Brexit news: Theresa May seals landmark £10billion trade deal with African nations | Politics | News

In Cape Town, the Prime Minister confirmed the UK will be ready to carry over an existing EU free trade agreement with six nations, once the UK because it has left the bloc.

It is seen as a model for how Britain can quickly put new trade relationships with countries around the world once it is free to do so after Brexit, by avoiding the need to go back to the drawing board.

If implemented at Brexit, it will roll over to include Britain the EU’s Economic Partnership Agreement with Mozambique plus the Southern African Customs Union which comprises Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa and Swaziland , now known as Eswatini.

Those countries will then have the same access to the UK’s markets as they now do to EU markets.

It is the most advanced statement of progress yet of around 40 existing EU…

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