Trump and Johnson Can Quickly Strike a Trade Deal—If They Avoid the Pitfalls
The U.S. and Britain both want a trade agreement post-Brexit.
three-and-a-half tumultuous years after Britain’s referendum to leave the European Union, Brexit formally took place at the end of January. Fresh off a resounding election victory, Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his post-Brexit government will make expanding trade a top priority, reordering trade arrangements not just with the EU, but with countries around the world. In the coming months, the United Kingdom will begin negotiating a free trade agreement (FTA) with its most important trading partner other than the EU: the United States. Quickly reaching an accord is possible, but only if the two sides are willing to acknowledge political realities. Read more