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Liz Truss admits no US trade deal in 'short to medium term'

By Amanda Caroline  •  September 21, 2022  •  15
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Liz Truss is due to to meet with world leaders including Mr Biden, at the UN General Assembly

Liz Truss has said a new trade deal with the United States is unlikely in the "short to medium term".

The prime minister is in New York for the UN General Assembly, where she will meet US President Joe Biden.

The UK government had previously promised a post-Brexit trad deal with the US by 2022.

Labour said the lack of a trade deal with the US "is costing billions in lost potential trade opportunities and holding back growth".

Speaking ahead of her flight to the US, Ms Truss said: "There aren't currently any negotiations taking place with the US and I don't have an expectation that those are going to start in the short to medium term."