November 19, 2020
LONDON (Reuters) – Britain is determined to reach a trade deal with Canada before the end of the year, trade minister Liz Truss said on Thursday, underlining that after securing a continuity agreement the two countries could go much further.
“We’re determined to reach a deal with Canada before the end of the year,” she told parliament.
“What we’re negotiating at the moment is the vital continuity agreement but I do hope that in the future, as Canada is a member of the Trans-Pacific Partnership … that we will be able to go much further and build a much deeper relationship with Canada.”
(Reporting by William James, writing by Elizabeth Piper; Editing by Kate Holton)