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Posted on 16 March 2019

Liam Fox, the Secretary of State for International Trade, made a Written Ministerial Statement last week on the UK’s progress in securing agreements with the EU’s existing Free Trade Agreement partners- you can find that here.

There is accompanying guidance on GOV.UK here, which includes a table showing the agreements and where the UK has got to with negotiations for each. In a deal scenario, the EU has agreed that the UK should continue to be treated as a Member State in international agreements during the implementation period.  However, if a deal is not in place when the UK leaves the EU on 29 March the UK’s preferential access to some of these markets will end.