The UK has agreed in principle its first trade deal since leaving the European Union with Japan, with the Westminster government saying it will increase trade by an estimated £15.2m.
The UK-Japan Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement was struck by International Trade Secretary Lis Truss and Japan’s foreign minister, Motegi Toshimitsu, in a video call earlier today.
Ms Truss said: “This is a historic moment for the UK and Japan as our first major post-Brexit trade deal.
“The agreement we have negotiated – in record time and in challenging circumstances – goes far beyond the existing EU deal, as it secures new wins for British businesses in our great manufacturing, food and drink, and tech industries.”
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