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U.K.-U.S. Race for Mini Trade Deal Slowed by Trump’s Mob Crisis

  • Johnson’s government is trying to post a big win post-Brexit
  • At issue are U.S. tariffs on British goods like Whisky, wool
Bloomberg business news
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The U.S. and the U.K. were racing to reach a limited trade agreement before the political crisis in Washington jeopardized plans to announce a deal within days, according to three people briefed on the negotiations.

With less than two weeks in the Trump administration, the goal is still to resolve parts of a longstanding transatlantic dispute over illegal aid to Boeing Co. and Airbus SE. A so-called mini deal would see the U.S. end tariffs on some U.K. imports, including on Scotch whisky, a month after Britain made a similar gesture to Washington.