UK completes fifth round of U.S. FTA negotiations


The UK and U.S. completed the fifth round of Free Trade Agreement (FTA) negotiations, with talks that began on October 19 coming to a conclusion on October. 30.


It was the most intensive round to date, with 38 sessions covering 19 different chapter areas. A significant portion of legal text has been agreed across multiple chapters. The negotiators held detailed textual discussion on a Digital chapter and agreed on much of the legal framework for a future agreement.


Following the conclusion of the fifth round of negotiations, the UK Secretary of State for International Trade shared a written ministerial statement to Parliament.

UK officials will remain in contact with their U.S. counterparts over the coming weeks.

You may also enjoy seeing the U.S. perspective. Details on the FTA are found on the Office of The United States Trade Representative here.

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