UK, New zealand commit to FTA deal after BREXIT

UK, New zealand commit to FTA deal after BREXIT

New Zealand will seek to agree a trade deal with Britain as soon as possible after Britain leaves the European Union, New Zealand’s prime minister said on Friday (January 13) after talks in London.

New Zealand’s Prime Minister Bill English and British Prime Minister Theresa May pledged to retain close ties after Britain’s departure from the EU, and May said Trade Minister Liam Fox would visit New Zealand in the coming months.

“We are ready to negotiate a high-quality free trade agreement with the UK when it is in a position to do so,” English said at a news conference.

“If the UK wants to demonstrate it can negotiate a high quality trade agreement, then New Zealand is the ideal partner for that,” he added.