Brexit: US promises fast‑track trade deals for Britain and backs no‑deal

Press quote (The Times)
13 August 2019

Sam Lowe, a senior research fellow at the Centre for European Reform, said: “The EU offered just this sort of deal to the US as a way of de-escalating the trade war and the US turned it down. That makes me sceptical that doing these sort of sector-by-sector deals is politically possible in America."

“What I think is more likely is a series of trade-related agreements such that the US spares the UK from increased tariffs in return for, say, action on Huawei or Iran or not introducing a digital services tax. These could be packaged up and presented as ‘deals’ even though they wouldn’t be.”