FirstFT: Brexit concerns hinder US-UK trade agreement
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America is Delayed transaction Remove the Trump-era tariffs on British steel and aluminum because Washington is worried about London’s threat to change Northern Ireland’s post-Brexit trade rules.
Brussels and Washington have repeatedly warned London that unilateral changes to the EU-UK agreement to exit the EU in 2020 may threaten peace on the island of Ireland.
In a communication seen by the Financial Times, a U.S. Department of Commerce official stated that because the U.S. fears that the U.K. will threaten to trigger Article 16 of the safeguard clause in the post-Brexit Northern Ireland agreement, negotiations on the relaxation of metal tariffs cannot Advance.
This clause covers part of the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union and will suspend inspections of goods shipped from other parts of the UK to Northern Ireland.
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