Russian Oil Ban on the Horizon, No Near-Term US/UK Trade Deal


By Jim Wiesemeyer, AgWeb

September 20, 2022


A U.S./U.K. trade deal is unlikely in the short to medium term, British Prime Minister Liz Truss said as she arrived in New York.


Truss said her focus was to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership, along with trade deals with India and the six countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council. “Those are my trade priorities,” Truss said.


“There aren’t currently any negotiations taking place with the U.S. and I don’t have an expectation that those are going to start in the short to medium term,” Truss told reporters en route to the U.N. General Assembly. 


When asked when she thought a trade deal with the U.S. might be feasible, Truss declined to comment.


President Joe Biden echoed Truss, saying such a deal was not a priority.


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