UK expects EU to offer Canada-style trade deal

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FILE PHOTO - EU and Union flags fly above Parliament Square during a Unite for Europe march, in central London, Britain March 25, 2017. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls/File Photo

Britain expects the EU to “live up to” its undertakings to offer the UK a Canada-style free-tradedeal, foreign minister Dominic Raab said.

Mr Raab has said there will be no new checks on goods if the EU sticks to its commitments.

He said he will travel to Japan and Australia next week to work on agreeing trade deals and explore “global” opportunities for Britain after Brexit.

Mr Raab said: “We are taking back control of our laws so we are not going to have high alignment with the EU and legislative alignment with their rules.

“We will want to co-operate and we expect the EU to follow through on their commitments to a Canada-style free trade agreement. That’s what we are pursuing.”

-Noah Harte