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CPS welcomes Government's plans for UK-US free trade agreement

    CPS Welcomes Government's Plans for UK-US Free Trade Agreement

    Responding to the Government's plans for a UK-US Free Trade Agreement, the Centre for Policy Studies' Head of Business, Nick King said:

    "We welcome the Government's ambitious approach to developing workable Free Trade Agreements on mutually beneficial terms.  Free trade means greater competition, lower prices, and more consumer choice; it adds up to greater productivity, faster economic growth, and higher living standards in the long run. Eliminating trade barriers between the world’s largest and fifth-largest economies would bring significant benefits to all concerned.

    "However, there is also a clear need for speedy progress to be made in agreeing terms with the EU and other priority markets, including Australia and New Zealand to ensure the UK remains a true champion of free trade."

    Notes to Editors
    • Tickets are now on sale for the Margaret Thatcher Conference on Trade, which will be held on 23rd March in partnership with the City of London Corporation and HSBC. The 2020 conference will focus on pressing issues in the trade debate. Tickets are available here:
    • For Media Accreditation for the Margaret Thatcher Conference please contact [email protected]
    • For media requests, or further information, please contact the Centre for Policy Studies Press Office on 07540797875 or email [email protected]
    • The Centre for Policy Studies is Britain’s leading centre-right think tank, named by Conservative MPs in polling by ComRes as the most influential think tank in Westminster. Its mission is to widen enterprise, ownership and prosperity.

    Date added: Monday 2nd March 2020