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postponed US-UK trade talks over COVID-19

Negotiations on a UK-US free trade deal have been postponed indefinitely because of the coronavirus crisis, raising fresh doubts about whether a deal can be struck before the US presidential election in November, writes in. The Telegraph.
The publication learned that formal talks were due to begin, after years of preparation, in the week of March 23, with it planned for the minister of state at the British Department of International Trade Elizabeth Truss to leave for Washington with high-ranking trade officials.

Only that plans envisioning about 100 politicians and negotiators to discuss the terms of the deal for days have been cancelled, along with events from all walks of public life following the announcement of the quarantine measures due to COVID-19, BTA added.

No new date has been agreed to resume the negotiation process despite the political will on both sides, the paper said.

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