US ready for a free trade deal with UK post Bexit

Talk of a free trade deal with the UK following Brexit has been reinvigorated by US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin.

Lately there has been fears that Britain’s “special relationship” with the US had cooled.
Mr Mnuchin said Britain are still at the “front of the queue” for a bilateral free trade deal following their departure from the EU.

Mr Mnuchin said that America was remaining in full support for the UK over “the Brexit issue” and also that a positive economic future for Britain was very important to the US.

Mr Mnuchin has already met Mark Carney, Governor of the Bank of England, and Philip Hammond to discuss Brexit.

Wilbur Ross, US Commerce Secretary has said that he has met with the British international trade secretary, Dr Liam Fox, to discuss stronger trade relationships. He said the UK would be following the US model of having “commercial officers” based in every embassy to boost economic and business ties.