NEW YORK, July 26. /TASS/. United States are in talks on signing a major trade agreement with Britain. This was announced by the President of the United States Donald trump in an interview with The Wall Street Journal.
“It will be a great bargain, [to be] a lot more business than now, many times,” – said the American leader. Trump did not provide details, but a spokesman for the White house noted to the newspaper that the future of the us-British transaction will be affected including areas such as agriculture, aviation and financial services.
As the newspaper notes, the U.S. administration hopes that the deal will be finalized shortly after the UK leaves the European Union in 2019. “I have a good relationship with people from the EU, but they are very protectionist,” said this about trump.
Earlier, Reuters , citing a source, that the US and Britain intend to hold a meeting to discuss the question of a possible conclusion of a free trade agreement after Brexit. According to Reuters, Washington and London want to ensure that British exit from the EU and from agreements between the EU and the USA will not affect relations between the two countries in areas such as aviation, the protection of the commercial information, the trade in nuclear materials and technology.
In an interview with WSJ trump also touched on Agreement North American free trade area (NAFTA). According to him, he intended immediately after the inauguration of the President to withdraw from the contract, but after talks with the leaders of Mexico and Canada decided to give a chance to the negotiations on the revision of the terms of the agreement. “To renew [the agreement] easier. Maybe it can be corrected,” said the American leader, adding that the United States may completely withdraw from the contract.
Earlier it was reported that Canada, USA and Mexico will begin negotiations regarding the future of NAFTA, at the end of August 2017. Agreement NAFTA was signed in 1992 and entered into force in 1994. Trump called the agreement unfair, since, according to him, he’s the reason the US lost over a quarter of all workplaces in the industry.