Canada & UK Pledge To Work Towards Free Trade Agreement

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has pledged to work with the UK to achieve a smooth transition to a UK-Canada free trade agreement as Britain prepares to leave the European Union, a Downing Street representative said on Friday.

Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, has expressed support for a Brexit trade deal with the UK

Written by James Skinner

James is the founder & chief executive of CANZUK International in Vancouver, Canada


Trudeau spoke with the UK’s new Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, on Friday and both will meet in person at the G7 summit in Biarritz, France, in August.

Johnson recently renewed his call for a Trans-Tasman style free movement area between Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom after Brexit, following the launch of a report calling for the UK government to make relations with CANZUK a top priority after leaving the European Union.

The report, authored by Conservative MP and foreign-policy specialist Bob Seely, and researchers at the Henry Jackson Society, said Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom represented “a natural alliance to be deepened and developed”.

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The report also quoted CANZUK International’s 2018 poll, indicating 76% support in Canada and 68% support in the UK for free movement between the four countries. As part of upcoming talks regarding trade, this is likely to be discussed between Johnson and Trudeau, and how migration arrangements can also be included with any post-Brexit trade deal.

CANZUK International will continue to work with senior government officials and diplomats in Canada and the UK to ensure that free movement and trade between the CANZUK countries is recognised as a priority policy following the United Kingdom’s departure from the European Union.

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