Britain signs trade deal with Switzerland

UK signs Swiss trade deal as heat grows on Liam Fox

The deal will guarantee future trading terms between the two countries once the UK has left the EU.

Image:Liam Fox signed the trade deal in the Swiss city of Bern

The government has signed a trade deal with Switzerland, heralded as the most significant such agreement in the run-up to Brexit.

The deal, known as a trade continuity agreement, will guarantee future trading terms between the two countries once the UK has left the EU.

It was signed, in the Swiss city of Bern, by International Trade Secretary Liam Fox and the Swiss federal councillor Guy Parmelin.

The agreement is designed to remove the threat of additional tariffs in trade between the two countries and to also to lift the possibility of additional duties on “the vast majority of goods”.

Image:International Trade Secretary Liam Fox has faced growing criticism for failing to sign more deals

The government says that “trading on these preferential terms”, as opposed to sticking to the terms of the World Trade Organisation, “will deliver significant savings and help to safeguard British jobs”.

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One Response to “Britain signs trade deal with Switzerland”

  1. Cobalt says:

    Unfortunately all roads lead to Rome:
    https://eeas.europa.eu/headquarters/headquarters-homepage_en/2355/The%20Holy%20See%20and%20the%20EU

    The Vatican’s security is run by Switzerland:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pontifical_Swiss_Guard

    And the Vatican banks with Switzerland:
    https://www.thelocal.ch/20150126/vatican-foiled-over-bid-to-keep-bank-data-secret

    With the huge gravy-train that is the EU… you really think all the free-loaders are going to just give in in March?

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