PM’s plans for Global Britain receive major boost after Britain and Canada seal trade deal
The agreement will see the UK and Canada continue the trade deal struck with the EU with the two countries set to start work on an even more ambitious arrangement early next year. The deal is another major success for international trade secretary after she secured a £15billion trade deal with Japan. The agreement was sealed yesterday with a Zoom conference meeting between Ms Truss, her Canadian counterpart Mary Ng, Boris Johnson and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Ms Truss said: “This agreement underpins £20billion worth of trade and locks in certainty for thousands of jobs. We look forward to striking a more ambitious deal next year with the aim of creating more opportunities for businesses and improving the lives of people across the country.
“The UK is bonded by history, culture and transatlantic trade with our friends and allies in Canada and we want to continue to build partnerships around the world that support our shared values of freedom and democracy.”
Ms Ng said: “As we work towards a strong and sustainable global economic recovery, Canada will remain focused on creating and supporting well-paying
middle-class jobs for Canadians.
“This trade continuity agreement between Canada and the United Kingdom assures we maintain our strong and mutually beneficial trade relationship.
“I am looking forward to working with Secretary of State Truss to ensure a smooth transition in Canada-United Kingdom trade relations.”
Mr Johnson said: “This is a fantastic agreement for Britain which secures transatlantic trade with one of our closest allies. British businesses export everything from electric cars to sparkling wine to Canada and today’s deal will ensure that trade goes from strength to strength.