EU/US trade talks ‘in the freezer’
Trade has driven a wedge between the EU and US of late.
British prime minister Theresa May paid a visit to the White House last week where she promoted a post-Brexit trade deal with the US.
The UK can't sign any bilateral trade deals until it has left the EU, but she said she and Donald Trump discussed how to “lay the groundwork”.
“I am convinced that a trade deal between the US and UK is in the national interest of both countries, and will cement the crucial relationship that exists between us,” she told reporters in Washington.
Meanwhile, EU-US trade talks are still “firmly in the freezer, at least for a while”, according to the bloc’s trade chief Cecilia Malmström. But, she said, the EU would continue to pursue a free trade agenda.
“The world is bigger than one country,” she said.
“Trump or no Trump, we have a long list of many others willing to deal with the EU.”
One country on that list is Mexico.