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Right to the Front of the Queue: Key Elements of a New US/UK Free Trade Agreement

Date: 04 04 2017

The latest report by campaign group Leave Means Leave, which has been drawn up by trade expert David Campbell Bannerman, the Conservative MEP, calls for a quick limited trade deal – which could take just 180 days to agree – that would “lower or remove all duties, taxes or other import fees for goods between the US and the UK”.

The report ‘Right to the front of the queue’ says “such a negotiation for an immediate short-term deal would be envisioned to last no more than 180 days. In short, we should go for the lower hanging fruit and be prepared to leave fruit on the tree”. It is recommended that a longer term, more ambitious deal would follow, covering more complex or involved areas.

Read the full report here