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UK wants free trade deal with Switzerland

National News // Jan. 30, 2017

The Swiss economics minister, Johann Schneider-Ammann has told the Sunday press it’s necessary for the country to sign a free trade deal with the UK as soon as the country leaves the EU.

Steve Punter UK wants free trade deal with Switzerland

He says he met with the UK international trade minister, Liam Fox, at the World Economic Summit in Davos earlier this month, and he told him the UK was very interested in securing a deal very quickly.

But there are problems as the UK is legally barred from holding trade talks while still a member of the EU. 

Tags: EU, uk, trade

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