SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Britain signed a free commerce cope with Singapore on Thursday, the most recent in a sequence of agreements Britain is making an attempt to dealer across the globe because it prepares to finish its transition out of the European Union on Dec. 31.
Britain’s secretary of state of worldwide commerce Liz Truss and Singapore’s commerce minister Chan Chun Sing signed the deal at a ceremony within the Southeast Asian city-state.
The Singapore deal comes as British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and the European Union’s chief government gave themselves till the tip of the weekend to seal a brand new commerce pact after failing to beat persistent rifts.
Britain formally left the European Union on the finish of January and has spent the 12 months negotiating its future relationship with Brussels and hanging commerce agreements with main economies equivalent to Japan and Canada.
The cope with Singapore largely mirrors a standing settlement the Southeast Asian nation has with the European Union. Nevertheless it is a crucial deal for Singapore, which counts Britain amongst its high buying and selling companions for items and providers globally and its high funding vacation spot in Europe.
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