The UK has today signed a trade continuity agreement with Switzerland, following a similar agreement with Chile.
Speaking from Bern today, International Trade Secretary Liam Fox said: “Swiss and British businesses can continue to trade with confidence as we leave the EU – whether that is with or without a deal.”
The UK has signed a trade continuity agreement with Switzerland, ensuring 🇬🇧 and 🇨🇭 businesses can continue to trade freely when we leave the EU.#Didyouknow UK-Swiss trade totalled over £30bn in 2018. #FreeTradeUK pic.twitter.com/VvMJZ8ZLLN
— Department for International Trade (@tradegovuk) February 11, 2019
Fox highlighted Switzerland as being “one of our most important trading partners” worth more than £30 billion last year.
Today showed that the UK is “open for business” and will “continue to build on our strong trading relationships with the rest of the world”, he said.
— Dr Liam Fox MP (@LiamFox) February 11, 2019
The UK must leave the EU Customs Union and put in place a fully independent trade policy to maximise the post-Brexit opportunities that are out there.