Canadian PM: The UK Can Have An “Even Better” Trade Deal With Canada Than Ceta After Brexit

By 2017 Canada Summer Games (Prime Minister Justin Trudeau) via Wikimedia Commons

Justine Trudeau, the Prime Minister of Canada, has said that as soon as Brexit comes into effect, the United Kingdom and Canada can already hold discussions about a “more impactful” trade relationship.

The Canadian Prime Minister said that the negotiations between the two countries can start as early as “the day after” the United Kingdom officially withdraws from the European Union. Brexit is set to occur in less than a year from now.

During an interview with The Times, Trudeau said: “Trade deals are always challenging but it should be fairly easy for all of us to get to an improved approach on trade between Canada and the UK.”

The Prime Minister said that the existing relationship between the European Union and  Canada would be the “first step” in establishing the new trade partnership. However, he also said that Brexit would give Canada the opportunity to have a “larger” deal with the United Kingdom.

The said comments of Prime Minister Trudeau echo what his finance minister has said earlier. Last month, the Canadian Finance Minister said that Canada and the United Kingdom should strive for a trade deal that is n even better than the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (Ceta).