- Boris Johnson criticises “protectionists” in the Trump administration for hurting global totally free trade.
- Johnson said he could not wait to “get going” in negotiating a free trade deal with the US.
- Nevertheless, he noted British products which were suffering as an outcome of United States policies.
Nevertheless, while Johnson stated he could not wait “to get going with our buddies in America” and negotiate a free trade offer with the US, he criticised the Trump administration for its protectionist approach to totally free trade.
” I am here to caution you today that this advantageous magic is fading.
He said the United States as well as China and the EU were thwarting the growth of the world economy.
” I’m afraid it is the political leaders who are stopping working to lead, the mercantilists are everywhere, the protectionists are making headway. From Brussels to China to Washington, tariffs are being waved around like cudgels.”
” There is an ever-growing expansion of non-tariff barriers, and the resulting tensions are letting the air out of the tyres of the world economy,” he said.
Johnson noted bourbon, beef, and Scottish haggis as British items which are suffering as an outcome of United States barriers, and ought to be given more preferential access to United States markets in a new free trade offer.
” It is high time I believe all of us concur that they cut their punitive tariffs on Scotch whisky,” the prime minister stated.
He added: “It is an amazing fact that we still sell not one hamburger’s worth of beef to the United States, not one kebab’s worth of lamb.
” And as I speak individuals of the United States are still enduring without an ounce of Scottish haggis which they continue to prohibit Mr Ambassador.”
Britain lastly left the EU on Friday night, three-and-a-half-years after the 2016 Brexit referendum.
The nation has entered an 11- month shift duration– or “application period”– during which it will continue to follow all EU guidelines, laws, and guidelines. This plan will come to an end in January 2021.
Johnson’s UK federal government will in the meantime attempt to protect open market arrangements with the EU and other nations like the US, Japan, Australia and New Zealand, as quickly as possible.
Johnson’s government is set to release its working out objectives for trade talks with the EU, US and other nations in the coming weeks.