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Lilico: Yes, we can legally sign a US trade deal before Brexit – no matter what the EU thinks of it

This column appears in the Daily Telegraph and is presented with permission of the author.

With Theresa May visiting Donald Trump to discuss an early trade deal between the US and the UK, the question of whether and to what extent Britain can negotiate post-Brexit trade agreements with non-EU countries before formally leaving the EU is set to become one of the thorniest issues of the Brexit negotiations. The average US trade deal takes 18 months to agree, so could be completed well before we’ve left. Australia says ratification could be complete within months of Brexit...

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