UK signs trade agreement with Switzerland

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.”

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.

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.