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Just eight free trade deals post Brexit

February 20, 2019 6:26 PM
By Robert Court

The Leave campaign was bullishly confident that favourable trade deals could be sealed worldwide for the post-Brexit brave new world.

free trade deals (The Guardian)

Reality seems somewhat different. So far, all of eight free trade deals have been agreed. These are with Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Chile, the Seychelles, Mauritius, Madagascar, Zimbabwe and the Faroe Islands. We should be fine for wine, sugar cane, vanilla, Swiss chocolate and woolly jumpers then. And by the way, our exports in all eight cases lag behind imports.