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PM May says Britain will be able to change trade deals after Brexit
August 30, 2017 / 9:24 AM / 3 months ago

PM May says Britain will be able to change trade deals after Brexit

KYOTO (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May said on Wednesday Britain would be able to change the terms of trade deals after Brexit even if it initially replicates trade deals that the European Union has with other countries.

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May is welcomed by officials upon her arrival at Itami airport in Osaka, western Japan, in this photo released by Kyodo August 30, 2017. Mandatory credit Kyodo/via REUTERS

On a visit to Japan, May also said Britain and the EU must focus on their future relationship, “ensuring we can get that trade deal right and also that we can form new trade deals around the rest of the world”.

“Once we’re outside the European Union, even if we start on the basis of an existing trade deal that a country has with the EU, it will be up to the United Kingdom and that country if we wish to renegotiate and change those terms in the future.”

Reporting by William James; editing by Kate Holton

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