UK envoy tips trade deal with Australia months after Brexit

CANBERRA, Australia — Britain's top trade envoy says she expects to strike a free trade deal with Australia within months of leaving the European Union.

British International Trade Secretary Liz Truss met with Australian Trade Minister Simon Birmingham on Wednesday to lay the foundations for a bilateral trade deal to follow Britain's departure from the E.U. in October.

While Australia has taken years to negotiate its 15 bilateral and multi-lateral free trade deals, Birmingham is keen to fast-track a new pact with Australia's former colonial master.

Britain is giving priority to negotiating trade deals with the United States, Japan, Australia and New Zealand.

People also read these

Israeli premier calls 1st visit to Australia...

Feb 26, 2017

Benjamin Netanyahu has described his visit to Australia, which is a first for a serving Israeli...

Gold medalist Roche to challenge IOC VP Coates in...

Mar 20, 2017

International Olympic Committee John Coates will have his leadership of Australia's Olympic...

Afghan president says refugees off Australia...

Apr 4, 2017

Afghanistan's president says he hasn't discussed during his visit to Australia taking back asylum...

Australian leader vague on fate of asylum seekers

Apr 8, 2017

The future of hundreds of asylum seekers at an Australian-run detention center in Papua New Guinea...

Australian senator breastfeeds baby on floor of...

May 10, 2017

An Australia senator has made history by breastfeeding her infant daughter on the floor of the...

Sign up now!

Three Sixty Press is your general news coverage keeping you up-to-date with the vast news in the world.

Contact us: sales[at]threesixtypress.com