Brexit: BRITISH trade “difficult if the Irish border is not resolved” Why Switzerland is worried after Brexit, the Trump administration asked on Thursday, the office of US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer referred to his statement to Congress in June, where he said there was no chance that Congress would pass a trade deal if Britain crossed the borders in Ireland , thus reversing the Good Friday Agreement. The UK and THE EU are negotiating a trade deal that is expected to start on 1 January 2021, when the new UK-EU relationship will begin. The British Foreign Office and the Commerce Department still have a series of trade agreements in the pipeline and could seek an agreement with Asia-Pacific countries to fill the void that will likely result from Biden`s priorities. The UK cannot formally take on the new government until its inauguration in January, but it has established contacts with high-level Democratic senators. British officials have repeatedly stated that they are looking for a comprehensive trade deal and that they are not trying to enter into an agreement before the US election, and that they are still waiting to find out who will win the November election. Discussions on a trade agreement between the United Kingdom and the United States go far beyond aerospace or subsidies. To date, more than 20 of these existing agreements, covering 50 countries or territories, have been shaken up with the exception of the I.V. and will begin on 1 January 2021. Based on 2018 figures, this represents about 8% of total trade in the UK. But it is clear that new agreements with some countries will not be ready in time.
While a member of the EU, the UK was automatically part of some 40 trade agreements that the EU has concluded with more than 70 countries. In 2018, these activities accounted for about 11% of total trade in the UK. Trump`s trade team includes Trade Minister Wilbur Ross, who has notoriously called Brexit an opportunity to “take advantage of the inevitable relocations that will occur during the period of confusion.” Ross was the co-author of Trump`s “trade doctrine,” which compares VAT in other countries to a “backdoor right” that blocks U.S. exports. U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, a former trade representative under Reagan and trade lawyer and lobbyist for U.S. exporters, is an expert on using U.S. trade policy to aggressively respond to trade partners suspected of violating the agreements.