The United Kingdom has reportedly made "rapid progress" in securing a post-Brexit trade deal with the British commonwealth nation of New Zealand, which would see British companies enjoy greater access to the market and cheaper food imports back to the UK. Trade Secretary Liz Truss is set to meet with her Kiwi counterparts for a fourth and final round of negotiations this week. The two countries have already agreed on a preliminary outline of the deal, which would cut tariffs on beef, lamb, and wine from New Zealand in return for the country purchasing more British cars, food, and gin. "New Zealand is likely to be the next big deal we get over the line. It is neck and neck between them and Australia but there's every chance a Kiwi deal closes first. A deal would support jobs across Britain," a source close to Ms Truss told The Sun . At present, imports from New Zealand are slapped with a 20 per cent tariff which had been set by the European Union. However, the newly independent UK is now free to arrange its own rates following Brexit. British brands, such as chocolate makers, tea companies, and even British made motorhomes… Read full this story
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