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May says Britain will be able to change trade deals after Brexit
August 30, 2017 / 9:12 AM / 22 days ago

May says Britain will be able to change trade deals after Brexit

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May tours the Alexander Dennis bus and coach manufacturers factory in Guildford, Britain August 23, 2017. REUTERS/Jack Taylor/Pool

KYOTO (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May said on Wednesday Britain would be able to change the terms of trade deals after Brexit even if it initially replicates trade deals that the European Union has with other countries.

On a visit to Japan, May also said Britain and the EU must focus on their future relationship, “ensuring we can get that trade deal right and also that we can form new trade deals around the rest of the world”.

“Once we’re outside the European Union, even if we start on the basis of an existing trade deal that a country has with the EU, it will be up to the United Kingdom and that country if we wish to renegotiate and change those terms in the future.”

Reporting by William James; editing by Kate Holton

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