complicated, and often come down to minute details about specific products or services. In the case of a potential U.S-U.K. trade deal, it appears as if a major sticking point might be chicken. Liam Fox, Britain’s international trade minister, is in Washington Monday for talks on the potential deal. The heat is on Fox from backers of Brexit; they want him to prove that Britain can make bilateral trade deals outside of the framework of the European Union.
In the last six months, the United States has hurled itself off the chessboard that is international trade, leaving the Trans Pacific Partnership, threatening to leave or drastically rewrite NAFTA, and leaving a U.S.-EU trade pact to wither on the vine, all while hoping to fill the gap with bilateral trade deals. All the other pieces on the board, meanwhile, are taking advantage - and continuing to move.
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Selecting a term
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