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USTR notifies Congress of intent to negotiate deals with EU, UK, Japan

October 16, 2018 at 5:22 PM
U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer has formally notified Congress of the administration's intent to negotiate trade agreements with the European Union, United Kingdom and Japan. USTR is required to notify Congress 90 days before it enters into free trade agreement negotiations with a partner, meaning the earliest it could formally begin talks with the EU or Japan is Jan. 14. The UK cannot negotiate a free trade agreement until it leaves the EU, which according to EU law must be...

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