UK, Australia agree on post-Brexit free trade deal

The United Kingdom and Australia secured a free trade deal on Tuesday June 15, which marks the first agreement negotiated from scratch since Britain's departure from the European Union.

The UK government has hailed the agreement as an important step in building new trade relationships post Brexit. Previous deals reached with other nations such as Japan and Norway were built upon existing arrangements that were negotiated when the UK was still part of the EU.

This agreement paves the way for Britain to join the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the UK Secretary of State for International Trade, Liz...

Published

Cristina Belda

June 15, 2021

15:42 GMT

London