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U.S., U.K. Seek to Deepen Ties in Absence of Free-Trade Deal

  • U.S. Trade Representative wants governments to be creative
  • Trevelyan says U.K. ‘absolutely’ ready to negotiate agreement
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U.S. and U.K. officials said they’re looking at new ways to deepen economic cooperation, even as President Joe Biden’s negotiator suggested that a traditional free-trade agreement may not be the best approach to addressing the challenges faced by the two nations.

The sides finished two days of talks in Baltimore on Tuesday, dubbed the “Dialogues on the Future of Atlantic Trade,” by saying that they’ve started an important conversation about trade aimed at better spreading benefits, broadening cooperation and boosting prosperity. They plan to meet again next month in Scotland.