these new trade deals that the UK is hastening to conclude

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FOCUS – To make up for the loss of access to European markets and to European Union partners, the United Kingdom is increasing bilateral agreements. An overview of the new London allies.

London has signed 13 free trade agreements to develop its own market, in preparation for its exit from the European Union.
London has signed 13 free trade agreements to develop its own market, in preparation for its exit from the European Union. Peter Nicholls / REUTERS

As Brexit enters a new phase, London seems to be applying a well-known old adage, by refusing to put all of its eggs in one basket. In anticipation of the cut – with still imprecise contours – with the European Union, at the end of the transition period scheduled to last at least until December 31, 2020, the United Kingdom has been multiplying, for several months, the agreements bilateral with other partners. What to cushion the shock of separation, if negotiations with Brussels fail. For the United Kingdom, in fact, this exit involves losing its privileged access to the European free market and returning to a trade governed by WTO rules. It therefore renounces the Union’s thirty or so economic partnerships with the rest of the world, starting with Turkey, the Mediterranean countries, Africa, Latin America and Central America. There is therefore a double movement: on the one hand, negotiating new agreements with the European Union; And on the other hand,

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