UK says Japan trade deal means 99% of exports will be tariff-free

Britain said its newly agreed trade deal with Japan, its first after leaving the European Union earlier this year, meant 99% of the country's exports to Japan would be tariff-free.

 

Writing by William Schomberg, editing by Andy Bruce, Reuters

via Nasdaq - Sep 11, 2020

 

LONDON, Sept 11 (Reuters) - Britain said its newly agreed trade deal with Japan, its first after leaving the European Union earlier this year, meant 99% of the country's exports to Japan would be tariff-free.

 

The deal, agreed in principle on Friday, would increase trade with Japan by an estimated 15.2 billion pounds ($19.53 billion) a year, Britain's trade department said.

 

Digital and data provisions in the agreement went "far beyond"...

 

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