Brexit deal good for global economy, May to tell G20

LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Theresa May will tell world leaders on Friday that the Brexit agreement she has reached with the European Union will have positive consequences for the global economy.

FILE PHOTO – Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May visits the Scottish Leather Group Limited, in Bridge of Weir, Scotland, Britain November 28, 2018. REUTERS/Russell Cheyne

The deal would see Britain leave the bloc in March with continued close trade ties, but she now faces an uphill struggle to get it approved by a deeply divided British parliament.

She will use a two-day trip to the Group of 20 summit in the Argentine capital Buenos Aires to promote both her deal and Britain’s post-Brexit role on the global stage.

“Our relationship with the EU will remain close. A free trade area with no tariffs, fees, charges, quantitative restrictions or rules of origin checks … International firms that have invested in UK production or use European bases to supply the UK market will benefit from these arrangements,” she will say during a session on trade at the summit on Friday, according to extracts provided by her o


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