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UK prioritizes digital, services trade in long-awaited negotiating objectives with U.S.

March 2, 2020 at 11:23 AM
In its newly released negotiating objectives for a trade deal with the U.S., the United Kingdom is pushing for “cutting-edge” digital trade provisions and “best-of-class” rules for service sectors while doubling down on its refusal to open up the National Health Service or compromise its food safety or animal welfare standards. The objectives , published on Monday by the UK Department of International Trade, do not offer many surprises. They identify several areas in which the two countries could strike...

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