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U.K. Puts Banking at Heart of Objectives for Japan Trade Deal

  • Truss publishes headline goals ahead of talks by video link
  • Britain aiming to replace trade agreements it had through EU
People fish as a container ship sits moored at a shipping terminal in Yokohama, Japan.

People fish as a container ship sits moored at a shipping terminal in Yokohama, Japan.

Photographer: Toru Hanai/Bloomberg

The U.K. has put financial services access at the center of its objectives for a trade deal with Japan.

Trade Secretary Liz Truss set out headline objectives for the talks Tuesday evening, citing banking and clothing manufacturing as key areas where the U.K. is aiming to open up market access. She said Britain wants a better deal than Japan has with the European Union.