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Liz Truss Pessimistic on UK-US Trade Deal in the Near Future

  • New prime minister arrives in New York for UN General Assembly
  • Truss will meet with Biden, Macron, with Ukraine on agenda
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WATCH: Truss says a UK-US trade deal is unlikely in the near term. Lizzy Burden reports.Source: Bloomberg

A trade deal between the UK and the US is unlikely in the short to medium term, Liz Truss said as she touched down in New York on her debut foreign trip as British prime minister, adding that she will focus on alliances elsewhere.

A trade accord with the US was once the great hope of the UK’s post-Brexit export policy, but her comments demonstrate the resignation of British politicians over Washington’s reluctance to open formal negotiations.